Today, Microsoft showed Android screen mirroring in Windows, gave Google away some Home Minis, Spotify offered Premium users free Hulu access and more. These are the best stories for March 12, 2019.
Microsoft and Windows News
Microsoft is still one of the most dominant forces in technology today, and the company is constantly trying to expand and modernize Windows. Here's what happened today.
- Barley 19H1 came to the slow ring (but still did not fix GSOD). [Thurrott]
- Windows 10 gets Android screen mirroring … for some phones. [The Verge]
- Snip & Sketch tool received an update. Jippie? [MSPowerUser]
- Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18356 was announced in Fast Ring. [Microsoft Blog]
- See AI, Microsoft's visually impaired app, got an update today that helps blind users experience images on their iPad by explaining parts of the image when they are touched. [Engadget]
- It's Patch Tuesday! Ton's spots, a couple of null day corrections and some other things. [Ask Woody]
Google and Android News
If you don't watch what Google does every day, you will no doubt miss anything. It's crazy.
- Google provides free home minis to users who subscribe to the Google One 2 TB plan. It is sweet. [Android Police]
- Allo is dead. REST IN PEACE. [Engadget]
- More Google Assistant speakers get phone calls. [Android Police]
- An update rolls out NVIDIA SHIELD TV that provides Xbox Controller support and more. [9to5Google]
- Google teased its upcoming game stream service, which it will announce next week at GDC. Funny things! [ Google on Twitter ]
- Firefox experimental Fenix browser for Android saw light with a unique mobile playback. [Techdows]
- Considering Firefox, the stable version received an update that blocks automatic audio playback by default. [Android Police]
- Google switches up to release Android Q with a new Beta Feedback and feature request app. [9to5Google]
- Real-time run transcription real-time scrolls out to Gboard on Pixel devices. Neat. [9to5Google]
- RED confused everyone with a statement about their Hydrogen One plans. I'm still not sure what happens. [Android Police]
- Chrome 73 rolls out today to the stable channel. Here's what's new.
See, not everything is Google or Microsoft. There are many other things happening in this world.
- Netflix is planning more to choose its own adventure style after the success of Bandersnatch. [The Verge]
- Mozilla launched Firefox Send for easy, encrypted, destructible file sharing. [Liliputing]
- Spotify Premium users can get Hulu for free … provided they are new users, anyway. [Spotify]
- The alphabet owned by the company Jigsaw released a fascinating new Chrome extension to let users check how much toxicity they see in comments. [Jigsaw on Medium]
- A previously unknown mining game for NES has arisen after 30 years. So cool. [Ars Technica]
- PUBG Mobile Beta got all sorts of new shit. [XDA Developers]
- A new Fortnite update will allow PS4 and Xbox One users to kill each other. [Thurrott]
- MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 Beta has hidden code that reveals the company's rumored Apple News magazine subscription service, which is expected to be announced on March 25. [MacRumors]
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