Tag: Applications

Play Store now showing reminders in Updates tab to install previously-used apps

Google’s Play Store seems to have at least a hundred different minor UI tests running at any given time — which makes it a bit hard for both us and consumers to keep track of things — but we’ve just spotted another. Google is now prompting users with a new card in the updates tab […]

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Google Photos rolling out new album sharing button for ‘People and Pets’

Google Photos is magic (and my personal favorite service/product to come out of the company), but one thing that can be a little bit tedious is sharing content in it with others. A small step to ease that process seems to be rolling out, though, as a new “Share as album” button has appeared for […]

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Google Pay v2.78 prepares group pay and nicknames for payment methods [APK Teardown]

Article Contents As we get ready to wear out our credit cards buying gifts for family, friends, coworkers, and probably ourselves, it’s a good time to talk about Google Pay and what’s in store for it in the future. Unfortunately, we won’t be building on the holiday shopping theme with any of the teardown topics, […]

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‘AppDialer Pro’ is now free to all users going forward, refunds available for recent buyers

AppDialer Pro, a simple T9-style app launcher, has gone free, according to developer Oleksii Masnyi in a recent Medium post. The free version of the app is being discontinued, with all users being given a refund if they purchased AppDialer Pro after Aug. 31, 2018. All Pro features will now be available at no charge, […]

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40 temporarily free and 84 on-sale apps and games to start the holiday week

Article Contents Thanksgiving week is already here, at least for us in the US. That means that you should expect a lot of apps to be on sale this week and going into next. Today is no exception, so prepare yourself. In the coming days, I’ll be doubly sure to highlight in bold anything that […]

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Google News might shut down in Europe over prospective EU ‘link tax’

Europe’s new digital copyright legislation has raised no shortage of concerns from business and consumer rights advocates alike. The severe new regulations include what critics have dubbed a “link tax” that would require most medium to large online platforms to pay copyright holders for reproducing even small snippets of text (though a few “individual words” […]

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Thanksgiving Film Fest: You can watch ‘Hackers’ and 98 other movies for free on YouTube now (with ads)

If your wallet is already suffering from the major influx of pre-Black Friday deals, here’s a welcome relief: YouTube now offers a bunch of free, ad-supported movies (at least in the US). Forget about your holiday spending woes and binge watch old school classics like Hackers, The Terminator, and a marathon’s worth of Rocky films. […]

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26 best new Android games released this week including Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Soul Chase, and Truck Simulation 19

Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have Beamdog’s fantastic enhanced edition of Neverwinter Nights, a solid pixel-based platformer that’s reminiscent of the NES era, and the latest yearly […]

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[Update: Maybe not] Tasker to lose SMS and phone call functionality because of Google security changes

Google has started taking Android security much more seriously in recent years, removing dangerous permissions and implementing new privacy tools. Seeing Google clobber bad apps is an unabashedly good thing, but sometimes an app we love gets caught in the crossfire. Case in point: Tasker is about to lose major pieces of its functionality because […]

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16 new and notable Android apps from the last week including 1.1.1.1: Faster & Safer Internet, Feedly Classic, and WakingNews Alarm Clock (11/10/18 – 11/17/18)

Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week’s more interesting releases include a DNS app from Cloudflare, a Feedly beta release, and an alarm clock app from Yahoo. So without further […]

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Assistant Routine integration in the Google Clock app is now live

Google revealed that its Assistant Routines would be integrated into the Clock app just a couple of days ago, giving you information like the day’s weather, your upcoming calendar, and other configurable settings after the alarm is dismissed. At the time, we were told the feature would be rolling out this week, and Google seems […]

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Verizon ‘My Numbers’ lets you have multiple phone numbers on a single device for $15 each

There are (apparently) people who want to use the same number on multiple phones. In that case, you could (but should not) get the Verizon Palm Phone. For those who want it the other way around, the new My Numbers service from Verizon lets you add more numbers to a single phone, but it’ll cost you […]

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28 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps and games for the weekend

Article Contents Welcome to Friday! The week is coming to a close, so that means it’s time for one final round of app sales. Today’s list is long-ish, so be sure to check out what’s on offer, just in case there’s something here that interests you. Free Apps So Many Butts! – interactive book for […]

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Sony’s PlayJ app lets you screen share games and watch videos with friends [APK Download]

Sony has just released a new app called PlayJ for users who want to share experiences with their friends. Mobile gamers can stream their playing action to another person’s device so they can watch, and videos can also be viewed together remotely. The app is currently in beta but it’s not exclusive to Sony Xperia […]

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CrossOver for Chrome OS adds support for Quicken 2018 and Chromeboxes

CrossOver is a compatibility layer, based on the open-source Wine project, that allows Mac and Linux users to run Windows software. The first beta release for Chrome OS arrived in 2016, and it has continued to improve since then. Another update is now rolling out on the Play Store, with general improvements and official support […]

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Call Screen is starting to hit some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones

The Pixel 3 launched with Call Screen, which allows Assistant to “answer” by asking who’s calling and offering ways to respond to calls. At the event, Google promised that the feature would trickle down to the older Pixel and Pixel 2 phones in November. We’re halfway through the month, and it looks like Call Screen […]

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How to disable the Play Store’s annoying pre-registration ‘coming soon’ notifications

Pre-registration is a handy feature on the Play Store that allows you to be notified when an unreleased app is available for download – it actually debuted several years ago. But around a year ago, Google started proactively pushing registration suggestions to some users, meaning you’d be notified if Google thought you’d be interested in a […]

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[Update: Out of beta] Cortana v3.0 has a sleek new design and improved conversational experiences

Cortana’s been on version 2 for quite a while, so users are no doubt excited to see what the next big iteration has in store. Thankfully, they don’t have to wait any longer. The app’s latest beta reveals version 3.0, which comes along with a major UI refresh and several feature additions, including improved conversational […]

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Google Maps will soon let you directly message businesses inside the app

Long a staple of popular business directories like Yelp and Facebook, communicating directly with a business has been a curious omission from Google Maps for years now. While an attempt to integrate such functionality via the ill-fated Allo chat platform began last year, that obviously didn’t pan out, and prior to that Google only allowed […]

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Google Phone v26 dark theme is here [APK Download]

Article Contents You’ve been asking for it, and asking for it, and asking for it, and… well, you get the point. Just after the Google Contacts app brought in the long-awaited, long-demanded dark theme, the Phone app is now following closely behind with the dark theme we’ve seen for the last couple versions. It’s finally out […]

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Messages v3.8 brings updated camera interface, new camera and gallery shortcut, and UI tweaks [APK Teardown]

Article Contents An update to the Messages app (formerly Android Messages) has begun making the rounds, and unlike so many other updates lately, this one has a few standout changes after installation. There are a handful of smaller UI tweaks floating around, but a more significant change has been made to the camera interface for […]

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