All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android’

Google Play Search Ads Now Available To All

Google Play Search Ads Now Available To All

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was expanding paid search advertising to the Google Play store. Given that people frequently go there to search for apps, this seemed like an obvious place for search ads, and it’s still surprising it’s taken Google this long to offer them to app makers. Better late than never though. Google has been testing …

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YouTube on Android Is Making Crappy Vertical Videos More Bearable

YouTube on Android Is Making Crappy Vertical Videos More Bearable

Do you watch or upload a lot of videos on YouTube? Are you sickened by what you see on a daily basis? Do you ever get so frustrated with video orientation that you often hurl your phone across the room in a blinding rage? Vertical Video Syndrome (VVS) is a condition that affects one in every two people. Symptoms include, …

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Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

Google Play Downloads 85% Higher Than App Store [Report]

App Annie, an app data service, which is in use by a reported 700,000 apps, released some new data looking at Android vs. iOS apps. The biggest finding is that in Q2, Google Play’s worldwide downloads were about 85% higher than those from Apple’s App Store. App Annie calls this a significant increase from the 70% gap it saw in …

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Google Makes Some Changes To AdWords Express

Google Makes Some Changes To AdWords Express

Google has updated the AdWords Express app for Android with a new design as well as some adjustments that make it easier to manage your campaigns. Google launched the AdWords Express mobile app roughly a year ago as a way for small businesses to have more control over their marketing efforts on the go. Google briefly explains the new changes …

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Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google just launched a new Google Cloud Console mobile app for Android with its iOS counterpart on the way. The app lets you manage your Google Cloud Platform resource from your phone. You can look at your system’s health, view projects, set alerts, and monitor billing and resources. To put this in perspective, Google shares this little scenario: You knew …

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Microsoft Just Launched Office For Android Phones

Microsoft Just Launched Office For Android Phones

Microsoft announced that Office for Android is now generally available and in the Google Play Store. In other words, Android users can take advantage of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on their Android phones. Each has its own app, and join those that were already released for Android tablets. “Five weeks ago, we announced the Office for Android phone preview,” says …

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Google Just Made It Easier To Give Presentations

Google just made things a whole lot easier for those using Google Slides to give presentations. Slides now supports Chromecast so setting up is as easy as beaming it to a screen with one of the two. Take a look: “Google Slides helps you tell beautiful, meaningful stories. But sometimes, presenting these stories can be a hassle, especially when wires, …

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Gmail Adds Security For Yahoo & Microsoft Accounts On Android

Last year, the Gmail Android app got a major update that finally enabled users to use third-party accounts, such as those from Yahoo and Microsoft. Now, the app has taken things a step further in the right direction by adding improved security for such accounts. On Wednesday, Google announced Oauth support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts. Here’s what they had …

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Chrome For Android Now Lets You Get Quick Answers

Google announced the launch of a handy new search feature for Chrome for Android, which enables users to perform quick searches from webpages to learn more about the thing’s they’re already reading about. This way, you don’t have to open an new tab to search for something or go to the Google app to do so. Google software engineer Donn …

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Facebook Launches ‘Lite’ Version For Android

Facebook is all about speeding up its user experience on mobile devices. That’s the whole reason it launched Instant Articles, its partnership with publishers, which sees content hosted on Facebook for faster loading times. In another effort, Facebook has announced the launch of Facebook Lite, a new version of Facebook for Android that uses less data and works “well” across …

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Workplace Communication App Slack Gets Major Android Update

Slack, a team communication tool, which is quickly gaining popularity and reportedly drawing acquisition interest from a variety of companies, just launched a major update to its somewhat lackluster Android app. The experience has been completely redesigned, and they’ve made efforts to speed it up to address a common complaint about slowness within the app. The design has eliminated its …

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A Closer Look At The New Android M Permissions

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 permission,” explained Android product manager Jamal Eason. “Making permission requests right when they’re needed means users can get up and …

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