Tag Archive: Apps


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…]

Android P features you’ll love: Restricted apps to save you battery life

Android P will help you make apps that don’t behave stop sucking down your battery by putting them on restriction.

We all have different wants and needs about what our phone can do for us, but we all have one thing in common, too: we want our battery to last longer. Whether you get more than a day from a phone like the ASUS Zenfone Max and its 5,000mAh battery or you barely make it through the  [Read More…]

Google Cloud Platform outage took down many popular apps, but it’s mostly back to normal now

Experiencing issues with apps today? Don’t necessarily blame the developer.

If you noticed an issue with one (or many) of your apps not working properly today, you weren’t alone — and it wasn’t your, or your phone’s, fault. Google Cloud Platform had an outage today, around 12:15 p.m. PT, that limited the ability for many popular apps to connect with the cloud that they’re reliant on. We don’t often talk about the cloud backend that runs all  [Read More…]

What apps and services are bundled on an Amazon Prime Exclusive phone?

These days, Prime Exclusive phones are a pretty incredible deal.

Remember when Amazon started offering certain phones at a discount through its Prime Exclusive program? Originally, this meant that your phone would come loaded with tons of non-removable Amazon apps, along with annoying lock screen ads for Amazon products. You could pay to have the lock screen ads removed months after buying the phone, but the Amazon apps would remain.

Sounds annoying, right? Luckily, Amazon no longer  [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…]

Seven best adult coloring apps for Android to help you de-stress

Coloring used to be reserved for children, but in recent years, the endeavor has found a different demographic. What started as a niche hobby has slowly turned into an international trend, as adult coloring books are flying off the shelves all over the world.

According to experts, adult coloring can help with a number of emotional and mental issues. For many, boredom, lack of structure, and stress are the greatest triggers. But the time and concentration that adult coloring takes  [Read More…]

What weather apps do you use?

Let’s talk about the weather ☔️☀️

Of all the apps on your phone, some of the most important are weather-tracking ones. Whether you need to know the temperature for today, want to see if it’s going to rain during the week, or are curious about the current air quality, weather apps are chock-full of important information to help you get through your day.

However, with hundreds and hundreds of weather apps to choose from on the Play  [Read More…]

Master a new language with one of these Android apps!

Fascinated by a particular country or region and you’d like to be able to learn its native language? That’s awesome!

Learning a second language has been proven to strengthen cognitive abilities like intelligence and memory while lowering risks of brain aging and dementia.

Aside from that, language learning is fun and can expand your horizon of knowledge. After all, the world is becoming increasingly multicultural, so being multilingual might come in handy one day.

Today, students learning a new language  [Read More…]

Thousands of Android and iOS apps are leaking your data through their Firebase backend

Apps are inadvertently leaking data through 2,271 misconfigured databases.

Firebase is a great service for any small developer who needs to have an online service at their disposal. It’s powered by Google and the company goes out of its way to help developers use it in their mobile apps. You can see by simply watching any Google I/O session video about Firebase that developer actually cheer when the service is mentioned.

Apparently, some of those developers have hit a  [Read More…]

Best Writing Apps for Android in 2018

Everybody needs a writing app — here’s what we recommend.

Whether you’re writing essays for school, drafting updates for your blog, or just jotting notes, everybody needs a writing app. There’s no shortage of them on the Play Store, and in theory it shouldn’t be hard to find a good one — it’s just a place to type, right?

Turns out there are quite a few useful features that you might want to look for when settling on  [Read More…]