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Here's How Your Apps Will Get Better Now That They Have to Target Oreo

8 days ago   |   By Wonder How To

Starting August 1, Google Play will require new app submissions to target at least Android 8.0 Oreo's API. On November 1, all updates to existing apps must also target the same API. While at first glance, this change may mean little to you, it will have a profound impact on Android. Now, your favorite apps will be getting better.
When an app is created, the developers choose a target API based on the different version of Android. The version they target dictates the tools available for creating the app. These tools include improvements to how background data is managed, how permissions...
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Google app 8.12 preps deprecating ‘Feed' widget, Podcasts episode search

Google app 8.12 preps deprecating ‘Feed' widget, Podcasts episode search

8 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

The latest beta version of the Google app is rolling out this afternoon after skipping a release last week. Version 8.12 details how the last remnant of Google Now will soon be killed, while there are minor tweaks to Podcasts and Lens.
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Samsung Continues To Mock Apple In New Galaxy S9 Ads

Samsung Continues To Mock Apple In New Galaxy S9 Ads

Samsung has a habit of mocking its biggest rival Apple in its ads. The company is back at it again in the latest series of advertisements for the Galaxy S9. The new ads mock... Read more ...

Waymo's Self-Driving Cars Have Driven 8 Million Miles On Public Roads

Waymo's Self-Driving Cars Have Driven 8 Million Miles On Public Roads

Google's parent company Alphabet has its own self-driving division called Waymo. It has been testing its self-driving cars on public roads for quite some time and the division... Read more ...

China wants one of its manufacturers to supply Apple with OLED panels

China wants one of its manufacturers to supply Apple with OLED panels

China's BOE Technology Group Co. is the largest manufacturer of big LCD screens in the world. It also supplies displays for Apple's iPad tablets. According to the Wall Street... Read more ...

Firmware reveals more details about how the Note 9 S Pen will work

Firmware reveals more details about how the Note 9 S Pen will work

It's been a weekend of Samsung-related leaks and rumors - see also news of a fresh color for the Note 9 and a wireless charging pad that's on the way - and to round everything... Read more ...

Samsung's new wireless pad will charge your Note 9 and your Galaxy Watch

Samsung's new wireless pad will charge your Note 9 and your Galaxy Watch

August 9 should be quite the day for Samsung fans, because we're expecting the arrival of the Galaxy Note 9 and very possibly a Galaxy Watch as well. Now there's a new leak of... Read more ...

Best Touch ID apps for the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Best Touch ID apps for the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

You can use your fingerprint to lock and unlock private information in Mac apps thanks to Touch ID on the 2016 MacBook Pro. I've been in love with Touch ID on the MacBook Pro... Read more ...

Google rumored to launch a new Pixelbook alongside Pixel 3 this fall w...

Google rumored to launch a new Pixelbook alongside Pixel 3 this fall w/ thinner bezels

Last year's Pixel launch delivered a lot of new products, and the Pixelbook was one of the most interesting. Today, we're getting word that a second-generation is incoming for... Read more ...

Sunday Deals: NordVPN 2-Yr Subscription, Save 80%

Sunday Deals: NordVPN 2-Yr Subscription, Save 80%

We have awesome deal on the NordVPN 2-Yr Subscription in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 80% off the normal price. The NordVPN 3-Yr Subscription is available... Read more ...

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New leak confirms Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will have a massive battery

New leak confirms Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will have a massive battery

People have been asking for larger batteries in the Note series for quite a while, but Samsung was more concerned about design than the performance of its smartphones. It... Read more ...