Tag Archive: Google

Google Support may offer live help with screen-sharing for Nexus devices

Word on the street is that Google wants to position its Nexus brand on a track that will see it attain wider adoption from smartphone buyers out there in the real world, instead of simply being enthusiast devices. To help get there, Google wants to offer a full-range of features, including ones that will apparently be Nexus-only.

That includes a brand new app that’s currently being called Google Support. As noted by Android Police, the app will apparently be a “Nexus  [Read More…]

The malicious ‘Godless’ that were in Google Play apps sound scary, but that’s about it

Another week, another scary-sounding security story. Here’s why we wouldn’t worry too much about “Godless.”

Security firm TrendMicro this week detailed “a family of mobile malware called Godless” that it says contained exploits that potentially could root a phone without a user’s knowledge. That in and of itself would be bad, opening your phone up to all sorts of nonsense.

And it sounds scary as hell, if you read Trend Micro’s blog.

Here’s the lede:

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Maybe Google just found its social network after all

YouTube has long been a social network — we just haven’t thought of it the right way. And now with mobile livestreaming, it’s even more important to change that mindset.

Google+ is no Facebook. It’s not supposed to be, and it’s not going to be. (Facebook made sure of that.) And while that’s both good and bad, there’s no denying that there’s power in numbers. And with more than a billion active users every single day, Facebook  [Read More…]

Adele’s 25 lands on Spotify and Google Play Music

Seven months after its initial release, Adele has brought her latest album, 25, to major streaming service. The album is now available in its entirety on Spotify, Google Play Music, and more for subscribers.

Released in November 2015, 25 is Adele’s third studio album. Along with albums 19 and 21, the album forms a sort of trilogy about the singers young adulthood. Adele has previously stated that 25 would be her last album titled after her  [Read More…]

Google Nexus 6P by Huawei: Today’s Phone for Tomorrow’s VR Landscape [sponsored]

The Nexus 6p is perfect for the next stage of technology.

Every year or two, we come up against the same question: Should I upgrade my smartphone to a new(ish) model? Assuming that your device isn’t suffering from physical damage, a depleted battery, or the ever-popular “It’s gotten so sloooow!” malady, the best reason to upgrade is for new features and functionality.

Many phones come to market with small, incremental improvements that don’t fundamentally change your  [Read More…]

Never Alone: Ki Edition is rolling out to the Google Play Store

E-Line Media is now rolling out Never Alone: Ki Edition, the Android adaptation of the acclaimed PC and console adventure game, to the Google Play Store.

The Android version includes new touch controls, along with revamped menus and gameplay hints. It also has some optimized graphics. Here’s a quick description:

Play as a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox as they set out to find the source of the eternal blizzard which threatens the  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies & TV finally gets Android TV playback right in new update

A much-needed tune-up in Google’s latest Android TV app updates.

It seems odd that the Android TV apps I liked the least were Google’s own.

But nevertheless, it was. Sure, all my purchases are in Google Play Movies & TV and all my subscriptions are in YouTube, but pausing was a two-click job, and seeking with any precision was a nightmare. As someone who does a lot of rewinding and scene-skipping, that made my viewing more  [Read More…]

Google Fiber is acquiring gigabit internet provider Webpass

Google Fiber is acquiring San Francisco-based gigabit internet provider Webpass for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2003, Webpass is focused on providing businesses — along with select residential markets — with gigabit internet connectivity, and its acquisition will aid Google Fiber’s expansion. The acquisition is expected to close this summer following regulatory approvals.

Webpass currently lists over 20,000 customers, and is active in five cities: San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, and Miami. In a blog  [Read More…]

Google introduces Android Basics Nanodegree program for those with no experience

Following up on the previous Nanodegree program, Google has introduced an Android Basics Nanodegree program aimed to help complete beginners. There is no experience required for this, and the program will open this fall to all Udacity students. Google will also be offering a chance to win a scholarship for the Career-track Android Nanodegree.

From Google’s announcement:

Upon completing the Android Basics Nanodegree, you also have the opportunity to continue your learning with the Career-track Android Nanodegree (for intermediate  [Read More…]

Google Play Music adds proper podcast section for Android Auto

Android Auto

One missing ingredient for podcasts in Google Play Music has been when you get in your car and fire up Android Auto. A recent update has changed that.

You’ll now find a “Podcasts” section at the bottom of the top level of menu items. Tap it and you’ll see the shows you’re subscribed to, in order of what was most recently updated. Top a show to start playing the most recent episode. And  [Read More…]