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Rocket VPN App – Internet Freedom For Android

Rocket VPN is a free app for Android that encrypts your data, unblocks geographically restricted content and keeps you anonymous for a safer, better browsing experience. App Name: Rocket VPN [Android App] Cost: Free Developer: Liquidum Rocket VPN is an app that lets Android users encrypt their private mobile data, unblock geographically restricted content, surf fast and anonymously, and avoid being monitored by third parties for the utmost in speed, security and privacy. Stay anonymous and avoid being tracked, even on Wi-Fi networks that aren’t secured. Freely use Whatsapp, Netflix, Youtube, Skype, Facebook, Messenger, Viber, Kik, Snapchat and more, no matter where you are.

  • Get 500 MB free data usage every 30 days* to watch videos, stream music or surf securely
  • Upgrade to unlimited to cover all your devices with unlimited bandwidth usage and the fastest possible speed.
  • Access to content not available in your country (for example, YouTube videos or applications)
  • Have your data encrypted, increase your security and privacy
  • Rocket VPN doesn’t share your connection with other users as opposed to other VPNs (ex: Hola VPN)

Rocket VPN For Android

Rocket VPN For Android

UNBLOCK THE INTERNET – Choose from our worldwide servers to access geographically restricted content no matter where you are. SURF SECURELY – Browse the internet right from Rocket VPN with the new Rocket Browser so you’re always protected. QUICK LAUNCH YOUR APPS -With Rocket Launcher you can create shortcuts to open an app and connect to your preferred location right from Rocket VPN. SECURE YOUR CONNECTION – Protect your data with encryption to keep your personal information safe. PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY – Anonymize your connection and prevent third parties from tracking your identity and location. GUARD YOUR PRIVACY – Lock down your security to block third parties from spying on your web traffic. *Unused bandwidth cannot be carried over to the next month

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Pokémon Go is … GO!!! (Well, almost)

We’ve worn the hats. We’ve played the beta. Now it’s time for everyone to get their download on.

Pokémon Go is now available for Android.

Pokemon Go for Android

OK, so it’s almost available. It’s now got a proper listing in Google Play, completely with a whopping 50,000 installs (thanks, beta!) and in-app purchases. But as of right this second it’s not available for any of my devices. (And I have a lot of devices.) So get that F5 button ready.

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Truecaller aims to be the most important app on your phone

In 2007, two Swedes, Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam, created beljakt.se, a furniture aggregator app. A year later, they launched jobbigt.se, a website where employees could review their employers. You may not have heard of the two unless you live in Sweden.

But, of course, you you’ve likely heard of Truecaller, the duo’s third venture, and one that became a global, unrivalled success story. Launched in 2009, Truecaller offers an integrated caller ID service that automatically searches for contact details behind the scenes when a user receives a call. The phone number database is created by crowdsourcing contact details from users’ address books.

Interestingly, even if you’ve never used the service, your name and number could be in Truecaller’s database — a privacy concern that many have strongly criticized. Truecaller insists that everything is ‘permission-based’ to safeguard privacy, and a number will not be stored in Truecaller’s servers if the owner has denied permission.

When I met Mamedi and Zarringhalam on a recent visit to India, both reiterated the company’s vision to provide as much information as possible to users in meaningful ways. They also stated that after Truedialer and Truemessenger, the company will release all new features within its existing Truecaller app.

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Here are the winners of the inaugural Google Play Awards

Google has selected the winners of the inaugural Google Play Awards at I/O 2016, highlighting this year’s best apps and games. The search giant has picked apps and games from a variety of categories, focusing on metrics like innovation and app quality, or apps that make the best use of Google Play’s game services orMaterial Design guidelines. Interior design app Houzz has picked up the honor of the best app, while popular multiplayer title Clash Royale was awarded the best game.

2016 Google Play Awards

Here’s the full list of this year’s winners:

  • Best App: Houzz
  • Best Early Adopter: World Around Me
  • Best Families App: Thinkrolls 2
  • Best Go Global: Pokemon Shuffle Mobile
  • Best Game: Clash Royale
  • Most Innovative: NYT VR
  • Best Use of Material Design: Robinhood
  • Best Standout Indie: Alphabear
  • Best Use of Google Play Game Services: Table Tennis Touch
  • Best Standout Startup: Hopper

Google picked the winners from a shortlist of five apps across ten categories. Head to the link below to see all the apps nominated for the Google Play Awards.

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The best Android keyboard apps

Tap tap tap away with these great keyboards for your Android phones and tablets.

Keyboards are important. Really important. Without a good keyboard, communicating on a smartphone can go from heavenly bliss straight back to teeth-pulling torture. Keyboards are also one of the most important apps you select from a security standpoint, as they are by their very nature keyloggers. And while most users will never really need to worry about if their keyboard is stealing their emails and passwords as they type it in, it is something that you should keep in mind if you’re checking out a keyboard that you know absolutely nothing about.

There are a number of great keyboards out there, each with its own features, flaws, and followings. There are utterly simplistic keyboards and bleeding-edge keyboards with a longer list of features than some smartphones. Finding a keyboard that fits you and your lifestyle can be a bit daunting.

Whatever your style may be, these are the five best Android keyboard apps that we think stand above the rest, and may be worthy of composing your LOLs and WTFs.

1. SWIFTKEY

SwiftKey

If you had to ask us to pick one keyboard as our ultimate top choice for Android, SwiftKey would be it.

For years, SwiftKey soared above Google’s included keyboard, and it did — and still does — come preinstalled on many a phone and tablet. SwiftKey’s prediction methods, called the “fluency engine,” has made it the keyboard that many users and editors alike keep coming back to. SwiftKey has been pre-loaded on millions of devices over the years, including on flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S4.

While SwiftKey used to be a paid app, the keyboard itself went free in 2014, instead having its users pay for themes — such as their Frozen theme pack. SwiftKey has led the keyboard pack for a while, but it has plenty of competition to keep it on its toes.

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Swype is to SwiftKey as GM is to Ford. Both are established, respected, feature-rich keyboards. Swype allows you to swipe out words or whole sentences, and Swype supports typing in two languages at once, for bilingual users. Swype offers a free version, but the full version is a dollar, and themes are an additional two dollars apiece. For those uninterested in having Elsa on they keyboard, Swype offers sports themes, including Major League Soccer themes.

Swype ties into Android’s Accessibility features for TalkBack and Explore By Touch, which make Swype a keyboard vision-impaired users can learn more easily on their own. Copy/Cut/Paste functions are embedded as gestures in Swype’s keyboard, too. Swype all the things!

Google's no slouch anymore

While years ago, Google’s built-in android keyboard was considered a bit of a slouch, it’s built to compete today. The Google Keyboard is completely free, supports gesture typing for both individual words and entire sentences, a bounty of languages, a modest choice of themes, and it was the first keyboard to feature the full library of Kit Kat emoji last year. That may not sound like much, but after years of mediocre or downright dreadful emoji from the OEMs and keyboard manufacturers, Kit Kat system emoji was a welcome change and drew in quite a few users before third-party keyboards began to integrate it.

The Google Keyboard employs Google’s own text-to-speech engine for voice dictation, and the many advancements in voice recognition made for Google Now and Android Wear over the last few years have benefitted this keyboard greatly. Google’s keyboard still has a little ways to go on the text prediction, but it does learn from your typed data across Google’s apps and services.

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The best Android launchers

1. 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.

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.

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.

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.