Connecting accessories to Android devices

November 28th, 2017
Connecting accessories to Android devices

Ever thought about connecting a mouse or a keyboard to your Android tablet or smartphone? Many Android devices will actually allow you to do just that! Here’s what you need to know to let the fun begin.

USB keyboards, mice, and gamepads

Android phones and tablets don’t come with standard, full-size USB ports so you can’t plug a USB accessory directly into it.

Android 8.0: significant security upgrades

November 10th, 2017
Android 8.0: significant security upgrades

Android users will want to take a bite of the latest OS’s features, and with good reason. Oreo is packed with enhancements and add-ons, including a significant interface overhaul, a picture-in-picture mode, smart text selection, and other nifty features.

Microsoft Edge for Android users

October 26th, 2017
Microsoft Edge for Android users

Can you guess how many people out of 100 use Microsoft Edge? According to StatCounter, the answer is less than three. By contrast, Chrome and Safari control 55.68% and 14.22% of the market share, respectively. So, in a desperate attempt to keep Edge on users’ radars, Microsoft is releasing the browser on mobile platforms.

Use these little-known Android Oreo features

October 9th, 2017
Use these little-known Android Oreo features

Most Android users know that there’s more to their devices than meets the eye. Business users, in particular, are becoming even more dependent on their mobile devices to make remote work more efficient. With a better understanding of what Android Oreo is capable of, users can better manage their devices, improve workflow, and save their company some time.

Android app showdown: O365 vs. G Suite

September 25th, 2017
Android app showdown: O365 vs. G Suite

There are more than 3 million apps in the Android app store, but there are only two contenders for productivity software: Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google’s G Suite. The key to deciding which is better for you is understanding the respective pros and cons of each.

Ransomware targets Android devices

September 7th, 2017
Ransomware targets Android devices

By now, most people know what ransomware is: malicious software that threatens to publish or erase its victims’ data unless they pay a ransom. But with the surge in mobile device computing, it was inevitable that ransomware would adapt to find new victims.

Google unveils sweet new Android OS update

August 23rd, 2017
Google unveils sweet new Android OS update

Google has revealed Android Oreo, the next major OS update. The software builds upon the success of Nougat, offering new features and upgrades to smartphones and tablets. If you have an Android device and want to know more about the Oreo update, here’s a quick rundown, including how to get it early.

Android now links to Windows!

August 8th, 2017
Android now links to Windows!

From computers to smartphones to tablets, we use smart devices every day. Web browsing is one of the most common forms of usage, so isn’t it time we were able to share websites from one device onto another? Android and Microsoft agree, and have devised a solution.

Steer your Android clear of CopyCat

July 21st, 2017
Steer your Android clear of CopyCat

The number of new malware being developed each day is alarming. If you think hundreds or thousands are a lot, try nearly one million. One that is extremely cunning goes by the name of CopyCat, which emerged in 2015 and has already infected millions of Android devices.

Key features missing in the upcoming iOS 11

July 5th, 2017
Key features missing in the upcoming iOS 11

Apple users are anticipating the new iOS 11, which is expected to introduce key enhancements that will cater to business users. It’s supposed to close the gap between Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems, with updates such as Files, drag-and-drop ability, and a lot more that’s aimed at providing a better experience.