Tagged with: Android

Google Brings Targeted Mobile App Install Ads to YouTube, Search

Google Brings Targeted Mobile App Install Ads to YouTube, Search

Google on Tuesday announced plans to bring targeted mobile app install ads to YouTube and Search. Through the Google Play store, the company is already able to analyse which search terms result in the highest number of downloads for any given app category. If someone is looking for a last minute hotel room, for instance, ...

How to Easily Switch from iOS to Android (or Vice Versa)

How to Easily Switch from iOS to Android (or Vice Versa)

You find iOS/Android annoying, and all your friends say Android/iOS is, like, way better. So you’ve finally decided it’s time to switch phones. Let’s do it. Contacts and calendars, from iOS to Android: Android uses your Google account’s contacts and calendars, so sync your iPhone to Google. Settings > Mail, ...

Apple and Google are Now Vying for Exclusivity in Mobile Gaming

Apple and Google are Now Vying for Exclusivity in Mobile Gaming

A long-running battle between Apple and Google for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames. The two Silicon Valley giants have been wooing game developers to ensure that top-tier game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating systems, people familiar with the ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 21, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 21, 2014

The Heartbleed bug is one of the worst threats to online security and privacy in recent memory. Worse yet, the bug isn’t limited to computers – there’s also a chance your Android device is at risk, too. Google knows about Heartbleed and is working on a software patch, but your device could be at risk. Luckily, ...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

I've been using the Samsung Galaxy S4 as my main mobile device for just about a year now (it launched in March 2013 and was made publically available in April 2013) and I like it – but to be as honest as possible, I don't love it. My main issues with the S4 have to do with the camera, battery life, ergonomics and ...

Google Launches Standalone Camera App in Google Play

Google Launches Standalone Camera App in Google Play

Google has just launched its own Camera app in the Play Store. Simply called Google Camera, the app looks a bit different from the camera software currently shipping in Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has made a number of improvements and refinements here, introducing a much cleaner interface "that gets out of your way" with a ...

Chrome Remote Desktop (Android) Lets You Access PCs and Macs from Anywhere

Chrome Remote Desktop (Android) Lets You Access PCs and Macs from Anywhere

Google on Wednesday launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, which lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet. You can download the new app now directly from Google Play. The app’s description says you can “securely access your computers from your Android device” but doesn’t ...

How to Check if Heartbleed Affected Your Android Phone

How to Check if Heartbleed Affected Your Android Phone

The catastrophic Heartbleed security bug that has already bitten Yahoo Mail, the Canada Revenue Agency, and other public websites also poses a formidable threat to end-user applications and devices, including millions of Android handsets, security researchers warned. Handsets running version 4.1.1 of Google's mobile ...

Android is Closing the App Revenue Gap Against iOS

Android is Closing the App Revenue Gap Against iOS

Android’s position as the most dominant smartphone platform worldwide is also having an impact on mobile app download growth, and now, increasing revenue. Google’s app marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s iOS App Store in Q1, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. However, ...

Android Will Now Routinely Scan Your Apps to Check for Malware

Android Will Now Routinely Scan Your Apps to Check for Malware

Google is making a change to its Android security systems on Thursday that is meant to ensure that users who install apps from outside of the Google Play store are a bit safer from malicious apps. Currently, Android users can have Google scan their apps for malicious code at the time of installation. Going forward, Google ...