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it's the little things: Google Play Music ditches swipe-to-delete gesture after user backlash

it's the little things: Google Play Music ditches swipe-to-delete gesture after user backlash

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A few days after a vocal minority of users voiced their complaints in a Reddit thread, a recent update to the Google Play Music app for Android finally resolved one of the more annoying features of the app that 'allowed' users to accidentally delete songs from by swiping.

Reuters Video: Google collects Android user location data even if location services are off

Reuters Video: Google collects Android user location data even if location services are off

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Google has been collecting location data on Android phones, even when the location services shut off. — Reuters

17 premium Android games discounted on Google Play for Black Friday, see the complete list

17 premium Android games discounted on Google Play for Black Friday, see the complete list

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Black Friday is almost here, meaning that we're seeing big discounts popping up at every corner of the internet. Most people might be focused on grabbing some tech gear for the upcoming holiday season, but there are also a number of good game deals for those of you looking to play something new.

Google gathers Android users’ location data even when location services are disabled

Google gathers Android users’ location data even when location services are disabled

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Google is secretly gathering location data from billions of Android users, the news is disconcerting and once again raise the debate about user’s privacy. The disconcerting discovery was made by researchers from Quartz. Big G has been caught collecting location data on every Android device owner in the past 11 months. The worse news is that the

Google admits collecting Android users’ locations even when devices are disabled

Google admits collecting Android users’ locations even when devices are disabled

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Google admits to collecting Android users’ locations even when devices are disabled, a Quartz investigation reported on Thursday.

Google tracks customer movements with phones even when off

Google tracks customer movements with phones even when off

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Google has admitted tracking customers’ movements via their mobile phones using the web giant's Android operating system, even when they have disabled the functions allowing this.

Review: Google’s Pixel Buds have significant flaws, but I love them anyway

Review: Google’s Pixel Buds have significant flaws, but I love them anyway

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In many ways, Apple’s AirPods feel like a hardware manifestation of iOS’ defining characteristics: simplicity and design, sometimes at the expense of practicality. Google’s Pixel Buds play the same role for Android. They’re powerful, smart, and sometimes a little bit messy. That’s been reflected in reviews so far (yes, writers read other reviews), with reporters often citing the usefulness of the Assistant but decrying Google’s design or sound as being average or underwhelming

Android games, apps, movies and books feature on Google’s list of Play Store Black Friday deals

Android games, apps, movies and books feature on Google’s list of Play Store Black Friday deals

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You can get a number of "premium" Android games at up to 80 percent off from Google Play, as well as free Play Music and heavily discounted books.

Google might know more about your whereabouts than you think

Google might know more about your whereabouts than you think

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Quartz found that Google has been tracking Android Cell ID codes since January. Here's what that means.

Google promises to stop collecting Android location data after being caught

Google promises to stop collecting Android location data after being caught

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Yesterday, it came to light that Google had been tracking users of its Android operating systems regardless of whether or not location services had been turned off. The company has now firmly held its red hands high, stating that it will stop this data collection and find another way to improve its services. This information …

Google Following Android Users Not Using Location Services

Google Following Android Users Not Using Location Services

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Android-powered phones are collecting data about users’ location and sending it back to Google whether or not they’re connected to the Web, Quartz has learned. “Since the

Google Tracks Android Phones Even When Location Services Are Disabled

Google Tracks Android Phones Even When Location Services Are Disabled

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The idea is to use the Cell ID codes as an additional signal to improve the speed and performance of message delivery, but the data was never used for stores.

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