Tag: operating systems

Google Bans “Sugar Daddy” Apps From the Play Store

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) You probably wouldn’t expect to find references to “sugar daddies” in Google’s policy updates, but this week that’s exactly what...

Android Auto Beta Now Open to All, but Be Careful

Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo If you drive a car that supports Android Auto, Google has opened a beta tester program to try the new features before everyone...

This Chromebook Bug Locks Users Out of Their Laptops

Folks were logged out of their Chromebooks because of a typo on Google’s end.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Typos can be pretty embarrassing, but in...

Windows 11 Might Let You Sideload the New Android File Format

Will they or won’t they support Google’s new app bundles?Image: Microsoft Amazon has officially confirmed that it is working on supporting the new Android App...

Wear OS Apps Just Got Easier to Download

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo While the next generation of Google’s Wear OS smartwatch platform has been the focus of a lot of buzz lately, the company announced today...

Android TV Is Getting Improved Recommendations and a Watchlist

Image: Google Since the release of Chromecast with Google TV, Google has been updating Android TV with a number of the fancier features available on...

The Third Android 12 Beta Is Available Today

Screenshot: Google The development of Android 12 appears to be progressing like clockwork, because just over a month after Google released its second Android 12...

Android 12’s New Gaming Features Are Finally Catching Up

Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo As the launch day for Android 12 rapidly approaches, so does Google’s announcements about upcoming features to get people excited about the update....

5 Reasons to Turn On Android’s Developer Mode

Screenshot: Android Hidden away in the main Android Settings menu is a secret set of tools called Developer options that gives you access to all...

Getting Your iPhone Near This Cursed Network Breaks Its Wifi

Photo: Noah Berger / AFP (Getty Images) A security researcher and his iPhone’s wifi have gotten strangely familiar with Murphy’s law in the past few...

These Nine Android Apps May Have Stolen Your Facebook Password

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images) Google has kicked nine Android apps with more than 5.8 million combined downloads off its Play Store after researchers discovered...

Google Seems to Be Closing the Borders on Its Play Store

The new Android App Bundles will have a .aab file extension. Image: Google Google will start imposing a change that would clamp down on the...

Shield TV Owners Are Pissed About the Banner Ads in Android TV

Image: Nvidia Nvidia’s Shield TVs are some of the best streaming video boxes on the market, but following a recent update to Android TV, Shield...

Windows 11 Will Let You Sideload Android Apps

Android apps on Windows 11 can be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore or sideloaded from other sources.Image: Microsoft When Microsoft introduced Windows 11 this week,...

Android Apps on Windows 11 Could Put Apple’s Seamlessness on PC

Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 via the Amazon Appstore.Image: Microsoft Windows is my desktop operating system. It’s what I’ve been using all...

Jio Announces Ultra-Affordable Jio Phone Next With 4G for India

Image: Jio/Google While carriers in the U.S. are racing to add 5G coverage to their networks, today India’s largest wireless provider announced a new device...

Google Might Be Working on a Find My Network to Rival Apple’s

Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP (Getty Images) With the release of Apple’s AirTags, we’ve all seen just how powerful and useful the company’s Find My...

Peloton Bike+ Was Vulnerable to Remote Hacking, McAfee Says

Photo: Scott Heins/Stringer (Getty Images) Following news that Peloton’s API exposed private user account data, McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team says the Bike+ had a...

Google Releases Second Android 12 Beta With New Features

Image: Google Google released the first Android 12 beta at Google I/O back in May, but that version didn’t have all the new updates and...

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Android Auto

Image: Google Google’s Android Auto is more than six years old now, and it’s changed a fair bit in that time. The latest version is...

Philips Hue Finally Has a Good App

The fourth-generation Philips Hue app is a huge visual improvement over its predecessors. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo It took four generations, but the Philips...

A Phone That’s Perfectly Customized to You

Meet Android 12’s new look: Material You.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Android 12 is bringing a new design called Material You, and it’s the most...

Here’s Everything Announced at Google I/O 2021

Google I/O is back, baby, and that means a metric crap-ton of updates for the Google ecosystem. Although it was virtual, the annual developers’ conference...

Here Are All the New Features Coming in Android 12

Screenshot: Google Android 12 is the next major update to Google’s ubiquitous mobile OS, and at Google I/O 2021 we got a preview of all...

Google, You Should Already Know How People Feel About Wear OS

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Google I/O is a little more than a week away and it appears the company is sending out surveys to Wear OS...