- Date: 07 Sep 2019Report #522
I got asked to compare Telegram beta client versus Plus messenger in order to find a reason to use the first one instead of another. First of all, I need to say that my review is based on a 2-day usage experience with Plus messenger and daily usage experience with Telegram beta client....
- Date: 03 Sep 2019Report #521
If you like social apps and you are bored of Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter and others - here is your chance! IRL is a "new" social app which syncs with your calendar and shows your near events based on whom do you follow. Your friends, celebrities and media are already there. The app started on iOS first in 2018 and today I managed to discover it on Google Play in Early Access mode but I am not sure when exactly was it published....
- Date: 13 Jun 2019Author: Eray RReport #516
The ability to install third-party home screen replacement apps, otherwise called launchers, is Android's best feature that sets it apart, perhaps from Apple's iOS. Not only you can personalize your mobile device's user interface to your heart's content, but you also get a pile of additional tools that will make your day-to-day life so much easier and efficient.
Before continuing, I would like to add a disclaimer: The apps on this list have been chosen solely by me.
1. Lawnchair Launcher v2
While Lawnchair Launcher is under active development for the upcoming version 2 release, early alpha builds get published every so often. If you are on the lookout for Pixel Launcher on steroids, Lawnchair v2 is your best choice because it keeps the design of the "Made by Google" Pixel experience, plus, comes with added benefits like theme support, icon packs, and so much more. I would like to mention that with a Magisk module named Quick Switch and Lawnchair v2, you can change the recent apps menu of your phone. By doing that, you get some extra customization options and the possibility of fixing Android Pie's uninspired navigation system by getting rid of the old back button in favor of a swipe gesture. Isn't it nice?
2. Nova Launcher
My second favorite home screen app is not other than the so popular Nova Launcher by Kevin Barry....
- Date: 07 Jun 2019Author: Eray RReport #515
Gboard is a very advanced virtual keyboard, made by not someone else but Google themselves. Apart from having top-notch word prediction capabilities, dictionary syncing, built-in theming options, and so on, with the newest update, it gets even smarter and useful than ever.
Version 8.3.9 from June 3rd is set out to come with support for Android Q and Emoji 12.0. Furthermore, it now provides easier access to the bundled clipboard tool with snippets and whatnot, remembers the skin tone and gender preferences for your emojis, lets you import and export your personal dictionary words, and, in addition, from now on you can delete your Google search history directly from the keyboard itself. To do so, you just have to long-press on the search keywords that you have used last. Besides, an important usability change that you may appreciate is support for vertical scrolling for expressions, i.e., minis. If you aren't familiar, Gboard's 'minis' feature lets you create custom emoji/sticker packs. You can decide on all sorts of visual aspects for your minis, like, for example, hairstyle, hair and eye color, and so much more. It is super cool!
Here is also the changelog for the aforementioned 8.3.9 Gboard release on the Play Store.
• Support for Emoji 12.0 in Android Q
• Sticky preferences for emoji skin tone and gender