Tagged with: Android

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, plot, themes, comprehension and critical ...

Android’s ‘Factory Reset’ Doesn’t Fully Wipe Your Data

Android’s ‘Factory Reset’ Doesn’t Fully Wipe Your Data

Was that naked selfie you took really deleted before you sold your phone on eBay? A new study from security software vendor Avast calls into question the effectiveness of Android's factory reset option, which many people have relied upon to delete personal data from their old smartphones before reselling or making a ...

Rumor: Windows Phone May One Day Support Android Apps

Rumor: Windows Phone May One Day Support Android Apps

As Microsoft continues to evolve Windows Phone in hopes of greater market share, its latest trick could be to support Android apps on its handsets. That’s the latest rumor, according to Eldar Murtzin, a long-time industry insider who has a few correct predictions to his name. Murtzin tweeted the information on Tuesday ...

Your Android Device May Leak Your Wi-Fi Connection History

Your Android Device May Leak Your Wi-Fi Connection History

If you're using an Android phone that's less than three years old, it could be broadcasting the names of every Wi-Fi network you've connected to. A new investigation from the Electronic Frontier Foundation traced the behavior to a feature called Preferred Network Offload (PNO) introduced with the Honeycomb OS. As part of ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 2, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 2, 2014

Google recently showed off the future of Android at its I/O conference. The most exciting thing on display might have been a $20 piece of cardboard. Google’s Cardboard project is the company’s take on Virtual Reality – an area of tech that saw Facebook spend $2 billion to acquire VR device maker Oculus. So how does ...

Here’s What Google Didn’t Talk About at I/O

Here’s What Google Didn’t Talk About at I/O

The keynote at Google's big developer conference is over, and in its three hours(!) we found out about AndroidTV, Android Auto, and the next big release of Android for you phone. But there was also a ton of rumored stuff that Google didn't announce. Here's what was missing, and our best guesses at why. Coming into I/O, some ...

Google Play for Education is Now Available on Chromebooks

Google Play for Education is Now Available on Chromebooks

Last November, Google launched Google Play for Education, a portal for teachers and schools to more easily buy Android apps, books and educational YouTube video, and distribute them to their students. At the time, the program was solely focused on tablets, but starting Thursday, the team also launched support for ...

Google’s ‘Cardboard’ Take on VR Costs $20 (and is Completely Serious)

Google’s ‘Cardboard’ Take on VR Costs $20 (and is Completely Serious)

Amidst Google’s numerous announcements at its I/O developer conference, it was Google’s low-budget but practical take on virtual reality that was perhaps the most notable device, for me at least. Facebook may have dropped $2 billion to buy VR device maker Oculus, but, for Google, using cardboard and an Android device is ...

Google’s I/O 2014 Keynote: Everything You Need to Know

Google’s I/O 2014 Keynote: Everything You Need to Know

We were expecting an Android-news heavy show at this year’s Google I/O, and boy did we get one. More than anything else, today’s keynote demonstrated Google’s ambition to take its mobile OS basically everywhere: to your car, to your body, to your television, to your laptop, even into your workplace. We saw a preview ...

Google’s ‘Android Wear’ is Now Available for Consumers

Google’s ‘Android Wear’ is Now Available for Consumers

While the Android Wear emulator has been out for months, Google said at its I/O conference on Wednesday that the OS and hardware are now ready for consumers. Google is jumping into the wider wearables market with an Android-based OS designed for smartwatches and other wearables. Just like Android for phones and tablets, ...