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Use Twitter’s progressive web app on macOS for an official app-like experience

In February 2018, Twitter decided to kill their app for Mac. They were already slow on updating it with new features so the news did not come across as a surprise. However, Twitter did not offer an alternative app. Instead, they recommended that users use Twitter in their browsers. Luckily, there is a way to use Twitter’s mobile website, which is also a progressive web …

Dank is a beautiful new Reddit app for Android with a gestures based interface

Dank is a unique new Reddit app which breaks away from the cookie cutter templates and design guidelines that Material Design inspired apps mostly use. The app has its own delightful animations, gestures and user interface quirks. Dank is building towards a good hefty feature set – it currently supports fast media playback and viewing, for videos and images respectively, as well as inline comment replies, …

Using Gmail Offline in Google Chrome without an app

With its new Gmail redesign, Google has introduced a number of new features including Smart Compose, Confidential Mode and revamped Offline Mail feature. While Gmail already had an offline feature, it required an app to be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. The new Gmail offline feature works without a Chrome app, however it still requires Chrome to work. Go figure.

How to use Gmail’s new confidential emails feature

Google has introduced a number of new features in their new Gmail update, including Offline mail, Smart Compose and a new Confidential Mode. As the name suggests, confidential mode is used for sharing sensitive information via email. Emails protected with this feature cannot be forwarded, downloaded or printed and their contents cannot be copy pasted either.

How to enable new Gmail for free Google Apps accounts

Google released a major design update for Gmail a few weeks back. The new update has a number of improvements like a sleek redesign, new snooze functionality, smart replies, offline mail, confidential email mode for sensitive information, integrated apps for Calendar, Tasks and Keep, and much more. Google rolled out the new Gmail to users globally a few weeks back. Paid Google Apps users also received …

Fixing issues with Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 April 2018 update has been out for just a few days and the Internet is already buzzing with the number of issues that users are facing. Ranging from Chrome freezes to mouse lags, not everybody seems to be happy with Redmond’s latest major update. While Microsoft works on rolling out fixes to Windows 10, here are some issues and their solutions …

How to clean install macOS High Sierra

macOS doesn’t really get slow with time, like Windows, however, sometimes you do run into issues where it is best to go for a clean install. Luckily, there are somethings that can be tried before the ultimate clean install like resetting NVRAM or SMC to resolve some issues. We list out all the methods you can try before formatting your Mac and reinstalling everything.  

Apple’s cross-platform app development plans for macOS and iOS

There has been a lot of chatter recently with rumors of Apple’s plans to merge iOS and macOS apps. The project, codenamed Marzipan, will be a large scale effort, spanning multiple years, aimed at allowing developers to create a single app that works across different user interfaces. In theory, a developer could create a single app and implement multiple user interfaces targeted towards macOS (keyboard …