The best Linux apps for Chrome OS

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/linux-chromebook-generic-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-490164" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/linux-chromebook-generic-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/04/linux-app-support-arrives-samsung-chromebook-plus/">Slowly</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/27/linux-app-support-coming-least-18-chromebooks/">but</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/24/new-chrome-os-v69-beta-hits-pixelbook-linux-support-night-light/">surely</a>, Google is bringing support for Linux applications to Chrome OS. Even though the feature is primarily aimed at developers, like those who want to get Android Studio running on a Pixelbook, there are plenty of apps that can benefit normal users. We already have a guide about <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/19/install-linux-applications-chrome-os/">installing Linux apps on Chrome OS</a>, but if you're not sure what to try, this post may point you in the right direction.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/09/best-linux-apps-chrome-os/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/09/best-linux-apps-chrome-os/'>The best Linux apps for Chrome OS</a>...

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Multiple lenses: The next big trend in mobile photography?

Light That five camera Nokia smartphones leak sure looks interesting, or should that be weird? As unique as such a design might seem, Nokia wouldn’t be the first to cram an unorthodox number of lenses and sensors into a small form factor. The Light L16 offered 16 lens photography back in 2015 and the company apparently […]

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Windows 10 Insider Preview now syncs photos and SMS messages with Android

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/13-2018-09-07-15_13_44-.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-513850 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/13-2018-09-07-15_13_44--728x390.png" width="668" height="358" /></a></p> <p>Now that Windows 10 Mobile is pretty much dead, Microsoft has been focusing more on making iPhone and Android devices work with desktop PCs. The company announced a 'Your Phone' app for Windows 10 <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/10/microsoft-doubles-android-announces-new-cross-platform-features/">earlier this year</a>, which promised to send notifications and messages from an Android device to a PC. That functionality has finally gone live in the Windows 10 Insider builds.<span id="more-513845"></span></p> <p>Windows 10 build 17755 has been rolling out to Insiders over the past few days, and it includes the long-awaited Your Phone app.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/09/windows-10-insider-preview-now-syncs-photos-sms-messages-android/" class="read-more">Read...

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7 of our favorite tech deals this week: Razer blowout and a blast from the Nexus past

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/huawei-watch-2-arm.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-513848" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/huawei-watch-2-arm-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>With this year's IFA expo now squarely behind us, it's finally time for a return to some modicum of normalcy. As we shake off the jet lag and catch up with everything else that's been going on, we're taking a look back at some of the best tech deals to surface over the course of the last week. And whether you're in the market for a new phone, some old home-entertainment hardware, or just a few accessories, we've got you covered.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/09/7-favorite-tech-deals-week-razer-blowout-blast-nexus-past/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/09/7-favorite-tech-deals-week-razer-blowout-blast-nexus-past/'>7...

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Donut County is a Silly Game Worth An Afternoon

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/09/09/donut-county-is-a-silly-game/">Donut County is a Silly Game Worth An Afternoon</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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We’re giving away 5 Speck case bundles ($135 value) for your Galaxy Note9 [International]

<p><a class="hoverZoomLink no-style" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20180907_cat_note9_01_r.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-513827 hoverZoomLink" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20180907_cat_note9_01_r-728x301.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="276" /></a></p> <p>If you're going to invest amounts that can exceed $1000 in your phone, the least you can do is protect it. One of the most cost effective insurance policies is a good case. Thanks to our friends at Speck, that policy will be more than cheap for 5 of you: it will be free.<span id="more-513796"></span></p> <p>The right case is a mixture of form and function. You are looking for a certain amount of protection and other features but you also have to like the way it looks.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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Weekend poll: How many widgets do you have on your home screen?

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hive8a4_DSC02606-2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484865" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hive8a4_DSC02606-2-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>When Google Fit's 2018-era Material redesign landed a couple weeks back, our readers were quickly upset that Google killed the app's home screen widget. At first, I thought it was possible that we might see it return in an update, but scrolling through the list of widgets available on my phone, it struck me that Google doesn't really seem to care about its app's widgets. Most are single-action icons superseded by app shortcuts, and many that aren't languish with dated designs.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/09/weekend-poll-many-widgets-home-screen/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/09/weekend-poll-many-widgets-home-screen/'>Weekend...

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[Update: Last day to enter] We’re giving away 40 BESTEK ‘Wi-Fi Smart Plugs,’ plus 50% off coupons for everyone else [US]

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/51yHSqwmsmL._SL1500_.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-513460" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/51yHSqwmsmL._SL1500_-728x582.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="534" /></a></p> <p>The BESTEK Wi-Fi Smart Plug makes it easy to manage the electrical devices in your home or office. It includes one outlet and two USB ports, and you can turn them all on and off using the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bestek.smart&hl=en_US">BESTEK HOME app</a> from the Google Play Store. Today AP and BESTEK are teaming up to give away 40 of these smart plugs over the next three days, and there is even a 50% off coupon available in the text below for every single one of you who would like to...

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Alcatel 7 review: A decent budget phone with one major drawback

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DSC01915.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-513489" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DSC01915.jpg" alt="" width="2000" height="1331" /></a></p> <p>There aren't very many good budget phones in the United States. There are a few standouts, like the <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aandroidpolice.com+nokia+review">Nokia 6.1</a> and <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/21/moto-g6-review-predictably-good-value/">Moto G6</a>, but most pale in comparison to budget devices sold in Asia and parts of Europe.</p> <p>Alcatel, a sub-brand of TCL, is somewhat well known in the United States thanks to the hordes of inexpensive phones it sells through prepaid carriers (like MetroPCS and Cricket). The company's phones usually aren't <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2016/07/27/idol-4s-review-too-much-money-for-too-little-phone/">anything</a> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/29/alcatel-1x-review-android-go-huge-compromise-every-sense-including-price/">special</a>, but the recently-announced Alcatel 7 piqued my interest.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/09/alcatel-7-review-decent-budget-phone-one-major-drawback/" class="read-more">Read...

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