Write with one hand on your Android Smartphone thanks to a new Google Keyboard update

Google has updated its Google Keyboard application for its Android platform with new features. You can type with one hand thanks to new Google Keyboard Update.

Writing on your Android phone just got easier. [via]

Keyboard apps aren’t the most exciting things, but they’re one of the apps you interact with most on your phone. Think about how much you type, and how much that experience has improved over the years. Google hasn’t added anything important to the Google Keyboard lately, but apparently they’ve been saving it up. The new v5.0 update is rolling out, and it’s huge. There are UI tweaks, new gestures, layout changes, and so much more.

Here’s all the new stuff we’ve found so far.

  • Option to show key border, no more holo themes
  • One-handed mode
  • Long-press for hinted symbols can be toggled
  • Adjustable keyboard height in settings
  • New first-run experience
  • Opt-in and a setting for sharing snippets with Google to improve the keyboard for everyone
  • Long-press and drag to remove suggestions from suggestion bar
  • Gesture Typing:
    • Dynamic floating preview removed (preview in suggestion bar now)
    • Delete whole words by sliding left from delete key
    • Gesture cursor control by sliding left/right on space bar
  • Faster access to numpad and emoji

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You can download the update here.




Getting started Asus ZenPad 8.0 (Z380C)

The 8 inch Asus Android tablet offers good features on paper and a decent price ratio. Is that enough to make it a powerful and enduring model?

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The ZenPad 8.0 (Z380C) is an 8 inch Android 5 tablet that does not cost too much (just over $140) and has attractive features such as IPS screen and Atom x3 processor with four cores.

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The ZenPad 8.0 tablet (Z380C) available in black or white, but we should also note that it does come with 1GB or 2GB of RAM. The problem is that no information in reference (eg Z380C-1B011A) allows to know the amount of RAM, an important factor when it comes to performance. If you’re planning on buying one of these just remember that there are two versions that differ only by $10 ($140 and $150 for the 1 GB and 2 GB). Also to add to the confusion there is also the Z380CX model, cheaper but with less powerful photo sensors.

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The ZenPad 8.0 is powered by a quad-core Atom processor at 1.2 GHz with 2 GB of RAM. Storage is provided by 16 GB of internal memory, 10.9 GB user available, expandable by microSD card or USB OTG key. The processor is powerful enough for most applications or 3D games. Gaming performance achieves 45 frames / s with 3D test Epic Citadel, a result that is partly explained by a reduced resolution of the display.

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This ZenPad 8.0 tablet from Asus is not bad. It even offers smooth and fast navigation, but suffers from poor brightness and an average battery life. However this 8 inch model is saved by its modest price ($140) which is a good compromise between performance and price, but remember don’t expect too much.



LG teases us with a video which shows the best features of UX 5.0

UX 5.0 is LG’s own custom layer for the upcoming G5 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and that comes with the goal of managing “connected” gadgets and accessories we saw in its presentation at the MWC 2016.

In the video released by LG you can see the different main features of this new layer that includes some special features such as the LG Friends Manager app that enables connecting to the LG Friends modules and accessories. Some improvements are also included in the camera, a new Home screen, the “Always on” mode and more.

As Androidcentral reports, with UX 5.0, LG has ditched the traditional app drawer, but the manufacturer will let you install one from the settings menu. Just navigate to Home and App Drawer, and you’ll be able to install a conventional app drawer.

Other enhancements include a new version of LG Health, which lets you effectively track and manage your activity goals, an app called Smart Doctor that checks if your phone is working at optimal levels, and the ability to wirelessly transfer all the content from your old phone to the LG G5 using LG Backup.


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Dream come true: Samsung Galaxy S7 Premium Edition loaded with a 4K Display And 14-Core GPU

So we are now hearing about the next high-end Samsung smartphone being announced for early 2016, rumors are rife and the latest news is a potential premium edition of the Galaxy S7 Premium Edition. One of the main differences would be in the presence of a 4K screen featuring a whopping 3840 x 2160 pixels while the classic version would come with a Quad HD screen.
Performance would be provided by a processor Exynos Octa 8 (8890). However, and probably due to the presence of a 4K display, it may use a Mali-T880 GPU

Unfortunately if you want to get the Galaxy S7 Premium Edition you need to live in South Korea.

Rumors claim that Samsung is planning a Galaxy S7 Premium Edition which will have a 4K display and be powered by a 14-core GPU. The company has done something like this in the past, with the Galaxy S5 Prime.(Photo : Andrew Burton | Getty Images)


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AT&T already testing both Galaxy S7 variants (SM-G930A and -G935A), adding weight to rumors of an early- to mid-1Q16 release

The Samsung Galaxy S7 could soon be hitting the U.S market as early as mid 2016, sources are saying that AT&T already has been working with the latest Samsung smartphone

Add another clue to the list of items suggesting Samsung is quickly approaching a release date for their next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S7. Actually, it will be two flagship devices as Samsung appears to be on track to produce a regular screen version and one with curved edges. Twitter tipster Evan Blass posted on Friday that U.S. wireless carrier AT&T is already testing both Galaxy S7 variants.

AT&T already testing both Galaxy S7 variants (SM-G930A and -G935A), adding weight to rumors of an early- to mid-1Q16 release.

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 13, 2015

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The 5 best free antivirus Apps for Android


Despite the high security provided by Android, it never hurts to have an extra layer protection on your Smartphone.

Also consider that the virus Apps for this operating system have other features, in addition to defense against the typical virus characteristics.

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#5 AVAST Mobile Security

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AVAST Mobile Security Avast Mobile Security includes firewall services for primary users and has more features in its premium version, which is more than other free applications in this area.

What’s not so great is its performance tends to be complicated in low-end devices. One of its best advantages is the price of the paid version, costs about half of the other apps in this market

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Use Screen Pinning to lock your friends from using your Android Phone

Screen Pinning is a new feature found in Lollipop 5.0 that allows users to “pin” apps on the screen of your device, thus avoiding “guests” from leaving the app and accessing other application or getting into your files. From a far it doesn’t seem much, but in certain situations it can be a very good security measure, let’s take a look.

Imagine you have to give your phone to your friend or parents and for some reason you do not want them to see anything inside your phone or tablet, outside of what you let them use, because here is where this feature kicks in. Screen Pinning allows you to leave active only the application that select and want your friends using and can be password protected if users try to leave the screen.

Once this measure is enabled to exit the target application the user must simultaneously press the Back key and Recent Applications. After this you will be required to enter the secret key that was selected, otherwise the user is stuck. This is a simple measure of how practical mobile security should be.

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  • Activating ‘Screen pinning’ can be done by heading to Settings > Security > Screen pinning enabling the feature.
  • Head to the Application you want to leave your phone locked to.
  • Hit the Recent Apps button, then hit the green pin icon that shows up on screen.
  • Hit Start, or enable the ‘Ask for PIN before unpinning‘ option for added security.
  • To unpin the Application, press the Back and Recent Apps buttons at the same time (and enter your PIN if required).

How to Clear the cache of your LG G3 and improve its performance

Over time the smartphones with Android operating system do not work as well as the day you bought it. One reason for this to happen is that the cache has stopped working properly and, therefore, it is necessary to delete it. Well, we will indicate how to get this done on the LG G3.

The truth is that all the process does is delete information that is left by both the operating system and applications running on the phone.

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Therefore, knowing how to perform these processes is a must and can always assist you in the operation of your Android phone or Android tablet if it has become erratic. 


Steps to clear the cache on LG G3

First thing we do is to indicate how to clear the cache of the applications that are installed memory. This is a process that can significantly improve the performance of the LG G3 and by extension of the operating system in general.

If you have any that may be the cause of problems you should do the following:

  • Access the System Settings, press the icon that looks like a cog in the Notification Bar.
  • Now select Device and then Applications.
  • The next step is to click on the application that you think is giving you problems and in the screen that appears, use the Clear Cache button

Once this is done the information saved in memory will be removed and when rerun the application, will be restored. Thus, if the data is not correct, it will be rebuilt and its operation should be fixed.

Remove data stored by the operating system

In the same way we have proceeded to eliminate memory cache in applications, you can do the same with the data stored in the device’s Android operating system. This does not endanger the LG G3, and therefore is a safe process and if done correctly streamlines its operation.

The steps to follow are:

  • Again, you must access the phone’s settings and then select the General tab.
  • Now select Storage and wait for the loading of all system information that is being performed.AndroidPIT LG G3 Android 5 0 Lollipop clear cache
  • Search for the Cache option and click OK in the window that appears (this may take something as a lot of data is being erased).AndroidPIT Google Play Store app info

If all this does not work and find that your LG G3 isn’t working the way it was since the first day you bought it,  you can always carry out a factory reset, which will find explained in this article from Android Help, that surely it will utility.


Tech site Tweakers, tests HTC One M9 under GfxBench find it runs hot

Reputable Danish tech site Tweakers, put the HTC One M9 to the test using the strenuous GfxBench tool. The results where not good for those looking to get the latest HTC offering, the site found that the device ran at 55.4 Celsius, meanwhile its main competitor the iPhone 6 Plus was one of the coolest phones tested, it registered only 39.4 Celsius in the same GfxBench test.

The site also maintains that the high temperatures recorded occurred only  during GfxBench, and that running normal games it only heated the device to 42.5 Celsius, a rather normal temperature found in leading smartphones.


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