If you are currently using an iPhone, chances are you are sad. Why do I assume that you are sad? We all know that you’d rather be on Android, yet you keep hesitating to break free because all of your out-of-touch friends who still think iPhones are a status symbol and that they’ll be left behind without iMessage, won’t join you. And look, they probably never will, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to find happiness. You deserve this, my friend.
To help your transition over to a smartphone world filled with diversity, openness, and less “courage,” Google has put together a simple set of steps on a newly revamped Switch website. The steps to get you easily over to Android from iOS are pretty easy and basically involve installing Google Drive. I’m not kidding, it’s that easy. (more…)
Back in October, Facebook announced that it was making a dedicated Events app, only Android users were going to have to wait a bit for it. Today, it arrives just in time for your holiday plans to take shape on Facebook.
The app not only helps you keep track of your own events and the events you plan to attend, it also suggests others you may enjoy and helps you find the hottest happenings in your area. It’s an all-in-one app, for sure, assuming you and your friends and family make plans through Facebook. (more…)
With Android Wear 2.0 delayed until next year, Google is continuing to push updates to the developer preview program for it. Today, Developer Preview 4 is out with a number of new goodies, like authentication for apps, in-app billing from the watch, and more. Also, swipe-to-dismiss is back! (more…)
Remember Google’s Gboard app for iOS that released earlier in the year? We loved Gboard and hoped it would come to Android because it put the power of Google Search directly in your keyboard. Sure, we now have Google Assistant on select devices and in select apps, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a number of people out there who would still love to have that integration. Today, that may happen as Google appears ready to rename Google Keyboard to Gboard as it releases version 6.0 to Android. (more…)
In very polarizing news, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is reported to be leaning towards giving the thumbs up to in-flight phone calls. If you thought your little cramped seat inside a metal tube with wings was annoying enough already, just wait for your neighbor to start screaming on their cellphone in an attempt to talk over a jet engine. (more…)
Last week, popular smartphone-to-PC software, AirDroid, came under fire for allegedly having “multiple” security vulnerabilities in their Android app when connected to an unsecure network, but also for seemingly pushing out other updates instead of fixing these potentially serious issues. AirDroid said that they would push an update to clean everything up within a couple of weeks and has now done that.
Through a statement sent to us, AirDroid confirms that their mobile app has been updated to v22.214.171.124 and PC apps to v126.96.36.199. These new versions “have improved [AirDroid’s] encryption mechanism as planned and fixed the issue regarding the recent concern over AirDroid’s security.”
For more on what was fixed, you can view the full statement below. (more…)
If you were at all originally concerned that a lack of content would be an issue with Google’s Daydream VR platform, hopefully days like today, where Google pushes out a bunch of apps and games in waves will help. We’re seeing high-end titles like Gunjack 2: End of Shift, Need for Speed, LEGO Brickheadz, and HBO NOW all make their way to the mobile VR world of Android. (more…)
The Google App is receiving an update this week that breaks Google Now into two separate feeds of information. One of the feeds will keep you up to date on your subscribed-to news, sports, and entertainment, while the other will be used to help you stay on track for the day. (more…)