Apps

JotterPad 11 is a writer’s delight, save work in multiple formats

As a writer, finding the correct writing apps for your Android device can be quite a daunting -- if not impossible -- task, just because devices are not built with writing (typing) in mind. There are those that go over-the-top and take the joy out of the writing experience completely. Then there are those that are too minimalist you don’t seem to be able to do anything at all. Thankfully, for all you writers-on-the-go out there, there’s the wonderfully blissful JotterPad 11, the latest iteration of the mobile text editor for Android.

Device automation made easy with Droid Automation, MacroDroid

One of the nice things about tweaking your Android device is the possibility of a very high level of automation – this is because one can actually put your device’s sensors to task and depending on any combination of circumstances, automation apps can ask the operating system to automatically apply specific profiles and settings. We look at two of those automation apps in Droid Automation and MacroDroid.

This flashlight app uses your phone’s power button as trigger

Carrying your phone is a part of you and it feels awkward when you don’t have it. Your phone also becomes a tool when you need to improvise. Using it as a flashlight is probably the most common thing when you need light. Whether it’s just turning on your screen from sleep or actually tapping into the camera flash, we all use some sort of light source from our phones. The Power Button Flashlight/Torch app on Google’s Play Store can help you out when you’re in a dark situation.

BlackBerry partners with Amazon for Android apps

Android apps running on BlackBerry? This isn't a new thing because apps have been running on BlackBerry 10 OS for some time now but the Canadian smartphone pioneer recently teamed up with Amazon. In line with the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic smartphone, this partnership is an effort to bring more Android goodness to the platform. The new smartphone is said to run BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1, Amazon Appstore, and an Android Runtime.

Xiaomi’s App Store marks 10B downloads, set to go international

China-based manufacturer Xiaomi is on a real high these days after the announcement that they have surpassed Samsung as the manufacturer with the third largest shipping volume in Q3 of 2014. To cap that off, Xiaomi’s app market – the Mi App Store – is celebrating its 10 billionth download and the outfit is planning to go international with the store.

Nokia Store to rebrand to Opera Mobile Store

Users of Nokia phones like the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Ahsa, and Nokia X devices that enjoy buying apps and games from the Nokia Store have a change coming they will want to be aware of. During the first half of 2015, the Nokia Store will be replaced with the Opera Mobile Store.

Facebook Groups app introduced

If you haven’t been maximizing your use of Facebook Groups to communicate with family, friends, and colleagues, then the new app may make you use it more this time. The top social network has just introduced a new Facebook Groups app that allows people to share faster with their groups.

Google Chrome hack allows Android apps to run on any desktop

Recently, Google made an interesting addition to Chrome which allows it to run certain Android applications through what it called ARC or “App Runtime for Chrome”. There were limits to what ARC could do – like running only on Chrome OS and only for certain apps – but the good Android developers generally dislike limits, so a developer named “Vladimir” went on a process of taking the limits away.

Google’s App Indexing brings search engine power to locating apps

Remember those heady days of 1998 where a lot of us were so amazed at the way the Google search engine could find virtually anything on the intarwebs? That was a result of ground breaking search indexing algorithms that placed Google on top of the search engine pile. Fast forward to now, and Google is set to apply the same algorithms so that your apps will show up in related searches better. Sounds yummy, right?
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