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Best Android Apps in May 2018

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Best Android Apps 2018 (May)

What’s up guys, News booklet is here with an amazing list of 20 Android apps to get you started with May 2018.  Let’s get this started.

 

AmpMe

ampme

With Ampme you can connect multiple devices and play the same music across all the devices seamlessly to create your own loudspeaker. Since smartphone these days comes with stereo speakers the sound is pretty amazing and if paired with 4 or more phones the app supports your music library, YouTube, and Spotify to create an amazing music experience. Moreover, you can also sync it with your Bluetooth speakers so that you can party anywhere with just your phone. However, you do have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. 

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SnapTube

Snaptube

You can use this app to download videos from major video sites like YouTube, Facebook Instagram Dailymotion and so on. You can also add the URL manually, and as soon as any video is loaded, you get an icon to download the video. While downloading videos you get the option to choose the video resolution or if you just want the audio you can do that as well. It’s really handy while downloading your favorite tracks from YouTube. Also, your downloads are categorized into different sections making things easier. You will need the premium version of this app to download videos on 2k and 4k and even go ad-free. so if you are looking for a video downloader try this app.

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Stop Ad

Stop Ad

As the name implies, this app prevents unwanted ads, pop-ups which add up to your web as well as app experience, plus it also saves your mobile data by blocking unwanted pop-ups and ads. While you are on 3G or 4G the app works flawlessly. Perhaps this is the best ad blocking app to date and it has very little to no impact on your battery life. Stop Ad not only blocks ads in your browser but even inside the apps like Facebook YouTube and Skype. From the app, you can view your statistics and add apps on whitelist which will show ads on the selected apps and I must say this is a nice add-on. This way we are helping the respective app developers moreover you can update the filter list regularly for better results. Stop Ad is free and can be downloaded from its official website as this app is not available in the Play Store. This app is also available for Windows and iOS.

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MakeUseOF

MakeUseOF

With this app you can learn different facts, tips and tricks, hacks, DIY and so much more especially regarding technology. All the articles are well organized and you can also browse through various categories or groups to learn about different topics. One nice add-on here is, you also get the link on where to buy the products. The descriptive articles, ease of sharing, and useful tips make this a must-have app.

Air Console

Air Console

Basically, this app makes your smartphone a gaming controller while playing games on your computer browser, Android TV, and laptops. It just heads on over to Air Console and pairs your device. Here you can choose from a list of games you have puzzle games, arcade single-player as well as multiplayer games so that you can pair multiple smartphones and play together with your friends. It’s seamless and such a fun app to use with your friends and family.
Next up is Notin. This is a note-taking app that solves two purposes, one that it lets you quickly save notes and two it stays in your notification panel which also works as a reminder. Its very simple to use. It works perfectly and very very intuitive and once you are done you can simply swipe away to clear it.

Canva

Canva

This app lets you create beautiful and attractive pictures and posts for your Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and many more. The highlight of this app is all the templates are in default resolution of  the respective apps for example, if you choose Facebook Cover the template will set to the default resolution of Facebook cover so you begin by choosing your favorite template and then you can change the text, add image, customize or add graphics and then you are good to go. So right from your smartphone, you can have attractive posts for your social media and business.

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File Go

File Go

It’s a file manager that lets you manage your files and folders. The well-organized UI adds to it. You have your storage previews, files are organized and categorized as per their formats and you can also perform actions like clearing cache and managing downloads. Furthermore, it also has a built-in file sharing feature to share files with other devices wirelessly.

Snapseed

Snapseed

This has been our all-time favorite photo editing app since ages. The new update has made it even better, right from applying filters to RGB curves with different tones and effects, double exposures and so much more. All the desktop great tools are present. The UI is very intuitive as well. You select tools by swiping vertically and make adjustments by swiping horizontally. You can also preview layers to edit and adjust. Each layer from here makes it a perfect photo editing app.

 

Touch Retouch

Touch Retouch

There are times when you take a picture and then you have an unwanted element in the picture that completely rinses it. This app helps you eliminate that. Its very simple to use and it works perfectly.

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Assistive Touch

Assistive Touch

Since smartphones are getting bigger and taller this app makes it easy to use your device’s single-handed. You get a floating icon with accents like notifications panel, recent apps, home and your favorite apps. Its perfect for big screens as with a single shortcut we can perform multiple actions. We can also customize these shortcuts like give actions on tapping the icon, change the looks and manage the shortcuts as well. This icon can be placed anywhere and can be accessed from any apps or games.

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Walli

Walli

My all-time favorite wallpaper app for Android. You have a wide range of categories to choose from and the wallpapers are pretty amazing and high-resolution one. Nice addition here is, while browsing through different pictures, you have the option to browse through similar pictures, a must have guys if you haven’t tried it yet.

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UBMe

UBMe

This is a new social app that has a twist according to your location. You can view or add contacts, share post and updates, interact with what others are sharing. Like other social media apps, you can also add friends, send messages, follow create events and manage your profile. You get points according to your uses. It’s a new social app that has the new way of adding contacts and it’s always good to try something new.

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Drupe

Drupe

This app is all about interacting with your contacts in a much intuitive way. You can access all your contacts with a swipe and view or contact them easily let it be a phone, SMS or other social apps. Moreover, you can record your call and this app also has a built-in caller ID which is a plus. You can also set multiple themes which is a nice addition and it really blends with the smartphone. Furthermore, you can easily contact the nearest gas station, stores, banks, restaurants and many other businesses. The floating icon can be accessed from any apps or games and I would say it’s a perfect replacement app for both phone and contacts.

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1password

1password

This is among the best password manager for saving your bank account details, credit card details, login credentials, Wi-Fi info, secure notes and so on. What I like about this app is that it’s secure. You can lock this app with your fingerprint and a master passcode plus it also has its own secure browser for secure logins. While adding login details you can use the password generator for password ideas. I mostly use this app to store my bank account details, login details, and my secure notes.

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Microsoft launcher

Microsoft launcher

This is the official launcher from Microsoft. This launcher is close to stock Android but instead of Google, you have everything. Let it be from being wallpapers, being searched to the newsfeed. A couple of nice addition in this launcher is that you get a QR code scanner right in the search bar and app ID feature to hide your apps. Additionally, you can change the look and feel of the launcher and set various gestures for different actions.
While we are on launcher we have another launcher called Computer launcher. As the name implies this launcher mimics Windows 10 from UI to app layout. It seems as if you are using Windows on your phone. You have your taskbar, Start menu where you have all your apps and other settings. the attention to detail is fantastic. For example, if you go on to my computer, this will work like a file manager and the launcher is very smooth and it’s quite unique to have. Talking about customization we have custom live wallpaper maker and custom widget maker but instead of making your own custom widgets what I suggest you here is you can download tons of themes and presets from the Play Store to suit your style.

 

AZ Screen Recorder

AZ Screen Recorder

This is perhaps the best screen recorder I have used. It’s very simple to use. All you need to do is tap on the floating icon and start recording. Moreover, you can record in high quality even in 60 frames per second with audio.

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So that’s it for this time guys. I hope you enjoyed it. If you feel your favorite apps are missing feel free to leave it in the comment section below. Stay tuned as we have lots of new thing coming for you guys.

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Huawei Matebook 13: Macbook Air killer

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Huawei’s Matebook X which was released last year was considered as the MacBook Pro killer as it provided a lot of features which the MacBook Pro provided at a much affordable price. And this year, Huawei is back with Huawei Matebook 13 which offers specification between the ultra-slim Matebook X and the pocket-friendly Matebook D.

MateBook 13

With Matebook 13’s premium Aluminum alloy and metal unibody finish, Intel Whiskey lake processor and thin bezel display, it can be clearly observed as a competitor for the Apple’s new 2018 MacBook Air. The release took place at CES 2019. Let’s have a closer look at the details of Matebook 13.

Starting with the display, it has 13-inch 3:2 touchscreen display which is super sharp with 2,160 x 1,440 resolution. Display provides rich colors with ample viewing angles. Taking a look towards the bezels, company says they are 4.4mm thin providing 88 percent screen to body ratio which is 6 percent more than the rivals MacBook Air with 82 percent screen to body ratio.

Moving to the keyboard, Matebook 13 offers a bigger touchpad than usual which will help you with better space and provide the rich user experience. Matebook 13 comes with an edge-to-edge comfortable keyboard with a 1.2mm travel between each key which is efficient to provide smooth and fast typos which makes it a thumbs up for those who hate Macbook Air’s low-travel keyboard although it is also pretty good. The keycaps barely come out and are not too loud or clicky. It has embedded fingerprint sensor on the power button which makes it easier to wake the computer up by just scanning the finger. With fingerprint sensors come to the security and to enhance it, Huawei has provided an independent security chip for storing the biometrics.

Huawei Matebook 13

Let’s have a look over the heart of the machine. The Matebook 13 is very capable machine in terms of processing. The device will have two configurations in the US. The higher-end version packs in eight-generation Intel Core i7-8565U chipset coupled with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card, on the other hand, low-end version ships with Intel Core i5 and Intel’s UHD620 graphics. Both the versions of Matebook 13 will have 8GB of RAM which will be standard considering the price range. The Matebook 13 having quad-core will be having a good multitasking ability which will be a serious upgrade than the MacBook Air which includes a dual-core processor.

Although providing the great performance the weight and thickness of the device matters a lot. The Matebook 13 comes with a 14.9mm thickness which company says is 6 percent thinner than the 2k18 MacBook Air which has 15.9mm thickness. Although the Matebook 13 is thinner than the MacBook Air, it weighs 2.82 pounds which is heavier than the 2.75 pounds MacBook Air.

The Matebook 13 has squeezed a lot of powerful chipsets in such a small device which they mention is due to Shark Fin 2.0 thermal setup which has the capability to handle 8,000 rpm without overheating the device. Huawei has provided dual fan system placing them between the CPU and GPU which enables to separate the heat and also accomplish 25 percent higher volume than a traditional fan. The company also says that cooling system uses an “intelligent filtering solution” which is claimed to manage performance and reduce the fan noise.

Huawei also praised the Shark Fin 2.0 setup for helping them to dedicate almost 50 percent of the laptops underhood space to embed massive 42Whr battery but it is bit smaller as compared to the 57Whr battery of Macbook Air. According to the Huawei’s claim, the low-end version, which is Core i5 Matebook 13, will last up to 10 hours while playing a 1080p video which will be great if it is able to hold on its words.

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Following the previous models of Matebooks, the Matebook 13 also comes with two USB-C ports and one headphone jack. But Huawei has included a dock which places in USB – A port, USB-C port, VGA and HDMI port as well. Webcams are important for the video conferences and to help with it, the Matebook 13 houses a one-megapixel camera into its bezel, which makes it at a better place as compared to Matebook X Pro which hid the webcam under one of the keys in the keyboard.

With a webcam you also need good speakers to make the video conferences lively and to do so, the Matebook 13 has two speakers docked into the keyboard with Dolby support giving out the crisp and clear sound.

Huawei also provides a 65W USB-C power adapter which can be used for fact charging the laptop. The Matebook 13 is claimed to provide 2.5 hours of “office work” which may include working with spreadsheets, emails, internet surfing etc. when charged for 15 minutes.

At last, if we list the highs of the device it will go as follows:

  • High performance with Whiskey Lake processor
  • Efficient design making is slim and light
  • High screen to body ratio
  • Affordable price

The Matebook 13 truly looks a well-built laptop to compete with Apple Macbook Air. The base version of Matebook 13 which includes Core i5 with 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM will be available in Silver color and will cost $999 and the higher end version with Core i7 with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics and 512GB SSD will start from $1,299. The Matebook 13 will be on sale from January 29 on Amazon and Newegg.

 

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WhatsApp will not work in this Old Phones.

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Whatsapp on Nokia S40

The Facebook-owned worlds most popular instant messaging app have announced that it will discontinue their support for certain Old Mobile phones and Operating Systems. Whatsapp support would end for certain mobile Operating Systems after 31st December 2018 (today).

Earlier Whatsapp have stopped there services on the smartphones like Nokia Symbian S60, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 OS. And Now there are stopping services for the Devices which runs on Nokia S40.

Last Year, Whatsapp had being stopped working on the Devices like BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS, Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Phone 8.0, Nokia S40, Android versions 2.3.7 and older, iPhone iOS 7 and older.

To recall, the Nokia S40 was one the most popular smart feature phone a few years back, but after acquisition by Microsoft the OS lost its existence.

The reason for not further supporting this OS was the Simple and straight answer from the Whatsapp team. “Tech Industry is going way fast and newer Smartphones are evolved and developed every year. And to make Whatsapp compliant for the Latest Devices, we need to modify new Feature and Old OS is not able to support our updates and so we are discontinuing support for this Devices”.


Also Read: Why Windows Phone Failed?

Some of the Devices of Nokia which are running on Nokia S40 OS are Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia 206, Nokia 208, Nokia 301, Nokia 515. So this all phones will not be able to use Whatsapp for Messaging there loved ones now onwards.

Nokia S40

The Support for these devices was supposed to be discontinued earlier from June this year, but Whatsapp extended till December, bringing some relief to Nokia S40 users. However, the devices running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and older version will be ending WhatsApp support after February 1, 2020.

Well, this would not affect a Massive number of people as Nokia S40 OS is extremely old, first unveiled in 1999, updated in 2005 and the latest mobile device that was Nokia 515 was unveiled in 2013. About 0.3 percent of the Android smartphones are running Android Gingerbread platform.

People who are affected with this notice may opt for the feature phones like JioPhone, JioPhone 2, Nokia 8110 4G, as they provide support for Whatsapp on KaiOS.

React your Thoughts in the Comment section Below and tell us, are you affected with this Decision from Whatsapp.

Stay Tunned with for more such interesting News and Facts around the World. 😊

 

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What is Flipkart?

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What is Flipkart?

Flipkart is India’s Amazon. It’s the country’s largest online retailer. In 2018 retail giant Walmart announced its intention to acquire a controlling stake in the company for $16 billion, making this the largest e-commerce acquisition, ever.

Flipkart was founded here in Bangalore in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, two Indian software engineers, that happen to share the same surname. They both worked for Amazon in the U.S. before returning to India to start their company.

Like Amazon, Flipkart began as an online bookstore. In its first full year of business, it delivered nearly three and half thousand shipments of books. Now its website has 10 million page visits a day and sells more than 80 different categories of goods, which includes everything from food processors to yoga mats.

This expansion has been supported by the company’s own digital ecosystem. In 2009 it founded Ekart, its in-house supply chain arm.

Ekart is now India’s largest logistics company delivering 10 million shipments a month for Flipkart, as well as independent brands and sellers. It also owns PhonePe, an app the company acquired in 2016, which helps facilitate electronic payments throughout the country. In addition, Flipkart’s purchase of two of India’s leading online fashion retailers, Myntra and Jabong ensured the company remained the leading player in India’s online retail industry.

Flipkart’s strong position in the market attracted $1.4 billion of investment in 2017 from the Indian e-commerce market as a whole is set to quadruple to $200 billion in the next eight years, and by 2034 it’s predicted to surpass the U.S. as the second largest e-commerce market in the world.

The predicted growth in e-commerce has increased competition between the big online retailers. Amazon has been taking on Flipkart in its own backyard. Both have been offering massive sales and discounts pegged to Indian festivals as they battle it out for more customers.

While Amazon’s size and profitable cloud computing service allows it to absorb these costs, Flipkart has suffered losses in its struggle to compete. However, the Flipkart Group as a whole still has the largest share of the market and remains the e-commerce leader in India.

Walmart’s online sales, however, account for just a little more than three and a half percent of its business in the U.S. Acquiring Flipkart gives them a considerable foothold in the sector. Yet when news of the deal broke, the American retailer’s shares tumbled four percent with investors concerned that the company had a long way to go before becoming profitable. The acquisition of a loss-making business also cut Walmart’s profits at the end of 2018 and its earnings outlook for 2019.

Walmart Acquiring Flipkart

Walmart Acquiring Flipkart | Image Courtesy: YourStory

The company also warned that e-commerce growth would be slower next year. For Flipkart, Walmart’s investment is seen by many as a major boost to the company’s logistical operations. It will also help it move into new areas like online groceries. Along with a strong food supply chain, Walmart’s financial support will also help Flipkart keep prices low in its battle with Amazon.

Several key investors have exited the company, including co-founder Sachin Bansal, and they leave with hefty profits. Venture capital firms Accel and Tiger Global invested when Flipkart was valued at just $50 million. They have now pocketed more than 400 times what they invested and still retain some shares.

Softbank is also a big beneficiary of the deal. Its Vision Fund invested $2.5 billion in 2017 and in just over 12 months the Japanese company sold its 20% stake for $4 billion.

Co-founder Binny Bansal had planned to stay on as the company’s chief executive but resigned after an internal investigation into serious personal misconduct following an accusation of sexual assault. He still owns 4.2% of the company and remains a director on the board. Amid the controversy Walmart increased its stake in the $20 billion company from 77 percent to 81.3 percent, offering another sign of its support of an online retail market that is still small by global standards.

The value and sale of Flipkart to a major corporation like Walmart will likely encourage investors to see India’s e-commerce market as an area of growth. Already the Indian startup Ola is competing fiercely with Uber in the taxi aggregation market and both have Softbank as a major shareholder.

As the world’s major tech companies focus more of their attention on India, Flipkart may be the first of many start-up success stories emerging from the growing e-commerce space.

So, do you think Flipkart has a chance against Amazon? Comment below to let us know.

Source: CNBC International
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