If anyone has ever switched from an Android phone to an iPhone — or vice versa — they know that one thing that they certainly have to compromise is on their WhatsApp chats. The popular chat platform doesn’t offer support for cross-platform chat history sync as Android users get to keep their backup on Google Drive and the iPhone users get to keep it on their iCloud account. However, it seems that the company may be working on resolving this problem for users as a report by WABetaInfo suggests that this problem may be fixed with the rollout of the multi-device support feature. “WhatsApp was previously working to convert the iOS database to the one compatible with the Android format,” said the report. However, the report also says that the feature is not yet confirmed. “This feature is under development and it will be available in future,” adds the report. To put things in perspective, when the multi-device feature is rolled out, users are … [Read more...] about WhatsApp may make it easier to access chats across iPhones and Android phones
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The technology does not predict earthquakes. It is designed to quickly take data from seismic sensors and send warnings to potentially affected areas if a quake of magnitude 4.5 or greater occurs and if the projected shaking at a particular location is at a certain level of intensity. … [Read more...] about California Early Earthquake Alerts To Be Standard On Android Phones
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Control your home with Google Assistant Get the most out of these smart devices and services with Google Assistant The Google Assistant is the most useful smart voice assistant for getting your questions answered and keeping track of your digital life, but it's also great at helping you control your smart home devices and services. … [Read more...] about Android 11 to make autofill for passwords even better with keyboard integration
Control your home with Google Assistant Get the most out of these smart devices and services with Google Assistant The Google Assistant is the most useful smart voice assistant for getting your questions answered and keeping track of your digital life, but it's also great at helping you control your smart home devices and services. … [Read more...] about Google Home finally adds the advanced networking features from the Google Wifi app
When Android phones are plugged in and not in use, they can be used to collect shaking data with their built-in accelerometer (a device currently used to detect movements like when the user rotates a phone). By collecting data across many phones, Google can identify the shaking pattern that signifies an earthquake and send an early alert, Stogaitis said. … [Read more...] about Android phones in California will now automatically get earthquake alerts
'For vendors, it means they will need to recompile each and every DSP application they use, test them, and fix any issues [that] may occur,' said Balmas. 'Then they need to ship these fixes to all devices in the market.' … [Read more...] about Over one BILLION Android phones may be at risk of 400 ‘Achilles’ vulnerabilities which let hackers turn handsets into spying tools
"Before they go on our store, all apps are reviewed against the same set of guidelines that are intended to protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers. Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search," it said in a recent statement. … [Read more...] about xCloud, Stadia… Why is Apple barring major gaming services from its App Store?
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) is the best of Amazon’s 8-inch slates. It’s no premium tablet – far from it in fact, so you’re not getting top-end performance, but with 3GB of RAM you do get a boost on the standard Fire HD 8 (2020). … [Read more...] about Best Android tablets of 2020: which should you buy?
What if you didn't need to install the app? What if earthquake detection was just built in to the operating system? That's the question Google is going to answer, with today's announcement of the "Android Earthquake Alerts System." Google is going to build what it calls "the world’s largest earthquake detection network" by rolling earthquake detection out to nearly every Google Play Android phone. Here's the meat of the announcement: … [Read more...] about Android is now the world’s largest earthquake detection network