Get more from this free media player with these four top tips for using Kodi1. Install add-ons
You can add content channels to Kodi by installing add-ons. These are separate apps that search specific locations for films and TV shows. There are also add-ons for photo and music services, such as internet radio.2. Stream in full HD
Kodi is able to stream in full 1080p HD so long as your internet connection is fast enough. We’d recommend a broadband speed of at least 5Mbps to stream in the highest quality.3. Chromecast or Kodicast
Unfortunately, there’s no built-in support for streaming to a Chromecast. Although it is technically possible with an app called Kodicast, it is complicated and far from user-friendly to configure. Kodi works best with a dedicated device attached to your TV.
You can now get Samsung’s popular fitness tracking app on any Android phone running KitKat and above
Confused by the fitness app explosion? Wishing the Google Fit app was more comprehensive? What you need is the Samsung S Health app that is now available for non-Samsung devices.
As long as you’re running Android 4.4 KitKat or above, your phone should be compatible with this app. This means that you can use its great features as a control centre for logging and monitoring your fitness, diet and overall health.
Don’t want to pay out for a smart TV? These three gadgets will give you all the features without breaking the bankAmazon Fire TV Stick
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a tiny, Chromecast-style dongle that plugs into the back of your TV. Unlike Chromecast it runs Android, so it’s possible to install Kodi directly onto it.Android TV box
For the price of a Fire Stick you can pick up a set-top box that runs full Android, sometimes with Google Play and sometimes without. They should be plugged into a TV or monitor.Android tablet with MHL
Alternatively if your Android tablet – or even your phone – supports MHL you can plug it straight into your TV via a HDMI cable. Not all devices support this so you will need to check the specs.
Store your instant messaging chats on Google Drive to keep your data safe
WhatsApp Messenger is the most downloaded messaging app on the Google Play store with over one billion downloads, so it’s a little surprising that it’s taken until now for the app to offer a backup service for its users’ messages. If your phone recognises you already have WhatsApp Messenger, it will ask you if you want to download the new version. Tap Install to get the update. It won’t ask for any new permissions unless you’ve altered the settings to deny the app access to certain areas.
There’s no need for a third-party file management app with this clever Marshmallow feature.
A new feature of Android Marshmallow that was rather overlooked was the new file manager. Previous iterations of Android had you scrabbling around looking for your photos, downloads and app folders, seemingly scattered around your phone’s memory at random. This has now been corrected, meaning that the best app for organising the files on your Android phone is now no longer an app! You can find your files after a little bit of a search by heading first into your Settings. Then scroll down to Storage & USB, scroll further down to Explore, tap on that and you’ll find a list of everything currently saved on your device’s internal memory. It may still need some work, but it’s great that we finally have a native file manager to replace third-party apps from the Google Play store.
Learn how to get the stories you want from the viral content website using its Android app
As you have almost certainly seen over the last few years, BuzzFeed is a hub for viral content, list articles and quizzes. However, the site is also gaining rapid respect in the industry for its good news gathering and impressive reporting. Its global network of offices writes news and also conducts very high-level interviews, such as a sit-down interview with President Obama in February 2015.
This burgeoning reputation as a legitimate news outlet has prompted BuzzFeed to launch an app specifically for its news section. It regularly updates throughout the day and reports on a wide range of important issues.