Tag Archive: Apps


Best Couch to 5K apps

Get off the couch and running with the help of a 5K training app!

Did you have bold plans to start running more at the start of the summer, but things just didn’t pan out? It can be tough to just go out for a free run when you’re maybe still working on your form and endurance.

That’s where a running app can come in handy. The most popular smartphone apps for runners are the Couch to  [Read More…]

Help protect against Harmful apps with Google Play Protect

Google Play Protect was pretty much a rebrand of security features that had long been part of the core of Android. It seems that now these rebranded changes are finally rolling out to the front end of the Google Play Store. Google Play Protect aims to scan your installed apps and pending updates to ensure […]

Reddit users were asked what their favorite apps are. Here are some of the best

With so many new apps popping up in the Play Store every day, it’s hard to keep on top of whats out there. So, when Reddit user Fallout541 posed the question “What is your favorite app” to the AskReddit community, our ears perked up. We cover a lot of apps here at AndroidGuys with our […]

Google Play Store now penalizes poorly performing apps in rankings

Google wants to make it easier for people to find high-quality apps and games in its Play Store. The Play Store is home to a huge collection of apps, with thousands of them being added daily, although not all of them abide by Google’s rigorous standards. To keep these bad apps off the grid, the […]

Google Play Store now downgrades low-performance apps

Google wants to make it easier for people to find high-quality apps and games in its Play Store. The Play Store is home to a huge collection of apps, with thousands of them being added daily, although not all of them abide by Google’s rigorous standards. To keep these bad apps off the grid, the […]

Google Play has changed its ranking algorithms to surface high-performance apps

There’s more to an app than just its features and price.

How stable an app is, how well it performs, and its consistency are just as important to the app experience as anything else — and Google knows it. That’s why it has announced today that Google Play has changed its ranking algorithms to surface apps that exhibit the best performance, lowest number of crashes, and the highest stability, rather than just the most installs or highest ratings.

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These Android apps can secretly suck up your prepaid data

Take a few minutes and tame those unruly apps — you’ll save some data!

Your phone needs an internet connection to do just about anything. That could be a Wi-Fi connection where how much data you’re using isn’t a concern for most — but you could also be sucking up those vital megabytes of cellular data.

This is exactly why you bought a data plan, so you could do just about everything with your phone. But some apps can  [Read More…]

The $29 Premium PC Power Bundle: 10 apps to make you safer, smarter, more productive (Deal of the Day)

It’s spring which means it is time to get the lawn in order, clean out the home and garage, and generally get things together. Why not use the whole concept of spring cleaning and apply it to your computer? Our Deal of the Day is a bundle of top rated selling computer software. With ten potential titles in […]

Here are some of the best apps for ordering food

Feeling hungry in the middle of the night? All you need to do is grab your Android phone, fire up your favorite food delivery app to get your order served right to your door. You don’t even need to call your local restaurant and talk to a real person. In the 21st century, you can […]

Developers: A must-read to get your apps ready for Android O’s new shortcuts and widgets

Tapping and swiping can do so much more in Android O.

Google has showcased the new app and widget shortcuts coming in Android O on its blog, and while it’s a great explainer of how it all works it’s especially important for developers.

With Android O, users (that’s us!) will be able to long press an icon or portion of a widget and have access to specific shortcuts for an app. Examples are opening a blank or  [Read More…]