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Samsung’s Gear smartwatches get their iPhone app ( Finally )

Samsung’s CES presence was extremely light on mobile content this year, but the hardware giant did manage to sneak in a little bit of mobile news before the week was out.

Yesterday, the company finally dropped the long awaited iOS version of its Gear S app, which brings iPhone and iPad compatibility to its line of wearables – namely the Gear Fit 2 band, along with its Gear S2 and new S3 smartwatches.

For its part, Samsung has promised a wide range of compatibility between the devices, including the standard notifications, Find my Gear, health data syncing and the ability to download and install apps onto the Gear devices.

The arrival marks delivery on a eagerly awaited promise, but iOS app isn’t compatible with all of Samsung’s Gear wearables yet, and it’s already started getting pretty mixed reviews on iTunes, with users complaining about a limited feature set, including the inability to use Samsung Pay, one of the Gear S3’s chief selling points.

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Let’s Solve Android : Apps Crashing, Launcher Redraw, And Lag

It seems that there’s a memory leak issue that is causing a lot of different symptoms to pop up on devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Some people are finding that background apps are closing themselves and restarting. There are also reports that the launcher (home screen and icons) is redrawing from scratch every time people return, and it’s taking longer than it should. There’s also lag on the multitasking or recent apps menu for many, and the browser will reload tabs. For some people, apps are actually crashing and force closing, especially audio streaming apps. It looks like this can all be attributed to the same bug, and it may seem more severe on lower spec hardware.

Workarounds:

  • You can restart your device to temporarily alleviate the problem, but it’s likely to return within three or four days.
  • Some people report that turning off Google Now resulted in an improvement. The easiest way is probably to go to your app drawer and open up Google settings, then tap Search & Now > Now cards, and turn it off.

Potential solutions:

  • Some people report that the issue is fixed for them after deleting search data in the Google app. If you want to try, then go to Settings > Apps > All and find the Google App, then tap Manage space and Clear all data. You’ll lose Google Search, Google Now, and Google Now Launcher data, so you’ll need to set them up again.
  • You could try a factory reset, but make sure you backup everything precious first. Go to Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset, and then choose Reset phone or Reset tablet at the bottom. You’ll have to set the device up from scratch, but this may be a good opportunity to selectively re-install apps and clear out old stuff.
  • Keep an eye on Settings > About phone or About tablet and Software update or System updates. This is the thread at the Google forum, and the issue has apparently been fixed, but we’ll need a new update to get our hands on it.

Copy Edit of – http://www.digitaltrends.com/

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Top 4 best photo editing apps on Android. Check Them Out

1. Prisma: the AI-assisted artist

Complex neural networks lay at the heart of Prisma, an app that applies artistic flourishes to images taken or uploaded by users. The app has exploded onto the scene. The nine-person team behind Prisma hails from Russia and has been touring Silicon Valley to promote the app, which has climbed the charts the world over in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.

Select a photograph from your gallery or take a picture from within the app, and you will be presented with a choice of 30-odd filters inspired by famous artists and styles – from Munch to Picasso; from the Japanese ukiyo-e style to pop art. The images are filtered using artificial intelligence that processes every individual image differently, learning and adapting all the time, thereby continually improving the quality of the results (in theory).

Is it art? Definitely not, but it is a lot of fun.

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2. Adobe Photoshop Express: the fast and easy

Adobe Photoshop Express is a great all-around photoshopping app for Android. Photos on your smartphone are easily modified with just a few swipes on a simple interface. It gives you the feel of the PC Adobe Photoshop on your mobile device.

The absolute basics like rotation, cropping, red-eye removal and flipping are very easy to perform within the app. There is easy blemish-removal that rids your photos of pesky spots of dirt or dust. You can quickly control the color and overall appearance of your photos with options for adjusting highlights, shading, shadows, contrast and many more.

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3.AirBrush: the selfie perfector

AirBrush is any selfie fan’s best friend. If you want those selfies to really shine then you should get the AirBrush app. This app is perfect for optimizing selfies for Facebook, Twitter or your favorite dating apps.

AirBrush has only a few functions but executes them well. There is a smoother to rid your photo of skin bumps and a blemish remover to cover embarrassing acne. If you’ve had a cup or two too much coffee recently, you can swipe your teeth a little whiter. The concealer clears up bags under your eyes, in case you didn’t sleep well the night before.

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4. PhotoDirector: the ultimate

When a massive multimedia software company like Cyberlink delivers a photo editing app to Android, you’re going to want to pay attention. PhotoDirector is a kind of multi-purpose photo editor.

You can quickly and easily add overlays to your images, and get creative with effects and different photos styles. Or, you can step things up a notch and make use of PhotoDirector’s more advanced features, such as RGB curves and HSL tools.

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reference : www.androidpit.com

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How to fix Android’s ‘insufficient storage available’ error message

If your android device continues bugging you with space issues, Twunhu Apps has the right solutions for your problem.

Follow the four steps below :

Step 1 of 4:

If you’re getting the error message ‘insufficient storage available’ you need to delete the app cache. This is automated by a free app, or can be manually achieved by deleting individual app caches. Here’s how to fix Android’s ‘insufficient storage available’ error message.

The ‘insufficient storage available’ error often pops up if you have moved large amounts of media from the Android device’s physical storage to a microSD card, and is caused by the cache not being properly erased.

You can clear your app cache in a matter of seconds or a few minutes, depending on just how bad the problem is on your device. If it allows you to install it, downloading a small (around 2MB) app can automatically clear the app cache on your behalf; if your phone won’t allow the installation then you’ll need to manually go through deleting the cache for each app. See step 4 for instructions on how to do this.

Step 2 of 4:

If you haven’t already tried deleting anything on your phone and are receiving the ‘insufficient storage available’ error, this would be a good place to start. There are more than likely apps you have previously downloaded, never used and forgotten about – check the app tray rather than the home screens for these, since the app tray will list everything on your phone and, unless you’re running Marshmallow (which lets you uninstall apps from the home screen), makes it easier to quickly uninstall them.

Photos, videos and your downloads folder are another good place to check. If you’re using WhatsApp, also check its files in a File Manager app or by plugging it into your PC as it may well be storing every photo and video you send as well as those you receive.

Step 3 of 4:

The app cache cleaner is very easy to use; you simply opent the app and let it scan your device for your app’s stored cache. You can then either clear the caches indivually by clicking on the rubbish bin icon next to each app, or delete all the app caches by selected the Clear button at the bottom of the screen.

Assuming you already had some space on your internal storage, despite the error messages, you should now be able to download or update the app you were having difficulty with.

If, however, you are having problems even installing the app cache cleaner app, go to the next step and we’ll show you how to do its job without using an app.

Step 4 of 4:

How to manually clear Android’s app cache

The third-party app we mention in this workshop isn’t strictly necessary, since it’s possible for you to perform the same action without it, but it does automate and therefore make easier and quicker the task of clearing your app cache. However, if your phone or tablet is being so fussy about insufficient storage that it won’t even let you install this small app, here’s how to manually clear the app cache.

First check whether your device has an option to clear the cache for all apps without manually clearing each. For example, I can quickly clear the app cache on my Samsung Galaxy S6 by opening the Settings menu and choosing Storage, then taping on Cached data and selecting Delete in the prompt ‘Clear cached data. This will clear cached data for all apps’.

Reference : http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/

 

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Our 8 Weekly Smart tips to boost Android battery life #Android…

These tips will definitely help to make you feel relaxed and anxiety-free till you return safely to your charger.

1. Keep out of the heat

Try to keep your phone cool. If it’s very hot, don’t walk in the heat holding your smartphone. Keep the phone in a pocket to save the battery from draining. Direct rays from the sun suck the life out of the battery. The impact on the battery is particularly noticeable above a certain temperature so better to keep the phone out of the heat.

2. No Phone Vibration

Not everybody will know this one, OK? Having the phone vibrate for notifications, texts, and calls is a big drain on the battery. If you really wish to stretch battery life on a busy day then turn off vibration. It won’t be miraculous but you will notice a few extra minutes. ‘Little drops of water make a mighty ocean’.

3. No Radio, No GPS

Most people know that casually turned on Bluetooth eats battery but GPS and Radio also run it down fast. Android phones are chock full of radios and GPS. If you don’t use them, it makes no sense to keep them turned on. Make an effort to leave wi-fi off until you’re in an active hotspot. When you’re not listening to the radio don’t leave it to run in the background. Make sure the GPS is shut off when not using the navigation or location features of the phone.

4. Yes to ‘Power saving mode’

Power saving mode has a significant impact on system performance. All you have to do is turn it on when your battery level is dropping low. Many smartphones have a setting that lets you program a battery level to trigger power saving mode automatically.

5. Dim the Screen

Obviously! Yes, people still don’t do it. Why not follow this simple tip and extend your battery life. It’s common sense but worth mentioning. Android phones have an auto-brightness setting that automatically adjusts the screen brightness based on ambient room light level.

The display on Android phones is the biggest drain on the battery, so it makes sense to turn it down as low as possible. This can add hours of life to the battery.

6. Reduce screen timeout

Android phones will automatically turn off the display after a set interval. It is advisable to set this interval as short as possible to stretch the battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s Smart Stay prevents the screen from dimming and timing out if it detects the user is looking at the screen. The screen won’t keep turning off while you’re using the phone, but will do so if you’re not using it after a few seconds.

7. Reboot occasionally

It may not always have a positive effect on the battery, but it doesn’t hurt to occasionally reboot the phone. It makes sure you start with a clean slate with as few apps running in the background as possible.

8. Turn off app notifications

Many mobile apps offer notifications, those little messages that tell you when something has happened in the background. Unfortunately, this can eat up a lot of battery and lots of mobile applications do it.

 

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HTC 10 To Be Launched By T-Mobile Next Week..

The HTC 10 is here. Next week it will be at T-Mobile.

The wireless carrier said Wednesday it would launch the HTC 10 on May 18. T-Mobile is charging nothing down and a little more than $28 a month over two years for the phone.

To make the offer more enticing, T-Mobile is also providing a rapid charger and a case to customers between May 18 and May 24, for as long as supplies last.

reference : http://www.cnet.com/

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How to get emoji on Android: Use emoji on your Samsung, Nexus, or other Android phone

iPhone users have been using emoji for a while now, but for some Android phones these handy icons remain absent. In this feature we’ll show you how get to your Android device up to speed and back in the conversation. How to use emoji on Android.

  1. How to get emoji on Android: Changing your keyboard

    If the default keyboard on your phone doesn’t have emoji options then you are free to change it to another. Visit the Google Play Store and search for keyboards. The Google Keyboard is free, as is another favourite SwiftKey which offers additional themes and keyboards as in-app purchases.

    When you’ve found one you like, install it on your handset and then open up Settings>Language and Input>Current Keyboard and then select the new one as the default. The next time you open a text field you should see the new keyboard appear.

  2. How to get emoji on Android: Using the Google Keyboard

    If you use the Google Keyboard on your phone then it won’t be immediately apparent how you access the emoji. To do so simply hold down the Search icon in the bottom right corner and a smiley face icon will appear. Slide up to this and the emoji menu will now be available.

  3. How to get emoji on Android: Using the SwiftKey keyboard

    In much the same way as the Google Keyboard works, SwiftKey places the emoji option in the bottom right corner, seen as a little smiley face above the Search icon. Long pressing Search (the magnifying glass icon) opens up the emoji menu where you can select from the various symbols available. Be sure to experiment with scrolling through the submenus at the bottom that offer different emoji themes, then tap the abc key to return to the regular QWERTY setting.

  4. How to get emoji on Android: Using the Samsung keyboard

    On a modern Samsung device you can access the emoji options by long pressing on the microphone button that appears to the left of the space bar. On some phones the microphone is replaced by a smiley face that gives you direct access to the emoji instead.

  5. How to get emoji on Android: If your phone doesn’t support emoji

    While all of the above solutions make emoji available across all your device’s messaging apps, if your phone doesn’t appear to support them, and can’t use the latest keyboards, you can still get in on the action. WhatsApp has emoji built into the app itself, allowing you to communicate using the symbols with other friends on the service.

Reference : http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/

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The next Moto X could have modular add-ons just like LG’s G5

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Featured Review: Huawei P9. Check Out The Video Here.. What Is Your Take?

Huawei is not a name that naturally rolls off the tongue when talking about smartphones. Names that do often end up being “Apple”, “Samsung”, “HTC”, “LG” or even “Sony”. This is probably because Huawei does a lot of their business in their home of China, but they’ve been moving into Europe and want to make waves in North America, soon as well. The Huawei P9 is the latest in a long line of flagship devices that the company sells across Europe, and this time around they’ve partnered with the fabled Leica camera brand. The P9 follows in the footsteps of last year’s P8, and keeps the same lower price while still offering some of the best specs available. With an intriguing dual camera setup that’s either “co-engineered” or “certified” by Leica (depending on who you ask and who you believe) can the P9 put Huawei on the map, or is it just another great phone at a great price that doesn’t quite have “it”?

 

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More HTC 10 Leak Ahead In Video ahead Of April 12 ( TOMORROW ) Unveiling

A couple of more images of HTC’s upcoming 10 smartphone – which has already been the subject of several leaks and rumors until now – have leaked online, showing the front as well as back of the black-colored variant.

The design, as revealed by this new set of leaked images, is broadly in-line with what we’ve already seen – a front facing camera as well as a physical home button (that’s said to include a fingerprint sensor) and no HTC logo on the front; plus a round camera lens (next to LED flash and the laser focus) and a company logo between antenna lines on the back.

As for the specs, rumors say the handset is powered by Snapdragon 820, and sports a 5.2-inch QHD display. It has 4GB RAM and 32 as well as 64GB storage options.

The device has a 12MP UltraPixel rear camera (equipped with OIS and laser autofocus) and 5MP front shooter. The HTC 10 packs in a 3,000mAh battery, and also features a USB-C port for charging.

The phone is set to be unveiled online at 8AM EST tomorrow, April 12.

Check out the leaks in promotional video.. release date is tomorrow :

 

reference : http://www.gsmarena.com/ , http://www.theverge.com/

 

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