Tag: Android

18
Aug

Android O May Eclipse the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21

The solar eclipse isn’t the only O we’ll get a look at on Monday. Google is also gearing up to show off its final version of Android O. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. This coming Monday is shaping up to be a pretty eventful day. As if you didn’t already

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15
Aug

Qualcomm Hopes to Recapture AR for Android | News & Opinion

While Apple is about to make a big move into augmented reality, Google’s attempts so far have been impractical at best. But Google now has a major ally: chipmaker Qualcomm—currently at war with Apple over license fees—which says it will enable a much broader range of Android phones to do AR. The keys will be Qualcomm’s new Spectra Module Program

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13
Aug

SonicSpy Android Spyware Records Audio, Snoops on Call Logs | News & Opinion

Researchers have identified over 1,000 spyware-infested apps capable of recording audio and snooping on call logs, contacts, and more. Three such apps made their way into Google Play; they have since been removed. The rest appeared on third-party Android app stores, Lookout Security details in a blog post. The malware in question, SonicSpy, appears to have originated in Iraq, Lookout

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26
Jul

Tap Into Waze Via Android Auto | News & Opinion

‘Navigate with Waze via your vehicle’s in-car display, touch screens, steering wheel buttons, and other console-mounted controls,’ Google says. Google’s traffic and navigation app Waze is headed to Android Auto, allowing you to “navigate with Waze via your vehicle’s in-car display, touch screens, steering wheel buttons, and other console-mounted controls,” Google says. To try it out, make sure you have

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21
Jul

Alexa Headed to Amazon’s Main Android App | News & Opinion

Four months after adding Alexa to its shopping app for iPhone, Amazon is bringing the same functionality to Android. Amazon’s Alexa is, once again, branching out. Four months after adding the voice-based digital assistant to its shopping app for iPhone, Amazon is bringing the same functionality to Android. Amazon has not made a formal announcement about this, but users are

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21
Jul

Google’s Motion Stills App Now on Android | News & Opinion

Google last year launched an iOS app called Motion Stills, which stabilizes Live Photos and turns them into looping GIFs that are shareable via SMS and social media. Now, the Web giant is bringing the app to Android users as well. “The community has been asking us to also make Motion Stills available for Android,” Google Research Software Engineers Karthik

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14
Jul

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

Home/ Features/ 9 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying Smartphone frustrations can snowball and add real stress to your day. Here are nine quick and simple things you can do to make your life a bit easier. I once took a music-recording class taught by a studio veteran who told the class he found mixing tracks on

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7
Jul

17 Android Apps Actually Worth Paying For

Traditionally, Android users haven’t been willing to buy apps, but they should reconsider. Android’s poly-manufacturer ecosystem has long since eclipsed iOS as the world’s most popular mobile operating system. However, app developers still tend to fare better in the Applesphere—financially speaking. Even though Google Play regularly outshines the App Store in total number of downloads, Apple users are far more

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7
Jul

CopyCat Malware Infects Android Devices Worldwide | News & Opinion

A new piece of adware dubbed CopyCat has infected 14 million Android devices around the world, according to researchers at security firm Check Point. CopyCat netted its distributors approximately $1.5 million in fake ad revenues in just two months, Check Point’s mobile research team wrote in a blog post. The malware is predominantly spreading to Android devices in Southeast Asia,

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6
Jul

EU Considers Another Massive Fine for Google Over Android | News & Opinion

Last month there was a $2.7 billion fine for abusing its dominance, now Google could face an even bigger fine over Android. The European Union and Google aren’t the best of friends right now. Late last month, the European Commission issued its largest ever fine, demanding $2.7 billion from Google along with a change to its shopping comparison practices. Google,

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