Switchr : Windows style app switching on Android

Switchr imitates the gestures on Windows OS using the Alt-tab combination.

Once installed and activated, swipe in from the edge on the left to the right. A stream of your recent apps appears and you can switch between them with ease. Switchr has three different styles – Flow Slide and Arc. Switchr can even replace your default search action, allowing you to switch between apps using the search key or by swiping up from the navigation bar.

 

Using Switchr                                                           Arc Style

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The Slide style brings up one icon at a time. You can configure Switchr to launch in phone startup. You can also define the margins of the screen space in which you have to swipe to access it. Switchr has Pro Key, after purchasing which, you will remove ads and allow you to kill apps with gesture.

You can download Switchr from the Play Store for free

Stream content from your Android using DLNA

DLNA enables streaming music, videos and pictures from a DLNA Server to a DLNA Player. Many Android devices come with inbuilt DLNA apps. There are many free and paid DLNA apps in the Play Store. Skifta is one such free app. Skifta is compatible with devices running Android 2.2 and up. With Skifta, you can easily stream all your content from your NAS, computer to your DLNA enabled console like XBox, HDTV.

Streaming using the Skifta app :

1. Choose a Source

Once installed, go to main menu and tap on ‘Choose a media source’ option from the list.

 

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2. Phone, Tablet or other Media Server

You will see a list of available sources. Select the one your files are located on. The source can your own device, NAS.

 

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3. Select streaming location

Next you will see a list of players you can stream your content to. Select the one you want your media to stream to like HDTV, XBox.

 

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4. Unlisted Players

If your device is not listed, select unlisted players option and follow the instructions.

 

5. Select Media Files

Finally select the media file you want to stream. The time to stream will depend on the file size and you WiFi signal strength on your devices.

 

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You can download Skifta from Play Store for free.

Minuum : Single Line QWERTY Keyboard for Android

Minuum is a smaller yet smarter keyboard for Android devices.

Minuum is an alternative to your stock keyboard. Minuum brings a single row keyboard design along with with the three row design. Minuum takes less than half of the screen space compared to regular keyboards. The keyboard is coupled with ‘New Auto-Correction’ allowing you to type fast and sloppy.

Minuum also supports rapid gesture shortcuts and voice typing. If you run your device in split-screen mode, Minuum gives you the extra screen space You can always switch between the single row and three row keyboard by pressing with your two fingers.

Minuum keyboard also provides access to 859 emoticons. The cursor control lets you easily tweak your texts, emails and posts. You can quickly cut, copy, paste and share with the integrated tools. Minuum currently supports English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese-BR (new).

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Minuum keyboard is 23MB in size and is compatible with all devices running Android 4.0 and above. Minuum Keyboard for Android is now available as a 30 day free trial version. If you like the keyboard, you can always get yourself a full version from here.

Whatsapp updated with new privacy settings

Whatsapp for Android has been updated with new privacy features for last seen, profile photo and status. These features were available with the version of the app available on Whatsapp site. Most of you must already have installed this version.

 

After updating, you can change your Privacy Settings.

 

Go to Settings > Account > Privacy and change settings for Last Seen, Status and Profile Photo. You can set the visibility to ‘Everyone’, ‘My Contacts’ or ‘Nobody’ accordingly.

 

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If you installed using the apk from Whatsapp site, you will see an update for the same. You can also install the updated version directly from the Play Store.

Dong Nguyen considering rebirth of Flappy Bird

Dong Nguyen is considering bringing the free to play Flappy Bird back to App stores.

 

Dong Nguyen in an interview with Rolling Stone said that he is considering bringing his viral game, The Flappy Bird back to app stores. Dong Nguyen pulled the game from app stores after he felt that the game was ruining his simple life.  Addictive players of the Flappy Bird were disappointed with Dong’s decision. Dong, however, did not say anything as to when the game will be available back for new players.

 

Dong said he is working on more games. He said that he is currently working on three games – an untitled cowboy-themed shooter, a vertical flying game called Kitty Jetpack and an action chess game called Checkonaut. The games will be released this month. Dong also revealed that his next games would now accompany ‘Please take a break,’ as a warning message for gamers.

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McAfee Antivirus & Security Goes Free for Indian Users

McAfee has announced that its Antivirus & Security app for Android devices will now be free for Indian users.

The McAfee Antivirus & Security app for Android comes with a host of features like anti-theft, anti-virus, app protection, web protection, call and SMS filtering. The announcement was made by Jagdish Mahapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, McAfee.

 

 McAfee Antivirus & Security Features :
PRIVACY

App Lock—Protect your privacy by locking apps

App Protection—Scans and reports about apps that may expose data

Call Blocker and SMS Filter—Block unwanted numbers and texts
ANTI-THEFT

CaptureCam – Silently takes a snapshot of the person holding your lost device and emails the photo to you along with the device location.

S.O.S – Automatically saves the last location of your device before it runs out of battery

Device Lock—Prevent misuse of your phone and personal info by remotely locking it

Remotely Wipe Data—Wipe select data or revert to factory default settings

Backup and Restore Data—Preserve contacts and SMS and restore to new device

Locate and Track — Find your device if it is lost or stolen. View its location on a map; send a text to prompt its return

Alarm — Remote alarm to locate your device

Uninstall Protection—Prevents the app from being uninstalled by other user
ANTIVIRUS AND WEB PROTECTION

Android Antivirus—Scans for malicious code

Safe Mobile Web Surfing—Blocking access to risky sites from texts, emails, QR codes and social networking sites

Wi-Fi Security-Alerts you of unsecured Wi-Fi connections

You can download the McAfee Antivirus & Security from Google Play Store.