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Google Maps is now offline

...Google Maps is getting disconnected.With an update for Android phones Tuesday, you'll be able to search nearby businesses...but Windows has a tiny market share compared with iPhones and Android. Offline mapping is also available with some third-party...
Nation and World
ADOT&PF launches 511 traveler information app

...announced upgrades to the Alaska 511 Traveler Information System that includes a new free mobile application compatible with both Android and Apple devices. The app can be downloaded using Google Play or iTunes.ADOT&PF's 511 app provides Alaskans with information...
Competition for Microsoft lineup, which targets high end

...face heavy competition from Apple and Android products.With the new lineup, share compared with Google Inc.'s Android and Apple's iOS for iPhones. That means...tend to focus on making their apps for Android and iPhones first and might not get to...
Nation and World
Google's Motorola gamble

...competitors have mounted against the company's Android software for mobile phones and tablets...hardware acumen to help build its own Android-powered devices, in the hope of challenging...phones to use its information-tracking Android operations and applications? The debate...
New, free phone app teaches Tlingit language

...Southeast Alaska man recently released an app for iPhone and Android that teaches the basics of the southern Tlingit dialect, and...Tlingit 1," is available for free download in the iPhone and Android app stores. The app is sponsored by Juneau company Fluetsch...
GCI launches prepaid smartphone service

...General Communications, Inc. recently launched Alaska's first prepaid smartphone option, allowing customers to use certain Android smartphones without a contract. "We're excited to be the first to provide a prepaid smartphone plan for Alaska," said...
Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

...Spokeswoman Brittany Brammell confirmed the number was his. Graham tweeted later: "Probably getting a new phone. iPhone or Android?"Christian Ferry, Graham's campaign manager, said Trump "continues to show hourly that he is ill-prepared to be commander...
Not For Web
Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach

...the Mountain View, California, company also runs the YouTube video site, the Chrome browser, Gmail, Google Maps and the Android operating system for mobile devices.Google analyzes people's interests and habits to show them ads about products most...
Regional News
Google to be part of new holding company, 'Alphabet'

...efforts to build the company's Chrome browser and related products, Pichai was given responsibility in 2013 for Google's Android mobile operating system - a crucial role as the company was seeing much of its Internet business shift to mobile devices...
Not For Web

...from the Samsung Gear and Motorola's Moto 360 to the Pebble Steel and other models made by smaller startups. Many run on Android Wear, the software platform from Google, and range from $100 to $500 or more.But most don't have as many features as...


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