Tag: Applications

ES File Explorer vulnerability leaves your files exposed to anyone on the same network

In the early days of Android, ES File Explorer was one of the better ways to manage your storage. That hasn’t been true for a long time, though. Not only is the app rather cluttered and buggy, security researcher Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y on Twitter) points out this app makes your files vulnerable to theft. All you have […]

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Latest Google beta update fixes At A Glance widget weather

Over the weekend, an update to the Google app beta accidentally broke weather for the At A Glance Widget, affecting Pixel owners, some third-party launcher users, and anyone who manually added the widget since that became an option. Thankfully, an update (v9.0.4) which is rolling out today fixes the problem. Again, I’d like to reiterate […]

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Radio by Deezer offers 30,000-plus free radio stations, but only in the UK

Streaming music provider Deezer is offering United Kingdom-based listeners a new app. Radio by Deezer provides access to more than 30,000 radio stations from around the world, completely free. There are no additional ads (ads the stations are already running are still present), and you don’t even need a Deezer account to listen, although having […]

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Hands-on: Popular to-do manager Moleskin Actions comes to Android in select countries

As long-term Android users know all too well, it’s common for trendy apps to hit iOS first. We get them on Android later, sometimes with some platform-specific tweaks. After making an impression on iPhone, Molskin Actions (like the notebooks) has finally come to Android, but you can only download it in a few countries right now. […]

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Hands-on: Elegant bucket list app ‘Soon’ launches on Android

In a world that bombards us with things to do, it can be tough to stay on top of everything we think is worth checking out. Movies we want to see, music to listen to, books to read, restaurants to try, and places to go, there’s just so much to do and almost no central […]

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Play Store to phase out 32-bit apps on 64-bit devices by 2021, all new apps from August 1 must be 64-bit

While Apple phased out 32-bit apps on iOS over a year ago, Google has been taking its time — likely because there are still many 32-bit Android phones and tablets still in use. Google announced in December 2017 that 32-bit apps would eventually be phased out on 64-bit devices, and now the company has provided […]

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19 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Article Contents Another week is about half done, so that means it’s time for another round of app sales. Today’s list is small and features more questionable items. Have fun and see you all on Friday. Free Apps Clipboard Manager Pro $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 9 hours Side Protect: Auto Touch Guard $0.99 […]

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Speed trap icons and vocal warnings are rolling out on Google Maps for some users

For the longest time, users have been bemoaning the lack of Waze-like reports on Google Maps, even though the two apps are technically part of the same company. Things started moving in the right direction when we spotted crash and speed trap reports in Google Maps in November, then again in December, though the feature […]

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Gboard v7.9 prepares new emoticons, adds many new languages, and more [APK Teardown]

Article Contents The holidays (and CES) are over and the many of Google’s app teams are back in the full swing of releasing updates. Gboard’s latest version hit this morning few directly visible changes outside of minor wording and color changes. However, there are some interesting things that can be gleaned from wandering through a […]

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Sprint joins competitors in offering a rewards app full of mediocre coupon deals

As T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger sits on hold during the government shutdown, Sprint has taken a leaf from its future business partner and launched a rewards program. My Sprint Rewards, much like T-Mobile Tuesdays and the similar offerings from Verizon and AT&T, is essentially a coupon app, offering discounts on things like clothing and fast food, […]

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YouTube is testing video download recommendations in select markets

It’s been five years since YouTube started rolling out offline video downloads. At the latest count, users in 154 of the world’s 195 countries can download videos for offline playback; some countries require having a YouTube Premium subscription, while others let everyone download videos. Now YouTube looks to be pointing users towards videos they might want to download next, […]

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Pandora app gets voice controls powered by SoundHound

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pandora (NYSE:P), the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., today introduced Voice Mode, a new, native smart assistant that allows listeners to control Pandora’s mobile app and enjoy new music discovery using simple voice commands, providing an intuitive, hands-free experience tailored for the unique tastes of each user. Starting today, Pandora will […]

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37 temporarily free and 29 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Article Contents Good evening. Despite it being a bit later than usual, I have the first round of app sales for the week. Today’s list has a few notable items and we see the return of the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ section — I know that some of you are very excited about this. Free Apps inches to centimeters or […]

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Missing the weather in your At A Glance widget? Latest Google beta (v.9.0) broke it

If you’ve noticed that the so-called At A Glance widget — a stock part of the Pixel experience that’s also available as a standalone widget and built into some third-party launchers — has been missing the weather for the last few days, you aren’t alone. It turns out a major version beta update to the Google […]

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Samsung Pay Framework causing battery drain issues for some

Samsung Pay Framework, as the name implies, is an application bundled on Samsung phones that provides some functionality for Samsung Pay. It’s intended to work quietly behind the scenes, but lately, the app has caused major battery drain issues for many users. A Google search for “samsung pay framework battery” brings up countless forums and […]

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16 best new Android games released this week including Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, King Crusher, and Ethics: Journalist’s Way

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 the open beta release of Ragnarok M: Eternal Love for Western audiences, a delightful pixel-based roguelike, and an interesting card-swiping game […]

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Power Shade and Material Notification Shade removed from the Play Store — Google says malicious, developer responds coyly

From time to time we come across a story of an app being removed from the Play Store unjustly and the developer getting frustrated with the lack of warning or communication, and more frustratingly, the absence of a valid reason. The case of popular apps Power Shade (500K installs) and Material Notification Shade (1M+ installs) has proven to […]

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