Not so long ago, Microsoft Edge Canary for Android received a nifty built-in utility for web page screenshots. At the time of writing, that tool could not offer much. In fact, unlike Web Capture in Edge on desktops, a screenshot utility for Edge on Android was half-baked and basically broken. Now, the same tool finally appeared in Chrome Stable on Android.
Here's how to disable Tab Grouping in Chrome 91 on Android if you are not happy with this feature and want to open links in new tabs. Google's tab grouping is an option that the company considers convenient and must-have for every user. It is currently available in both Android and desktop versions of the browser.
Microsoft continues transforming the Office app on mobile platforms into a universal all-in-one productivity-oriented program. The app already supports tons of features, previously available in individual apps. For example, you can open any Office file, create and edit PDF, scan images, business cards, whiteboards, and QR codes, create forms, and even sharpen your presentation skills with an AI-based coach. The latest update on Android brings another welcomed addition to the Office app: Voice memos with automatic transcription.
Microsoft made it possible to cast media from OneDrive for Android to a TV or any other compatible device. Here's how to use this feature.
After adding 8K video and Live Photo support to OneDrive for Android and iOS, Microsoft is back with another much-needed update. This time, the Android client for the cloud-based storage from Microsoft gets special treatment. Version 6.9.1 is now available from the Google Play Store with the long-overdue ability to cast media from mobile to Chromecasts, TVs, and other devices compatible with popular media streaming protocols.
The Xbox Game Pass Beta app, which works as an access point to Microsoft’s cloud gaming service Project xCloud, has received a new update with quite a significant change. Now Surface Duo owners can run games from the cloud in dual-screen mode with the image on the top screen and touch controls on the bottom screen. Microsoft demonstrated these capabilities back in 2019 when the company unveiled Surface Duo. It took quite a while for Microsoft to ship Surface Duo and even more to deliver the promised gaming experience. It looks like the wait is almost over as the promised update is now available in the Beta app.
About a month ago Word got an enhanced dark theme in the beta version of Office and now it is time for Android apps. Dark mode comes to Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Android.
Today, Google announced that the Password Checker feature is coming to every smartphone and tablet with Android 9 and newer to ensure you do not use breached passwords and notify about credentials leaks.
Unorthodox devices, such as Microsoft’s Surface Duo, need extensive support from third-party developers so that users can enjoy all the features and capabilities of a new form-factor. To make optimizing apps for Surface Duo easier and provide a better understanding of how apps work on Surface Duo, Microsoft offers an emulator in which developers can test apps and see them in action without owning a device. A couple of days ago, Microsoft released a new Surface Duo Emulator version with new app samples.
Surface Duo owners noticed that their dual-screen smartphones receive a February firmware update.
At the time of writing this article, there is no official word from Microsoft on what is new in this update. The build number is 2121.115.52, and it is tiny – you need only 66 MB to install it.
There are some significant changes to Outlook on Android. With the latest update, you can finally change the default Outlook Blue color to alternative options. Microsoft has generously provided users with five fresh colors: violet, pink, orange, red, and green. Also, a new setting allows you to switch between black and white themes. You can find these personalization options under Settings > Appearance.