News tagged: Android
Selling a streaming box that has piracy add-ons is illegal, a court in the EU has decided. The European Union's Court of Justice ruled against Mr. Wullems, the owner of a site that was selling multimedia players configured for easy pirated content viewing.
Millions of Android devices have been infected by an adware called FalseGuide. The malware enters people's devices by convincing people to install apps that appear to be guides for popular games. Users often give these apps unnecessary permissions, growing their impact.
Google Maps on Android and iOS now come with a parking feature that can be used to save your parking location. The feature first showed up last month as part of the app's beta. It's easy to use on both platforms. The most you have to do is tap a button to drop a pin.
Android users have received Spotify's "Behind the Lyrics" feature, which gives insight into the meaning of certain songs. The music streaming service began offering lyric analysis through a partnership with Genius that began last year. It's appeared in a small set of playlists.
On the official Facebook page, Nokia officially unveiled a special version of its Steel HR smartwatch. The company believes that the Special Edition Leather watch would make a great gift for Mother's Day. The new Steel HR watch is slightly more expensive, priced at €229.95 and
Samsung phones and tablets are now going to feature Google Play Music as their default music streaming app. Unlike in prior years, Samsung Music isn't present. Play Music comes with both a free streaming option and a premium ad-free option. This could help Play Music grow.
iPhone ownership in the United States has reached a new high point. ComScore reports there are 85.8 million iPhone owners over the age of 13, which is more than there have ever been. That's based on data from Q4 2016. iPhone 6 and 6s are still the most popular.
Instagram for Android can now be used without an internet connection. With the app's offline mode, you can browse and create posts without being connected. Anything that's already been downloaded will be available for viewing, commenting, liking, and saving.
Google Maps for iOS has added a destination history section that'll show you every place you've gone using the app. The list of destinations is available in the Your Timeline area. This feature has been available on Google's Android and desktop for years.
PayPal is working with Android Pay to expand into mobile payments. This will enable people to use PayPal as an option within Android Pay, meaning its usefulness is reaching into regular retail stores and mobile apps. The partnership initially lets a PayPal balance be used.
Tumblr has come out with a new app that aims to make watching YouTube videos a social activity. The new Cabana app lets up to six people video chat while watching a piece of content. When you're in a Cabana chat, anyone in the room can browse YouTube and pick a video.
Google has reached a $7.8 million settlement in an Android-related antitrust case in Russia. The settlement was reached with Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service, which claimed Google was violating the country's local competition rules. The case began with a complaint.
The Wear24, a smartwatch from Verizon, will be available beginning May 11. It'll enter the market online and in stores. The device offers LTE connectivity on the Verizon network and it runs Android Wear 2.0. The Wear24 will be available in three colors.
A new feature in Instagram, Collections, lets users organize their saved pictures. Like with your regular individual saved photos, all of the collections are private. The feature is somewhat similar to how items can be organized in Pinterest. Post saves were added in December.
Huawei sold 5 million units of its Mate 9 smartphone during the first four months after its November 2016 release. The device is considered a strong high-end handset, offering a dual-lens Leica camera, a large display, and a nice design. It costs $750 in the US.
A couple cities in India have received two new services from Google, one for food delivery and one for servicing your home. Both capabilities are found in a single new app called Areo. The app is first arriving in Mumbai and Bangalore, and only on Android.
Lenovo is working on more budget Moto phones that'll be even less expensive than its G5 Plus, which costs $230. The new models, known as the Moto C and C Plus, are entry-level Android Nougat handsets, reports VentureBeat. Both are said to have 5-inch displays.
Google has added a feature to image search that lets people browse for purchasable items that seem to be similar to whatever is in a picture. With the "Similar Items" system on the web and on Google's Android app, you can find products along with links to buy them.
Sling TV's Cloud DVR feature has expanded to more devices. The feature, which gives subscribers up to 50 GB of storage for holding on to content, is now reaching Android and Roku devices. Cloud DVR was initially limited to working on Amazon Fire devices.
A beta of YouTube Go is now out on Android. The new version of YouTube's app was first mentioned by Google last year. It's intended for countries that have less reliable internet connections. With YouTube Go, users can download videos for offline viewing.