Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

March 3rd, 2015 by admin No comments »

Some smartphone manufacturers are not configuring devices running the latest version of Android to automatically encrypt personal data, which …

Google updates Play Services API with new location features for Android apps

March 3rd, 2015 by admin No comments »

Google is once again updating Google Play Services, its Android application programming interface (API), to add new features for developers.

The new Moto E is the best budget Android smartphone. Period.

March 3rd, 2015 by admin No comments »

The new Moto E costs $149 and has a faster quad-core processor, 4G LTE and runs the latest Android 5.0.2 "Lollipop." There's still a 3G model that …

[Deal Alert] LG G Pad 7.0 With LTE (Unlocked) On Sale For $109.99 Through eBay Or Groupon

March 3rd, 2015 by admin No comments »

$_1Several manufacturers are moving away from 7-inch tablets, but LG still has the small tablet form factor in mind. The G Pad 7.0 came out last year, and eventually found its way to AT&T. Now you can grab that device for just $109.99, and it’s fully unlocked.

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The G Pad 7.0 (model V410) is a mid-range device, but it might serve your needs if you know what to expect. Here are the specs.

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[Deal Alert] LG G Pad 7.0 With LTE (Unlocked) On Sale For $109.99 Through eBay Or Groupon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[APK Download + Teardown] Inbox v1.3 Adds Configurable Notification Sounds, Tweaks Images And Layouts, And May Soon Add Launcher Shortcuts And New Snooze Presets

March 3rd, 2015 by admin No comments »

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Inbox hasn’t been around for that all that long, and Google is carefully improving and adding features to make it useful for the app’s intended audience. With a fresh update to version 1.3, Inbox is receiving some improvements to its graphics and visual styling and the ability to configure notifications sounds by account. After a quick teardown, it also appears that there will soon be launcher shortcuts to launch immediately into creating a new task (i.e.

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[APK Download + Teardown] Inbox v1.3 Adds Configurable Notification Sounds, Tweaks Images And Layouts, And May Soon Add Launcher Shortcuts And New Snooze Presets was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

March 3rd, 2015 by admin No comments »

Last year, Google said Android 5, codenamed Lollipop, will encrypt the contents of smartphones and tablets by default. Now it's broken that promise.

Google backtracks on Android 5.0 default encryption

March 3rd, 2015 by admin No comments »

Google did say in September of 2014 that the then called Android L software — later to become Android 5.0 Lollipop — would have encryption …

Googles Android for Work: A Blessing for Enterprises?

March 2nd, 2015 by admin No comments »

In an attempt to dig into the business class pockets, Google Inc. (GOOGL – Analyst Report) has finally rolled out Android for Work. The concept of …

Android Platform Distribution Numbers Updated, Lollipop More Than Doubles To 3.3% As Android 4.3 And Below Slowly Lose Ground

March 2nd, 2015 by admin No comments »

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It’s only been a month since Lollipop made its debut on the platform distribution chart, and it’s making decent headway. Android 5.0 more than doubled its standing, bringing the total from 1.6% to 3.3%. Most of this bump can be attributed to firmware updates that have been rolling out to 2014′s flagship phones and tablets. Surprisingly, KitKat also increased its hold by 1.2%, totaling 40.9% of all Android devices.

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Since Lollipop and KitKat only account for a combined 2.9% shift, most of the remaining versions of Android lost ground pretty evenly.

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Android Platform Distribution Numbers Updated, Lollipop More Than Doubles To 3.3% As Android 4.3 And Below Slowly Lose Ground was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Watch Out For That Tree!] Google Maps Street View Rides A Zip Line Through The Amazon Rainforest

March 2nd, 2015 by admin No comments »

GoogleMapsNew-ThumbGoogle Maps lets you take a look at cities and landmarks from all over the world, but its Street View feature primarily lets you take a virtual walk along roads and sidewalks. Yet that hasn’t stopped Google from using it to show off the world’s natural beauties and majestic man-made monuments alike. Without leaving your seat, you can view the Pyramids of Giza, and the beautifully cold parts of Greenland. Now Google will let you experience what it’s like to ride a zip line through the Amazon rainforest.

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