Android Apps

Googler-created app for watching YouTube forgets about Android in 2017

Google gives its employees (Googlers) the opportunity to spend 20 percent of their time working on side projects – some of which like Gmail and Google Maps have become some of the company’s core applications. The latest 20 percent project to go live is an app called Uptime which lets you use the app’s odd user

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WhatsApp brings back old text status message to Android beta

WhatsApp rolled out Snapchat like Status update last month but the feature was not well received by users and many of them requested to bring back the old status update with simple text. It looks like WhatsApp is all set to bring back the old status update. WhatsApp Android beta has received an update that

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This Updated Play Store UI Sure Seems to be Rolling Out

Google appears to be rolling out a slightly tweaked Google Play UI today that should make updating individual apps an easier task. You should be able to see what I’m talking about in the image above, where apps that have updates show with a new “UPDATE” box for quick-tap updating.  In the current Play store

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Google VP Nick Fox shares sneak peek of Allo for desktop

In a Tweet this evening, Nick Fox, Google’s VP of Communications Products, shared an early look at Allo for the desktop. Although Allo had a decently strong start with over 5 million downloads in the first four days after launch, growth was quite slow after that. So slow that it took almost three months to reach 10

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WhatsApp overhauling status tab with encrypted Snapchat Stories-like feature

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature in its app called Status that uses a similar format to Snapchat Stories, TechCrunch reports. Like messaging through WhatsApp, however, Status will bring encryption to the popular format. WhatsApp describes the new status feature as easy to use and secure: We are excited to announce that, coinciding with WhatsApp’s 8th

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Facebook Launches New Weather Section for Forecasts

Facebook has rolled out a new feature that shows full weather forecast on its mobile app and desktop site. According to a report in TechCrunch, within the new Weather section, users can view a full forecast for a week ahead, powered by data from Weather.com. The new feature, an extension of its earlier version ‘weather

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Google’s AR translator turns Japanese into English in real time

Google has made it easier than ever to read Japanese: all you need is a phone. Using the Google Translate app’s camera feature, users can point their phone at a bit of Japanese text and see it on their screen in real-time, only with English where the Japanese text previously existed. In that way, it

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