Apps

‘weMessage’ Brings iMessage to Android Provided You Own a Mac

‘weMessage’ Brings iMessage to Android Provided You Own a Mac

One of the major pain points of iPhone users switching over to Android is the lack iMessage for the OS. While there are a number of messaging apps, iPhone users — especially in the United States — prefer to use iMessage. A number of developers have tried to bring iMessage to Android through reverse engineering but their apps have eventually always been taken down by Google.

Google Now Prohibits Apps from Displaying Lock Screen Ads

Google Now Prohibits Apps from Displaying Lock Screen Ads

One of the side effects of using free apps in the mobile world are ads. They help support the development of the app and allow the apps to be used by a wider base of people. Some developers, however, implement ads in shady and annoying ways in their apps to garner maximum views and clicks. This includes sub-par apps showing ads on the lock screen even if their functionality has nothing to do with it.

Google’s Datally App Helps You Manage and Save Mobile Data

Google’s Datally App Helps You Manage and Save Mobile Data

Google today globally released a new app on the Play Store: Datally. Aimed at users in emerging markets like India and Indonesia, the app helps one keep track of their data usage and save mobile data by offering granular controls over how it is used. 

UC Browser Removed from the Play Store For ‘Unhealthy’ and ‘Misleading’ Promotion Methods

UC Browser Removed from the Play Store For ‘Unhealthy’ and ‘Misleading’ Promotion Methods

UC Browser, a popular browser from Alibaba in India, has been temporarily removed from the Play Store. The app had over 500 million downloads, with over 100 million users of the app from India itself. The browser even came pre-installed on many Android devices sold in the country. 

Netflix Starts Showing up Again on Play Store for Some Rooted and Unlocked Android Devices

Netflix Starts Showing up Again on Play Store for Some Rooted and Unlocked Android Devices

Back in May, Netflix blocked its app from being downloaded on unlocked and rooted Android devices. Even sideloading the app did not work since Netflix had started using Google’s Widevine DRM to prevent the app from working on devices that were not certified by Google Play.

Chrome 59 for Android’s Updated JavaScript Engine Reduces Page Loading Time and RAM Use

Chrome 59 for Android’s Updated JavaScript Engine Reduces Page Loading Time and RAM Use

Google has started rolling out Chrome 59 for Android from this week, with the release focusing on performance and stability fixes. Thanks to an updated JavaScript engine, Google says that the latest version of Chrome for Android will load pages faster and use less memory.

YouTube App for Android Gets a New Design with Bottom Navigation Bar

YouTube App for Android Gets a New Design with Bottom Navigation Bar

Google today rolled out a new update for the YouTube app for Android with a bottom navigation bar. The new design sees the company ditching the top navigation bar in favor of a bottom one that is easier to reach with your thumb.

Samsung Releases SoundAssistant App For Galaxy Devices With ‘150 Steps of Fine Volume Control’

Samsung Releases SoundAssistant App For Galaxy Devices With ‘150 Steps of Fine Volume Control’

Samsung has released a new app for its Galaxy handsets called SoundAssistant. The app provides one with granular control over the audio aspect of their device.

Android Device Manager Gets Updated to ‘Find My Device’

Android Device Manager Gets Updated to ‘Find My Device’

Android Device Manager hasn’t been updated since 2015, but that is finally changing today, and the changes are welcomed.

Todoist Announces Two-Way Real-Time Sync With Google Calendar

Todoist Announces Two-Way Real-Time Sync With Google Calendar

Todoist is one of the most popular and powerful task managers out there. However, so far, it has lacked proper integration with Google Calendar to help one keep up their tasks and other daily events. That changes today as Todoist has now announced official integration with Google Calendar.