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…)
Google I/O 2017 kicks off today in Google’s backyard at the Shoreline Amphitheatre! Google has kept most of their plans under wraps, but it should be a big week for all things Google, even in the non-developer realm. Everything from Android to VR and Google Assistant to Android Auto will likely get touched on at some point and we are in town to bring it to you. (more…)
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…)
It appears that over the weekend, a few rooted Android users discovered Netflix is no longer allowing them to access the streaming service. In fact, they can’t download Netflix from Google Play, rendering the rooted phones useless if Netflix is involved. Naturally, rooted users are upset. (more…)
Announced this morning, Audi and Volvo will be including Android Auto natively in their next generation of vehicles, with the systems on display at this week’s Google I/O. (more…)
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…)
If you rock a 360–degree camera device, you’ll be happy to learn that Periscope now offers support for it through the Android application, meaning your viewers can get a whole new look at what you’re streaming. (more…)
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…)