Tag Archive: Apps


Android Wear 2.0 wants to launch apps for you automatically

No need to launch the app to start your workout. Google’s got your back.

Saying that plenty of people use their smartwatches to help them with their fitness goals is a no-brainer. Between running trackers, food trackers, and Google Fit, there are plenty of ways to use Android Wear to stay in shape. It’s something Google has been aware of for a while now, and at their big Android Wear session  [Read More…]

These are the Chromebooks that can run Android apps

Google has published a list of Chromebooks that will be able to run Android apps when the feature arrives later this year in Chrome OS. Included are well-known Chromebooks like the Acer Chromebook 14, Google’s Chromebook Pixel, and some lesser known models, like PCMerge’s Chromebook PCM-116E and more.

The first three Chromebooks that will support the feature in June include the Acer Chromebook R11, ASUS Chromebook Flip and Google’s Chromebook Pixel (2015). The full list of Chromebooks  [Read More…]

Android apps will soon react to your environment

Google is releasing a new type of API for Android devices called “Awareness API” which will help your device to react to everything around you. Contextual awareness is the new name of the game. With Awareness API, your phone could know where you are, what you’re doing, detect things nearby and even know what the

Families will be able to buy Android apps once, then share them

Google today alerted developers to a change in the Developer Distribution Agreement, but it will be families that really reap the benefit of the new language. Google is soon to launch the “Google Play Family Library,” which will allow up to six people in a family (or their accounts, rather) to share apps they’ve purchased on Google Play.

The gist is that users will be able to buy an app once, then share it with others in  [Read More…]

Chrome OS will play nice with the Play Store and Android Apps

Google has big plans for Chrome OS at Google I/O. The Play Store and Android apps will be compatible with Chrome OS. The Chromebook OS is about to get a major influx of applications, breathing new life into Chrome OS and possibly bringing us one step closer to a complete Android and Chrome OS merger.

Google will make discovering beta apps easier with Google Play Early Access

Open beta programs for apps on Google Play have been around for a while now, but Google is now taking steps to make finding and participating in those programs even easier. As part of Google I/O 2016, Google has announced that open betas will now begin appearing in Google Play search results.

From Google:

Open beta tests are helpful to get feedback from a large group of users and allow any user  [Read More…]

Google has a new approach to deep-linking called Instant Apps

Google never want to you leave the web, or better yet, the Google home page. That’s where its advertising model is, and it needs users to see those ads.  This is where Instant Apps come in. Instant Apps let you interact with a native app without installing it. Now, when you’re chatting with your friend

AC editors’ apps of the week: Realtor.ca, Google I/O, Musical.ly and more

It’s Appday Sunday and that means we’re back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a  [Read More…]

The best equalizer apps for Android

There’s a pretty good chance you use your Android to listen to music. Some folks really get into it, but most of us enjoy a tune playing when we’re on the train, or at the gym or even just chilling. There are a lot of ways to get music from your phone (or the internet) to your ears, because humans are musical animals.

A big part of enjoying your music is fiddling with settings to make it  [Read More…]

Google’s enterprise apps chief moves to run its VR business

Google for Work president Amit Singh announced today he will be leaving that gig to lead the business and operations for Google’s recently formed VR unit.

Singh use his Twitter feed (via Recode), to make the announcement:

Thrilled to be joining Google VR team to lead biz and ops. Incredibly proud of @googleforwork and where they are headed

— Amit Singh (@aksingh77) May 13, 2016

Singh has been president of Google for  [Read More…]