Thursday, August 25, 2016

SofaScore for Android updated with filter by goals scored and conceded.

Last weekend, Liverpool, my favorite Premier League team took an expected 2-0 defeat at newly promoted Burnley. A damning performance considering the 4-3 win against Arsenal the week before in the opening game of the league. Liverpool has a trend of performing well against the league's top teams and very often to lose easy games. However, I doubt they will be able to reiterate their first game performance against Tottenham this weekend. We'll see.

In its two first games, Liverpool has scored four goals and took in 5. I know this thanks to the new update for SofaScore, my favorite live scoring app. Version 5.25 of the app brings goal filtering scored or conceded home or during away games. The developer also added info about players transfer for teams with latest arrivals and departures. 

The update is available for download in Google Play store. SofaScore is a free app that is compatible with Android Wear.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Evernote explains how the Basic accounts two-devices limit works.

This year Evernote changed its subscription plan and caused some confusion for those who chose to subscribe to the free basic offering. Evernote stated that Basic users can access Evernote on two devices only, prompting long time users to validly ask how devices are actually counted. And Evernote kindly obliged by sending out a short explanatory email to its subscribers.

Evernote made it clear that the app can be installed on as many devices users own. However, Basic subscribers can only access the note-taking service on any two devices at a time. If a user is already logged on two devices and wants to launch Evernote on a third one, the user will first have to logoff on one of the previously logged on devices. If that is too cumbersome, users can always access Evernote Web on any device with an internet connection.

Download Evernote for your devices: Apple Store | Google Play Store | Windows Store

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Google releases its video calling app Duo to the world.

Announced and demoed during its developer conference, Google finally made its Duo video calling app available to the public yesterday. The app is being gradually released and thus is not immediately available for all to download - It is still not available in Mauritius yet.

Google is presenting Duo as the simplest to use video calling app. The app is launched on Android and iOS: "Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience." Duo aims to make 1-to-1 video calling as natural as regular calls with all what is needed is a phone number.

Duo will use both data and/or Wi-Fi to handle calls without dropping calls. Should the network be choppy, Duo will adjust to that too by reducing video resolution. Google wants to make sure users enjoy the best video calling experience. Google also introduces a 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."

If you're concerned about security and privacy, Google has you covered. Duo supports end-to-end encryption.

Google Duo is available for download in the Play Store. However, if it still shows as coming soon, hit that register button to get notified when it becomes available.

Source: Google

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Microsoft makes Arrow Launcher "Apps" page fully customizable on Android.

If you joined the Arrow Launcher beta program, you should check out the update that Microsoft posted in the Play Store. They made the launcher's home page fully customizable based on popular demand. Users will be able to put whatever apps and widgets they want on the Apps page. The double tap screen to lock is also back.

Microsoft also added Bing search, which is accessible with a swipe up on the dock and the Bing search box will appear at the top.

Collage feature. Hold down on any photos to hide, annotate or share. Microsoft also added live wallpaper support.

Again, these features are available in the beta version of Arrow Launcher, but it should take long before they make their way to the official app. Check it out in the Google Play store.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Apple Music for Android drops beta moniker.

Just a quick note about Apple Music app for Android that has dropped its beta moniker yesterday and thanking users for their feedback. The app already has over 5 million downloads in the Play Store. This update includes an equalizer settings and "a variety of performance, playback, and stability improvements."

Apple offers three memberships subscription you can choose from:

Individual Membership
For $9.99 per month > For less than the price of most albums, you get access to the full Apple Music library, expert recommendations, our take on the best music and on-demand radio stations.

Family Membership
For $14.99 per month > The whole world of music for the whole family. Up to six people can enjoy unlimited access to Apple Music on their devices.

Student Membership
For $4.99 per month > Get the complete Apple Music experience with personalized recommendations, the best new music, and more at a price designed for students.

Get the update from Google Play store for free.

Google improves file previewing of Microsoft Office, PDF and images file in Google Drive on web.

Like most cloud storage apps, there is a feature in Google Drive for previewing several file types within the app and today Google has improved this feature in Google Drive on the web. The preview feature supports Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat or photo editors available in Gmail, Inbox and Google Drive.  Its very useful if you do not have these files installed on your device.

Here's what is improved:

  • Cleaner interface: Buttons and toolbars stay out of the way when you’re not using them.
  • Spreadsheet zooming support: If you preview spreadsheet files in Drive, you can now zoom in and out to inspect specific cells. This complements earlier launched improvements where we added support for frozen rows and columns, and the ability to switch between sheets.
  • Simpler zooming for document files: Zoom buttons are now easier to find and make images and documents larger than you could before.

    The new features will be rolling out in the next 2 or 3 days.

    Source: Google