The ongoing pandemic is tough for all of us. We miss going out on dates to fancy restaurants, on long drives, or simply taking a stroll, and while doing all of these, talking our hearts out to the person we admire the most. But during this time when we all need someone to take away our lonliness, a healthy and deep conversation could do wonders. A relationship becomes more beautiful over time and honest conversations provide a basis for that. Being said that, this is exactly what Talk2You helps with. Talk2You is a conversation starter app for couples. The app provides with 400+ stimulating questions from 10 different categories, specifically curated for couples to connect with each other on a deeper level. You no longer need to force a conversation when you find yourselves having nothing to talk about. Sometimes you feel like you have talked about everything and have nothing interesting or creative left to talk about. You might not realise it but there’s always a lot to know about a person before you can finally say that I know you inside and out. Let’s get into how the app works towards building a healthy relationship with your partner. Read More
Google first detected apps with the Joker malware, a premium subscription bot in 2017. As of January 2020, Google has removed more than 1,700 apps from Play Store over the past three years that had been infected with the Trojan. Joker Malware tactically simulates interaction with ads, steals the victim’s SMS along with the OTP to authenticate payments, the contact list and device info. The majority of the discovered apps target the EU and Asian countries. Most of the discovered apps have an additional check, which makes sure that the payload doesn’t implement while running within the US or Canada. The UI of C&C panel and some of the bot’s code comments are written in Chinese, which could be a hint in terms of geographical origin. Read More
Google and Microsoft have joined forces to bring more Progressive Web Apps into the Play Store by making sure their tools co-exist and help developers to do so. In a blog post on July 10, Microsoft’s Builder Community Member Judah Gabriel Himango announced, “We’re glad to announce a new collaboration between Microsoft and Google for the benefit of the web developer community. Microsoft’s PWABuilder and Google’s Bubblewrap are now working together to help developers publish PWAs in the Google Play Store.”
PWABuilder is Microsoft’s open source developer tool that helps developers build high quality PWAs from existing websites and publish them in app stores, while Bubblewrap is a Google command line tool and library used to generate and sign Google Play Store packages from PWAs. PWA is using Bubblewrap to give integration features to PWAs on Android. Both the companies in collaboration announced significant features for PWA developers including web shortcuts standard and advanced Android features & customization. Read More
Fitbit’s latest fitness and activity tracker, Fitbit Charge 4, released an update with two major upgrades. The changes to the software version 1.96.29 includes ‘Smart Wake’ and ‘Dynamic GPS’. The device already comes with 24/7 heart-rate tracking, sleep tracking and spotify control.
With the new smart wake feature, your Fitbit will set alarm and wake you up at the most appropriate time when you feel well rested. The aim of the feature is to wake the user up when they are in ‘light sleep’ within 30 mins prior to the scheduled alarm, to avoid disturbing the user when in deep sleep. However, if a more optimal time isn’t identified by Fitbit before the alarm, it will simply go off at its usual time. Smart Wake feature is also available on the Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa series. Another useful new feature is the Dynamic GPS. This mode when enabled, will switch to using your phone’s GPS when nearby and in range to track your route, pace and other stats. Since the fitness tracker cannot use its internal GPS for more than five hours, the shared GPS usage will save battery and give you time for more workouts. However, when a phone is not nearby, the device will go back to relying on its built-in GPS. Read More
Dancing is a proven way to stay fit and reduce stress, something which we could all use right now. Do you like dancing? If the answer was yes, nothing before that and after that matters. You do not have to be a trained dancer to be able to dance. Whether you want to learn a new dance style, dance to stay fit or you just wish to groove to lighten up your mood, your smartphone could help you get closer to all your dance needs without stepping out of your home. Every app may or may not include the feature you are looking for, so we have compiled Top 5 Dance Apps for iOS with unique features, for you to find just the app you are looking for! Read More
With advancement in technology, we have all started living smart, from Smartphones to Smart TVs, and now Smart Plugs. A smart plug lets you control appliances with the help of a smart home platform. It can be used with a TV, table lamp, room fan, coffee maker, or whatever appliance you want to control ‘smartly’. The Google Home app will now let you regulate what the smart plug is controlling by changing the ‘device type’ manually. Until this update, intelligent outlets had no way of telling what’s plugged into them. This feature is made available in Google Home for iOS, but will soon make its way to Android. Read More
The signature iPad accessory, Apple Pencil has been updated with the new iPadOS 14. One of the most remarkable feature in iPadOS 14 is Scribble that made a jump from the Apple Watch. This new feature makes writing on iPad easier and flawless once you get the hang of it. You can use the Apple Pencil to write on any text field with Scribble and the hand-written text will be converted to typed text. The feature works in English and Chinese. It can recognize all kinds of handwriting even if it’s messy, and can interpret capitals and proper spacing. However, it might not work well with cursive. The function works throughout the operating system wherever there is text to fill out. Emphasizing on ‘throughout the OS’, the feature works with compose field in iMessage, address bar in Safari, universal search in Home Screen, writing an event in Calendar and more. That’s not all, the feature isn’t going to be limited to just Apple apps as Scribble is already working with third-party apps and developers are working on optimizing it. Read More
Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of its latest operating system version. Right after WWDC, developers beta of OS 14 was made available. Now is the chance for every user to get a peek into the new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Apple plans on releasing betas every few weeks to get rid of as many bugs as possible till the final version is made available. Anyone with a compatible Apple device can download the beta without paying for the $99 developer account.
Is your device eligible for the new update?
It’s highly possible that your iPhone is eligible for the update as some of these models are as old as five years. Apple will roll out iOS 14 for 15 different iPhone models. Here’s the list: Read More
After Apple Maps added the feature for showing traffic light in iOS 13 last year, it is Google now that is testing the feature for Google Maps in its Android app. As spotted by droidlife, Google Maps is showing the location of traffic lights in several intersections around cities in the US. The feature notifies the users when they are about to approach a traffic light and make them better informed to avoid any delay. It is not the first time that the feature has been spotted, Japan has had it for a number of years now. But, it surely is a considerable expansion for the feature. Google is testing the new feature in US cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and says it plans to expand it globally over time. Read More
Google released Android Beta 2 on Wednesday for Google Pixel. With its release, Google says that it has achieved Platform Stability, which means that between now and the final release, the operating system wouldn’t need any major changes. The APIs, app-facing surfaces and platform behaviors have been finalized. This is a call for developers to start testing and finalizing their app compatibility for Android 11 that will release in the third quarter. Ahead of the final launch, the company plans for a last beta release next month according to the official Android 11 timeline. Google briefly revealed in a presentation that the release could be on September 8th. Android 11 beta 2 gives special attention to app compatibility, hence the release is considerably from the developer’s perspective.
Here are the major features from Android 11 beta 1 and beta 2 release for the end users: Read More