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Android M Marshmallow

Google announced on Monday that the upcoming version of its Android 6.0 operating system will be called Android Marshmallow. 

It’s a functionality update that’ll bring native Android support for fingerprint scanning for security, Android Pay for mobile payments, and support for USB-C, the new standard that will replace microUSB for charging and connecting to other devices.

Apart from the added functionality, Android users should find that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will look and feel very familiar, as not much about the interface is being changed.

The last version of Android (5.0), called Lollipop, couldn’t support any… Continue reading

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android It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of the bad guy’s plan, the good guys hack his phone armed with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No physical access to the phone, no tricking him into opening some shady application; just a quick message, and bam — they’re in. Alas, that’s essentially how a new Android hack works,… Read More

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Apple Android

Android and iOS are different in many ways, but switching between the two doesn’t have to be painful.

If you’re planning to ditch your current Android phone, the good news is you’ll be able to transfer your contacts, photos, and almost everything else to your new iPhone.

Here’s a quick overview of what you can transfer, what you can’t, and how to get started. 

Switching over your email accounts

The iPhone supports the same mail clients as Android, so you should be able to seamlessly transfer all of your email accounts. You can download Gmail, Microsoft… Continue reading

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Sending Directions To Your Android Phone Just Got Stupidly Easy

Google’s on a drive to make the search box do much more than searching. Last week, it introduced an option to find your phone from the box; this time, it’s sending directions to your handset with about three clicks.

It’s ridiculously simple to use: just Google ‘send directions’, with a pop-up box giving you options to choose your route and which handset (from your list of connected Android devices) to send it to. Once you click send, your phone will open up Google Maps in a matter of seconds, and you’ll be good to go.

I’ve been kinda-sorta using a similar, click-free feature for years now — if you Google for a location on desktop before going somewhere, you can pull up Google Now, and it will normally give you the option to navigate to that place. But the new integration is even slicker, and entirely reliable. Just step closer into the welcoming arms of Google, and don’t ask questions. [ Google]

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