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1 month ago

Dashlane password manager works with new Android M fingerprint security

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Dashlane, a popular password manager, has announced support for Android M's new fingerprint security.

Right on time after the announcement of new security APIs in the latest version of Android, the password manager will be one of the first to integrate with the new security platform. Using both the "Fingerprint" and "Confirm credentials" APIs, you will be able to access the Dashlane app, as well as display secure information within other apps, with just your fingerprint.

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1 month ago

You can now download Android M Developer Preview system images

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The Android M Developer Preview has been announced, and now it's time to try it out on a device.

After a little wait while the download links populated, you can now get to the Google Developers site and download an Android M factory image to flash onto a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and even a Nexus Player.

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1 month ago

Google Carboard gets a huge update with new hardware and software

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Google's simple VR experience has expanded to new devices, with new software and purposes.

As impressive as it is for Google to announce that over one million Cardboard viewers have been folded and activated around the world, you can't get far in a conversation about this inexpensive little box without hearing about the lack of support for many devices. Google has updated the Cardboard design to support larger devices like the Nexus 6, but has also updated the software to include iOS support. Perhaps more significant, the Cardboard team has announced a new classroom initiative called Expeditions, with software to help kids go on virtual field trips anywhere in the world.

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1 month ago

Google Play sees more than 50 billion installs in the past year, over one billion active users

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Google Play is growing along with Android, and there are currently over one billion active users, and it is growing worldwide.

Apps make our phones better, and Google Play is constantly growing because of this. In 2014, Google saw over 50 billion installs, and there are currently one billion active users. The growth is tremendous, but in areas like India, southeast Asia, and the Middle East the growth is twice as fast as the rest of the world.

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1 month ago

Google's 'Android Nanodegree' is a six-month course to teach Android development

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If you're interested in learning how to develop Android apps, Google wants to help.

Announced at Google I/O today, Google is partnering with Udacity to create an Android learning course set that will teach you the basics of developing for the platform in just six months. The course is just $200 per month, a steal compared to what you'd pay at a large university, and at the end you'll have a "Nanodegree" in the subject.

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1 month ago

It'll soon be easier to find family-friendly content on Google Play

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Google has detailed some of the changes coming to the Google Play Store that make it easier for parents to find family-friendly content.

Google is making it easier for parents to find family-friendly content in the Play Store. The company is implementing a new system that offers filtered app and content results, sorted by age groups, and appropriate results will now have the new Family Star on them.

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1 month ago

Google to offer developers Universal App Campaigns

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Google will give app developers what they are calling Universal App Campaigns, which should offer a better way to promote apps with Google's services.

During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, the company announced what they called Universal Ad Campaigns, which offers app developers a way to set how much they are willing to spend for ads, so that the right ads will appear in the right places.

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1 month ago

Full offline Google Maps access coming later this year

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Fully offline access is coming to Google Maps in the future, along with turn-by-turn navigation and more.

At Google I/O today, Google announced that offline maps are coming to Google Maps later this year. With offline maps, users will be able to save maps and search for things with everything they've become used to with the online version of Maps. You'll be able to browse reviews, hours, and even get turn-by-turn voice directions—all while offline.

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1 month ago

Google 'Now on Tap' will bring lots of new help to Android M

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A supercharged update to Google Now is headed to Android M, and it's all about "in the moment" features.

Google is all about showing off their knowledge engines, and for a while Google Now has been a big part of that experience. Alongside all of the updates to Google's Machine Learning systems, which make Google Now bigger, faster, and smarter, Android M is going to take things one step further and offer additional "in the moment" features to Google Now. These new and improved features to Google Now have earned the name Now on Tap, and it's going to be a huge push into the individual apps and services you use every day.

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1 month ago

Google Photos is all about smartly organizing all of your photos and videos

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Google Photos at I/O

Google Photos is the company's new service and app that is separate from Google+ that was introduced today at the Google I/O conference.

During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Anil Sabharwal, the company's Photos director, introduced the all-new Google Photo app.

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1 month ago

Project Brillo is Google's operating system for the Internet of Things

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Google has annoucned Project Brillo, their operating system for the Internet of Things.

Google has introduced Project Brillo, their operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT). Brillo is derived from Android, but is scrubbed down to the barest level so that it will run on many devices without a large footprint.

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1 month ago

Google to offer improved app-to-app links for Android M

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Android apps will soon be able to offer app-to-app links, according to a new development program announced by Google today.

During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Google announced that it will allow app developers to put in app-to-app links in their programs.

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1 month ago

The Android M Developer Preview is coming for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Player

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The Android M Developer Preview is here, and you'll be able to have it on your Nexus soon.

If you have a Nexus 5, 6, 9 or Player, you'll be able to download and flash an Android M Developer Preview in short order, and while it's focused on developers to get acquainted with the new version, we're sure a few enthusiasts will be taking a peek as well.

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1 month ago

App Permissions are getting a massive overhaul in Android M

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Google's next version of Android that grants users granular control over what permissions each app is granted.

The next version of Android has been officially unveiled, and one of the most impressive features added into the M experience is App Permissions. Gone are the days where you agree to allow apps unlimited access to a ton of different permissions when you got to install something. Instead, users will be asked for permission to access core parts of their device when the app needs it.

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1 month ago

Android M to provide a new web experience for apps

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A new web experience is coming to Android apps with the release of Android M.

Android apps will get a new web experience with the release of Android M. Apps will be able to access Chrome Custom Tabs, which allow apps to securely use the information you've stored in Chrome.

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