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[Pretty Cool] Lenovo's LINK USB Drive Transforms Windows Computers Into Control Centers For Your Android Phone

[Pretty Cool] Lenovo's LINK USB Drive Transforms Windows Computers Into Control Centers For Your Android Phone

There are many applications that aim to mirror your phone's screen on your computer, or let you control your phone from your computer, or even cast/mirror your phone to a display and connect a keyboard and mouse to control it. But none of these seems as simple as this latest idea from Lenovo.

The LINK is a 32GB USB flash drive, but not only can it be plugged into your Windows (7, 8, 8.1, and 10) computer, it also has another USB 3.0 port on the other side where you plug in your phone's cable. First, this lets you use a flash drive and charge your phone simultaneously, saving you one USB port on your computer.

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Samsung Brings Wi-Fi Transfer App To The Play Store, An Offline Way To Share Files Between Devices

Samsung Brings Wi-Fi Transfer App To The Play Store, An Offline Way To Share Files Between Devices

When I was making my way through grade school, getting files from one machine to another meant reaching for a floppy disk or a flash drive. By the time I got to college, we were exchanging data online. Today, there are any number of cloud services and apps dedicated to this one task. But most of them have a flaw: they require an Internet connection. Otherwise, it's back to pulling out that flash drive.

While there are USB sticks that work with Android phones, only a relatively small number of Android users have one of those lying around. However, a solid number of them have a Samsung device, and the manufacturer is now doing them a solid by releasing its own Wi-Fi Transfer app to Google Play.

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Google Finally Marks The Chrome To Phone App As Deprecated

Google Finally Marks The Chrome To Phone App As Deprecated

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What We Use, 2016 Edition: The Stuff Bertel Can't Live Without

What We Use, 2016 Edition: The Stuff Bertel Can't Live Without

My first computer was an old laptop with a dead battery and a dial-up modem. It ran Windows XP, but I didn't have the money to buy expensive software like Microsoft Office or PhotoShop. I discovered OpenOffice.org, AbiWord, and GIMP. I used Firefox, Thunderbird, and Pidgin.

Back then free cloud services weren't yet around, and I didn't have a strong enough Internet connection even if they were. Without an understanding of what open source software was, such applications gradually formed the majority of what I used. When I later went to college, I embraced Linux, and my appreciation for open source software grew.

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Pushbullet Updated To v13.6 With Tasker Support

Pushbullet Updated To v13.6 With Tasker Support

Pushbullet makes it easy to send messages to all your devices, but now you can automate the process. The newest version of Pushbullet comes with support for Tasker, because manually pushing things between your internet-connected devices is for chumps.

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Pushbullet Channel Added To IFTTT With Plenty Of Pre-Made Recipes And Almost Unlimited Possibilities

Pushbullet Channel Added To IFTTT With Plenty Of Pre-Made Recipes And Almost Unlimited Possibilities

The core functionality of IFTTT is simple but powerful – if this certain thing happens, then do this other thing. You can use RSS feed updates, Facebook events, weather, and more as the 'if' part. The response is where things get interesting. There are 72 channels in IFTTT like Evernote, Gmail, Twitter, and more. As of today, Pushbullet is among them.

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Pushbullet Update Adds Full Images To Desktop Notifications And A Powerful Tasker Events Feature That Turns Automation Up A Notch

Pushbullet Update Adds Full Images To Desktop Notifications And A Powerful Tasker Events Feature That Turns Automation Up A Notch

Mirroring Android notifications to a desktop is far from a new feature for Pushbullet, but now the app displays the full images that go with each message. This makes glancing at a pop-up and deciding whether it needs immediate attention even easier.

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Android 6.0.1 Fixes The Annoying Failed MMS Bug In Marshmallow

Android 6.0.1 Fixes The Annoying Failed MMS Bug In Marshmallow

Every release of Android comes with some bug fixes, but they aren't usually worth going over one-by-one. That's not the case with the infamous Marshmallow MMS bug, which has slowly driven many of us insane over the last few months. Thankfully, it was fixed in Android 6.0.1.

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Pushbullet Releases Beta Windows App, Makes It Even Easier To Push Between Devices

Pushbullet Releases Beta Windows App, Makes It Even Easier To Push Between Devices

The guys behind Pushbullet always seem to be working on something new. This time it's a beta Windows app that you can take for a spin right now. This program is similar to the browser extension, but it includes some useful extra features.

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Each computer you install Pushbullet on is now its own device, so you can push content from Android directly to a specific PC. The app already has support for pushing and receiving all the content the website can, but it also integrates with the Windows shell. That means you can right-click on a file and select "Send with Pushbullet" from the context menu.

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Pushbullet 13.3 Brings Support For KitKat's Transparent Navigation Bar, New Language Translations, And More

Pushbullet 13.3 Brings Support For KitKat's Transparent Navigation Bar, New Language Translations, And More

Popular file and notification-sharing app Pushbullet has already supported transparent status bars on KitKat devices, but with the latest update, it now has a transparent navigation bar as well. It doesn't make using the service any different, but it sure is pretty.

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