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Google and Apple app store policies threatened by another new bill

Google and Apple app store policies threatened by another new bill

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about the bill that the U.S senate presented known as the Open Apps Market Act that, if passed, would cause significant changes in the app […]

More changes coming to the Play Store

More changes coming to the Play Store: score ratings, form factors, and more

Google has been making many changes to the Play Store in the last few weeks. It would seem that no area of the Play Store is untouched. The latest feature that is […]

Google Chrome will support a multi-window experience for Android 12

Google Chrome will support a multi-window experience for Android 12

Google was working on a new split-screen mode feature earlier this year. This function would let you group two apps simultaneously. However, not much came from this yet. A new feature is […]

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is fondly known as one of the best to-do apps for Android. However, despite its popularity, the app doesn’t get a lot of attention from developers. Improvements and new features […]

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google has been consistently updating its Google Maps app to make it better and more convenient for users. Members of the Google Maps preview program have received a message regarding the next […]

New ways to share Wi-Fi credentials on Android 12

New ways to share Wi-Fi credentials on Android 12

Android 12 announced that they will be making it even easier to share Wi-Fi credentials than ever before. But how do you start using this feature? Android 12 improves on three ways […]

Epic Games and Google’s battle continues with more evidence popping up

Epic Games and Google’s battle continues with more evidence popping up

More than a year later, the epic court battle between Epic Games, Google, and Apple is still going on. Recently the court documents started revealing more and more secrets on how business […]

Google Discover’s latest Material You update

Google Discover’s latest Material You update

Google Discover forms an integral part of the Pixel Launcher, despite not being everyone’s favorite feature. Android 12 will be bringing a whole new look to Android devices, and Google Discover on […]

Chrome could be releasing support for one of Android 12 features

Chrome could be releasing support for one of Android 12 features

A long-overdue improvement would appear to be coming to Google Chrome supporting Android 12's scrolling screenshot. We’ve been waiting forever for Google to add this feature into Android, and it finally seems […]

Adaptive charging from Google finally works better on Android 12

Adaptive charging from Google finally works better on Android 12

Google introduced the new adaptive charging feature in December last year, but to date, this charging feature has not worked as promised. That seems to be changing now for specific Pixel devices […]

Android Auto users being pushed to Assistant Driving Mode

Android Auto users being pushed to Assistant Driving Mode

Assistant Driving Mode has been around for a couple of years and was developed as a replacement for Android Auto’s date display. However, Android Auto continued to be pushed even though it […]

Control your Android phone with facial expressions

Control your Android phone with facial expressions

Android features some of the most helpful accessibility tools to help individuals with disabilities make the most of their devices. However, most of these features have turned out to be useful even […]

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

The Android 12 Game Dashboard is an exciting feature that a lot of gamers are looking forward to. However, the experience is now being enhanced even further with direct integration to Google’s […]

Custom statuses now live on Google Chat for mobile devices

Custom statuses now live on Google Chat for mobile devices

There has been a lot of back and forth with Google Chat, as it is replacing Google Hangouts despite having much fewer features. Google seems to be addressing this by releasing new […]

Samsung Internet 15 browser

Samsung Internet 15 browser officially released with more security features than ever

Most Android users end up using the default Chrome internet browser. However, it is good to know that many more browsers in the Play Store are also good to use, and some […]

Android 12 new privacy feature lets you grant approximate location access to apps

Android 12 new privacy feature lets you grant approximate location access to apps

As Android 12 introduces approximate location options on your Android phone, a pretty significant change is coming for both users and developers. In the past, you were only able to allow a […]

Google Play Store dominance is being threatened by new Senate bill

Google Play Store dominance is being threatened by new Senate bill

U.S Senators have just introduced a new bill to the senate targeting the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The reasoning behind the bill is that Google and Apple stifle any […]

Google Meet updates safety features

Google Meet updates safety features, allows adding more co-hosts and more

Google Meet is rolling out a few new features intended to improve the safety and security of the platform. Among these features is the ability to add up to 25 co-hosts to […]

Android 12 beta 4 released and when to expect the stable version

Android 12 beta 4 released and when to expect the stable version

We are edging closer to the official release of Android 12 as the last beta version is finally released. This beta 4 version marks the last step in software testing before the […]

BlueStacks - supporting Android versions beyond Nougat

BlueStacks - supporting Android versions beyond Nougat

BlueStacks is a very popular Android emulator which until now was limited to Android 7 Nougat versions. However, with the latest release of BlueStacks beta 5, the emulator can now support Android […]

Signal has a new message timer to make disappearing messages a default

Signal has established itself as a major privacy-oriented app. Now with this latest message timer feature, that belief has been pushed even further. Signal is rolling out a new feature where users […]

Google is urging users away from Hangouts and to Chat

Google is urging users away from Hangouts and to Chat instead

Google has made it clear that Hangouts is going away. Now, they are starting to take steps to implement this change by urging users to begin using Google Chat instead. This is […]

Free Xiaomi M1 11 Ultras to all Indian Olympic medalists

Indian Olympic medalists are in for a treat! Xiaomi India’s owner, Manu Kumar Jain, has announced that all of the Indian medalists at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will be receiving […]

Latest security updates for Oppo devices in August

Latest security updates for Oppo devices in August: vulnerability fixes and ColorOS roll-out

Oppo has recently released the complete security bulletin, which details the Android security patch released for August. The Oppo security patch includes all the improvements and fixes Google made to the Android […]

Google Photos finally released a memories widget for Android

Google Photos releases a memories widget for Android

Google Photos is finally releasing a memory widget for some Android users, following a similar widget release for iOS users last year. This widget is said to allow users to rediscover moments […]

Aussies can save their vaccination cards via Google Pay

Google Pay has announced that all users who have an existing Google Pay account can now save a copy of their certificate on the app. This means that they will have it […]

IMDb TV finally gets a dedicated Android App

IMDb TV finally gets a dedicated Android App

When you think of Amazon’s streaming service, the first thing that comes to mind is Prime Video. However, this is not the only streaming service that Amazon has available. IMDb TV, which […]

WhatsApp’s View Once message feature has arrived

WhatsApp’s View Once message feature has arrived

View Once is a new feature that’s finally available on WhatsApp. The beta version was released in July 2021, and after successful testing, is now being rolled out to all WhatsApp users. […]

WhatsApp encryption - does Facebook want to overcome it?

WhatsApp encryption - does Facebook want to overcome it?

Facebook has confirmed that they have hired a team of researchers to figure out a way to get past end-to-end encryption. One of the privacy features that we appreciate about the WhatsApp […]

iceraven firefox android

Is Iceraven the better Firefox for Android mobile browser?

About two years ago, Mozilla revealed plans to replace the then-current version of its Firefox web browser for Android with a redesigned browser. The new browser would offer better performance and web […]

The Edge web browser for Android and its future

New Edge web browser launched for Android

Over the last few years, the Microsoft Edge web browser has won over many users on both Windows and Apple devices. Six weeks ago, they released a beta version on the Canary […]

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Swiftkey: the bridge between Android and Windows

Google started restricting clipboard access with the release of Android 10. This was a significant blow to cross-platform syncing clipboard apps. However, since the restriction was placed, many apps have started to […]

The Android August Security Patch is Available for Pixel Phones

Android August security patch is available for Pixel phones

A new month just cannot start without a Google Security Update. Google started rolling out the security patch to Samsung phones at the end of July already, although the August update only […]

Chromebook's Safety Check

Chromebook's Safety Check - check passwords, extensions and security

For many years, Chrome has been one of the safest and most efficient browsers across multiple devices and OS, most popularly Android. The success of the browser also led to the creation […]

Security updates for Samsung devices this August

Samsung remains the king of updates as it releases its latest security update for August a couple of days before we flip over the calendar. This release was also just in time […]

‘Sugar’ dating apps are banned on the Play Store, but Tinder is not

There are a lot of dating apps available on the Google Play Store. No doubt you've heard or even tried out a few of them before. Some of the most well-known names […]

Material You Is Already Here With a Contacts Makeover

Material You is already here with a Contacts makeover

The wait for Android 12’s official release is still ongoing, with us being a beta or so away. However, the release is drawing closer, and we're already starting to see the effects […]

Android Development Made Easier by Jetpack Compose 1.0 Release

Android development made easier by Jetpack Compose 1.0 release

Android developers rejoice! Jetpack Compose 1.0 is finally here. It has been a long wait since being introduced in 2019, and finally releasing a Canary build earlier this year. But now it's […]

The Security Mystery of Android Apps and the Google Play Store Revealed

Security mystery of Android apps and Google Play Store revealed

Google is lifting the veil of mystery surrounding the Play Store’s upcoming safety section. And we can’t be more grateful. They have detailed that Android apps in the Google Play Store will […]

Google TV for Android Has More Streaming and Live Services

Google TV for Android has more streaming and live services

After the Android TV update last week, Google is now focussing on a major update to the Google TV app for your Android TV and other Android devices. This update brings support […]