Posts Tagged browser

Microsoft Edge browser for Android sheds beta status, now available for all

Microsoft is getting really cozy with Android. Earlier this month, the Redmond giant started selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from its online store and now it has taken another step towards the Android fan base. Microsoft previously announced its intentions of bringing the Edge browser to iOS and Android and so far, Edge was […]

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Firefox Focus (review)

Firefox focus is a variant of the Firefox browser that provides much improved security features. It can be downloaded on Google play and IOS. Only needing ~7MB of storage, meaning that it is super light – at the expense of other features, which we’ll come to later. Now when I first saw this, I thought “Why not […]

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Twitter Lite launches for users who want to save up on data

Back in 2015, Facebook launched Facebook Lite, a variation of the app designed to deliver a faster experience on slower mobile networks and not so advanced Android mobile phones. Well Twitter is following Facebook’s footsteps and today announced Twitter Lite – a stripped down version of its flagship service, optimized for slow 2G networks. Twitter […]

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Bing looks to dethrone Google as the search king (Review)

Overview: Bing Search is the Microsoft equivalent of the Google app and features a search engine and a proto-web browser that allows you to utilize Bing to search the web in style. Developer: Microsoft Cost: Free Impressions:   Bing is Microsoft’s answer to Google and it’s juggernaut of a search engine. Bing has some neat […]

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Poke Radar Shows You Where to Find and Catch ‘Em All In Pokémon Go

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If you’ve been playing a lot of Pokémon Go, you’re probably tired of catching the same ol’ pokémon in your neighborhood. The Poke Radar map and iPhone app help you find the rest of them so you can complete your collection.

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Poke Radar Shows You Where to Find and Catch ‘Em All In Pokémon Go

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If you’ve been playing a lot of Pokémon Go, you’re probably tired of catching the same ol’ pokémon in your neighborhood. The Poke Radar map and iPhone app help you find the rest of them so you can complete your collection.

Read more…

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Hermit: Lite Apps Browser review

Overview Hermit is a unique app that lets you create desktop shortcuts to you favorite websites. This helps eliminate rogue apps draining your battery, physician frees up storage space, and helps simplify permissions requests from other apps. Opening Screen where all you bookmarks live. Developer: Chimbori Cost: Free (in-app purchases allows you to create unlimited apps)

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How to block ads on your new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

If you’re picking up a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge soon, capsule you’re probably ecstatic (I certainly am). We have some news that may sweeten that fact for Galaxy S7 fans

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Slow data connection? Chrome has your back

A slow data connection still plagues us from time to time. Sometimes it seems like in those instances we critically need information, order that’s when we happen to be in a weak signal area – leaving us to waste our precious time sitting and waiting.

Well, Google found a way to alleviate those frustrating situations. Images on webpages are often the culprit in the bulk data retrieval that occurs when loading a page, whether we want to see them or not. Therefore, Google is adding an option in the mobile Chrome browser called Data Saver mode.

The idea behind Data Saver is pretty simple. With the option enabled, Chrome will scan the speed of your data connection. If it’s slow, Chrome won’t load any images in your web browsing. If you want to override it, there will be a “Load Images” button on the bottom of the webpage.

After the page has loaded, you can tap to show all images or just the individual ones you want, making the web faster and cheaper to access on slow connections.

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Google says that the feature will be first available to Chrome users in India and Indonesia, but will roll-out to “additional countries in the coming months.” Does Data Saver mode sound like something you’ll really benefit from?

Source: Google Blogspot

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Tangram is the perfect feature-packed browser [App Review]

There may be aplenty web browsers on the Play Store for everyone, but none seem to offer anything that stand out from the crowd. Tangram, however, is a browser dedicated to those who want something snappy, responsive and suiting of their needs. To put it into better words, “Tangram is a task-based mobile browser for professionals and power users”, according to the Play Store Description. You can have a peep at their website over here.

Setup

The app popped up with an email registration box immediately upon opening. Being the type of guy that hates spam mail, I found the “Skip” button at the top corner handy. This was then followed by a quick introduction of the app, boasting about the whole host of integrated features.

Settings wise, you’re pretty much stranded. Clicking on the settings button just pops up a small notification saying “Features Coming Soon”.

Features

The app basically functions as a browser with several neat extensions. Clicking a link on an Instagram bio, for example, begins loading the web page in the background and displays as a little circle that floats over your screen. Clicking on this then pulls up the web page and covers half the screen, providing easy and instant access to the page.

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The normal browsing mode is also different. The UI is considerably different to other apps, something that I didn’t particularly enjoy as it is rather confusing to use, especially in the beginning. But like all things, you’ll get more used to it overtime. That also doesn’t make the aesthetics of the app bad, but perhaps Material Design could’ve popped its head in every now and then.

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You may find navigation confusing

The actual browsing experience is very pleasing. Pages were quick to load and the sites were very responsive – with almost no lag and delay. I wish I could talk about Chrome this way as well.

Thankfully, the app also doesn’t come across as cluttered or over-complicated for everything it offers. In fact, everything was nicely bundled in a clean and organized way, something which is rare for a feature-packed app.

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What we like:

  • Feature packed
  • Clean, fast and responsive
  • Helps with productivity

And not so much:

  • No Settings as of yet
  • UI is a bit confusing

4.2 out of 5 stars

Perhaps the strongest part of Tangram is its ability to offer a wide range of features while not falling back on performance. You should check it out if you’re a strong multitasker, and you shall not be let down.

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