Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Google allows users to sign into non-Google websites, applications, and devices with their Gmail account. This saves time during the account creation process, and makes joining new services quick and easy. Since Google includes its own settings app on Android that pertains specifically to your account, you can quickly manage apps and devices that are currently signed into your Google account. Pull down the notification shade and tap the cog icon.
Have you noticed a Google Settings app on your Android device? Last year, Google quietly loaded this app to all Android user devices that run Google services. Through this app you can quickly control most Google services settings in one easily accessible app. Well, to get you to know Google App settings better, we have here a list of 10 features on Google Settings app that every Android user should know. Take note that some of these settings might not show up in your Google Settings app because you do not have the relevant app installed beforehand, for e. Have a tip related to the Google Settings app? Share it at the comments section. Do you remember what services you have allowed to connect to your Google account? Well, In this Google Settings app page you can look for such information as well as the kind of access they have to your account. You can also disconnect any of the connected apps from your account on this page.
What key terms do I need to know in regards to connected apps?
Besides enabling communication with the cloud, Android's wireless APIs also enable communication with other devices on the same local network, and even devices which are not on a network, but are physically nearby. The addition of Network Service Discovery NSD takes this further by allowing an application to seek out a nearby device running services with which it can communicate. Integrating this functionality into your application helps you provide a wide range of features, such as playing games with users in the same room, pulling images from a networked NSD-enabled webcam, or remotely logging into other machines on the same network. This class describes the key APIs for finding and connecting to other devices from your application. This class also shows you how to use NSD and Wi-Fi P2P in combination to detect the services offered by a device and connect to the device when neither device is connected to a network.
Join a community of over 45, IT professionals. Hackers can turn your life and career upside down with relative ease , and continuing to blindly connect your Google account to any and every app without so much as a second thought is a recipe for disaster. For Google users, your online security is about securing your Google account, and by proxy controlling the number of apps that are connected to your account. Apps connected to your account come in various shapes and sizes. According to Google , they can even be websites. As noted above, when you authenticate and connect your Google account with an app which most often occurs when installing a SaaS app, extension, or add-on , you form a link that enables information to flow between your account and the app. Instead, they can just target the app that has access your Google account.