Dropbox scanning now available in Android

May 3rd, 2017

In the past, “scanning documents” meant using a dedicated scanner to convert the physical document into a PDF or image file. Nowadays, however, you can simply scan documents on your phone. The camera feature has made it incredibly easy to capture an image of your document.

A 5-minute guide to migrating Android data

April 15th, 2017

2017April14Android_AWhen moving from one Android phone to another, how smoothly you are able to migrate contacts and settings often ends up determining how happy you are with the new phone. Even though there’s more than one way to go about it, each approach is a simple affair.

The best features of Android’s Nougat 7.0

March 30th, 2017

170px-01The good news? Google will be rolling out more features for Android 7.0 Nougat and Marshmallow devices earlier than expected! The bad news? Google hasn’t yet confirmed which devices are eligible for the latest upgrades. In the meantime, here are four prominent features you should be keeping your eyes on:

Quick Switch
What this feature allows you to do is to quickly jump between the two most recently used apps with a double-tap on the Overview button.

Malware on Android smartphones

March 15th, 2017

2017March14Android_AThe average smartphone user doesn’t give nearly enough consideration to mobile phone security. In fact, smartphone users are more likely to get anxious about their phone’s physical safety than the more serious threat of malware. Malware and other forms of cyber threats are far more common in desktops and laptops particularly for business users, but with the increasing sophistication of cyber crimes, disregarding your other ‘lower risk’ devices’ security can mean disaster.

How to get a sneak preview of Instant Apps

February 23rd, 2017

2017February22_Android_AAt its I/O 2016 conference, Google introduced us to Android Instant Apps. This built-in feature allows users to access a cloud version of an app without having to download it from the Google Play Store. While the technology isn’t yet available to the general public, Google is running a limited test of the technology for a few devices.

Android apps on laptops

February 8th, 2017

2017February7_Android_AThanks to Google, the apps on your Android phone that you wish you could use on a larger device might finally find their way to a bigger platform. Even though Android apps are designed for a mobile platform, the apps are also available for the Google Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks.

5 great voice commands for Google Now

January 19th, 2017

2017January18_Android_AGoogle Now has been around for years, but the service still doesn’t have the name recognition of Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. Considering that it is delivered on nearly every new Android device, it’s a crime that it doesn’t get more use.

What is Android Things?

December 31st, 2016

2016december30_android_aGoogle is the driving force behind a wide variety of devices and operating systems today. It is well-established that Google is in charge of Android devices and operating systems. However, Google has announced its latest operating system, Android Things, and people are wondering what this will mean for operating systems from Google going forward.

Gooligan malware wreaks havoc on Android

December 16th, 2016

2016december15_android_aGoogle has to contend with yet another malware attack that targets older Android users. Gooligan is a variation of the very successful Ghost Push malware that infected more than four million phones in 2015. This time the point of attack is the Google account.

Potential security breach for Android users

November 30th, 2016

2016november29_android_aAndroid users may have reason for concern regarding their device security as well as the information transmitted by their phones. A backdoor security breach has recently been identified in Android devices that could cause user data to be sent to China.