Android Device Manager Just Became “Find My Device”

Remember Android Device Manager, Google’s app for finding lost or stolen Android devices? It’s now called “Find My Device” and will change on your phone, thanks to an update that just rolled out.

The functionality of the app doesn’t appear to be changing much. It still locates your phones, can ask them to play a sound, and also remotely lock, erase, or show a message on them.

To get the newly named app, hit that link below.  (more…)

Is Google Home Finally Getting Reminder Controls?

With Google I/O shenanigans going down this week, we fully expect to get some sort of big update to Google Home. After initially announcing the platform at last year’s I/O, it only makes sense that Google take some time to talk about what they have planned going forward. According to XDA, who dove into a recent update to the Google Home app, we may finally get reminder controls, as well as some other key goodies.  (more…)

Google’s Project Treble Might Actually Fix Slow Android Updates

It’s no secret that Google’s partners have almost always been terrible at updating their devices to the newest versions of Android. They either take forever to do so, are constantly versions behind, or give-up on updates altogether as devices age and they struggle to justify the cost and time involved in getting them ready. Google thinks it finally has the solution for updates with something called Project Treble that will arrive first in Android O(more…)

Any.Do 4.0 for Android Update Adds Integrated Calendar and Assistant

Any.Do, one of the longest running to-do list apps on iOS and Android, received a big update to version 4.0 today on our preferred mobile OS. This update has been on iOS for months, but it’s still worth noting since it includes an integrated calendar (finally) and a fancy AI assistant.

Any.Do is calling this their “biggest release to date,” which I’d argue is because of the integrated calendar, even though the assistant stuff could be the bigger deal in the long run. That’s just me, though, a calendar obsessee.  (more…)