Tag Archive: Android


10 essential apps for Android to help you celebrate Thanksgiving

Ah, the holiday season is on our doorstep. With a few weeks to go until Thanksgiving, you should consider starting your prep ahead of time to ensure a stress-free celebration.

And to help you prepare and organize the festivities here are ten helpful Android apps you might want to download on your Android phone ASAP.

Ninja Turkey Thanksgiving

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Amazon has five Prime Exclusive Android phones on sale for Black Friday

So many options!

The Moto X 4th generation unlocked 32GB Android smartphone is on sale for $ 179.99. This phone was selling for as much as $ 250 earlier in November, and it has never gone this low.

The Moto X is just one of five Prime Exclusive phones on sale right now. You won’t be able to check out with this price unless you’re a member of Amazon Prime, and if you’re signing up for the  [Read More…]

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Pocket Casts, IFTTT

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make  [Read More…]

Samsung will limit free device themes to 14-day trials with Android Pie

After 14 days, you’ll be reverted back to the default theme.

User customization is one of the main reasons so many of us call Android home, and for years now, Samsung’s been one of the leaders in these regards with its great Samsung Themes platform. Samsung Themes allow you to change the look of your settings, notification area, system apps, and much more, but as part of the update to Android Pie, they’re going to  [Read More…]

How to join the Android 9 Pie and One UI Beta Program on the Galaxy S9

Samsung has finally announced its plans to update the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to Android 9 Pie, including a new and enhanced One UI interface design. The official release isn’t coming until 2019, but eager testers willing to put up with some issues and instability can use the now software by signing up for the One UI Beta Program. This is how you do it.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Samsung Galaxy S9 ($ 630) Amazon: Samsung  [Read More…]

Best SMS alternatives for Android Messages

The Android Messages app from Google is a great resource to stay in touch with all the folks you care about via SMS. However, it may not be for everyone. Maybe you don’t care for the new Material Theme. Or you just want to venture out and try new things. Either way, we’ve put together a short list of SMS apps that might be worth an install.

Pulse

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T-Mobile REVVL 2 + 2 Plus announced with Android Oreo and 18:9 displays

Both phones are available for purchase starting today.

In August 2017, T-Mobile released its first self-branded smartphone in the form of the T-Mobile REVVL. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, we’re now getting the REVVL 2 and REVVL 2 Plus.

Starting first with the regular REVVL 2, we’re looking at a phone with a 5.5-inch 720 x 1440 screen, 13MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, 3,000 mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core MediaTek  [Read More…]

The good and bad of Samsung’s One UI interface for Android Pie

Samsung’s One UI looks like a big step forward (for the most part).

Samsung held its 2018 developer conference on November 7 in San Franciso, and while the highlight of the opening keynote was the company’s new foldable AMOLED display, something else that was a big focus was Samsung’s new Android interface called “One UI.”

One UI will initially be rolled out as a beta for users later this month, and in January 2019, will officially make  [Read More…]

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS service comes to Android on 11.11

This one-button DNS app is so easy, you have no excuse not to use it.

Cloudflare launched its 1.1.1.1 DNS service a few months ago — on April Fool’s, of all days — with a focus on privacy and speed. Cloudflare put its mobile app into beta a month ago, and now — on 11.11 — it’s releasing the 1.1.1.1 mobile app on Google Play and the Apple App Store, and it looks like it’s just about  [Read More…]