Tag Archive: Apps

There are too many great phones to recommend a Mate 30 without Google apps

At this point, having Google services is an absolute requirement for buying a phone.

Once again, Huawei has made what looks to be an exceptional phone in the Mate 30 Pro (and even the standard Mate 30). Just like the P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro before it, the latest Mate has exceptional design and hardware, the highest-end specs, and incredible photography capabilities. One thing it doesn’t have, however, is certification to run the Google Play Store  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts, one of Android’s best podcast apps, is now free

There’s also a new Pocket Casts Plus subscription.

What you need to know Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now free to download. All of the app’s existing features remain, and new ones will continue to be added. Pocket Casts Plus is available for 99 cents a month and offers access to the desktop app.

Pocket Casts has long been one of the most popular podcast apps for Android and iOS, offering a clean UI and powerful  [Read More…]

Group apps for different Focus mode schedules in ActionDash 5.0

New feature automatically kicks you to the home screen after your screen is off for a set time period.

What you need to know ActionDash 5.0 brings app groups and all-day modes to Focus mode. New Fresh Start feature hopes to end you returning to distracting apps when waking your phone up. App groups for Focus mode finally allow you to easily block different types of apps during different times of day.

ActionDash has been on a  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Fold will be supported by hundreds of popular apps at launch

The Galaxy Fold features a built-in app-optimizing technology for apps that haven’t yet been optimized for the device.

What you need to know Samsung has revealed that it worked with Google and the Android developer community to optimize apps for the Galaxy Fold. The company says its development team has optimized “hundreds” of apps for the foldable device. Some of the apps optimized for the Galaxy Fold include Facebook, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, Twitter, Microsoft Office, and  [Read More…]

Setting strict requirements on apps is what’s needed for “proper” gestures

Swiping needs to be consistent on every phone, in every app, for gestures to work for everyone.

By now, you’re probably tired of reading articles online about Android 10 gesture navigation. It seems like nobody really likes it, Google just can’t get it right, and nothing the company can do fixes things. All this is doubly true if you’re one of the people who have no problems with the current gesture navigation solution in Android. With this  [Read More…]

Google extends review time for approving new Play Store apps

Developers are unhappy about not being notified regarding the changes in the review process ahead of time.

What you need to know Google is now taking more time to perform a thorough review before approving new apps for the Play Store. The change has reportedly been made to protect users from malicious apps. Developers can no longer schedule the release of their apps.

Google has silently made a few significant changes to the review process for approving  [Read More…]

Google pulls 85 adware-laden photography and gaming apps from Play Store

The adware-infected apps were being used by fraudsters to monetize affected devices.

What you need to know Google has removed 85 Android apps from the Play Store after security firm Trend Micro found them to be delivering adware. The adware-laden apps were masquerading as photography or gaming apps on the Play Store. Mobile ad fraud campaigns reportedly cost businesses financial losses of around $ 10 million in 2018.

The security researchers at Trend Micro recently found 85  [Read More…]

12 must have apps for college students

College is exciting, crazy, and a little scary. The road has a lot of twists and turns, bumps, hurdles, and a few slides along the way. Here are a dozen apps to help you through each part of your college career and get to the other side, ready to conquer the world.

Daily planner Any.Do

Staff favorite

With this app, you easily schedule your day with color-coded tasks, checklists, and reminders. It integrates with other devices,  [Read More…]

Google testing $5 Play Pass for virtually unlimited apps and games

Google thinks that mobile users might be willing to fork over $ 5 per month for what amounts to virtually unlimited gaming and premium apps.

A recent report from Android Police confirms that Google is testing a Play Pass service which figures to offer a “curated catalog” of apps and games spanning a variety of categories.

It appears that under this service users will be able to unlock hundreds of premium games and apps as well as their features, removing  [Read More…]

Google testing Play Pass subscription with hundreds of apps and games

Google is looking to take on Apple Arcade with its Play Pass subscription service.

What you need to know Google Play Pass is a monthly subscription service that unlocks hundreds of premium apps and games. Apps and games in the catalog won’t have any ads, with all in-app purchases unlocked. The service is currently being tested for $ 4.99 a month, but the final figure could change.

Evidence of a Play Store subscription service called Play Pass  [Read More…]