There’s everything from a great backup system to a new fitness app from Google in this week’s Google Play apps of the week.Floatify
Add head-up notifications on to your lockscreen. Whenever a new notification appears, the app adds a quick overview of it for you to open up or simply dismiss.
Get all the information you need for your Samsung Galaxy device with this new bookazine
Keeping up with all the features Samsung packs into their devices can be difficult, but with the help of a new bookazine, the process is made simple.
Samsung Galaxy for Beginners: Second Revised Edition is packed full of the best tutorials and features that show you what you need to do to get more from your device. Keep reading and you’ll find essential guides to some of their latest devices, and why you should be interested about them.
Priced at a lowly £9.99, Samsung Galaxy for Beginners: Second Revised Edition is on sale right now. Follow this link to download right away!
From Android Lollipop to building your own kernel – it’s all in Android Magazine issue 44
Celebrating the launch of Android Lollipop with a feature on why you need it and how to get it, the new issue is jam-packed with content, including the latest Android news, in-depth tutorials and reviews of the best new Android devices, accessories, apps and games.
1. Find out why you need Android 5.0 and whether you’re device will be eligible to upgrade.
2. See how the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 compare to other leading phablets and tablets.
Get your favourite Android apps on any Chrome OS device
Thanks to the influx of new Chromebooks and similar Chrome OS devices, Google has finally given in to porting over a select number of Android apps over to Chrome. Evernote, Vine, Duolingo and Sight Words are currently the only Android apps that have been officially ported over to Chrome OS, but thanks to a new app, users can port nearly any Android app they desire on to their Chromebook.
The ARChon Packager is an app that’s capable of converting 99% of the apps on the Google Play store into an extension that will run on any Chromebook. The finished product will leave you with an exact replica of the Android app, enabling you to expand the functionality of your Chromebook tenfold. In this tutorial we’ll help you select the right app to convert, as well as identify the settings and features you must check out before converting the app. We’ll also show you where to find the converted file and how to transfer it across to your Chromebook.
Add the toggles and settings you want to a personalised notification bar
Notifications are amazing things; they can make short work out of what could be a lengthy task, or they can add new functions to your device. Normally you’d find the standard selection of notifications at the top of your phone or tablet, but thanks to a new app, you can add a variety of interactive notifications to your notification centre. The Notification Toggle app is a free download from the Google Play store and includes a plethora of different shortcuts, features and toggles that can all be added to your very own bespoke notification bar. Users have the choice to make their custom bar as detailed or as basic as they want, but the app makes it straightforward to get started.
In this tutorial, we’ll explore the various sections of the Notification Toggle app, as well as guide you through the process of creating your own toolbar and mention some of the toggles you really should be including. Check out the two-minute guide to see how you can then perform a toolbar back-up.
Both the 32GB and 64GB variants of the Fire Phone are now available in the UK
It’s safe to say that Amazon’s Fire Phone has had a decidedly mixed response since making its debut a few months back. The device, however, is now available in the UK through Amazon. Potential buyers will have to make do with the phone being tied to the 02 network, with prices starting from £400 for the 32GB version, and £480 for the larger 64GB version.
It isn’t the only device on-sale at Amazon, who currently also have the Galaxy S5, Moto G 4G and the Blackberry Passport all for sale.
Will you be picking up a Fire Phone? Let us know in the comments below.