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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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