APK Updates will be much smaller on Android

Google is about to roll out a new technique known as "File-by-File patching", which can reduce the size of app updates from 65% by up to 90%. This will save the user's bandwidth, which is extremely good news for limited data plan users and for lower speed broadband connections as well.

Office for Android receives another major update with new features

Microsoft has recently rolled out a new Office Mobile build for Insiders on Android, introducing some new features for the users of Office Mobile apps. The said build had version 16.0.7531.1011 and was tested by Insiders for more than two weeks. But a couple of days ago, Microsoft pushed a new Office for Android update for non-Insiders, bringing all of the new features to regular users. The new update has version 16.0.7531.1002 and introduces features like Maps in Excel, Box cloud service integration and more.

Cortana for Android will now remind you about friends birthdays

A few weeks after the latest update, Cortana for Android is now picking up another feature: if you let it access your Outlook Calendar, the personal assistant will now remind you of your friends' birthdays. This feature is part of the new 1.9.12 update that was recently rolled out for Android users.

Winaero’s essential Android apps – 2016 edition

These days, our digital life has shifted from the traditional desktop PC to mobile devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets. Many people just do not need the classic PC because all they do is some web browsing, gaming and social networks. While Windows dominates in the desktop OS market, Android is the leader in mobile devices. I would like to share with you the best Android apps I use which I consider essential.

Cortana for Android update brings performance improvements and usability tweaks

As you know, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana is available on several platforms, such as Android, iOS and company's own Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Its functionality was on par on every platform for some time, but that doesn't mean there's no way to improve it. Yesterday Microsoft released another update for the Android version, bringing some performance improvements, tweaks to the app's UI and some more minor but welcomed changes.

You will be able to run Windows apps natively in Android soon

Due to its long history, Windows has got thousands of desktop apps. Its software ecosystem is the biggest in the world. What if you wanted to run them natively on Android devices like large tablets? This will become a reality very soon.

New Adblock Browser – what is good and bad about it

Developers of the very popular Adblock Plus extension for mainstream web browsers (Firefox, Chrome etc) today annouced their own browser for Android called "Adblock Browser". It is in the Beta stage at the moment of this writing. The main feature of the browser is that it blocks ads out-of-the-box. Once you install it, you need to install absolutely nothing else to get rid of ads on sites you visit.

How to watch movies from your DLNA server on Android

Today, many users own a media player which shares movies, images and music via the DLNA protocol. This is quite useful, as it allows you to browse your media collection stored in one place with various devices like TVs, PCs, laptops and so on. You might be interested in accessing it from your Android smartphone or tablet as well. Today we will see how it can be done.

10 reasons to replace your Android file manager with Total Commander

Everyone I know has Android devices so today I am going to tell you how you can make file management on Android a whole lot better. There are many different file managers available for Android. Stock Android (Google's version) comes with a simple file manager. Many OEMs (LG, Samsung, HTC etc) ship some customized implementation of that file manager or their own replacement app. The Play Store is full of free and paid apps. However, I prefer the one called Total Commander over all of them. Here are my 10 reasons why you should use Total Commander.

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