What you need to know
- Your Phone Companion now has the phrase "LInk to Windows" on its app listing.
- Your Phone Companion is now the #5 free app on Android (US).
- Your Phone Companion will be natively integrated into the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
- Samsung and Microsoft used the phrase "link to Windows" often when referring to Your Phone at Galaxy Unpacked.
Microsoft's Your Phone app has a new addition to its listing on the Google Play Store. Its listing is now titled "Your Phone Companion - Link to Windows" (via WindowsUnited). The addition of "Link to Windows" helps users understand the purpose of the application and probably improves the ease of searching for the app. Looking up "Your Phone" on a search engine or the Google Play Store reveals quite a few results.
The Your Phone Companion app received some buzz earlier this week at Galaxy Unpacked. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will natively integrate with Your Phone Companion, and Microsoft announced that several new features will arrive later this year. Most notably, users will be able to relay phone calls through the Your Phone app. When Microsoft and Samsung referred to Your Phone at Galaxy Unpacked, both companies frequently used the phrase "link to Windows." This addition to the Google Play Store listing reflects that emphasis.
Finally, it is worth noting that in the U.S. Your Phone Companion is now the #5 free download app for Android, just behind Adobe Acrobat but ahead of Google Docs. That news suggests the Samsung-bump is a real thing.
Your Phone allows you to sync text messages, photos, and notifications from your phone to your Windows 10 PC.
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Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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