Articles for 2015

Android Google Wallet App Updated

The Google Wallet app, which is compatible for Android users, has underwent some changes that make the updated version much more efficient and user friendly. For people not quite caught up on the latest smartphone app innovations or for those Apple Pay users who are unfamiliar with Google Wallet, it is a free app that acts [...]

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Here’s how to unlock four secret Functions in Android

Here’s how to find Google’s Easter eggs, for the four latest versions of its Android operating system. Android (5.0) Lollipop Google made a hidden Flappy Bird clone featuring the Android robot (and yes, it’s just as difficult as the original). To find it, go to Settings, About Phone, and then tap the version number five [...]

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Consumers withdraw U.S. lawsuit against Google over Android app limits

(Reuters) – Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc (GOOGL.O) on Friday withdrew their case accusing the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google’s own applications the default option. The class action lawsuit, filed by two smartphone customers in May 2014, was dismissed [...]

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Google says it cut Android malware in half in 2014

Google has been cracking down on Android malware, and according to a new Android State of the Union report, it’s starting to see real progress in the fight against harmful software. The new report says that the global rate of harmful software installs fell by 50 percent over the course of 2014. By Google’s accounting, [...]

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ODU adjunct professor sues Google over Android commercial

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — An adjunct professor at Old Dominion University is suing Google for allegedly using him as “comic relief” in an Android commercial early this year. Lawyers representing the plaintiff, Timothy Werner, filed the complaint in Norfolk federal court Tuesday, requesting a trial by jury for civil damages exceeding $75,000. The lawsuit centers on [...]

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Google is finally starting to squash its two separate operating systems together Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-chrome-os-is-getting-closer-to-android-2015-3#ixzz3WTnsIRRZ

Matt Weinberger Mar. 31, 2015, 1:00 PM It’s always been a little puzzling why Google had two operating systems, Android and Chrome OS. Over time, Google seems to have realized that itself, and is bringing the two closer and closer together. Today, Google took the wraps off some new features coming to Chrome devices that [...]

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9 time-saving search tips for Google on Android and iOS Spotlight

Ben Patterson PCWorld Google and Spotlight search are two of the best time-saving tools on your Android or iOS device. And yet it’s easy to forget about the little Google search box on the home screen. Spotlight search on the iPhone and iPad fares worse, given that it’s completely hidden until you give your home screen [...]

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