The app and ecosystem known as SphereShare takes the universe of photospheres captured by Android devices and unlocks it for the world. Where before you’d have to dive through Google Maps officiated collection or move in with Google+ to seek them out, SphereShare is all about photospheres alone.
Google is building Skynet — that much we know. Robotics, location awareness, even self-driving cars. They’re in your home, in your pocket, and will soon be just about everywhere you turn. So, when the machines become self-aware and begin reasoning outside of interactions with humans, who lives? Two people, and only two people.
Google may be where you turn for simple search queries, but it’s likely not where you go to find (and ultimately buy) products. Amazon is squeezing the competition out for product searches, and a large part of that is the ease with which we can buy items we like. It seems Google may be gearing up to challenge them for product search-and-ship queries, though.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has discovered what could be a serious privacy leak in most recent Android device. According to them, smartphones and tablets running Android 3.1 or later whose screens are turned off are broadcasting their previous WiFi connection history to anyone within WiFi range willing to listen, leaving the user vulnerable to future attacks.
When you’ve got an iPhone, your friends know it. Those around you know you're holding an iPhone with just a glance. Over the past few years, several brands have also begun settling their brand well enough that you’re able to identify their smartphone at a glance. What sets your smartphone apart from the rest?
It’s not an official release from Google itself, but it’s as close as you’re going to get without hacking at the moment. Here we’re seeing the Android L heads-up notifications available as an app, created by app developer Dr. Alexander Breen. This fellow has "backported" the feature to any device running Android 4.3 or higher.
On June 23, a Goldman Sachs worker mistakenly sent an email containing confidential information to a random Gmail account, putting the client's data at risk. Google responded to the mistake by blocking access to the email upon request, but now Sachs is seeking more.
Amongst the apps released this week in the the wave of Android Wear for Google Play was IFTTT, making way for a number of Android Wear Channel additions in the process. IFTTT - for those of you unfamiliar - stands for If This Then That. It’s a collection of formulas that make it easy for you to connect all of your devices. With Android Wear, this is all connected to your wrist.