Microsoft Launcher Gets ‘Digital Health’ Feature in Beta, Taking on Google’s Digital Wellbeing

Microsoft has added a Digital Health feature with Cortana support on the beta version of its Android launcher that will enable users to track app usages. With this, the Microsoft Launcher takes on Google’s own Digital Wellbeing initiative, currently available only for select Android Pie devices. The Microsoft Launcher version 5.1 beta is an attempt to give […]


WhatsApp for Android Gets Picture-in-Picture Mode for Watching Instagram, YouTube, Facebook Videos In-App

WhatsApp introduced picture-in-picture video feature for iOS users earlier this year, and was reported to be working on a similar feature for Android users as well. Now, PiP support has finally arrived for Android users with beta version 2.18.301, allowing them to watch Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube videos in a small window within the messaging app itself. It essentially […]


WhatsApp Said to Be Bringing ‘Swipe to Reply’ Feature to Android; Dark Mode May Arrive Soon Too

WhatsApp is reportedly working to bring the Swipe to Reply feature to its Android app. The messaging app has had an eventful 2018 as it has been launching and testing new features with high frequency. The WhatsApp iPhone app already has the Swipe to Reply feature, which seems set to be making its way to Android devices. The […]


IRCTC Rail Connect Android App Gets PhonePe as a Payment Option

PhonePe on Thursday announced entering into a partnership with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments through PhonePe on the IRCTC Rail Connect Android app. The partnership will enable PhonePe’s 100 million plus users to now pay directly from their bank accounts using UPI, credit and debit cards and also the […]


Fortnite Mobile for Android Restricted to Snapdragon 820, Exynos 8890, Kirin 970, and Above: Report

Fortnite Mobile for Android is speculated to be a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 exclusive for the first 30 days, followed by arriving on specific Samsung Galaxy devices. Also, the Fortnite Mobile for Android minimum requirements is allegedly on the higher side. It would appear that most mid-range and budget Android devices may not be able to play Epic Games’ battle royale sensation. Now, […]


More Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play

  For the second time this month, Google has removed Android apps from its Google Play marketplace. Google did so after a security researcher found the apps contained code that laid the groundwork for attackers to take administrative “root” control of infected devices. “Magic Browser,” as one app was called, was uploaded to Google’s official […]


6 great Android features missing from iOS 11

  Call me a flip-flopper, but the new features in iOS 11 have me thinking of jumping back to iOS after switching to Android barely a year ago. Indeed, the new version of iOS brings such enticing features as a revamped App Store, a customizable Control Center, and drag-and-drop for iPad users, plus such catch-up features […]


Sony Xperia X, Xperia X Compact gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat and June security patch update

  Sony starts rolling out the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. Both the smartphones were originally announced with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, however, in November last year, Sony started pushing out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the handsets. And now with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS onboard, both Xperia X and […]


The 10 best Android apps for Chromebooks

  Running Android apps on Chromebooks is still a dream—a dream in extended beta, that is. After promising the feature earlier this year, Google has pushed out the release date. While a select number of Chromebooks can access Google Play right out of the box, more adventurous Chromebook users will need to run the developer beta of Chrome OS […]

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Google Play Hit by More Ztorg-Based Android Malware, Says Kaspersky Labs

  HIGHLIGHTS Google has removed Magic Browser and Noise Detector apps These apps belonged to the Ztorg Trojan family of Android malwares Kaspersky researcher spotted these apps and their attack course In a bid to increase security on its Android platform, Google has reportedly removed more Android apps from its Google Play store for the […]