Google Makes “Mobile-Friendliness” A Ranking Signal Worldwide, Boosts Indexed Apps In Search Results

google-mobile-friendly Google today announced two notable changes that will affect the rankings of search results for users accessing Google search on mobile devices. It will now take into consideration a site’s mobile-friendliness as one of its ranking signals, and information from indexed mobile applications will also begin to influence ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed on their smartphone. Read More

Google Makes A Push For The Mobile Enterprise Market With Launch Of Android For Work

android-work At a small press event in San Francisco today, Google officially launched Android for Work, a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work. The company first unveiled a preview of this technology during its I/O developer conference last summer, but as Google’s director for product management for… Read More

You Can Now Build Apps For Band, Microsoft’s Fitness Wearable

 Microsoft is updating the Band fitness wearable today, building out its on-device feature set, launching a web portal so that users can better interact with their collected data, and releasing an SDK to allow developers to build apps for the gadg…

TC Droidcast Episode 38: Just No, Neptune Duo

new-droidcast-banner This week, we have a rare opportunity to just plain unleash on a device: The Neptune Duo, which puts all the smartphone smarts inside an Android-powered smartwatch, then makes the screen in your pocket essentially a dumb receiver. It’s backwards and bad, and we find we’re mostly in agreement on that point. In other news, LG has another Android Wear device coming to market, making… Read More

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Lineup Should Boast Next-Gen Wireless Charging

galaxy teaser Samsung is doing a series of teasers this year to hype up the launch of the next Galaxy S6 (or whatever it’s calling its 2016 flagship Android smartphone), and the latest details the tech and progress of wireless charging. In a post on Samsung’s official blog, the company’s lead engineer for IT and Mobile Seho Park described how advances in wireless charging over the past… Read More

EyeEm Brings ‘Open Edit’ To Android

 Photosharing startup EyeEm has brought its Open Edit feature to Android. Originally launched on iOS in mid-December, Open Edit lets users see exactly how others got to their final edits and apply the same changes to your own photos. Read More

Instant’s New Android App Lets You Track Just About Anything

emberify-instant Quantified-self enthusiasts – those who are somewhat obsessed with using technology to better understand themselves, their daily habits and personal trends – have been fortunate to have a wide variety of niche apps to choose from for measuring everything from athletic activity, to travel time, and even time you’ve spent using your smartphone on a given day. But for the most… Read More

13 Questions With Matt Rogers

rogers-13q Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here.
Matt Rogers is the co-founder and VP of Engineering of Nest Labs. Before… Read More