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Google Maps app is updated with new offline features and more ride-service options.

Yesterday, Google Maps added two new offline features. In addition to it, Google Maps also increased the number of international ride-service rate comparison options.

Every developer promotes their Android apps in some way on Google Play Store. There are also many special apps like Free App a Day or AppGratis that gives away one Android app every day. Apps like AppZapp and AppSales informs users about discounted premium Android apps. Here’s a new mobile app with a unique concept of giving away more than free premium Android apps every day. Developed by Jack Underwood, The Promo Codes app gives every Android user a chance to win a free paid app every day.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Android M) adoption rate may be low now but soon that is going to change. Almost all device manufacturers have released the official list of devices that are soon going to get Android M update soon. So is your Android device going to get the update? Find out here.

According to GSM Arena, soon a range of Android devices from smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola, Asus, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, Android One and others are going to receive the upgrade. Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware upgrade will bring improved user interface, performance and enhanced security. Starting the beginning of 2016, Android M update will be rolled out from these manufacturers.

Microsoft has finally released Cortana for Android for everyone (only available via Google Play Store in US) as public beta. According to Microsoft, Cortana is the first personal digital-assistant to work across your PC and your phone. Other than its own Windows platform, the Redmond software giant is releasing Cortana for both Android and iOS platform. Today, the first public beta of the Cortana Android app is available to all Android phone users living in the US.

Windows 10 deeply integrates the digital-assistant to offer a better user experience. With the release of the Cortana app for Android devices, the company is making sure that you use Cortana across all the device you carry. Cortana functionality will remain almost same across all the platforms. If you are already comfortable with Cortana on your PC or Windows Phone, you will feel home when using it on Android.

Any platform that becomes popular also becomes the most targeted one. Be it the popular Windows platform or the popular smartphone platform Android. There have been many reports in the past of malicious Android apps targeting unsuspecting users. The smartphone industry has grown exponentially but the amount of awareness about security is very low. Even the official Google Play store was not safe and that is the reason Google started scanning apps. With millions of apps available for install it is very tempting to install new apps without giving any second thought to it. Installing new apps mindlessly not only puts your security at risk it can also slow down your phone. Often times the apps that you uninstall from the device it keeps behind many junk files and other useless data, thus impacting your device’s performance. IObit has come up with a solution to all these problems by releasing AMC Security (aka Advanced Mobile Care).

Anyone who has ever owned a Samsung smartphone knows that the company isn’t really known for its slim designs. However, according to recent spec leaks, it looks like Samsung’s breaking with their own traditions.

Though its predecessors the Galaxy S6 and A7 are both quite svelte-looking, it seems that Samsung’s newest model, the Galaxy A8, which is not yet available internationally, has been shaved down to a mere 5.94 millimeters, which makes it more slender than a CD jewel case, which measures about a full centimeter.

Microsoft has released a new smartphone app titled “Switch to Windows Phone” for Android users. This new application will allow Android users to easily move from Android to Windows Phone platform. The software giant is all set to launch Windows 10 on July 29, 2015. Unlike the desktop version of the operating system, Windows 10 Mobile will not be available for download on July 29. Microsoft wants to first make sure that all apps and services are ready before the mobile version of the operating system is released.

Apple’s new iOS 9 boasts a lot of new features and improvements. If you are following Apple’s keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference, you are already aware about many of them. Apple missed to mention a few features. One of them is the Move to iOS app which allows Android users to easily move to iOS device like iPhone pain-free.

The upcoming iOS 9 is set to launch this fall. It will be offered as a free upgrade to all iOS users who have a supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch device. With Move to iOS app, Apple is making it super easy for Android users to switch to iOS. This feature is not highlighted that much on Apple’s iOS 9 web page at this moment. Its tucked at the bottom of the page, with the description that says that Move to iOS app will allow Android users to “wirelessly switch” to iOS.

Google Inbox is the new intelligent way to email. If you have never heard about Google Inbox, well, Inbox is a new service that transforms the way you used to use email, traditionally. Inbox runs on Gmail and it transforms everything from your Gmail account for you in Inbox. At this moment, to access Inbox, you need to ask Google for an invite. More information about how to request for Google Inbox is at the end of this post. Once accepted, you will be able to use it on all supported devices and platforms.

The world is moving faster towards something which is dependent on technology. With all the latest Internet of Things stuff, digital wearable, smartphones, smart devices, and basically everything that is turning smart even if we don’t need all those smartness. Anyway, all these changes are making simple things into a complicated one. Instead of making it easier for people to use them everything is getting all complicated. Every now or then a new smartphone (mostly built on Android platform) gets released that’s slightly better than the smartphone released before it. We don’t know when all the madness of building a smartphone that will have everything, even stuff we don’t even use will stop. Looking at the huge growing market of smartphones, manufacturers are shifting their interest on them instead of simple classic phones. This is making it very difficult for people looking for a phone that basically does what a phone should do. Answering calls and sending or receiving messages. There are still many people who don’t want a smartphone but due to the lack of classic phones they buy a smartphone. Once they start using the smartphone, they see fancy icons all over the screen and hundreds of settings that confuses them more. If you are a person who falls into this category, here’s something that may change the way you use your smartphone, basically if you have an Android smartphone. Wiser – Simple launcher is your friendly launcher that lets you enjoy your Android smartphone.