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Find out if an Android app supports custom shortcuts

Whenever you install an application on an Android device, an icon is placed on the home screen that opens it when you activate it. The application opens its default view by default; […]

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Reduce Android battery drain on Wi-Fi

Battery life differs greatly when you compare different mobile devices running Android. From devices that drain battery quickly to devices that seemingly can run for days without recharging. Many factors play a […]

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A look at NetSpot WiFi Analyzer for Android

Netspot WiFi Analyzer for Android is a new free networking application to survey wireless networks that are picked up by the Android device. The app is made by the same company that […]

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Cloudflare launches DNS app for Android and iOS

Cloudflare launched the DNS resolver 1.1.1.1 in April of 2018 promising better privacy and security compared to DNS services offered by Internet Service Providers and companies that offer third-party DNS resolvers. DNS […]

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WhatsApp rolls out Stickers support

Users of the chat application WhatsApp will soon be able to send stickers to chat participants and contacts from within the application. The new feature is being rolled out as we speak […]

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Android App Bundles promise smaller application sizes

Google introduced AppBundles in Android Studio 3.2 Beta in June. Android Studio is the main development environment for Android developers and new functionality introduced in the developer software is adopted quickly usually […]

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Control big Android devices better with a single hand

Reachability Cursor: one-handed mode mouse pointer is a new application for Google Android to control big Android devices with a single hand. Smartphones seem to get bigger with every passing year; while […]

Disable notifications on Android's lock screen

Recent versions of the Android operating system display notifications on the lock screen of the device by default. Some users may like this as it gives them access to notifications on first […]

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Improve your privacy on Android with Bouncer

Bouncer is a new paid application for Google's Android operating system designed to give users more control over application permissions. Permissions give applications extra things that they may access or do and […]

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Enable the dark theme in the Android YouTube app

Google began to roll out dark theme support for the company's YouTube application for the Android operating system yesterday. The company started tests months ago but only a select few Android users […]

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Google last again in Android antivirus ranking (2018)

Google Play Protect does not protect Android devices against malware attacks very well according to latest test results of German company AV-Test. The result confirms previous tests that AV Test and AV […]

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Microsoft Edge for Android gets translate functionality

Microsoft Edge for Android will soon get a new feature that adds native translate functionality to the mobile web browser. Microsoft launched Edge exclusively for Windows 10 in 2015 when it launched […]

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You can't sign out of the YouTube app on Android anymore

Google rolls out Incognito Mode for the YouTube application on Android at the time of writing; YouTube's incognito mode works similarly to Incognito Mode (private browsing) in Google Chrome in that it […]

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WhatsApp: hide media from individual chats in the Gallery

The latest best version of WhatsApp messenger for Android has a new feature that gives users more control over the visibility of media on their devices. The new version adds an option […]

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Google Podcasts for Android is a joke

Google revealed the initial release of Google Podcasts recently, a new attempt by the company to establish a podcasting application for Android. Google Podcasts is available on Google Play; unlike other apps […]

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Microsoft debuts ad-blocker in Edge for Android

The most recent version of Microsoft Edge for Android includes built-in ad-blocking functionality that users of the web browser may enable. Microsoft released Microsoft Edge, a new web browser for Windows 10 […]

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Disable Google News notifications on Android

If you operate an Android device regularly or from time to time you may have noticed that news headlines are displayed in the notifications area regularly. While any news app may display […]

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Google pushes big Datally update for Android

Google released a new version of the company's data compression app Datally for Android yesterday; the update introduces new¬† features and improves others. The company launched the Datally application for Android in […]