Top 5 Yoga Apps For Android

As the ongoing pandemic continues to keep many of us at home, all the negative news that we consume can take a toll on our overall health. Taking care of our mental and physical health is more important than anything to not feel overwhelmed by everything going around. One of the best ways to ensure a healthy body and mind is by doing yoga. Yoga has numerous benfits on our physical health – increasing muscle strength, improving respiration, weight reduction, maintaining the right metabolism, increasing flexibility and much more. Mental benefits of yoga include – improved concentration, reduction in stress and anxiety, self-awareness and developing coping skills for a more positive outlook towards life.

Particularly during this time when being healthy and having a strong immune system is so important, yoga can do wonders. With the right app on your phone, you can practice yoga at your home without breaking the social distancing rule. Here we have Top 5 Yoga Apps for your Android phone:  Read More

Google Is Bringing Jurassic World To Your Home With AR Dinosaurs

Google added Augmented Reality objects to Google Search after announcing the feature at its I/O conference in 2019. Since then, Google has been adding on to the list of 3D animals that one can view in search using AR. You can view Lion, Tiger, Dog, Cat, Shark and other animals right in your living room. Google has updated the list and added 10 new dinosaur options from Jurassic World. Google has collaborated with Universe Brand Development, Amblin Entertainment and Ludia Games, the studio behind the Jurassic World Alive game to bring to you this fun and interactive feature along with gaining knowledge about the dinosaur.

The dinosaurs viewable in AR include Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, and Parasaurolophus. These 3D-modelled animated figures make the right sound when the volume is turned up. Since these animals have a massive size, the auto-scale feature of your smartphone will detect the distance between your phone and the space of your surriunding and resize the animal so it fits in your phone screen. Additionally, you can also record the animated figure and make your own AR video.  Read More

Google Expands Its SmartReply Feature To YouTube Comments

The AI-powered SmartReply feature by Google is supported by Gmail, Android Messaging App and Play Developer Console to suggest responses, now Google is bringing the feature to YouTube creators. The updated feature anounced by Google today will help YouTube video creators to quickly and easily interact with their audience. For creators, with a huge following, managing their core audience comments can be cumbersome. This is exactly where SmartReply aims to help. The feature is being launched for YouTube Studio that helps creators manage their page. Google recently announced the Smart Fill feature for Google Sheets and Smart Compose for Spanish speaking Google Docs users, that is built on the similar machine learning technology. Read More

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Apple Card Holders Can Now Access Their Account Via The Web

Apple has launched an online portal for Apple Card Account holders to manage their account through the web, which includes viewing past statements, managing balances, paying bills and more. Apple Card was announced in 2019 as a part of its service industry. Partnered with Goldman Sachs, it provides a titanium card, does not charge any fee and offers its users a lot of other benefits in the form of cashbacks. Earlier, all transactions and other activities happened only via the Wallet App installed on a campatible Apple device. Now, the user will no longer need to rely on their iPhone or iPad to carry out their Apple Account functions. That doesn’t mean, you will not need an Apple device to acquire the Apple Card in the first place.

A website just makes it easier, in case you aren’t using your iPhone anymore or you have misplaced it. Under such a circumstance, usually you would have to call Goldman Sachs directly to carry out the function. Read More

Google Makes Creating Spreadsheets Easier With Smart Fill and Smart Cleanup

Working on spreadsheets and analyzing data has always been a tedious task. Google announced several new updates to Google Sheets, which will make filling data and building spreadsheets a bit easier. Google is bringing Smart Fill and Smart Cleanup to Google Sheets, leveraging G Suite AI. With Smart Fill, the data entry in sheets will be automated, similar to Smart Compose in Gmail that helps users to write faster by predicting repetitive phrases. Product Manager of G Suite, Ryan Weber explained how Smart Fill will work in a blog post, saying, “Say you have a column of full names, but you want to split it into two columns, first and last name, for example. As you start typing first names into a column, Sheets will automatically detect the pattern, generate the corresponding formula, and then autocomplete the rest of the column for you.”

Google will not literally auto-fill a coloumn for you, but instead will build a formula and suggest to fill it based on patterns that it collects, giving the user flexibility to manage it accordingly. Read More

Google Discontinues Pixel 3a and 3a XL – Hints At Imminent Launch Of Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were discontinued in March this year and now the company confirms that its discontinuing the production of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. 3a is listed as out of stock on the Google Store. However, 3a and 3a XL will still be available on third-party platforms who have units available with them. Google said in a statement to Android Police that, “Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3A. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3A, the product is available from some partners while supplies last.” The discontinuation of the duo marks the end to entire Pixel 3 line.  Read More

WhatsApp’s New Update Brings New Features For iOS, Android, KaiOS And WhatsApp Web Users

The Facebook-owned WhatsApp, has revealed a host of new features for users on iPhone, Android and WhatsApp Web. WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that the messaging app will be getting Animated Stickers, Dark Mode for web, QR codes, enhanced Video Calls and disappearing status feature for KaiOS. It was long reported by WABetaInfo that the company is testing QR codes and working on Animated Stickers feature and now finally WhatsApp has started testing it. Another highly awaited feature is the multi-device support, that the messaging app has been working on for the longest time now and can be out for testing any time soon.

Let us look at the five newly released features by WhatsApp:  Read More

How To: Get Around Region Locked Services

It is becoming increasing common that many of our favourite apps and services have some level of region locked content – this could be for many reasons such as specific licensing in the country or just content that may be intended for a different audience – perhaps the most notable is for apps like Netflix where different movie and TV libraries may be available in one country, but not in others. Fortunately, there are a growing number of ways to get around these region locks, whether through external apps or gaps within regulation that allow for some wiggle room. Read More

Apple Is Terminating Apple Arcade Contracts That Are Not Engaging Enough

Apple’s video game subscription service, Apple Arcade is available for a 30-day free trial period, beyond which Apple charges $4.99 per month in the US and only Rs. 99 per month in India, giving access to unlimited ad-free games. The gaming service is apparantly shifting its strategy to retain more subscribers. Apple is cancelling contracts for some games that are still in the development phase and is seeking to get on board those titles that it believes will allow it to hold on to its subscribers.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple had withdrawn contracts with multiple game production houses, saying their upcoming games did not meet their engagement standards that the company was looking for. Apple is seeking for games that would make their subscribers to keep using the service even after the trial period is over. For example, action puzzler game, Grindstone which is a multi-level match-3 puzzle game, is the kind of engaging game that Apple is looking for. Read More

AirDrop Competitor, Google’s Nearby Sharing To Be Availabe Soon

Google has finally made ‘Nearby Sharing’ official. The AirDrop competitor is available as beta version for testing. The feature will allow users to share photos, videos, links and other files between Android devices quickly, easily, and wirelessly, similar to how AirDrop works on iOS and MacOS. The feature will be launched with support for Android 6+ devices as well as other platforms, including Chrome OS, Windows and Mac. The feature has already started to show up in the settings of Chrome OS Canary . For mobile Android devices, it will be available through Google Play Store.

Nearby Share will let users share files with those in their contact list and devices that are near them. It appeared to work best when the devices sharing the files were within a foot of each other. If you aren’t a beta Google Play user, you cannot test the App, unless you download the Play Services beta APK (at your own risk). Read More