Tag: app updates

How to Stop iPhone and iPad Apps From Updating Automatically

By default, apps on your iPhone or iPad will update automatically overnight when they’re connected to power and a Wi-Fi network. It’s a really useful feature if you’re the kind of person who always wants to use the latest version of the apps. But the way that some app updates […]

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Pokémon GO gains AR-based snapshot mode that lets you pose with Pikachu

It’s been 20 years since Pokémon Snap, the N64 game in which players roamed the Pokémon Island taking pictures of its inhabitants. Two decades later, humans now roam the Earth taking pictures for the Gram. With the similarly-named GO Snapshot feature, a much-requested photo mode for Pokémon GO, Niantic seems to hark back to the past. An […]

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Pushbullet gets its first major update in ages with a new UI, adaptive icon, and dark mode [APK Download]

Pushbullet was one of the first apps that successfully made your Android notifications more accessible and useful. With Pushbullet, you can sync notifications to other devices, reply to messages on your PC, and so much more. Development of the app slowed down over the last couple of years, but Pushbullet comes roaring back today with […]

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Google Crowdsource app given Material refresh and wants your selfies [APK Download]

Google’s effort to slightly update the look of its apps to match the latest Material Design guidelines (MD 2.0, if you will) continues apace. Crowdsource is the company’s clever way of gamifying data collection for use in its many products, and it now features Google Sans and uses a lot more white (quelle surprise). So […]

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[Update: Now in stable version too] SwiftKey Beta automatic Incognito mode is here to save you from awkward predictions

Picture this: you have national security level web browsing to do, and fire up Incognito mode. However, unless you also remember to toggle your keyboard over to Incognito, it’s still studying what you type to add words to its dictionary. If you can already see a potentially embarrassing situation brewing, worry no more, as the […]

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Adobe Photoshop Express adds watermark resizing and enhanced vignette tools [APK Download]

The main reason I don’t use a Chromebook for my work here at AP is that I can’t run full Photoshop on it. Proper watermarking is one use case that hasn’t been possible in the Photoshop Express Android app, but the functionality has been greatly improved in the latest update — even though most people […]

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Google Arts & Culture app gets a ‘Camera’ tab with all its experimental features

The Google Arts & Culture app started as little more than a web wrapper, but Google has added new features and given it a UI overhaul since then. There have been some fun camera-based tools like the artistic doppelganger ID and color matcher. Now, there’s a new camera tab that puts them all in one place. […]

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[Update: APK Download] Blindingly bright Google Material theme starts rolling out to Gmail app today

Google gave the web version of Gmail a complete makeover in 2018, but the mobile app has remained mostly unchanged for years. We’ve been expecting a matching app update, and today is the big day. Google’s new Material theme is hitting Gmail starting now. It looks like Google’s other recently redesigned apps. Which is to […]

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Blindingly bright Google Material theme starts rolling out to Gmail app today

Google gave the web version of Gmail a complete makeover in 2018, but the mobile app has remained mostly unchanged for years. We’ve been expecting a matching app update, and today is the big day. Google’s new Material theme is hitting Gmail starting now. It looks like Google’s other recently redesigned apps. Which is to […]

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SwiftKey Beta automatic Incognito mode is here to save you from awkward predictions

Picture this: you have national security level web browsing to do, and fire up Incognito mode. However, unless you also remember to toggle your keyboard over to Incognito, it’s still studying what you type to add words to its dictionary. If you can already see a potentially embarrassing situation brewing, worry no more, as the […]

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Latest SwiftKey update lets you remove the Bing search button [APK Download]

Much like Gboard and its Google Search integration, Microsoft-owned SwiftKey added Bing as a search feature in its last big release, which we’re sure wasn’t a popular addition. Thankfully, a new update is now available that changes Bing search to a small button in the toolbar and allows you to remove it if you don’t […]

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Enpass 6 update is out with dark mode, multiple vaults, and sharing

Popular password manager Enpass has released its v6 update, branding it “The Himalayan Edition.” It had been in beta for a few months already and has been called the single largest update since the app’s inception. Noteworthy new features include multiple vaults, shared vaults, and a new third-party audited security architecture.     The UI is clean and uncluttered […]

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Google Search now scrolls to relevant featured snippet on AMP links

One of many useful features in Google Search, ‘featured snippets’ pulls answers to common, simple questions from relevant web pages and puts them front and center when you enter a query. Usually, tapping through to the article Google got the answer from does nothing other than take you to that page, but new behavior has […]

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[Update: Out of beta] Action Launcher v38 adds Pie styling, more granular Quicktheme settings, and more

So, your stock home screen is getting you down? There are plenty of great alternatives in the Play Store including Action Launcher, and it just so happens there’s a new beta build of Action Launcher popping up online. This one adopts more of Android Pie’s look and feel—plus there are new settings, theme options, and […]

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Samsung Pay can now open Favorite Cards automatically when you’re near an NFC terminal

Samsung users tend to love Samsung Pay. And for good reason: the technology that powers the service allows users to pay for things with their phones even when NFC isn’t available. A recent update is making it more convenient to use where NFC is available, though. Now, when your Samsung Pay-compatible phone is awake near an NFC […]

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Movies Anywhere comes to Comcast Xfinity and now supports 4K on Android [APK Download]

Two Movies Anywhere tidbits for you today, including its addition to Comcast’s Xfinity and support for 4K streaming in the Android app. Subscribers with Xfinity On Demand or the Xfinity Stream app will now be able to take advantage of the huge catalog of blockbuster films. Once you sync up your Movies Anywhere and Xfinity […]

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Poweramp v3 finally reaches stable after 3 years in development, with new UI and audio engine [APK Download]

The makers of popular Android music player Poweramp made an alpha build of version 3 available for download way back in January 2016, and development would have started way before then, at least 3 years ago. After hitting beta this summer, it’s now finally finished and a stable build is rolling out through the Play […]

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