Greater support for Google Now on Android

Greater support for Google Now on Android

Google Now just got better – the app, which acts as a digital assistant akin to Apple’s Siri for iOS devices and Cortana on Windows Phone, now benefits from further support on Android tablets. Google has added a further 70 cards from third-party apps, which brings the total number to more than 100 and makes for an even richer overall experience for Android tablet users of Google Now.

Transforming your Android Tablet into a robot

Transforming your Android Tablet into a robot

What if you could be in two places at once? On that beach chair in the Bahamas and at an office meeting in Indiana simultaneously? Sound too good to be true? Maybe not. Telepresence robots are making this scenario more likely than you think. And with the power of the Android tablet, the future may be just around the corner.

Finding the best Android tablet gift

Finding the best Android tablet gift

With the festive season just round the corner, many of us are looking for the right gifts to give. Android tablets will undoubtedly be a popular present this year, as they have been in recent years. The question is: How do you find the right tablet to give as a gift? Here are some factors to consider when you set out to find the best device.

Android 5.0’s 3 major security features

Android 5.0’s 3 major security features

With the upcoming release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, there will be a subsequent release of new tablets and devices running the operating system (OS). Many of these users are likely to be business users who need increased security. In an effort to ensure that the next version of Android is indeed more secure, Google has included a number of security updates and features.

Hangouts updated look and feature

Hangouts updated look and feature

On your Android tablet you likely have a number of messaging apps installed. One of the more common is Google Hangouts, which allows for cross-platform messaging, chatting, and even calling. In recent months, the app has been updated to not only increase usability and looks, but also implement new calling features.

A brief look at Google Work

A brief look at Google Work

Android is steadily gaining popularity with business users around the world. One issue many holdouts have with the system however is that it’s often too open to be completely managed by the office, or it’s too open to ensure security. In an effort to increase usability for businesses, Google has announced a new feature – Android Work – which will have a number of work-specific features.

Android tablets in the office

Android tablets in the office

The tablet is easily one of the most indispensable devices for many business managers and owners. These highly mobile devices allow you to stay in touch with the office and also work without having to lug around a heavy or bulky laptop. Because of this, many businesses are looking to integrate tablets, especially Android tablets.

Google announces Android L

Google announces Android L

Whether you are a bit Google fan or not, the tech giant is now one of the biggest companies on Earth. Each year they host an annual conference to highlight what you can expect in the coming year from the company that promises to “do no evil”. Their annual conference, I/O, is usually held in late May or June, and this year was held on June 25 and 26. As with the past few years, the company talked about a new version of Android that they are working on.

Common Android app permissions

Common Android app permissions

The growing number of work apps has led to an increased popularity of Android tablets. While most businesses rely on these apps to help boost productivity, it’s likely that little or no attention was paid to reading through the required permissions before installing them.

Data use on your tablet

Data use on your tablet

One of the basics for Android tablets is that they connect to the Internet. While every tablet can connect via Wi-Fi, an increasing number of models are also able to connect via data networks. For those who have tablets that connect with data networks, you likely have a set amount of data each month, meaning you run the risk of exceeding this amount, which could prove costly.