Google Assistant gains ‘Hey, Google’ support on a range of Android devices

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/17/hey-google-rollout/ Voice control of computers and smartphones is becoming increasingly common, and for Android users a new option is opening up. Previously only available on Nexus and Pixel devices, support for the “Hey, Google” trigger is rolling out to more handsets. This gives Android users … Read more

How to Save Mobile Data with Google’s Datally App

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/Ud5TqKgwHBQ/ If you’re not careful and don’t monitor your data usage, you could end up with one expensive phone bill at the end of the month. Various apps allow you to control your data usage, but Google has a new one for you … Read more

Google Maps for Android gets step-by-step directions for public transit navigation

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/15/google-maps-android-public-transit/ When some people — such as suburbanites — think of Google Maps, their minds likely go to motor vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, and trucks. People also use it for other types of transportation, however, such as walking, biking, and mass-transit. Google Maps works … Read more

Colossal Cave Adventure – The Most Famous Classic Text-based Adventure Game

Full Article : OSTechNix – https://www.ostechnix.com/colossal-cave-adventure-famous-classic-text-based-adventure-game/ Colossal Cave Adventure , also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Adventure,  is a most popular text-based adventure game in the period of early 80s and late 90s. This game is also known to be… The post Colossal Cave Adventure – The Most Famous … Read more

5 Handpicked Android Apps You Should Use on Your Device

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/YfcKP6YZZT8/ Android has never been in lack of apps, as regardless of what your requirements are, you are always going to get a number of options. Whether you’re looking for trip planning apps or utilities, you’re covered by the number of apps available … Read more

Malicious mobile apps fool consumers by imitating leading brands

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/malicious-mobile-apps-imitation/ By impersonating brands and fooling consumers, malicious mobile apps are on the increase, according to digital threat management leader RiskIQ in its latest Q3 mobile threat landscape report. Apps available outside of official stores are most likely to be malicious. Google’s percentage of malicious apps … Read more

How to Create, Find, and Send GIFs on WhatsApp

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/DAUGe7iwXNA/ GIFs are a great way to express how you feel without having to type it out. That’s one of the many great features WhatsApp users can enjoy on the most popular instant messaging app. Did you now that you are not limited … Read more

5 Free Fake Call Apps to Prank Your Friends

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/YLoHn_nqhN4/ I remember one time that I ran into someone I wished I hadn’t because once they start talking, they never stop. I would have paid someone to call me to get me out of that situation. It was a “family friend” but … Read more

Huge Janus bug leaves Android apps open to unauthorized code modification

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/android-janus-security-vulnerability/ Researchers from security firm GuardSquare have discovered an Android vulnerability that allows for app code to be edited with affecting the apps’ signature. Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability has massive potential for malicious use, and affects Android 5.0 onwards. The security hole would allow an … Read more

What Is Project Treble? Massive Change to Android Explained

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/typUZGd113E/ One of the longest-standing problems with Android is fragmentation. For all the platform’s openness and customizability, the fact that different-brand phones on different networks receive Android updates months, even years, apart has always been a black mark against it. Project Treble aims … Read more

5 Hidden Android Tweaks to Enhance Your Device

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/dpFI4gJAxRQ/ There are a number of settings within the Android operating system that significantly enhance the Android experience. The only problem is that they are not enabled by default. Even worse, they’re not well known. Fortunately, turning them on is really easy. Here … Read more

5 of the Best Android Apps to Help You Beat Porn Addiction

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/DmHkco6WoGM/ A decade ago, getting ahold of pornographic content wasn’t that easy. People would secretly buy dirty magazines or obtain X-rated videos from hidden parts of a town. Today, that dirty little secret has turned into a global business and a multi-billion dollar … Read more

Privacy: Popular ai.type keyboard leaks personal details of 31 million users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/ai-type-personal-data-leak/ Third-party Android and iOS keyboard ai-type is at the center of something of a privacy nightmare after a misconfigured database leaked the personal details of more than 31 million of its users. Researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered an unprotected database had been exposed … Read more

What Is Google Lens and How Does It Work?

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/GkJIWFI7dks/ Google is always trying to find ways to keep their users happy, and Google Lens is proof of that. It was announced at Google’s I/O 2017 keynote and is something that is already available on Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL … Read more

Cryptocurrency apps have severe security vulnerabilities, but do investors care?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/crypto-apps-major-vulnerabilities/ A market cap of over $350 billion, daily volumes in excess of $10 billion, fast rising prices, a growing number of investors and little to no regulation all combine to make the cryptocurrency space a prime target for hackers. What’s more, security is not … Read more

After a year of silence, VLC for Android is updated with much-needed new features

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/vlc-for-android-2-5/ When an app goes silent for more than a year, it’s reasonable to assume that it has been killed off — but that’s not the case with VLC. The Android version of the popular media player has been updated to version 2.5 after getting … Read more

Beautiful Wallpaper Apps to Spice Up Your Android Phone

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/faDHqDwC4OY/ Smartphones are amazing tools that allow us to communicate, stay connected and be productive. There’s only one little problem. They all kind of look the same. Regardless of manufacturer or OS, almost every smartphone available is a bar-shaped device with a touchscreen. … Read more

Microsoft brings Edge for iOS and Android out of Preview — stay in sync with your PC

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/microsoft-brings-edge-for-ios-and-android-out-of-preview-stay-in-sync-with-your-pc/ Microsoft has launched the first stable version of its web browser for mobile with the release of Edge for iOS 1.0 and Edge for Android 1.0. Both browsers are targeted at Windows users who have Edge as their default — the primary purpose of … Read more

How to Fix the Cellular Data Not Working on Android

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/IRAe2kJON7E/ Cellular data, mobile data, whatever you want to call it, is one of those things that only becomes a life necessity once you acquire your first smartphone. It’s only when you lose that precious connectivity that you realize you don’t know how … Read more

Google reveals the biggest apps, games, movies, songs and books of 2017

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/google-best-of-2017/ As we approach the start of a new year, the inevitable “best of” lists are starting to crop up. Never one to miss a trick, Google has released its own top five lists for 2017. The lists cover the US, and there are a … Read more

Google bans most Android apps from displaying lockscreen ads

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/google-bans-lockscreen-ads/ It is near impossible to avoid ads these days, but Google has just introduced a new policy that makes at least one area of your smartphone a safe haven. The new policy means that most apps will no longer be permitted to display ads … Read more

Android Apps that Mod Your Device without Root

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/DpaJMiXAy5o/ For Android, when we think of mods (or modifications), we often think of rooted devices. Android modifications come in all shapes and sizes. Some give increased functionality, while others change the look and feel of the OS. Unfortunately, rooting your device can … Read more

Google launches Datally for Android, a tool to monitor and control mobile data usage

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/google-datally-android-data-usage/ For many people — particularly in certain parts of the world — mobile data is an expensive commodity. If you’re someone who likes to keep an eye on exactly what’s using up all of your allowance — and take control of it — Google’s … Read more

Microsoft Edge beta for Android gains password syncing and more

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/microsoft-edge-beta-android-password-syncing/ Microsoft has just given mobile users a more compelling reason to use Edge as their web browser — and heaven knows one was needed. The latest update to the mobile browser brings a genuinely useful feature: password syncing. The announcement that Edge was coming … Read more