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A Closer Look At The New Android M Permissions

A Closer Look At The New Android M Permissions

By Chris Crum June 1, 2015

Google unveiled the developer preview of Android M last week, and among the new additions are some changes to permissions. “Apps can trigger requests for permissions at runtime, in the right context, and users can choose whether to grant the …

Google Unveils Android M Developer Preview & Tools At Google I/O Google Unveils Android M Developer Preview & Tools At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google announced a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M Release as well as related tools. Google says the release focuses on improving the core user experience of Android, including thousands of …

Google I/O: Google Unveils Android Pay Google I/O: Google Unveils Android Pay

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled Android Pay, its answer to Apple Pay, and it’s separate from the company’s existing payment platform Google Wallet. Google describes it as “the simple and secure way to pay with your Android phone,” …

Mobile Apps Mean More For Search Visibility Mobile Apps Mean More For Search Visibility

If your business doesn’t have a mobile app yet, it might be time to change that…for SEO purposes. Now it’s an even better idea to have an app available for both Android and iOS users. Google is indexing app content …

‘Ok Google’ Coming To More Android Apps ‘Ok Google’ Coming To More Android Apps

Google is giving developers a new way to let Android users interact with their apps with voice commands. The company announced the launch of its first set of partners for custom voice actions, as well as plans to expand it …

Facebook Is Still Trying to Take Over Your Phone, New ‘Hello’ App Shows You Info on Callers Facebook Is Still Trying to Take Over Your Phone, New ‘Hello’ App Shows You Info on Callers

Back in March, it slipped that Facebook was testing a new phone app that would serve as an Android dialer and caller ID app. Internal testing called it “Phone”. Now that app has materialized as Hello, which Facebook is launching …

Google Does More With Recently Added Ranking Signal Google Does More With Recently Added Ranking Signal

Google announced on Thursday that it has indexed 30 billion links within apps, and that it will now show Android users apps in search results even if the user hasn’t already installed them. This is the latest move by the …

Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action? Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action?

After a five-year long investigation, the European Commissioned announced it has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services by favoring its own comparison shopping product …

Gmail Just Got Better On Android Gmail Just Got Better On Android

Google announced an update to its Gmail app for Android with some much-needed new features. Late last year, the app got an update that enabled users to add email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Microsoft Outlook. The new …

Apple Will Now Let You Trade in Your Android Phone Apple Will Now Let You Trade in Your Android Phone

Apple is expanding its “Reuse and Recycle” program it began in 2013. Starting now, in many locations, you can trade in non-Apple smartphones and receive credit toward the purchase of an iPhone. Individual Apple retail stores have changed the language …

Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App

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 …

Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games

Google announced a couple of updates for Google Play, which will affect both developers and users. There’s a new content rating system as well as a new app review process. The content rating system is based on age, and applies …

Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos

There’s been talk of 360-degree videos coming to YouTube for a while now, but on Friday, the company began to offer them to the world, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome. First, let’s just get right to the …

Google Finally Launches AdWords App Google Finally Launches AdWords App

Google launched a new AdWords app for Android on Wednesday, offering advertisers a way to manage campaigns on the go. It’s hard to believe Google is just now offering such an app, but better late than never, right? Advertisers can …

How To Set Up App Indexing For Ranking In Google How To Set Up App Indexing For Ranking In Google

Last week, Google made two announcements about how it will rank search results on mobile devices going forward. The one that has received the greatest amount of attention is the inclusion of a mobile-friendly ranking signal, which will go into …

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, …