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Finally, Google has released the first beta version of Android Q, giving an early glimpse of what would be coming in its next mobile operating system.

The update comes with some notable improvements like native support for foldable phones and can be downloaded on any Pixel phone, including the original ones.

Here's a complete list of incoming features and a guide to install the update.

Android Q beta now available to download

Now, Pixel owners can try Android Q beta: Here's how

Now, Pixel owners can try Android Q beta: Here's how
Now, Pixel owners can try Android Q beta: Here's how

What you will be getting in first Android Q beta

Typically, Google's first Android beta comes as a developer-targeted preview focusing more on under-the-hood changes rather than bigger capabilities.

However, for Android Q, the search giant is offering some notable changes, including a new privacy setting allowing users to change location access for different apps.

Using this option, you'll be able to ensure that an app gets your location only when it's being used.

Plus, there are more controls for file access

Along with location control, Google is also offering enhanced controls to limit and keep tabs on how much access apps will have to your photos, videos, or downloads.

Native support for foldables

Another big change in the first beta of Android Q is native support for foldables, just as Google promised.

With the latest iteration, developers would be able to test how apps would appear/work in different foldable phone modes - using an improved Android Emulator.

The update also offers capabilities to resize apps in split-screen mode and to manage their background behavior.

New settings panel, Wi-Fi modes

Among other things, Google is also introducing new Wi-Fi modes and a quick access setting panel in Android Q.

The former will let users switch to a low latency mode aimed at improving video calls and gaming experiences.

Meanwhile, the latter will pop-up within apps, giving users instant access to settings needed for the program to work (like Wi-Fi and mobile data in Chrome).

Photo and Video improvements in Android Q

For those look for multimedia upgrades, Android Q will come with a feature called Dynamic Depth.

The capability will allow apps to use depth map data - background and foreground details of a photo - and produce a range of blurs and bokeh effects for portrait shots.

Notably, the OS will also support AV1 video codec for high-resolution video streaming with minimal data consumption.

How to install Android Q Beta 1

Any Pixel phone user can try the latest Android version, but it should be noted that this is an unfinished build and might be unstable.

Now, if you are willing to take the risk, back up all the data on your device and enroll for Google's Android beta program.

Once that's done, you'll get an OTA update notification to download the Android Q beta.

1. Google releases Android Q Beta 1 for all Pixels – here’s what we know so far
2. Android Q developer beta is available now on all Pixel devices
3. Android Q Improved privacy controls, support for foldable screens, and more

Support for foldable phones

Foldable phones are the big theme in mobile design this year, and Google is ready for it. The company has made changes to the way Android handles split-screen applications to improve their usability on folding devices. Google also says it plans to integrate support for folding displays in the Android Emulator for developers soon.

Basic theme engine

Google doesn’t mention it in its official blog post, but Android Police spotted for some theming options in Android Q’s developer settings. You can pick between different accent colors, headline and body fonts, and icon shapes. Among the accent colors there’s blue (the default), black, green, and purple.

There’s no guarantee these will make it into the final build of Android Q, mind you – Google teased a dark mode in previous versions of Android, only to pull them in the final release – but a man can dream.

Location sharing only when you want it

Why should an app require access to your location even if you’re not actively using it? It’s understandable for things like navigation apps, but for your delivery app of choice, not so much. Android Q allows you to fine-tune control over location sharing; when an app asks for your location data, you can select “allow only while the app is in use” or “allow all the time.” It’s a small but important step that could go a long way towards preventing apps from abusing data collection.

Other privacy changes include limiting access to information like IMEI and serial numbers or preventing apps from unexpectedly jumping into the foreground.

Manage phone settings within an app

Google is giving developers the ability to incorporate a system settings panel right within their app, allowing you to do things like turn on wi-fi or airplane mode without ever leaving your browser.

Better Wi-Fi

Android Q now allows developers to enable high performance and low latency Wi-Fi modes, which should improve performance in games, calls, and more

Portrait mode and depth effects in more apps

While some camera apps take a stab at portrait mode, chances are your phone’s camera app has the most realistic depth effects. Google is making it easier for apps to use depth data by allowing apps to request a JPEG + Dynamic Depth image, allowing them to offer different kinds of blur effects. Google says it’s working with device partners to make Dynamic Depth an open format available across devices running Android Q and later.

How to install the Android Q beta on a Google Pixel

One major change coming to Q is an additional privacy setting for location access that will let users limit apps to only pull that information while the app is in use, instead of just giving a blanket switch to for apps to either always have location access or never have it. Google is also putting new limits on the access apps will get to things like photos, videos, and audio as well as any downloaded files on devices.

Also coming in Q is better support for foldable phones, which is something that Google already promised back in November. Q is getting better support for resuming and pausing apps from running in the background as well as improvements to resizing apps for split-screen modes, all of which should be helpful for when the first foldable devices like the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are released later this year.

Another neat feature is a new Settings Panel API, which will let developers give instant, pop-up access to phone settings like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC without having to kick users out to the settings app and back. The idea is that if you’re, say, setting up a Bluetooth speaker, your configuration app would be able to pop up the device’s native Bluetooth panel to turn on the radios and connect right from the app.

Google is also finally, finally improving the share sheet in Android Q, allowing developers to pre-publish how their apps work with sharing, meaning that the share UI can load instantly instead of having to manually rebuild all the possible options every time. It’s a small change, but one that should make Android Q far more enjoyable to use.

There’s also some new photo and video options in Q: Google is standardizing how depth map images with work with Android through a new Dynamic Depth format that contains a JPEG image, depth metadata, and a depth map bundled together. Developers will be able to pull Dynamic Depth images from devices with cameras that support it, meaning that it’ll be easier for third-party apps to offer specialized blurs and bokeh options. Google also announced that Android Q is getting support for the next-generation AV1 video codec, which should offer improved streaming quality with less bandwidth once content providers start supporting it.

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After a long wait, Microsoft is adding the capability to use Android apps on Windows 10.

The Redmond giant has started testing the 'phone screen' feature of its 'Your Phone' app for Windows 10.

The feature will let you access apps from PC but is only available for Insider running the latest test build of Windows 10 at the moment.

Here's how it works.

Now, use Android apps on your Windows PC: Here's how

Now, use Android apps on your Windows PC: Here's how
Now, use Android apps on your Windows PC: Here's how

How phone screen works

Last year, Microsoft debuted 'Your Phone' app as a way to access photos and messages directly from an Android device.

Then, in October, the company unveiled its 'Phone Screen' feature - a capability that allowed Windows 10 users to access their entire phone on PCs.

It mirrors the phone screen to Windows 10 and provides a list of apps to access directly.

So, basically, you could use apps without touching your phone

Simply put, the feature makes a range of apps accessible directly via PC. You could, for instance, launch Uber to book a cab or respond to a Snap without even touching your phone.

However, there are some basic requirements to use this feature
As the feature is still in the testing phase, people with the latest insider build of Windows 10 (build 1803 or newer) would only be able to use phone screen mirroring.

Microsoft also says that users would need a phone with Android 7.0 or newer and a PC with Bluetooth's Low Energy Peripheral mode to use this feature successfully.

Phones currently supported

In the current state, phone screen mirroring can work if you have Samsung's Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, or S9 Plus and a supported PC. Microsoft has promised to expand the list of compatible devices and PCs, moving forward.

Clearly, Microsoft is embracing Android now

Though there's no word on when we might see this feature in a stable build of Windows 10, the development clearly shows that Microsoft is gearing up to embrace Android.

Users have been asking for mobile apps on Windows for a long while and, with a feature like this, Microsoft is delivering it.

To note, ChromeOS already allows users to run Android apps.

The year 2019 has begun and this is the year when we are likely to see the next major Android OS version that will be powering the upcoming smartphones. Called Android Q, the OS version will be revealed at Google IO 2019 conference that is scheduled to take place in May this year. Google has not yet confirmed the existence of the OS version. However, some keen minds have dug out some tidbits that indicate what’s there to come.

Android Q: 6 likely features that will change the way you use your smartphone

Android Q: 6 likely features that will change the way you use your smartphone
Android Q: 6 likely features that will change the way you use your smartphone

1. Foldable phone support

Native foldable phone support is something that has the highest possibility of showing up in Android Q. The support has already been showcased by Android’s David Burke last year in a parallel event exactly when Samsung was revealing its first-ever foldable display. Native support will mean a cleaner and smoother layout of Android apps in foldable smartphones.

2. Dark Mode 

System-wide dark mode is one of the features that is not yet official but Google has been indicating it since quite some time. The search giant in 2018 introduced Dark Mode in several of its apps, suggesting that it is serious about it and might just bring dark mode on the system level itself.

3. Enhanced PiP mode 

Enhanced PiP in Android Q could work in the similar fashion as what is seen in high-end Samsung smartphones these days. It will let you place the window of different apps on your screen, all of which will run simultaneously, making you more productive.

4. Native support for facial recognition
In 2018 we saw several smartphone makers introducing facial recognition in their handsets. However, they would have to implement heavy interface changes for the support. With native support, it will be easier to use face recognition and more handsets will be able to support it.

5. More permissions 

Some new permissions were found recently by XDA Developers in Android Q’s framework. This means that the OS will ask users to give apps access to what’s saved in the clipboard, something that is not possible now and gives every app the access to clipboard information.

6. Support for downgrading any app 

As found by XDA Developers in Android Q’s framework, one might also be able to downgrade to the older app version. This is possible for now but only with Google’s own apps. As indicated in Android Q’s framework, the OS version may let you downgrade any app.

Search engine giant Google has deleted many apps from its play store for security reasons. These apps have been found being used for fraud by hackers. These apps not only harm the phone's battery but steals private data as well. Full List Here SoAs.IN

Google notes in one of its blog posts that the company is lenient in its ways which makes Android malware target. Latest Info

It has been said that some bad apps and malicious developers do attempt to evade detection and enter the Play Store to put people and their devices in the harm's way. As per the reports of the tech giant, the global reach of Google Play makes the platform an easy target for the malware attacks.

To make Play Store a safer place, Google is adopting new machine learning models and techniques that will identify harmful apps and prevent developers on the app store. Reportedly, in 2017, Google removed more than 700,000 apps for violating the Google Play policies. This time hundreds of malware apps were brought to the notice of Google in the year 2019.

Save your smartphone: Check full list of apps you must delete from your phone today

Save your smartphone: Check full list of apps you must delete from your phone today
Save your smartphone: Check full list of apps you must delete from your phone today

Here is Google bad apps list you must delete from your phone today: 

  • -- Truck Cargo Simulator
  • -- Extreme Car Driving Racing
  • -- City Traffic Moto Racing
  • -- Moto Cross Extreme Racing
  • -- Hyper Car Driving Simulator
  • -- Extreme Car Driving City
  • -- Firefighter - Fire Truck Simulator
  • -- Car Driving Simulator
  • -- Extreme Sport Car Driving
  • -- SUV 4×4 Driving Simulator
  • -- Luxury Car Parking
  • -- Luxury Cars SUV Traffic
  • -- SUV City Climb Parking

Google bad apps list December 2018

  • -- Sparkle FlashLight
  • -- Snake Attack
  • -- Math Solver
  • -- ShapeSorter
  • -- Tak A Trip
  • -- Magnifeye
  • -- Join Up
  • -- Zombie Killer
  • -- Space Rocket
  • -- Neon Pong
  • -- Just Flashlight
  • -- Table Soccer
  • -- Cliff Diver
  • -- Box Stack
  • -- Jelly Slice
  • -- AK Blackjack
  • -- Color Tiles
  • -- Animal Match
  • -- Roulette Mania
  • -- HexaFall
  • -- HexaBlocks
  • -- PairZap

Google bad apps list January 2019

  • -- SPORT TV
  • -- Prado Parking Simulator 3D
  • -- TV WORLD
  • -- City Extremepolis 100
  • -- American Muscle Car
  • -- Idle Drift
  • -- Offroad Extreme
  • -- Remote Control
  • -- Moto Racing
  • -- TV Remote
  • -- A/C Remote
  • -- Bus Driver
  • -- Trump Stickers
  • -- Love Stickers
  • -- Christmas Stickers
  • -- Parking Game
  • -- Brasil TV
  • -- Nigeria TV
  • -- WORLD TV
  • -- Drift Car Racing Driving
  • -- BRASIL TV
  • -- Golden
  • -- Racing in Car 3D Game
  • -- Mustang Monster Truck Stunts
  • -- TDT España
  • -- Brasil TV
  • -- Challenge Car Stunts Game
  • -- Prado Car
  • -- UK TV
  • -- POLSKA TV
  • -- Universal TV Remote
  • -- Bus Simulator Pro
  • -- Photo Editor Collage 1
  • -- Spanish TV
  • -- Kisses
  • -- Prado Parking City
  • -- SPORT TV
  • -- Pirate Story
  • -- Extreme Trucks
  • -- Canais de TV do Brasil
  • -- Prado Car 10
  • -- Canada TV Channels 1
  • -- Prado Parking
  • -- 3D Racing
  • -- TV
  • -- USA TV 50,000
  • -- GA Player
  • -- Real Drone Simulator
  • -- SPORT TV 1
  • -- 3d Monster Truck
  • -- ITALIA TV
  • -- Vietnam TV
  • -- Movies Stickers
  • -- Police Chase
  • -- South Africa TV
  • -- Garage Door Remote
  • -- Racing Car 3D
  • -- TV
  • -- TV Colombia
  • -- Racing Car 3D Game
  • -- World Tv
  • -- FRANCE TV
  • -- Hearts
  • -- TV of the World
  • -- WORLD TV
  • -- ESPAÑA TV
  • -- TV World Channel
  • -- Televisão do Brasil
  • -- CHILE TV

Smartphones have become one of the integral parts of our lives. People use them for different purposes, not only for communication, they also store most of their personal and sensitive data. In this era of privacy concerns and threats, is it safe to store your private data on your phone? I say it’s safe unless it is secured with proper protection. If you are not having an anti-virus on your device, then you are putting yourself at risk.

For this, you need to install the best mobile anti-virus software to detect and prevent malware. It also has a few features such as backing up your data, tracking your phone, sent commands when the phone is lost, take a picture of the thief with device’s camera, and locating your phone using Android Wear Smartwatch, etc. So, we have brought you a list of the Best Android Anti-Virus apps for Free.

All of these antivirus apps are tested and approved by the AV-TEST Institute. Many of them do much more than run automatic scans, and they’ll actively try to prevent malicious web pages and files from being opened or downloaded in the first place.

Best Free Android Antivirus Apps To Keep Your Device Secured in 2019

Best Free Android Antivirus Apps To Keep Your Device Secured in 2019
Best Free Android Antivirus Apps To Keep Your Device Secured in 2019

1. Avast Mobile Security:

Avast Mobile Security Antivirus is one of the most full-featured Android security apps on the market. It protects a lot of users on multiple platforms. This antivirus giant also has a free app for Android users, over 100 million downloads in the Play Store. A single click scans for dangerous apps and corrupted files and provides complete protection against viruses and malware.

The app integrates features like Call Blocker, Anti-Theft, Power Saver, RAM booster, Firewall, Web Shield, Wi-Fi Scanner and many more that allows you to secure your data. Another best feature is ‘in-app locking’, where it asks you for a PIN before opening particular apps. This prevents malware from launching apps. Having all these excellent features, Avast Mobile Security is a worthy contestant for best antivirus for Android.

2. Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus:

Kaspersky is an amazing security app and has a good reputation with the big players like Avast, Bitdefender. It is one of the best antivirus apps for Android. According to AV-Test’s trails, Kaspersky is very good at picking up on malware, with 99.9% of detection rate. It also blocks malicious sites or links before you click them.

It has a free version and also a paid version. The free version has features like scanning apps for malware and viruses and its premium version has features include real-time protection, app-locker, anti-theft and more.

3. McAfee Mobile Security & Lock:

McAfee Mobile Security is a free virus cleaner, protects and enhances your Android device’s performance with amazing Anti-Theft, Lost Phone Finder, App Privacy Protection, Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware, Virus Removal, Performance Optimization, SMS Backup, Contacts Backup, and Security features.

The best things about this software are it has an intuitive interface and provides tutorials for every feature. McAfee will also block access to potentially malicious websites, as well as allow you to keep a blacklist of nuisance callers and texters. The app is a trustworthy antivirus app for Android.

4. Bitdefender Antivirus Free:

Bitdefender is a big name in the community of security. This doesn’t run in the background which frees up system resources and saves battery, but the user has to schedule scans manually to be safe. The app also offers real-time protection and scan apps as they are installed. There’s also a nifty Privacy advisor tool and adds a layer of security to your smartwatch via its WearOn technology which alerts you if you leave your phone behind.

To access more advanced features of Bitdefender such as Malware scanner, account privacy, web security, Anti-theft, and App locker, you can try out the paid version.

5. Avira Antivirus Security:

Avira Antivirus is equally reliable like its other competitors on the list. It is fully-featured and most of its features are available in the free version itself. It not only scans downloaded files, content on your phone, but also scans external storage units and show how each app rates on a privacy scale.

The integrated ‘Identity Safeguard’ regularly checks if the email addresses in your contacts list have been involved in any major data breaches. The app is controlled by a web-based management portal, which is extremely useful if you want to set up a common policy over multiple Android devices. With the premium version, you can get extra protection such as camera protection, additional browser security, etc.

Whatever software you use with your Android phone or tablet, you’d be wise to have an antivirus or a security app installed on your device.

Have you ever reached in to your pocket to pull out your phone and realised that your phone is missing? It’s that moment when that sinking feeling kicks in and you start thinking of the worst. What if the phone is stolen? Did you accidentally drop it (

somewhere? What happens to the data, images and contacts? Your mind starts racing hard to recall that one thought or the last moment, you’ve seen the phone. It’s possible that you might just recall in time where you kept your phone or a good samaritan has kept it safely and you find it instantly after calling on it. However, there’s a strong chance that you might just never find your smartphone. (

While it’s natural to panic at such a moment, fortunately, just like Apple’s ‘Find My Phone’ feature, Android smartphones also come with ‘Find Your Phone’ function. This feature keeps track of all the places and their locations you have visited with your phone. With the help of Google Maps, you can now track the location of your device in the form of a timeline. Wondering how? Just simply follow these steps below (

How to track your lost Android smartphone using Google Maps

How to track your lost Android smartphone using Google Maps
How to track your lost Android smartphone using Google Maps


- Any other smartphone or PC with internet connectivity (

- Login ID and password of your Google Account 

Steps to follow: 

1. Open on any smartphone or PC 

2. Login using the Google Account linked to your lost/misplaced smartphone (

3. Now, click or tap on the three-horizontal bar icon on the top-right corner

4. Select ‘Your timeline’ option 

5. Here, you need to enter the Year, Month and Day for which you want to see the location of your device (

6. Maps will now show you the location history of your device along with the current location (

Note: For this feature to work properly, your device must be switched on and must have the location services turned on.

Whether you have friends or family members who work and live different schedules than you, or you find yourself sending more “happy belated birthday” messages than you’d like, having the ability to schedule text messages ahead of time is an incredibly useful feature.

Unfortunately, only certain Android smartphones let you do this out of the box. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible if you’re using, say, a Google Pixel phone. There are multiple ways to schedule texts on Android—provided you have the right app for the job.

How to Schedule Text Messages on Android

How to Schedule Text Messages on Android
How to Schedule Text Messages on Android

Schedule Texts on Samsung Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy and Note smartphones users have it the easiest since they can schedule texts messages using the default Samsung SMS app that comes pre-installed on these smartphones:
  • Open the Samsung SMS app
  • Draft your text message
  • Tap the “+” button near the text field, or the three dots in the top right corner of the screen to open the calendar
  • Select the date and time
  • Tap “Send” to schedule.
While this is great news for Samsung Galaxy and Note owners, the stock SMS app on non-Samsung Android phones—like Google Pixel phones— lacks an equivalent feature. Scheduling texts is still possible, but you’ll have to use a third-party app messaging instead.

Use Pulse SMS to Schedule Texts

In order to schedule texts on non-Samsung Android phones, you’ll need to replace the basic Android SMS app—that’s where Pulse SMS comes in.

Pulse SMS is not only one of the best looking alternative text messaging apps for available on all Android devices, it also includes features that make it better than the stock texting app. While some of these features are only available when you upgrade to the premium version (which costs $10 for lifetime access), the free version includes a text scheduler.

You’ll need to download Pulse SMS from Google Play and then set it to your default texting app, but once you’ve done that you can begin scheduling messages immediately. Here’s how:
  • Tap the orange “+” button and then select the contact you wish to text.
  • In the conversation window, tap the three vertical dots icon in the upper right, then tap “Schedule a message.”
  • Set the date and time using the calendar interface
  • Draft your message. When you’re finished, tap “add” to schedule.

How to find, edit, or delete a scheduled message in Pulse SMS:

  • Tap the menu icon in the upper left corner to open the sidebar.
  • Tap “Scheduled Messages”
  • Tap the conversation, then tap and hold the message you wish to modify. Select “Edit” to edit the text, or “Delete” to delete the scheduled message.

Use IFTTT to Schedule Texts

This method of scheduling texts is a little more complicated than directly scheduling a text via Pulse SMS, but if you don’t want to swap to a whole new SMS app, it’ll get the job done.

This IFTTT applet can be used to schedule a text message when a Google Calendar event is triggered. The only requirements are an IFTTT account linked to the necessary apps (IFTTT will request permission if you haven’t linked to proper accounts/apps yet). Simply use the links above and follow the on-screen instructions to set up the message.

Use Alarms or Calendar Reminders

This last suggestion is only a half measure since it requires you to follow through and send the text yourself, but having a reminder loaded with a pre-written message is better than nothing.

While you can’t directly schedule and send a text message through Google Calendar, you can still use it to set up event reminders to send a text for special occasions. You can even write up a draft of the text you’re thinking of sending in the “Notes” section when setting up the reminder; that way you can copy and paste the text when the time comes to finally send it.

This week, Epic Games made the decision to pull all of its Infinity Blade games from Apple’s App Store. For fans of the franchise, it was a huge bummer. An even bigger bummer: if you had temporarily removed the app from your phone, now you can’t get it back from the App Store.

While on the surface it might look like all is lost, as long as you’ve downloaded an app before, you can download it again.

How to Download an App That's Been Removed From the App Store

How to Download an App That's Been Removed From the App Store
How to Download an App That's Been Removed From the App Store

The only way this one works is if you’ve downloaded an app in the past and you’re signed in under the same account you originally downloaded it under on the device. So, if you missed out on downloading something before it was pulled from the store, or you were using it on your friend’s phone, you’re out of luck.

To find your missing apps, go to the App Store and then select Updates followed by Purchased (on an iPad this is behind your profile icon at the top right).

You should see a list here of every app you’ve ever purchased using that user ID. You can tap “Not on this iPad” or “Not on this iPhone” to see everything you’ve ever downloaded that’s not currently on your device. Or you can use the search button to just jump straight to what you’re looking for.

When you find the app you want. Tap the cloud icon beside the app to download it.

My own quick perusal on my App Store account found what appears to be the first app I ever downloaded: AIM on July 11, 2008.
How to Download an App That's Been Removed From the App Store
How to Download an App That's Been Removed From the App Store
Keep in mind that if an app has been removed from the store, like my precious AIM, then it’s likely no longer being supported by the developer as well. That means your user experience might not be what it once was, or very pleasant at all.

With future versions of iOS, that app also might eventually become incompatible with your device.

Sadly for me, that AIM app downloads, but I can’t actually sign in and hear that iconic door opening sound once again.

Hathway has introduced a new Set-Top Box (STB) based on Android TV platform in India at a price of Rs 2,999. The all-new STB from Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited comes pre-installed with Google Play Store which means that you can install various content apps such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video to watch the content. For launching this Android TV-based STB, Hathway has directly teamed up with the search giant Google itself. Notably, this STB from Hathway comes after the interesting Hathway Ultra Smart Hub, which was a hybrid cable box. Coming to the new launch, Hathway revealed the price of the product, but it did not reveal in which markets it’s going to be made available. The product is aptly named as Hathway Playbox.

Hathway STB Based on Android TV Officially Launched at Rs 2,999

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Hathway Playbox to Come With Netflix and YouTube

The Hathway Playbox will avail Netflix, YouTube and Google Play services for the users and will give direct access for the same on the Playbox remote itself. Hathway has also claimed that subscribers will be able to enjoy a wide range of India-specific and international content with a single click. Further, the FTTH and cable provider company has also said that in the coming days it would roll out a consumer promotion campaign and will bring on board many OTT apps which would be either India specific or global OTT apps.

Hathway Playbox Allows Users to Stream Android Games

The new Hathway Playbox will also cater to gamers as well. With the Hathway Playbox, players will be able to stream Android games on their TV screens, and they will also have the option of adding other participants to the gameplay. The set top box will also allow the users to stream all the Google Play content onto the bigger screen easily.
Rajan Gupta, Managing Director of Hathway, said about this new launch, “One of the strengths of Hathway Play box is our cooperation with some of the most popular play-services. In addition to Google Play and YouTube, we are delighted that Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service will be available in Hathway Play Box at launch and that our customers can easily access their content via the button on the remote control.”
Also, Head of Android, Chrome & Play Business Development, Pranab Mookken talked about this new product, “We are pleased to be working with Hathway and look forward to leveraging their extensive broadband and cable network to enable more exciting and useful Android TV experiences for consumers.”

Ultra Smart Hub: Pairing Play Services and Liner TV

Hathway has also launched the first cable hybrid box in India by the name of Hathway Ultra Smart Hub. This cable hybrid box will pair the linear TV with Play Services in HDR quality. The subscribers will be able to enjoy the Ultra Smart Hub with an easy to use interface with Play Services. Further, the users can also customise their Smart Hub using the apps which they download from the Play store.

Hathway Playbox: Pricing and Availability

Hathway also announced the price of its first-ever STB as Rs 2,999. The STB will be available for purchase in the next couple of weeks, as mentioned by the company.

Armaan Army AppARMAAN is an umbrella application of Indian Army covering various facets of information & services concerning all ranks of Indian Army. This app can be used only by serving Indian Army personnels. Army Mobile Aadhaar App Network

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Armaan App: Government of India has previously Launched Hamraaz Army app for Army to serveing Army Jawans. Now Indian Government has launched New Army App namely, Armaan Mobile App. Armaan App has covered various facts of information & services concerning of Indian Army. So Scroll down & Download Arman Army App For Android, ios, Windows, PC.

ARMAAN ARMY APP LATEST VERSION DOWNLOAD: This app is not available on playstore, so you can download ARMAAN App from here. Whether, this app is not available for PC, Windows, Apple Iphone iOS. We will update here once the version is available for All the OS.


  • First of all, Download Armaan Army app from here
  • It will get redirected to another window
  • Simply, tap on download ARMAAN Army app
  • Then Install & open the app
  • Once, you have succesfully downloads the app
  • Simply, Open ARMAAN Army app
  • Now Enter Your Aadhaar Card number & Tap on I Agree Button & Tap on Register
  • You will recieve OTP on Aadhaar seeded mobile number
  • Just Enter that OTP & tap on Next
  • Then Set Username & 6 Digit MPIN (This Six Digit Password would be your Login Password) & tap on next
  • After that, set Security Questions (It will helps you, if you forget your MPIN)
  • Simply Select your Security quesrtion & Answer & tap on submit button
  • That’s it. You have succesfully register on ARMAAN app


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  • Enter your Aadhar number & tap on I Agree & tap on Submit
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  • Put it there & tap on Next
  • Then Answer the Security questions
  • Now, you are eligible to set new MPIN & tap on Next
  • That;s it.


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  • Grievances/ Suggestions to COAS
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Mandatory Condition to be able to use the app.

  • Aadhaar Number Part II Order.
  • Aadhaar Linked Mobile Number.


  • In Case you Forget MPIN; Open the app and tap on Forget Mpin {Make sure you remember Security question & Answers which you had set at the time of registration}
  • You have to Enter 12 Digit Aadhar number and then Forget MPIN
  • You will receive a one-time password, Put it and Answer the Security questions
  • That’s it. In this way, you have successfully recovered your password of Armaan App By Indian Army.


If you are facing any ARMAAN app related queries, you can simply contact ARMAAN app Helpline number on 011 23015644. Or you can mail them on armaan-mgr(at)gov(dot)in.



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In a bid to improve the chatting experience, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled out stickers feature to help users share feelings that can't be expressed in words. On its official blog, WhatsApp said, "From emoji and camera features to Status and animated GIFs, we’re always looking to add new features that make communicating with friends and family on WhatsApp easy and fun."

"Whether with a smiling teacup or a crying broken heart, stickers help you share your feelings in a way that you can't always express with words," it added. 

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Initially, WhatsApp has introduced sticker packs created by its designers and a selection of stickers from other artists. The chatting app also supports third-party sticker packs that will allow designers and developers around the world to create stickers for WhatsApp. 

Infact, you can create stickers of  your choice for WhatsApp. For this, WhatsApp  has included a set of APIs and interfaces that allows a user to build sticker apps that add stickers to WhatsApp on Android or iOS. 

A user can can publish her/his sticker app like any other app to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. WhatsApp said, "users who download and install your app will be able to start sending those stickers right from within WhatsApp."

How to activate WhatsApp sticker

The new feature is still not available for all android, iphone users. WhatsApp has said that the stickers will be available soon for Android and iPhone, the Facebook-owned company has said. 

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Jio Phone users may have to wait for long to enjoy the sticker feature. JioPhone is based on KaiOS operating system. WhatsApp has not yet made any announcement about stickers for JioPhone. 

How to create own sticker: 

A user can create the sticker app and publish it like any other app to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. All users who download and install the app will be able to start sending your stickers right away from within WhatsApp. READ MORE

WhatsApp has also provided some sample apps and code for both Android and iOS ( The sticker must meet these requirements: 

- Each sticker should be an image with a transparent background.
- Stickers should be exactly 512x512 pixels.
- The size of each sticker must be less than 100 KB. 

For tips on reducing the file size of your stickers, see the README files associated with the sample apps. 

WhatsApp was launched as a basic instant messaging app with an aim to bring people to connect with each other, however, the Facebook-owned app has come a long way as WhatsApp has become the most popular messaging app in the world with a host of other features. The latest WhatsApp feature to be made available for Android and iPhones (iOS) users are the Whatsapp stickers, which are said to improve the overall user experience.

There is no denying the fact that emojis, stickers, and gifs have become a more popular way to express your feelings and while other messengers such as Hike Messenger and WeChat introduced sticker packs years ago and now, Whatsapp sticker feature has been made available for both Android and iPhone (iOS) users.

WhatsApp has launched 12 sticker packs for its users and the messaging platform has also posted a guide which will allow users to create custom stickers while they will also be able to download third-party sticker apps on Android devices from the Google Play Store.

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Whatsapp sticker feature now available on Android and iPhones (iOS): How to use or send Whatsapp stickers

  • Update your WhatsApp app through Google Play Store or Apple App Store. 
  • Go to your app store and search WhatsApp
  • Tap on the update option.
  • The size of this update will be around 30MB and after the updating process is finished, open the WhatsApp app on your smartphone. 
  • Go to any chat thread and tap on the emoji button which is placed next to the type box. 
  • At the bottom, there will be a new category of Stickers along with emoji and GIFs buttons. 
  • Tap on the stickers icon and choose a WhatsApp striker you want to send.

It should be noted that iPhone (iOS) users will find the WhatsApp stickers option at the right corner of the text tab. After tapping on it, you will find the WhatsApp sticker packs to send to any chats.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is the most powerful phablet the company has ever released, and it carries a hefty $1,000 price tag to match. The Galaxy S9+ is just as powerful, and it starts at $840. Google’s newest and most powerful smartphone ever is the Pixel 3, which starts at $800. Meanwhile, the larger Pixel 3 XL version costs $900 and up. The LG V40 ThinQ is a great option if you want to stray from the beaten path, but it’ll also cost you a pretty penny with prices starting at $950.
Today is a dark day for Android flagship phones
Today is a dark day for Android flagship phones

The bottom line is that if you want real power from your flagship smartphone, it’s going to cost you a boatload. But that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Phones have been getting more and more expensive in recent years, and now there’s no ceiling in sight. Smartphone makers have focused on power and speed as key selling points when trying to warrant sky-high prices and convince customers to upgrade, but on Friday a new problem emerged. If power is what you’re looking for in a smartphone, you don’t need to spend $1,000 or $900 or even $800. Why? Because the brand new iPhone XR was just released on Friday and it wipes the floor with every single flagship Android phone in the country.

Apple never used to focus as heavily on specs and performance as Android vendors. That was mainly because specs were the only way Android phone makers could differentiate their devices. Things are a bit different now because most vendors have managed to find different niches and special designs or features that help set their handsets apart.

Meanwhile, Apple leaned more heavily on specs and performance when unveiling the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR last month than it ever has in the past. This is likely a result of the fact that the company’s 2018 iPhone models don’t introduce any new marquee features. In fact, this is the first time since the iPhone 3GS Apple has released an “S” update without a single marquee feature. Instead, Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup is focused on three things: Bringing Apple’s reworked iPhone design to all new models, choice, and power.

Apple spent a huge amount of time during its September iPhone event talking about how fast and powerful its new iPhones are. It went into great detail about the new A12 Bionic chipset and all of its impressive capabilities. Apple even discussed the fact that it’s the first 7-nanometer chipset to power a commercially available smartphone. That’s definitely a big deal, but it’s also inside baseball and something that Apple never would have spent time on in the past.

It’s possible that Apple focused so much on power and performance this year because of how wide the gap is between its new iPhones and rival Android phones. And the thing that is perhaps most interesting about Apple’s new iPhone lineup is that the “entry-level” 2018 iPhone model is just as powerful as its more pricey counterparts. That’s right — the $749 iPhone XR is far more powerful than even the most expensive 2018 Android flagship phones. Can you imagine buying a $1,250 Galaxy Note 9 and seeing an iPhone that costs about half as much wipe the floor with it?

Geekbench is considered one of the two best benchmark tests when it comes to measuring smartphone performance. Let’s see how the iPhone XR does in the Geekbench 4 test:
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Today is a dark day for Android flagship phones

And how does that stack up against the most powerful Android phones out there? Below you’ll find two charts showing the top-ranked Android devices from the Geekbench site. First, the single-core test results:
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Today is a dark day for Android flagship phones

Now, the multi-core test results:
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Today is a dark day for Android flagship phones

Yeah, it’s not even close. In the single core tests, there aren’t even any Android phones in the same league as Apple’s new iPhone XR. The iPhone XR score more than 1,000 points higher than the closest Android phone. That’s a staggering 45% advantage. In multi-core tests Apple’s iPhone XR has a 24% advantage, which is also huge. In the AnTuTu benchmark test that’s widely regarded as the other top way to measure performance, the iPhone XR scores over 363,500. The top-ranking Android phone in the world doesn’t even break 300,000.

Power isn’t everything, but there’s no question that it ranks right up there with battery life as one of the most important parts of the smartphone experience. Oh, and if battery life is a concern, you should know that the iPhone XR also shines in that department and beats most of the best-performing Android phones out there. The iPhone XR might not be as cheap as rumors had suggested before the phone was unveiled last month, but there’s no question whatsoever that it’s the single best value in the premium smartphone market right now.

Fake Banking apps are making a comeback. As we already covered, there are fake apps of ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Axis and even HDFC Bank on the play store.

These fake banking apps may have compromised banking data of more than 160,000 people in the country recently.
Is Your Banking App Fake? 5 Tips To Check If Your Banking App Is Fake Or Not
Is Your Banking App Fake? 5 Tips To Check If Your Banking App Is Fake Or Not

The fake banking apps have are now targeting account holders from as many as seven Indian banks: SBI, ICICI, IOB, Axis, BOB, Yes Bank and Citibank. Digital banking in the country has lately ended up in more online frauds.

While the banks and government both are working hard to build a secure digital financial system in the country, these fake apps continue to lure customers with fraudulent offers. The fake bank apps are a close copy of the real banking apps confusing new internet users.

According to the experts, these fake app developers lure account holders by promising huge rewards like free cash, mobile data and zero-interest loans once they down the app.

Fake bank apps will continue to lure around customers. It’s you who can keep yourself safe from such fraudsters. Here are some tips to stay alert against such fake banking apps:

Is Your Banking App Fake? 5 Tips To Check If Your Banking App Is Fake Or Not

Verify The Developer

The developer’s name is always there in the app. Banks will not have any individual, so see if the developer is an organization or not. Also, see if there’s any website mentioned. Banks generally have their official website mentioned with details.

See The Number Of Downloads

Bank apps are quite popular on the play store. Check the number of downloads. Fake apps will not have much of the downloads. If you see only a few downloads, there are high chances that this app is fake. If its a newly launched, Google and go the bank’s site and follow the official link. 

App Description

Go through the app description. Fake apps do not have well-explained descriptions. You can easily identify the right from the wrong information given. Also genuine apps properly explain the details, features and the uses of the application.

Checking The Reviews

Go through a few reviews. If you found something fishy, do not install. Chances are that you will find reviews from users who have used the app and found it to be fake. If there are only a few reviews, and all of them just have 5-star ratings without anything in specific, probably the reviews are fake.

Check The Bank’s Official Website

The best way to figure out whether a banking app is fake or not, is to check the bank’s website, and then click on the link to download the app. Besides, you can also call their customer care or visit the branch to verify.

Already Downloaded By Mistake?

Even if you have downloaded a fake bank app and quickly found out that it’s a fake, immediately uninstall. If you may have logged in or granted access to files and details, get rid of the residual files. Also, to be extra safe, change your banking passwords.

Used It By Mistake?

In case you already made a transaction on the app, immediately rush to your branch, or any branch of your respective bank. If you are able to move, call your bank and inform that they should block your account.

Reporting The App

As you know its a fake app, do report it. You will find ‘Flag as Inappropriate’ down below. Choose a reason why you are reporting and click submit. Google has the report, so the reviewers will re-check the app to put it down from the play store.

If you have any other tip to check fake banking apps, do share them right here.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Review [With Video]: With Moto Mods, It’s the Real Flagship Killer

Moto Z phones along with Moto Mods were a welcome break from the regular spec sheet race last year. While the ‘modular’ Moto Z series phones are competitively priced, Moto Mods are expensive. To this, Managing Director of Motorola Mobility India Sudhin Mathur said, “Innovation comes at a price. You decide whether you want more RAM or something really new and innovative.”

While the older Moto Z Play smartphone is still selling for Rs 24,999, the second generation, Moto Z2 Play, offers a better design and upgraded hardware for the price of Rs 27,999. Both the Moto Z Play phones essentially focus on the overall "modular" experience in a budget rather than just a mere spec-sheet comparisons. So, what can a first-time Moto Mod user expect and should Moto Z Play users upgrade to the latest edition? Let’s find out in this review. 

October 23, 2018 ,
Buying an Android smartphone in 2018: Nine things you should know
It might seem as a paradox but the truth is that buying a smartphone has never been this easy or confusing in the current scenario. Easy because you can buy them everywhere -- online and offline -- with discounts and cashbacks; and confusing because you have too many options of smartphones having identical specs with the manufacturers shouting that they are better than the competition. For anybody who is looking to buy a handset, the process of what specifications to look for may get a bit overwhelming. But worry not as we have got it covered for you. Here is a list of essential features that you must look for in the next smartphone you plan to buy:
1. Bigger and better display: 18:9 aspect ratio : It’s a feature that is prominent in all smartphones that have been launched since the beginning of 2018. While having an aspect ratio of 18:9 has no real impact on the performance of the device, it certainly adds to the aesthetic appeal of the handset. And we all know how a smartphone looks ranks high on a buyer’s checklist.
2. Optimum battery: 3000mAh battery : Since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's debacle, smartphone makers have been cautious of not being the flag bearers of offering massive batteries, only to later have it blow up in their and the users' faces. However, still in order to sustain one whole day of basic usage, a smartphone should at least be backed by a 3,000mAh battery, as anything below that is just not worth investing in.
3. Camera capabilities: Rear dual camera setup : Just like the bezel-less display, having a dual camera is now becoming the basic standard for smartphones.. Even though a single rear camera is also enough -- if it is powerful -- but still having another secondary camera to assist the primary one is not hurting anyone.
4. Storage: Minimum 64GB internal storage : Given that almost all handsets come with external storage support, one may argue that they don't need high internal storage. However, most handsets lack what is called a dedicated microSD card slot and have a hybrid dual-sim card support, which means that users get to use either two SIM cards or use one SIM card along with a microSD card. Also, you don't get the complete internal storage at your disposal as some of it is used to run the handset's operations. For instance, in case of 64GB storage, users generally get around 40GB for themselves. Therefore, it is essential to have a handset that has enough storage that doesn't pop up every week saying you need to free up space.
5. Display: Full HD or better : The display quality of a smartphone is very important as it determines how well your visual experience is going to be. While looking for a handset in a budget category, you can easily find one that comes with a full HD display of 1920 x 1080p resolution.
6. Ideal RAM: 4GB : The RAM capacity of the handset determines if your smartphone is capable enough to load the apps fast or is able to multi-task. With apps getting heavier, you need a handset with at least 4GB of RAM to help you sustain through the day when you are bombarding it with quick commands.
7. Latest OS: Android Nougat with Oreo confirmed : As per the February 2018 Android distribution numbers, after almost two years of its launch, Android Nougat has finally become the most used OS version. But still is that not the ideal operating system you should be looking for. Android Oreo, which was announced in 2017, is the latest operating system and should be at least confirmed to be making its way to your handset.
8. Processor: Quad-core or more : The number of processor cores in a CPU determine how fast and fluidly the handset is able to multi-task. While you may find handsets with octa-core processors as well, this doesn't mean that it is more efficient. So, the basic that you need to be looking at it a quad-core processor when it comes to your next buy.
9. Data Connectivity:4G VoLTE-enabled : The fight in the Indian telecom market sphere has made this feature an absolute necessity in any handset. In today's time, you don’t want to be stuck with a handset that doesn’t support a 4G bandwidth or high definition voice calls without costing extra, making you compromise on the way a handset can be used in today's times.

October 23, 2018 ,
Google at its annual developer conference Google I/O 2018 showcased the next big Android OS release, dubbed as Android P. According to Google, Android P is all about simplicity, intelligence and digital well-being. It will leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to take care of obvious settings on the smartphone. Also, the next Android version, Android P, is the first version of Android to highlight and pay attention on digital well-being and importance to balance phone and personal family time.
15 new features in Google’s latest Android operating system
1. New system navigation: Interface is more gesture-based : Android P comes with a brand new system navigation which is predominantly gesture-based and intuitive. Google says this will be helpful with phones getting taller. There is a single home button, you can swipe up to see a newly designed Overview. It will provide previews of the recently used apps.
2. Smart Text Selection: Get relevant suggestions : In constantly switching between apps, Smart Text Selection recognises the meaning of the text you are selecting and suggests relevant actions. It now works in Overview, making it easier to perform the action you want.
3. Smarter auto-rotate display: It’s less frustrating now : Auto-rotate now sees a big improvement. A new rotation icon will pop up beside the navigation icons to let you choose whether you want to actually rotate the screen or not, for apps which are otherwise always used on portrait mode, like Gmail. This will prevent accidental auto-rotate, which is frustrating at times.
4. Smart volume function: Prevents you from accidentally muting your phone : It’s irritating to end up lowering the volume of the ringer instead when you actually want to turn down the volume of the song or video that you are playing. The volume interface is now shown vertically and keeps the ringer volume to maximum. There are pre-set icons like mute, vibration or full ring instead.
5. Adaptive battery: Squeeze maximum battery life : In Android P, Google has partnered with DeepMind to build Adaptive Battery, which prioritises battery power only for the apps and services you use the most. This will help you to squeeze the most out of your smartphone battery.
6. Adaptive brightness: Machine learning to learn surroundings : Google has deployed used machine learning to create Adaptive Brightness, which learns how you like to set the brightness slider given your surroundings.
7. App Actions: Predicts your next move better : Android P aims to offer smarter suggestions and predict your next move better with App Actions. For example, if you are connected to your headphones to your device, Android will surface an action to resume your favourite Spotify playlist.
8. Slices: More insights on simple Google searches : A new feature called Slices offers a deeper look into favourite apps. For example, if you search for “Lyft” in Google Search, you can see an interactive Slice that gives you the price and time for a trip to work.
9. ML Kit: Machine learning for all : Google has announced ML Kit for developers who are not much proficient on machine learning. It is a new set of cross-platform APIs available through Firebase. ML Kit offers developers on-device APIs for text recognition, face detection, image labelling and more. So mobile developers can building apps-based on machine learning easily.
10. Redesigned Quick Settings: Simplified ways to take screenshots and more : Android P brings a redesigned interface for Quick Settings. It offers a better way to edit, simplified volume controls, an easier way to manage notifications and more.
11. Android Dashboard: Focus on digital well-being : Android Dashboard will take care of digital well-being. It will understand your habits, focus on what matters and will tell you to switch-off apps and spend time with family. For example, if you watch too much of YouTube or any other app, the Android dashboard will suggest you to take a break and talk to your family or friends.
12. App Timer: Set time limits to app usage : A new App Timer feature lets you set time limits on apps, and will nudge you when you are close to your limit and then grey out the icon to remind you of your goal.
13. Shush mode: The new DND mode : The new Shush mode is an upgrade of Do Not Disturb mode and silences not just the phone calls and notifications, but also all the visual interruptions that pop up on your screen. Also, if you turn your phone over on the table, it automatically enters Do Not Disturb mode.
14. Wind Down mode: Helps you sleep better : Wind Down will switch on Night Light when it gets dark, and it will turn on Do Not Disturb and fade the screen to grayscale at your chosen bedtime to help you remember to get to sleep at the time you want.
15. Improved Security and Privacy : Along with these features, Android P offers security and privacy improvements such as DNS over TLS, encrypted backups, protected confirmations and more.

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