Google Now on Tap Gets Translating From Any Screen, New Discover Mode, Barcode/QR Scanning

Google Now on Tap, a one-time cool but limited party trick, is sure turning into the useful service we all hoped (and sort of envisioned) it could be come. The latest wave of new features to hit the in-the-moment search service includes the ability to translate text from any screen, discover new content in a new Discover mode, and quickly find out information about products by scanning barcodes and QR codes.  (more…)

Android Nougat Statue Video Also Confirms Android 7.0

This morning, Google officially unveiled the name of Android N as Android Nougat, but this afternoon, they put a number to it as well. The next version of Android is Android 7.0.

That new number shouldn’t really shock anyone, since Google basically told us last year to expect a new version each year. We knew that meant a new name, but was anyone sold on their being a full digit jump each year? I don’t know! Either way, Android Nougat is Android 7.0 whether we were ready for it or not.  (more…)

Google Play Beta Tab Now Rolling Out to All, Early Access Section Too

A couple of weeks ago, we pointed out a new section in Google Play that showed you a list of apps you were currently beta testing, noting that it was only just beginning to rollout to users. Today (or maybe even last night), the full rollout started and you more than likely have the new section, whether you realized it or not.

What is this new beta section for?  (more…)

Poll: Android Nougat Name – Love It or Hate It?

Google revealed the name of Android N today and that name is Nougat. Android Nougat, to be exact. There has been fallout on some level. Nerds seem to be unhappy with the choice, probably because it wasn’t called “Nerds” or “Neapolitan” or “Nutella.” You only think I’m joking about that – I’m not. People really are not OK with Google going full Nougat.

That right there, is the reason for this poll. This is as official as it gets. You either love it or hate it. There is no in between. You have to take sides because, well, because I said so.

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Evernote is About to Limit Basic Accounts to Just Two Devices, Raise Prices

Big user of Evernote? Hopefully, for your sake, you either pay for their premium tiers or you don’t use it on more than two devices. Why do I say that? Because this week, Evernote announced that its free tier, otherwise known as Evernote Basic, will start limiting users to access on just two devices. They are also adjusting Plus and Premium price tiers for new subscribers.

Evernote penned a pretty straight forward blog post to touch on each of these topics, saying that exactly what you expected them to say – they’d rather not do this, but keeping this best-in-class note app updated and innovative going forward costs money.  (more…)