Adobe Acrobat Reader gets Dropbox integration for easier access to your PDFs

Adobe and Dropbox are making it easier for users on the go to access and work on PDF files store in the cloud with tighter integration between Acrobat Reader and Dropbox on Android.Users can now access their PDF files stored in Dropbox from within the Acrobat Reader app once updated to the latest versions of each.

To get started, you can add your Dropbox account to the Acrobat Reader app, which will then give you access to your PDFs stored in the cloud. The integration works in reverse as well, with the Dropbox app offering an option to “do more” with your PDFs, which will then open them in Acrobat Reader. Any changes made will be automatically saved back to Dropbox.

If you’re anxious to test out the integration, you can grab the latest versions of Dropbox and Adobe Acrobat Reader on Google Play.

 

[Source:- Androidcentral]

Ubox aims to declutter your SMS inbox

Ubox is a refreshing new SMS app alternative that aims to help you break through your SMS inbox clutter. The app makes it easier to manage SMS conversations from service providers, banks, DTH and telecom service providers, as well as promotional messages from all the services you use. With Ubox, you’ll be easily able to distinguish between an important message and a promotional text.

The app adds context to your SMS inbox and auto-sorts SMSs into banking, bills, bookings, chats, promotions, and updates, giving you more control. You can then decide to switch notifications for a certain category. For instance, if you don’t want to be notified of promotional messages, you can disable notifications for that category.

Ubox also lets you block spam messages with a single swipe. With each blocked message, the spam filter continues to get better. You can also use SMS subjects for frequent SMSs, allowing you to zip through your inbox. You can even bookmark important ones and keep them a tap away.

Hameer Virmani, co-founder of Ubox, correctly points out that people in India have stopped texting friends and family anymore because of the constant distraction of SMSs from businesses, and Ubox aims to resolve that. After a beta launch in January, the app is now available for download on the Play Store for free. Give it a whirl, and let us know how you like it.

 

[Source:- Androidcentral]

The best Android launchers

There are tons of launchers available for android — these are some of the best!

Launchers are the way Android users customize their smartphone and tablet experience. There’s superficial stuff, like changing screen transitions, icons, and fonts, but the best Android launchers out there enable users to tweak the device’s behavior to suit their daily usage, so long as you’re willing to put the time into defining those customizations. Some launchers act very similarly to the one that came with your device, while others completely change the way you interact with your home screen. You can make your home screens as simple or complicated as you wish, while tweaking every little detail or just taking what’s given to you by default — all by installing one single app.

If you’re looking for a change of pace from the out-of-box software experience on your phone, consider a new launcher. We’ve found the best ones available today, and listed all of the pros and cons of each.

ACTION LAUNCHER

Action Launcher

Action Launcher is a great option that mixes things up and changes the interface paradigm from what you’d expect in a “normal” launcher — but not too much. You still have a highly customizable home screen and dock, but if you want to find an app, rather than going into the traditional app drawer (which you still have the option to use), you swipe in from the left side of the screen for Quickdrawer. This compact app drawer makes finding an app much faster than swiping through pages in a traditional app drawer, and the quick-scrolling feature allows you to zip through your app list no matter how many apps you’ve installed.

You also get Shutters and Covers, which give you innovative ways to launch into folders and widgets with swipes — it’s all about getting to your apps and content quicker. There’s a free version of Action Launcher for everyone to try, with a pro upgrade costing just $3.99 — and after you figure out the time-saving features you’ll want to unlock it.

It’s fair to say that Action Launcher is one of our favorites as well as being one of the very best.

GOOGLE NOW LAUNCHER

NOVA LAUNCHER

Nova can get complex or Nova can keep it simple.

Nova is a massively popular launcher that offers a whole bunch of animation options, folder views, and desktop behaviors. One particularly cool addition is swipe actions, which allow app icons to act as a folder with a swipe, or a standard app launch with a tap, similar to Action Launcher’s Covers. Theming Nova with custom icons and custom wallpapers is easy, especially with the Google Drive integration. You can backup your Nova layouts and themes directly to the cloud service of your choice, and restore backups directly from the cloud, too, which can make setting up a new phone a great deal easier than putting everything back how you like it manually.

Nova is a highly functional launcher that can be as subtle or as loud as you like, making it completely unique if you spend the time tweaking it.

AVIATE

Aviate builds collections of your apps based on different types of activities. You can, of course, tweak those collections manually as well, and Aviate can offer suggestions to fill in collections. Aviate figures out where you are and what time of day it is, and serves up relevant collections in custom-built interfaces called Spaces so you can better handle those activities. For example, if you plug in your headphones, it offers you quick access to media controls and your favorite music apps. Hit the road, and you’ll be offered shortcuts to navigation home and to the office.

Aviate excels for having a high amount of polish and requires minimal maintenance, even though you might lose out on some customizability. .

The Google Now launcher is the obvious pick for anybody looking for a pure, clean Android experience. It comes right from Google (and is pre-installed on Nexus phones), so you can shear away anything the manufacturer has loaded up in one install. Transitions are quick and clean, and there’s nothing superfluous getting between you and your apps and widgets. Beyond that, the left-most home screen becomes Google Now, so you can launch into searches, view cards populated based on the time of day, your location, and general browsing habits, and execute all sorts of hands-free “OK Google” commands. The only real downside here is that you won’t be able to enjoy the level of customization available on more robust launchers — you get what Google gives you here.

Use the Google Now launcher if you’re looking for high stability and a consistent Android experience. Pair it with the Google Keyboard for the full experience.

APEX LAUNCHER

Apex Launcher

Apex offers a similar range of functions as Nova. You can tweak the icon tray size and scrolling, change animations, adjust home screen behaviors, and customize gesture commands for various pinches, taps, and swipes. A plug-in allows notification data to be fed to Apex from a variety of apps, and out to any Android Wear devices, too, so long as you’re willing to upgrade to the pro version for $4.49. There are a wide range third party themes available in the Google Play Store which let you change the overall look of your Android experience, but as a functional core, Apex does extremely well.

Z LAUNCHER BETA

Z Launcher has a certain appeal to it if you have no patience for sorting.

At first glance, Z Launcher Beta may seem a bit like Aviate and other prediction-based launchers, but it’s got a few twists on the concept that make it stand out. Rather than typing in what you want with a keyboard or swiping over to categorized drawers, Z Launcher Beta has you draw a letter on the screen to bring up apps and contacts for you. If you want to listen to music, doodle an M on the center home screen and a list of apps with M in them appear. This even works with apps that have M as the second or third word, like Google Play Music.

It’s a more polished beta, but a beta nonetheless. While you can add widgets to the left-most page of the launcher, the sizes are awkward and you’re limited in the number you can have. You don’t have many options with the dock or app icons, either, but the one you should absolutely enable is Enable large icons.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Though we spent the most time on our absolute favorite launchers, there are quite a few more out there worth your consideration:

  • Buzz Launcher
  • Solo Launcher
  • Smart Launcher 3
  • Themer
  • Z Launcher
  • Lightning Launcher

YOUR FAVORITE LAUNCHERS?

The Google Play Store has a truly ridiculous number of Android launchers available for users of all kinds, so we’re always interested to hear what you guys are using. We’re curious to see how you’ve customized your own launchers too — sound off in the comments!
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Lenovo K80: powerful 4GB RAM and huge 4000mAH Battery beast

As we all know, smartphones with 4GB RAM are leading in the market. In order not to be left behind, smartphone manufacturers are also on the way trying to catch up with the latest technological trend. Lenovo is not an exception when now it unveiled its own handset that has a random-access memory of 4 GB. It is named Lenovo K80.

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Obviously, Lenovo K80 is a direct opponent to Zenfone 2, because it not only has a RAM of 4GB and other similar features and price but also offers a better battery of 4000 mAh .

Lenovo K80 Specs

As for Lenovo K80 specs, it runs Android Lollipop and is equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080 display, powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom processor at 1.8 GHz. Also, it has some other outstanding features such as offering LTE, 13 MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, 64GB of storage space and especially, a very generous 4000 mAh battery. Regarding the design, it is only 8.5mm thin. The available variants of this handset are black, silver, and red.

Lenovo K80 Price and Release Date

Lenovo K80 will be for sale in China from 30 April at the price 1,799 CNY (equal to Lenovo K80 price of 330 USD ). Another model with only 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage space will be also under release at a lower price. Undoubtedly, the similar features and price but better battery of Lenovo K80 endanger to decrease the market share of Zenfone 2 somehow.In conclusion, the latest technological features at an affordable price makes Lenovo K80 one of the options that people should consider for purchase. Let‘s hope that Lenovo K80 will be available in Bangladesh soon.

 

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Nokia’s return to the smartphone market set in 2016, revealed CEO

Last month, on May 12, 2015, Nokia just celebrated their 150th anniversary, making it one of the longest-life smartphone manufacturers in the world. One month later, we have their Nokia CEO announced with the press about a promising coming back: Nokia’s return to the smartphone market with Nokia Android!! Isn’t it just exciting and worth waiting for the Nokia Comeback in 2016?

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Nokia’s return to the smartphone battle has already been set to come. Although most of this Finnish technology company was sold to Microsoft in a multi-million dollar deal which completed last year, there are still parts belong to the long-standing brand. In the Nokia’s return, the Giant will be focusing on designing and licensing only.

Nokia’s return: Watch out, competitors! The Giant is coming back

They are thinking of partnering with some different third parties to provide Nokia’s design and let those companies manufacture and launch final products, said CEO Rajeev Suri to German Publication, the “Manager Magazin”, when announcing Nokia’s return. Under an agreement with Microsoft, Nokia is not allowed to use its brand on phones until Q4 of 2016. So if everything goes right, the world-famous Nokia will come back to the smartphone market in 2016. “We will look for suitable partners,” says Suri. “Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license.”

Nokia Comeback 2016: Promising a dream flagship?

Recently, even before the news of Nokia’s return was revealed, there have been leaking rumors about an amazing Nokia Power Ranger concept. The device is spotted with 512GB and Dual-Boot, which has drawn attention of huge amount of users worldwide. Now, together with the returning of the Giant, we have all the proof to hope that the dream device will come true soon. It’s been really long since we last heard the name Nokia in smartphone retailers and showroom. Hope the Finnish Giant will bring out something extraordinary like the long awaited Nokia C1 Android Smartphone!

 

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5 of the best Huawei smartphones in Q1 2016

In this H1 of 2016, we bet there will be a lot of handsets getting launched, including Huawei smartphones. Some of them will be super cool with high-end hardware; some will be very affordable. Check out what Huawei has given and will give us in the first 6 months of the year!

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1. Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus: Affordable mid-ranger

First of all, it is a model with a pretty long name: Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus. Spec-wise, it features a handy 5.0-inch HD screen, a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735P processor, 16GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB), and 2GB of RAM. In addition to Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus specs, there are Emotion UI based on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, a massive 4,000mAh batt enabling the phone to last about 3 days with just one charge, and a combo of 13MP primary and 5MP secondary camera on board to run the whole phone.

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2. Huawei P9: Flagship smartphone

So, actually, rather than launch Huawei P9 at MWC 2016, Huawei has instead announced a dual-boot notebook. Anyway, don’t worry. Huawei P9 will still come. Spec-wise, it is said to pack a modern fingerprint scanner, a Kirin 955 chip, 4GB RAM, and a 5.2-inch Full HD display. Besides, a decent 2,900mAh battery, a dual rear shooter including a 12MP main sensor, and an 8MP selfie one will be on board as well to complete the Huawei P9 specs.

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3. Huawei GR5: Good phablet in $250 range

Huawei GR5 specs contain a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, a Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor (4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz), 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Besides, the whole machine is run by Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Huawei EMUI 3.1 on top and a good 3,000mAh cell. Additionally, the GR5 comes with many connectivity options such as GPS, AGPS, Glonass, Bluetooth 4.1,WI-FI 402.11b/g/n, 2.4G, 2G, 3G and 4G. As for photography, the main cam is capable of 13 megapixels with Sony BSI sensor and LED flash while the secondary shooter is 5 megapixels.

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4. Huawei Y6 Pro (or Huawei G-Power): “Superior power for the all-day hero”

Huawei Y6 Pro uses a big 4,000mAh battery that can give long-lasting performances thanks to the help of Smart Power Saving technology built in the device. Moreover, it is also able to act as a charger for other electronics, providing “15 hours of data use, 39 hours of talk time, 48 hours of heavy use time, and 90 hours of light use time”. Other Huawei Y6 Pro specs are a MediaTek MT6735P quad-core 1.3GHz chipset, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, a 5.0-inch HD screen, and a 13MP/5MP snapper package.

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5. Huawei Mate S2: Stunning concept

Last but not least, we have the great Huawei Mate S’s successor: Mate S2. This model was designed by Hasan Kaymak with a metallic rounded unibody, an USB Type-C port, and super slim bezels. In terms of Huawei Mate S2 specs, it is very likely to boast a Quad HD display instead of the original’s Full HD, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a fantastic 20MP rear camera, powerful 4GB of RAM, and a massive batt capable of 4,000mAh.

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So, those are the 5 main Top Huawei smartphones we want to introduce to you today. They are all elegant and strong enough to perform any task. Yet, which one do you like most? Share with us!

 

 

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