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Another wave of sketchy apps has been banned from the Google Play Store. This time around, the offending apps all came from one publisher, CooTek, who has been accused by the security firm Lookout of deploying the malicious adware BeiTaAd in its apps.
Google has unveiled a new social media site called Shoelace and it's looking to take on the neighbourhood king, Facebook. Unlike the reigning social media site, however, Shoelace focuses on community rather than creating a global network and to get access, you'll need an exclusive invite. It's a little bit mysterious so here's what we know about it.
Google's Pixel smartphone series is known for its software rather than its sleek designs. Their upcoming Pixel 4 seems to be no exception. Which is a polite way of saying it looks like a dead dog's arse.
Gmail has over 80 keyboard shortcuts. You don’t need them all. You do need these 19. Not only are they faster than clicking buttons, they’ll encourage other good habits to help you plow through your inbox.
Aside from some faster running speeds, the update will offer a general overhaul of some of the much-loved and equally as hated features across Android devices.
If you’re curious about what the Android Q experience will be like, but have been holding off on installing any Android Q betas, it might be time to try out the latest version, released today. Not only is this iteration of Android Q “very close” to what you’ll experience in Android Q’s full public release, as Google describes, moving up to Android Q is a great way to thwart annoying apps from harvesting data they shouldn’t otherwise be able to access.
While Chrome has let users mute audio in individual tabs for some time, Google is currently testing a new media control feature in the browser’s latest Canary build. When enabled, users can play, pause, and skip/rewind audio and video content directly from the browser’s toolbar - incredibly convenient for silencing (or starting) Spotify while you work, for example, even if you’re not looking at the Spotify tab.
We are in full rumour mode in the lead up to the release of Google's Pixel 4 and as always, there's a leak causing a stir. This time, it's not a headphone jack-less design or a missing microSD slot. No, it's even more shocking. It's the return of the bezel.
Jumping back and forth between your phone and your PC can be annoying. Some messaging apps have web clients, so you don’t have to open your device to carry on a conversation. But there’s an easier way to reply to messages, check notifications and open your Android device’s screen without having to take your eyes off your PC.
The Google Lens has been out for nearly two years now but its impact was not quite as revolutionising as we'd all hoped. Apart from a few nifty tricks like trying to analyse what's in your camera, its lacklustre release has been, well... lacking.
Thankfully, following a new update, Google Lens will introduce some fun, and more importantly, useful new features.
Most of us have probably been enraged at some point by poor customer service and have wanted to let the world know about it. Whether it be to your loyal following on social media or anonymously on a product review site, we've all been there.
While it definitely doesn't solve the original problem, it leaves us feeling vindicated and that's what truly matters. Except that vindication could come at a huge cost.
Google’s next version of its mobile operating system, Android Q, isn’t quite ready for prime time just yet. For the brave few who don’t mind encountering a bug or two, you can download the beta of Android Q and try it out on your Android phone before it’s available to everyone else.
No matter how clean or secure your phone is, we all experience some anxiety when someone borrows it - even if only for a few minutes. For better or worse, we use our smartphones to manage critical parts of our lives, and one errant text or accidental “I left that photo up in my list of recently used apps” can cause a tremendous amount of grief.