Microsoft Launcher update adds lots of new features, here is what to expect

Microsoft’s popular Android launcher has just received a new update that brings many new features meant to enhance user experience. Microsoft Launcher v4.5 has a couple of improvements aimed at devices running Android Oreo, but most of the new features can be used on any compatible smartphone.

First off, the update adds the option to adjust icon size in the app drawer, dock, and home screen. Also, you can now let people attending a meeting know that you’re going to be late via the calendar card.

Furthermore, if you’re using Microsoft Intune, you will now …


OnePlus 3 and 3T getting lots of improvements with OxygenOS Open Beta 28 and 19

After rolling out OxygenOS 5.0-based on Android Oreo update last week, OnePlus is now releasing the first open beta build for OnePlus 3 and 3T. The updates are identical in terms of changes, at least according to OnePlus.

Most of the changes are aimed at the core of the software that comes pre-installed on these phones, but there are a few for Launcher, Gallery, and Contacts as well. Also, there’s at least one known issue that will hopefully be patched in the next update. You can find below the full changelog of OxygenOS Open Beta 28 and 19, depending on what smartphone …

SwiftKey keyboard app gets Outlook email predictions on Android, lots of new languages

If you’ve been using Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard app for at least several months, then you know the developers are adding new features and improvements very often. On the other hand, if you’re a relatively new user, you should trust us when we say SwiftKey is getting better and better with each update.

Although the last update released by the team behind SwiftKey is not necessarily a major one, it brings a very important improvement related to Microsoft’s Outlook email app. Starting with this version of SwiftKey for Android, the keyboard app will offer users personalized …

OnePlus 3 and 3T getting new OxygenOS Open Beta update, lots of changes incoming

Despite the fact that media headlines are focused on the new OnePlus 5T, the Chinese company had a few other aces up its sleeve. The release of a new OxygenOS update for OnePlus 3 and 3T can be considered one since it comes with many changes meant to improve overall user experience.

Owners of the OnePlus 3T enrolled in the beta program should look for Open Beta 18, while OnePlus 3 beta testers will receive Open Beta 27. Although they are numbered differently, the updates include the same changes.

New UI for Do Not Disturb (We’ve made the Do Not Disturb setting …

Google Contacts for Android update adds lots of changes to view and suggestions

Google has just announced new features for its Contacts app for Android devices. A major update was recently released in the Play Store as Google Contacts 2.2, so make sure you get it if you want to benefit from all these improvements.

But let’s start with the most obvious changes that you’ll see at first glance. First off, the large photos have been brought back, although Google dropped them a few iterations ago. Following user feedback, Contacts will now display a larger, more vibrant contact photo.

Furthermore, action buttons under the photo will now make …

Google Camera v4.4 rolling out for Pixel, Nexus, Android One devices: Lots of improvements

Google has just released the latest version of Google Camera, namely version 4.4, to the Play Store meaning that all users of compliant Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices should be receiving the update shortly. The latest update to the app for all users boasts the novelties that were introduced alongside Dev Preview 3 of the Android O beta. 
After the new update, you will be able to switch between video and still image modes more easily than before – instead of swiping up or down on viewfinder, update 4.4 adds a button beside the shutter button that …

Chrome 60 beta for Android brings new search widget, lots of API improvements

The newest stable version of Chrome for Android dropped in the Google Play last week, so it makes sense for Google to start working on the next iteration.

Chrome 60 is now available for download in the beta channel and brings lots of new features and improvements into the mix. The most important seems to be the addition of a new search widget that includes a shortcut allowing users to search Chrome using their voice.

Google has also improved the way the browser loads fonts on different websites. Usually, Chrome delays rendering text until the used font is available, which means that …

iOS 11 is announced with improvements to Siri, Apple Pay, Photos and lots more

We can’t always predict what Apple’s next big announcement is going to bring, but this one we saw coming. At WWDC 2017, the company announced iOS 11 – the latest major update to its mobile operating system. That’s the software powering the millions of iPhones and iPads worldwide, and its newest iteration adds numerous key improvements which we’ll cover in detail in the paragraphs below.

First up – Messages. As this is the most popular native iOS application, it makes perfect sense for Apple to make it even better. And improvements come in the form of …

BBM Enterprise is getting video calling support and lots of other new features

BBM Enterprise, the application aimed at businesses, has just received a major update that adds a plethora of new features and improvements. BlackBerry announced the update will only make it to Android and BlackBerry 10 devices, but the iOS version of the app will receive it soon, too.

The highlights of the latest version of BBM Enterprise include video calling, which is now possible between BlackBerry 10 and Android/iOS contacts. Also, the BBM Protected app on BlackBerry 10 devices has been renamed BBM Enterprise.

Furthermore, there have been a lot of group …

New HydrogenOS beta update for OnePlus 3 and 3T repairs lots of issues

The OnePlus 3 and 3T are the only smartphones that the Chinese company keeps updating in the last couple of months. Either you’re running HydrogenOS or OxygenOS, the updates are coming almost on a monthly basis on both devices.

The latest update is aimed at Chinese customers running HydrogenOS on their OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones. The newest beta version of the ROM is all about fixing issues, and the changelog is similar in both cases.

If you’ve been following the long string the beta updates released by OnePlus, then you might want to know this is …