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Google And Udacity Team Up To Teach The Basics Of Android App Development

A few months ago, Google and Udacity released their first “nanodegree” course for intermediate Android development. Today, they’re going backwards to teach you the absolute basics.


This List Shows When Nexus Devices Will Stop Receiving Android Updates

Reliable Android updates are a key selling point of Google’s Nexus line of phones. Even Nexuses have an expiration date, though. Now, Google has a published list of when you can stop expecting updates for your Nexus phone or tablet.


Gmelius Adds A Ton Of Scheduling, Snoozing, Tweaking And Customisation Options To Gmail

Chrome/Opera/Safari/Firefox (Beta): It’s been a while since we highlighted Gmelius, the add-on that cleans up Gmail’s interface. It’s grown since then, and now has features to send emails later on a schedule, snooze them, bundle in useful reminders and block email trackers.


Apple iOS 10 VS Google Android: Which Is Leading The Way?

Both Apple and Google use their developer conferences to introduce updates to their mobile operating systems. Google IO, held last month, introduced Google’s latest version “N” of Android, along with new apps. Apple has done the same this week at its World Wide Developer Conference, introducing iOS 10.

While both Apple and Google are likely to be monitoring each others’ releases to stay competitive, there is a big difference underlying the Android and iOS approaches to feature development that means their respective focus will also differ. Read on to find out more.


Google Prompt Makes Two-Factor Authentication Easy

Two-factor authentication (2FA) makes logging onto web services much more secure but it can also be a pain in the neck as it adds an extra step to the sign in process. Usually this involves typing in verification codes that you have to retrieve from an app on your phone. Google is attempting to simplify 2FA with a new feature for its online services called Google Prompt. Here’s what you need to know.


Android Apps For Chrome OS Are Here, And They're The Future Of Both Platforms

Google just made the entire library of Android apps available to Chromebook owners — but for now, just the Chromebook Flip. After trying a few, my Flip is now one of my most useful devices. There are still some rough edges, but in the near future, you’ll have a much more reason to buy a Chromebook.


YakYak Is A Desktop Client For Hangouts With A Dark Mode And Notification Options

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you want a desktop version of Google Hangouts, you have plenty of options, including an official option from Google, but the Google route doesn’t work super well and requires Chrome to run. YakYak is a desktop client for Hangouts that works like a regular desktop app.


Google Will Start Showing Direct Answers When You Search For Medical Symptoms

While it’s almost never a good idea to search for medical symptoms online, Google is at least making the process a little easier on mobile by giving you direct answers to the symptoms you search for.


Android Play Store Arrives On Dev Channel Of Chromebook Flip, More Devices Soon

Chrome OS: About a month ago, Google announced that the Play Store would be coming to Chrome OS, bringing over a million Android apps with it. Last week, the rollout began. If you have a Chromebook Flip (one of our favourite Chromebooks), you can switch to the developer channel and try it out now.


How To Reclaim The 'Backspace To Go Back A Page' Feature In Chrome

You used to be able to hit backspace to go back to a previous webpage in Chrome but a month ago, Google indicated that it will be removing this feature in a future update for the web browser. The backspace hotkey was omitted from the Canary release of Chrome and now it has been taken out of the Beta version of the latest update. The end is nigh for users (like myself) who do take advantage of the backspace to return to previous page function. The good news is there is a way to keep it with a Chrome extension, aptly named Back To Backspace. Here are the details.


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