Download this: Slopes app makes ski tracking even better


This week, Apple gave skiers and snowboarders a bunch of new reasons to get a new Apple Watch.

The company finally delivered the long awaited Apple Watch update that adds new workout-tracking features designed specifically for skiing and snowboarding. And with the update, Slopes, already one of the very best ski tracking apps out there, just became an even more essential tool to bring to the mountain with you.

The iPhone app lets you track your runs in meticulous detail throughout the day. Start recording when you first get to the mountain, and the app tracks every stat you could possibly want, from your altitude and speed at any given moment to how much time you spend on each run and lift. Read more…

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Google expands YouTube offline video download support to 125 countries

Google silently made the ability to download YouTube videos for offline view available in more countries than we had expected. Although the roll-out started last month, the option to download YouTube videos didn’t appear in more than several countries.

In the meantime, the search giant updated the app’s support page with the full list of countries where this specific feature is supported. According to this list, there are no less than 125 countries where it’s possible to download YouTube videos for offline views.

In order to benefit from the new feature, you can now use the dedicated …

Download this: Microsoft's new app makes photo transfers much easier


If you use a PC, then you know that transferring files between your phone and your computer can be a huge pain. Well, Microsoft finally has a solution.

A new app called Photos Companion lets you move photos between your phone and PC using a wireless connection. Think of it as a bit like Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s AirDrop, except it works with both iOS and Android devices. 

Get started by scanning a QR code from the Photos app in Windows 10 — this links your phone and PC, provided they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network. After you scan the code, you’ll be able to transfer your photos to your computer. Read more…

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The official Carnival Theme for Sony Xperia smartphones now up for download

If you’re an Xperia smartphone (or tablet) user, Sony Mobile has another surprise for you. In celebration of the Rio Janeiro Carnival happening in Brazil as we speak, the Japanese handset maker released a new Xperia Theme for the event.

Dubbed Xperia Carnival Theme, the asset is now available for download from Google Play Store. It requires Android 5.0 and above, as well as an Xperia device as well (obviously). You’ll notice that many of the visual aspects of your Xperia handset will change once you install the theme, including the lockscreen, status bar, folder icon, action bar and wallpaper.

On …

Download this: YouTube Go is here to save your data plan


YouTube doesn’t have to be a data hog.

At least, not if you’re using YouTube Go, the company’s data-saving version alternative for video streaming. First released in India in 2016, the Android app has now expanded to 130 countries.

YouTube Go is designed to give users more control over how and when their data is used. The app lets you preview a video before you commit to watching the whole clip. If you do want to watch a full video, you can choose how much data you want to use at any given time. You can also download clips you want to save for later. Read more…

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Nokia 8 will soon get Android 8.1 Oreo, beta update now available for download

In a surprising move, HMD Global announced that its flagship, Nokia 8 will be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo very soon. For the time being, owners of the smartphone can download the first Android 8.1 Oreo beta build released by HMD and send their feedback to help make the update bug-free.

Those who want to try Android 8.1 Oreo before the Finnish company releases the stable version can join the Beta Labs Program, which does not seem to have a limited number of spots. HMD Global’s Chief Product Offices, Juho Sarvikas, confirmed Android 8.1 Oreo beta will bring a host of new features to the Nokia …

You can now download Star Wars: The Last Jedi wallpapers from the special edition OnePlus 5T

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to make its US premiere tomorrow, and if you want to get yourself themed up and in the mood for the newest Star Wars movie, these Star Wars-themed wallpapers for the special edition 5T that was launched in India will definitely help.
The wallpapers were extracted from a system update for the regular OnePlus 5T by XDA Developers member Quinny899, and look stunning. Originally, these wallpapers are created for the special edition, Star Wars-themed OnePlus 5T. The handset has a white back and a black front, and …

Essential Phone may have sold 50,000 units according to camera app download numbers

Back in late September, we reported about a research firm that claimed Essential Phone only sold 5,000 units in the United States. Fast forward six weeks and it looks like that number increased by ten times.

Apparently, Essential Phone may have sold around 50,000 units since its release, a much better number than the amount mentioned in September. The information is based on the number of downloads of Essential’s Camera app from the Google Play Store, so it surely isn’t 100% accurate.

In case you’re wondering how did Essential manage to boost sales of its smartphone in such a short …

Google's Files Go are now out of beta, download it here

Interestingly enough, Google did not have a dedicated file manager for Android up until a few weeks ago, when we heard of Files Go, a new app that is designed to be used as a files hub for Android devices, but mostly intended for the new lightweight Android Go edition of the OS. At first, it was an unreleased beta, but with the release of the latter to developers and manufacturers earlier today, Files Go also escaped its “beta” constraints and is now available for just about everyone on the Play Store.
Files Go hasn’t scored any new groundbreaking feature …

YouTube Go is out of beta and available for download in the Google Play Store

Google has been working on a lightweight version of its YouTube app for mobile devices for quite a long time. However, the so-called YouTube Go was available in beta form and those interested could test it out while helping Google make a better app out of it.

Today, the final version of YouTube Go was published in the Google Play Store so that everyone can give it a go. There’s a catch though, as the app doesn’t seem to be available in all territories, which isn’t surprising since the reason of its existence is to give users in select countries the option to save …