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Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App

Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App

By Josh Wolford March 23, 2015

If you’re unsatisfied with the fact that Facebook is not a part of your phone call-making experience, you’re in luck. It appears that the company is working on a new app that inserts the Facebook experience into your actual phone …

Google Starts Android For Work Program Google Starts Android For Work Program

Google just announced a new program called Android for Work. It’s basically self-explanatory in that its aim is to get more Android smartphones and tablets in use in the workplace. “Over a billion people today carry Android smartphones—devices that are …

Google Facing Another Antitrust Probe – in Russia Google Facing Another Antitrust Probe – in Russia

Google is facing another antitrust investigation, as Russian search company Yandex has asked the country’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service to take a look at Google’s practices – specifically relating to Android. Yandex is upset by Google’s bundling of its search engine, …

Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit

It’s never been a better time to own a Chromecast, Google’s $35 streaming device. Not only does the functionality of the device continue to improve thanks to updates from Google as well as increased support by third-party apps, but Google …

Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful

Google Now may be getting a whole lot more useful as Google just announced that it’s integrating with third-party apps on Android. The company has already partnered with over 30 developers to bring new cards into the fold, giving users …

Android XML File Can Crash Devices Android XML File Can Crash Devices

Apparently all Android apps have a file called the AndroidManifest.xml, and this contains information the system has to have before it can run any of the app’s code. So it’s a pretty important file. Unfortunately, if that file is malformed, …

CES: New Android TV Devices On The Way CES: New Android TV Devices On The Way

Google unveiled Android TV at Google I/O back in June. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, the company announced that its partners are showing off some new devices for it, which will be shipped in the spring. These …

Amazon Is Giving Away These Android Apps Amazon Is Giving Away These Android Apps

Last week, Amazon made $220 worth of Android apps available for free through the Amazon Appstore. Now, they’re giving away more apps, which will typically cost you. There are 33 paid apps available for today only, so act fast if …

Report: Car Integration To Be Focus Of Next Android Report: Car Integration To Be Focus Of Next Android

Google is reportedly working to make its next version of Android (the “M” version) more compatible with cars, so that automakers can build it into their models. Google is not commenting on the matter, but Reuters is reporting on the …

Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain

Google announced the launch of a new Android toolchain, cleverly called “Jack and Jill.” Jack stands for Java Android Compiler Kit, and Jill stands for Jack Intermediate Library Linker. See what I mean? Clever, right? These are the two tools …

Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists

Earlier this week, we got a look at the top apps, movies, games, songs, etc. on iTunes. Today, its rival Google Play revealed its lists. These are packaged in a nice infographic: “It was a big year for entertainment, from …

Google Gives An Update On App Indexing Google Gives An Update On App Indexing

Google started testing app indexing on Android in October of last year, adding deep links from apps within search results on its operating system. In June, they opened it up to everyone. On Tuesday, Google provided an update on what’s …

Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts

Google continues to tweak Google Maps to make it more useful for things beyond simply finding locations and directions. The latest features are the addition of real-time weather and “quick facts” about places you search for. Here’s a look at …

Here’s A 17-Minute Discussion About Material Design Here’s A 17-Minute Discussion About Material Design

If you’re developing Android apps these days, you’re going to want to understand Material Design, which is the cornerstone of the latest version – 5.0 Lollipop. The subject was discussed at Devoxx 2014, and Google is now sharing that on …

Cellphone Deals Can Be Found Year Round

Cellphone deals seem like they would be exclusive to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and that is mostly true. If you’re in the market for the latest devices, you’ll have to wait for sales. What about low end devices? Have …

Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers

Google first introduced Android Auto, its vehicle-based Android platform, at Google I/O in June. The company has now released its APIs to developers to build Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. “For users, this means they simply connect their Android …

Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature

Google Keep, the company’s virtual post-it note app, now has a new helpful sharing feature. You can write ideas or shopping lists, and share them with friends or family. “So next time you create a list, share it on Keep …