Check out the most downloaded apps from the Google Play store. How many of them do you actively use?
Gmail | Price: Free
Google’s email service was the very first app to top one billion downloads. It achieved this feat back in May 2014, nearly a month ahead of its closest rival. It looks slick, is easily navigated on mobile and is a huge bonus to those with Gmail on their desktop.
The Wireless Smart Button can be programmed to do all the tasks you don’t want to do yourself
Flic is a button that is small, but mighty. It is only marginally larger than your fingertip, but it provides a wealth of options for controlling almost everything around you in your home.
You can place the Flic buttons nearly anywhere and then customise them to perform a range of tasks, such as turning on lights, taking photos or finding your phone. You can program up to three commands on each button, so you could place one Flic button by your front door and program its three options to turn on the lights with a tap, power up the television with a double tap and switch the kettle on with a long press.
Make your smartphone even smarter
Google Now on Tap is rolling out to Marshmallow users, so here are five things that you need to know about it.It’s pretty smart
Google Now on Tap is part of a huge neural network that Google has been developing to make searching a lot smarter. Instead of merely picking out keywords and performing a search based purely on them, Now on Tap will tailor a search based on its context, such as your location or the music you are listening to. This way you will have much more accurate search results and get the information that you need an awful lot faster.
This Easter egg in Android 6.0 will have you in a flap
We love Easter eggs in games and software, and Marshmallow’s is a particularly good one – if you like that sort of thing…
Head into your device’s Settings by dragging down the top bar and then tapping the cog. Scroll all the way down to About phone and tap on its submenu.