Tag Archive: Apps


Disable system apps on the Samsung Galaxy S8 without root using these apps

Up until very recently the only way to disable system apps that come bundled as bloatware with Android devices was using a method that required root access. This is especially relevant on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that come with some apps that are less than desirable. Rooting Samsung devices is still possible and a […]

Best apps for celebrating the 4th of July!

These apps will help you ensure your Fourth of July is as stress free as possible.

The 4th of July is a time for celebration, whether that means going out for drinks with your best friends, or throwing an epic backyard BBQ. No matter what your plans are this year, having a few apps in your pocket to help make the day less stressful is always a good call. From helping you to get the perfect grill,  [Read More…]

Most popular Android apps this week: Firefox Focus, Sonic, KingRoot, and more!

The Google Play Store is filled with many apps, which is great for consumer selection, but can often make app discovery difficult. Some apps just never make it to our homescreen. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of this weeks hottest Android apps that have most likely gone under the radar or are so new […]

How I’m reliving my childhood through Android apps

Living in past is the fad again, and I’m leaning in by turning my smartphone into a time machine.

As if it wasn’t already obvious, nostalgia is in, everyone. ‘Tis the season for unearthing your middle school journals, busting out the retro video game consoles for marathon summer gaming sessions, and making playlists for the sole purpose of reminding you of that one faithful night.

Nostalgia doesn’t seem to be limited to my bubble either. Every old  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about sideloading apps for your Gear VR

Sideloading apps onto your phone is easy and lets you access apps you can’t get on the Google Play Store.

The Gear VR is one of the most accessible forms of virtual reality available today because it runs right off of your Samsung phone. Initially, there are plenty of apps that you can download from the Oculus Store, or the Google Play Store. However, if you’ve found an app that you want to try that isn’t on  [Read More…]

This $379 Chromebook can convert into a tablet and lets you access Android apps alongside ChromeOS

The Thrifter team is back again with a great deal on Samsung’s Chromebook Plus that you won’t want to miss!

The Samsung Chromebook Plus is one of the newest Chromebooks around, having just been introduced in January this year, and is currently $ 378.74 on Amazon. It shipped at a starting price of $ 449. While it has seen a few drops here and there since then, this is the lowest it has ever dropped. Pretty much everywhere else,  [Read More…]

Google Play Store’s new Android Excellence collections highlight top apps and games

Google is making it easier for users to identify quality apps and games in the densely populated Play Store by introducing the new Android Excellence collections. The idea behind the Android Excellence is enabling Play Store editors to highlight the best Android apps and games of the quarter via a dedicated section. The apps and […]

‘Android Excellence’ highlights the Play Store’s best apps and games

Google’s new Android Excellence category tells you what you should download from the Play Store, and what developers should emulate.

Google has launched a new category within its longstanding Editor’s Choice section of the Play Store: Android Excellence.

According to the company, “We’ve seen a significant increase in the level of polish and quality of apps and games on Google Play,” and is taking a quarterly approach to recognizing those titles. For users, an app highlighted by  [Read More…]

Google introduces reCAPTCHA Android API to keep mobile apps safer from bot abuse

Adding reCAPTCHA functionality is but another tool for Android developers to keep their apps secure.

Machine learning and security were big themes at Google I/O, including making the Google Play Protect service more visible to users. In a recent post on the Android Developers Blog, Google has announced the first reCAPTCHA Android API as part of Google Play Services.

If you’ve spent any time on the internet over the past 10 years, you’ve surely run into Google’s  [Read More…]

How to uninstall Gear VR apps

Uninstalling Gear VR apps is easy from within the Oculus app.

Gear VR delivers all sorts of excellent experiences that are delivered right from your phone. However, the day may come when you need to unistall a few apps to make enough room for something new. When that time comes, the process is very simple, you just need to deal with it from inside of the Oculus app. We’ve got the details for you here.

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