Tag Archive: Contacts


An Amazon Echo sent someone’s private conversation to one of their contacts

Time to bust out the tinfoil hats.

Amazon’s Echo gadgets have exploded in popularity over the past couple years, but some folks have been reluctant about the idea of having an always-listening speaker in their home. Thanks to a report out of Seattle, a lot more people might switch to that mindset.

According to KIRO 7 News, an Echo Dot recorded the private conversation of a husband and wife in Portland, Oregon and sent it to the  [Read More…]

Google Contacts gets shortcut for sending money with Google Pay Send

Rolling out as a server-side update to v2.5.

This past February, Google finally started implementing its big “Google Pay” re-brand. Android Pay became Google Pay, and Google Wallet was turned into (the terribly named) Google Pay Send. Now, thanks to an update to Google Contacts, it’s getting a convenient integration with the latter of the two services.

First reported by Android Police, Google’s slowly updating its Contacts app with a new shortcut for quickly sending money to  [Read More…]

How to transfer contacts to a new Android phone

New phone, who dis?

Changing phones is already a strenuous time, getting all of your apps set up the way you had them, getting your services — and more importantly your game progress — synced up, and getting all of your text messages copied over from your old phone. While transfer software can get most of your data backed up and restored no sweat, it doesn’t seem to always work for getting 100% of your contacts moved  [Read More…]

Google Contacts syncing not working for some users — here’s how to fix it

Data not syncing for your Google Contacts? This is what to do.

You might not consciously think about it, but chances are you use Google Contacts every single day. It’s a fairly unexciting service, but it’s also one of the most important when it comes to communication. Unfortunately for some users, one of Contacts’ biggest features – data syncing – simply hasn’t been working.

If you’re affected by this bug, you’ll see that contacts that are saved  [Read More…]

Google Contacts app now available for any device running Android 5.0 Lollipop and up

Owners of Nexus, Pixel, Android One or Google Play Edition devices are probably familiar with Google’s Contacts app. The application was so far exclusively available for these devices, but starting this week Google has expanded its availability to include any Android phone or tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop or above. If you have a compatible […]

You can now download Google’s super useful Contacts app

Google’s Contact app is now available on Lollipop and higher.

The contact application isn’t something most people worry too much about when they set up a new device. So long as the user can synchronize their contact information and make any necessary edits throughout time, what else is there to worry about? Well, good design is something users may appreciate, and today users will have one more option for contact management.

Google’s Contact application was  [Read More…]

How to keep your Android contacts current and duplicate-free

Any time is the perfect time to do a little phone book shuffling.

Although smartphones have progressed exponentially through the last decade, I’m still finding myself bumping up against remnants of the past.

Take my contacts list, for instance, or my “electronic Rolodex,” if you will. I’ve had these contacts since I held my first smartphone in 2010. But there were some strange happenings back then, including friends who were still tending separate numbers because of their  [Read More…]

Google’s Trusted Contacts is a simple way for families to have some peace of mind

Getting your child their first phone is maybe as exciting for the parent as it is the kid. It’s also scary as hell, yeah, but part of the idea of putting a computer in their pocket is so that you can keep in touch with them as they start branching out into the world — especially if things go wrong. (And they will at some point, right?)

Now emergency contact apps are nothing new. Various manufacturers have  [Read More…]

Google’s new Trusted Contacts app lets loved ones know you’re safe

You never know what life will be throwing at you next. Most of us don’t like to think about things going wrong, but being prepared for an emergency is the smart thing to do. Google’s latest endeavor into apps aims to keep you safe, while also letting those back home you are ok. The newcomer

Gear S2 update brings Contacts app, automatic sleep tracking and more

Samsung is currently pushing out a major update for the Gear S2, bringing a number of new features to the watch. The update is available for both the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, bringing the same changes to both. With new additions like automatic sleep tracking, Contacts app, social features and more, you’ll want to grab this update now.

The update (as spotted by SamMobile) brings a number of new features to the Gear S2.  [Read More…]