A new Google Maps update is bringing a feature to aid those in wheelchairs, as it will now list accessible places within the app.#technology #tech #Google #Android #iOS #GIS
Initially, Accessible Places for Google Maps is gradually rolling out for users in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States from May 21. Google says support for more countries is on the way, but hasn't provide a timeline or any further details.
Security researchers are sounding the alarm over a newly discovered Android malware that targets banking apps and cryptocurrency wallets.#technology #tech #Google #Android #malware #hacking #privacy #security
The Netherlands-based device maker has partnered with France’s /e/OS to offer a “de-Googled” version of its latest handset, running an Android AOSP fork out of the box that’s itself built atop a fork of CyanogenMod (remember them?) — called LineageOS (via Engadget).#technology #tech #Fairphone #Android #security #privacy
If you’re one of the millions of people using Google Hangouts for group video calls you may appreciate learning how to share your screen with other participants in the video chat.#technology #tech #Google #Android #Hangouts #VideoConferencing #TeleConferencing
On Friday, April 10, news broke that Google and Apple would team up to provide contact tracing solutions for both Android and iOS operating systems to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited details were announced initially, though a simplified overview of the system was released to help shed some light on just how these tech giants would build this system into Android and iOS.They could have made all this clear up front rather than relying on tech journalists to make the details clear.
Now, Google and Apple have slightly pulled back the curtain on how this system will be implemented and what precautions they’re taking to ensure user data remains safe.
Apple and Google’s engineering teams have banded together to create a decentralized contact tracing tool that will help individuals determine whether they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.#technology #tech #Apple #Google #Android #iOS #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
Contact tracing is a useful tool that helps public health authorities track the spread of the disease and inform the potentially exposed so that they can get tested. It does this by identifying and “following up with” people who have come into contact with a COVID-19-affected person.
Google has removed a popular Android VPN from the Play Store after vulnerabilities were discovered in the service that could allow hackers to redirect users to malicious servers.#technology #tech #Google #Android #internet #vpn
SuperVPN - the offending service - has more than 100 million installs and featured among the top five VPN search results in Google’s app store before it was withdrawn.
Google today announced the launch of a virtual braille keyboard for Android that’s designed to enable those with low vision or blindness to type on their phones without additional hardware. The tech giant says it collaborated with braille developers and users to create it, and to ensure it can be used anywhere a user would normally type — including social media, text messaging, and email apps.#technology #tech #Google #Android #disability
Security experts are warning Android users about a particularly nasty strain of malware that's almost impossible to remove.#technology #tech #Google #Android
Researcher Igor Golovin from Kaspersky has written a blog post explaining how the xHelper malware uses a system of nested programs, not unlike a Russian matryoshka doll, that makes it incredibly stubborn.
Google Duo began its life a few years ago as a simple app for making two-way video calls using your smartphone.#technology #tech #Google #Android #GoogleDuo #VideoCalling
Over time Google added a web client, and support for making group video calls. And now a senior Google official has announced the company is increasing the number of people that can participate in a group call to 12, up from the previous limit of 8.
Monument Valley is one of the best mobile game franchises out there. It offers mind-bending puzzles that you need to solve by manipulating the architecture in the scenery. The game series has won multiple awards and accolades, and is one of the best Android games of all time.#entertainment #games #Android
Google Translate’s new transcription feature, first demoed back in January, is out now for Android users as part of an update to the artificial intelligence-powered mobile app. The feature will allow you to record spoken words in one language and transform them into translated text on your phone, all in real time and without any delay for processing.#technology #tech #Google #Android #Translate #languages
We’ve seen loads of coronavirus apps pop up on mobile app stores in recent months, as the pandemic continues to sweep around the world. Google has taken steps to remove the more questionable apps from the Play Store, but it looks like one Android app on the web is actually ransomware.#technology #tech #Google #Android #ransomeware #hacking #security
Sensor Tower, a popular analytics platform for tech developers and investors, has been secretly collecting data from millions of people who have installed popular VPN and ad-blocking apps for Android and iOS, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. These apps, which don’t disclose their connection to the company or reveal that they feed user data to Sensor Tower’s products, have more than 35 million downloads.#technology #tech #VPN #adblocker #SensorTower #Android #iOS
Today, in an email, smartphone lens-maker Moment announced that it will abandon the Android version of the Moment Pro Camera app. The company has spent the past two years developing the professional camera app that integrates well with its line of interchangeable lenses.Sad news for Android photographers. But...
Going forward, Moment recommends the popular app Filmic Pro as a replacement for the Moment Pro Camera app. However, Filmic Pro is notoriously expensive and doesn’t have full integration with all of Moment’s lenses. While it will be an OK substitute, it won’t be perfect.FiLMiC Pro is a video app. They must mean FiLMiC Pro FirstLight, which is an excellent app with a fairly inexpensive subscription model, which you don't have to pay for if you don't want the extra 'filters'.
Last May, the US government placed Huawei on an export blacklist that impacted its working relationship with Google. New Android devices from the Chinese company could not be certified to run Gmail, Maps, or the Play Store. Ahead of upcoming Huawei devices, Google has issued a lengthy consumer-facing statement about the situation, as well as an advisory to not sideload its Android apps.#technology #tech #Google #Android #Huawei
Google has announced this week plans to crack down on Android apps that abuse the OS permissions system and request access to user geo-location data when the app is not in use.#technology #tech #Google #Android #security #privacy
Starting with May, the OS maker plans to show warnings in the Play Store backend to all Android app developers about the need to update their apps.
We've known about Mozilla's VPN service for a little while now, and now the company has released an Android app for beta testing.#technology #tech #Mozilla #Firefox #VPN #Android
Mozilla has already released a browser extension for Firefox that provides free access to the service in the US, but apps for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux and Chromebook are also planned.
Microsoft has followed through on its promise of a unified Office mobile app -- for some people, anyway. Following months of beta testing, the company has released the all-in-one productivity app for Android phone users. Like before, this lets you edit Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents without having to switch apps. You can also sift through your OneDrive files, scan real-world documents with Office Lens and read QR codes.#technology #tech #Microsoft #Office #Android
China’s Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Oppo and Vivo are joining forces to create a platform for developers outside China to upload apps onto all of their app stores simultaneously, in a move analysts say is meant to challenge the dominance of Google’s Play store.#technology #tech #Google #Android #PlayStore #Huawei #Xiaomi #Oppo #Vivo
Let’s face it; iMessage isn’t coming to your Android device any time in the near or distant future because it’s intended to work exclusively on Apple gadgets.It works through one of two apps you install on your Android device and the corresponding Mac program. In other words, you need a Mac of some sort.
With the right software, some technical know-how and a bit of patience though, there’s a way to get the iMessage on Android and enjoy the cool features that iOS device users brag about.
Whether it’s cooking, beauty, or home improvement, YouTube has become the go-to platform over the years for tutorials and other guides. But Google thinks this type of content might require its own home, so it’s launched Tangi.So, it's like YouTube but with fewer videos. OK... And, presumably, far fewer bad videos and antisocial comments. Ah, OK! But, strangely, at the moment it's iOS only. Hmm... And, so far, there are no tech videos. Hmm!
Tangi is an experimental app borne out of its Area 120 lab, and it hosts short-form video guides and how-to clips.
Google's Phone app could soon let you not only record calls but transcribe them, according to an APK breakdown from 9to5Google and tests by XDA Developer. The latest version 44 of the app includes code that shows not only the existence of the feature, but how it could be legally implemented. On top of that, another snippet indicates that it might let you transcribe calls, likely using technology similar to Google's existing Recorder transcription app.This would give Android an advantage over iPhone, on which call recording can only be done via paid third-parties.
The Your Phone app’s ability to make phone calls is now rolling out to all users on Windows 10, following extensive testing of the feature.#technology #tech #Google #Android #Windows #YourPhone
Windows testers received the functionality last October, but now everyone is getting it, giving folks the ability not just to text from their desktop PC, but to actually make phone calls with their Android handset.
The official Android account on Twitter is usually devoted to announcing new features, products, and initiatives. But Google is now offering Android tech support via the account as well.#technology #tech #Google #Android #Twitter
developbranch and is on the way to be on a stable release when 0.8.0.0 is released. This means #dandelion* can properly use the features provided by the API and give all notifications and native feel which was missing in the web view. Not to mention the fact that we can have even a cool console client which can use the API, the possibilities are unlimited.
Microsoft unveiled its Surface Duo device at the company’s hardware event back in October. The dual-screen device includes two 5.6-inch displays (1350 x 1800) that fold out into an 8.3-inch overall screen. While we saw a lot about the hardware back in October, Microsoft didn’t let anyone play around with the Android software and apps that power the Surface Duo. That’s all changing this week, thanks to Microsoft publishing its Android emulator for developers.#technology #tech #Microsoft #Android #SurfaceDuo #DualScreen
Microsoft has been beefing up Your Phone with new features on a regular basis, and a further fresh piece of functionality is apparently incoming – namely the ability to easily transfer content from your Android phone to PC (or vice versa).Could be that they'll use SMB which should allow you to get files from any shared PC folder and put them anywhere on your advice. But many Android file managers can already do this, so it might be better if they bypass the whole Shared Folders concept. If they can do so preserving privacy and security, that is,
The idea would seem to be to let the user easily transfer content between their smartphone and PC, although it’s not yet clear exactly what content that might be. Presumably, it will be commonly used files such as documents and media (photos is mentioned in the code, as highlighted above).
The US trade ban against Huawei means the company is unable to use Google Mobile Services on its latest smartphones. That means no Google Play Store, Gmail app, or Google Maps.#technology #tech #Google #Android #Maps
Fortunately, the Chinese manufacturer has lined up a Google Maps alternative by signing a deal with TomTom. Reuters reports that the deal was signed “some time ago,” citing a TomTom spokesperson.
Security researchers from Sophos say they've discovered a new set of "fleeceware" apps that appear to have been downloaded and installed by more than 600 million Android users.Make sure you cancel before you uninstall.
Sophos discovered that some Android app developers didn't cancel an app's trial period once the app is uninstalled and they don't receive a specific request from the user.
Google's Call Screening service has allowed you to record screened calls for quite some time, but many people have been asking for a native solution letting them save any phone conversation. It looks like Google is working on introducing this functionality to its Phone app.#technology #tech #Google #Android
It took a couple of iterations to get it right, but the Apple Pencil 2 turned the iPad into an excellent creative tool. But now Android users can hopefully get a similar artistic experience from their mobile devices with Wacom’s new One tablet—the first from the company to support connectivity to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.#technology #tech #graphics #art #DigitalArt #photography #Android