Android Apps

Nova Launcher completes 6 years, now available at Rs 10

Teslacoil software’s Nova Launcher is one of the best third-party launchers available for Android. Nova Launcher is officially 6 years old and is celebrating success by dropping the price of the pro features to the lowest possible value - Rs 10. Nova Launcher Prime is now available at Rs 10 on the Google Play Store. If you have never bought Nova Launcher Prime, it’s probably the best time to get one.

Google Maps Go lands on Google Play Store

Android Oreo (Go Edition) was announced a few days back, and it’s essentially Google’s take at offering rich Android experience with the latest apps and features on lower-end smartphones. Google is specifically targeting smartphones with 512 MB to 1 GB of RAM. Called Go by Google, the program offers a range of important apps that will be available in lightweight packages, enabling faster, easier use on lower-end smartphones. The program launched with the availability of Google Go and Files Go apps.

Firefox Focus v4 brings autocomplete, custom search engines

Mozilla just released a large update to Firefox Focus v4 on Android that brings support for autocomplete of URL and usage of custom search engines. Firefox Focus is Mozilla’s vision of offering a lean mobile browser that enables users to browse the web without leaving trace of any activity. It also disables privacy oriented features like blocking ad trackers, content trackers, analytics trackers and social trackers. Firefox Focus was initially available on iOS and Mozilla launched an Android counterpart in June of 2017.

Twitter threads are finally here; Desktop version coming soon

Twitter is officially announcing threads as a feature for all Twitter users. Until now, the feature had been in beta, available for Android users who have signed up for latest beta releases. In the coming days, all Android and iOS users will be able to tweetstorm natively using the Android or iOS app. The new threading feature on Twitter for Android and iOS will be available as a “Add another tweet” button which will be shown right below the threads you create.

Twitter is testing a tweetstorming feature on Android; Here's how to enable

Twitter is reportedly testing a new tweetstorming feature on the official Twitter app, and is enabling this feature for beta testers. Tweetstorming is a popular publishing concept that has been introduced by Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) and enables users on the world’s largest micro-blogging site to tweet content in more than 280 (previously 140) characters in successive tweets. It’s basically replying to your previous tweets multiple times, that you form a chain of tweets.

Telegram 4.5 brings Albums, Saved Messages and more

Telegram just announced the launch of a new version. Telegram 4.5 brings Albums, Saved Messages, Improved search, ability to pin messages in channels and more. Let’s look at each feature in detail. [caption id=“attachment_2568” align=“aligncenter” width=“1200”]Telegram 4.5 brings a range of new features, primarily Albums and Saved Messages[/caption] Albums on Telegram 4.5 When you send multiple photos and videos in bulk, they will not be sent as individual messages anymore. They will be grouped to being an album.

Paytm launches @paytm UPI with BHIM UPI; Can use any bank or Paytm Payments Bank

Update: The update is now live on the Paytm app for Android. Users can see an icon called BHIM UPI and clicking on it will enable them to create a dedicated UPI address @paytm. It can be linked to their Paytm Payments Bank account or to any bank account, including Airtel Payments Bank. Users can create upto UPI IDs using Paytm BHIM UPI. Users can also customize their IDs to personalize their UPI experience.

Telegram 4.4 on mobiles brings Live Location sharing, better music player

Telegram is launching a brand new upgrade to the Telegram mobile app for Android and iOS starting today. The new version will now support the ability to share live location with other users for a certain time, and is also featuring an improved music player. Telegram’s new live location sharing feature will enable users to share their location with other Telegram users over a private chat or with a group of users over Telegram groups or supergroups for a certain period of time.

Google gets into the UPI game with Tez in India

Net banking, IMPS, and even digital wallets, are passe as opposed to the latest launches that are happening in the fintech industry lately. The latest of interesting things happening in Indian fintech market is the concept of Unified Payment Interface (UPI), and Google is the newest entrant in the market with the launch of the app named Tez. UPI enables users in India to make money transfers and make bill payments at any merchant points directly with their bank accounts using their bank accounts, all with the convenient app interface.

Dropbox introduces mobile prompts for two-step verification

Dropbox is announcing mobile prompts for two-step verifications starting today. 2FA verifications are used to add an additional layer of security to users’ accounts. Dropbox has always supported 2FA by SMS and by integration with third-party apps like Authy and Google Authenticator. Starting today, Dropbox is making 2FA logins even more easier for users who have the Dropbox mobile apps installed. Users can choose to receive a push notification on the app wherein they can confirm the login.