Apple’s iOS 11 will be released later this year, but many Android users might not willingly trade in their device for an iPhone. Even with its key productivity features like Files, drag-and-drop functionality, a more enterprise-friendly user interface, and sleek new design changes, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is missing a few important tools that many Android users can’t live without.
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Google’s latest Android operating system known as “Android O.” Whether it will continue the trademark snack-theme name is yet to be confirmed, but what we do know is users can expect longer battery life and an improved notification system.
One of the most common ways hackers infiltrate networks is by using phishing scams — fraudulent emails to trick unwitting users into giving away login credentials or downloading malware. Although this is the oldest trick in a hacker’s arsenal, it’s still an incredibly effective attack method.
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.
When 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 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:
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.
The 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.
At 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.
Thanks 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.
Google 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.