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Google will mandate review process to boost Wear OS app quality

Google will mandate review process to boost Wear OS app quality

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Google is concerned that Wear OS apps aren’t meeting their full potential under the Play Store’s optional app review process, so it will make pre-release reviews mandatory starting in October. The current optional review system has been used since the launch of Android Wear 2.0 last year. Developers should note two deadlines: New Wear OS apps will

Android 9 Pie: What Are App Actions & How To Use Them

Android 9 Pie: What Are App Actions & How To Use Them

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With Android 9 Pie, Google rolled out a new feature called “App Actions”. These are actions that will appear in the app drawer below the top row of apps (which are your most commonly used apps) and the rest of your apps. These app actions are actionable, and will vary over time, as the operating

‘Google Coach’ Health & Fitness App Coming To Wearables: Report

‘Google Coach’ Health & Fitness App Coming To Wearables: Report

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Google is working on a new wearable app meant to serve as a digital health and fitness assistant with a provisional name of “Google Coach,” Android Police reports, citing no particular sources. The Alphabet-owned company is currently said to be prioritizing Wear OS devices, though the app will also offer a degree of smartphone functionality,

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is 50% off on Google Play Store

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is 50% off on Google Play Store

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One of the best RPGs (role-playing game) of all time, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is now on sale in the Google Play Store. Usually available for $9.99, Bioware's game is now available for purchase for just $4.99, probably for the next week or so. The Android version of the game was ported by Aspyr Media, but it hasn't been slimmed down at all, which means that you'll probably spend between 20 and 30 hours to experience the game's main story. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is an amazing saga that will send players on an epic journey across eight massive worlds in ...

Call recording apps may not work on Android 9 Pie

Call recording apps may not work on Android 9 Pie

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The Android 9 Pie is officially released. We’ve been learning what OEMs and devices are going to receive the sweet update. It’s been almost a week since the unveiling and we’re slowly hearing related news from other companies. The Android team isn’t wasting any time in pushing the Android Pie and we’re hoping more brands

Spotify Adds Songwriter, Producer Credits To iOS App, Promises Corrections, More Data

Spotify Adds Songwriter, Producer Credits To iOS App, Promises Corrections, More Data

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After adding songwriter and producer credits to its desktop app in February, Spotify has finally added them to its iOS app, amid increasing pressure to improve the accuracy of its metadata and add additional credits. There is no word on when credits will be added to the Spotify Android app....

Third-party calling apps no longer work with Android 9.0 Pie

Third-party calling apps no longer work with Android 9.0 Pie

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There is a lot to love about Android 9.0 Pie. But as users update their phones, they noticed an annoying new issue: Google removed a workaround an Android 9.0 Pie that developers used to power third-party recording apps.

Xiaomi Mi A2 - Another One for Android

Xiaomi Mi A2 - Another One for Android

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No over-stuffing with features and apps and no gimmicks, but this Google-centric phone has some misses

Microsoft Now Allows Android Phone Mirroring To Windows PCs

Microsoft Now Allows Android Phone Mirroring To Windows PCs

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Microsoft has put out a new app for Windows 10 that looks to tighten up integration between your phone and your computer, aptly titled Your Phone. The new app will have a number of capabilities in the future, but for now, all you can really do is drag and drop photos between the two devices,

If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you'll need to root your phone

If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you'll need to root your phone

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Recording phone calls is dodgy territory legally speaking, but whether you choose to do it depends on where you are in the world, and whether you're concerned about complying with the law. Since Marshmallow, Google has made it difficult to record calls on Android phones by killing the recording API, but this has not stopped third party developers finding ways around it. But with Android 9 Pie, Google has made it impossible for apps such as Call Recorder - ACR and BoldBeast Android Call Recorder to be used to record calls. Unless, that is, you're willing -- or able --…

Your Phone app now connects your phone to Windows 10 production version

Your Phone app now connects your phone to Windows 10 production version

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If you use an Android smartphone and a computer for work or for your productivity workflow, it can sometimes be tough to connect the two. That’s why when Microsoft launched the Your Phone app a few months ago, it was good news for those who want to seamlessly work across devices. However, while the app

Are your Android apps listening to you?

Are your Android apps listening to you?

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This simple setup will help you discover if your apps are listening in on you.

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