Since it has just been released as a beta test, the next version of Google’s Android operating system still doesn’t have a full name and is known as “Android O” for now. What has been confirmed so far are extended battery life and an optimized notification system.
Although hackers are known for unleashing a host of malware to infiltrate critical networks and devices, phishing emails are their most effective attack method. This scam preys on the trust of computer users with seemingly innocuous emails that request for login credentials or prompt a file download.
Good news for Android users of Dropbox apps. Last month, Dropbox announced a new app update that will bring the very useful document scanning feature to Google’s operating system. This means you no longer have to use a bulky scanner to convert files into PDFs — just bring your Android device.
Migrating information from an old Android phone to a new one may be one of the least exciting tasks of buying a new gadget, but it’s usually the most crucial as well. Fortunately, Google has made it incredibly simple to move information from one phone to another.
For Android users, not only does a new operating system entail a new, confectionary-inspired name, but also a handful of features to look out for — case in point, Android 7.0 Nougat. Even better, older smartphone users can expect to enjoy it too, thus revoking Google Pixel of its exclusive privilege.
Smartphones are basically palm-sized computers. As such, they deserve the same protection as desktops and laptops. While there is no need to install bulky security software to protect against cyber threats, there are steps users can take to prevent cybercriminals from penetrating these small computers.
One of the most anticipated features announced from last year’s Google I/O is finally available for early testing. Android Instant Apps allows users to run specific applications without needing to install them. Only a few Android and Google Pixel users will be able to test this new feature, and if you want to find out whether your phone has access to Instant Apps, follow these instructions.
Windows and Apple apps available on laptops and Macs, respectively, are more than enough to keep their devoted users happy. But wouldn’t it be great if Android apps, which are most popular for mobile devices, could be used with laptops? 2017 could be the year Android becomes a staple in laptops when Chromebooks, Google Chrome OS-backed notebooks, adopt Google Play.
Google is synonymous with some of the best internet search technology on the market. But for some reason, one of the most effective ways to utilize Google search has flown mostly under the radar. If you’re jealous of Apple’s Siri, you may not even realize that you have your own AI assistant sitting in your pocket.
Your own personal assistant is supposed to make life easier. Designed to let you dictate your searches instead of typing them, Google Assistant was made to accomplish just that. While talking to your phone is undoubtedly a convenient way to search for information, it’s not always practical.