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AVG Antivirus for Android

AVG Antivirus for Android
When it comes to protecting your phone, not just any free antivirus app will get the job done. With so many threats both in the cyber world and the physical one working against your device’s security, you really need the best free antivirus for Android that’s available to get proper coverage and ensure your sensitive data is truly kept safely away from the wrong hands. Fortunately, AVG AntiVirus is available to Android owners everywhere, and offers you a level of protection that’s unparalleled by other free apps that are currently available.

Some of the benefits that really set AVG mobile antivirus software apart from the rest include options like:

  • The ability to scan for potential threats like viruses and malware at any point in time, and immediate removal of any issues that might be found.
  • Scanning of any webpages you might be visiting, and a redirect to an AVG safe page if potential harmful content is found on the page you’re attempting to access.
  • Analyzing of WiFi networks you’re connected to, to ensure there are no encryption errors to threaten your phone while you browse or take care of business.
  • Providing an encrypted vault that you can use to store all of the most sensitive photos, files and documents in your phone, preventing unwelcome guests from getting their hands on the data.
  • A variety of antitheft tool, ranging from a simple location program to the ability to wipe your phone’s SD card remotely to keep sensitive information out of the wrong hands.
  • A feature that snaps a picture of anyone that enters the wrong password into your phone more than 3 times, and emails the results to you.

Each of these features serves to make AVG AntiVirus the best free protection application in the current market, and helps to ensure your phone is safe and secure in all aspects while you take care of your busy schedule.


A Total of 200 Million Users are Pushing Stories in Instagram on a Daily Basis

Instagram Stories might be a clone to the Snap Stories, but that didn't keep users away from the service. Instagram today announced that a total of 200 million Instagram stories are being used by users all across the globe, which is up from 150 million mark in January. 

Upping the ante from 150 million to 200 million in just three months is not a small achievement. To celebrate the occasion, the Facebook-owned company is rolling out some new features to the application for both Android and iOS. 



The update takes the Android app to version number 10.16.1, whereas the iOS app will grace version number 10.16. The exciting feature added in the new update is the selfie stickers, which allows you to use a selfie as a sticker along with all the usual customizations. 

Also, the update brings geolocation to four new cities- Chicago, London, Madrid, and Tokyo. Furthermore, after the latest update, you can create a shortcut of your favorite stickers, which is a handy feature to have around.  

Google Photos Picks Up a New Update; Brings Video Stabilization Feature to All Phones

Google Photos Picks Up a New Update; Brings Video Stabilization Feature to All Phones
Google Photos has picked a new update, which brings a lot of new features to the most used photo app. However, the major addition was the video stabilization feature.

Now, you need not worry about not having the Optical Image Stabilisation feature on your phone, which reduces the shakes in the video while capturing. And the same functionality is added to Google Photos as well, but the interesting part is you can stabilize the video after capturing a photo. 



Yes, you heard it right. Capture a video from your phone. Open the Google Photos app and stabilize the video.That's it. The feature works absolutely fine, but yeah, it does remove quality of the video, but totally worth it.

The update is already rolling out to the users are you can get the feature in the latest 2.13 version of Google Photos.

Twitter Announces Twitter Lite, Designed for Slow & Spotty Internet connections

Slow Internet? Twitter announced today data-friendly Twitter Lite to the mobile web for Slow and Spotty Internet connections. The Lite version reduce your data usage by up to 70%, loads quickly, and take up less space.

The Twitter Lite is a new mobile web experience which can be accessed via mobile.twitter.com. It minimizes data usage, loads quickly on slower connections, is resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and takes up less than 1MB on your device. 



Twitter Lite allows users access timeline, Tweets, Direct Messages, trends, profiles, media uploads, notifications, and more. You could also save Twitter Lite to your home screen as a shortcut, and receive push notifications and alerts via Chrome.

In addition, you can also enable data saver mode, which further reduces the amount of mobile data used. This mode will show you previews of images and videos before letting you decide which to fully load. Twitter says this can save data usage up to 70%.



Via: Twitter

Google launches YouTube Go in India, designed for slower network connections

The YouTube Go, which was launched back in September, 2016 at Google for India event is now officially available in India. The beta version of YouTube Go is now available for download on the Google Play Store.

Google says that the YouTube Go is designed for spotty Internet connections, and gives you more control over data usage, by providing choice and transparency into the amount of data spent on streaming or saving videos. It also allows you to quickly share the videos with friends nearby.

YouTube Go features includes:

  • A home built for you: YouTube Go home screen features trending and popular videos in your area, so that you can find and discover videos that you and your community care about.
  • Preview videos before you save or watch: On YouTube Go we’ll show you a preview of the video when you tap on a thumbnail, giving you a better sense of what the video is about before you decide if you want to watch it.
  • Choose your resolution when saving or streaming videos: You can choose to save a video for offline viewing later or stream it now. And we also allow you to choose the amount of data you’d like to spend on that video.
  • Share videos with friends nearby: Share videos with friends and family nearby without using any data. You can send and receive videos instantly and offline with others using the YouTube Go app.

Users in India can download the YouTube Go beta from the Google Play Store starting today. Google also plans to hold several events in Udaipur over the upcoming weeks to talk more about this new YouTube Application.

Source: YouTube

Instagram Begins Blurring Sensitive Posts, Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication for Everyone

Instagram Begins Blurring Sensitive Posts, Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication for Everyone

Instagram is trying to make the mobile photo-sharing application safe place for everyone. Today, the company announced two new features that will change the way we interact with the application.

In the near future, Instgram will start blurring out photos and videos that contain sensitive photos and videos. How it works? 
Well, If someone reports a post and Instagram's moderation team agrees that the content isn't suitable for everyone, they'll be blocked by default. You’ll have to tap a button before seeing the sensitive post.


Instagram is also launching "two-factor authentication" for everyone. This security feature adds an extra layer of security to your Instagram account by requiring a code (that is sent to you via SMS) every time you log in. You can enable this feature using the gear icon in your profile page.

Source: Instagram

Grab the new Moto G5 Plus Launcher and Time-Weather-Battery Widget here [APK Download]


Recently launched Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus comes with a new Pixel-like launcher. On the surface, the Moto G5 Launcher looks nearly identical to the Pixel Launcher, however you get a transparent app drawer design with the Moto G5 launcher. 

Thanks to XDA developer "Junior Passos" and Google Plus user "Angelo Aurich", You can now Download and Install the latest Moto G5 launcher and circle clock widget on your device. The launcher and widget is working perfectly on my Moto Z Play running Android 7.0 Nougat. Download the below package, then install the APK file through a file manager.



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Moto G5 Launcher: Direct Download (Junior Passos XDA)

[Update] Moto G5 Time-Weather and Battery Widget: Download (Angelo Aurich G+)

Gboard 6.1 Beta brings improved theme selector, built-in Translator, and more

Gboard 6.1 Beta brings improved theme selector, built-in Translator, and more

Latest Gboard (Google keyboard) update brings new features including built-in Translate, new theme selector, emoji prediction and support for the Bashkir language.

The built-in translator lets you type text in your language and automatically translates and enter the translated text in the text field as you type. For now, this feature only works when online.


The new update also brings, a new theme selector UI, which separates solid color themes, recently used, Custom and Landscapes into separate rows. "Landscapes" is a collection of stock images that can be used as background images.

Download Gboard 6.1 for Android (Sign up for Beta and update)



Google Gboard goes Official for Android

Google Gboard goes Official for Android


Few months ago, Google announced Gboard for iPhone and also committed to bring Gboard features to Android very soon. 

Well, Google Keyboard v6.0 has now been renamed to Gboard with tons of new features including a search shortcut and true multi-language support and is now Officially available for Android Smartphones.



 

Here's What's new in Google Keyboard v6.0 (AKA Gboard)-


• Themes: Customise keyboard with favourite photos or colours
• Gesture typing & suggestions in: Albanian, Arabic, Basque, Bosnian, English (Australia), English (India), Esperanto, Irish, Javanese, Mongolian, Montenegrin (Cyrillic, Latin), Nepali, Portuguese (Africa), Sundanese, Tajik, Tatar, Zulu
• Layout support: Burmese, Southern Sotho, Turkmen, Urdu, Welsh, Xhosa
• Add recent emoji to suggestion strip
• Bug fixes, including passwords with Talkback and missing key labels
• Support Android N


Grab it from Play Store

Gboard now available for Android, Grab it here!

Google to bring Gboard features to Android


Download Gboard for Android | Google keyboard v6.0



Few months ago, Google announced Gboard for iPhone and also committed to bring Gboard features to Android very soon. 

Well, Google Keyboard v6.0 has now been renamed to Gboard with tons of new features including a search shortcut and true multi-language support.




As spotted by AndroidPolice, Here are some new features of Gboard for Android-



  • G button (enabled in settings) offers quick access to search from the keyboard
  • Pop-out toolbar (when G button not enabled) provides access to themes, settings, one-handed mode, and search
  • Optional dedicated number row
  • Up to three active languages with preference for one (previously had to switch)
  • Gesture typing is now called Glide typing.
  • Search for emoji
  • Rearranged emoji panel with group selection at bottom
  • Emoji have bright halo effect around them
Grab Gboard app for Android from APKmirror!



Source:- AndroidPolice

Instagram wants to be more like Snapchat





Instagram is trying to look like Snapchat. Today, the company announced two new features that will change the way we interact with the application.

The first feature is "Live Video" as part of Instagram Stories. Stories was introduced some months ago, but it seems people wanted even more. Now you can do live videos and share it with all your followers. The video will disappear when the live video ends.

  




Instagram is also launching "Disappearing photos" for direct messaging. These photos will be deleted after the other users sees it and leaves that conversation, so it won't be there for much time. Overall, these two new features seem like a handy addition to Instagram.






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Google Play Music gets new update, now comes with a fresh new look

Google Play Music gets new update with a fresh new look


Today, Google announced a major update to Google Play Music. The new update brings whole design and experience changes to Google Play music. From a card-centric design to a whole new interface built around album art, bright colors and vector graphics.



New Google Play Music home screen will work as your "personal DJ" and will be sensitive to where you are and what are you doing. Google Play Music will learn what type of music you like and listen to in specific places, times, activities.

The new update is already out according to Google, but we haven't received any. Grab the new update at Play Store (when available).



Source:- Google

Install New Google Pixel Dialer App on Moto Smartphone

Install New Google Pixel Dialer App on Moto Smartphone


Few days back Google Pixel's System Dump was leaked on the Internet and We found that the Smartphones comes with a new Google Dialer and Contact Application which can be easily Installed on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

However, Developer kulankit97 (XDA) found a solution for Installing the new Google Dialer from Pixel on Motorola Smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. (Tested on Moto G4 Play, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G3)



You can follow the below Video Tutorial to Learn How to Install the Newest Google Dialer on Moto Phones.




How to Install New Google's Pixel Dialer App on Moto Smartphone- 


Step 1. Download the MM... zip file, Google Dialer and Contacts App from Below.

Step 2. Boot to Recovery Mode and Flash that MM... Zip file.

Step 3. After Flashing the Zip file, Turn on your System.

Step 4. Go to File manager and Install other two Apk ( Google Dialer  and Contacts ).



Step 5. Go to Settings > Apps > Gear Icon and Set Default Phone App to Second Phone App.


Downloads-

MM... zip file- Download Here

Google Phone- Download Here

Google Dialer - Download Here

Source:- XDA 

Google Allo Officially available for Android and iOS

Google Allo Officially available for Android and iOS


Google has finally released Allo, A smart messaging Application for Android and iOS. The Application comes out with the inbuilt Google Assistant, Allo is more than just a messaging App.



Allo comes out with amazing new features, Some of them includes-


  • Respond quickly with Smart Reply
  • Express yourself with photos, emojis and stickers
  • Meet your personal Google Assistant
  • Chat in Incognito mode
For now this Allo is available in few countries and Soon it will be available worldwide in the next few days.


Download Allo from Play Store | iTunes


Google to launch Allo on September 21, 2016

A month back Google launched Duo (A 1-to-1 Video Calling App) and now its turn for Allo to get revealed this week. Both The Applications were announced back in May at Google I/O.



Know more about Duo

Allo is a texting app that uses your phone number, Here are some features that Allo provides-


Google to launch Allo on September 21, 2016



The Google assistant

Get answers, find information, and get things done without having to leave your conversation.


Smart Reply

Respond to messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply learns over time and suggests responses in your style. It responds to text and photos to help you keep the conversation going.


Ink

Get creative with the photos you send by doodling on them.


Whisper Shout

No more TYPING IN ALL CAPS to get your point across. Say it louder or quieter by changing the size of your text with a quick swipe.




Stickers

Say what you really mean with exclusive stickers designed by independent artists and studios from around the world.


Incognito mode

Chat privately with end-to-end encryption. Control how long your messages stick around with expiring chats. Use private notifications to hide your chats from shoulder surfers.



The Application will get launched on September 21, 2016. The news came from Evan Blass and Vinoth Ragunathan.

You can now Download Pixel Launcher

You can now Download Pixel Launcher


Yesterday's Hot news was "Nexus Launcher had been renamed as Pixel Launcher" and this also confirms that the New Google Smartphones will be named "Pixel". 

Well, You can now grab the New "Pixel Launcher" and Install it Right now on your Android Device. The New Pixel Launcher will overwrite the Old Nexus Launcher.



Thanks to LlabTooFeR for uploading the "Pixel Launcher", You can download it from-



The zip above contains both the Pixel Launcher and the Wallpaper picker APKs. Just Unzip them and Install it.



source:- LlabTooFeR

Moto File Manager Makes Its Way Into the Google Play Store

Moto File Manager Makes Its Way Into the Google Play Store


Motorola Android Smartphones always came with Stock Android UI, without any bloatware including a File Manager. Since 2016 Motorola started Including File Manager into their new Devices. The New Moto File manager made it's first Appearance in Moto G 2016.

The New version of Moto File Manager App is now available on Play store for Almost All Motorola Smartphones with Android 5.0 and above. Moto File Manager v3.6.68 new update brings "Stability Fixes" and "Bugs Fixes".

You can Download The Moto File Manager Application from Play Store.

[Download] Google Apps GApps for Android 7.0 Nougat

[Download] Google Apps GApps for Android 7.0 Nougat


Android 7.0 Nougat is now Official and is available for Supported Nexus Devices, Google has already pushed Android 7.0 AOSP Source code and Developers have started working on Custom Roms. 

Most of the Custom Roms, don't have Google Apps/GApps pre-installed. But you can Download GApps.zip File and Flash it manually from Custom Recovery.

Android 7.0 Nougat GApps are now available, You can Download it from below link.

Download Google Apps- GApps Android 7.0

Google Launches Duo, A 1-to-1 Video Calling App

Google Launches Duo, A 1-to-1 Video Calling App



Earlier In May Google announced Two New Applications Allo and Duo at Google I/O and Today It's Finally launching Duo Application for Apple and Android.



"Duo" is a simple 1-to-1 Video Calling Application which lets you Do a Face to Face Real Time Video Chat with your Friends and Relatives. This App is end-to-end encrypted.


Google Launches Duo, A 1-to-1 Video Calling App


Its very Simple, Fast and reliable Application which comes with an Unique feature Called "Knock Knock" which lets you see live video of your caller before you answer, giving you a sense of what they’re up to and why they want to chat. Knock Knock makes video calling more spontaneous and welcoming, helping you connect with the person before you even pick up.

You can Download Duo Right now for Android and iOS.


Source:- Google

Prisma will support Video editing soon

One of the hottest Image editing application "Prisma" lets you convert normal images into something interesting. The Application was first launched for iPhone back in June and since then, it has been downloaded 16.5 million times on devices running iOS.




For now one can only edit Images using Prisma. Though Prisma is going to add Video editing feature very soon. Prisma co-founder Alexei Moiseenkova has promised to introduce a new tool inside the app "in the next several weeks" to allow you to edit video clips in the same artistic style.



The Application lets you edit your Images by adding some cool effects including Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Munch, Levitan and Kandinsky.



via - GSMArena

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