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Google Play Protect aims to block malicious apps

Apps and games are ridiculously popular, but unfortunately they can be used as a means to get malicious software onto a smartphone or tablet. Google has been working to keep that kind of software away from users for some time, but today they are taking yet another step towards the ultimate goal of keeping Android [...]

Google Play Protect rolling out to Android devices for better security

Google calls Play Protect the "security system that never sleeps." It aims to automatically scan your Android device for malware around the clock.

Motion Stills Brings Google Research’s Stabilization Hotness to Your Phone

In June of last year, the Google Research team launched Motion Stills for iOS. Why only iOS? Don’t ask me. If you aren’t familiar with this app, it allows you to snap Live Photos, then share them as short videos loops and GIFs. WithShow More Summary

Applications now open for the Google Policy Fellowship in Europe and Africa

Are you an undergraduate, graduate or law student interested in internet and technology policy? Do you want to get involved in the public dialogue on these issues? If so, the new Google Policy Fellowship pilot programs in Italy, Belgium (Brussels), and three African countries may be for you. Show More Summary

DEAL: Snag the unlocked Honor 6X for just $199

5 hours agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

B&H Photo is currently offering the Honor 6X for just $199, down from its retail price of $249.

Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into more sharable GIFs. Show More Summary

Google’s anti-malware security suite “Play Protect” now rolling out to Android phones

The security features are now arriving to phones running Google Play Services version 11 or higher.

Explore the International Space Station with Google (in pictures)

Thanks to Google Street View, we now have a snapshot of life aboard the ISS.

Welcome to Outer Space View

Editor’s note:  Starting today, you can now explore the International Space Station in Street View in Google Maps. Thomas Pesquet, Astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA), spent six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a flight engineer. Show More Summary

Amazon Spark is like Instagram with only pictures of Amazon products

7 hours agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

Amazon just launched a very interesting featured called "Spark." It's a social media-like feed with curated product reviews and photos.

OnePlus Pushes Update to OnePlus 5 to Fix 911 Bug

The OnePlus 5 bug we wrote about earlier in the week that was causing the phone to reboot when it dialed emergency numbers, like 911, has been addressed by OnePlus. A software update should be arriving within days to all OnePlus 5 devices in the wild. Show More Summary

Sony launches its mid-range smartphone, Xperia XA1 Ultra, in India

Sony India has unveiled the mid-range model in its refreshed “X” series, the Xperia XA1 Ultra.

T-Mobile to start supporting premium 600 MHz spectrum in August

In its Q2 2017 earnings report, T-Mobile has announced that its first 600 MHz sites are expected to go live in August.

LinkedIn launches Linked Lite app in India; to be rolled out in over 60 countries soon

LinkedIn Lite aims to make the platform more easily accessible to the growing population of mobile internet users in India.

Tasker’s latest update brings a revamped UI, icons, themes, and more

The popular customization app for Android now adheres to Google's Material Design and throws in hundreds of icons and a few themes for good measure.

Gratus is an app that reminds you of the good things in life

Gratus is a new app for Android that is designed to help remind you of all the things you are grateful for.

Google immortalizes Android’s blobmoji inside animated sticker pack for Allo

19 hours agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

The dream of the blobmoji is alive in Allo. Google recently included them as part of an animated sticker pack you can download right now... You know, if anyone actually used Allo.

Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360 photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. Show More Summary

In time for Comic-Con, Telltale unveils The Wolf Among Us’ second season and more

In addition to The Wolf Among Us' second season, Telltale also confirmed Batman's second season and The Walking Dead's fourth and final season.

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