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

Will your Android Wear smartwatch get Oreo?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/11/android-wear-oreo-8-0-supported-devices/ Even though Google released Android Oreo a couple of months ago, this version of the popular operating system is not available on a significant number of devices yet. As always, it will take a while for manufacturers to support it. However, things are moving … Read more

Chrome 63 is more secure than ever — and uses even more memory

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/chrome-63-site-isolation/ Google’s Chrome browser has something of a reputation for being memory-hungry. With the released of Chrome 63 this image is not going to be shed — a new security feature increases memory usage even further. The latest desktop version of the browser includes a … Read more

What’s new in Android 8.1 Oreo?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/what-is-new-android-8-1-oreo/ While major Android releases get the biggest new features, there is something in store for minor updates as well. With the introduction of Android 8.1 Oreo, Google made a number of interesting changes to the most popular mobile operating system that should make it … Read more

Google yanks YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV in Amazon spat

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/google-pulls-youtube-from-amazon-echo-show-fire-tv/ Google has announced plans to block its YouTube apps from Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV as the situation between the two companies stepped up a notch. This is, of course, not the first time this has happened. The bad feeling stems from Amazon’s … Read more

Privacy: Google updates Safe Browsing rules so apps must warn when they collect personal data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/google-safe-browsing-privacy-warning/ Google is introducing changes to its Safe Browsing policies, requiring Android apps to display their own privacy warning if they collect users’ personal data. The company says that if app developers refuse to comply, Google will display a warning of its own. Developers have … 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

How To Easily And Quickly Compare Container Images

Full Article : OSTechNix – https://www.ostechnix.com/easily-quickly-compare-container-images/ I’ve got a good news for those who are building applications on containers. Picture this scenario. You’re a software developer. You’re working on an application, on a run time container image which is maintained by… The post How To Easily And Quickly Compare Container … 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

Google faces class action lawsuit for gathering personal data from millions of iPhone users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/google-class-actions-iphone-personal-data/ A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone users. The group is led by Richard Lloyd, director of consumer group Which?, and it … 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

How to Delete a Gmail Account Permanently

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/m2cISViDaBQ/ Your Gmail account can feel like an extension of you, and there’s a good chance you’ve had the same one for as far back as you can remember. So deciding to delete your Gmail account is a potentially big commitment. But sometimes the … Read more

Inboxer – An Unofficial Google Inbox Desktop Client

Full Article : OSTechNix – https://www.ostechnix.com/inboxer-unofficial-google-inbox-desktop-client/ There is no doubt that Gmail is most popular and most-widely used free Email service provided by Google. The users can access Gmail on the web and through mobile apps for Android and iOS, as… The post Inboxer – An Unofficial Google Inbox Desktop … Read more

Privacy: a huge proportion of Android apps are secretly tracking you

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/android-apps-track-users/ A joint research project between Yale University’s Privacy Lab and French non-profit Exodus Privacy has uncovered widescale tracking in a large number of Android apps. The likes of Tinder, Spotify, Uber, Twitter and Snapchat — as well as masses of lesser-known apps — were … Read more

Ok, Google, call Santa

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/ok-google-call-santa/ Christmas is now less than a month away, and if you have any kids in the house, it won’t be long before excitement reaches fever pitch. Helping to keep the magic alive this year, Google is giving your children (or you) the chance to … Read more