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New 'Cloak & Dagger' Android Exploit Discovered: Here's What The Attack Does And How To Protect Yourself

Researchers have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities that affect even the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Here is what the 'Cloak & Dagger' exploit does and how you can protect yourself from it.

Security

New Pokémon Mobile Game Offers Control Over The Last Pokémon Anyone Wants

While Niantic has carved out a nice section of the iOS/Android app space with 'Pokémon GO,' The Pokémon Company isn't resting on its laurels. The team has released a new game for fans to train one Pokémon, and it's not the one anyone expects.

Apps/Software May 25, 2017

No, Android Go Isn't A New Android Version: Google Clarifies It's Just A Configuration

There’s so many Android versions littered around popular narrative that it’s often easy to get confused, especially now that Google has come out with a new one called Android Go. Fortunately, the company has now clarified what it is exactly.

Apps/Software May 22, 2017

New Google Play Services Feature Will Allow You To Pause Updates: How Will This Benefit Android O Users?

A new feature for Google Play Services that is currently being tested will allow Android device users to pause over-the-air updates. The feature is expected to widely roll out alongside the public release of Android O.

Google May 21, 2017

2017 Google Play Awards: Here Are The Winners Of The Best Android App Categories

Google just unveiled this year’s Google Play Awards winner, with Memrise taking the Best App award, and 'Transformers: Forged to Fight' taking the Best Game Award. Take a look at the winners in each category.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Biggest Takeaways: Android O, Android Go, Daydream VR, Assistant, Photos, And Home

Google kicked off its I/O 2017 conference strong, announcing how Assistant, Daydream VR, Photos, Home, Android O, and Android Go will be moving forward.

Google May 19, 2017

Say Goodbye To Those Weird Android Emoji Blobs: Google Will Introduce Redesigned Emojis In Android O

After being introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat, the weird emoji blobs of the mobile operating system will finally be replaced in Android O. The biggest change that Google made is the shape, which will become circular like most emojis.

Google May 18, 2017

Google Releases Android O Beta: What Can You Expect From The Updated Mobile OS?

Google launched the public beta of Android O at the annual Google I/O developer conference. Here are some of the new features that users can expect from the new operating system and how they can install the beta version.

Google May 18, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Starts This Week, What Can You Expect To See?

Google's annual developer conference starts this week, where it will unveil its plans for the next fiscal year. What are some things that could be seen at Google I/O 2017?

Google May 17, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Dominates Market In Less Than A Month

Samsung looked to continue is domination of the Android market with the release of the S8 and S8 Plus. After a month on the market, it looks like it's pretty much a guarantee.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2017

Google Updates Maps App: Here's How It Can Show You Where Exactly You Are

Google introduced Street View Images in Maps' latest update. Post the update, a user would be able to see the street images, as well as the correct turns one needs to take to reach their desired destination.

Google May 16, 2017

Google Plans To Solve Android's Biggest Problem With Project Treble For Android O: What's It All About?

Google has unveiled Project Treble, which will be rolled out alongside the next major version of the Android mobile operating system, Android O. What is it all about, and how will it help solve Android's biggest problem?

Google May 13, 2017

Google Upgrades Chrome For Android To Make Offline Reading Much Easier: What's New?

Google added an offline download option to Chrome for Android last year and it proved widely popular, with more than 45 million webpages downloaded each week. The company has now upgraded the experience, adding new features to improve offline reading.

Apps/Software May 9, 2017

Get Google Assistant Running On Your PC Via AutoVoice Chrome Extension

Google has released the Google Assistant SDK to the public. This means any user can now run Google Assistant virtually anywhere, including PC, using the Google Chrome AutoVoice extension.

Google May 3, 2017

Google's Phone 9.0 Update Contains Signs Of Android O Features And Paws

Google has rolled out the 9.0 version of its Google Phone app. Unknown to many, hidden in the app’s resources are possible features for the upcoming Android O, including some weird animal paw images.

Google May 3, 2017

Samsung Gear S3 Compatibility Chart: How Well Do Android And iOS Smartphones Work With The Smartwatch?

Samsung has permanently slashed the price of its Gear S3 smartwatch and has now released a compatibility chart to illustrate how the smartwatch works with various smartphones. Here's how compatible Android and iOS devices are with the Gear S3.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2017

Google Releases May 2017 Android Security Patch For Pixel, Nexus Devices: What Issues Does The Update Fix?

Google has rolled out the over-the-air and factory image versions of the May 2017 Android security patch. The update fixes minor bugs and several security issues, including one critical vulnerability.

Google May 2, 2017

Samsung Marshmallow Now Available: No, Not An Android Update But An App For Kids

Samsung Marshmallow is now up for download, and while the name might be misleading, it doesn't have anything to do with Android Marshmallow. It's just Samsung's new parental control app.

Apps/Software April 30, 2017

Amazon To Stop Offering Free Android Apps, Ending 'Underground Actually Free' Program

Amazon has announced that it’s going to kill its Underground Actually Free Program by 2019. However, the company won’t restrict access to the program, at least not completely.

Apps/Software April 29, 2017

Google Updates Gboard For Android With New Text Editing Mode And Support For More Languages

Gboard has received support for more languages, a new text editing mode, and more customization options via the latest update. In other words, Google has made typing on a smartphone a whole deal easier.

Apps/Software April 27, 2017

'Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game' Releases For iOS And Android

JamCity unveiled its new game titled 'Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game' for the Android and iOS platforms. The game is based on the Family Guy franchise and features a match-3 puzzle format.

Apps/Software April 27, 2017

Google Updates List Of Chromebooks That Will Get Android App Support

Chromebook owners were excited when Google announced that the OS will receive Android app support. The company has released an updated list of Chromebooks that get this support.

Google April 26, 2017

Google Reaches Deal With Russia, Will Open Up Android To Rival Search Engines

Google has now reached a settlement with Russian competition authorities that’ll require its Android platform to be more open to third-party search engines. Here’s everything you need to know.

Google April 18, 2017

Android O Autofill Feature Confirmed To Be Supported By Password Managers LastPass, 1Password

LastPass and 1Password announce that they'll support the upcoming autofill feature of Android O. Users will soon have a seamless experience in filling up forms.

Apps/Software April 10, 2017

Android 8.0 O: Developer Preview Of Android Oreo Gives Glimpse Of New Features

Some of the best Android 8.0 O features have been revealed via the update's developer preview, giving an early peek at what Android Oreo is bringing to the table.

Apps/Software April 9, 2017

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Exits Beta, Comes With Useful Fixes To Pixel And Nexus Devices

Google has now officially outed Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Pixel and Nexus devices after a lengthy beta period. Here’s a look at all the changes, improvements, fixes, and new features.

Apps/Software April 8, 2017

Google Researcher Reveals Flaw In Android And iOS That Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

A researcher for Google Project Zero has discovered a serious flaw in iOS and Android security that can be exploited by hackers. Apple has since released a patch, but Google still hasn’t addressed the issue.

Apps/Software April 8, 2017

Microsoft Finally Releases 'Age Of Empires: Castle Siege' On Android

Microsoft released ‘Age of Empires: Castle Siege’ for devices running on the Android platform. The game was originally launched in 2014 for the Windows Phone platform.

Video Games April 6, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 On Sprint Receives Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Sprint has officially started rolling out the anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, making it the first among the major U.S. carriers to push it out.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 5, 2017

Apple Music For Android Gets Updated: Brings Heavy UI Changes And Song Lyrics

Apple has now updated the Apple Music app for Android after leaving it untouched for months. The update brings visual upgrades, along with a reshuffling of features for a cleaner, more ordered look.

Apps/Software April 5, 2017

Android Dethrones Windows For The First Time Ever, Becoming The World's Most Popular OS

Android reached a major milestone that's long been coming, as it finally dethroned Windows as the world's most popular OS. In March, Android accounted for the most internet usage worldwide, followed by Windows and iOS.

Apps/Software April 4, 2017

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Now Rolling Out To Pixel C, Nexus Player: Last Update Before Android O?

Reports claimed that Android 7.1.2 Nougat has started rolling out to the Pixel C and Nexus Player. The operating system update is likely the last one for Android Nougat before Google releases the next major version, Android O.

Apps/Software April 3, 2017

Facebook Ending Messenger Support For Select Phones: Are You Affected?

Facebook announced that it would discontinue support for older versions of Messenger by March end. The Facebook Messenger app will no longer be supported on devices that run on Windows Phone 8.1 or lower.

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

Android Cofounder Andy Rubin Is Making A Brand-New Smartphone, And Here’s What It Looks Like

Android cofounder Andy Rubin just gave everyone a peek at the smartphone his company is developing. Not much can be gleaned from the photo because it’s covered by a hand, but a nearly bezel-less screen looks to be a shoo-in.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 28, 2017

Best Apps To Make Money On iOS And Android

Need apps to make money? Well, here are some for iOS and Android, including one that even helps you achieve your fitness goals.

Apps/Software March 27, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaks In Black, Gray, And Gold Options

Images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked again and showed off the black, gray, and gold options of the upcoming smartphone. Samsung is yet to confirm the color choices and will likely do so during the launch event on March 29.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 23, 2017

How To Install Google's Android O Developer Preview On Your Pixel Or Nexus Device

Google has finally released the first developer preview for Android O. For owners of compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, here is how to install the first look at Android O into your smartphone.

Google March 22, 2017

Google Releases First Android O Developer Preview: All The New Features You Need To Know

Google has released the first developer preview of Android O, the next version of its OS believed to be called Oreo. Android O doesn’t feature a heavy revamp in terms of visuals, but underneath is where the tweaks become apparent.

Apps/Software March 22, 2017

The Nintendo Switch Was Almost An Android Device, But Cyanogen Said No

The Nintendo Switch was almost an Android device, as Nintendo approached Cyanogen to create a custom version of the operating system for the hybrid console. Cyanogen, however, refused Nintendo's request.

Video Games March 22, 2017

6 Hidden Features In Android Nougat You Might Have Missed: Quick Switching, Power Notifications, And More

Android Nougat is a pretty stellar operating system for smartphones, but it comes packing with features you might have skipped past on. Here are hidden features you should try on Nougat.

Apps/Software March 21, 2017

Google Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta 2 Brings Fingerprint Gesture Support For Nexus 6P

Google has rolled out the second Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta update for Pixel and Nexus devices. The update brings the much-requested fingerprint gesture support in Nexus 6P smartphones.

Apps/Software March 21, 2017

BBM App For Android Gets An Update: Here's Whats New

BBM has rolled out one more update, but this time only for Android users. The update brings key features like quick reply notification support for those on Android Nougat, as well as performance improvements.

Apps/Software March 18, 2017

Super Mario Run Finally Coming To Android Devices On Thursday, March 23

Nintendo has confirmed that 'Super Mario Run' is arriving to Android devices March 23. This comes three months later after the game was first exclusively released on iOS devices.

Video Games March 18, 2017

Android O Rumors: Possible Name, Features, Release Date, And Everything We Know So Far

Android O is becoming more and more imminent by the day. The next version of Android isn’t due for an unveiling until May, but here are all the rumors and alleged features you need to know.

Apps/Software March 18, 2017

Android Nougat 7.1.2 Release Date Rumors: When Will Your Smartphone Receive The Update?

A recent report revealed that Google might release Android 7.1.2 Nougat to select Pixel and Nexus devices by the end of March or early April. When will your smartphone receive the operating system upgrade?

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

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