If you’ve ever wanted to try out a game from the Google Play Store without needing to download the entire game onto your 16GB smartphone, the future is looking good for you. Google‘s giving you the ability to play games without actually installing them on your smartphone with Google Play Instant.
2018 has only just started but we’re already hearing rumours about the next version of Android, Android P. After relatively light modifications to the overall look of the OS from Android Marshmallow to Oreo, it appears Google is ready for a redesign.
How flashy will it be? We don’t know, but apparently it’s going to be notch-friendly.
As more people come online, dangers of being online, and the dangers of being attacked by someone you don’t even know from a country you’ve never even heard of become more apparent. It then becomes paramount for tech giants like Google — on which a lot of us have most of our lives stored — to push for a safer internet environment.
However, the security that they implement can only do so much if you don’t take this seriously too. So, here are 5 tips Google’s shared to help you stay just that little bit safer when you’re browsing online.
While Android has come a long way since the dark days and has matured into a really awesome mobile operating system, there’s one area where it simply can’t hold a candle to its rival, Apple’s iOS: Rate of adoption. About half a year after its launch, Android Oreo is still only on just over 1% of all Android devices.
Don’t you just love it when you wake up to a massive security exploit that affects pretty much every device you own that has a processor? If you do, you’re going to love it when you find out that there are actually TWO massive security exploits that affect pretty much every device you own that has a processor.
They’re called Meltdown and Spectre, and here’s what you should know about these vulnerabilities as well as what you can do to keep yourself safe.
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In their pursuit of connecting the “next billion”, Google’s focusing more heavily on entry-level devices. And when I say entry-level I’m talking about super-entry level devices. That’s where Android Oreo (Go edition) comes in. It’s a version of Google’s operating system that’s designed to run on cheap Android smartphones.
For many, YouTube has become the source of video entertainment because of how convenient it is to use on-the-go and the wealth of content that gets uploaded to it. However, watching those videos require a lot of data. If you’re someone who’s broke af and can only afford the most basic mobile data plans, your YouTube watching ability becomes severely limited.
This is where YouTube Go comes in with the goal of alleviating some of these data consumption concerns.
Isn’t it really annoying when you’re on your smartphone in a public space and out of the corner of your eye (or when your spidey senses start tingling) you notice someone looking at your smartphone’s screen. You make eye contact with them and they immediately avert their gaze in guilt.
How long have they been looking? What have they seen? Did they manage to take a look at that awful selfie you took yesterday before you deleted it from your gallery? Suddenly, you’re super self-conscious.
The good news is that that may not be a problem for much longer because a group of Google researchers have found the solution.
I mean, that’s what Google does best right? They take mundane things, dress them up, give users a slick new interface and suddenly everyone’s using it. Well, except social media and chat apps, they just cant seem to get those right (RIP Google Plus and Allo + Duo).
This time, they’re tackling a topic that plagues pretty much all of us: Limited mobile data quota. With their new app Datally, it looks like they want to make it so anyone can easily save data effortlessly. Good guy Google.
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I’m really happy Google’s now making hardware because if there was any company with a taste for what good products should look and feel like, it’s everyone’s favourite search engine. One of their latest products is this guy, the Google Home Mini and it’s the cutest smart home device I’ve ever seen.
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