Microsoft's mobile browser, Edge continues to cross new important milestones on the Android platform. The app achieved 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store back in December 2017, which was quite an important record for Microsoft's browser. Fast forward six months and Microsoft Edge crosses the 5 million downloads mark, an even greater achievement for the Android app. If the trend continues and people keep downloading and using Microsoft Edge on their Android devices, we wouldn't be surprised if the browser will reach more than 10 million downloads by the end of the year. If ...
Google has taken concrete steps over the years to clamp down on the spread of malware-infused apps through the Play Store and other portals. It has now made a minor yet significant change to the Play Store which may go a long way in improving security on the platform. It’s now adding a “small amount” of security metadata to Android APKs so that it can be ensured that apps have been distributed through the Play Store or any other approved channel.
Now, your smartphone just got a little bit smarter. Anyone can now easily get an approximate measurement of something by pointing a smartphone at it. To accomplish this, users need to download the Google Measure app to a smartphone running the Android operating system 7.0 & up that supports the ARCore.
Google has introduced a small change to Play Store apps that could significantly protect several Android users. From a report: Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that's the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the developer. You can't install an application that hasn't been signed during its final build, so that means that all apps built using the latest APK Signature Scheme will have a nice little chunk of DRM built into them
Google is making it easier for Chrome users across the globe to access content that they need to stay on top of even when they don’t have an internet connection. Staying on top of news can be difficult when there’s no connectivity to users can’t get connected to the internet for a couple of days if they’re out of coverage area. Google has thus introduced a new way for Chrome on Android users in more than 100 countries across the globe to surf the web even when they don’t have a constant internet connection.
The wearables market might not be exactly booming right now, but regardless growth is expected in the segment. Apple is currently leading with its Apple Watch. However, Google is aiming to take the wearables fight directly to Apple, and hinted back in May that it could be rolling out a Pixel Wearable running its Android Wear OS to directly
Google Chrome for Android will automatically download articles over Wi-Fi for offline reading Google in its latest update for Chrome browser for Android, has introduced a new feature that will automatically download news articles while connected to a free or un-metered Wi-Fi connection so that the user can view them later. This new feature is
A small but significant change was made to the Play Store this week, and it affects all Android apps. Google is now adding a “small” string of security metadata to all Android APKs, which is designed to ensure the apps are authentic and have come from the Play Store or other approved source. In other words, it’s DRM (digital rights … Continue reading
DRM is something that's usually associated with streaming music and video, but there's no reason that it can't be put to other uses. Proving this, Google has started using a form of DRM to improve app security by verifying that APKs originate from the Play Store. It's a system that works much like signed drivers in Windows. The aim is simple: to improve the security of Android users by ensuring that they are using genuine apps that have not been tampered with in any way. Google is not referring to the new system as DRM, saying instead that it is…
13 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Google Podcasts, Adobe Spark Post, and IGTV (6/10/18 - 6/23/18)
Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today we have some of the biggest players out there including the likes of Google, Adobe, Instagram, and Yahoo. Heck, I even have a live wallpaper and a WTF listing to round out the list. So get ready because these are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.
Metadata will be added to application files when they are digitally signed and built. That's a lot of letters to say DRM.
Microsoft has finally added the ability to make a visual search using images on its Bing engine.Bing will now allow you to make a search using an image captured from your smartphone camera, Cnet reported.The AI-powered feature is similar to Google Lens. It will be available starting in the US on Bing for iOS, Android, and Microsoft Launcher. It will also be available on Microsoft Edge for Android.