Google Maps Parking Information

Google Maps will make it easier to find a parking spot

By on August 4, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Google Maps will make it easier to find a parking spot

Google Maps will not index all the available parking spots near your destination, or at least not yet. Such a feature would be a valuable addition to the popular mapping service, and we might see it roll out in the more distant future when parking availability for a location is updated in real-time. That said, Google Maps will make it easier for you to find a parking spot in an area you don’t know, by offering information about parking difficulty. More →

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Chrome 52 Android Update Download

Chrome on Android now provides faster, more power efficient video playback

By on August 3, 2016 at 5:27 PM.

Chrome on Android now provides faster, more power efficient video playback

How many hours a week do you spend watching video on your smartphone? It’s an incredibly convenient way to digest clips from late night talk shows, news reports, sports highlights and more, but it’s also the easiest way to kill your battery.

That’s why Google has made it a priority to turn Chrome into the best video playback browser on Android with its latest update.

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Pokemon Go Tracking

Pokemon Go players are furious because Niantic removed a key feature instead of fixing a glitch

By on August 1, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

Pokemon Go players are furious because Niantic removed a key feature instead of fixing a glitch

If you love Pokemon Go, then you know Niantic’s servers have been unreliable in one critical aspect of the game. The tracker feature that shows you the proximity of nearby Pokemon hasn’t been working properly for a couple of weeks – you may know the issue as the “three-step glitch.” Niantic released a major update for the game over the weekend for both the iPhone and Android, but rather than fixing the bug it chose to remove the feature completely. Players are outraged, as the removal of the “three-step” indicator only makes the game harder to play. More →

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Pokemon Go Android Update 0.31 Download

Pokemon Go update for Android has a very annoying ‘feature’ – download it right now

By on July 30, 2016 at 2:16 PM.

Pokemon Go update for Android has a very annoying ‘feature’ – download it right now

There’s a Pokemon Go update out for Android that you can download immediately. Version 0.31 is already available to fans, but not officially. You’ll have to download the update manually and apply it yourself, as it didn’t hit the Google Play store just yet.

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Best Apps July 2016

All the best new iOS and Android apps you need to download

By on July 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

All the best new iOS and Android apps you need to download

It’s the end of July 2016. It’s too hot to go outside because our planet is melting, a reality TV star is statistically likely to become the most powerful man in the world, and your best friend has become a zombie slave to a Pokemon game.

But never fear, because there’s a whole host of fantastic new iOS and Android apps for you to download. We’ve rounded up some of the best brand-new apps you should go get on your device right now.

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Android Tips And Tricks

Looking for official Android tips and tricks? Google’s got you covered

By on July 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Looking for official Android tips and tricks? Google’s got you covered

You might be well versed in the ways of the Android, but not everyone is, especially beginners who are just discovering Google’s mobile operating system. However, regardless of your level of expertise in Android matters, you can now find answers to some of your pressing questions by bookmarking a new Google resource, a Tips and Tricks section the company published on its Android site. More →

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Android Features iOS Doesn't Have

As an iPhone user, I couldn’t be more jealous of Google’s newest Android feature

As an iPhone user, I couldn’t be more jealous of Google’s newest Android feature

By on July 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM.

Apple’s iPhone has been my main cell phone ever since just after the first model was released back in 2007. To be honest, I don’t see that changing anytime soon. While it was a bit rough around the edges in the early days, Android has grown into a refined and stable mobile platform. It also continues to be more versatile than iOS will ever be, and Android phone makers have come out with some gorgeous hardware that matches or even bests Apple’s iPhones in many ways. But iOS still offers a user experience and a third-party app ecosystem that are both vastly superior to Android in my opinion, and the hardware isn’t half bad either — especially with the new and improved iPhone 7 on the horizon.

That said, there are still plenty of Android features that make me jealous, and that rings especially true for the newest Android feature Google just introduced. More →

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Netflix Offline Viewing iPhone

Movie and TV show downloads could be coming soon to Netflix

By on July 19, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Movie and TV show downloads could be coming soon to Netflix

Netflix has long maintained a strict policy against offline viewing, even as competitors introduced the feature in their products. But the company started to change its tune earlier this year, and now it looks like Netflix offline viewing is closer than ever — at least when it comes to the technical features that would make it possible. More →

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Special Forces Switch to iPhone

US Army Special Forces are trading their Samsungs for iPhones

By on July 19, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

US Army Special Forces are trading their Samsungs for iPhones

Good news for Android fans: the US Army Special Forces, all elite units like Delta Force and Army Rangers, currently use a system powered by Samsung handsets for battlefield applications.

Bad news for Android fans: those handsets have been crashing so much that Special Forces Command is switching to iPhones instead.

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Google Android VR Daydream

Forget Daydream, Google might be working on high-end mixed reality headset

By on July 18, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Forget Daydream, Google might be working on high-end mixed reality headset

Google wanted to create a high-end virtual reality headset to compete directly against HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Oculus, but some sources say the company abandoned the plans to focus on creating more affordable mixed reality experiences that combine VR with AR, or augmented reality.

Or did it? Conflicting reports paint two different pictures of Google’s plans for the future of, uh, reality.  More →

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Android Malware Banking Apps

Scary Android malware blocks calls to your bank so it can keep stealing money from you

By on July 18, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Scary Android malware blocks calls to your bank so it can keep stealing money from you

Most Android users will never have to deal with malware apps on their devices, or at least not as long as they don’t download potentially malicious apps from third-party app stores. But there are people who can’t get apps from Google Play or choose to ignore the official app store, and they are more exposed to malicious apps.

One malware app was just updated with a feature that can block calls to customer support numbers belonging to certain banks so that affected users can’t stop fraudulent transactions. More →

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