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3 months ago

Opera Mini review

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Compressing your incoming data isn't without consequence but Opera Mini can save you a bundle of it.

In a world where many of us take for granted high limit or unlimited mobile data plans, it's easy to forget that it's not the same for everyone the world over. Truth is, metered plans are more common that truly unlimited ones. And that can mean being frugal with your data in places.

When it comes to saving data, Opera is a name right at the forefront. We've previously looked at Opera Max, an all encompassing solution, but now it's time to focus on web browsing. You might not need to compress all your data, but if you spend a lot of time browsing the web on your smartphone then Opera Mini is something you should look at.

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3 months ago

Audible will stop working with Sonos next week, support to return in future

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Sonos has begun alerting users that a software update that will be pushed out next week will break support for listening to Audible audiobooks on their Sonos systems.

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3 months ago

Pinterest starts rolling out buyable pins on Android

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Pinterest announced today that it has started rolling out buyable pins on Android, following up on their iOS launch earlier this year.

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3 months ago

Fallout C.H.A.T. turns your smartphone into a post-apocalyptic messaging device

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Fallout 4 is coming out for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 10, and its publisher Bethesda Softworks is helping to promote it with the release of Fallout C.H.A.T. It's a free app that basically turns your smartphone into a communications device straight out of the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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3 months ago

Pushbullet adds Direct Share support and new permission controls for Marshmallow users

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Pushbullet, the popular files transfer app, has updated its Android client with support for several new Marshmallow features. The app now utilizes the new runtime permissions, meaning you can selectively grant or deny access to various requests from it.

Additionally, Pushbullet has added Direct Share support, and reduced the size of the APK by 25 percent.

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3 months ago

Twitter replaces favorites with likes, changes icon from star to heart

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Twitter has changed the way things work, switching from favorites to likes and changing the shape from a star to a heart. The company states that a heart is a more universal symbol, one that is recognized and resonates across various languages, cultures and time zones.

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3 months ago

Smart Reply in Inbox by Gmail will help you compose responses with ease

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Replying to email can be a cumbersome task, and Google wants to once again make it easier with Smart Reply. The new feature will be making its way to Inbox by Gmail, and it aims to reduce the amount of time spent composing replies. Smart Reply will suggest various responses to your emails, reducing the amount of time you need to spend typing the words.

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3 months ago

Open Whisper Systems finally launches secure messaging app Signal for Android

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Open Whisper Systems, the team behind the likes of Redphone and TextSecure, has released a new secure messaging app for Android. Called Signal, the app has finally made the jump to Android after being available for iOS for a number of months. Should you be a fan of the older apps aforementioned, you'll enjoy Signal, which is essentially a combination of the two.

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3 months ago

Opera browsers for Android get video compression, installable web apps and more

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Popular browser provider, Opera, is today officially launching a bunch of new features for its Android offerings.

Alongside some new company branding, both Opera and Opera Mini for Android are seeing some tasty new additions that have been in beta for a little while now. Opera is getting installable web apps and video compression while Opera Mini is getting a new tabbed browsing experience.

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3 months ago

How to take advantage of the new App Permissions in Marshmallow

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Marshmallow brought a number of new shifts for Android users, but one of the biggest applause lines was given to the overhaul of app permissions. Before Marshmallow, you had only one way to deny an app a permission it asked for: don't install it. In Marshmallow, you can install an app and allow or deny permissions on a per-app basis. This means that if you don't think this game deserves access to your contacts list, you can deny it access to the contacts list.

And changing an app's approved permissions is really easy, but there is a small hurdle you may have to overcome.

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3 months ago

AC editor's apps of the week: Custom Quick Settings, True Skate, Wunderlist and more

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Our weekly app picks

It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

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3 months ago

How cool are HyperLapses on the HTC One A9? This cool

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Hyperlapses aren't exactly a new phenomenon. Instagram's been doing this for a while on its iPhone-exclusive app, and Microsoft finally opened up its Hyperlapse app for all Android users this summer.

However, with the HTC One A9, it is the first time that HyperLapse has been pre-packaged in a smartphone's stock camera app. HTC has not only made its TimeLapse function, well, functional, it has made it cool.

How cool? This cool.

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3 months ago

Who's Down is Google's invite-only app for meeting up with friends

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Every once in a while, Google pops a new and interesting niche app out onto Google Play with nary a word, and a new app called Who's Down is the latest.

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3 months ago

Amazon Echo picks up some new skills and gets into the Halloween spirit

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The Amazon Echo just keeps getting better by the week, with this week's update adding a couple of new skills and getting Alexa primed for the Halloween season.

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3 months ago

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact get 'Stagefright' fix

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A new update is rolling out for the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact. The update appears to offer a fix for the "Stagefright" exploit. The update pushes the software for the phones to build number 32.0.A.6.152.

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