A new report says that Google has plans to reveal a new payments API, Android Pay, as part of their 2015 I/O developer conference in late May. This rumor comes after the company announced it was acquiring some technology from another payment system, Softcard.
Microsoft released an experimental Android app today called Keyboard for Excel in the Google Play Store. As the name suggests, it's been developed to make typing easier for the Android version of Excel easier, but it can work with any app.
Google Maps is known for its fantastic mapping data and location database, but there are also great alternatives out there.
Just because Google Maps comes pre-loaded on your phone and tablet doesn't mean that it's the only choice for you to use when it comes to mapping. Google has put a lot of time and money into making Maps one of the best navigation apps out there, and has incredibly...
A new update for the Google Calendar app will be rolling out over the next few days that brings some useful new features. Many of these features, such as the new 7-day week view with pinch-to-zoom, have been added thanks to feedback from Google Calendar users.
Barclays has announced that Pingit users in the UK will be able to use their smartphones to send money using Twitter handles, which would remove the requirement for mobile numbers and bank account details to be exchanged. The new feature will go live on March 10.
Google Maps is a powerful tool, so make it work for you with some of these clever tips and tricks.
If you haven't noticed by now, we're lined up a pretty great series of getting to know Google Maps. We've covered everything from the basics down to more intricate uses, and now we wanted to round up the top tips and tricks for using Google Maps on your Android.
Some of these are big time...
Being a tech-forward parent presents its own unique set of challenges, and letting your kids use YouTube is one of the best examples of this.
I have trouble believing that YouTube is safe for adults most days, which is why I'm often hovering over my children to ensure whatever they are watching on Google's video service is safe. It's not even that YouTube is bad for children — the service just...
The Twitter team has rolled out an update for the official Android app, enabling the "While you were away" feature. This helps you to remain up-to-date with everything happening on the micro-blogging site, providing you with some top tweets determined by who you interact with most on Twitter.
Google has just announced that it has acquired "technology and intellectual property" from the online payments company Softcard. It has also revealed that its Google Wallet app will soon be pre-installed on Android devices sold by AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. The specific financial terms of these deals were not disclosed. Rumors about the Softcard acquisition were first reported in...
Fans of Marvel's superheroes will soon have yet another mobile game to check out that pits their biggest characters against one another. Today, DeNA and Marvel Entertainment revealed that Marvel Mighty Heroes is coming soon to Android devices on the Google Play Store. The free-to-play brawler will feature online co-op for up to four players in a game that has a cartoon-theme art style.
YouTube (and the internet in general) can be quite the daunting place for parents to have their kids roaming free on. Google has released a new YouTube app, specifically developed for younger audiences. It's a new portal for parents to have their children learn about various topics and discover exciting resources.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 22 Feb 2015 3:43 pm
Our weekly app picks
It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.
Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can...
Google has two distinctly different apps — Maps and Earth — that can handle similar tasks but are used in very different ways.
Whereas on the desktop you can quickly switch between the informative Maps interface and detailed full-blown satellite Earth view, the experience is a bit choppier when you're juggling Maps and Earth apps on Android. Google Maps contains all of the navigation,...
The latest mobile gaming app hit is Trivia Crack, but its method of using questions supplied by its many players has created a backlog of questions that are still awaiting approval. The app, developed by Etermax, gets an average of one million questions per day submitted by users, according to the developer's founder Maximo Cavazzani.
DirecTV customers now have full access to the video streaming mobile apps provided by ABC and its parent company Disney. That includes the WatchESPN app along with a bunch of other apps offering both live and on-demand video content.
USA Today — the No. 3 newspaper in the U.S. — this week pushed an update to its Android application that adds support for Android Wear smartwatches.
You'll be prompted to set up notifications for your smartwatch after updating, and you can choose when to get the twice-daily five-headline burst on your wrist. (I've left it at the default 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. times.) After that, just sit back and...
IFTTT, always the tinkerer's dream, is making some big changes today with the launch of a new set of apps and a rebranding of its main app. The three new apps, called Do Button, Do Camera and Do Note, are meant to be specialized single-use apps — accompanied by widgets — that are simpler to set up and can tie into your favorite products and apps to perform a single action very well.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 18 Feb 2015 5:07 pm
Google Docs for Android scored a small update today that brings a couple of new, minor features. Coming along for the ride is support for cutting, copying, and pasting text, images, and tables in Office Compatibility mode. Additionally, you'll now have the ability to insert links into Google documents
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 18 Feb 2015 3:37 pm
Requiring a password for purchases will let you control who can buy what.
There are a lot of things to spend money on inside the Google Play store app on your Android. Some apps cost a few bucks, some have in-app purchases (some have too many) and others have subscriptions for monthly or yearly fees. Like everything else that can cost money, it's always a good idea to keep tabs on where...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 18 Feb 2015 3:37 am
NBC has rolled out a significant update to its Android app that brings live streaming functionality in select markets as well as the ability to watch full episodes of the network's classic shows. To access live streaming content, you're going to need a subscription to a cable or satellite partner in available markets, but you can watch older NBC shows such as The A-Team, Miami Vice, Battlestar...