Tag Archive: Apps


Would you pay a subscription to access lots of paid Google Play apps?

Would you rather pay one monthly fee to avoid paying for apps individually?

Enterprising developers tear through every line of code in Google apps looking for hints and hidden treasure maps that lead them to the next great feature on the horizon; it’s a bit like shaking your presents while you wait for Christmas to arrive. Over the last few months, rumors have been growing as more and more references to a mysterious “Play Pass” in Google Play Store  [Read More…]

Google ‘app bundles’ help blur the lines between installed and instant apps

Soon it won’t be at all apparent whether an app is truly ‘installed’ or not.

Google’s developer-focused “Playtime” event series kicked off today, and with it comes a whole bunch of changes for developers publishing apps in the Play Store. The biggest push Google’s focusing on is changing the years-old paradigm of installing big (and increasingly so) apps on your phone in a one-size-fits-all manner.

The changes emanate from a new publishing format called an “Android App  [Read More…]

Android apps to make your Pokemon Go experience even better

Pokemon Go is huge. Yes, in fall of 2018. In fact, the game is as popular now as it was upon its launch some two years back. It’s a money-making monster and people can’t get enough.

Why is Pokemon Go so popular now? There are plenty of reasons. For starters, there’s no fewer than 350 Pokemon available to catch. New characters are added all the time and the fourth generation appears to be on the horizon. Then there’s Community Day,  [Read More…]

Best diary/journal apps for Android users

Despite having a rather childish connotation, keeping a diary or a journal is actually extremely beneficial to anyone. A growing body of research is suggesting that writing your thoughts down on paper helps you improve emotionally. There is no limit with writing, which is what makes it such a beautiful and healing process.

But rather than putting pen on paper, for most of us today it will probably feel more natural to use a smartphone app instead to quickly type  [Read More…]

Do you keep apps open in the background or close them?

Time to answer the tough questions.

No matter who you are, there’s a good chance that you use a lot of apps throughout the day. Between checking Twitter, sending off emails, and watching YouTube videos for far too long, it can be easy to go through a lot of apps in not much time at all.

Once you start opening apps, however, you’re faced with a decision to make. Do you keep them in your multitasking menu  [Read More…]

How to install Linux apps on your Chromebook

Chromebooks have always been great at the basics like watching Netflix or checking email. Android apps brought a few more productivity tools, but Chromebooks are about to get a lot more useful with the addition of Linux apps.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Google Pixelbook – 128GB storage ($ 999) Check your Chrome OS version

Installing Linux apps requires your Chromebook to be running Chrome OS 69 or later. If you’ve had your Chromebook for  [Read More…]

How to Run Android apps in your Chrome browser on any PC

Want to run Android apps on your laptop or desktop, but you don’t have a Chromebook? Don’t worry, you can still do it. You might not know this, but Chrome has a tool that lets you test out Android apps in-browser.

Certainly, it makes sense to put some Android apps on your laptop. We’re talking about those that have no web equivalent like Snapchat or Evernote. Not to mention games. Any app that’s frustrating to use on a smaller screen,  [Read More…]

The tech and apps you need for hurricane season

Hurricanes are one of the most destructive natural disasters that wreak havoc for miles upon miles. It leaves in its wake flooding, millions of dollars worth of property damage, and of course power outages.

Currently, the US is bracing for what looks to be a very active hurricane season beginning with Florence; this one looks to be a massive storm unlike one we’ve ever experienced on the East coast in recent memory.

Whether you’re bracing for a direct hit from  [Read More…]

These are all the Android Go apps that you can try on your device right now

Android Go is Google’s lightweight mobile platform that has been designed to run on lower system specifications than usual. It’s aimed at developing markets and lower-income areas, where people own devices with poor processors and smaller amounts of RAM.

At such low specifications, Google had to rework some applications to optimize them to work within smaller RAM constraints. Thus the Android Go applications were born.

Most of these apps come installed on Android Go phones by default, but you can  [Read More…]

Apps Sale review – the simple way to discover which paid apps have gone free & on sale

Everyone wants to save money, whether it’s on phone bills, clothes or simply apps and games. Android developers regularly put apps on sale, or even make them for free for a limited time, to attract more attention. But sometimes you won’t know an app has been discounted until it’s too late.

Fortunately, there are ways to find the latest apps and games on sale. You’ll simply need a monitor app like Apps Sale. You can get it from the Google  [Read More…]