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    How to take screenshots on Android and why they are crucial for software test reports

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    Date: 25 Mar 2019
    Author: Eray R
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    The process of testing a software product may sound simple, but, in fact, it isn't. The one most important rule that developers and testers need to follow is to have a 100% transparency when communicating. Therefore, with problem reporting, testers should provide as much detailed information, or test artefacts, as they are called, as possible. Test artefacts do include logs, screen grabs, time and date, ways to reproduce and a lot more data, but more on those later.

    With all of that said, screenshots are certainly some of the most valuable test artefacts, and with Android devices being manufactured and customized software-wise by dozens of different OEMs, capturing ways do vary.

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    V5.5.0 beta for Telegram brings deeper privacy options and search functionality for emojis/stickers and settings

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    Date: 24 Mar 2019
    Author: Eray R
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    The initial beta's for Telegram's next update have been dropped yesterday and are surely packed with plenty of interesting stuff. So, as of the time of writing, there isn't an official changelog provided, but, sure enough, we have got our hands on pretty much everything that has been changed or added thanks to other sources.

    • Search for settings

    As the Telegram team is adding more and more options and sections to the settings page, the need for a search functionality has been deemed necessary. With this update installed, once you get inside the settings of the app, you will notice right away the magnifying glass icon in the action bar, which does also let you search for frequently asked questions.

    • New icon for messages in the notifications shade

    The old icon for notifications has been replaced with a plain white paper plane icon.

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    Facebook Messenger 207.0.0.13.99 (non-beta) begins displaying hints about your friends' new Stories inside chat threads

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    Date: 23 Mar 2019
    Author: Eray R
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    Following the leaks about the ever-wanted dark mode support inside Facebook's instant messaging app that will come shortly, this time there is something else added to chat threads and is available with the most recent Play Store update. The particular release version that it is included in has come out on March 18 with a build number 207.0.0.13.998. It is certainly a stable release and has the following release notes attached in Google Play's 'What's new' section.

    What’s new

    In this update, you can now see your friends' Messenger Stories right inside your chat thread, and they can see yours, too! Messenger wants you to build better, more meaningful conversations with your friends and family.

    As you have already gotten the idea, there is a new a tiny shortcut, or a bubble, per se, that is getting shown in chat threads.

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    Lawnchair Launcher V2 will come with Sesame Shortcuts integration; first alphas are out already

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    Date: 22 Mar 2019
    Author: Eray R
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    The initial alpha-984 build with support for Sesame was dropped out just a couple of days, but the current most up-to-date build is alpha-1001. Note that to enable the Sesame Shortcuts integration, you must have its version 3.3.0 installed. Also, do note that Sesame has a full unlimited trial period, though after 14 days it will start showing up pop-ups asking you to make a purchase worth a couple of dollars for activation.

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    MS Launcher 5.3 beta is available with an improved weather widget, a "Technology" category for the News page, and more

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    Date: 21 Mar 2019
    Author: Eray R
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    MS Launcher's first new major release is now ready to be tested, after the inevitable need to switch away from Google+ to Microsoft's own Tech community for beta testers, guessing that you know what is going on with G+ at the moment. Perhaps, let's get straight to the details about Microsoft Launcher 5.3.0 beta, shall we?

    What's new

    • Time/Weather widget redesign. Now you can have multiple widgets in multiple sizes in multiple styles for multiple locations! Also, check out the updated and more detailed L2 page with an hourly and 10-day forecast.
    • UX refinements to the Home Screen, Dock and Search widget
    • Tasks card now supports "My Day" from Microsoft To-Do
    • News tab now supports "Technology" as a news interest
    • Font type changed from Segoe UI to Roboto
    • Work profile customers can now get access to their work apps
    • Beta community link in Settings changed to lead to Microsoft Tech Community
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