NordVPN. I bought like 3 years at $2.75/month and you can run it on like 5 devices simultaneously or something like that. Based in Venezuela or Panama I think. No logging and no extradition to the US either so your data, even if it were held (it's not) would be safe from the US government
Reddit Sync. It is gorgeous and does everything I need it to do. Works for me, If you like a nice clean reddit app that looks good, give it a try.
Google Photos continues to be the best app Google put out in recent years.
And how does Google know the location a printed photo was taken by scanning it?
Play store link.
The ad seems to install this piece of shit app:
Look at the reviews, seems a very scummy app.
From the reddit thread linked above:
>My sister phone installed this out of nowhere and it messed up her phone open the home scream you get redirected into the app if you open your recent apps then you get redirected use drop down menu to open settings get redirected. The only way I could uninstall it was by starting the phone in Safe Mode. I reported the app to Google play and NOTHING ITS LIKE THEY DON'T CARE.
From Play Store reviews:
>EDIT* This is why usually read reviews before downloading... messed up this time.* don't care how much info the radar map showed, this app took over my phone. It replaced apps on my home screen with other affiliate apps, changed layouts, like it made a "'duplicate" of my phones user interface inside the app so l'd never leave. Force stopping did nothing. Uninstalling to get my phone back.
>> Thanks for the feedback this was created to upgrade your OEM home screen and for easy access to content that you actually care about. You can access the content without setting it as your default home screen from the app's toolbar. You can reset your home screen using the Default Apps settings in Android or the Support section in Home Settings.
The AUDACITY of these motherfuckers. Report this piece of shit app.
I installed PiHole at home and noticed a lot more traffic from my samsung TV than I expected. Turns out by default, you're opted in on Samsung scanning everything you watch already.
Edit: How to turn it off
Edit2: The above was only about microphone, this link is on turning off automatic content recognition
WhatsApp is now using the exact same technology as Signal, and all communication is end to end encrypted by default. For technical details you can check out these links:
Why on earth would you use that headline instead of:
>Netflix is starting to prevent the use of VPN services, e.g. Unblock-Us, Unotelly, that use custom DNS servers to access other Netflix regions.
I was like "Google DNS? Cool, it's bypassing your shittty ISP." The first sentence made me realize why people would care and the other thread gets right to this in the headline.
They don't unblock ads from people that pay them. They have a thing called "acceptable ads" which is turned on by default and allows non-intrusive ads to bypass the adblock, this can easily be turned off in the settings. Considering that this is the sole reason many people used adblock (so ads would stop using intrusive methods like pop ups and autoplaying videos), it is not a bad idea.
What companies pay for is for Adblock Plus to research their ads and see whether they consider them acceptable, which Google's ads are. If they aren't acceptable then Adblock Plus will tell them how to make them acceptable and when that is done they are added to the acceptable ads list.
I don't see why people think this is a bad idea, the thought behind adblock was never to starve website of ad revenue, it was to starve website which used shitty ads of ad revenue and make them change their advertising tactics to more acceptable methods.
A company with shitty autoplaying flash ads can't just pay ABP to unblock their ads. That isn't the point. This is their source of revenue and is beneficial for ad companies and the end user.
Edit: Here's what and who has to pay
> * Only large entities have to pay. We qualify an entity as large when it gains more than 10 million additional ad impressions per month due to participation in the Acceptable Ads initiative.
> * For these entities, our licensing fee normally represents 30 percent of the additional revenue created by whitelisting its acceptable ads.
Must meet the acceptable ads criteria or whitelisting is impossible. https://adblockplus.org/acceptable-ads#criteria
This is the right way to operate an adblocker, everyone wins.
It's almost like push bullet, but open source and for linux. The app allows for mirroring of notifications, universal copy/paste, file transfers, and allows you to use your phone as a keyboard/mouse. You can also use it to control media players on your pc.
link me: KDE Connect
Further discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/4d2431/if_you_use_linux_and_android_youve_got_to_install/
Edit: Guys. I don't know if this will work for your distros. As long as your distro has packages for kde, you should be able to install KDE connect along with its dependencies. I'd refer to google/ddg if its not working 'out of the box'.
Apple has a whole gallery promoting the high-end photography and videography shot on iPhones (https://www.apple.com/iphone/world-gallery/). iPhone cameras may not pack the highest number of pixels or the latest gimmicky features, but their optics and image processing are first-rate. See also (http://nofilmschool.com/2014/05/new-ad-for-bentley-shot-on-iphone-5s).
Wow, talk about perpetuating the circlejerk. OP straight up took quotes out of context to support his bias.
First, it's two different reviewers. Not a double standard.
Second and more importantly, OP deliberately changed the context as the reviewer on the iPhone 6 CLEARLY Isn't happy with it, as in the next paragraph he says:
>I still think many people will find this 4.7-inch screen to be perfectly good, and perfectly functional while still being portable. But in the world of modern smartphones, the 6's screen resolution is a step below ideal.
but he deliberately chose the sentence comparing it to the 5S to make it seem like there's a double standard.
The same review for the Galaxy alpha was comparing it against the Galaxy S5, and the disappointment was that the S5 had a better 1080p screen. Which is true-- heck, as others have said in this thread the alpha does have a lower quality screen by comparison.
This reminds me of the time Apple removed their time remaining estimates on the Mac. Next thing they'll be asking for is to hide your battery status cos that totally isn't important.
How about an AI that compares signal strength over time to other carriers and other Android devices and produces a graph that shows which is the worst (spoiler: cumcast).
But no, that'd be too consumer friendly, like how Cumcast helped delete the worldwide net index that showed which ISPs are the best/worst.
Can't be revealing too much now. Consumers might complain, can't be having that.
Thanks for posting this! I'm the dev of this app. Here's a <strong>giphy</strong> to show what the app is about. It allows you to search printed texts (e.g. books, magazines, bills, documents) by scanning them with your camera. If you want to keep the scan, you can export it as a searchable PDF.
Edit: Play store link
ConcernedApe posted on February 14th, 2019
>Just want to give you a quick update… Stardew Valley for Android is on it’s way, and is <strong>now open for Google Play pre-registration</strong>.
>The android version will be priced at $7.99 (the same as iOS). Please check the Google Play Store to see the price in your region!
>Like the iOS version, this is the full version of Stardew Valley, up to 1.3 (but not including the multiplayer functionality).
>Transfer of PC save data is supported, so you can carry over your game without having to start over!
>English, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Korean and Turkish language support will be available at launch (coming to iOS and consoles in a future update).
>Mobile development studio The Secret Police have been hard at work on some recent updates to the Mobile version since the iOS launch, adding the following mobile-specific features:
>Save at any time – even when you close the app!
>Pinch-to-zoom functionality, allowing players to zoom in and zoom out to get a full view of the farm
>New control systems including virtual joystick and invisible joystick options, ‘action / attack’ button option, improved auto-attack and Joypad adjuster tool with complete customization of your onscreen controls
They say that nobody can handle their scale.
Back here in reality, it's because their apps are made by hundreds of developers, without any decent oversight and planning. They call this their 'hacker culture'. I call it incompetent fuckery: without a lead developer overseeing the project, without architects planning stuff out, any project of a large size will result in shitty code.
If you get the production APK... you know what to do: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk-upload/.
I've used Duo for a while, and it's pretty awesome, but the fact that you're locked to a single device is monumentally dumb. People have tablets these days, multiple phones... Why, Google?!
But anyway, the app itself is quite sweet and very simple. QUIC-powered video is the best in its class, graceful handling of connectivity switches is great - no more dropped calls.
It doesn't do background video though - the video just pauses for the other side, and you just switch to audio. The pause animation is really morbid - everything goes to black-and-white and slowly dims to black.
I like how it also disconnects from Wi-Fi automatically if it gets too slow, and if that doesn't help, video gets disabled to at least keep the voice conversation going.
The app start-up time is an issue I hope they can work on because it turns on the front-facing camera immediately, and depending on your phone, this could take many seconds with a cold start. I'd rather see part of the UI - basically the contact list - before the (pointless at this point) video of myself shows up.
And, of course, there are no desktop or web clients, which limits the usefulness of the app for me. https://duo.google.com is just a simple marketing page. One could only hope these are planned.
Interesting discussion happening at Hacker News
Sony earlier faced similar issue vis-a-vis Baidu (Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal). This seems to be lot worse.
A guess: Baidu’s push service is used for pushing content to MyXperia, which can remotely track or lock your device. Poor choice of provider.
Just unpacked my Sony Z3 compact, haven't installed a single app and its connecting to China. I am not so concerned about the folder itself but my phone now has a constant connection to an IP address in Beijing which I am not too happy about.
On a forum post a user warned Pent about using the REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS permission. This permission already got another developer's app removed recently. Maybe the same happened here?
The actual number of possible patterns in a 3x3 grid is 389112, as calculated by this haskell program: https://repl.it/I4GB/0
A pattern has to be 4 or more nodes long. I reached the same number (389497) as you by removing valid pattern = length pattern >= 4
valid pattern = length pattern >= 4
Just checked it out in the Play Store.They claim to have 200million users and I just don't understand why would 200 million people use this instead of Fleksy or Swiftkey or anything else,really.On another note,the crapware specialists at Cheetah Mobile also have a keyboard app now.
yes, Sony has used a linear actuator for vibration (like Apple's Taptic and Nintendo's Switch) since the XZ2.
Mobile Passport should not be confused with Global Entry, they are two different programs
Play Store app link
Who are eligible: US citizens with valid US passports, Canadian citizens with valid Canadian passports
Where can you use this app (when landing): Atlanta (ATL), Miami (MIA), Seattle (SEA), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO); more airports TBA
App generates a time-sensitive QR code with a four-hour life, to be scanned by a CBP officer
Hey all! Exciting news today, and something many of you have been asking about ^_^
Microsoft Edge for Android will be available soon - you can sign up to test it here
Microsoft Launcher is available in preview today! Would love to hear your feedback if you try it out
I don't have Bluetooth built into my 2007 Honda, but I still listen to Music via Bluetooth in my car. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018E0I01I/ Can either plug it in via 3.5mm audio or use the FM transmitter if you don't have a jack in your car.
Had Bluetooth in my car without it being built in for a decade or more. It's really a non-issue.
I think a lot of Google apps do this. It's so frustrating because you tap on one to zoom in, and instead you get blurry, slanted text that cuts off quickly, and virtually no UI to look at period!
Here is a reference that shows Google saying NOT to use device art in screenshots. And here is a Google app, Maps that violates the rule. I'm not sure which Google apps do the slanty fake screenshot mess, but I swear I came across that yesterday.
My wife always puts her phone on silent and then forgets about it and will go for hours without answering her phone or text messages. So I set up Tasker to let me send her a text message to turn the sound back on.
Tasker helps me fix my wife's inadequacies.
It is unbelievably dense for how many features it lacks.
Ability to sort playlists? Searching within playlists?
The damn thing was almost unusable on my one m7 by the time the device hit two years. Music players shouldn't be that heavy.
Don't let me swipe songs to delete them from a playlist if you're going to use a hamburger menu within the app. Here's to all the songs I've found through your great service, but will never hear again because I was trying to get to the menu.
Why do I have to add every song that I intend to keep to my library, then again to a playlist? Just let us add entire playlists to our library.
If you want to use an alternative player for your All Access music, download your music with Music Mate.
Not from Google, but Firefox Focus is pretty lightweight and is a good replacement for in-app browsers IMO.
Edit: Fixed the link
Uh, OK. Some evidence other than "we imagine" and "no updates since August 2016" (WRONG) would be nice. And
> Its possible Google will never fully "sunset" Inbox
seems to really say "Our headline was BS". But whatever.
UPDATE: WE RESOLVED THE ISSUE. Details: We identified a syncing issue on Android that was affecting people’s battery life. We have fixed the issue and Messenger should be back to normal. The issue was solved on our backend so no need to update the app. Thank you all for submitting reports. Reinstall Messenger here.
Hi Reddit I'm an engineer on Messenger for Android. We're tracking the battery drain issue and are currently try to find the cause. If anyone experience excessive battery drain wants to help out we'd highly appreciate "Reporting a Problem" with "battery drain" as the issue.
If anyone is familiar with taking Android bug reports, stack dumps, or logs, please PM me or directly email . Thank you so much for your help!
We take this issue very seriously and are working hard to fix the issue.
A few manufactures have patents for almost all the important elements you need for a good EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) algorithm. You could buy/license an algorithm (I believe Qualcomm has one that you can license) but even that is expensive.
For most people it isn't a deciding factor in purchasing a phone but a better screen/better camera is so they spend money on that.
Edit: For a novel, free and very impressive implementation (although limited to 720P (1080P on very limited phones?) check out Microsoft research Hyperlapse, set it to 1x to just use stabilisation)
Sync for Reddit. Play store and subreddit.
I've used quite a few reddit apps both on Android and iOS, and sync just stands out above all others for me. The menu structure makes navigating through reddit/the app so easy, and the layout of posts/comments is great.
Bought the pro version years back and haven't yet found anything to drag me away from it.
edit: just noticed it's 32gb inbuilt nice!!
official specs on product page
5.5” HD IPS display
13 MP rear camera images (software-enhanced 8 MP sensor)
8 MP front camera images (software-enhanced 5 MP sensor)
1.3 GHz quad-core processor
Full HD (1080p) recording and playback
2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable to 32GB)
2650 mAh Li-Polymer battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop (and gets the new version soon after it’s released)
Oh man, this is a big one for me too. I use Bluetooth Volume Control to do it automatically, but it should be baked in without having to install an app.
Referencing the Google Glass Policies:
> Don't use the camera or microphone to cross-reference and immediately present personal information identifying anyone other than the user, including use cases such as facial recognition and voice print. Glassware that do this will not be approved at this time.
Google will not endorse this Glassware app. It will need to be side loaded onto a Glass device. I believe Name Tag is trying to push against Google with this, but as it's Google's device and policy, they're not likely to go far. They're also offering an opt out option, however, that's a joke.
$520 on samsung website, which you can stack a unidays/mil/edu discount on for $480 plus I believe you can stack another 10% from cashback websites.
Even cheaper if you want a verizon model
If they're gonna do it they should add it at a system level, like Unicon does. Sadly I'm too happy with stock Nexusville to bother with Xposed anymore, but this is the only way I've ever been able to digest icon themes. The mismatch with Recent Apps when it's implemented only in the launcher just makes for a gross UX.
Try spotify premium for 99c for 3 months. I believe new customers only. But give it a try see which is best. Just remember to drop it before the 3 months is up if you don't want to renew.
Here's the latest fastboot/adb files included with the 6.0 SDK. For many, this should fix the "missing system.img" error when using the flash-all batch file.
I just clean flashed my Nexus 6. As we all expected but still wished otherwise, dark theme didn't make the final cut. ~~OEM Unlocking is enabled by default as well.~~ (I stand corrected, I thought it was an OS-level option that did not persist through any full flashes)
The phone for the US market is great but outside of it i struggle to see how great it is.
Aside from camera the phone pretty meh for its price
In india its 7K more than the Oneplus 7 which is just ridiculous
In the UK its £400-£479 which is around the same price as a Mi 9, Honor view 20, Galaxy A70
The phone uses eMMC storage which for its price is just ridiculous and the design is dated for a mid 2019 phone. I'm not saying a notch is needed but look at a phone like the Meizu 16S
A fucking undo option. It's 2015 dammit, and I didn't want to delete that 5000 word essay, I wanted to copy it. I shouldn't have to download a separate app for this, but until they fix this (I've heard that Android M has this finally), Imputing + works.
>This is a 3rd party app that has to be installed through the desktop/ADB. It's not an official change to Oreo or a modification through Google Play Services.
Compared to unlocking your bootloader, booting/flashing a custom recovery, rooting your phone/installing a Substratum compatible ROM...this process seems like a piece of cake!
It didn't take my long to set up Custom Navigation Bar on my N6P, and I don't think this mod will be hard to do either. Heck, it'll probably just be a one-click executable.
Pretty much the last reason I still had for rooting my phone was for themes, because I HATE the bright white stock theme. If I can keep my phone unrooted now with this, I'll gladly take it.
Pocket Casts is a paid app which is very clean, simple, and easy to use. It lists a lot of popular feeds. I've been using it for a few years and I have no complaints.
>* Google Opinion Rewards - So I can get 0.12 cents for telling Google where I was and that I drove my car to get there
I just got a buck for telling Google I've never had a mini stroke. Is this a common thing? I might like this, if its a common thing.
I hate it when any company hogs patents on common user interactions and uses them against other companies. In the end, consumers are the ones who stand to lose out.
I remember being able to tap on any phone number on a web page and have the dialer pop up. But because Apple holds a patent to that, no Android phone can have that feature any more without paying money to Apple.
EDIT: Here's one article about the phone number recognition patent. See how ridiculous it is: http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/20/apple-takes-one-small-step-against-htc-one-giant-leap-against-android/
Yup I have a little USB tester and so far I've seen my S8+ supports, USB PD, Quickcharge 2.0, and Samsung's own quickcharge. It doesn't go past 15 watts though which is why you don't see any faster standards. If you're using the screen it drops to 5 watts too. They got cautious after the Note 7 torched their battery reputation.
EDIT: As per the comments below it appears 5 watt charging while the screen is on has been a thing for a while. Also the unbranded Samsung stock quick charger may be just Quick charger 2.0 or 3.0. It certainly works exactly the same by jacking the voltage to 9 volts. This lets you hit 15 watts of juice through a standard USB cable without going over the 2.4 amp limit.
For those interested in the USB charger it's this little guy on Amazon. I have no professional use for it but it's been very fun.
IMO, Google should do more on the software side to make low-spec and cheap smartphones feasible.
Android itself and its components use more and more resources with each updated version.
An old mid-ranged Android which was acceptable 4 years ago is unusable now because once all bulit-in Google apps updated, the internal space will be almost full. Updated apps would use more RAM and CPU power too.
If the targeted group is low-income people who cannot afford to change their phones regularly, Google should make sure that its softwares would not push cheap smartphones into obsolescence too quickly.
One thing to remember is everything is more expensive for poorer people in developing countries. Most of them live pay check to pay check and they cannot afford to utilise economy of scale. They cannot buy items in bulks, so they would have to pay more per pieces. They cannot afford expensive data plans as well, so they have to pay more per GB. Unlimited data plan would be something out of their reach.
Maybe Google should have a curated section of Play Store dedicated for Apps that are suitable for low-spec smartphones; Apps that consume less space, less RAM or do not require a lot of Internet data.
For example, LINE corp has created 2 versions of their app; normal version for modern smartphones and lite version for low-spec smartphones.
Smartphones are becoming essential tools. It's nice that Google think about affordability of smartphones but I would like them to pay attention to longevity of those devices as well.
Nobody has actually given you a proper technical response to this yet so I'll give it a shot.
3.5mm is just the socket for it. Take a closer look and you'll see "notches"on your plug. These notches separate electrical signals carried by the conductors to/from your device.
Over time, use cases for the plug have added more and more notches onto the plug at non-standardised positions. So now there are a few different number of notches on the plug.
Some common cases are shitty mono earphones (one notch), stereo (two notches), etc. You'll see some plugs with up to 5 notches, which allow for things such as adjusting volume, answering/ending calls, etc.
Sometimes you'll find that headphones that work on one device doesn't work on a other due to misaligned notches/conductors. I had a lot of complaints and issues with this when it came to creating my Android app Air Waves
It's been a few decades now with all these hacked on usages. It's almost impossible for a device manufacturer to produce a 3.5mm socket which works flawlessly with all these incompatible hacks. By starting from scratch with a new standard connection (to digital preferably) it should be easier to implement and support modern expectations when built into the specs.
This is assuming that the standard is open and free to implement, not proprietary or dominated by Apple. We can't go back to a period of proprietary plugs and headsets. It was the worst and I will not open my wallet to such behaviour.
Try the sound assistant app from the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samsung.android.soundassistant
It only works on some Samsung devices.
An alternative might be Rocker Locker, which seems to be playing an inaudible sound. But it might drain your battery, or so others here have said. Anyways here's a link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tomwandroid.rockerlocker
The Lucidchart App started out in Kotlin. We've since started transitioning to Scala. Right now it's about 60% Scala and 40% Kotlin. Google's announcement is kind of weird for us.
I just published an app that will give you access to the Night Mode quick tile on the final N build - no root or anything: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.michaelevans.nightmodeenabler
FYI: Some very basic apps (Browsers, Flashlight, FM Radio, File Browsers) are usualy given in a open source, bloat free version in F-Droid.  
26kb for the apk and no unneeded permissions for one of the flashlight apps.
Magisk core only mode is also detected now. Back to waiting again.
Edit2: ..And there is a workaround if you are desperate: https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/safetynet-fix-pass-safetynet-2017-07-17-t3637801
Confirmed working on my device but some have still failed SafetyNet check- probably best to wait for the dev to update Magisk again.
Looks like you got the tail end of a staged rollout that started just before Nov 1. That version was published to APKMirror on November 1.
You can grab the latest Beta if you want Oreo now.
Brief analysis of the app
Contains the following libraries:
As far as code goes it seems to be a ripofff of mupen64plus by paulscode.
Do you mind sharing screenshots and the URL that chrome is showing?
Suspicious URL is http://simpledroid.s3.amazonaws.com/com-aspieapps-free-emulator.json which seems to be from aspieapps which is the APK merchant.
Edit: There is also some OUYA code lol
>Update: we just got a call from a Google VP who explained the suspension was triggered by a report of extremely abusive content accessible on the http://matrix.org server. Our trust & safety team had already acted on it, and the app should be reinstated shortly.
>...and the app is back: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=im.vector.app. Huge thanks to everyone for your patience and support on this, and apologies for the inconvenience. Thanks also to Google for being transparent and apologetic once we'd established contact. Now, back to preparing for @FOSDEM!
As the developer of an early IR blaster application, The Off Button, I can tell you that HTC and Samsung had to use their own standards, because Android didn't have an IR API at the time.
In fact, I think they added an IR API in response to the success achieved by these companies.
HTC and Samsung both moved to the Android standard soon after it was announced, but LG still remains on its proprietary standard.
You can also force this option with some wallpaper apps like LWP+ in case you want the dark quick settings but still with a bright wallpaper.
Heyyy guys I want to recommend a new app from this unknown indie dev, it's called Nova Launcher and even though it doesn't have a lot of customizations and optimizations like Go Launcher I really like it so you might want to try it out!
Idk, if dev posting is allowed, take down if you must.
I made this app called RadioControl. It disables cell data when you connect to a WiFi network, and reenables the cell radio when you lose a WiFi connection.
It saves battery when you get onto a WiFi network. Its mainly useful with carriers that support WiFi calling and texting. The app also requires root.
I am not the dev, but I think this project is important because I think it is the first open-source torrent client for Android. If you want to contact the developer, here is the project page and F-Droid listing.
>Please note that there is absolutely no graphics, only console output! Also, it's very slow (only runs at about 0.3-0.2fps for me) and it only runs old homebrew (e.g. first libtransistor tests and such).
Everything you need to know in a nutshell. It's a nice novelty for developers. You can't really expect a new emulator (on android) to immediately be at the level of ryujinx and yuzu, you also need a way more powerful phone than the current average phone, or run games smoothly on a phone either.
To get the questions out of the way (and promote other discussion)
1) Yes. Nova Launcher Prime and Tesla Unread. That's one way I'm aware of!
2) I've heard Twilight is pretty good
Did the stream end early because I was expecting a little bit more from a reveal with so much build up and talk on the website.
Additionally, the "explore more" button on android.com/o currently 404's which is annoying. Oh well, still looking forward to o
Edit: Less than a minute later and it's fixed, it links to: https://www.android.com/oreo
I find that the people who complain about SD625 typically have never actually used it. We've sold almost 2 million Redmi Note 4 in India with 625 and if you read through the feedback almost nobody complains about bad performance. People are particularly sensitive to thermal performance in India which is one area where SD625 is significantly better than 650/652 due to 14nm finFET. That means that performance related to the processor is an upgrade in practice.
SD630 is a bigger number but performance wise very similar to SD625 (8xA53 ~2.0-2.2Ghz). Biggest upgrade is the modem and almost all of it has to do with better support for carrier aggregation.
i use it with NFC stickers around the house, paired with Trigger I can do all sorts of automation:
Verizon will probably take it out and still push theirs on you (like they did with the Note's built in call blocking)
Call block / Blacklist Pro was / sometimes goes on sale for $.99. Works perfectly for me to block area code spoof calls.
Hue Pro is a much better app. It does exactly what you need from Hue, plus it has a music and lava lamp mode which is pretty cool. Also, if you restore Hue Pro from a backup, it'll remember it's connection to the bridge, unlike the official app which requires you to manually reconnect.
For report purpose : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hdcameraforandroid.HalideCamera.fullhdcamera
Developer email, to ask to remove the app :
Takes 4.16 MB.
The SDK is so outdated the app can't even ask for permission, it has to have them all enabled in order to work.
Contains fullscreen video ads. They seem to appear after you take photos.
Ads can show up during usage.
Google Play Games, Google News and Google Tasks so far. I also found a reddit app that looks MD 2 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skuu.focusreddit
Edit: forgot Google I/O 2018 of course. This app always use last design from Google
As someone who works in software development at the QA stage the answer is simple...YOU all are doing the QA, and that's why a small team can get out this stuff before a large company.
There was a huge fuss over the spotty GPS in those early Samsung phones and the reputation stuck for a long time after. People are way less forgiving of the large companies than they are of a group of devs on a forum anyone can join.
In my time flashing ROMs I've had GPS not work at all, the radio not work, battery life halved, my SD card fried, volume reduced and constant freezing and crashing. These would have been fatal to a large companies reputation.
EDIT: Guys, for once, can we actually have discussion and debate? If you disagree with someone, say why. I don't see the value in downvoting people even if you don't agree. So far I've not agreed with everything InvaderDJ has had to say, but I've had to vote him up as people downvoted him below 0 for some reason none of them are prepared to articulate. If you don't want to be part of the discussion don't hide people who are please.
Here, I made a zip.
Or you can go to the whole album in G+ and selec "Download", but you'll have to delete the screenshot.
This app is crazy fast compared to anything else out there, including Facebook on Chrome (due to better UX) with this update!
Just to let you guys know, the folks at Friendly tried buying Swipe and when they couldn't, they created a clone of Friendly called "Swipe Fast for Facebook", which is really unfair practice. I've left them a one star review https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.inventivelabs.swipe.
Edit: leave a comment under Swipe Fast that they are impersonating Swipe, then report them for IP infringement.
I wouldn't say this actually a problem with Apple being too agressive but with the fact that the patent system is broken. In a great interview with Tim Porter, a lawyer for Google, he states that patent suits like this are necessary as part of the current system. Google is even actively participating.
>Q: Apple has also sued some of your partners, including HTC and Samsung. Back in September, Google sold a handful of patents to HTC, which it turned around and used to sue Apple. Was that use part of Google's rationale for the sale?
>A: We've said in the past that we aggressively stand behind our partners and want to defend the Android ecosystem. I think that transaction was definitely part of that.
It seems that every company is participating in this, and Apple didn't even fire the first shot.
their FAQ page
Q: How are you going to make money out of this?
We believe in fast and secure messaging that is also 100% free.
Pavel Durov, who shares our vision, supplied Telegram with a generous donation, so we have quite enough money for the time being. If Telegram runs out, we will introduce non-essential paid options to support the infrastructure and finance developer salaries. But making profits will never be an end-goal for Telegram.
Edit: Appears to be in the beta branch only. To enable, follow the steps here.
This is great news if true. It has been a while (May) since Nova has been updated. I don't own Action Launcher 3, but have a little jealous that they've had the Pixel-style launcher since around the time it first leaked.
I don't see anything in the updates section on the Play Store, however. Is this just in beta, or perhaps the Play Store page hasn't been updated yet. The last entry is:
4.3.1 May 4 2016
Fix icons not appearing in some parts of Canada
Fix drawer tab menu not consistently appearing
If your phone does not have any software blocks on tethering, there is a much easier and simpler solution. Most mobile ISPs seem to detect tethering by checking the TTL of IP packets.
Basically, a packet's TTL is the maximum number of hops it may take before it expires. It is decremeneted for each hop. A hop is any intermediate device the packet passes through (router, tethered phone, etc.).
By default, Android and iOS (probably) have IP TTL's of 64. The ISPs can use this knowledge to decide whether or not a packet originated from the Android device or if it was only routed through the Android device. For example, Linux distributions typically have a default TTL of 64. This means that, when tethered, the ISPs will see one less than the expected TTL since the packet originated on the tetherd device and went through the hop of the Android phone. Pretty sure Windows defaults to an IP TTL of 128.
However, the default TTL value can be changed. On my Linux machine, my default IP TTL is set to 65 to account for the additional hop through the Android phone. From the ISP's perspective, the number of hops is as expected. The TTL is being set on boot with a sysctl config file
ISPs may still try to infer tethering activity through deep packet inspection so I'd recommend using a VPN like Private Internet Access in addition to modifying the IP TTL.
EDIT: Windows 10 users! You just need to change a value in the registry.
EDIT2: macOS users should have luck with this.
Remix OS is a customized version of Android redesigned for laptops and desktops (stuff like a taskbar, windows, file manager, etc.). The company behind it, Jide, has released a few products running Remix OS. A generic version that you can run on any PC is supposed to launch sometime this month.
Remix OS is not open source, though it is based on the open source Android-x86 project.
inbox isn't completely dead -- not yet, anyway. just install an older apk
Powermat allows for the transfer of data along with power. Data means that they can send a phone advertising while it is charging.
> The PMA doesn't just promise wireless charging stations, it touts its system as one that can enable stores and retailers to better stay in touch with its consumers. Power 2.0, or the next version of its standard, will add a digital layer on top of the wireless charging connection, allowing the transfer of data.
>The next version of its standard will allow a store manager to monitor how long a customer has been using a charger, and even send coupons for another drink, for example.
Looks like they're taking in some of Copperhead OS' contributions. That's the Daniel Micay guy they mentioned.
Notice he contributes stuff back to AOSP upstream. They're not stealing his work if that's what you think. Apparently he's just a cool dude.
Shameless plug (I'm the dev of the app): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spotangels.android
We have a feature that detects when you disconnect from your car's Bluetooth and remembers your parking location. Also sends you a notification to move your car for Street Cleaning and other regulations!
I kind of miss how amateurish/exposed everything felt. For better or worse, Android felt like it was an OS that let you do practically anything to it- and you frequently had to. There's a certain charm in that.
I really don't miss the fucking awful performance, miserable battery life, rubbish apps, slapdash/ugly UI design, incompetent UX design, or the fact that iOS devices were easily two years ahead of the curve on day one.
Early Android was horrible for the average user. While iOS had Alien Blue, we had to deal with stuff like this as the best there was.
In the Amazon App Store, app descriptions are written by Amazon, not the developers. (On the Android Market, descriptions are written by developers). You can note the differences in the links.
I found this new app that lets you create your own gif of Donald Trump showing his drawings. It lets you write, add images, draw, etc. Plus the play store description is just awesome.
It would have been hypocritical if Google, for instance, sued https://microg.org/ and demanded that they do not build that. But Google doesn't do that.
Additionally Google has been a good player when it comes to software patents, and hasn't taken people to courts over e.g. basic software patterns. That issue is a bit more complicated though. Here's a link I found after a quick search. http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Google
give nova a couple days to implement the adaptive icon shapes.
also, stock app drawer actually uses a slightly gray (not totally white) background so that would take care of the backgrounds blending in.
FWIW, i downloaded pixel icon pack for free and its pretty nice and has nearly every app I have installed. but i know round icons aren't for everyone.
> Rating manipulation - app requires five star rating to unlock features
Here is the link to report the app:
Link for app in question:
Looks great! Will try it out now.
Here are the Playstore links:
Sync for reddit
Sync for reddit Pro (2,69€)
> Google have removed it, as far as I can see mistakenly since they are complaining
about something being in the manifest which is simply not there.
> In a couple of days, after I've got a few thousand complaint emails, they may have
gotten round to reading the appeal.
Check out https://www.routexl.com/. It'll order them for you and make the trip exportable to Google maps, Apple maps, and a couple others.
Edit: so they have an app too... I haven't tried this yet, so no comment on whether it works like the website --> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_ampulsar.RouteXL
Shout out to Polarr that doesn't require a subscription to use the selective edits like LR does :)
(I do hope that they expand the list of phones that can use their LR Camera HDR Raw capture though!)
Don't install freedom.
If you make the slightest mistake uninstalling it it will ruin your phone (lost my LG G3s that way, RIP)
Enable developer options and set "Window animation scale", "Transition animation scale" and "Animator duration scale" to < 1 (mine are at 0.5x)
This will make apps appear faster and opening an app from "recents" is also faster. All the time spent watching animations is simply wasted.
Want to converse with people/groups? Get "Telegram"! That way your personal data isn't being shared with Facebook if you were using WhatsApp. It also has an API for people to create bots and clients for all platforms. Seriously check it out https://telegram.org/
Get an app like Tasker or Automate and really learn how to use it. You can replace dozens of apps by creating your own automations. I prefer Automate because it uses a Flowchart design where you simply connect nodes but it's just preference.
Solid Explorer is the way to go. Yes it costs money but it is super worth it. No ads, no bulls**t and integration with storage services like onedrive or google drive.
Camera FV-5 is the way to go if you are into photography.
EDIT: I appreciate that someone is willing to help me with my old phone but I have moved on from it. The damage is done and I am not looking to repair it. I have already customized my current phone extensively and I'm not going to try and fix my old phone now.
China actually has 1.3 billion people, which is definitely not "billion*S*" as that would require about another 700,000,000 people, which is about half of China's current population.
I disabled Google's calculator core app back when I was on the Nexus 5. I ditched it for Xltyhe Calculator. Aesthetically, it's the same as Google's calculator, but with more features and capabilities.
Same here. HTC emojis look mild and neutral expression wise while being simple and easy to read (this is the first time I see them and can't form any opinion).
On the other hand they fail on the most crusial one, the creepy moon.. Of course Android O new neutral moon is somehow even worse ..
I've been using night clock and its built-in alarms for so long that I forgot that this isn't a standard android feature. It really should be.
While I'm suggesting alarm features for google to adopt, may I also recommend night clock's increasing-volume option. The alarm starts out very quiet and slowly gets louder over about 30 seconds. This is a much less jarring way to be awakened than instantaneously going from zero to "WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!".
No headphone jacks on budget phones ........ Congrats Apple, you truly do lead the industry.
Edit: They also claim to have a better camera than the Iphone X. Which is possible but unlikely. 3000 mah battery should give a days worth of battery quite easily.
It's in beta if anyone's interested
Samsung is working on it though. Samsung patent says future selfie cameras may sit behind the screen