6 Android O changes you must know

6 Android O changes you must know

At the moment, Google’s upcoming operating system, Android O, has been released as a beta test for developers and is still a work in progress. Many are debating whether the successor to Nougat will be named Oreo when released. What we do know for sure is that the latest OS features extended battery life and an enhanced notification system.

Android Gmail gets phishing protections

Android Gmail gets phishing protections

Phishing scams, whereby cybercriminals masquerade as trustworthy entities to fool victims into disclosing private information, have had a recent surge in popularity. This is largely because hackers realize the best way to infiltrate a system is by exploiting people’s trust.

Dropbox doc scanner comes to Android

Dropbox doc scanner comes to Android

Back in the day, you needed bulky scanners to digitize paper documents. But now, Android users will have an easier alternative. Last month, Dropbox announced that they would bring their doc scanner feature to Android devices. If you’re looking to conduct business on the go, this feature will be a useful addition to your smartphone.

Move Android data to a new phone in minutes

Move Android data to a new phone in minutes

Getting a new Android phone is an exciting affair. There are new hardware specs, feature upgrades, and fresh apps, but if you can’t migrate the data from your old phone, it’s all for naught. Thankfully, Google’s operating system makes it incredibly simple.

Breaking down Nougat 7.0’s major upgrades

Breaking down Nougat 7.0’s major upgrades

It’s official. Google Pixel users have lost one of their best bragging rights. The latest addition to the family is considered to be one of the most advanced devices on the market. But Android 7.0, one of the most recognized software features, will soon be available to users with older smartphones.

Is your Android smartphone a security risk?

Is your Android smartphone a security risk?

Desktop and laptop users install security software updates and do everything they can to safeguard against cyber attacks. The same cannot be said of smartphone users. This is understandable because cyber threats on mobile phones are less visible… but that doesn’t mean they don’t happen.

An early look at Android Instant Apps

An early look at Android Instant Apps

Back in May 2016, Google gave us a sneak preview of Android Instant Apps, a feature that loads a web-based version of an app instead of installing it. Today, the feature is available for limited testing on Google Pixel and certain Android devices. If you want to try out Instant Apps, follow the steps below.

Will Android apps fit in laptops?

Will Android apps fit in laptops?

Yes, thanks to the new Chromebooks that will be launched in 2017. Users of the older versions of Chromebook don’t need to worry. Android apps will be repurposed for a bigger platform, and their old-model devices will get a taste of Android apps, too.

5 useful commands for Google’s AI assistant

5 useful commands for Google’s AI assistant

Voice-powered AI systems are enjoying a resurgence. With improved bandwidth, both on desktops and on mobile devices, software vendors can easily relay complex voice commands to the cloud to be analyzed by more powerful computing software. Everyone has seen Siri do it on Apple phones, but how many realize that Android has its own AI, Google Now? If you’ve got an Android phone, pick it up and give a few of our favorite voice commands a whirl!

Before you can start playing with Google’s AI, you need to turn on the service.

Android Things: Information for You

Android Things: Information for You

Android Things is the latest Google operating system. It is designed to be used in devices for what is known as the “internet of things,” and will compete with similar platforms offered by other companies for their different devices. However, many business owners and consumers alike are scratching their heads wondering how this latest Google operating system manifestation will impact them.