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Google’s new podcast strategy could make Android devices more “friendly”

Google’s new podcast strategy could make Android devices more “friendly”

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We’re probably still in the golden era of podcasts as you can search for any topic in the world, no matter how obscure, and you’ll probably discover a podcast related to it. You even now have a network TV show where the main character is a podcaster (that’s Alex Inc for you). But Google acknowledges

Safe Browsing Now On by Default on Android

Safe Browsing Now On by Default on Android

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Google is taking another step to protect Android users when browsing the Internet by making Safe Browsing in WebView set by default.

Microsoft announces new sharing experience for OneDrive on Android and iPhone

Microsoft announces new sharing experience for OneDrive on Android and iPhone

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OneDrive suffered many changes in the last year, so if you're using the app on a regular basis, you've probably noticed how the mobile app evolved over the course of 2017. Although OneDrive for mobile received a few updates in 2018, the one announced by Microsoft today seems to be the most important to date. In fact, the new update released by Microsoft is a major step towards bringing the same sharing experience that OneDrive offers on other platforms to Android and iOS

Looks like Google is changing Android’s gun emoji into a water gun

Looks like Google is changing Android’s gun emoji into a water gun

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Back in 2016, Apple swapped out the graphic used for its gun emoji, replacing the realistically drawn handgun with a bright green water gun. Just a few days ago, Twitter followed suit. And now, it seems, so will Google . The gun emoji on Android will likely soon appear as a bright orange and yellow

Android Auto users can now browse through their full contact lists when stationary

Android Auto users can now browse through their full contact lists when stationary

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Google has now added your full list of contacts to Android Auto – but there's a catch.

Thousands of Android apps may be illegally collecting kid's data

Thousands of Android apps may be illegally collecting kid's data

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A study of 5,885 apps meant for children in the Google Play Store found that over half of the apps were improperly collecting data on kids. Many of the apps were downloaded 750,000 times.

22 new and notable Android games from the last week (4/18/18 - 4/24/18)

22 new and notable Android games from the last week (4/18/18 - 4/24/18)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

Microsoft updates its To-Do beta app for Android

Microsoft updates its To-Do beta app for Android

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Microsoft has updated its To-Do beta app for Android. Before we get to the new features, suppose we tell you how you can sign up to be a beta tester for the app. Go to the Google Play Store and install Microsoft To-Do. After the app is installed, scroll down to the bottom of the listing page on the Google Play Store, and you'll be asked if you want to be a beta tester

Android Studio 3.1.2 irons out the bugs

Android Studio 3.1.2 irons out the bugs

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Google just released Android Studio 3.1.2 to solve various bugs like indefinite hanging during exit. A couple of issues related to Instant Run have also been dealt with. You can download and read the complete release notes here.

An Android vendor that copied the iPhone X just explained why everyone copies the iPhone X

An Android vendor that copied the iPhone X just explained why everyone copies the iPhone X

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If there’s one iPhone X lookalike you should consider right now, it's the P20 Pro, Huawei’s overkill flagship of the first half of 2018. The handset isn’t available from carriers in the US, but it’s still turning some heads. Also, you can get one on Amazon if you're willing to cough up the cash.

T-Mobile Android 8.0 Oreo update rollout delayed

T-Mobile Android 8.0 Oreo update rollout delayed

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T-Mobile started working on Android 8.0 Oreo OS for several Samsung flagship phones. The Galaxy Note 8 just received an update from T-Mobile earlier this month. Other carriers also rolled out cookie updates for the latest Note model. Unfortunately, T-Mobile had to halt the release for unknown reasons. The company pulled out the new version

How to install Android's Via Browser and why you should use it

How to install Android's Via Browser and why you should use it

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Ever heard of the Android browser Via? Probably not. This simple and speedy browser makes navigating the mobile web easy while on the go.

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