Amazon has just released a new browser for Android users in India. The new browser, named ‘Internet’ is specifically designed for to consume much less data than usual browsers. Apparently, the Amazon Internet browser also provides a very private user experience as it does not ask for any permissions to collect private data. The app is available to download via Google Play Store and is compatible with Android devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. However, we were not able to install the app on our Redmi Note 5 Pro running Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Just like any other browser, the Internet browser app from Amazon Internet has basic features like fullscreen [...]
Instagram, a social media platform owned by Facebook has introduced new features on Android and iOS platforms. Instagram users on iOS and Android smartphones can now take bokeh shots using the front-facing or the rear-facing camera. This feature is available for selected users across these platforms and will be rolled out via Google Play Store and Apple App Store in a phase.
Open Instagram on your smartphone and make sure that you are running on the latest version. If not, update the app using app store/play store. To take a portrait photo open the camera by clicking on the top left corner and swipe on the bottom until you find the option ‘Focus’ located next to [...]
The 11th edition of Indian Premier League is just around the corner. There will be a grand inaugural ceremony on the 7th of April. This season, we have 8 teams battling for a single trophy. If you are an IPL enthusiast, then here are the top three free IPL streaming apps available for Android and iOS. However, some of these apps are carrier specific and work only with a certain telecom operator.Hotstar
Hotstar is our first pick of the lot. In fact, Hotstar has been offering free streaming for different Star-only cricket tournaments since its inception. With Hotstar, the user will be able to enjoy other regional content, cinemas and Hotstar exclusive titles. However, [...]
Amazon has officially launched Amazon App Store in India. It is an alternative application to the Google Play Store found on Android smartphones. However, one has to download the APK and then install it manually to use this service.
Unlike Amazon Music and Prime Video, the App Store is readily available for non-Prime subscribers as well. The app requires one’s Amazon account credentials to log in, which will then display featured games and apps. The App Store was originally introduced in 2011 in the US and other western markets. Though there was no official launch, the Amazon App store was readily available for download even for Indian customers.
As an [...]
Not everyone has a smartphone with plenty of storage and RAM. This means that PUBG and Fortnite is not everyone’s cup of tea and we still need good games to pass the time. These games will help you to kill the time by giving a bot of exercise to your brain. These three games can run on any device with minimal hardware specifications. Additionally, once you download they do not require active internet connections.2048
Unlike most of the games, this does not have a learning curve. As soon as you download, you can start playing the game without any experience. The player will be presented with 4×4 square with different numbers. you can swipe up, down, sideways [...]
Samsung has silently added support to showcase GIFs on its smartphones with Always on Display (AOD). Always On Display is a feature where the phone’s screen is off, except for the clock and notification icon. This features required an AMOLED panel, and it only works in the Samsung flagship series smartphones.
To get this feature working, you should have AOD application version 126.96.36.199. If you are running on the latest version, then select ‘set always on display image’ and select a GIF. However, note that the app can only rear GIF formatted pictures, not .webp. Similarly, if the GIF is too long, the app will recommend it to trim down to a specific time [...]
Marvel in collaboration with FoxNext Games has released free to play Marvel Strike Force game for iOS and Android devices. This is a role-playing-style (RPG) game which features characters from Marvel Universe.
A user has to form a team using 60 defined characters. One can choose between Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Loki, Elektra, Captain America and Iron Man. After the formation of a team, you have to battle against evil-minded opposition to save the earth. The player has to use different attacks and moves to fight the enemy. Though the game is free to download, one can boost up the characters using in-app purchases.Game Play
In the [...]
Streaming services like HBO Go, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix offer a lot of exclusive content. However, a user has to pay a certain amount of money to access these services. Here are top three streaming services available, which offer a lot of content, without charging a rupee. However, as these are free services, these apps generate revenue using in-app advertisements.YouTube
YouTube is our first choice. In most of the smartphones, the application comes pre-installed. The video streaming service has 1,300,000,000+ hours of content to watch, which gets bigger over the time. One can watch the content using YouTube and can also upload the content for the world. [...]
Facebook has been under the scanner for the past few days. The controversy of Cambridge Analytica has sparked a huge debate about Facebook and its data sharing practices. Apparently, Cambridge Analytica performed work for the campaign of President Donald Trump. It made ads for the Defeat Crooked Hillary Facebook page. Co-incidentally, both the Cambridge Analytica and Make America Number One financed by Robert and Rebekah Mercer, who backed Donald Trump in the general election.Mark Zuckerberg’s Statement
Now, Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has come out and addressed the issue. This post comes in a few hours after the #DeleteFacebook started trending [...]
Microsoft is in the final stage of launching the next big software update for Windows 10 called ‘Spring Creators Update’. The company is yet to announce the launch date of the update. However, according to a source, the update will go live on the 10th of April. In fact, this date collides with Windows 10 Creators Edition launch date. There are a lot of changes and new features included in the upcoming major software update from Microsoft.
The update will be first tested with a set of users in the initial wave. Later on, the update will be made available for the rest of the users. In fact, the update might take months to land on your device. If you are an eligible [...]
Xiaomi only recently rolled out MIUI 9 for almost all of its smartphones here in India. The Chinese smartphone maker was commended for not leaving old devices in the dark and even the Redmi 1s, launched over three years ago, received the MIUI 9 update. However, the support will end there for a lot of these smartphones. Xiaomi has announced that the new MIUI 9.5 update will start seeding in late-March. It will gradually reach about 30 Xiaomi devices by the end of April 2018.MIUI 9.5 Update Timeline
Late-March: Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4A and Redmi Note [...]
Google has launched a new service called ‘Play Instant’. It essentially allows users to try out apps and games before downloading or purchasing them. Users don’t have to download a separate app for this service as it blends in with the new Play Store app. The feature will be compatible with all Android devices.
This is another step by Google to save data and storage. The company recently announced Android Go as well. It is a much more toned down version of Android, meant to work on devices with less than 1GB RAM. The new service means that users can now try out new apps before wasting a lot of data. For people who are low on storage, they can analyse an app [...]