Category archives for: Cell Applications

Google Removing Voice Match Unlocking From Android Phones

Google is removing the relatively insecure Voice Match security option from existing Android phones. Previously, older Pixel and Moto phones offered the option to secure a phone with voiceprint and fully unlock it by saying “OK Google”. But the method wasn’t very secure; it could be fooled by a recording of the owner’s voice. When […]

Microsoft Excel Now Supports Importing Table Data With Android Phone Camera

Excel for phones now lets users import table data directly into spreadsheets from a photo taken with the phone’s camera. Microsoft announced the feature last September. It’s rolling out now for the Android version of the app, “with iOS support coming soon”. The feature lets users take a new photo from within the app, or […]

KaiOS Adds YouTube, Voice Typing

KaiOS, a popular new OS for cheap feature phones, will soon gain two major new features: YouTube and voice typing. The development is the result of KaiOS expanding its partnership with Google. Google Assistant and Google Maps will also be integrated more deeply with KaiOS. The update will roll out later this year.

Google Maps Testing Augmented Reality Street View

  Google has Maps and Street View, but the company is finally rolling out a mixture of both. Navigation with Augmented Reality is reportedly being pushed to Local Guides, a group of people that are community reviewers inside the Maps platform. Google says the feature needs “more testing” before launching it to more users. The […]

Toyota Adds Android Auto, Apple Carplay, And Amazon Alexa Compatibility To 2020 Lineup

Toyota‘s new 2020 lineup includes, for the first time, a variety of models that support both Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto along with Amazon Alexa. The new models include the 2020 4Runner, Sequoia, Tacoma, and Tundra. Last year’s Avalon supported CarPlay, but not Android Auto. The two technologies are comparable, letting the driver sync their […]

Apple Now Faces a Lawsuit Over Facetime Privacy Bug

An Houston has filed a lawsuit against Apple FaceTime bug  that allowed potential attackers to spy on private FaceTime conversations that were supposed to be secured with end-to-end encryption. The FaceTime software flaw allowed others to hear what the people they were calling were talking about before the person answers the call or were aware […]

New Chat App Squad Supports Group Screen-Sharing

Squad  is a new chat app which lets users share what’s on their screen, including other apps, along with traditional video chat. Squad is designed to let users turn any app, including social media apps, into a shared social experience. It’s currently available for iOS; an Android version is in internal beta. The Android version, […]

Apple Pay And Google Pay Coming To Target, Taco Bell, Jack In The Box And Others

NFC payment systems, Apple Pay and Google Pay,  are closer to being accepted everywhere, with the announcement that Target, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Hy-Vee and Speedway are now rolling out support for NFC payments. Target was one of the last big holdouts in supporting the technology, which lets you simply tap your NFC-equipped phone […]

Google Pay Expands Its Reach Adding Support For Seventeen New Banks

Over the past few months alone, Google Pay, the Android-compatible digital wallet platform has expanded to nearly 70 new banks in three different waves stateside. Believe it or not, it’s already time for a fourth, as an extra 17 US financial institutions have been added to the official support list so far this month. While […]

Support For Windows 10 Mobile Will End Later This Year

Microsoft support documents have revealed that support for Windows 10 Mobile will end on December 10, 2019. After that date, the platform will no longer receive any security updates or non-security hotfixes. While no updates will be offered after December 10, Microsoft does say that automatic or manual creation of new device backups for settings […]

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