“OK Google” hotword detection is a staple of many people’s driving routine. Not having to touch your phone to perform actions is a great way to use your phone (in a strictly responsible fashion, preferably) in a safer way.
Android Auto is continuing to be adopted by car manufacturers, though some are stubbornly avoiding the new tech (we’re looking at you, Toyota). Kia and Mercedes have announced a bunch of new models that will have Android Auto support.
The adoption of the fingerprint sensor on smartphones is huge among phone makers, but app support hasn’t quite matched that growth. While a few apps have support using your fingerprint for authentication, it’s still an an uncommon trick.
Though many banks now support Android Pay, Chase has not offered any support for its cards in the mobile payment app, meaning that those with Chase cards have been left out. Thankfully, that’s about to change.
We knew that chase would eventually support Android Pay, but thanks to this leaked document, we have a ... Read More »
What’s the point of having a high-quality music streaming service if you can’t stream the music wherever you want? Thankfully, the Tidal apps for Android and iOS have finally been updated to support Google Cast.
From now on, you’ll be able to stream your music to any Google Cast-compatible device, like a Read More »
Google is being very open about how long it will support Nexus devices. A support page describes the rules Google has set, and honestly, they’re extremely good. Android version updates are guaranteed for at least two years from launch, and security patches are guaranteed for three years from launch or 18 months after the Google Store ... Read More »
Pebble and Amazon have partnered together in an unexpected way. During the Kickstarter for its latest round of products, Pebble has announced that its Core keychain fitness/hacker do-it-all device will have Amazon Alexa support.
Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant that usually running on Echo devices. With Alexa on a Pebble Core, you have ... Read More »
The Samsung Gear S2 may not be powered by Android, but it’s still a pretty excellent smartwatch to use with your Android device. And for those who have an iOS device alongside their Android device (or just own an iOS device in general), the Gear S2 may soon work with your Apple-made ... Read More »