Tag Archive: Apps


Best Android apps for finding a new job

Job hunting has changed a lot in recent years. Now thanks to mobile technology, you can take your job search on the go, and apply for the positions that seem appealing to you anytime, anywhere.

The era of looking for job offers in the local newspaper is long gone, and today you’re most likely going to have to rely on that Android phone of yours if you want to get a new job.

So for the purpose of this article  [Read More…]

9 Android apps that power my work, my wonder, and my will to live

I can’t live without my phone, but I especially can’t live without these apps.

Few items have become as essentially to our everyday lives as our smartphones, but what makes our smartphones so vital isn’t the hardware itself, it’s the software it runs. The apps and the services our smartphones serve up to use turn these slabs of glass and metal into tools of productivity, procrastination, and mass communication. Everyone has a different set of apps that  [Read More…]

Don’t have Portrait Mode on your Android? Use these apps instead

Portrait pictures with a blurred background (or bokeh) are all the rage right now. Once considered a feature of DSLR cameras, today a large number of smartphones has a dedicated portrait mode to help you create these such photos.

The majority of these phones feature a dual-camera setup where the primary lens is used to capture the subject while the secondary one (telephoto or wide lens) creates depth to differentiate between subject and background.

However, handsets like the Pixel 2  [Read More…]

The Google Play Store puts a ban on cryptocurrency apps, along with many others

Google has started banning any apps that have anything to do with the process of cryptocurrency mining from the Play Store. The search giant regularly updates it policies regarding which apps are allowed in the Store.

This week Google changed the guidelines yet again. This can be seen in the July update to Google’s Developer Policy Center. The decision appears to be an extension of a previous ruling. This saw all extensions associated with cryptocurrency mining removed from the Chrome  [Read More…]

The Google Play Store puts a ban on cryptocurrency apps, along with many others

Google has started banning any apps that have anything to do with the process of cryptocurrency mining from the Play Store. The search giant regularly updates it policies regarding which apps are allowed in the Store.

This week Google changed the guidelines yet again. This can be seen in the July update to Google’s Developer Policy Center. The decision appears to be an extension of a previous ruling. This saw all extensions associated with cryptocurrency mining removed from the Chrome  [Read More…]

Best eight Android apps for avid readers

Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, and like it or not, reading is no exception to this.

Today it seems we’ve almost forgotten the feeling of holding a book in our hands, as the world is slowly turning digital. But it’s not all bad! Because being able to carry a global library in your pocket comes with a few advantages. Like saving quite a lot on costs.

So for all the literature fans who are trying to step  [Read More…]

Best Chrome apps to use with a stylus pen

Whether your doodling or writing up notes, the right app can make your pen experience so much better.

While styli are fun for doodling, there are also some serious productivity cases for using a pen on your gadget. You can draw diagrams, write out phone numbers, or just jot down a note, which may be faster or easier with a pen than it would with a keyboard. While not every Chromebook includes a pen or digitizer, there  [Read More…]

Best sports apps for Android

Whether you’re keeping up with one team or twenty, there’s a sports app for you.

We all wish we could attend every game and keep up with every little announcement out of our favorite teams, but that times time and money most of us can’t afford. Since we have to deal with these pesky little things called lives, here are the sports apps to keep you in the game even while you’re stuck grinding through your daily  [Read More…]

Why progressive web apps (PWAs) may ultimately benefit Google more than Microsoft

Image Credit: David Breyer

The hybrid web-app solution, progressive web app, is touted as the possible solution to Microsoft’s app gap; but it may do more good for Google than for Microsoft.

Google and Microsoft are fierce competitors in AI, productivity tools, search and more. Additionally, Google’s refusal to bring its first-party apps to Windows phone was a strategic blow that contributed to the platform’s poor adoption.

Given this troubled history and present rivalry, it’s ironic  [Read More…]

Some Samsung users can’t edit app permission alerts for Facebook apps

Affected apps include Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

In Android Oreo on Samsung’s Galaxy phones, one of the new features included with the update is something called “App Permission Monitor.” With this, you can choose to get a notification when applications in the background are using certain permissions (like your microphone, camera, etc.) that you may not be aware of otherwise.

It’s a great tool and can be genuinely useful at times, but for whatever reason, some  [Read More…]