Two months later, switching to Google from Apple

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/20/two-months-later-switching-to-google-from-apple/ Doubt disturbed my commitment to give up the Apple Way for the Google lifestyle two months ago. Preparing to pack up my wife’s 64GB white iPhone X, I was … Read more

Logitech’s MX Vertical is a freaky-looking first for the company

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/20/logitech-mx-vertical-mouse/ Logitech has announced its first ever vertical mouse. Appropriately named the MX Vertical, the device is described as the company’s “most advanced ergonomic mouse”. Available in any color you … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17741 with easier access to Your Phone

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/17/windows-10-redstone-5-build-17741-your-phone/ Microsoft might have pulled its new Your Phone app for non-Insiders, but it’s still available for those on the Fast ring, and this new build, the second this week, … Read more

Google confirms it misleadingly tracks your location even with Location History disabled — but it’s not changing that

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/17/google-location-history-misleading-wording/ Call it bad wording, call it blatant lying, call it what you like — Google was recently found to have been misleading people about what disabling Location History on … Read more

Pale Moon 28 unveils major under-the-hood changes and improvements

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/16/pale-moon-28-unveils-major-under-the-hood-changes-and-improvements/ Moonchild Productions has unveiled Pale Moon 28.0 for Windows and Linux, the first major update of its Firefox-based browser since November 2016. Also available in 64-bit form, Pale Moon … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18219 (19H1) to Skip Ahead

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/16/microsoft-releases-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18219-19h1-to-skip-ahead/ If you’re not a Windows Insider, or even if you are, you might be more than a little confused by the different builds that Microsoft is now rolling out … Read more

Kaspersky releases Security Cloud Free… and it’s very basic

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/16/kaspersky-releases-security-cloud-free-and-its-very-basic/ Microsoft appears keen to encourage people to use the latest Windows Defender and, frankly, it’s a more-than-adequate security tool. You’re missing some of the features you’ll find in a … Read more

WhatsApp now lets you backup to Google Drive without using any of your cloud storage quota

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/16/whatsapp-google-drive-cloud-backup/ Facebook and Google have struck a deal that benefits WhatsApp users. Starting later in the year, users will be able to store WhatsApp backups on Google Drive without using … Read more

Microsoft pulls Your Phone app for non-Windows Insiders

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/microsoft-pulls-your-phone-app-for-non-windows-insiders/ Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out its new Your Phone app for Windows 10. Previously only available for Windows Insiders, the app allows Android users to access their photos on a … Read more

How to backup your computer to the cloud with OneDrive folder protection

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/onedrive-folder-protection-backup/ Previously only available to OneDrive for Business users, Microsoft is now rolling out OneDrive folder protection to everyone. Also referred to as “known folder move” — and rather copying … Read more

If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you’ll need to root your phone

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/record-phone-calls-android-9-pie/ Recording phone calls is dodgy territory legally speaking, but whether you choose to do it depends on where you are in the world, and whether you’re concerned about complying … Read more