Apps

You’ll find thousands of apps available for mobile operating systems, but not all of them are safe. We’ll review whether or not you should install them, show you which are the best options for various functions, and update you on the latest features.

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Huge update for third-party Android YouTube client NewPipe released

The developers of the third-party Android YouTube client NewPipe released an update this week for the application. NewPipe 0.23.1 introduces support for new technologies that YouTube uses, which improve the performance of […]

SoundAssistant for Samsung Galaxy gives you app-specific volume controls

SoundAssistant by Good Lock Labs is a free sound application for Samsung Galaxy devices. The main feature of the app gives you control over the sound volume, including options to change the […]

Telegram Premium announced - Here are the extra features that it offers

Telegram Premium announced: Here are the extra features that it offers

Telegram Premium has been officially announced. All existing features remain free, as Pavel Durov confirmed last week, but the subscription offers you some additional benefits. Telegram Premium features Increased file upload size […]

Telegram founder criticizes Apple for web app limitations in iOS

Telegram founder criticizes Apple for web app limitations on iOS

Telegram founder Pavel Durov has criticized Apple for limiting web developers on iOS and iPadOS. He isn't the first to lash out at Safari on iOS. Apple's mobile browser has been slammed […]

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app does not block Microsoft trackers

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app does not block Microsoft trackers

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser isn't totally private, a security researcher has revealed. The privacy-focused search engine's app, for iOS and Android, is not blocking trackers from Microsoft. The news came to light when […]

Google forces Total Commander developer to remove the ability to install APKs on Android devices

Google forces Total Commander developer to remove the ability to install APKs on Android devices

Total Commander for Android no longer allows you to install APKs that you downloaded. The popular file manager boasts a cult following among the PC and Android users. Total Commander for Android […]

1.5 million apps on Google and Apple's app stores may be removed for not being updated in 2 years

1.5 million apps on Google and Apple's app stores may be removed for not being updated in 2 years

A few weeks ago, Apple began warning developers that they would be removing apps that haven't been updated in a long time, from the App Store. The Cupertino company is not alone […]

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Nothing Launcher beta is now available for devices on Android 11 or above

A couple of weeks ago, Nothing, the company founded by Carl Pei, released a new launcher app to tease a preview of Nothing OS. While it was intially limited to the Samsung […]

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Google will discontinue its YouTube Go app in August

Google will discontinue its YouTube Go app in August

Google has announced that it is discontinuing its YouTube Go app in August 2022. The search giant is recommending users to install the main YouTube app, or access the streaming service using […]

Mozilla says that mental health and prayer apps have serious privacy issues

Mozilla says that some mental health and prayer apps have serious privacy issues

Mozilla has released a report after analyzing various mental health apps and prayer apps. The results aren't nice, these apps are spying on users and selling personal data to third parties. The […]

Telegram Premium subscription is reportedly in the works

Telegram Premium subscription is reportedly in the works; could offer more stickers and reactions

Telegram Messenger is working on a paid subscription called Telegram Premium. Rumors suggest that it will offer some exclusive stickers and reactions that subscribers may use. The service boasts over 500 million […]

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Microsoft Lens can only save scans if you allow it to analyze the content

Microsoft Lens, a free scanning application for Google Android, is a document scanning and conversion app. One of its main purposes is the taking of photos of documents or whiteboards, editing the […]

Telegram adds support for custom notification sounds, mute duration, new animated emoji

Telegram adds support for custom notification sounds, mute duration, new animated emoji

Telegram has updated its apps with improvements for notifications, auto-delete, emojis and more. Here's a brief overview of the new features, and how to use them. Custom Notification Sounds for chats When […]

WhatsApp to increase attachment size to 2GB, add emoji reactions, larger group calls

WhatsApp to increase attachment size to 2GB, add emoji reactions, larger group calls, and more

WhatsApp Messenger has laid down plans for some changes coming to its apps. The Facebook-owned service is also set to introduce a new feature called Communities, to help organizations, schools, local clubs, […]

Proton Calendar for Android launched

Proton Calendar app for Android is now available for all users

Proton AG has rolled out Proton Calendar for Android for all users. A beta test version of the app was launched last year, with the same end-to-end encryption system used in Protonmail. […]

DeepL Translator is now available for Android

When DeepL Translator launched in 2017, it promised to deliver translations that would be more human-like than those of competing services such as Google Translate or Microsoft Translate. The service has been […]

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Simple Keyboard: open source lightweight keyboard for Android

Simple Keyboard is an open source application for Google's Android operating system by the maker of Simple Mobile Tools. The app was released recently to the public and is somewhat limited at […]

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Open Source app TapTap brings Android's Quick Tap feature to unsupported devices

TapTap is an open source application for Google's Android operating system that brings Android 12's Quick Tap feature to devices running Android 7 and up. Google implemented Quick Tap in Android 12 […]

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NewPipe: the better YouTube client for Android

NewPipe is an open source YouTube application for Android that has all the features that the official YouTube application does not support, or only offers when you pay for it. The official […]

My experience with DuckDuckGo's App Tracking Protection feature

DuckDuckGo added an app tracking protection feature to its Android application, also called DuckDuckGo, back in November 2021. The feature blocks tracking attempts system-wide on the Android device when enabled. The feature […]

Tip: All Simple Mobile Tools Android apps are free on Google Play currently

Simple Mobile Tools is a developer of high quality open source Android applications, which are available as free and paid versions on Google Play. The tools are excellent replacements for native Android […]

Newsly: listen to news and podcasts on Android and iOS

Newsly is a new news and podcast listening application for Android and iOS. The base version of the application is free and text to speech is used to turn text into audio […]

Telegram update brings protected content in groups and channels

A new version of the messaging application Telegram is now available for all supported systems. The new version introduces several new features and improvements, some of which are limited to certain operating […]

Remove unwanted objects in seconds with TouchRetouch for Android

TouchRetouch is an application for Google Android device that may be used to remove unwanted objects from photos and images. The application is not free, it costs around $2, depending on the […]

WhatsApp Will Consume Your Google Drive Storage Data

WhatsApp Will Consume Your Google Drive Storage Data: Backup Size Feature in the Works?

At the moment, WhatsApp backups won’t count against your Google Drive storage. That may be about to change. It seems there is more bad news for the Facebook-owned messaging app. It seems […]

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VLC Media Player 3.4 for Android is now available

VLC Media Player 3.4 for Android is now available. The developers have added new features and improvements to the application for Android, including the ability to add bookmarks, use VLC without giving […]

New privacy controls for WhatsApp will let you hide your 'Last Seen' status

New privacy controls for WhatsApp will let you hide your 'Last Seen' status

Most messaging clients these days will let you see your friends' statuses and other details, such as when they were last logged in to the app and your current status. However, some […]

WhatsApp is bringing a few new features

WhatsApp is bringing a few new features, including iOS to Android migration and iMessage-like emojis

WhatsApp is bringing quite a few new features to the chat platform. Following the recent release of disappearing messages on WhatsApp earlier this month, the developers have started rolling out iOS to […]

You may be able to start using Google Assistant without saying Hey Google

You may be able to start using Google Assistant without saying 'Hey Google'

Google recently announced that two new features would be coming to Google Assistant. One of these features will even let you start using Google Assistant without having to say 'Hey Google.' The […]

Spotify Blend lets friends gauge their musical compatibility

Spotify Blend lets friends gauge their musical compatibility

The new Spotify Blend feature was announced in June, alongside the ‘Only You’ feature to give a personalized listening experience. Spotify has just announced that Blend has exited beta testing and is […]

The new Time Insights feature on Google Calendar

The new 'Time Insights' feature on Google Calendar can show how much time you spend in meetings

In an effort to assist employees in managing their day, Google Calendar is introducing a new helpful feature. This feature is Time Insights and will allow paid Workspace users to see how […]

Magisk, the Android modding tool, is still with us

Magisk, the Android modding tool, is still with us

Magisk is well-known as one of the best Android modding tools available. However, after its creator John Wu was hired by Google in May, the future of the app was unsure. John […]

Google Assistants' new Daylong Routine helps you automate your whole day

Google Assistants' new Daylong Routine helps you automate your whole day

Google Assistant has become an essential part of many users' lives, especially if you're already knee-deep in the Google ecosystem. You can use this hand tool to control smart devices in your […]

Snapchat is releasing new AR features

Snapchat is releasing new AR features

Snapchat is still a top-rated messaging app and hit one billion downloads even before Google Messages. Snap Inc has even further developed its offerings by experimenting with AR glasses and original programming. […]

Netflix’s gaming platform is released for testing on Android Mobile

Netflix’s gaming platform is released for testing on Android Mobile

A mere month after Netflix announced that they would be introducing games to the mobile platform, we are already starting to see this. The streaming platform just announced that Polish subscribers can […]

More changes coming to the Play Store

More changes coming to the Play Store: score ratings, form factors, and more

Google has been making many changes to the Play Store in the last few weeks. It would seem that no area of the Play Store is untouched. The latest feature that is […]

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is fondly known as one of the best to-do apps for Android. However, despite its popularity, the app doesn’t get a lot of attention from developers. Improvements and new features […]

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google has been consistently updating its Google Maps app to make it better and more convenient for users. Members of the Google Maps preview program have received a message regarding the next […]

Android Auto users being pushed to Assistant Driving Mode

Android Auto users being pushed to Assistant Driving Mode

Assistant Driving Mode has been around for a couple of years and was developed as a replacement for Android Auto’s date display. However, Android Auto continued to be pushed even though it […]

Google Meet updates safety features

Google Meet updates safety features, allows adding more co-hosts and more

Google Meet is rolling out a few new features intended to improve the safety and security of the platform. Among these features is the ability to add up to 25 co-hosts to […]


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