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Your Android Phone Can Now Announce Who's Calling

The Google Phone app can now announce the caller ID for incoming phone calls out loud, so you’ll know who’s calling without having to eyeball your phone. The new feature is available globally for all Android phones that use the Google Phone app for calls.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Telephony, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Google Phone, Caller ID, Caller, Your Phone, Cross Platform Software, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet


How to record the screen on an Android phone and edit your screen recording

Screen recording on an Android only takes a tap. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can screen record on an Android smartphone with or without sound. Before you can screen record, you'll need to enable the option in your Android Quick Settings menu. If you're running an older version of Android, you might need to use a third-party app like AZ Screen Recorder - No Root. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In the past, if you wanted to make a screen recordin...
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Screen Recording, Trends, Netflix, Android Phones, Google Photos, Google Pixel, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, BI Photo, Smartphones (Reference, Chrissy Montelli


The best Android games available (May 2021)

The Google Play Store is loaded with some terrific titles -- and some terrible ones. We've vetted all the options to bring you the best Android games around.
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Android Games, Free Games, Best Android Games, Top Android Games


Google Translate: One billion installs, one billion stories

When my wife and I were flying home from a trip to France a few years ago, our seatmate had just spent a few months exploring the French countryside and staying in small inns. When he learned that I worked on Google Translate, he got excited. He told me Translate’s conversation mode helped him chat with his hosts about family, politics, culture and more. Thanks to Translate, he said, he connected more deeply with people around him while in France.The passenger I met isn't alone. Google Translate...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, France, Syria, Canada, Google Translate, Translate, Neural Machine Translation, Jeff Pitman, WordLens


JavaScript Developers Left in the Dark After DroidScript Software Shut Down by Google Over Ad Fraud Allegations

On the last day of March, DroidScript, a popular Android app for writing JavaScript code, had its Google advertising account suspended and a week later was removed from the Google Play Store for alleged ad fraud. From a report: David Hurren, founder of the non-profit DroidScript.org and of SoftCogs Ltd, a UK-based software firm, is baffled by the charge and asked Google to explain how it came to that conclusion and to reconsider its suspension of DroidScript. But his appeals have been answered b...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, UK, Tech, Hurren, David Hurren, SoftCogs Ltd


JavaScript developers left in the dark after DroidScript software shut down by Google over ad fraud allegations

Creator suspects his app's ad identifier was copied but Google keeping quiet On the last day of March, DroidScript, a popular Android app for writing JavaScript code, had its Google advertising account suspended and a week later was removed from the Google Play Store for alleged ad fraud.…
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Software


The 6 best media streaming sticks and devices of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A streaming device can transform your TV into a smart display with access to popular services. Our top pick is the Roku Ultra thanks to its 4K support, smooth navigation, and big selection of apps. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was required to watch all the latest TV series. These days, you can find tons of quality shows and movies on streaming platforms. The best way to watch these services is on a TV, and there are plenty of devices out there t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Hbo, TV, Trends, Siri, Tech, Apple TV, Features, Chromecast, Netflix, Buying Guide, Nvidia


The 4 best budget laptops in 2021 for working, learning, and gaming

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The Pixelbook Go is our top pick because of its smooth performance, quality keyboard, and sharp webcam. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a solid choice for those who want a reliable budget 2-in-1 laptop. The laptops listed are ideal for basic productivity, though we've included a gaming option as well. Check out the best laptop deals for more savings. It used to be that if you wanted a laptop with power and features, you needed to spend $1,000 or more. While t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Asus, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Intel, Best, Features, Usb, Netflix, Buying Guide, Chromebook


Thinking out of the Roblox or – Inside the world of Roblox

Every so often a new game will appear on the horizon that takes the world by storm, with the potential to completely recombobulate the way we play and perceive video games. In 2021, that game goes by the name, Roblox, and it’s available on Xbox, PC, Mac and even mobile. If you haven’t heard about it yet, chances are your nieces, nephews and younger siblings have, and they’re loving it! For good reason too. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at what makes this gaming phenomenon tick, a...
Tags: Google Play Store, Gaming, Social Media, Seo, Nike, Dubai, Thought Leadership, Scooby Doo, Club Penguin, Roblox, Neopets, Fortnite, Robux Roblox, Xbox PC Mac, Roblox Contrary, Tami Bhaumik Roblox


Thinking out of the Roblox: Inside the world of Roblox

Every so often a new game will appear on the horizon that takes the world by storm, with the potential to completely recombobulate the way we play and perceive video games. In 2021, that game goes by the name, Roblox, and it’s available on Xbox, PC, Mac and even mobile. If you haven’t heard about it yet, chances are your nieces, nephews and younger siblings have, and they’re loving it! For good reason too. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at what makes this gaming phenomenon tick, a...
Tags: Google Play Store, Gaming, Social Media, Seo, Nike, Dubai, Thought Leadership, Scooby Doo, Club Penguin, Roblox, Neopets, Fortnite, Robux Roblox, Xbox PC Mac, Roblox Contrary, Tami Bhaumik Roblox


How to update 'Minecraft: Bedrock' or 'Java' on a computer, console, or phone

It's easy to update "Minecraft," no matter how you play. Microsoft "Minecraft" should update automatically, but you can check for updates manually in a few different ways. "Minecraft: Bedrock Edition" can be updated through your device's app store, while "Java" players should use the Launcher app. Although updates are important, "Java" players should note that they can break some mods. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The mega-popular sandbox game "Minec...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Updates, Gaming, Microsoft, Trends, Minecraft, Mojang, Microsoft Store, Tech Insider, Microsoft Minecraft, Minecraft Mods, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


The best Android games available (April 2021)

The Google Play Store is loaded with some terrific titles -- and some terrible ones. We've vetted all the options to bring you the best Android games around.
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Android Games, Free Games, Best Android Games, Top Android Games


How to Navigate the New Google Play Store Interface

A new Google Play Store interface is rolling out now for all Android users. It looks mostly the same as before, but reorganizes the store’s layout and streamlines the menus, so finding your way around the app will be different. Here’s a quick tour of the Google Play Store app’s new design, noting where the various…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Menu Bar, New Google, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation, Ios Version History


Google widely rolls out Play Store navigation and settings redesign on Android

In 2019, the Google Play Store received a Material Theme redesign that was followed by a dark mode. The next major revamp is here...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store


How to Banish the Ghost of Google Play Music From Your Phone

The Google Play Music service is dead, but the app still haunts many Android devices. Its icon remains on the launcher and its data takes up space in the internal storage, but opening the app simply takes you to a screen with the message “Google Play Music is no longer available.”Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Google Drive, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Google Maps, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Google Play Music, Alphabet Inc, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


WhatsApp-based wormable Android malware spotted on the Google Play Store

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered yet another piece of wormable Android malware—but this time downloadable directly from the official Google Play Store—that's capable of propagating via WhatsApp messages. Disguised as a rogue Netflix app under the name of "FlixOnline," the malware comes with features that allow it to automatically reply to a victim's incoming WhatsApp messages with a [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Tech, Netflix, Ravie Lakshmanan


Google to Limit Which Apps Can See Other Installed Apps on Android Devices, Evoking Similar Privacy Changes Apple Made in iOS 9

Google will soon make it harder for third-party apps to see what other apps are installed on a user's Android device, a policy change that evokes similar privacy protections Apple introduced in iOS 9, way back in 2015. According to XDA-Developers, upcoming amendments to Google's Developer Program Policy will limit which apps can access an Android user's full list of installed apps. As noted by Ars Technica, such lists can provide developers with various private habits like dating preferences,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Privacy, Att, Play Store, App Store, Recently Google, App Tracking Transparency


What is BlueStacks? How to use Android apps and games on your Mac or PC

You can use BlueStacks to access your Android apps from a computer. POJCHEEWIN YAPRASERT PHOTOGRAPHY/Getty Images BlueStacks is a popular and free emulator for running Android apps on a PC or Mac computer. BlueStacks doesn't look exactly like Android, but it's easy to use and you can install Android apps from the Play Store. BlueStacks has modest system requirements and should work with computers running Windows 10, or at least macOS Sierra. Visit Insider's Tech Reference lib...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Gaming, Mac, US, Trends, Intel, Pc, Emulators, High Sierra, Dave Johnson, Emulator, Tech Insider, BlueStacks, BlueStack


The best Android games currently available (April 2021)

The Google Play Store is loaded with some terrific titles -- and some terrible ones. We've vetted all the options to bring you the best Android games around.
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Android Games, Free Games, Best Android Games, Top Android Games


How to get a refund from the Google Play Store

What do you do if you accidentally buy the wrong app -- or decide you don't want that game after all? Here’s how to get a refund in the Google Play Store.
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, Apps, Trends, How-to, Android Apps, Refund, Refunds, Tier 4


Differentiation Between Android and iOS Mobile App Development

Introduction iOS and Android are the most used software for mobile gadgets in the world. Of course, there are other products like Microsoft Windows. Nevertheless, it always seems like, mobile phone is a contest between Apple and different Android companies like Samsung, Tecno, LG, Infinix Xiaomi, Huawei, and similar ones. Since these two mobile app developments are the largest and most used in the world, learning about their app development should be insightful. A reliable source of developm...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Microsoft, Sales, Siri, More, Alexa, Apple App Store, Kotlin, Samsung Tecno LG Infinix Xiaomi Huawei, Nonetheless Apple, IntelliJ Apple, Huawei Tecno Samsung


Apple Says iOS Developers Have 'Multiple' Ways of Reaching Users and Are 'Far From Limited' to Using Only the App Store

As it faces a barrage of probes and investigations regarding the App Store and the distribution of apps on its devices, Apple has told Australia's consumer watchdog that developers have "multiple" ways to reach iOS users and claims that they are "far from limited" to simply using the ‌App Store‌. In a new filing (via ZDnet) responding to concerns from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission that it exploits "alleged market power in its role as a distributor of apps," Apple highlights...
Tags: Apple, Google Play Store, Australia, Antitrust, App Store, ACCC, Australian Competition Consumer Commission, ACCC Apple, App Store Australia


Weird Android bug is crashing a host of apps — here’s how to fix it (Updated)

Update: Google has said that it has fixed the WebView bug. You should update the Android System WebView app and Google Chrome through the Google Play Store to resolve the issue. If you’re using an Android phone, you might be having a frustrating day as many users have reported that multiple apps are crashing, including Gmail and Amazon. The reason is some unknown bug in the latest update of Android WebView, a component that lets developers show webpages in their apps. In a statement, Google has ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Startups, Plugged


A Security App's Fake Reviews Give Us a Window Into 'App Store Optimization'

A company that makes an email app that helps users encrypt their emails paid for fake reviews in an attempt to get more people to download its products, according to leaked emails obtained by Motherboard. An anonymous reader shares a report: The CEO of pEp, a Luxembourg-based company that makes the pEp email encryption apps for Android and iOS, commissioned a marketing company to write fake reviews that he himself wrote in the summer of last year. Leon Schumacher asked the marketing company Mobi...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Tech, Luxembourg, Schumacher, Leon Schumacher, Mobiaso


Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the high-profile executives that will testify in the upcoming 'Fortnite' court case

Tim Cook. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple's Tim Cook, and Epic Games' Tim Sweeney, will testify in the Fortnite case. It marks the latest in a series of lawsuits Epic Games has filed against Apple. The court case is tentatively scheduled to start on May 3. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple Inc and Epic Games have called their chief executive officers to testify as part of the upcoming "Fortnite" App Store trial, court documents show.Apple's CEO, Tim C...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Cook, Trends, Bloomberg, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Apple Inc, Epic Games, Reuters Apple, Tim Sweeney, Thomas Ko, Craig Federighi, Tech Insider


The 5 best smartwatches for women in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The Apple Watch Series 6 is the best high-tech smartwatch overall. But there are other options that work on iPhone or Android and excel in specific areas like sleep tracking and style. Check out our guide to the best smartwatches overall for more buying advice. Apple helped popularize smartwatches with the launch of the Apple Watch in 2015, which was one of the first smartwatches that appealed to broad audiences beyond those interested in tech.But it's als...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Wearables, Smartwatch, Women, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Buying Guide, Apple Watch, Nfc, Fitbit, Lte, Sarah


How to schedule text messages on an Android phone to send texts at a more convenient time

It's possible to schedule texts on an Android so you can send them when it's most convenient. Superb Images/Getty Images You can schedule text messages on an Android using Google Messages or Samsung Messages. If the scheduler is not available on your version of Google Messages, you might need to opt into its beta program. There are many third-party message apps with a scheduling feature, including Do It Later and Pulse. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. N...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Scheduling, Pulse, Texts, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Samsung Messages, Google Messages, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


Data shows how few Google Play developers will pay the higher 30% commission after policy change

Google this week announced its was cutting the commissions it charges Android app developers who publish on its Google Play marketplace, following a similar move by Apple last year aimed at fending off antitrust claims. According to Google’s own estimates, 99% of its developers who sell goods and services would see their fees cut in half, as a result of the move which reduces the 30% commission to 15% on the first million dollars a developer earns. Now, data shared by App Annie helps to further ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Tech, App Annie


How to Transfer Your Signal Message History Between Android Devices

Signal is testing a new wifi transfer tool for Android users that will let you port your message history to a new device, much like the phone-to-phone transfer Signal added to iOS last year. Read more...
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Signal, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Secure Communication, Mobile Linux, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Comparison Of Online Backup Services


Google to Lower Play Store Commission to 15% on First $1 Million Earned by Developers Per Year

Google today announced that, starting July 1, it will be lowering its Play Store commission from 30% to 15% for the first $1 million of revenue developers earn using the Play Store billing system each year, as reported by TechCrunch. Google estimated that 99% of developers that sell goods and services with the Play Store billing system will see a 50% reduction in fees. This moves comes nearly three months after Apple introduced a Small Business Program that reduces the App Store's commission...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Play Store, Google Google, TechCrunch Google, Lower Play Store Commission