Not all of us are fans of YouTube autoplaying videos on its home screen, but it seems like that's here to stay. In a new test, the "feature" is picking up more exhaustive controls, making it possible to have more interaction with the active video without having to further open it.
Several users have taken to social media to report that the Google app on their Android phone is constantly crashing. While there's no clear reason why this is happening, a new update seems to be causing the problem.
The transition from Hangouts to Google Chat was a lot less bumpy than I expected, though it took ages. Now that many of us have moved over, we have a steady influx of new features to look forward to, including today's development. Google is rolling out filters for search in Google Chat to make it easier to find what you need, starting with the Android app.
The audio-only discussion/public forum platform Clubhouse is the hottest social media trend of the year, and Facebook doesn't want to be left out. In April, the social network announced a slew of new audio formats for its platform like podcasts, a "Soundbites" audio creation tool for short audio content, and "Live Audio Rooms" for joining Clubhouse-like talks. And starting today, these features are rolling out in the US.
Compared to Telegram, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been moving at a snail's pace in shipping new features. After years of waiting, users are finally getting multi-device support — but it's not looking nearly as comprehensive as we thought it would be.
Welcome to Monday, everyone. It would appear the weekend was packed with sales, and so I have some excellent standouts to share with everyone. First up is Slayaway Camp, a phenomenal Sokoban-like that offers a wickedly dark sense of humor. Next, I have Alien Shooter, a classic isometric top-down shooter that plays just as great as the PC original. Last but not least is Package Inc., a charming delivery simulator from Infinity Games. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 32 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.
Google has long positioned Chrome as the de-facto standard for a cross-platform browser, allowing you to sync your experience across phones, tablets, and desktop computers, no matter which operating system you use. Now Google is looking to improve the cross-platform workflow even further with significant enhancements to the "Send tab to self" feature, first introduced back in 2019.
I don't know about you, but I prefer texting over calling businesses — who likes listening to some crappy hold music for minutes on end?! Google probably knows this and is happy to bundle a messaging feature into yet another one of its apps. The Google Phone app now lets you text businesses.
As an unfathomably large and powerful international corporation, it makes sense that people are generally wary of Google, in the same way that space truckers are wary of any boss that tells them to land on an alien planet and inspect unknown life signs. Some Massachusetts residents are feeling that way right now, after noticing that the state's official COVID contract tracing app was installed on their phones, allegedly without any alert or permission.
Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have the arrival of Microsoft's beta version of the Edge browser, a new release from Opera designed for gamers, and a social money app from Expensify. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.