Tag Archive: Apps


Best apps for college graduates

Your future has arrived, and these apps will help you make the most of it.

You did it: you earned your college degree and graduated with a diploma in-hand. Which of course begs the question, what comes next? After you’ve graduated, and you’re ready to join the real world, it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out what precisely you are supposed to do next. There are resumes to be sent out, housing to acquire, and  [Read More…]

Google makes it easier for devs to hide apps from rooted phone owners

Last week, Netflix made headlines due to its decision of blocking owners of rooted devices or those with unlocked bootloaders from downloading the application from the Google Play Store. Which seemed quite puzzling at the time, since the app could still be side-loaded and rendered functional on the said devices. But soon more developers might […]

Google opens Instant Apps for all developers

You might remember Android Instant Apps from last year’s Google I/O, introduced as a new way to allow developers to create lightweight versions of Android apps that don’t require installation. With Instant Apps, all a user needs to do is click a link in a web browser in order to be granted access to a […]

Android Instant Apps are now open to all developers

After a year of testing, Android Instant Apps are now available for all developers.

Google unveiled Instant Apps at last year’s I/O, offering developers a way to build a lightweight version of their app that customers can use directly from search results. The idea is to offer a native app experience even when that particular app isn’t installed on your phone. Google trialled the service with select developers earlier this year, and is now making Instant Apps available for  [Read More…]

Google’s Play Console Dashboards help developers pinpoint problems with their apps

Google is helping developers get a better grip on problems with their apps thanks to new Play Console Dashboards. Launched on stage at Google I/O 2017, Play Console Dashboards essentially provide developers with the vital signs of their apps, helping to pinpoint problems with specific analytics.

Play Console Dashboards pinpoint six issues that cause battery drain, crashes, and slow UI, Google says. Those include ANR rate, crash rate, slow rendering, frozen frames, stuck wake locks, and excessive wakeups.  [Read More…]

Google Play Protect uses machine learning to detect and remove harmful apps

Google Play Protect will use machine learning to scan for malicious apps.

A big theme at this year’s Google I/O has been machine learning. Furthermore, we know that keeping our phones secure is more important than ever. Google uses its powerful machine learning tools within the Google Play Store to scan and verify the apps installed on your phone. If a malicious app is detected, the service will remove it before it causes harm. These services were already in  [Read More…]

How do apps work on Samsung DeX?

A full-featured desktop operating system embedded into your smartphone? It’s nearly possible with Samsung DeX.

The idea of using your smartphone to unlock a desktop operating system might sound absurd at first, but what if you could do that for a bit of extra money?

For $ 150, you can purchase the Samsung DeX dock to unlock the desktop operating system hidden deep within the depths of the code on your Galaxy S8 or S8+. The DeX  [Read More…]

How to stop apps from dozing on Android

If your phone runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or later, your handset has a feature called Doze. Designed to optimize battery usage, it puts your apps and games into a deeper sleep mode when it detects that the device is not being used. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that your notifications or messages can be slower to […]

How to move apps to your SD card on the Galaxy S8

Save some internal storage by moving apps to your SD card.

With 64GB of internal storage on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ most people won’t need to use their SD card for more than media storage, but if you’re finding a crunch on internal storage you can move apps there, too. Not every app can be moved to the SD card, but if you shuffle a few around it could make a difference for you.

Thankfully, apps  [Read More…]

How to turn off Galaxy Apps notifications on the Galaxy S8

No, I don’t want to hear about your promotions.

Having the Galaxy Apps store installed on you Galaxy S8 or S8+ alongside the Play Store isn’t ideal, but it’s the only way to update some of your phone’s core services. What isn’t necessary at all are its notifications, which can be useful sometimes but are often just promotional pushes you may not care about.

You can turn off the notifications for the app entirely, though, and it  [Read More…]