Tag Archive: Apps


How to download and manage apps from the Google Play Store

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Whether this is your first smartphone or just your first using Android, there’s a lot to love here, and it all starts with finding some apps to fill that new phone (or tablet) with. Google Play is the app store that Google runs, and it’s also an important piece of Android’s security as it scans apps before and after they’re downloaded and monitors  [Read More…]

What you need to know about Dual Apps in MIUI 8

Dual Apps lets you run two instances of an app simultaneously.

One of the headlining feature additions in MIUI 8 is Dual Apps, which allows you to run two instances of an app at the same time. The feature is especially handy if you have two social media accounts and are looking to access them from the same device.

And yes, with Dual Apps, you can run two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone. The feature  [Read More…]

5 Great Starter Apps for Daydream VR

To dream is to use Daydream.

I know what I’m planning to do on Christmas Day: Get my family believing in the dream that is Google’s Daydream.

I’ve been having tons of fun exploring the different virtual reality apps offered in the Play Store and there are a surprising number of ready-to-go games and movies available. If you’re like me and you’re planning to evangelize wonder of virtual reality at the holiday dinner time, here are  [Read More…]

With FotoSwipe 3.0, sharing files, pictures, videos (even apps) has never been easier #BYEBYEBLUETOOTH

If you’re looking for an easy way to transfer your files, pictures, folders — WHATEVER — check out FotoSwipe!

For those of you that have been reading Android Central for a while, you might remember us posting about FotoSwipe way back in 2014 and 2015.

Together, with the help of our awesome community, we helped the FotoSwipe team launch their app in iTunes and Google Play, and we’ve been super pumped about their  [Read More…]

Why you shouldn’t download paid Android apps for free

Everyone likes free stuff. I love free stuff. But nothing in life is really free.

We’re not your mom, and we’re not going to get into the middle of a morals debate on software piracy and if it’s really stealing. But we can give you a couple of really good reasons not to download a pirated copy of a paid app.

It’s a good way to get malware

Yup. Malware. Most of what  [Read More…]

3 perfect apps for editing photos on the go

These are the apps to use for a quick photo edit.

Whether you’re showing off your trip abroad to friends on social media or sharing photos with family members in a shared Google Photos album, you’ll want to make sure the pictures you’re sending off are dressed for success. You can doll them up, crop them, tweak them, and give them new life with these easy-to-use apps for editing photos on the go.

Pixlr – Free  [Read More…]

Best Road Trip Apps

Load these apps onto your phone before you hit the road!

There are few things better than hitting the open road on a cross country road trip. Whether you’re heading out with your best buds, or loading the kids into the car to visit relatives a few states over a little app prep will make sure the trip goes as smooth as is possible.

More: The best phone car mounts for any phone!

Android Auto Waze  [Read More…]

Google shows off three new apps for Android Wear 2.0

Google gives us a first look at stand-alone apps on Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear 2.0 has plenty of improvements and changes, but one that has plenty of people excited is having apps installed on, and running from, the watch itself instead of the connected phone. In the past Google had said that this wasn’t optimal and would lead to a bad experience, but hardware improvements and Android just getting “better” have brought this change.

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Best delivery apps for Android

What’s the best way to track a package on Android? Check out these package tracking apps!

The holidays are upon us and I don’t know about you, but to hell with the mall. Give me a mouse and an Amazon account and I’ll get the job done in 20 minutes with free shipping.

If you’re shopping online from a bunch of different sites, it can be difficult to keep track of every purchase. Download a killer  [Read More…]

Daydream View VR gets new apps from HBO, Netflix, LEGO, EA, and more

Today is a big day in the word of virtual reality, at least as it pertains to Google’s Daydream View VR. Indeed, there are are more than a half dozen titles being introduced today, coming from names such as HBO, Netflix, LEGO, EA, and more. A mixture of paid and free selections, it’s also a