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App sales goes up thanks to Netflix and Battle Royale games
App sales goes up thanks to Netflix and Battle Royale games
Smartphone sales might have peaked already but app usage is likely going up for a few years still. Research firm App Annie has released ...... 17 Jan 2019
AfterDawn's Android app updated to v1.60
AfterDawn's Android app updated to v1.60
AfterDawn's official Android app has been updated. The new version, v1.60, is mostly a bug fix release to address the known issues with the app. ...... 19 Oct 2018
LibreOffice v6.1 released - download from here!
LibreOffice v6.1 released - download from here!
Free open source alterinative to Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, has been updated to v6.1. The office productivity suite was originally born ...... 09 Aug 2018 - 1 comment
AfterDawn's own Android app updated: Night mode added, bugs fixed
AfterDawn's own Android app updated: Night mode added, bugs fixed
AfterDawn's official Android app has been updated. The new version, v1.50, now has the most-requested new feature: night mode (aka dark theme) ...... 08 May 2018
Serious vulnerability found in 7-Zip - update now!
Serious vulnerability found in 7-Zip - update now!
Center for Internet Security has found a serious vulnerability in popular open-source (de-)compression tool, 7-Zip. The vulnerability allows ...... 04 May 2018 - 1 comment
AfterDawn's official Android app updated
AfterDawn's official Android app updated
AfterDawn's own official Android app has been updated. The new version, v1.10, is now available. After the initial launch of our own app, ...... 11 Apr 2018
VLC v3.0.1 released: Improves Chromecast support, faster MKV seeking
VLC v3.0.1 released: Improves Chromecast support, faster MKV seeking
Popular open-source video player, VLC, has been updated to v3.0.1 version. The new version is mostly a bug fix release after the player's ...... 28 Feb 2018 - 5 comments
AfterDawn's own Android app released
AfterDawn's own Android app released
While many people prefer to read the news via browser, some prefer apps instead. Thus, we've finally released our own AfterDawn news app for Android. ...... 20 Feb 2018 - 3 comments
Android storage full? Google's free Files Go saves the day
Android storage full? Google's free Files Go saves the day
Google just updated its free (and ad-free) file manager for Android devices, Files Go. Files Go is Google's solution to Android's ever-present ...... 27 Jan 2018 - 3 comments
AfterDawn's own news aggregator app, HIGH.FI for Android, updated to new version
AfterDawn's own news aggregator app, HIGH.FI for Android, updated to new version
Ever wanted to see all the tech news in one widget? Wanted to follow not tens, but thousands of news sites with one app? Our own app, HIGH.FI ...... 17 Oct 2017
Piriform: CCleaner malware disaster was caused by a hacker
Piriform: CCleaner malware disaster was caused by a hacker
It was revealed recently that super-popular computer cleaning software CCleaner included malware with its official distribution package. Now, ...... 19 Sep 2017 - 1 comment
Official CCleaner distributed malware with its installer
Official CCleaner distributed malware with its installer
Super popular PC cleaning program CCleaner received a serious blow to its reputation as it was found that the software's orfficial installer ...... 18 Sep 2017 - 9 comments
How to change Android default keyboard app
How to change Android default keyboard app
Very often the new Android phone you purchased ships with a rather bad keyboard app. However, with Android, changing the default keyboard app ...... 07 Sep 2017
4 Best Android keyboard apps (free ones)
4 Best Android keyboard apps (free ones)
Your phone usually ships with some sub-par keyboard app that makes you wonder how such good phone is equipped with such bad keyboard. No worries ...... 07 Sep 2017 - 2 comments
Browser war veteran Opera updates - Opera 47 released
Browser war veteran Opera updates - Opera 47 released
Browser war veteran, Norwegian Opera browser has been updated. New version, Opera 47, brings only handful of improvements, as Opera - just like ...... 11 Aug 2017 - 3 comments
Most popular news in March: Edge - top hacked browser, how to become super memorizer, magic helicopters and more
Most popular news in March: Edge - top hacked browser, how to become super memorizer, magic helicopters and more
AfterDawn has operated a news aggregator service called HIGH.FI since 2014. Service has grown steadily, month after month, during these past ...... 03 Apr 2017
WWDC: Apple iOS 10 will finally allow you to delete pre-installed bloat
WWDC: Apple iOS 10 will finally allow you to delete pre-installed bloat
One of the less reported on pieces of news from Apple's WWDC event yesterday was the fact that you can now delete Apple bloat from your iOS devices. ...... 15 Jun 2016
Official WhatsApp client released for Windows and Mac OS X
Official WhatsApp client released for Windows and Mac OS X
One of the most frequently requested "features" among WhatsApp users has been an official Windows desktop client. Now, the messaging app reaching ...... 11 May 2016 - 3 comments
U.S. iPhone users spent $35 on apps, games last year
U.S. iPhone users spent $35 on apps, games last year
According to a new research report from Sensor Tower, the average U.S. iPhone user spent $35 on apps and games in 2015. 71 percent of that ...... 29 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
Sony launches PlayStation Video app for Android
Sony launches PlayStation Video app for Android
Sony has launched a new PlayStation Video app for Android devices this week. The app will let consumers stream purchased video content from ...... 16 Mar 2016
Google says goodbye to Picasa
Google says goodbye to Picasa
Google has announced today that it will no longer support their long-standing Picasa photo application. As of March 16th, 2016, the Picasa ...... 13 Feb 2016
Amazon Studios launches free cloud software for screenwriters
Amazon Studios launches free cloud software for screenwriters
Amazon has announced a new free cloud software program called Amazon Storywriter aimed at screenwriters. The hope for Amazon is that writers ...... 23 Nov 2015
Google releases new 'Who's Down' app to make it easier to make plans with friends
Google releases new 'Who's Down' app to make it easier to make plans with friends
Google has released a new app this week, "Who's Down," to make it easier to make plans with your friends. The app, in its basic form, will ...... 31 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Facebook will slow down employee's Internet on Tuesdays so they can better understand emerging markets
Facebook will slow down employee's Internet on Tuesdays so they can better understand emerging markets
Facebook has announced this week the start of "2G Tuesdays," an initiative that will slow down employee's Internet speed so they can "close ...... 28 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Apple may allow you to delete pre-loaded iOS apps in the future
Apple may allow you to delete pre-loaded iOS apps in the future
During a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked whether consumers would ever be able to delete pre-loaded apps from their iOS devices, ...... 16 Sep 2015 - 2 comments
Google starts new Google Play 'Free App of the Week'
Google starts new Google Play 'Free App of the Week'
Google has quietly launched a new "Free App of the Week" program, and the first app is available now in the Family section. The first title ...... 15 Jun 2015
Latest CCleaner supports Microsoft Edge browser, get it here at AfterDawn
Latest CCleaner supports Microsoft Edge browser, get it here at AfterDawn
Piriform's CCleaner software has been updated to support Microsoft's new Edge browser (Project Spartan), and all you Windows 10 fans can get ...... 31 May 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 - still with tons of bloat
The Samsung Galaxy S6 - still with tons of bloat
There had been rumors that Samsung had finally listened to complaints and reduced the insane amount of bloatware on its flagship devices, but ...... 29 Mar 2015 - 4 comments
Google now manually reviewing apps that are submitted to Google Play Store
Google now manually reviewing apps that are submitted to Google Play Store
Google has announced changes to its app review process this week, moves that should 'better protect the community and improve the app catalog.' ...... 18 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
Took long enough: Google Calendar finally available for iPhone
Took long enough: Google Calendar finally available for iPhone
iPhone fans rejoice! Google has released their native Google Calendar app for the iPhone this week. Similar to its Android counterpart, the ...... 11 Mar 2015
WhatsApp blocks third-party clients and any user using them until they switch, clarifies recent reports
WhatsApp blocks third-party clients and any user using them until they switch, clarifies recent reports
WhatsApp has taken the next step in tightening their policies, basically banning the use of third-party clients or even their installation. ...... 08 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
YouTube Kids app now available for iOS, Android
YouTube Kids app now available for iOS, Android
After being first announced last week, Google's YouTube Kids app is now available for iOS and Android. The app gives access to both shows ...... 24 Feb 2015
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
As we launched our first mobile app this year, it has been interesting to observe the small, but very important differences there are between ...... 11 Feb 2015 - 6 comments
Amazon creates Kindle conversion software to turn your books into e-books
Amazon creates Kindle conversion software to turn your books into e-books
Amazon has unveiled "Kindle Convert" today, a tool that will allow you to turn your physical books into e-books. The app, for Windows 7 and ...... 09 Feb 2015 - 3 comments
Popcorn Time: Windows, Mac and Android versions get UI updates while non-jailbroken iOS version gets closer to reality
Popcorn Time: Windows, Mac and Android versions get UI updates while non-jailbroken iOS version gets closer to reality
The team behind Popcorn Time, after a brief hiatus, have returned with updates to their Windows, Mac and Android versions. As the team says, ...... 04 Feb 2015 - 4 comments
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