If you have been watching any of the Rio Olympics 2016 coverage over the weekend, you may have spotted a new ad from Google for their Google Photos app. The ad targets a specific set of users – those with smartphones that have smaller amounts of internal storage, like 16GB devices – and Google’s solution to help them manage space. The Google Photos features has actually been present for a while now and gives users an option to free up device space by deleting photos and videos that have already been backed up to the Google Photos cloud. Read more
Security researcher Salvador Mendoza revealed last week that he has discovered a weakness in Samsung Pay security that could allow an attacker to skim credit card tokens. Once a token is grabbed by an attacker, it can be used on other phones to make fraudulent payments. The source of the weakness is found in the magnetic secure transmission (MST) technology which is unique to Samsung Pay and allows it to be used with standard card swipe hardware at retailer locations. Read more
As fall draws closer we start to look for the official launch of both Android 7.0 Nougat and new Nexus smartphones from Google. One of the peculiarities that has surfaced in recent leaks and rumors is a new onscreen home button for the Nexus devices. Thus far that home button has appeared as a static image as shown above. Now, an animation has surfaced showing how the button will be animated assuming this feature makes it to launch. Read more
If you haven’t heard about the Pokémon Go craze or seen the multitude of young, and not so young, people wandering aimlessly on the sidewalks trying to catch Pikachu and friends, you may well have been in a coma for the last few weeks. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the game, developed by Niantic and licensed from Nintendo, has taken the world by storm, earning more than $1.6 million in profits every day since launching on July 6th. But how popular is the game really? Join us after the break to find out. Read more
There’s a familiar game that’s now playable from the comfort of your home. Starting today, Snowman and Noodlecake Studios’ Alto’s Adventure is on Android TV so that you can slide down mountains and rescue llamas while listening to peaceful, beautiful music.
Although it may be a bit overshadowed by giant cloud storage providers like Dropbox of Google Drive, Box is still around and their developers continue to work on improvements to the app. Last year the company launched new native SDKs for Android to help other developers implement access to Box in their apps and titles. Now, using their own SDK for development, Box announced the launch of Box for Android 4.0.
Google launched Chrome 52 today, and with it came a major performance boost for video playback on Android.
With all of the hoopla about the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 yesterday, it would be easy to forget that one of the world’s largest sporting events is about to get under way. The Olympic Games, being held in Rio this time around, will kick off later today, and as you would expect in this day and age, there is an official app to go along with it. Join us after the break for more details and a download link. Read more
Niantic made several changes to Pokémon Go in the last update, primarily removing the footprints feature. Now, the company is offering some transparency on all of the changes it made.
Google has updated Search for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, allowing users from all over the world to get information on the event with a quick search.