Tag Archive: Android


Best Android games to play with family and friends

Technology often gets a bad rep for sucking kids and adults alike in for hours at a time, removing them from their peers and families and engulfing them into a fantasy world.

But throw in a good game into the mix and smartphones can quickly be turned into the tool that can help people connect and family members bond with each other.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best family-friendly games for Android to  [Read More…]

Twitter Android app is being updated with a bottom navigation bar

The swipe gesture between the four main pages is no more 😞

On Thursday evening this week, the Twitter Support account announced a new update for its Android app. There are a few things to take note of, but the biggest change reworks the app’s navigation we’ve had since June 2016.

Rather than showing icons at the top for Home, Moments, Notifications, and Direct Messages, these are now moved to the very bottom of your screen. This  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone users can sign up for invitation-only Android Oreo beta program

You know what they say. Better late than never! This applies marvelously to the BlackBerry KEYone, which finally got its own Android Oreo beta program.

The phone which was released in April 2017 still runs Android 7.1 Nougat. But not for long. At least we hope that’s the case now that the Oreo beta program is offdficial.

Those who have registered for the BlackBerry Beta Zone might want to keep an eye on their inbox. The company has been sending  [Read More…]

How to set up Android Auto on your phone so you’ll actually use it

PSA: Keep your focus on the road and off your phone.

When Google first announced Android Auto, it was a fairly basic app that let you connect and display a limited amount of information from your phone to your car via a wired connection to an aftermarket in-dash display head unit. Automakers eventually supported the platform as more cars included touch displays in their interface, but unless you’re driving a newer model car from 2016 on there’s  [Read More…]

CARROT Weather is finally available for Android

The app’s free and comes with an optional paid subscription.

There are already plenty of weather apps on Google Play, but today marks the launch of one we’ve been anticipating for some time — CARROT Weather.

CARROT Weather first debuted on iOS back in 2015, and since then, has become one of the most popular weather apps in the App Store. As such, we’re excited to see it finally come over to team Android.

You’ll find all  [Read More…]

YouTube for Android just got a new Incognito mode, here’s how to use it

YouTube for Android recently received an important update which adds a new feature called Incognito.

Google has been testing this option for months and now the tool is live for people who are using YouTube on their Android devices. Just like Incognito Mode in Google’s Chrome browser, Incognito Mode for YouTube lets you browse content in private.

So if you ever wanted to hide your Despacito addiction from your partner, Incognito mode is here to help you get away with  [Read More…]

These are the Android apps I can’t live without

These days, it’s easy to forget that smartphones didn’t always have vast app stores and ecosystems; just over a decade ago, the apps that came on your phone were the apps you were stuck with. These days, we’re spoiled by the enormous selection of apps and services at our disposal that fill our phones with endless potential.

Among the millions of apps out there, most people have narrowed down their needs and found the apps that work for  [Read More…]

AMBER Alerts and Android: What you need to know

Emergency alerts on your Android smartphone are a good thing — even if they are a bit annoying sometimes!

Every so often — or frequently, depending on your tolerance level — you get an emergency alert on your phone. That horrible blaring of the emergency tone, the buzzing the vibration motor, and then the grim news. Someone’s missing. Or there’s a severe weather alert headed your way. Suddenly and without warning, your phone’s scaring the hell out  [Read More…]

Google looking at massive EU fine, possible changes to Android

Google is facing possible record-breaking fines from European regulators over its Android policies. This stems from the practice of Google requiring their search engine and apps to be bundled with Android phones. Without bundling these apps and using Google as the default search option your phone would lose access to the coveted Play Store.

It is because of this policy, that the European Union (EU) competition chief Margrethe Vestager is expected to impose a fine on Google that could reach into  [Read More…]

Moment launches camera app for Android and iOS with tons of pro controls

You can shoot in RAW, control shutter speed, and lots more.

If you’re big into mobile photography, chances are you’re familiar with Moment. Moment’s become quite popular over the last couple years with extensive camera lenses and cases for the Pixel 2, Galaxy S9, and Apple’s iPhones. Now, Moment’s stepping away from the hardware game to release a pro camera app for both Android and iOS.

Titled Moment – Pro Camera, the app is designed to replace  [Read More…]