Tags Android

Tag: Android

Android 11 brings Personal/Work tabs to share sheet, more parts of the OS

With Android 9, Google introduced the concept of partitioning work and personal apps in the launcher. Android 11 now brings the “Work” tab to the share sheet, system settings, and file picker. In bringing the “Work” tab to more parts of the OS, Google said at Cloud Next that it wants to “make the separation…

Google Meet integration comes to Gmail on Android

This story was originally published 2020/06/16 9:57am PDTon Jun 16, 2020 and last updated 2020/07/20 1:47pm PDTon Jul 20, 2020.  The sudden spike in the popularity of video conferencing tools led to Zoom becoming a household name in the span of just a few weeks, and Google is still working to catch up. The company's…

The best Android browsers with dark mode

Dark mode was admittedly one of my favorite experimental flags in Chrome for Android. Not only did it force web pages to match my device's dark theme, but it also saved my retinas from catching fire while reading articles at night. So imagine my chagrin when we found out Chrome will be sunsetting dark mode…

How to scan QR codes on Android

This story was originally published 2020/05/15 10:09am PDTon May 15, 2020 and last updated 2020/07/11 9:39am PDTon Jul 11, 2020.  QR codes have almost infinite uses. Be it simply sharing a URL, a Wi-Fi password, acting as a web authenticator, or helping your pay for goods and services, these little black-and-white jumble squares have evolved…

Android TV, Smart Displays picking up new ‘Captured on Pixel’ backgrounds

Smart Displays and Android TV sets double as fantastic picture frames when not actively being used. Both platforms are now in the process of picking up a new “Captured on Pixel” background collection. To customize, visit the Google Home settings for each device. Backgrounds on Android TV are a part of “Ambient Mode,” while it’s…

Google’s response to Android apps getting delayed or killed in the background leaves a lot to be desired

Google's Android AMA is underway, and the team's engineers have already answered the most hotly-anticipated question: How will Google fix the problem of inconsistent background limits across different manufacturers and devices? It's a long-standing problem where overly aggressive power management tweaks break functionality in plenty of apps, resulting in a headache for developers and frustration…

Android 11 won’t have scrolling screenshots after all

One feature that is now extremely common on Android devices is scrolling screenshots, where the phone will scroll through content automatically to create a super-tall image. However, the functionality has yet to appear in stock Android (or Pixel phones), and Google confirmed today that it won't be ready in time for Android 11. Google first…

Android security update tracker, July 2020: Rankings for popular smartphones

This story was originally published 2020/03/18 8:07am PDTon Mar 18, 2020 and last updated 2020/07/08 10:22am PDTon Jul 8, 2020.  Major updates of Android don't matter as much as they used to. Many components of the operating system are updated through the Play Store, so even if you're on Android 8 or 9, you can…

Here we go again – more than two dozen Android apps caught stealing your data

Sketchy Android apps that spy on users and steal data have been a nagging presence inside Google’s Play Store for a while now, despite the search giant’s best efforts to rid its app marketplace of bad actors. It’s basically led to a giant game of whack-a-mole, with the latest apps to be clobbered by Google…

This week in Android: OnePlus Nord, Pixel 4 giveaway

One word: Nord.Carl Pei, and the team at OnePlus, are eager to revisit what made OnePlus a fan favorite in the first place, that being good specs for a great price. Originally self-touted as the flagship killer, we’ll see if OnePlus still has it in them. While their more recent phones are just ‘plain’ flagships,…

Most Read

DHS Secretary Sets the Record Straight on Fake News on Portland Riots

Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, hit back at a press conference in DHS headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday against media reports that the Trump administrati…

Trump Raises $20 Million in First-Ever Virtual Fundraiser

President Donald Trump raised an eye-popping $20 million on Tuesday night in his first-ever virtual fundraiser, from a total of more than 300,000 individual donors who participated. This is a great …

ACLU: Constitution Requires Illegal Aliens Count Toward Congressional Apportionment

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), as well as other migration lobbying organizations, claims it is “unconstitutional” not to count illegal aliens when apportioning congressional representatio…

US House poised to vote on reversing Trump’s Muslim ban

The United States House of Representatives is set to vote on Wednesday on legislation reversing President Donald Trump's controversial ban on immigration from Muslim countries. The bill, called the …
Business and Economic News :: Debtly