Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pocket Casts for Android gets a Download Manager and more.

With the year ending, Shifty Jelly, the developer of popular podcast app Pocket Casts, has issued "one last update" for Android. As usual, Shifty Jelly published a quite humorous change log:

Belief Agnostic Gift Giver GuyGal brings you:

- A Download Manager, for you know, managing your downloads.

- The option to automatically add new episodes to Up Next (check your podcast settings)

- Fixes, lots o'fixes.

Have you been naughty or nice? Does Agnostic Gift Giver GuyGal watch you when you're sleeping? Best not to overthink these things and enjoy the break!

Shifty Jelly gets the award of the best change log and the best podcast app. Happy Holidays.

Update Pocket Casts in Google Play Store here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Send 30-seconds videos with Viber for Android.

Viber for Android has been updated today with new features that, no doubt, will be useful for the holidays seasons. The first feature lets users send instant video messages with a tap and hold to capture 30-second videos. Simply release to send the videos. The update also feature a chat extension to find and share online content from your conversation screen: "Select the "@" icon, search for content and share directly fro the results with a single tap." The emoticons also get a new fresh look. Finally, the update adds support for larger group chats, with up to 250 people. Let me know if you ever have a chat with that much people.

The update is live in Google Play Store for download.

Gameloft brings new tournament to Asphalt 8: Airborne with tons of rewards.

I absolutely cannot afford any of the cars which are part of Asphalt 8: Airborne holidays package: BMW M2, Bentley (Isn't that a watch? :)) etc. I probably wouldn't be writing this post if I had any of these cars, and would probably be posting to Instagram a lot, Kardashian-like. 

It's difficult to find sleep on Christmas night, and this applies to all of us, not just kids. If you can't sleep, why not use that time doing something fun and driving luxury cars around the world. Gameloft the game maker for Android and the other Mobile OS platform, came up with some tournament for the holidays.

The Holiday Cup tournament started on December 18 and will last until December 25. Then you have the New Year's Eve Cup and the Countdown Cup. The tournament takes place in the Alps, Venice, Iceland, Rio. Drive your cars throughout the entire tournament to progress in the games and win rewards in the form of credits, tuning kits, tokens credit and, obviously, cars.

Check out the update in Google Play Store and Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Box for Android now lets you upload folders into your Box account.

We never have enough of storage, be it on our devices or in the Cloud. The latter being extremely useful after we've filled up our devices' on-board storage with pictures and videos and with the holidays season upon us, additional storage is more than welcome. In addition to whatever cloud storage you have, and if you haven't considered it yet, Box is also an alternate choice if you're looking for some free gigs of storage. 

Box has been updated to allow its users to upload folders to your new or existing Box account. Current users will need to update the app on their Android device to easily upload their pics. New users will also get to enjoy this new feature and also get 10 GB of free storage and a limit of 250 MB of files upload. A nice offer in my opinion.

Head over to Google Play Store to update or download Box for Android.

Share a personalized holiday message with Skype for Android.

The holidays season is almost upon us and I assume we're all looking for ways to share the festive mood with our loved ones. While there are dedicated sites to send our wishes with e-cards, we must not forget that we also have apps to do that and in most cases, apps that already installed on our phones. With that in mind, Skype for Android has been updated to allow you to send a video message to people you care from your phone at any time. 

In the update published this week, Skype added a snowflake themed holiday card to share a personalized messaged to your Skype contacts. Simply update from the store using the link at the bottom of this post. Then start Skype and you will see a new "+" button labeled "Holiday card". Tap on it and Skype will launch video with falling snowflakes. Record your video and share it with your loved ones. You can use both the front and back camera. A nice and easy way to wish your loved ones a happy holiday.

The update also lets you mention (@mention) your contacts and bots in a group chat. Microsoft also fixed a sign inn issue for users with multiple accounts.

Check out the update in Google Play Store and Happy Holidays.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Opera VPN for Android updated.

Not every VPN app require a paid subscription, so if you are searching for a good VPN solution for your Android device, Opera Free VPN is the app you need. It's free and will let you change your virtual location to enjoy more content. Opera Free VPN works very well, but not in every condition and I have Netflix in mind here. Other than letting you access websites and apps, Opera Free VPN is also a good ad blocker, but here again, some sites will know you're using a blocker and outright deny you access to their contents.

Opera free VPN has today been updated with two useful features. Check out the change log and head over to Google Play store to download:

  • You can now choose whether or not you want Opera VPN to turn on whenever you restart your Android device.
  • You now also have the ability to allow Opera VPN to be more persistent in remaining active (helps with Android versions where the Systems kills active VPN processes.