Weather plays an essential role and knowing what’s up with nature is vital. Every year weather adapts changes and comparing those changes with the past weather can give us an image of future climate. In this article, we are going to cover the five ways to check the past weather on any platform. Some of these methods are platform-dependent, and some are easily accessible on all the platforms. Continue reading “5 Ways to Find the Past Weather (covers all platforms)”
MX and VLC are the two media players with rich video tools. An Indian based company is behind MX Player, while we all know VLC Media Player. How do both stand against each other in 2019? Let’s find out in VLC vs MX Player comparison.
One of my friends uses Youper, and he suggested me to write a Youper app review because he likes the way the app helps him. Dealing with emotions is not one person’s job. You need someone to take care of you, guide you, and track your goals. Well, these days, technology has changed so many things, and with the help of AI, so many tasks are achievable. Youper app which helps you deal with your emotions is an application with a mission of helping the world. In today’s post, we are going to explore this little AI programmed Youper app and see what we can learn from this app. This is the ultimate Youper app review. So, let’s go. Continue reading “Youper App Review – How this AI-Based App Works?”
How to soft and hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series. The blog postshows the two ways to reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 10/+. With removed Bixby button and shifted power button, it may be a little bit confusing. The below methods work on Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G.
Table of contents
Important information: Before you perform a reset operation, make sure to back up the data including, contacts, history, media, apps, messages, and device settings. Please make sure that you know the password for your Google and Samsung account as you may be asked to put these after resetting the phone.
Soft reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ / Note 10+ 5G
Here is a quick tutorial to soft reset. You’ll need the current device PIN to perform a reset on Note 10 series.
- Settings -> General management -> Reset -> Factory reset -> Reset -> PIN -> Delete All.
Here is the details step by step tutorial. The process the same, but I have attached the images to make it easier.
Step 01. Go to Settings and find General management and tap on it.
Step 02. In the settings, find Reset and tap on it.
Step 03: To factory reset, find the Factory data reset button and touch on it.
Step 04: You’ll find the information regarding the reset and the data which will be removed. Scroll down and tap on Reset. On the next screen, you’ll be prompted to insert your current PIN.
Final step: Tap on Delete all to erase the phone. That’s it. Wait for it until it restarts and enjoy a fresh Note 10.
Hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ / Note 10+ 5G
For some reason, if you can’t access your Samsung Galaxy Note 10, then a hard reset is another option. Please be aware that a hard reset will remove everything and restore the device to its factory data settings. Also, some functionalities may be missing after the reset is complete. Furthermore, you might also require inserting the PIN, Google, or Samsung account passwords. Follow the below steps to perform a hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series.
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- Power off your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
- Press Volume Up and the Power button at the same time. Wait until it vibrates.
- Press the Volume Down key until the Samsung logo appears. A bunch of options will come on the screen. Use the volume keys to go up and down and power key to select the option.
- Select wipe data/factory reset and press the power button.
- Follow any additional steps if asked.
- Wait until the process is finished.
Detailed hard reset tutorial
Look at the above image to get a clear idea on what to do to reset the device. Press volume up + power buttons and wait for a couple of seconds until it vibrates. Press the volume down key until the logo displays.
On the screen, by using volume and power keys, select the fifth option, which is Wipe data. It might ask for additional information. Once the process has been started, it will take a few minutes to reset the device entirely.
Finding a more comfortable option is always the best. I hope the blog post soft and hard reset Samsung Galaxy Note 10 helped. Please do not hesitate to share your views on the comments below
Information: Images used are the images of Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. Madhsudhan last updated this post on 1/Nov/2019.
Waiting for my bus, I started using the Adobe Photoshop Express on one of my vacation photos. In that whole hour’s journey, I checked every little feature of the app. The app can be a little bit tricky to use because the app is a complete package for editing photos. I thought of writing an article on Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial, so everyone out there can have a real experience of the app.
With over 100 million downloads just on Android, Adobe Photoshop Express is one of the favourite photo editing tools. You might wonder, there are many old photo editing apps from many experienced developers, why would you install another app? Well, I can assure you, if you master the app, you don’t need another photo editing app(s) on your phone. The article covers Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial and features in 2019. The app’s name on App Store is Adobe Photoshop Express:Editor and Adobe Photoshop Express:Photo Editor Collage Maker on Play Store, but people call it Adobe Photoshop Express and I’m going to use that word in the article.
Adobe Photoshop Express Tutorial Video
Here is s video covering the full tutorial. The video will give you enough idea. To learn more and see all up to date features, please read the article below.
Table of contents
- Editor interface.
- Cropping tool.
- Blemish removal.
- Red-eye removal.
- Text editor.
- Collage maker.
1. Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial and tools
1.1 Editor Interface
Before we go deep and start the tutorial, we must understand the interface and what we can do on the editor screen. On the top-right, we have a few buttons. The first one is undo, the second one is redo, the third one is the lighting button. The lightning tool will lighten the screen. The fourth one is the comparison option which will show you the original image and taping on this button again will show the edited. The final button is the share button. Taping on the image anytime will hide the buttons and the tools. You can zoom in and out anytime by pinching the picture.
After selecting a photo, the first feature looks. Looks is just like the filter in other apps. Photoshop Express has so far more looks than any other app. The app categorises looks in my looks (the looks you save), free, charm, white-balance, black & white, portrait, nature, splash, and duo-tone. All of these categories contain over a hundred looks. You can also create custom looks and give them names.
The second new feature in the editor is the lights tool. With this tool, you can add lights in the picture. The app categories the lights in light-leaks, bokeh, grunge, raindrops, paper, cosmos, and water-colour. In total, the app comes with over 85 lights. You can add light from the top, bottom, left or right. You can add multiple light effects.
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1.4 Cropping tool
The most basic tool of all the apps on the App Store and Play Store. Adobe Photoshop Express comes with an advanced cropping feature. The app has some built-in aspect ratios (cropping sizes) to make sharing more fun. You can crop the photos for one of below devices and platforms with one tap.
- Mobile device.
- Facebook ad.
- Profile cover.
- Event cover.
- Page cover.
- Profile picture.
- Instagram photo.
- Twitter post.
- Twitter header.
- LinkedIn background.
- ETSY cover.
- Pinterest photo.
- YouTube channel art.
Also, some of the aspect ratios are available if you want the size in the aspect ratios. The tool automatically crops the photo and gives you the perfect size. Once you have got the aspect ratio, you can move the picture to select the visible portion.
The second feature of the cropping tool is rotation. You can rotate a photo in 360 degrees. You can also flip the picture horizontally and vertically. The last feature of the cropping tool is the transform tool. With this tool, you can select the auto-rotate, which will find the best rotation. You can also skew the photo horizontally and vertically.
The third tool of Adobe Photoshop Express is the editor. There are four sub-tools of the editor tool. The first one is Corrections, and the second one is Split Tone. The third one is Blur, and the fourth one is Vignette.
There are 17 options in the corrections menu. You can adjust clarity, sharpen, luminance noise, colour noise, dehaze, grain, fade, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, white, blacks, temperature, tint, vibrance, and saturation. The opacity line makes sure that you get the perfect colour for your photo.
The second option is the split tone. With this tool, you can add many colours to your image; you can also change the opacity of the colour using the opacity line.
The next option in the editor is the blur. There are two options available in the Blur menu. The first one is Radial and the second one is Full. You can select a portion of the photo and make that blur or leave that portion and make the other area blur. The second one works perfectly if you want to blur the whole picture.
The last tool, Vignette is some rare options. It contains the amount, mid-point, feather, and roundness options. You can play with these to add shadows, dark borders, and darken the photo.
1.6 Blemish removal
It works great. You can remove blemishes from the skin with the blemish removal tool. For the better results, zoom in and find the spot, change the size of the brush using the brush size line. Tap on the spot to remove the blemish.
1.7 Red-eye removal
The next tool in Photoshop Express tutorial is red-eye removal. Red-eye is very common, especially when the light flashes very close to the eyes. Although the amount of blood choroid also plays a part in the red-eye effect. Anyway, Photoshop Express comes with the tool to remove the red-eye effect. The tool comes with two options. The first one is the Red Eye, which will remove the red-eye effect. For the best results, zoom-in the picture, so the eye is visible on the screen. The second option is Pet Eye, which is used for removing the red-eye effect of pets.
1.8 Text editor
The next in the line is the text editor. The menu itself comes with four options. The first one is the styles, the second one is the font, the third is the colour, and the last one is alignment. The Style option comes with over 50 built-in text styles for you to choose. Almost all of them look the ones which are used in infographics. After selecting the style, you can move to the font menu to select the perfect font. The option has about 25 fonts.
Moving to the third option, you can pick the colour for the text. The option comes with many colours to choose, but if you don’t like any of these, you can tap on the custom button to add select own colours and themes. The last option alignment lets you align the text to the left, right or the centre.
With so many tools, there is no doubt the Adobe Photoshop Express is the ultimate package. There are over 80 stickers for you to add to the picture. You can add stickers from categories including love, flowers, decorate, party, adventure, food, vintage, and splashes categories. The more stickers button contains some of the other stickers. You can adjust the size and the position of the sticker, and you can use multiple stickers in one photo.
The last editing tool is the border. There are over 30 borders available to choose from. The basic ones are the first ones which add some beautiful border to the image. There are some edges ones which cover the full photos, while there are some frame borders which add a beautiful frame to the picture.
Adobe Photoshop Editor is not just a photo editor; it’s photos taker as well. If you can’t find the photos, you can tap on All Photos on the top to open up the menu. In the menu, you’ll find all the folders available on the phone, camera, Lightroom, Creative Cloud, and Library. Taping on the camera open ups the camera where you can take a photo and start editing.
1.12 Collage Maker
What is Collage?
Generally, a collage is a collection of various things, but in photography, a collage is a collection of photos. In a collage, we put a few or many photos to make a collection.
A new feature available in the later versions of the app. Adobe Photoshop Express has this tool. You can add photos and make a collection. Like cropping tool, you can choose one of the available aspect ratios for the collage. Another best part is, you can move around photos by holding them, and you can also edit any of the photos and once done, the editor will bring you back to the collage maker.
That’s not it. The Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial will also cover the options. The app has a setting menu called preferences. In the menu, you can:
- Change the quality of the saved photos. You can select low, medium, high or very high. Depending on the photo quality, the photo storage size would be different.
- Select the size of the photo. You can select 800 px, 1500 px, 2000 px, 4000 px, or leave it as the original. You can also set a custom size for the saved photos.
- Want to add watermarks to the edited photos? You can add text or an image as the watermark. There are already some built-in Photoshop Express watermarks, but you can add own and change the size and the opacity of the text or the photo.
- The edited photos saving location option is there.
- You can add or change the names of the edited photos. If you want to add some text before the name or after the name, then this tool will help you do that.
- Reset the tooltips to default settings.
3. App details
The next part of Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial is App details. The app size on iOS is 217.4 MB while on Android the app occupies 151 MB of storage. Photoshop Express needs device storage permission to access the photos. On App Store, Adobe Photoshop Express has 4.6 ratings as of August 2019. The app does not display any ads, nor there are any in-app purchases.
4. In conclusion
Here is the end of Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial. Photoshop Express has many powerful tools to make it one of the great photo editing tools. With Adobe Photoshop, people already know what Adobe can do to make an app for the phone. I hope the article helped you. Have you tried the app yet? Share your experience in the comments to help the people and to improve this post.
You are here because you tried to download something on Popcorn Time and the app suggested to download Safe Watch – Secure Video Player or someone recommended you Safe Watch because it’s two in one. The post covers what is Safe Watch and its features.
What is Safe Watch
Safe Watch – Secure Video Player is a torrent client like uTorrent or BitTorrent. The app is a video player as well as a VPN client. The software such as Popcorn Time has been promoting this app for some time now.
How Safe Watch app works
To watch and download videos, you need the magnet URL. A magnet URL is the long URL of the content. You can get the URL from torrent websites. The app can work with Popcorn Time or alone. The app takes some time to buffer first. Once it is done, the video player comes up with the video. You can see the buffer progress on the progress line.
Safe Watch review
It’s great when you get a free VPN which can download movies. Safe Watch app comes with a free VPN, which changes your location while downloading. Why is VPN required to download torrents? By default, the app finds the optimal location, but if you want a specific area, then you can browse the VPN location section.
The tests include the location and the speed test. The app passed the location test as it changed my position to the server country. For the speed test, the VPN enabled speed test was slightly lower than the average speed, but while downloading the file in the app, I did not see any considerable difference.
Location test result ✅
Speed test result ✅
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The video player does the same job as the usual video players do. Although it lacks some of the advanced functionalities which others offer. According to the description, the app is based on VLC Media Player functionalities.
Free vs premium
The free version shows ads and supports limited locations. Safe Watch premium is a little bit expensive than other VPN clients, and the license is subscription-based. You can try the trial for three days. With premium, you get more servers and an ad-free experience.
Other features suggested by the developer and taken from the description.
- The app does not ask for any registration.
- It offers over 20 server locations.
- Safe Watch app uses 256-bit encryption.
- There is no speed limit on downloading the torrents.
- You can cast your videos on Chromecast, TV, Apple-TV etc.
- The app comes with a one-tap IP detection button.
When you get a free torrent downloader with a VPN, then you don’t say no. Safe watch app is new, but it has the potential to download many files simultaneously. I hope the blog post helped. Please feel free to share your views in the comments below so we can discuss more.
Disclosure: The images used are the screenshots and icons of the app. They are the property of developer/publisher. The post was last updated by Madhsudhan on 7/Nov/2019.
Ladies and gentlemen, here is the ultimate comparison of Sygic vs Waze. Both are great tools and have been here for a long time now. Sygic is a paid service while Waze is completely free. What are we going to cover? Well, the list is down below. Sygic and Waze are two fantastic services, and a fun fact is both projects started in 2004, and Sygic was the first app on iOS to provide mobile navigation. Let’s see which one is our final choice in Sygic vs Waze comparison.
Table of contents
- YouTube video covering Sygic vs Waze on the road.
- Online navigation.
- Offline navigation.
- Safety and security.
- Unique features.
- Issues with both apps.
- Which one is better where.
- In conclusion.
Collecting data from over 400 million vehicles around the globe, Sygic updates the data every 2 minutes. Michal Štencl found the company in 2004. Since then it provides navigation to millions of users.
Before we move on, let’s check the latest video in the comparison. I have recorded the above video to show Sygic vs Waze comparison. The video covers both apps on the road and what features they have.
Nothing special when you open the apps. Both use light colours. After putting an address both show an overview of the trip. Sygic shows alternative routes and if you prefer you can tap on the route to change. 3D interface is something to look for in Sygic. Waze has a few options including music, sound and search options on the screen.
Sygic is available for private cars, walking, and rideshare, while Waze is available for private cars, cyclists, and it has an option to enable taxi mode. Both use GPS to find the vehicle’s speed which is reasonably accurate on both. Sygic shows the essential notifications, petrol stations, and parking spots on the left while Waze does not show anything like that. The blue bar on the bottom in Sygic is the progress bar. It shows the trip’s progress, and if there is any traffic delay, you will see the red bar instead of blue. On the bottom, we have the tip’s information. You can tap on the button on the right to see more options. Waze has a search bar where you can search while you can also talk to Waze by saying “OK Waze”.
The three little dots in Sygic contain lots of tools. You can preview the trip, search, see directions, update traffic information, and change the settings.
Sygic updates the traffic very often, and it collects the data from over 400 million cars around the world. Waze relies on the users to update the traffic information.
Voice is also part of Sygic vs Waze comparison. Sygic comes with a few languages including English and Italiano. Waze comes with a wide range of voice options including English, Italiano, Polski, Deutsch etc. You can also record your voice and use for the navigation. Although, a problem I must mention with Waze is, it sometimes guides when we are too close to the intersection making us take the next intersection.
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Sygic has an option to purchase the map for different regions. Sygic is a paid service, and after the trial period, you will have to pay to use their services. Waze on the other hand, does not come with any offline options. You will have to be connected to navigate.
Security and Safety
Safety would be one of the most important section of Sygic vs Waze. Both use some security tools to keep you out of danger. The SOS feature comes in Sygic which shows you the location with your current address, coordinates, nearest police, pharmacy, hospital, and the petrol station. You can also call on the emergency number by taping on Emergency Call. Moving to Waze, it does not allow you to search for anything while the vehicle is in motion. Also, it uses the information given by drivers. Drivers can report traffic, police, crash, fuel prices etc. As you report you to get some points which help you build your reputation and the more points you have, the faster your report will be updated.
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Each app has some unique features, and we will be covering each in this Sygic vs Waze comparison.
- It shows a small window suggesting which lane should you use to drive the car.
- Sygic updates the route if there is a fast route available.
- It shows your car’s speed and the speed zone. It also beeps when you exceed the limit, or a speed trap is ahead.
- When moving to a different speed zone, Sygic displays the new speed on the screen.
- Need parking? Sygic will show you the nearest parking when you are close to the destination.
- Need more features? Check out Sygic Store. The tools including real-time navigation, dash cam, head up display, cockpit, travel book, maps etc.
- Download maps for your region.
- You can preview the route in the options.
- You can see the nearest Uber or similar rideshare driver and book a car (region limited).
- Get real-time traffic, hazards, police, crash reports from drivers.
- Waze is completely free.
- For your safety, you can’t search for anything when the speed is above 2.
- You can use Waze for cycling or use if for taxi stuff, and Waze will give you the best routes.
- You can play your songs with one tap if you have music apps installed.
- Waze shows your car’s speed and speed zone.
Problem with Both
Let’s see some of the issues with both the apps.
- Sygic is a paid service.
- Map updates will not be very often.
- Sometimes, it forgets to inform you about the speed traps.
- Being a public app it can easily be manipulated and fake data can be uploaded.
Which one is better where?
Alright, the answer to this question is complicated. The Sygic vs Waze has covered almost the features both come with. Check out the below list:
- If you want a rich and smooth experience, then Sygic is there.
- If you want free stuff, then Waze is your go.
- Looking for cycle routes? Waze.
- Looking to drive a taxi or rideshare? Waze is there.
- Are you a new driver? Or moving to a new place? Sygic is there to guide you about the lanes, parking, and petrol station.
Here is the end of Sygic vs Waze journey. I hope it helped you find the perfect navigation app for you. Let me know what do you think, and which one do you use? Also, please let me know if any of the information is missing so, I can update the article. Images are owned by the respective companies. Last updated by Madhsudhan Madhsudhan on 26th of April 2019.
The article covers i88 TWS review, features, and comparison with the original ones. When we talk about earphones, we talk about AirPods, but if you get the same thing for $20, then you would say, “awesome! I want that.” Well, there are plenty of earphones out there, but I’m talking about the i88 TWS which is the same size as the original and sound quality is better than AirPods. Let’s review i88 TWS and see what features are available.
What is i88 TWS
Alright, to understand i88, we must know the previous models. i88 TWS is a new model to town. Other series including i7, i8, i9, i10, i12 are already there. Before i88, i10 which costs about $30 was dominating the market. i88 TWS has only been here a few months and has taken away the i10 dominance. i88 has a similar sound quality, and it is just $20, and hopefully, by the time it will get cheaper.
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i88 TWS features
Let’s cover i88 features in i88 TWS review. i88 is available in a few colours including white, black, blue, red etc. The size is the same as the original ones, and when you put them in the ear, no one would be able to say that these are the duplicate ones. The case of colours ones feels different than the white i88 case. The white case material feels the same as the AirPods, while on colour ones it feels more greasy.
i88 TWS dimensions
i88 TWS does not differ from Apple AirPods regarding the size. i88’s case dimensions are 42 x 53 mm while AirPods’s case size is 44 x 53 mm. The bud of i88 TWS is 40 x 16 mm while the AirPods’s buds size is the same.
The case has fours green LED charging indicator lights. Each for 25% of charging. Unlike other model series i7, i9, and i11 they start working as soon as you open the case. They connect to each other automatically, but for some reason, if you can’t connect then tap on the touch sensor to connect them. The LED light on the buds itself flashes when the buds aren’t connected. Moving to battery life, they come with two hours of talk time and two hours of music time. The battery could be improved, but if you are not a big fan and want to show to the world, then these are perfect.
i88 TWS vs Apple AirPods comparison
Regarding the sound quality, there was something new. I have seen some people saying that i88 isn’t that good, but I felt something different. i88 TWS has bass which everyone would like, also the sound was louder on the maximum as compared to AirPods. The missing thing was naturality as i88 felt not the kind of buds which can provide the natural sound of a song. Let’s take a look at 11 seconds video showing i88 and original AirPods sound quality.
Personally, I think i88 are better than the AirPods regarding the sound and base. Moving on, AirPods come with touch sensor buttons in which you can pause or resume music, attend or decline calls, and talk to Siri/Google Assistant. Meanwhile, i88 TWS comes with the same touch sensor buttons with the capability of doing the same things as the AirPods expect it won’t pause when you remove the buds from your ear. Comparing with AirPods 2, i88 TWS does not come with wireless charging capability. The case supports MicroSD cable and comes with the able and a manual in the box.
Comparison with i10 TWS
In this i88 TWS review, I wanted to add some information about the comparison between i88 TWS and i10 TWS. Have a look at the below infographic. i10 TWS is better because of its sound quality. They are almost the same as AirPods. The price, of course, makes the difference and the battery capacity as well.
If you are a fan of wireless charging then you should go with i10. Otherwise, i88 TWS is the way to go. Both use 5.0 Bluetooth technology and i88 TWS comes with Video Synchronisation.
Check out: i10 review, features, and comparisons.
i88 TWS specifications
We must cover the technical specifications in this i88 TWS review.
- i88 buds the same size as i10s and original AirPods.
- They come with 2.5 hours of talk and music time.
- 400mAh of the battery capacity of the case.
- Speakers are made of copper.
Where to buy?
These days, there are duplicates of duplicate so, you got to make sure that you are purchasing the right item. You can buy from YouLad or AliExpress.
i88 TWS review video
Let’s take a look at the below video showing the full review of i88 TWS, its features, and comparison with the original AirPods.
Here is the end of i88 TWS Review and comparison with the top competitors in the market. I hope the article helped you choose the right earphones for your ears. Let me know what do you think of i88 in the comments below so we can discuss more. Did I miss any of the information? Please let me know so I can improve this article. Last modified by Madhsudhan on 16th of July 2019.
Love listening to music? Many services provide free music. If you are looking for a luxurious ride, you would think about Google Play Music, Spotify, or Apple Music. Over 10 thousand people search for Google Play Music vs Spotify just on Google and people should be looking for the comparison because they are about to spend money.
Google Play Music and Spotify are old enough for a battle and looking that, in this article, I’ll be focusing on the comparison of Google Play Music and Spotify. We will see all the same and the unique features of both the platforms and compare both apps on an Android device.
Google Play Music vs Spotify
Table of contents
Google Play Music is an online audio streaming service by Google. The services started in November 2011. Currently, Google Play Music is home to over 40 million songs and is available in 63 countries in which the United Kingdom was among the first countries to get the service.
For the past five years, Spotify has consistently been a hot search term as compared to Google Play Music because of a number of the facts including Spotify is older than Google Play Music and available in more countries than Google Play Music.
|Platform||Google Play Music||Spotify|
With the rise of the mobile phone, other devices have not vanished. Platforms are one of the sections of Google Play Music vs Spotify. Google Play Music is available on iOS, Android as an app while on Windows and macOS accessible on the web browser. Spotify is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows, and macOS.
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Number of Songs
Both platforms support over 40 million songs as of Feb 2019.
|App||Number of songs|
|Spotify||Over 40 million|
|Google Play Music||Over 40 million|
Android & iOS app
Cutting to the chase, we are not going to cover every little detail in this Google Play Music vs Spotify because the mission for the both is the same. Let’s see some of the unique features both apps provide.
Google Play Music
The app comes with a sleep timer available in the settings. You can activate the timer to turn off the app. You can detect what song is playing by tapping on the search button and taping on the first option. It identifies the song currently playing and shows you on the screen. The problem with this feature is it does not start when you tap. It shows you the message “Could not identify what’s playing. Try again”. You have to touch on that music icon to identify.
Another feature is the Top Chart which is available in the left menu. The window shows the top 100 songs around the globe. Google Play Music allows you to upload 100,000 songs and play them on any of the supported devices. Other than that, we have stations where we can select the music on mood and activity like driving and dancing etc. The search window is filled with details. It shows the artists, albums, radios, playlists, songs and YouTube video songs related to the searched song.
This app also comes with some of the unique features. The first one is lyrics by Genius visible below the song as you play. The panel is not just for lyrics; it shows the facts and story behind the song. It’s not available for all the songs, but you can expect for most of the songs. You can add songs to the queue by tapping on add queue in the menu. The queue is a temporary playlist you can enjoy.
Another feature is called share activity available in the settings. If you are an artist, then you can share the music you listen with your followers to increase fan following. Also, an option for a private session is available when you want to listen in private. If you use Waze then you can connect Spotify to play music instantly while navigating. My Library screen shows all your playlists, artists and downloaded songs. You can also find podcasts in the podcasts menu.
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Free vs Premium
Moving on to the next chapter in Google Play Music vs Spotify, we have free vs premium features. Both services in some way allow free content. Google Play Music lets you upload your songs and listen to them on other devices. The limit is 100,000 songs per account.
Meanwhile, Spotify lets you only shuffle play the songs. You can search for a song and shuffle play, and it’s the luck when it’s time for your song. You will also experience audio ads on Spotify.
The pricing for both is the same. For US$9.99/month you can enjoy the music for free on any of the supported devices. The family plan price is also the same at US$14.99/month. Up to six users can enjoy free music. Spotify has a couple more pricing plans. If you are a student, then you can get the same individual plan for $4.99/month. The discount is available in limited states at the moment. Meanwhile, there is another one called Spotify for Business which we will not be covered in this article. Google Play Music also comes with a student plan available in limited countries.
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It’s never easy to pick one when all the companies provide the same thing at the same cost. The unique features switch the table. This is the end of the article Google Play Music vs Spotify. I hope the article helped you find the perfect music platform. Let me know what do you think of both in the comments below so we can discuss more.
Which is the best video converter for Android? With rising technology, we want everything on our phone. No one has the time to open their PC and wait until it responses and then find a software then delete that software and find a free one. After wasting a few hours, congratulations you get a low-quality video or audio which reminds you of the 1990s. I can understand the feeling because I have been there. After testing many apps on my phone, I have concluded the top 7 best video converter apps for Android available to install for free in 2019.
The article focuses on features including speed, types, quality, freedom, and much more. Don’t worry, because this is your final place in finding the best video converter app in 2019.
The app is excellent, and I have already recommended this app on my article how to fix unsupported audio-video codec issues. It has a simple interface, and it asks for a few details, including video quality and the format. The app works in the background, which means you don’t need to sit and watch it converting. After installing, you will need to allow the app to see your files. Once that’s done, let’s see what the app has to offer.
- You can convert AVI, MP4, FLV, MPEG-1,2, MOV, WMV, MKV, VOB, 3GP, SWF, MP3, AAC and few more to any of the mentioned formats.
- You can convert the video to high-quality audio.
- Merge and join videos. Add multiple video files and make them one video.
- Cut and trim a video.
- Cut and trim audio.
- Compress video (freemium). The app compressed a 26 MB video into 8 MB. Check out the quality comparison here.
- Add slow-motion effect to videos (freemium).
- Create ringtones.
- Reverse a video (freemium).
See what Video Converter can do for you. Check out the app here.
How does Video Converter work?
After opening, tap on an option and select a video. The second screen shows you the video with details. The next screen asks for the type of conversion you want. You can convert into formats supported by Android, iOS, Windows and BlackBerry. Other extensions include MP4, 3GP, MKV etc. After selecting one, you have an opportunity to confirm the video and the audio details. It will take some time depending on your video, and your converted file is ready.
What else can you do with Video Converter?
You can change the theme, video file directory and audio files directory in the settings menu. The left panel contains more options, including Rate Us, PRO, feedback etc. Before we move on, a premium version of the app is also available, which lets you convert more efficiently and allows you to select videos with of any length. With a vast number of features come for free, Video converter is one of the best video converter apps for Android in 2019.
- The app can work in the background
- The app supports many formats.
- It supports many tools.
- The comparison works very well.
- It asks for location permission, which is odd for a video converter.
Full Video Converter
A new app Full Video Converter has the potential to take over the market and call itself one of the best video converter apps for Android. The app can do a lot of things for free (which is the best part). The app does not limit any feature. You can convert, compress, and edit as much as you want. The app only comes with ad-free in-app purchase. Here is what the app can do. The good thing about the app is it can convert the audio with the video as well.
- Convert a video. Full video converter supports a wide range to video formats to run and convert.
- Compress a video. A 30 MB video was converted into 8 MB video.
- Convert video to audio / MP3.
- Slow down a video to x0.25.
- Add audio to a video. You can override the existing audio and add a new to the video.
- Faster a video to x1.75.
- Rotate a video to 90 and 180 degrees.
- Trim a video.
The app is easy to navigate as it only has one main screen with buttons. There is help and troubleshoot options in the left-hand menu. Install the app by clicking here.
Hoe does Full Video Converter work?
When you open the app, you see a bunch of options. Select the one you are looking for. On each screen, you’ll find related options with a back button. Selecting a video will start playing that video in mute condition. The app can run in the background so you can do your work while the app renders. As you start a service the app displays a circle with the progress. Once the progress has finished, if the app is open the converted video will begin playing. You can find the videos in Full Converter folder.
- Completely free.
- Supports many features.
- Easy to navigate.
- The built-in video player can’t support some of the video formats to play after the process has finished.
A simple, lightweight and easy to use converter from antvplayer. It currently has over 5 million downloads and 64 thousand ratings. The default interface reminds you of Windows 98, but everything is clear to understand. The settings menu comes with options including theme, output folders, extensions and a few more. There is a button on the top to open the output folder.
You can convert videos to MP4 and MP3 with one tap. It comes with a feature called Expert. The expert mode lets you customise the video. You can:
- You can crop the video.
- Change audio quality, bitrate and sample rate.
- Change video quality, bitrate, save location, sample rate.
- Tapping on that button shows a wide range of customisation options for you to try.
The app supports formats including MP4, OGG, 3GP, AVI, MPEG, FLV, M4A, 3GA, OGA, WAV and GIF. You can also change the output folder before converting. Media Converter can also convert from MKV to MP4 quickly. Check out and install the app by clicking here.
How does Media Converter work?
After opening you’ll see all the folders available. Locate the video, and the next screen showing three buttons will come up. Tap on Expert if you want to play with the app. In the expert mode, you have options to select the extensions, trim the video, crop the screen ratio, change the audio-video quality and change the video resolution. Once you have finished, tap on Convert button and see one of the best video converter apps doing its magic.
- Simple to use. Convert the video with one tab.
- Old interface.
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Video to MP3 Converter, Video Compressor-VidCompact
Developed by VideoShow EnjoyMobi Video Editor & Video Maker Inc. VidCompact is a different level converter. The app lets you convert videos to MP4 and MP3. You can also trim and compress a video or multiple videos if you want. Using the app is straightforward, and it converts the videos faster than other converters. Another good feature of VidCompact is it lets you enjoy the premium for free. You will have to install an app suggested by VidCompact, and you can enjoy the app with functionalities including no ads, 4K video compression and support extra many other formats to convert videos to MP4. Converting the video to MP3 is also available below the MP4 option. The app can also be called one of the best video to mp3 converter for Android. Check out the app here.
How does VidCompact work?
After opening the app, you can see all the available options. Tap on the conversion type, and the next screen is for selecting the video you want to convert. A list with the video will come up. If you can’t find the video, then you can tap on the top right corner button to open all the files. The next screen will show you the details of the video where you can trim the video and change the resolution if you want. Tap on the button on the top to convert the video. Video to MP# Converter is an excellent video converter for Android because it is easy to use, and you can get the premium version for $5.
- Its own interface makes it different from others.
- The app supports limited features.
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The last one on the list is Video Converter by Vidsoftech. It has almost the same features as the first one. It allows you to convert, join, merge, add slow motion, reverse video, cut/trim the video, extract audio and create ringtones. All the free and premium features are the same. The app has over 50K downloads and over 550 ratings. It has a better interface and while converting it shows the percentage of the machines which can support the selected extension. What the app can do:
- Video Converter supports extensions including FLV, MP4, MPEG1,2, MKV, MOV, MWV, AVI, 3GP, VOB, AAC, MP3, WAV and a few more.
- You can compress videos.
- Add slow-motion effect to the video. The free one only supports 10 seconds. You can add a video and select the part you want in slow motion.
- Join and merge the videos.
- Reverse a video (10-sec rule).
- Cut and trim videos.
- Extract audio from the video.
- Make ringtones.
With great feature for free, Video Converter is one of the best Video Converter for Android in 2019. Install it here for free.
How does Video Converter work?
The app is one of the best video converter apps available to download in 2019 because it comes with a wide range of options and easy to understand interface. After opening, you have the options to select. To convert a video, touch on the Convert button. All the saved videos will come up. You can tap on Browse to see the storage files. Once you have selected a video, the next screen will show you the details. Tap on Next and the extensions screen will display. Find the format you want and tap on Next. Finally, select the video and audio and quality and start converting. Once converted, you can find the video in the output folder or My Studio in the left panel.
- Video Converter supports many formats.
- The app can convert in the background.
Video Converter MP4, 3GP, MKV Cutter Trimmer
A new converter in the town. Video Converter MP4, 3GP, MKV Cutter Trimmer is an easy to navigate converter. The app has the potential to do many things:
- Video conversion (compress).
- Audio conversion
- Audio merging.
- Video cutting.
- Audio cutting.
- Video to audio conversion.
All the above features are available for free. Meanwhile, the premium is also available, which comes with some extra features including cut and trim, fast conversion, select more than two videos to convert, extended format support, and ads free. It supports MP4, 3GP, MOV, FLV, M4V, MKV, AVI, MPG, MTS, MPEG, and VOB formats. Download the app on Google Play here.
How to use the app
When you open the app, there were several options to select. Select the option you want. After selecting the video, the process is easy. A strange thing happened while testing the app. The compressed video size was higher than the normally compressed video. The normal converted video was 25 MB while the converted compressed video was 27 MB.
- Easy to navigate the app.
- It supports many formats for free.
- It does not take that much time to convert.
- The app converts the audio with the video as well.
- Minimising the app can stop the conversion process.
- The compressed video size took more storage then normally converted video.
- The lifetime licence is expensive.
- After selecting a task, the app goes to the files instead of showing all the available videos.
Video Converter Android
A simple free converter is available to install right now. The app is developed by aKingi org. The app does not ask too many questions. You can select the video you want and convert into formats including MP4, MP3, AC3, FLV, AVI, M4A, MP2, MPG, MOV, VOB, WAV, WEBM, WMA and WMV for free. Meanwhile, you can also convert the video into FLAC, MKV and OGG after purchasing the premium key. You can also configure video and audio separately before converting. Other options include adding meta information and a premium feature cutting the video. The premium key is about $5, and it is available as a separate app on Google Play. Check out the app here.
How does the converter work?
After opening the app, you can select the video you want to convert. You can customise the video and audio settings if you wish and change the output folder. Once all done, tap on Execute button on the bottom. It will take some time, depending on the video. Once all done, you can tap on Open Folder to see the converted or follow the output directory to find all the converted videos. It supports a vast number of extensions to convert for free, which is the reason the app is one of the best video converter apps for Android.
- Simple and easy to use.
- Supports so many extensions.
It can be frustrating when you want the video in the format you wish, and the apps keep asking you to pay or they place the watermark. With hundreds of video converter apps, it’s hard to pick the right one. Anyway, I hope the article helped you find the perfect video converter. Let me know your experience with any video converters you have used. Leave a comment so we can discuss.
Image information: The images used are the official icon for the apps. An icon is the property of the owner/developer. None of the photos belongs to me. None of the apps is promoted for my benefit. Last edited: 6/Sept/2019.
The era we live in is fast-forwarding, and we don’t need a college or a university to learn. SoloLearn is changing the future of over 29 million around the globe. The numbers are shocking, but it is correct. In this article, we are exploring SoloLearn Android app review and tutorial. We are going to cover from the core features to app features and watch a YouTube video covering a full review and tutorial of SoloLearn on my Nokia 8.
What is SoloLearn?
SoloLearn is an online free code learning platform. New coders sign up to learn to code. The company has aimed to share knowledge in the world. According to them currently, over 29 million users from SoloLearn. It is available on Desktop, Google Play and App Store.
YouTube video covering SoloLearn Android app Review
Here is the YouTube video covering SoloLearn Android app review on my Nokia 8.
Other courses including Machine Learning, SQL and Python 3 are found in the Data Science section. That’s not it; you can find other courses created by the community and the team. Enrolling in any of the courses is easy. Each course is divided into sections. As you complete a section, there is a quiz. After you complete the questionnaire, you can move to the next section.
The app is not just courses and quizzes. Let’s see some of the great features the app provides. The app comes with five menus, and each menu is for a different purpose. We will cover all these menus in SoloLearn review and tutorial.
The first menu is the Learn menu where you can find all the courses and latest additions. The latest addition option comes with the most recent articles on the website. You can see and comment on the report. You can also search for an article by tapping on the search button.
The second is the Challenge menu where you can confront with your friends or select a random person to challenge. To do that, you will have to choose your language as a weapon and find your friend or tap on Random to play with a random person. Once you are matched with someone, a series of questions will be asked from both of you. The winner earns XP.
Activity Feed menu is like a social menu. Here you can find thoughts, photos and links shared by other users. You can like, dislike, and comment on the posts. After verifying your email, you can also join the community and share thoughts and pictures.
Code Playground is one of the advanced sections on SoloLearn Android app. You can see other users programs. You can create your programs or contribute to others’. After taping a project, you can see the languages and scripts used to make the program and tap on Output on the top or Run on the bottom to see the output of that program. You can also edit the code to make it better or like, dislike and comment on the project. You can see the others’ comments by tapping on the comments icon.
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The last section is Q&A Discussions also called SoloLearn forums is a great place for your doubts. You can ask questions related to coding, answer the questions and search for the question if you already have any.
There is a PRO version of the SoloLearn which cost about $5/month on a monthly plan and $4/month on a yearly plan. The PRO version gives you access to the daily learning goal, personalised activity insights, see who’s viewed your profile, who’s learning nearby and no ads. You can try it for free before purchasing the plan.
Should you buy SoloLearn PRO
Well, if you are keen to learn to code and thinking about a future then go for it. It doesn’t cost that much, and you get many features like who’s viewed your profile. People from requiring agencies look for programmers to hire and spending $4 a month gets you closer then why not?
Do I need anything else than SoloLearn PRO to get a job?
Yes, you will have to be an active learner and community helper. Find the questions and answer them, check out Code Playground and see if you can help improve any of the projects. Create your projects and ask people to contribute. The more you contribute the XP’s you get and requiring people can see your XP while checking out your profile.
You can see your profile, level, friends, codes, posts, activity, skills and badges in the profile menu. Other options and data include your goals, weekly visits, nearby learners and leaderboard. The leaderboard section uses Google Play Games to record your rank locally and globally.
SoloLearn would be the easiest way to learn to code. With so many web development, programming and data science languages you can learn any language whenever you want. Here is the end of SoloLearn Android app review and tutorial. I hope the article helped you understand SoloLearn and the Android app. What service do you use to learn to programme? Share us your thought about SoloLearn or the service you use so we can discuss. Last updated on 12/08/2019.
Reviewing apps and comparing with others is fun. It helps you figure out the best service for your needs. In this blog post, we are going to explore Sygic vs Google Maps. The comparison is based on my experience of testing Sygic after using Google Maps for over two years.
Disclosure: Sygic is a paid service with a seven days free trial.
Table of contents
- Routing comparison.
- Voice and offline navigation.
- Reporting tools.
- Transit options.
- Other features.
- Which one is better where?
Sygic vs Google Maps
Routing is an essential part because you don’t want to stuck in the traffic. Google Maps gets the data from Android devices, the app itself, and many other GPS enabled devices around the world. Sygic uses TomTom Traffic navigation, and the data is updated every two minutes from over 400 million vehicles around the globe.
To find a prominent service, I took a test drive of 9 kilometres (5.5 Miles). Take a look at the below table for the results of the test drive.
|Service||ETA on start||ETA on end||Dist. on start||Dist. on end||No. of reroutes|
|Sygic||16:42||16:50||8.9 km||9.4 km||2|
|Google Maps||16:45||16:50||8.8 km||9.4 km||4|
Regarding the traffic, Google Maps was much accurate, while both could not cope with the real-time traffic changes. Sygic has a feature of suggesting if a better route is available, which can help sometimes. Due to reroutes, the journey took longer, but overall, both perform very well.
Voice and offline navigation
Sygic comes with a few languages including English UK, US, Deutsch, Italiano and a couple more. Google Maps offers a wide range of voice options, including English, Deutsch, Eesti, Filipino, Italiano, Magyar, Norsk, Suomi. Regarding voice command, Google Maps is better. Google Maps voice navigation only guides at the needed times, while Sygic voice navigation guides even there is no turning required.
Regarding offline availability, Google Maps allows downloading maps of about 70 kilometres at a time. You can download different areas for free. You can also toggle on/off the offline navigation. With Sygic, depending on your plan, you can download the maps.
Read Waze vs Google Maps.
The second most essential section of Sygic vs Google Maps is reporting. The more features the service comes with, the better. Take a look at the below table for all the supported features. Most of the creatures are location-based.
|Static speed camera||✔️||❌|
|Mobile speed camera||–||User-provided|
|Object on road||–||User-provided|
There is no comparison regarding transit options. Sygic is only for private vehicles, while Google Maps offers options including car, public transport, cycle, walk, taxi, and rideshare.
Sygic comes with a store where users can purchase add-ons. It comes with a handful of add-ons mentioned below.
- Real view navigation.
- Head-up display.
Let’s talk about some of the unique features both services provide. Sygic and Google Maps have a few things in common and a few uncommon.
- Both show nearby places on the map while driving.
- You can see rideshare vehicles close by.
- Google Maps Timeline tool saves your driving activity, while Sygic has a similar tool called Sygic Travel book.
- A small window which is visible on the right side of the screen shows how many lanes are in total and which lane the driver should be driving on. The feature makes driving more comfortable.
- When we get to close to our destination, Sygic shows a notification with the nearest parking spots.
- Sygic has a store with some fantastic add-ons.
- Sygic remembers where you park your car.
- SOS feature shows your location, nearest police station, hospital, petrol station, and pharmacy. You can also call emergency numbers.
- Sygic offers to view the journey preview.
- Google Maps shows lanes on the top at an intersection. It shows how many lanes in total and which lane the driver should choose.
- Find the information for millions of businesses, including their business hours, reviews, ratings, photos etc.
- Street-view feature to experience true navigation.
- Real-Time street view while walking.
Read HERE WeGo vs Waze.
Which one is better where?
- For public transport, Google Maps.
- Google Maps is better regarding traffic, but it always stays on the route, which was suggested in the beginning. Sygic asks if there is a better route available.
The most important question is whether you want to spend money. Sygic is not free, which is a fine line between Sygic and Google Maps.
Both are great and can be used on different occasions. I hope the post helped. Feel free to share your views about both in the comments below and thanks for having a read. You can subscribe to our newsletter for future updates and new posts.
Discloser: The images used ate the screenshots and are the property of the developer/publisher. The post was last updated by Madhsudhan on 6/Nov/2019.