Android 12 receives function to hibernate apps

With the release of the first trial version of Android 12 which was officially introduced this week, Google has implemented a very interesting feature to save space in mobile phone storage: app hibernation. This is a feature that has been speculated for a while back in January, clues to this function were found in the source code of the first preview version of the software made available to developers; but is now finally available natively...

A look at Petal Search

Not too long ago in the tech war conversation, the common denominator against Huawei was its survival without Google’s app ecosystem. Just before the next batch of questions would move in, we hear of Petal Search. Well Petal Search is a search engine for apps by Huawei. Built as a collaboration between Huawei, Yandex and Qwant search engineers, the Huawei App gallery just got a whole lot dapper. Huawei mobile users can kiss unavailability of...

App Passwords by Google

App passwords let you sign in to your Google Account from apps on devices that don’t support 2-Step Verification. Users are only required to enter App Passwords once and do not need to remember it. An App Password is a 16-digit passcode that gives a non-Google app or device permission to access a user’s Google Account. App Passwords can only be used with accounts that have¬†2-Step Verification¬†turned on. To help keep your account secure, use...