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Ecosystem of smartphone apps is undoubtedly very vast and diverse. There will be innumerable number of competing apps even in a precisely defined limited category such as ‘running games’. Games such as Temple Run, Subway Surfers, Agent Dash as well as their sequels and knock offs crowd this category. The selection becomes even more diverse as the category becomes wider such as ‘adventure games’, ‘strategy games’, ‘multiplayer games’, ‘e-commerce apps’ etc. In this article, we will be taking a quick look at my take on some of the most useful apps from a number of criterions.

Social This is a category that includes a number of must have apps for most users. Some of them are obviously whatsapp, facebook and twitter. However since ‘social media detox’ is a popular phrase now a days, one can also choose to forego all apps from this category or even limit himself or herself toContinue reading “Ecosystem of smartphone apps is undoubtedly very vast and diverse. There will be innumerable number of competing apps even in a precisely defined limited category such as ‘running games’. Games such as Temple Run, Subway Surfers, Agent Dash as well as their sequels and knock offs crowd this category. The selection becomes even more diverse as the category becomes wider such as ‘adventure games’, ‘strategy games’, ‘multiplayer games’, ‘e-commerce apps’ etc. In this article, we will be taking a quick look at my take on some of the most useful apps from a number of criterions.”

DuckDuckGo- Privacy Browser

Data privacy and online censoring are some of the most hotly debated topics at the moment. Recently the US Congress had interrogated the heads of Google (CEO: Sundar Pichai), Facebook ( Founder and CEO: Mark Zuckerberg) and Twitter (Founder and CEO: Jack Dorsey) regarding censoring non liberal political views aired on their platforms. The questionContinue reading “DuckDuckGo- Privacy Browser”

One ui icon pack- The galaxy in your android

In this post, I will be primarily talking about the app named One ui icon pack designed and developed by iEvil Dev. This icon pack is aimed at providing the feel of One ui for non-Samsung android devices. The icons in the pack are inspired by the flat icon design and consists of colourful squares with rounded corners. This icon pack is compatible with a number of launchers whether it be Nova launcher, Atom launcher, Apex launcher, Poco launcher etc. The app makers have however mentioned that this icon pack will not work with Pixel launcher, Google Now launcher or any other launcher that comes with the phone. However, I have been able to successfully use this icon pack in my Oneplus7Pro along with the stock Oxygen Os.

Live Message- Enabling s pen messaging for the whole android family

The smartphone giant Samsung launched its first Galaxy Note in IFA Berlin in the year 2011. At that time, that smartphone was an anomaly due to its 5.3 inch screen which was then considered humongous. The regular flagship Galaxy SII launched that year only had a 4.3 inch display. However, despite the spectacular success ofContinue reading “Live Message- Enabling s pen messaging for the whole android family”

Ukiyo E- An appwindow into the world of Japanese art

Google Playstore especially is filled with wallpaper apps that offers wallpapers in various categories whether it be abstract, scenery, buildings, superheroes, colours, patterns and many other categories. Apps like Starless, Walli, WallP, Abstruct, Backdrops etc are examples. Ukiyo E on the other hand is a wallpaper app that offers wallpapers in only one category and that category is the japanese woodblock printing from 17th to 19th centuries.

Backdrops- A Colourful Concoction

In contrast to iPhones, android users have the option of enjoying the whole display of their beautiful smartphones without being distracted by app icons. This is exactly the reason why Google play store is especially filled a number of wallpaper apps some of the most prominent of which are Starless, WallP, Walli, Resplash and Backdrops. Among all of these apps, Backdrops deserve special mention due to its material design and also due to the wide variety of wallpapers present in the app and that too of various categories like Abstract, Amoled, Be Together, Earth, Flags, Food, Geometric, Material, Minimal, Pairs, Pattern, Photography and many others.

Alto’s Odyssey- Sandboarding in the Desert

Alto’s Odyssey is the second installment of Alto’s escapades launched by Noodlecake Studios.inc. The first installment was Alto’s Adventure that showcased Alto and his friends snowboarding in the mountainous region of Alps in order to catch runaway Llamas and explore the terrain. In the process, they had to outwit the village elders and jump overContinue reading “Alto’s Odyssey- Sandboarding in the Desert”

MX Player- Simplicity is the ultimate Sophistication

What sets MX Player apart from most other video players is its very minimalistic user interface and the easy access to the plethora of features offered by the app including enabling or disabling subtitles, pinch to zoom, volume and brightness control as well as subtitle gestures and kids lock. MX Player supports a variety of video codecs including MP4, MKV, FLV, MPERG4, WEBM, MOV etc. It also supports a large variety of subtitles including Sunrip(.srt), MicroDVD(.sub), VobSub(.sub/.idx), MPL2(.mpl). TMPlayer(.txt) etc.

Sony Headphone Connect- Customization is thy middle name

In September 2016, the corporate giant Apple launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The keyword in the launching event was ‘courage’ and this display of ‘courage’ made a dent in the smartphone industry for ever. To put it simply, Apple took away the headphone jack (aka 3.5mm jack) and needless to say android smartphoneContinue reading “Sony Headphone Connect- Customization is thy middle name”

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