would list the Google Pixel Launcher if it were available for more than a handful of devices. Here are some more fun app lists to further customize your phone!10 best icon packs for Android (by developer)10 best sources for HD Android wallpapers and QHD Android wallpapers Action LauncherPrice: Free / $4.99+DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYAction Launcher has long been a favorite Android launcher of our readers. It comes with a stock Android feel. However, there are some extra features over top that add some uniqueness. Quicktheme lets you customize the colors of your UI based on your wallpaper. Shutters lets you check out an app's widget without actually setting one on the home screen. It even has theming and customization elements to make your phone feel more like Android Oreo. There is also icon pack support, frequent updates, and a lot more. There's a lot to like about this one. Even the app drawer is configurable.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY ADW Launcher 2Price: Free / $3.49DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE … [Read more...] about 15 best Android launcher apps of 2018!
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Microsoft's Android home screen replacement is an interesting beast. It's a well-rounded launcher that seems to be ever-evolving with new features and integrations, much like Microsoft's other mobile offerings. The latest update for Microsoft Launcher on Android introduces a number of improvements, among which changes in the Family Card, as well as full Android O support.But perhaps the most interesting new feature in Microsoft Launcher v4.1.2 is icon gestures. What these do, basically, is to allow users to perform customizable actions when swiping up on an icon on the home screen. Nova Launcher and Action Launcher users will be familiar with this feature, as it is quite a nifty trick, especially for power users.To create a custom action, long-press an icon on the home screen, tap the edit icon (a pencil in the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up menu), and then select "Swipe action." You can select between different Microsoft Launcher actions, such as Cortana, App drawer, and … [Read more...] about Microsoft Launcher gets icon swipe gestures in latest update
Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting a small batch of new features to check out this week with the app's latest update. Rolling out now, the update adds new custom gesture controls for app icons and folders, updates to the relatively new family card, and more. The most notable addition is that of custom gesture controls for apps. To get started with them, you can tap and hold on an icon or folder as if you were going to edit it. From there, you can select an option to add an action to take when swiping up from the icon. Once set, you'll be able to use the swipe gesture on that icon to take the action you set. There are also some smaller tweaks tagging along here, including general UI and animation adjustments and full support for Android O. Here's a look at all of what's new: Folder and app icon gestures (swipe to open or click to launch). Choose how to use the last row of expanded dock: Apps, pinned contacts, folders, search bar or widgets; Parents can enable web filtering … [Read more...] about Microsoft Launcher beta gets new icon gestures and family controls
At the end of last year, we shared our massive list of the 100 Best Android Apps of 2016. It’s hard to believe this year is already coming to a close. As 2016 says it’s farewell, we have updated the list for 2017. If you’re the kind of person who always get asked for smartphone and computer help, you’ve likely been asked the exhausting question: “what are the best apps?” Now you can just give them a link. This massive list is the one-stop guide for anything and everything you can do with an Android device. We guarantee you will find some great apps. Communication At the most basic level, phones were created for communication. Many things have changed about phones over the years, but communication is still one of the most important things they do. The right apps make communication even easier. There are dozens of great apps for group messaging in the Play Store. The problem is you have to get all the people in your group to use the same … [Read more...] about 100 Best Android Apps of 2017
HAS-BEEN SMARTPHONE MAKER BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit in the direction of Facebook, claiming the firm infringes on patents related to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). The lawsuit, filed by TCL on behalf of BlackBerry at the Los Angeles US District Court, accuses Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp of basing their messaging tools on technology ripped off from BBM. In a statement given to Reuters, BlackBerry says that it's turned to legal action after "several years" of unsuccessful dialogue with the social media giant. Facebook and its subsidiaries "created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry's innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality-enhancing features that made BlackBerry's products such a critical and commercial success in the first place," BlackBerry's contends. The Canadian firm claims that Facebook has stamped on seven of its patents in total, all of which helped … [Read more...] about BlackBerry lawsuit alleges Facebook ripped-off BBM tech in messaging apps