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Android Wear 2.0 adds improved iPhone support in latest preview! - TechnoBuffalo;

Android Wear 2.0 adds improved iPhone support in latest preview! - TechnoBuffalo

TechnoBuffaloAndroid Wear 2.0 adds improved iPhone support in latest preview!TechnoBuffaloGoogle just announced Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 5 is out and, surprisingly, it adds support for iOS. Yep, that means you'll be able to use Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches with the iPhone when they launch soon. Obviously, the pairing part isn't ...and more »

Ransomware App Found on Google Play - Infosecurity Magazine;

Ransomware App Found on Google Play - Infosecurity Magazine

Infosecurity MagazineRansomware App Found on Google PlayInfosecurity MagazineA ransomware app found its way into Google Play and managed to make at least one victim, according to revelations from Check Point. The app has since been removed by the Android team. In a blog post on the company's website mobile cybersecurity ...and more »

Data-stealing Android ransomware removed from Google Play store - ZDNet;

Data-stealing Android ransomware removed from Google Play store - ZDNet

ZDNetData-stealing Android ransomware removed from Google Play storeZDNetMobile ransomware dubbed 'Charger' somehow slipped through security to become available via Google Play. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto. A nasty form of mobile ransomware which steals data from its victims has been discovered on and now removed ...and more »

Charger Android Ransomware Reaches Google Play Store - BleepingComputer;

Charger Android Ransomware Reaches Google Play Store - BleepingComputer

BleepingComputerCharger Android Ransomware Reaches Google Play StoreBleepingComputerGoogle has removed an app from the Play Store that contained a new Android ransomware family named Charger. The app's name is EnergyRescue, an app that posed as a battery-saving application, but which secretly stole a user's SMS messages and ...and more »

Not Dead Yet: 5 Voice Mail Alternatives - PC Magazine;

Not Dead Yet: 5 Voice Mail Alternatives - PC Magazine

PC MagazineNot Dead Yet: 5 Voice Mail AlternativesPC MagazineWe've talked in the past about getting rid of voice mail entirely on smartphones. Not only is it a viable option with modern phones via various services and options, it's practically a given among those who almost never use a phone as a phone. But that ...and more »

Android Wear 2.0 Final Developer Preview Out, Consumer Launch Expected In Early February - Tech Times;

Android Wear 2.0 Final Developer Preview Out, Consumer Launch Expected In Early February - Tech Times

Tech TimesAndroid Wear 2.0 Final Developer Preview Out, Consumer Launch Expected In Early FebruaryTech TimesGoogle has outed the fifth and final developer preview of Android Wear 2.0. With bug fixes and further enhancements on board, Android Wear 2.0 is expected to go live in early February. ( Maurizio Pesce | Flickr ). Advertisement. Advertisement. Google ...and more »

Google's Instant Apps is now available to developers for beta testing - MediaNama.com;

Google's Instant Apps is now available to developers for beta testing - MediaNama.com

MediaNama.comGoogle's Instant Apps is now available to developers for beta testingMediaNama.comAndroid's Instant Apps feature which optimizes an app to load on a mobile browser without a user needing to install it onto the phone is now available for beta testing for developers. Instant Apps was debuted in May last year during Google I/O 2016 ...and more »

Make life easier with these cross-platform PC and Android apps - Greenbot;

Make life easier with these cross-platform PC and Android apps - Greenbot

GreenbotMake life easier with these cross-platform PC and Android appsGreenbotIf you want to switch between your Android phone and your PC, these apps will seamlessly sync your files and data. Email a friend. To. Use commas to separate multiple email addresses. From. Privacy Policy. Thank you. Your message has been sent. Sorry.and more »

Google brings HCE payments to Android Wear 2.0 - NFC World;

Google brings HCE payments to Android Wear 2.0 - NFC World

NFC WorldGoogle brings HCE payments to Android Wear 2.0NFC WorldGoogle is adding support for host card emulation (HCE) based NFC payments to smartwatches in Android Wear 2.0, the new version of its operating system for smartwatches which is scheduled to be released in early February 2017. The addition of support ...and more »

First Android Instant Apps Are Available - InfoQ.com

First Android Instant Apps Are AvailableInfoQ.comGoogle has made available a number of applications as Instant Apps in order to gather user feedback. The SDK is to be made available to all later this year. Google has recently announced that several Android applications are ready as Instant Apps ...and more »

Latest Android Wear 2.0 Release Improves The iPhone Experience - Forbes;

Latest Android Wear 2.0 Release Improves The iPhone Experience - Forbes

ForbesLatest Android Wear 2.0 Release Improves The iPhone ExperienceForbesAndroid Wear 2.0, which is going to be officially set free by Google next month, has seen its latest developer preview release... and it's good news for iPhone users. We all knew that the Android Wear / iOS experience was going to be vastly improved ...and more »

Ransomware App Makes Its Way into Google Play - Softpedia News;

Ransomware App Makes Its Way into Google Play - Softpedia News

Softpedia NewsRansomware App Makes Its Way into Google PlaySoftpedia NewsRansomware app found its way into Google Play and managed to make at least one victim. The app has since been removed by the Android team. According to security firm Check Point Software Technologies, several weeks ago they detected and ...and more »

Google tests Android Instant Apps streamed on-demand to mobes - The Register;

Google tests Android Instant Apps streamed on-demand to mobes - The Register

The RegisterGoogle tests Android Instant Apps streamed on-demand to mobesThe RegisterGoogle has begun testing Android Instant Apps, a mobile application format delivered by streaming rather than as a downloaded file. "Today, a few of these Instant Apps will be available to Android users for the first time in a limited test, including ...and more »

Chromebooks' new age is coming along with Adobe Android apps - SlashGear;

Chromebooks' new age is coming along with Adobe Android apps - SlashGear

SlashGearChromebooks' new age is coming along with Adobe Android appsSlashGearGoogle and some of its partners have revealed a few things that should have Chromebook fans gushing, and maybe Android users a bit anxious. Perhaps to emphasize that its Chrome OS platform and Chromebook device line is far from dead, Google has ...and more »

Google Rolls Out Real-World Test of Android Instant Apps in Search Results - Search Engine Journal;

Google Rolls Out Real-World Test of Android Instant Apps in Search Results - Search Engine Journal

Search Engine JournalGoogle Rolls Out Real-World Test of Android Instant Apps in Search ResultsSearch Engine JournalWith Google's mobile-first indexing of the Web and 60% of searches coming from smartphones, an error-free mobile site is a must. Explore top tips for getting mobile right and growing mobile rankings. ADVERTISEMENT. Google is finally starting to roll ...and more »

Chrome OS Will Be Coming To More Form Factors - Ubergizmo;

Chrome OS Will Be Coming To More Form Factors - Ubergizmo

UbergizmoChrome OS Will Be Coming To More Form FactorsUbergizmosamsung_chromebook_pluspro_3 As it stands, Google's Chrome OS largely exists on laptops, although more recently some OEMs have opted to give them the hybrid treatment where they can double up as a laptop or be folded into a tablet. However it seems ...and more »

Final Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview lands, bringing iOS support - CIO;

Final Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview lands, bringing iOS support - CIO

CIOFinal Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview lands, bringing iOS supportCIOThe fifth version of Google's wearable OS finally paves the way for next month's release. Email a friend. To. Use commas to separate multiple email addresses. From. Privacy Policy. Thank you. Your message has been sent. Sorry. There was an error ...and more »

We just got the first Google Voice update in over 5 years - Yahoo Finance;

We just got the first Google Voice update in over 5 years - Yahoo Finance

Yahoo FinanceWe just got the first Google Voice update in over 5 yearsYahoo FinanceOver 3.5 million people use this brilliant, useful, free Google (GOOG, GOOGL) service—and everybody else is missing out. And yet it's no wonder most people haven't heard of Google Voice; its mother ship has been spectacularly negligent. Google bought ...and more »

Ransomware app hosted in Google Play infects unsuspecting Android user - Ars Technica;

Ransomware app hosted in Google Play infects unsuspecting Android user - Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaRansomware app hosted in Google Play infects unsuspecting Android userArs TechnicaGoogle Play, the official market for Android apps, was caught hosting a ransomware app that infected at least one real-world handset, security researchers said Tuesday. The ransomware was dubbed Charger and was hidden inside an app called ...and more »

Voice apps are falling into the same traps as mobile apps - Business Insider;

Voice apps are falling into the same traps as mobile apps - Business Insider

Business InsiderVoice apps are falling into the same traps as mobile appsBusiness InsiderAnd now Amazon and Google are struggling to convince Echo and Google Home users to discover and continue to use new voice apps on their platforms, according to the 2017 Voice Report VoiceLabs. The report outlines three key areas in which the ...and more »