Google strives to be as transparent as possible about government data requests. The company believes users deserve to know when a user has their data requested by the government and how often it happens to users in general. With this report for the year of 2013, we see that government data requests are increasing at ... Read More »
Android 4.4.2 may have fixed a few bugs on Android devices when released, but it introduced its own. The battery draining camera bug has hit a significant amount of people, killing batteries far faster than before, and all this time we’ve been without an official fix. But if this information is correct, we may be ... Read More »
The Chromecast SDK has been public for quite a while now, and during that time we’ve seen quite a few popular apps gain Chromecast support. The little streaming dongle is getting very popular, and we couldn’t be happier about that. To encourage development, Google has released another Chromecast app to the Play Store (and iOS ... Read More »
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Apparently Google is all about the voice commands now. The company recently added support for “Take a photo” and “Take a video” commands to the Google Search app for Android, and now there’s a command for music fans as well.
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Google Keyboard is definitely a competent Android app, but big players like SwiftKey generally tend to overshadow it. That doesn’t mean Google Keyboard is bad, just that SwiftKey is fantastic. Today Google is taking a page from SwiftKey’s book and introducing Personalized Suggestions, though it’s done a little differently in Google’s app.
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Google focuses quite a bit on security, despite its occasional goof up. For example, Gmail users have been using HTTPS encryption by default since 2010. Ever since the huge NSA leaks, Google has been working to make your email unreadable without a legal warrant. Now Google has improved Gmail’s security in response to the NSA ... Read More »
With the announcement of Android Wear, Google’s new Android wearables SDK, and Motorola’s new smartwatch, the Moto 360, LG just couldn’t sit this one out. The company announced its own smartwatch dubbed ... Read More »
I think Motorola has blown the minds of Android enthusiasts everywhere with the Moto 360. The company announced this new device around the same time Google released its wearables SDK, and if this is what the SDK can do, we can’t wait ... Read More »
We’re always happy to see new updates and we’re now seeing the rollout of a new update from Google for the Play Store. This update bumps it up to version 4.6.16 and includes some nice features that should make the experience a whole lot better. One of our personal favorites is the ability to batch ... Read More »
ASUS isn’t the only manufacturer that’s been cranking out dual-booting devices with both Windows and Android, but it has been pushing them pretty intently. There are already a few on sale, but unfortunately, it looks like that’s about to come to an end. ASUS is halting sales of dual-booting devices and will not be making ... Read More »