Ranjith Voruganti

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The Shelf is like a Desktop for iOS 11

You know how on your Mac you always drag stuff to the desktop as a kind of temporary holding spot? You might be gathering together some photos, or just keeping a PDF until you work out where to put it, or until you have emailed it and can delete the original. That kind of thing isn’t possible in …

How to make sure your snap gets featured on a Live Story

Snapchat creates Live Stories during big events happening around the world. And you've probably seen the daily live stories in big cities you've …

Apps

Iranian apps go dark as Apple complies with new sanctions

New U.S. sanctions are forcing Apple to remove several popular Iranian apps from its App Stores, despite Apple not having a formal presence in the …

Apps

Google Assistant app now available on iPhones in Europe

If you've been hankering for a chance to play with Google Assistant but don't own an Android phone, Google Home or hate the Allo messaging app, we have good news: Google announced today that the standalone Assistant app has begun rolling out for iOS in the UK, Germany and France, following its US …

Google Assistant

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Android Apps Weekly!

Welcome to the 206th Android Apps Weekly! Here are the the headlines from the last week:<p>Android Oreo will get non-root theming. A third party app called Substratum will include the feature. There are some caveats. You have to use a computer to make it work. It also breaks a bit of basic …

How to Sideload Apps on iPhone and iPad Using Cydia Impactor

On your computer, browse and open iOS Ninja’s IPA library. Then find and download the app that you want.<p>Download Cydia Impactor on your computer. It …

Silicon Valley's gossip app is all over the place on the 'Google Manifesto'

Twitter was buzzing this weekend over the so-called "Google Manifesto," a 10-page document that opposed diversity initiatives and was written by a …

Silicon Valley

Netflix is down for many users... so just chill [Update: It's back]

Chill. It is not just you: Netflix is down for numerous users around the globe.<p>A large bulk of users are checking in to Down Detector to report that the popular video streaming service is currently experiencing server downtime – which means you might have to postpone your “chilling” for …

Apple Rumored to Acquire $1 Billion 'Bollywood' Content Empire

Apple could be on the cusp of closing a lucrative, $1 billion acquisition under the terms of which it would obtain access to the vast film and music …

The most important numbers in Apple’s earnings this quarter won’t be iPhone sales

“Hey Siri, when does the new iPhone come out?”<p>Apple will report its third-quarter earnings today (the company ends its fiscal year in September), and while it certainly generated billions of dollars in revenue and profit, it’s probably going to be a relatively fallow quarter—by Apple’s standards at …

Headphones

Google launches Trusted Contacts location-sharing app on iOS

Google has launched its Trusted Contacts location-sharing app for iOS devices, seven moths after the feature first arrived on Android.<p>With Trusted Contacts installed, users can designate any of their contacts as “trusted,” which means those individuals will be able to see their activity status …

Google's Trusted Contacts now lets iOS users keep tabs on each other

Following its launch on Android last December, Google’s Trusted Contacts app has now arrived for iOS. It lets you share your location with others so they know exactly where you are while you’re getting home from a night out or trekking in the woods.<p>You can add any of your existing contacts to begin …

A smartphone user's guide to staying focused throughout the day

"Get off Instagram and stay off Twitter" has become my mantra as I work in silence at home, with every distraction at my whim and no one around to …

You Can Link Your Sarahah Account On Snapchat. Here's How

Sarahah is the latest anonymous messaging app to blow up on the App Store’s download charts. And a lot of users are interested in how they can link …

WhatsApp announces over 1 billion daily active users & other stats

Popular messaging app WhatsApp announced today that it has reached one billion daily active users as the company also shared some other stats on how the service is being used. The one billion active daily users is up from the one billion monthly actives it announced last year, and monthly users too …

Streaks 3 Review

Streaks helps you set personal goals and stick to them using a combination of reminders and tracking. One of the hallmarks of the app, and what undoubtedly won it an Apple Design Award in 2016, is its obsessive attention to ease-of-use. By the very nature of its mission, Streaks is an app in which …

Apps

How to share documents from the Files app in iOS 11

We’ve been able to share and collaborate on iWork documents for a while, but in iOS 11 (and macOS High Sierra) you’ll be able to collaborate on any document, just by sharing it through iCloud Drive. To begin with, this will only work with Apple’s own apps, but third-party developers may add …

Tidal's redesigned apps now look more like Spotify and Apple Music

Tidal has launched version 2.0 of its mobile app, featuring a streamlined design and a new layout. The streaming service has refreshed the homepage, which now shows more music from different genres as you scroll, instead of just the new and top tracks and albums as it did before.<p>Navigation has …

Google Play Music for iPhone now works with Apple CarPlay

Google Play Music for iOS now works with Apple’s CarPlay feature when used with compatible car systems. CarPlay support lets Google Play Music users safely control music playback from the built-in car display using a streamlined interface.<p>Google Play Music for CarPlay is organized by four main …

The 5 Best Apps for Sketching on an iPad Pro

Pointing and clicking is a lousy interface for sketching. That's why Apple made the iPad Pro. It's meant to be an all-in-one artist's toolbox that …

Stop quitting apps on your iPhone and iPad ... it's making things worse

Somewhere along the way, someone told you to force quit apps on your iPhone and iPad to improve performance and save battery life.<p>Stop doing …

Uber now lets riders in India ditch cards and pay via UPI

Since last August, India has been championing its Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a simplified system that lets people pay for purchases and transfer money instantly via mobile across banks. And now, Uber’s taking advantage of it by allowing users to pay for rides using UPI.<p>That’s huge, because …

New WhatsApp beta update reveals picture-in-picture mode for video calls on Android O 8.0

Now that VoIP and video calls are now fully functional on both iOS and Android. The software development team at Facebook-owned WhatsApp has now …

Google's safeguard against rogue Android apps is now available

Google is acting on its promise to further guard your Android phone against rogue apps. The company tells us that it's rolling out its Play Protect home screen to every Android device running Google Mobile Services 11 or newer. If you see it (it's in in the Google section of your settings, under …

Apps

Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super-accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360-degree photos and 3D …

Virtual Reality

This app will correct your grammar and spelling as you go

The internet may have made our written communications more casual, but it's safe to say that spelling and grammar still matter. A well-written text …

Language Learning

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Summer is in full swing, and so are killer iPhone and iPad app sales on Apple’s iOS App Store. We dug through all of Monday’s deals and fished out …

Facebook's lite version of Messenger lands in India, and it's time to switch

Facebook launched Messenger Lite, a streamlined version of its messaging service for people on slower connections, about nine months ago. It’s since become available in more than 100 countries, and has just arrived in India today.<p>It’s basically Messenger without a bunch of (mostly) unnecessary …

Apps

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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

There are still a few freebies in yesterday’s post on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, so you can still snag them if you hurry. We’ve got …