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  • Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise now available
    The term ‘Parallels’ has always been associated with Microsoft Windows. In the early days, it’s the one that allows Windows to run on Mac. It has since been upgraded with more features and functions. It’s now expanding to a new platform–Chr…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 4:00am -
  • US DoJ hits Google with antitrust lawsuit, search giant explains
    Google is facing another major challenge. No, the new Pixel phones don’t have new issues (none yet) but the US Justice Department has recently slapped the tech giant with an antitrust lawsuit. It’s been long-expected since there have been talks o…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 2:30am -
  • Amazon Luna cloud gaming service early access now available
    Last month, Amazon officially announced its cloud gaming service called Luna. Those in the United States are given early access by request. The top e-commerce company made the public announcement at its Amazon Devices and Services event. If you were…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 12:30am -
  • GE’s smart appliances can now send notifications to Sonos speakers
    If you have GE appliances and Sonos speakers lying around in your house, you will now be able to make them communicate with each other to a certain degree. GE Appliances has now integrated its suite of products with the Sonos wireless sound system to…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:42pm -
  • Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 LTE model may be in the works
    Do you remember the TicWatch Pro 3 from Mobvoi – yes, the first Google’s Wear OS-powered smartwatch that featured Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 under the hood? The watch was billed as the most powerful and advanced TicWatch and was well received…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 5:40pm -
  • Facebook Watch now lets you follow topics, adds What’s Happening section
    You probably don’t spend hours on the Facebook Watch section of the social media platform as there are so many options out there for video streaming. But nonetheless, Facebook really wants you to “binge-watch” the news, music videos, TV shows,…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 5:00pm -
  • Huawei Kirin 9000 SoC sports a 24-core GPU, benchmark listing reveals
    October 22 is a big day for Chinese tech giant Huawei. It’s when the company is going to launch the next-gen flagship Mate 40 series smartphones, which are expected to be powered by the in-house 5nm Kirin 9000 SoC which may feature built-in 5G mode…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 4:34pm -
  • BMW cars get wireless Android Auto support with OS7 OTA update
    BMW initially had no plans of including Android Auto in its vehicles, but with time the strategy changed and the company included the software in its vehicles. For car owners this meant that they had to travel to the nearest dealership to get the And…
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 3:50pm -

Droid Gamers

Android Developers

  • Developer tips and guides: Common policy violations and how you can avoid them
    By Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play App SafetyAt Google Play, we want to foster an ecosystem of safe, engaging, useful, and entertaining apps used and loved by billions of Android users worldwide. That’s why we regularly update and re…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 20, 5:00pm -
  • Introducing the Android for Cars App Library
    Posted by Eric Bahna, Product ManagerIn August, we announced plans to expand Android Auto’s app ecosystem to enable new navigation, parking, and electric vehicle charging apps. We’ve been hard at work collaborating with our early access part…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 20, 6:38pm -
  • Optimize your app publishing process with new Google Play Console features
    Steve Suppe, Product Manager, Google Play Publishing your app or game is one of the most important moments in your app’s lifecycle. You want everything to go smoothly, from making sure the production release is stable, to getting test…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 20, 1:36pm -
  • Android Studio 4.1
    Posted by Scott Swarthout, Product Manager Today, we’re excited to release the stable version of Android Studio 4.1, with a set of features addressing common editing, debugging, and optimization use cases. A major theme for this release w…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 20, 5:00pm -
  • Announcing the launch of the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative
    Posted by Kylie McRoberts, Program Manager and Alec Guertin, Security Engineer Google’s Android Security & Privacy team has launched the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative (APVI) to manage security issues specific to Android OEMs.…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Oct 20, 5:04pm -
  • Listening to Developer Feedback to Improve Google Play
    Posted by Sameer Samat, Vice President, Product ManagementDevelopers are our partners and by pairing their creativity and innovation with our platforms and tools, together we create delightful experiences for billions of people around the world. L…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Sep 20, 5:00pm -
  • Answering your FAQs about Google Play billing
    Posted by Mrinalini Loew, Group Product Manager We are committed to providing powerful tools and services to help developers build and grow their businesses while ensuring a safe, secure and seamless experience for users. Today we are addressing s…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Sep 20, 4:59pm -
  • All developers will get the new Google Play Console on November 2, 2020
    Posted by Tom Grinsted, Product Manager, Google Play Console We hope you’re enjoying the new Google Play Console. With over 350,000 people now using it as their default experience and thousands more providing feedback, the new Play Console is…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 1:06pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • The Best Alternatives to Google's Dead 'Trusted Contacts' App
    Android’s Trusted Contacts app is no more. Google says it’s shutting down the app in December and has pulled it from the Google Play Store. That’s OK, though: There are alternatives you can try.Read more...
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 1:00pm -
  • How Do I Unlock My Android Phone If the Screen Is Shattered?
    Here’s a pop quiz. You drop your phone. When you pick it up, you notice that you’ve shattered the screen. Do you:Read more...
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 20, 1:00pm -
  • How to View Augmented Reality Experiences Hiding on Your Amazon Boxes
    Amazon is changing its packaging to use less material, but it’s also adding quirky QR codes to its new boxes that let you scan and play with 3D models on your phone using Amazon’s AR Player app. The augmented reality experiences work on iOS and A…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 20, 1:00pm -
  • How Can I Wirelessly Access My Android From My PC?
    Why bother with cables when you don’t have to? It’s 2020. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to wirelessly connect to all of our devices, whether you’re looking to transfer files, stream media, or even adjust one device’s settings usi…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Oct 20, 1:00pm -
  • Identify Any Song With Spotify's New Lyrics Search Feature
    Spotify rolled out its new “lyrics search” feature into all of its apps without fanfare, so you’re excused if you had no idea it even exists. (How many of us spend time typing out I would choke on the rinds, but the lack thereof would leave me…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Oct 20, 2:00pm -
  • How to Unlock Instagram's Secret Old-School App Icons
    I never gave much thought to the look of the various icons on my device—especially since I’m an iOS user, which means you’re generally stuck with what you get. However, the launch of iOS 10.3 back in 2017 let developers offer supplemental app i…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Oct 20, 7:00pm -
  • You Need to Charge Your Devices Even If You Rarely Use Them
    Nintendo recently warned Switch owners that failing to charge their consoles regularly (in this case, at least every six months or so) could impact battery life. It’s an easy problem to avoid—if you somehow aren’t using it enough to drain the b…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 20, 8:45pm -
  • How to Save Your Samsung Motion Photos From That Google Photos Error
    Isn’t it fun when one platform’s technology won’t play nicely with another? Owners of various Samsung Androids are experiencing this joy firsthand, as the Samsung Camera’s motion photos don’t appear to be working with Google Photos—a popu…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 20, 2:00pm -

AndroidGuys

AndroidTapp

  • AndroidTapp acquired by BlueStacks
    It’s been an amazing journey this past 7 years reviewing thousands of Android apps. I know in the past we played a mean April Fool’s joke stating the search giant had acquired us, however, this announcement is indeed no joke. AndroidTapp h…
    - 9 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • Clash Royale Update – New Cards, More Rewards & Live Spectating!
    Today’s update of Clash Royale brings new cards, more rewards and live spectating of matches. Here’s the breakdown: SIX NEW CARDS New Common Card: Fire Spirits New Rare Card: Furnace New Epic Card: Guards New Legendary Cards: Lava Hound, Mi…
    - 3 May 16, 12:12pm -
  • Crossy Road updated with Multiplayer gaming
    Crossy Road, an ultra popular traffic-dodging arcade game, has been updated to multiplayer over WiFi. Android users can download the update now, iOS users will get the update in May. You can now play locally with 2-4 friends. The retro styled…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:59pm -
  • Redcon Strike Commander – strategy game to bombard & annihilate rebels
    Redcon is set in a dystopian future where humankind only knows war. You command a strike fleet with the goal to annihilate a traitor General and his rebellious army. Advancing forward you discover all of his strike forces and use your fleet to…
    - 20 Apr 16, 2:03pm -
  • Android Apps Security Alert: bait & switch malware demanding ransoms
    Scummy cyber-crooks have unleashed a new type of malware for Android devices into the wild so beware!!! They’re imploring bait & switch ransomware trying to force unsuspecting victims to pay a fee to unlock their compromised devices. About 8…
    - 12 Apr 16, 6:41pm -
  • App Weekender: new Android games you should download (Week 15)
    In combing through the weekly app submissions I came across more than half a dozen cool new Android games you should download. These are some of the gems from our queue this week so we haven’t thoroughly reviewed them yet but they look en…
    - 12 Apr 16, 11:45am -
  • Reddit: The Official Android App now in Google Play
    Reddit official Android App is now out of closed beta and available in Google Play. Reddit anywhere with the official app (even from the office restroom). Get the latest news, trends, and memes on the Internet first on Reddit. You get to decid…
    - 7 Apr 16, 3:24pm -
  • One-click mobile game streaming to Twitch with BlueStacks
    Install Today BlueStacks announced a new feature for one-click mobile game streaming to Twitch called BlueStacks TV. If you’ve ever tried to stream your mobile gaming in real-time then you know the challenges in doing so is not cheap nor easy…
    - 7 Apr 16, 1:15pm -

Android Gist

  • Latest Top 10 Android Phone Tricks
    The beauty of Android lies in the ability to customize, tweak and hack every aspect of the OS. With these tricks, you can improve your Android experiences and turn your phone into a powerful machine for most of your computing needs. Note that some of…
    - 4 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • Top 8 WhatsApp Features And Tricks You Don’t Know
    WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app. There are many features and tricks many users are still not aware of. So we’re are going to list those features and tricks to enable you enjoy your WhatsApp usage to the fullest. 1. WhatsApp Calli…
    - 2 Apr 15, 11:52am -
  • WhatsApp Calling Feature Now Available To Everyone
    You must have heard about the voice-calling feature being added to popular messaging app, WhatsApp. Until now, only those who received the invite calls from other users or those who applied some “hacks” were able to activate this long-awaited fea…
    - 31 Mar 15, 6:10pm -
  • Google has made an Ebola-proof Tablet
    In a bid to assist the men and women who are seriously fighting against the dreaded ebola disease in Sierra Leone,  Google has created an ‘Ebola-proof’ tablet for collecting patient data. The tablet is said to be based on the Sony Xperia tablet…
    - 24 Mar 15, 8:43am -
  • Infinix Hot Note: Features and Specifications
    The Infinix Hot Note is another Android device that is currently creating a lot of buzz in the market. It’s been surrounded with the slogan  JIMsBigThing which means that it is coming in partnership with Jumia, Infinix and MTN (JIM). Infinix is th…
    - 17 Mar 15, 7:22pm -
  • 6 Ways to Speed Up Your Android Smartphone
    As you start using your new smartphone, every operation will seem to be pretty fast. But after some time, you start noticing how slow your phone has become. This is manifested in apps taking longer time to open, apps running slowly and at some times,…
    - 14 Mar 15, 12:18pm -
  • Google unwraps Android 5.1 Lollipop Update
    Google has started the roll out of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update improves stability and performance and offers a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD)  voice on compatible phones. Whether…
    - 10 Mar 15, 4:23am -
  • WhatsApp Voice Calls Available Now in Updated App
    If you have been waiting for the voice-calling feature of WhatsApp, you no longer need to wait any longer as users are now reporting another wave of WhatsApp calls being activited. Go to WhatsApp’s official website to grab the latest version of the…
    - 9 Mar 15, 6:27am -

Droid Guru

  • Saying goodbye to the AdSense for Feeds blog
    Thanks to everyone who has been a loyal reader of this blog over the years. After some consideration, we recognize that we're just not generating enough content here to warrant your time, so we won't be posting here any longer. Thanks again for being…
    - 26 Jul 12, 6:15pm -
  • Your stats, right away
    Do you hate delays? Do you think being told to “Please wait…” by websites, cash machines, call centers, and the doughnut stand drive-thru guy in the year 2010 is a sure sign modern living isn’t quite meeting our collective expectations as a p…
    - 25 Oct 10, 7:54pm -
  • Enabling social sharing with FeedFlare
    Feed content is being constantly distributed via new channels and endpoints every day.   More and more, these new channels involve sharing your content in social networks and applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.Recently, we launch…
    - 23 Apr 10, 7:52pm -
  • Socializing your feed with Twitter
    Sometimes you reach across the hedgerow to share with your nearby neighbors. Other times, members of the household move away and yet you can't keep from calling to remind them to wear a hat and such because it's chilly out. Today, we're celebrating…
    - 14 Dec 09, 8:23pm -
  • "Afternoon, Frank." "Hey howdy, George."
    It's about time these two neighbors got to talking to each other. Most Saturday afternoons you'd find them politely waving as they passed at each other by with their push mowers, tending to their neatly manicured tables, charts, and graphs. It just m…
    - 13 Nov 09, 2:24pm -
  • AdSense policy clarification on using AdSense for feeds and AdSense for content
    This is just a quick clarification on AdSense for feeds as it relates to the AdSense for Content specific policy of only allowing three ad units and three link units per page.Many publishers have asked the question "Since feed items often get display…
    - 9 Nov 09, 4:05pm -
  • AdSense for feeds now available directly in Blogger
    One of the things our publishers have always asked for are ways to make it even easer to configure their blogs to work with FeedBurner and AdSense for Feeds. We're happy to announce that Blogger users, with just a few clicks, are able to do both a…
    - 30 Oct 09, 12:31am -
  • A small yet noteworthy change to our item stats link serving
    FeedBurner has been busy analyzing, publicizing, optimizing and monetizing your feeds since 2004, and in that time, we've seen our fair share of feed traffic. In fact, we see billions of hits from feed traffic per week, and we watch this data carefu…
    - 29 Sep 09, 4:09pm -