Install the Google Pixel Launcher from Android O Developer Preview on any Android device

The first Android O Developer Preview has been out only for days but the development community is already at work bringing features from the to-be-latest and greatest Android version to older versions. As obvious from the title, we now have the updated Pixel Launcher from Android O, thanks to developer linuxct. This ported version of the Pixel Launcher works on Android 6.0+ devices with or without root. As always though, having root is sort of better.  Continue reading “Install the Google Pixel Launcher from Android O Developer Preview on any Android device”

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Take the Google #myAndroid taste test and share your results

How often do you get bored with the way your smartphone looks currently? In my case, the answer was quite often. When I discovered the customization level on Android for the first time, I think I switched launchers or set ups almost every couple of days, luckily I have finally found a look I dig. But what about people who’re still looking out? I’m sure there are some. How about you let Google give you a hand finding your perfect homescreen?  Continue reading “Take the Google #myAndroid taste test and share your results”

Blackberry releases a new Privacy Shade app for Android

Since moving to Android, Blackberry has pivoted from a hardware manufacturer back to its roots, as a software company focused on privacy and security. Blackberry smartphones are now outsourced instead of being manufactured in-house by the company. As part of its new found direction, Blackberry has been releasing apps for the Android Platform. Continuing the tradition, after launching its Notable app last month, Blackberry has now released a new app called Privacy Shade. Continue reading “Blackberry releases a new Privacy Shade app for Android”

Download Xperia™ Loops LWP, Loops Theme, Weather, Clock Widget, Stock Wallpapers & Audio from Xperia XZs

Each iteration of the Sony Xperia flagship has almost always brought with it new themes and Live Wallpapers. Lately though it seemed Sony had decided to discontinue that trend since they did not launch any new live wallpapers after the Xperia Z5 line. Fortunately for fans though, Xperia XZ Premium and XZs did bring new themes and a new live wallpaper with them. The wallpaper is called Xperia Loops and is part of a new Xperia theme of the same name.  Continue reading “Download Xperia™ Loops LWP, Loops Theme, Weather, Clock Widget, Stock Wallpapers & Audio from Xperia XZs”

Google splits Hangouts into Meet and Chat to fight off Slack [Hangouts Meet APK Download]

If you’re wondering what is Google’s actual messaging strategy, so is every one else. Hangouts started as different apps that over time got merged together to form a complete messaging solution, then instead of trying to push it, Google brought two new  half-baked apps that did only one thing. It was announced that Hangouts will take the corporate route and now Hangouts is being split again into two different apps. But it’s not as bad as it sounds. The new apps are called Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet and are geared towards enterprise users directly facing off against the likes of Slack and Skype. Continue reading “Google splits Hangouts into Meet and Chat to fight off Slack [Hangouts Meet APK Download]”

Set beautiful Cinemagraph GIFs as your Android Wallpaper

My introduction to Android 2.3 Gingerbread back in 2012 was my first time with Android or even a smartphone. Among the other things that blew me away were Live Wallpapers. Over the years my love and fascinaton with Live Wallpapers has almost ended. For one they use up resources, and then there aren’t a lot of good choices. Not as many as I’d like anyway. Lately with the adoption of GIF images by social networks such as Facebook and Instagram though, GIFs have taken up a big chunk of the images being shared. It was only about time until people started wanting to set certain GIFs as a wallpaper.

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Control volume by swiping from the edge of screen on an Android device

One of the major disadvantages with hardware keys is they can be damaged. And we’ve all been there, a broken power button, stuck volume buttons. Such things can happen to even the most well made devices at times. Or may be your device has rather rigid buttons and it feels troublesome having to press them. I’ve personally faced that and the perfect solution to such a problem would be touch based controls. Thanks to a developer called clownFace, there is such an option for volume controls. Continue reading “Control volume by swiping from the edge of screen on an Android device”

Whatsapp status : Why people are not liking it and some tips

Whatsapp needs no introduction, it’s almost as popular as Facebook itself. The messaging app bought by Facebook rolled out a new update a few days ago that included a new “WhatsApp Status” feature. It is safe to say now Facebook is kind of obsessed with Snapchat. One by one, feature by feature, the devs at Facebook, and Facebook owned services are copying Snapchat. Only this time, users don’t seem to like it.  Continue reading “Whatsapp status : Why people are not liking it and some tips”

Allo the web app, coming soon (or not so soon) to your nearest desktops

When Google announced Allo at Google I/O last year, probably they never thought of creating an iMessage for Android. If that’s true, I don’t know what they were thinking launching another messaging app. Regardless, with how the hype built around Allo, with fans and critics expecting Google to get it right this time around, there were high expectations. What we got however were not fully developed apps but ideas.  Idea version 1.0 which the company promised will develop into mature communication apps.  Continue reading “Allo the web app, coming soon (or not so soon) to your nearest desktops”

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