How to use Apple's iPhone X: tips, tricks and a quick guide to all new gestures and shortcuts

The new $1,000 iPhone X is real and it’s official, and… it comes with no home button.
This is the future: an edge-to-edge, nearly bezel-less design that features a prominent cutout at the top, and an iPhone that is operated by gestures more than ever before.

So… how do you use the button-less new iPhone X?

There are a few main gestures that you need to learn in order to get started using an iPhone X. All of them are very intuitive and easy to learn, so it should only take a few moments to get used …

Action Launcher 27 released with new weather widget, App Shortcuts improvements, more

More and more users are trying Android launchers to the point that it has become a trend. However, there are probably only a handful of launchers very popular among Android users, and Action Launcher is one of them.

Chris Lacy, the man behind Action Launcher has just released a brand new version of its app, which brings a couple of new features and improvements. If you already have the Android launcher installed, then you’ll want to know that the highlight of the most recent update is the new weather widget.

The new weather widget introduced in the latest update is still in alpha …

Tidy homescreens: do you use folders to store your app shortcuts? How many?

Nowadays, there are tons of apps on the app stores and they all do something awesome. From image editors, to music software, crazy camera modifiers, chats, social media apps, games, the list goes on and on. And with so much storage on our phones, it’s easy to get… really overboard with how much content we install!

Now, some phones don’t have the benefit of an app drawer (yeah, looking at you, iPhone, but also some black sheep Androids), and all of those apps splurge across a multitude of homescreens. Even if you have an app drawer, you might feel better to have most of them on a homescreen …

Nova Launcher getting Sesame Shortcuts integration in latest update

Nova Launcher is a one-man business app that gathered a lot of followers since its release in the Google Play Store. The Android launcher has a strong core of beta testers that get access to new features and improvements before they’re pushed to the general public.

That gives us the chance to talk about the next Nova Launcher update, which has just been released in the beta channel. These changes aren’t yet available to everyone, but if you’re a faithful Nova Launcher user, here is what’s you’ll get very soon.

Developer Kevin Barry recently published Nova …

SwiftKey gains GIF support, new keyboard shortcuts, more languages in newest update

After testing a couple of new features through its beta channel, SwiftKey announced a new update is available for Android users of its keyboard app. Aside from the usual list of new languages supported by SwiftKey, the developers confirmed the addition of new functionalities.

First off, SwitfKey for Android now supports GIFs, but only in categories. All GIFs can be accessed from the emoji panel in case you plan on using any. Then, there are new keyboard shortcuts for Bluetooth and hard keyboards.

The new update adds support for Tamlish and Tamil transliteration. Also, transliteration …

Arrow Launcher 3.4 released with option to create app shortcuts, new Notes card

Arrow Launcher is getting yet another important update that adds new features and improvements. If you’ve been following our latest news about Microsoft’s Android launcher, then you might find the list of changes quite familiar.

About a month ago, the beta version of Arrow Launcher received similar improvements with the promise they will be made available to a wider audience if no serious issues appear during beta testing.

Among the many new features added in version 3.4, it’s worth pointing out the ability to create app shortcuts. Also, Arrow Launcher …

BlackBerry KEYone's keyboard shortcuts get showcased in official video

Announced back in February, the BlackBerry KEYone is supposed to be hitting shelves starting this month, at least in some regions (while in others, like Europe, it could arrive in May).

While waiting for BlackBerry Mobile to share official details about the release of the KEYone, you may want to check out a video that showcases one of the smartphone’s important features: keyboard shortcuts. Similar to the (now old) BlackBerry Priv, the KEYone lets you assign shortcuts for each of its 26 hardware keys. As you can see in the video embedded below, you can actually assign up to 52 shortcuts, …

OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for OnePlus 3 and 3T brings new launcher, support for Android 7.1.1 shortcuts

OnePlus relentlessly pushes new software updates to its high-end smartphones, the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The newest one targets users who opted for the Open Beta ring and wish to try out new features and improvements before they are delivered to the general public.

According to OnePlus, the 4th Open Beta build brings many new features that many OnePlus 3 and 3T owners didn’t expect to come so soon. For example, the Chinese company added a brand new launcher, as well as support for shortcuts on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The app drawer and UI for launcher settings …

Google Shortcuts gives you one tap access from your home screen to the information you want

Information has become the new oxygen; we can’t live without it. All of us crave the latest info, and our smartphones play right into that desire. Apps, notifications and virtual personal assistants are just the tip of the information iceberg. And we shouldn’t forget that delivery speed is important, too. The faster we receive information, the faster we can process it, act on it, and get ready for the next bit of news. To help with the latter, Google Shortcuts has launched starting today in the U.S.

Available with the Google app on Android and iOS, and on the mobile web at, …

Plex for Android updated with app shortcuts and a bucketload of fixes

The newest update for one of the popular media organizers for mobile devices, Plex, adds a couple of new features and addresses lots of issues. Developer Plex announced the update is pushed in stages, so some of these new features may take a day or two before they become available on Android devices.

If you’re using Plex for Android, you’ll be pleased to know the application now features support for “Original” quality when syncing music. Also, the developers have added the option to disable discovery feature of AirPlay players on the network.

As the title says, those who own Android …