Changing Android location settings

Changing Android location settings

When you first get your hands on your Android smartphone, you’ll be asked about location services and whether you want to enable them. Google and your carrier will have its own location services that you’ll need to approve as well. But what you might not know is that there are actually a few other options for location services with Android which can affect your smartphone’s security.

Bloatware on your Android device

Bloatware on your Android device

In many countries when you go to buy a mobile phone, and more specifically an Android phone, from a carrier the mobile carrier will often install their own apps onto the device. These apps, commonly referred to as bloatware, are usually tied into a service that your carrier offers and are for the most part ignored by most users.

Google Slides app for Android released

Google Slides app for Android released

Google Docs is becoming an increasingly popular tool for many business users, especially due to the fact that the solution offers a powerful suite of productivity apps like Docs and Slides. Earlier this year, these apps went mobile, with Google releasing standalone mobile versions of Docs and Sheets.

Increase Android storage

Increase Android storage

It’s undeniable that the number of Android users has grown tremendously over the past few years. With more customized features and increased apps, many people are turning to the Android operating system. As with most mobile device owners, they find it essential to maximize storage space on their smartphones and tablets.

Android tip: Finding your texts

Android tip: Finding your texts

Today’s smartphones offer users a lengthy list of features, from Internet connectivity to barometers or even GPS, they really are a highly mobile computer. That being said, many of us still use them primarily to communicate. These days, the preferred method of communication is the SMS or text.

What to do when your Android freezes

What to do when your Android freezes

While it is often hard to believe, the smartphone is simply a computer that has been shrunk down into something we can hold in our hands. Anyone who has used a computer knows that these machines will eventually freeze or stop working – it’s inevitable, and the same can be said for smartphones.

Google Now voice commands

Google Now voice commands

If you have a newer Android phone, especially one running Android Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3) and KitKat 4.4, you have access to Google Now. This app is meant to be like an assistant that is linked to Google Search. With Google Now you can search for information and it will display info that it thinks is important to you e.g., traffic on your route home and the weather.

A look at the Nexus 5 and KitKat

A look at the Nexus 5 and KitKat

October 31 is traditionally a night of halloweening. Kids dress up and run around the neighborhoods gathering as much candy as they can find. This year however, Google decided they would unwrap a special treat for adults too, one many Android fans have been waiting for: Android 4.4 – KitKat and the Google Nexus 5. As with any release of a new phone and operating system, businesses may be wondering if these devices are going to be useful in the office.