2016 Nexus Android N Update

One major Android N change you’re going to hate…for about five minutes

By on June 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

One major Android N change you’re going to hate…for about five minutes

Google is getting closer and closer to the moment diehard Android fans are waiting for, the official release of Android N to supported Nexus devices. Google already explained at I/O 2016 the new features of this new Android release, but it didn’t reveal everything there is to it.

While Android N will still be baked using Google’s tried and tested Material Design, a report details a change we didn’t see coming: new navigation buttons. Yes, you’re probably going to hate it, at least until you get used to it. More →

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HTC Nexus 5X Successor Specs

HTC’s LG Nexus 5X successor will not kill the headphone jack

By on June 24, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

HTC’s LG Nexus 5X successor will not kill the headphone jack

There’s much ado about a certain headphone jack these days. The iPhone 7 is expected to ditch the standard 3.5mm port, just like Motorola’s 2016 flagship devices that were announced a few weeks ago. But not all phones will stop supporting the audio standard, and at least one of the two upcoming HTC-made Nexus devices is rumored to have a headphone jack. In fact, a new leak gives us a preview of the rumored hardware of the smaller 2016 HTC Nexus handset. More →

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What Happens If We Leave EU Brexit

‘What happens if we leave EU?’ search spike shows people have no idea what they voted on Brexit day

By on June 24, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

‘What happens if we leave EU?’ search spike shows people have no idea what they voted on Brexit day

As unfathomable it may have seemed to some, the Brexit is happening. The United Kingdom decided that it’s time to leave the European Union and be on its own again – well it’s not exactly on its own as there are a bunch of countries in it. However, it looks like many people have no idea what they voted in the Brexit referendum on Thursday. Or better said, according to a recent spike in search traffic, many people don’t understand what it means to leave the EU after the vote. That’s after so many experts from both sides tried to explain it in the months leading to this crucial vote. More →

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How To Get Free Android Apps

How to get paid every week just for using one Google app

By on June 23, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

How to get paid every week just for using one Google app

Next time you’re waiting on a painfully long line at Starbucks or doing anything where you have some time to kill, there’s a much better way to occupy your time than playing Candy Crush or looking at 700 photos of your friend’s newborn on Facebook. How about spending a few minutes using a great little Google app instead? You’re undoubtedly familiar with many Google apps, but you might not know that there’s one application in particular that Google will actually pay you to use, and that money can then be spent to buy other apps, games, movies, music, books or anything else available in the Google Play store. More →

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Android Vs iOS

Google’s two biggest partners are both working toward ditching Android

By on June 23, 2016 at 10:23 AM.

Google’s two biggest partners are both working toward ditching Android

Today, Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS platform dominate the mobile landscape. It’s difficult to imagine that ever changing considering how far behind other platforms are at this point, but people said the same thing more than a decade ago when operating systems like Symbian and Windows Mobile ruled the world. Things change and what goes up must come down. What’s interesting, however, is that major Android vendors are already starting to prepare for life after Android despite the platform’s strong position at the moment. More →

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Google Symptom Search

Google is one step closer to becoming a doctor

By on June 21, 2016 at 12:35 PM.

Google is one step closer to becoming a doctor

What’s the very first thing you do when you feel an unfamiliar symptom coming on? Unless there’s a doctor in the other room, chances are that you head straight to Google in hopes that you can figure out what’s ailing you with the help of the internet. This often leads you down a seemingly endless rabbit hole of potential sicknesses and diseases, culminating in needless stress and worrying.

Google wants to simplify this process once and for all.

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Speed up Chrome

5 ways to speed up Google’s Chrome browser

5 ways to speed up Google’s Chrome browser

By on June 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM.

Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge ship as the default web browsers on Windows computers. Safari is the default web browser on any MacBook, iMac or Mac Pro. And yet despite its massive disadvantage compared to rival browsers from Microsoft and Apple, Google’s Chrome internet browser is the most popular browser in the world as of two months ago. According to data from Net Applications, Chrome currently holds 45.63% of the global browser market while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has a 33.71% share and Safari’s share sits at just 4.69%.

As popular as Chrome is though, it still lags behind rivals at times when it comes to speed and performance. In this post, we’ll tell you five simple things you can do to speed up Chrome on your Windows PC or your Mac. More →

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Google 2 Step Verification

You can now use Touch ID on your iPhone to sign in to your Google account anywhere

You can now use Touch ID on your iPhone to sign in to your Google account anywhere

By on June 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

If there is one thing and only one thing that you take away from this site when it comes to online security, it should be this: enable 2-Step Verification (2FV) on every single account you have that supports it. People constantly moan and groan about how annoying it is to use password management software like 1Password and enhanced security features such as 2-Step Verification, also known as 2-Factor Authentication. Trust us when we tell you that the 10 to 15 extra seconds it takes to make use of either of those important security technologies could mean the difference between having your account hijacked and keeping all of your data secure.

And now, a big change will cut the amount of time it takes many Google users to log in with 2FV in half. More →

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2016 Google Nexus HTC Snapdragon 821

This year’s new Nexus phones could be 2016’s most powerful handsets

By on June 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

This year’s new Nexus phones could be 2016’s most powerful handsets

A new report last week stated that HTC is working on two new Nexus smartphones that will be released this year. It’s OK if you missed it — the report hit while most of the tech world was checking out Apple’s new software goodies. The rumor echoed earlier reports that claimed HTC might make two Nexus devices in 2016, and the new report said that both of these Nexus phones will sport slightly improved processors. More →

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Google Project Loon Space Data

Google accused of stealing the tech behind its internet balloons

By on June 17, 2016 at 3:44 PM.

Google accused of stealing the tech behind its internet balloons

Google is facing accusations that it stole the technology behind one of its most intriguing moonshots, Project Loon. The project involves beaming internet down to remote areas from unmanned balloons circling the skies. A company called Space Data, which is also using balloons for the same purpose, filed a lawsuit against Google parent Alphabet, which alleges that Google execs violated a non-disclosure agreement and infringed two patents. More →

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Android Apps Chrome

Android apps are officially available on Chrome OS

Android apps are officially available on Chrome OS

By on June 17, 2016 at 7:18 AM.

Ladies and gentlemen, remember this date: June 17th, 2016. Why? Because on that day, the game officially changed.

Google’s Chrome OS powers a fleet of laptop and desktop computers that offer users a fantastic alternative to Windows machines. Chromebooks and Chrome desktop PCs are just as good as Microsoft-powered computers when it comes to browsing the web, streaming movies or music, or even light work. Windows is probably your best bet if you need to run custom Windows software in an enterprise environment, but Chrome is a fantastic alternative for home users looking to save some money without sacrificing much in the way of performance.

And now, Chrome OS is a better option than ever before thanks to the addition of Android app support. More →

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Gmail Tricks

New free tool lets you send Gmail attachments that self-destruct

By on June 16, 2016 at 11:22 AM.

New free tool lets you send Gmail attachments that self-destruct

One of the best things about Gmail — aside from the fact that it offers tons of storage and a terrific feature set for free — is that Google not only allows but encourages enhancements from third-party developers. There are a whole host of essential Gmail plug-ins out there and we’ve covered many of them right here on the site. We recently came across a new one that instantly became one of our favorites, and we’ll tell you about it in this post. More →

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