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How to apply for Instagram verification and keep your account secure

Instagram has introduced some new security related features, aimed at protecting its users from hacks. This features include authenticity information for popular accounts, verification system for public figures and improvements to how two-factor authentication works on Instagram. The aim behind these measures is to ensure that users know who they are following or interacting with, as well as keep their accounts secure and better protected …

Google’s Gboard can turn selfie into stickers called ‘Minis’

Google has added a new feature called ‘Minis’ to Gboard, which lets users create customized stickers by taking a selfie. This creates a Bitmoji/Memoji like virtual avatar that can be copy and pasted in different apps. The feature works by using a combination of algorithms and neural networks, along with a number of personalization options, to create a digital replica of you.

YouTube now lets you track your time spent watching videos

YouTube has introduced new tools to help users manage their digital wellbeing. These tools let users track how much time they spend on the service while watching videos, and lets them configure notifications and break reminders to control their usage. Google just introduced digital wellbeing tools in Android P, which also let users track and control their usage. Expanding similar tools to Youtube only makes …

Google releases Android P, names it Android 9 Pie

Google has released the latest major update to Android, version number 9, and named it Android 9 Pie. Codenamed Android P during testing, the new update has a number of new features which include a new gesture based multitasking interface (very similar to iPhone X), a Digital Wellbeing feature for tracking device usage, improved battery management, app actions, Slices and more. The update is now …

Comparing apps: Google News and Apple News

Google announced a major design and feature update to their News app for web, iOS and Android at Google I/O 2018. Google News now sports a brand-new Material Design, a newsstand for news and magazine subscriptions, AI based news recommendations with features like Newscasts and Full Coverage and more. This new Google News app replaces the old Google Play Newstand and News & Weather apps. Apple had …

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.