What is Showbox? Is Showbox Legal? Full Info about Showbox

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Showbox

The blog post covers everything about Showbox. Millions of users (over 60 according to their website) enjoy free movies and TV shows on services like Showbox. It’s an online media and video streaming service available for free. Continue reading “What is Showbox? Is Showbox Legal? Full Info about Showbox”

Tubi TV Review – Full Review of Tubi Online Streaming Service in 2019

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Tubi TV Review

When I say, free movies, then everybody says yeah! Well, there are many services online, but almost all of them are paid. Wait, I said almost! Some think of the people too. Tubi TV is an online streaming service which is entirely free and available on many devices. You might think, how this app is legal, which I still don’t know, you might also consider what features it has? Where can I get this app? Will they ask me about my credit card? Well, we will be answering all these questions here in Tubi TV review.

Tubi TV Review 2019

Supported platforms

Tubi TV is available on below platforms.

  1. Android.
  2. iOS.
  3. Roku.
  4. Apple TV.
  5. Amazon Fire TV.
  6. Xbox One (the US only).
  7. PS3 (the US and Canada).
  8. PS4 (the US, Canada, and Latin America).
  9. Chromecast.
  10. TiVO.
  11. Xfinity x1.
  12. Cox Contour.
  13. Samsung TV.
  14. Sony TV.

That’s the list of 15 devices which Tubi TV supports. 15 is a number which made me write this Tubi TV review. You can watch movies on any of the above devices. Tubi TV comes with a free account which helps you sync movies across devices. You can watch on your phone and then come back later on PS3 to start where you left.

Tubi website

The Tubi website is a great place to start watching. It comes with a dark interface which gives it more of the movie and TV drama streaming style. You can create an account or login from the top right. You can browse movies straightaway by clicking on the Watch Now button. On the top left, there is a menu with the movie genre. You can search for movies on the top.

Tubi web video player

Tubi TV Website Video Player
Tubi TV Website Video Player

The video player is simple yet comes with many tools. One thing I must mention is the video player is fast, and there isn’t much of the streaming involved. You seek or click on the bar, and it starts playing. On the below, we have video options, including play, 30 seconds backward, 30 seconds forward, volume adjust, full screen, video quality, and captions. Scrolling down shows the information about the movie/tv show. Also, you’ll be able to see related movies with the data.

Check out: 5 best video converter apps for Android.

Tubi mobile apps

Tubi TV review covers both platforms. Tubi mobile is available on iOS and Android. The interface might be different, but the functionalities are the same. The mobile version has a beautiful homepage with featured movies on the top. The app comes with home, browse, search, and account buttons down the below. As you swipe down, you find different genre movies with the movies and TV shows you had left in the middle. The search screen shows the recent searches also the trending searches.

They claim that they have the movies/tv-shows which people can’t find on Netflix. The settings options are in the account menu. You can switch on/off captions and lock in landscape mode. The app itself on iOS is 139 MB, while on Android it occupies 45.33 MB of storage. It has 4.0 ratings on iOS and 4.4 ratings on Android. Android users tend to like Tubi TV more than iOS users.

Tubi mobile video player

Tubi TV Mobile Video Player
Tubi TV Mobile Video Player

The video player on the phone has the progress bar with the current time and the remaining time. You have an option to turn on/off captions and play on TV on the top. Touching the video shows the hidden play/pause button with 30 seconds backward and forwards options.

Check out: Google Keep vs Evernote.

In conclusion

Here is the end of Tubi TV review. In this world, you don’t get free stuff that easily. Tubi TV is offering movies and tv shows on free of charge, which is impressive. Anyway, I hope the post helped. Let me know what do you think of Tubi TV in the comments below.

Image information: The images used in the post are the screenshots of the Tubi TV app and web. These are the property of Tubi TV developers. The post last edited by Madhsudhan on 5/Nov/2019.

Adobe Photoshop Express Tutorial and Features (2019)

Adobe Photoshop Express Icon
Adobe Photoshop Express Icon

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

  1. Editor interface.
  2. Looks.
  3. Lights.
  4. Cropping tool.
  5. Editor.
  6. Blemish removal.
  7. Red-eye removal.
  8. Text editor.
  9. Stickers.
  10. Borders.
  11. Camera.
  12. Collage maker.

1. Adobe Photoshop Express tutorial and tools

Abode Photoshop Express comes with several tools. Let’s go through each tool and see what we can do with that tool.

1.1 Editor Interface

Editor Interface
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.

1.2 Looks

Looks Tool
Looks Tool

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.

1.3 Lights

Lights Feature
Lights Feature

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.
Check out: Adobe Acrobat Reader Review.

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.

  1. Mobile device.
  2. Facebook ad.
  3. Profile cover.
  4. Event cover.
  5. Page cover.
  6. Profile picture.
  7. Instagram photo.
  8. Twitter post.
  9. Twitter header.
  10. Medium.
  11. LinkedIn background.
  12. ETSY cover.
  13. Pinterest photo.
  14. YouTube channel art.
  15. Thumbnail.
  16. Kindle.

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.

1.5 Editor

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.

1.9 Stickers


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.

1.10 Borders


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.

1.11 Camera


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

Photoshop Express Collage
Photoshop Express Collage

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.

2. Preferences

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The edited photos saving location option is there.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Evernote vs OneNote – Which One do You Need in 2019?

Evernote vs OneNote
Evernote vs OneNote

We have many apps to stay organised, finish tasks before the deadline, help others in their tasks, shop without forgetting stuff etc. With the help of note-taking apps, everything looks so simple, but is the service you are using enough for you? There are many apps out there for iPhone and for Android, but the best ones stay on the top. The article covers the two note-taking applications Evernote and OneNote. Which one is the best? Let’s find out in Evernote vs OneNote 2019 battle.

The comparison is divided into two major rounds (Desktop and Mobile). Those two major rounds split into sub-rounds. Most of the rounds contain one point. After all the rounds we will see if it’s Evernote or Microsoft OneNote.

Desktop

The desktop comparison of Evernote vs OneNote will be quick as the core functionalities of both on each platform are the same.

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Evernote-vs-OneNote-Desktop – Click for full size

Evernote

Both support multiple platforms, but the major functionalities are mostly the same. The desktop Evernote app is available on Microsoft Store, and it’s is easy to use. Search is the strength of the app. You can search for notes, and it also searches for the text within the notes. To make searching more easier, you can add tags to each note. On the left, we have the notebooks, shortcuts, tags, trash, shared options. Next to the menu, we have notes and search notes options. Evernote comes with a powerful text menu where you can select fonts, font size, colour, bold, and all the basic tools. We get all the tools which a typical desktop app gets. The features of the Evernote desktop app are below.

  1. You can print notes.
  2. Evernote lets you send notes in an email.
  3. You can add hyperlinks to text.
  4. Duplicate notes option is there.

OneNote

Adopting Office tools, OneNote is a strong note making software available for desktop as well as online. On the left we have notebooks, and after that we have sections and then notes. The software comes with text tools including fonts, size, bold, underline, headings and all necessary tools. You can insert tables, files, pictures, online videos, links, audio from the insert menu. After the insert menu, we have the draw menu. The draw menu comes with pens, highlighters, shapes, ink shapes, undo, redo etc. We can share notes and read notifications. The search feature does the same thing as it does in Evernote.

OneNote assistant is another feature to look for because you can search for the thing you want, and the assistant does that for you. For example, type “add a table” and the assistant will open the table menu for you to select the rows and columns. OneNote looks prettier than Evernote on the desktop with its purple and white theme. Other features of OneNote desktop.

    1. You can add hyperlinks to the text.
    2. Draw on the page.
    3. Translate the text on a page.
    4. Add a sub-page in a page.
  1. Pin the page to the start menu.
  2. OneNote web is available if you don’t want to install the app.

Winner: A tough decision to make here. With lots of tools available for free, you don’t want to favour any service. OneNote comes with great tools and a web-based version. Score: Evernote: 0 and OneNote: 1.

Mobile

App storage

The storage both apps take is different, and it is essential to cover the difference. On Android, OneNote occupies 183 MB of storage while Evernote occupies 88.7 MB of storage. On the iPhone, OneNote takes 211 MB of storage, which is more than OneNote Android version. Evernote, on the other hand, takes 126 MB of storage of the iPhone.
Winner: The round goes to Evernote because it occupies less storage than OneNote. Score: Evernote: 1 and OneNote: 1.

Drive storage

Well, OneNote has the power of Office, and after creating your free account, you can upload up to 5GB of content on OneDrive. The free of Evernote gives you access to 60MB per month. You can’t upload over that limit. The paid plan gives you more storage.
Winner: These days, we have phones with over 500 GB storage. Drive storage is more important because we want everything on multiple devices. Score: Evernote: 1 and OneNote: 2.

Check out: Google Keep vs OneNote.

How both work

Evernote-vs-OneNote-Interface
Evernote-vs-OneNote-Interface

Using Evernote is easy. All the notes are on the screen when you open the app. There is a search button on the top with the menu to select notes, add notes to the home screen, sort notes, notes options, syncing, and settings. Taping on the + button opens notes menu, while to add a text note, tap on the + button two times. In the left menu, we have account details, notebooks, shared notes, photos, chat, trash menu, themes, options, settings, and explore Evernote. Evernote has a dark theme which looks cool.

OneNote, the other hand, is a little bit different. With OneNote, you get notebooks, sections and pages. In notebook you find sections, and in sections you find pages. When you open the app, notebooks are there. The search button is on the bottom with options to add sticky notes. Taping on the + button adds notebooks and same with sections and pages. On the top, we have options menu including sync all, badge, settings, feedback.
Winner: There is no comparison on how both work, but let’s give each one a point. Score: Evernote: 2 and OneNote: 3.

Tools

The most important section in Evernote vs OneNote mobile comparison is tools and freedom to add stuff to the notes. On mobile, Evernote supports text, images, audio, camera, photos, attachments, reminders, and handwriting. As you go, the note size keeps getting bigger. The intelligent camera is something to note because it can help you take photos of business cards, documents, and whiteboards. The camera adopts the power of AI to crop the photo and only save the important part.
You can add all the notes types on a single note. Evernote adds everything on the same page, but everything is in a separate component. Another notable feature of Evernote is templates. Unlike OneNote, you can start with any of the pre-made templates.

Moving to OneNote, you can add text, images, voice recording, checkboxes, attach files, and draw. A noticeable feature of OneNote is adding everything in the same space. You can draw on text, images, recording or add text on the drawing. OneNote also adds all the things you put on the single page and as you keep adding stuff. Another tool is the OneNote badge which adds a circle on the screen as we see with Messenger.

Pricing

Evernote

Evernote-Plan-Comparison
Evernote-Plan-Comparison

Let’s talk about pricing. Evernote comes in two plans. The free one is called Basic, and the paid one is called premium. The image compares the prices for Evernote. In the basic version, the features are:

  • Connect your account to two devices.
  • You can upload 60 MB of notes each month.
  • Maximum note size is 25 MB.
  • You get general support.
  • Evernote Premium comes with more templates.

In the paid version we get more features:

  • You can connect unlimited devices with Evernote Premium plan.
  • Evernote lets you upload 10 GB storage every month.
  • You can write up to 200 MB of notes.
  • Notes are available even you are offline.
  • You can search in Docs and PDFs.
  • With Evernote Premium, you get enhanced support.

The price for the premium is $9.99/month on the monthly plan, while $7.50/month on an annual contract. There used to a middle plan called Evernote Plus, perfect for students and people who are not into making notes but want to be ready all the time, but that one is no longer available.

OneNote

OneNote is a free note-taking app. It lets you do everything for free. You also get OneDrive storage when you sign up, and there is no uploading and note size limit. You can also connect to as many devices as you want. OneNote lets you save notes on OneDrive so you can access them anywhere. You can also purchase the extra storage on OneDrive, but there is no cost of using OneNote.
Winner: Free stuff is the best stuff. Both apps are available for free so let’s tie this round. Score: Evernote: 4 and OneNote: 4.

Check out: Microsoft Launcher Review.

Other features comparison

Some of the handy features are essential to cover in Evernote vs OneNote because those prove what companies have improved in their services to attract new users.

Evernote

  1. Dark theme is available for free.
  2. Reminders to remind you of tasks.
  3. Add-note notification is visible all the time (you can disable that feature).

OneNote

  1. OneNote badge is available, which helps you make notes anytime easily.
  2. Completely free. Get all the features for free with OneNote.
  3. You can add sticky notes easily.

Evernote vs OneNote video comparison

Here is a quick video comparing both on a mobile phone. The video covers the essential features and helps in clearing your mind by presenting the comparison visually.

Which one do you need?

If you want to stay up to date with new tools, then Evernote is your place, while if you want the ease of use and free tools, then Microsoft OneNote is a perfect choice.

In conclusion

Here is the final score of the comparison Evernote: 4 and OneNote: 4. Oh, well! Both got the same points. Being prepared for instant moments is essential. It’s always good practice to see which one is better before starting a new service. I hope the article Evernote vs OneNote helped. Which one do you use for notes? Share your experience with everyone visiting, and let me know if I’m missing anything so, I can improve this article.

Image information: The images used in this comparison are the icons and screenshots. These are the company’s properties. Last edited by Madhsudhan on 15/Oct/2019.

Google Keep vs Evernote – Comparison of Note Making Services 2019

Google-Keep-vs-Evernote
Google-Keep-vs-Evernote

Comparison of Google Keep and Evernote is one of the terms over a thousand people look for every month. Google Keep available on multiple platforms is one of the easiest ways to make a note, while Evernote is advanced and tools to take your notes on a high level. The article covers the ultimate fight of Google Keep vs Evernote.

Platforms

Google Keep and Evernote are available on multiple platforms, but the major division works between the desktop and the mobile.

  1. General moto.
  2. Web/desktop.
  3. Mobile.

General motto

Both have the same motto, and both do a good job. With Google Keep, we can make notes, checklists, record audio, draw, and add an image. Google Keep was initially released in 2013, and Evernote was released in 2008 on the web.

Google Keep is available on the desktop as a web-based version, for Chrome, iOS, and Android. Evernote is available as a web-based version, a desktop app, extensions for browsers, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

The notes you add are saved on the drive and you get 15GB of storage online with your Google account. Evernote gives nothing to a little storage. You can upload 60MB worth of notes every month.

Google Keep vs Evernote – Web

Google Keep and Evernote Web
Google Keep and Evernote Web

Both are available as a web client where you can instantly create, edit, and delete notes. Evernote web has almost all account-related features including devices, notebooks, shares and other account details. Keep, on the other hand, comes with the basic interface and account settings.

Google Keep is entirely free, and anyone can access their notes on any device. You can draw as well as type, but the service keeps both separately. Keep is powered by Google’s search, and it finds the text in the notes to give you the prominent results. You can add reminders and add users to work.

Moving to the features, Evernote also comes as a desktop application for free. The second feature is the templates. You can start making notes with the help of templates including planning, budget, meeting, gift tracker etc. templates available for free. Evernote can make all types of notes which Keep supports, and it can do a bit more than Keep.

Intelligent search is also something to consider as it searches in the notes to give you what you want. You can print notes, make reminders, add users to contribute, send notes in an email, add hyperlinks to the text, duplicate notes in Evernote with one tap.

Round 01 results: Google Keep is a tool making it easier for everyone to write and share on-the-go, but on the ladder, it doesn’t go high as Evernote. Both come with free features, but being a full-time note-making and improving the company, Evernote has done a pretty impressive job. The winner for this round is Evernote.

Google Keep vs Evernote – Mobile

Google-Keep-and-Evernote-Mobile
Google-Keep-and-Evernote-Mobile

Interface

In Google Keep vs Evernote, mobile covers the major section. On the left hand, we have Google Keep. When you open the app, you see the notes. The search bar is on the top with account information and view settings. To add a note, we tap on the bottom. On the bottom right, we have options to add other kinds of notes. On the top left, we have the settings menu where you can find reminders, labels, archives, deleted notes, and other settings. To delete a note simply hold and find the option on the top right.

In Evernote, the search and filter view buttons on the top right with the upgrade option. You see all the notes when you open the app. You also have an option to add more notebooks. On the bottom right, you can add notes. Touching the button lists the types of notes you can make. On the top left, there is a settings option where you’ll be able to see the account details along with plan info, notebooks, share, chat, themes, and other options. To multi-select the note you can hold on a note and then select as many as you want. The delete and archive options are on the top.

Check out: Evernote vs OneNote.

App storage

Keep-vs-Evernote-Storage
Keep-vs-Evernote-Storage

Keep only occupies 28.35MB of size against Evernote which occupies 74.13MB of storage on Android. On iOS, Google Keep takes 94.9MB of space while Evernote takes 130.5 MB of storage, and again, the first one got the point.

Score so far: Keep: 01. Evernote: 0.

Evernote premium

Evernote-Plan-Comparison
Evernote-Plan-Comparison

This section has nothing to with Google Keep. The above image shows the Evernote plans. The free one is called basic, while the premium one is for $9.9/m on a monthly plan and $7.5/m on a yearly plan. You get features including unlimited devices, extra upload limit, increased note size, offline mode, search in PDFs and docs, and enhanced support in the premium plan.

Keep vs Evernote all features comparison

Here is the list of both services benefits with added points.

  1. You can work on as many devices as you want. Keep: 02.
  2. 15GB of free storage. keep: 03.
  3. Add templates to the notes. Evernote: 01.
  4. Chat with collaborates in Evernote. Evernote 02:
  5. You can add links to the text in Evernote. Evernote: 03.
  6. Change the colour of the note in Keep. Keep: 04.
  7. Evernote comes with an intelligent camera which scans the business cards quickly. Evernote: 04.
  8. Both come with an intelligent search. Tie.
  9. Evernote supports more note types including audio, attachment, and others. Evernote: 05.
  10. Both have a dark theme option. Tie.
  11. Add notebooks. Evernote 06.
  12. Available on many devices than Keep. Evernote 07.

Results

Evernote won the desktop battle with 1 point, while it also won the mobile phone battle leaving Keep behind. Final mobile results are Google Keep: 04 and Evernote: 07. The winner of this battle is Evernote. Keep needs new features to come back and tackle, but for now, we can close this battle.

In conclusion

There are over 8.9 billion unique mobile connections in the world. Yes! You read that right. With that many mobile phones, we can imagine how it would be being the ultimate note-taking app. The end of Google Keep vs Evernote is here. I hope you found the article helpful. Please share, comment, and advise if anything is missing from this post.

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Image information: Google keep icon is created by Stratos Stratos under Creative Commons and Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). Post last updated by Madhsudhan on 17th of July 2019.

Sygic vs Waze – A Detailed Comparison of Both in 2019

Sygic vs Waze
Sygic vs Waze

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

  1. Details.
  2. YouTube video covering Sygic vs Waze on the road.
  3. Interface.
  4. Online navigation.
  5. Offline navigation.
  6. Safety and security.
  7. Unique features.
  8. Issues with both apps.
  9. Which one is better where.
  10. In conclusion.

Details

Sygic

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.

Waze

Released in 2006 Waze has been one of the favourites. The company has been operating under Google since 2013, and millions of users use Waze in their daily life.

YouTube video

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.

Interface

Sygic and Waze Interface
Sygic and Waze Interface

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.

Online navigation

Sygic and Waze - Navigation
Sygic and Waze – Navigation

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

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.
Check out: Waze vs Google Maps 2019.

Offline navigation

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

Sygic vs Waze Security Features
Sygic vs Waze Security Features

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.
Check out: Sygic vs Google Maps 2019.

Unique features

Each app has some unique features, and we will be covering each in this Sygic vs Waze comparison.

Sygic

  1. It shows a small window suggesting which lane should you use to drive the car.
  2. Sygic updates the route if there is a fast route available.
  3. It shows your car’s speed and the speed zone. It also beeps when you exceed the limit, or a speed trap is ahead.
  4. When moving to a different speed zone, Sygic displays the new speed on the screen.
  5. Need parking? Sygic will show you the nearest parking when you are close to the destination.
  6. Need more features? Check out Sygic Store. The tools including real-time navigation, dash cam, head up display, cockpit, travel book, maps etc.
  7. Download maps for your region.
  8. You can preview the route in the options.
  9. You can see the nearest Uber or similar rideshare driver and book a car (region limited).

Waze

  1. Get real-time traffic, hazards, police, crash reports from drivers.
  2. Waze is completely free.
  3. For your safety, you can’t search for anything when the speed is above 2.
  4. You can use Waze for cycling or use if for taxi stuff, and Waze will give you the best routes.
  5. You can play your songs with one tap if you have music apps installed.
  6. Waze shows your car’s speed and speed zone.

Problem with Both

Let’s see some of the issues with both the apps.

Sygic

  1. Sygic is a paid service.
  2. Map updates will not be very often.

Waze

  1. Sometimes, it forgets to inform you about the speed traps.
  2. 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:

    1. If you want a rich and smooth experience, then Sygic is there.
    2. If you want free stuff, then Waze is your go.
    3. Looking for cycle routes? Waze.
    4. Looking to drive a taxi or rideshare? Waze is there.
    5. Are you a new driver? Or moving to a new place? Sygic is there to guide you about the lanes, parking, and petrol station.

In conclusion

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.

i88 TWS Full Review, Features, and Comparison with AirPods 2019

i88 TWS
i88 TWS

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.
Check out: Google Play Music vs Spotify.

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.

i88 TWS vs i10S TWS
i88 TWS vs i10S TWS

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.

  1. i88 buds the same size as i10s and original AirPods.
  2. They come with 2.5 hours of talk and music time.
  3. 400mAh of the battery capacity of the case.
  4. 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.

  1. Buy i88 TWS from AliExpress (credit card).

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.

In conclusion

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.

Google Play Music vs Spotify – Best Music Platform in 2019

Google Play Music vs Spotify
Google Play Music vs Spotify

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

    1. Details
    2. Platforms.
    3. Number of Songs.
    4. Android & iOS.
    5. Free vs Premium.
    6. Pricing.
    7. Results.

Details

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.

Spotify, on the other hand, is a Swedish audio streaming platform launched in October 2007 and has over 40 million songs and currently, it is available in 79 countries.

Google Play Music vs Spotify Search Trend
Google Play Music vs Spotify Search Trend

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.

Platforms

PlatformGoogle Play MusicSpotify
iOS✔️✔️
Android✔️✔️
Windows Phone✔️
Desktop✔️
Web✔️

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.
Check out: Top 10 must-have Android Apps in 2019.

Number of Songs

Both platforms support over 40 million songs as of Feb 2019.

AppNumber of songs
SpotifyOver 40 million
Google Play MusicOver 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

Google Play Music Identify What's Playing
Google Play Music Identify What’s Playing

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.

Spotify

Spotify Lyrics By GENIUS
Spotify Lyrics By GENIUS

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.

Check out: Google Keep vs OneNote.

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.

Pricing

Google Play Music vs Spotify Pricing
Google Play Music vs Spotify Pricing

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.

Check out: Sygic vs Google Maps.

Results

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.

5 Best SwiftKey Themes – Best SwiftKey keyboard Themes in 2019

Best SwiftKey Themes - Logo by Londonrb
Best SwiftKey Themes – Logo by Londonrb

Are you looking for the best SwiftKey themes available for free in 2019? SwiftKey is one of the most downloaded keyboard apps. Even in the comparison of SwiftKey vs Gboard, we saw SwiftKey as the winner. SwiftKey Keyboard comes with fantastic themes, and in this blog post, we are going to explore 5 best SwiftKey themes available for free right now in 2019.

Best SwiftKey Themes

Cobalt

SwiftKey Keyboard Theme Cobalt
SwiftKey Keyboard Theme Cobalt

Whether gadgets or cars, black colour is always the first choice. Considering that, here is one of the best SwiftKey themes. The theme is slick, and with white buttons colour and grey and light blue highlighting colour, the Cobalt theme would be the first choice to download for your SwiftKey Keyboard.

Chalkboard Blue

SwiftKey Keyboard Theme Chalkboard Blue
SwiftKey Keyboard Theme Chalkboard Blue

The second-best SwiftKey theme is Chalkboard Blue. With classic light blue highlighting colour and light black background, Chalkboard Blue looks stunning. Blue and black make a great impression, and when it comes to the combination of light blue and light black, then there is no comparison.

Minimal Material Light

SwiftKey Keyboard Theme Minimal Material Light
SwiftKey Keyboard Theme Minimal Material Light

It’s not as if I’m a fan of black, then I’ll forget the light colours. Here is a theme for people who like light colours. Minimal Material Light is another classic and professional theme in SwiftKey Themes Store. By default, there are no button borders, but you can add borders in the settings.

High Contrast

SwiftKey Keyboard Theme High Contrast
SwiftKey Keyboard Theme High Contrast

High Contrast is truly high black and white. The theme is one of the unique themes and because of the combination of black and white, it looks stunning. The theme is pre-installed with SwiftKey and can be activated it in the themes menu.

Minimal Light Black

SwiftKey Keyboard Theme Minimal Light Black
SwiftKey Keyboard Theme Minimal Light Black

Minimal Light Black is a classic theme, and again it is the combination of black and white. The theme is somehow the opposite of High Contrast. Half white background colour gives a nice look, and black coloured buttons are always visible even when brightness is low.

In conclusion

Here is the end of 5 best SwiftKey themes. I hope you found the perfect theme for your keyboard. For all the themes, you can check out SwiftKey Keyboard store. Thanks for reading and feel free to share your views.

Images license: Most of the images are the copyright of the app owner except the SwiftKey Logo which is in Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0). Please send me a message for any questions about the images.

SwiftKey vs Gboard – Which One is the Ultimate Choice in 2019?

SwiftKey vs Gboard
SwiftKey vs Gboard

Google has developed over 70 apps for Android. One of them is Gboard, also called Google Keyboard. Many companies are dominating certain areas of Android. I have been using SwiftKey and Gboard for over eight months, and if anyone asks me the difference between SwiftKey and Gboard, I can explain without any hesitation. From my experience here is the ultimate SwiftKey vs Gboard blog post. Continue reading “SwiftKey vs Gboard – Which One is the Ultimate Choice in 2019?”

HERE WeGo vs Waze – Which One is Better in 2019?

HERE WeGo vs Waze
HERE WeGo vs Waze

Two navigational apps from two different companies are here on a table. HERE WeGo formerly known as Here Maps is operated by Here Global and Waze is owned and operated by Google. How do both apps stand against each other? Let’s find out in the ultimate battle of HERE WeGo vs Waze. 

Info: The comparison is based on rounds. After each round, the winning app gets one point.

Table of contents

  1. Comparison video
  2. Routing
  3. Voice navigation
  4. Reporting
  5. Transit options
  6. Offline navigation
  7. Other features
  8. Which one is better where?

Comparison video

The video explains how both work and react on the road. None of the services is perfect and in HERE WeGo vs Waze comparison, we saw something similar.

Routing

HERE WeGo vs Waze - Routing
HERE WeGo vs Waze – Routing

With the help of AI and data provided by the app/user, both services calculate the traffic. To dig deeper, I took a test drive (above video) to find the difference. Take a look at the below results.

ServiceETA on startETA on endDist. on startDist. on end
HERE WeGo19:0916:3510 km9.3 km
Waze19:0616:359.1 km9.3 km

Regarding the traffic, Both did a good job. Initially, the arrival time in Waze was quicker, and the distance was less than in HERE WeGo. But, I had to favour HERE WeGo sometimes to make it an even comparison.

Score: HERE WeGo: 0 | Waze: 0. Reviews: Both get data from multiple sources. HERE WeGo data tends to be more accurate than Waze because anyone on Waze can report the wrong traffic. This round is a tie.

Also check out: Waze vs Google Maps.

Voice navigation

HERE WeGo comes with about 78 different voices in many languages, while Waze offers about 73 voice options. A beneficial thing in Waze is to record personal voice for turns and stuff.

Score: HERE WeGo: 0 | Waze: 0. Reviews: More languages or your voice? It’s a decision of a user.

Reporting

Both offer some reporting tools. Waze has an edge on reporting features because of its user based reporting tool. Take a look at the below table for all the features.

FeatureHERE WeGoWaze
Speed camera✔️✔️
Speed limit✔️✔️
Vehicle’s speed✔️✔️
Static speed camera✔️✔️
Mobile speed cameraUser-provided
CrashUser-provided
CongestionUser-provided
RoadworksUser-provided
Road closureUser-provided
Object on roadUser-provided
Disabled vehicleUser-provided
Fuel pricesUser-provided
Roadside help✔️
Disabled vehicleUser-provided

Contributions

Waze uses a scoreboard system where users can contribute. The user-based reporting tools in the above section are the features which can be reported. Depending on the user level, the report is sent to the server. The more a person reports, the more points they get. This feature helps Waze report many things around the area.

Score: HERE WeGo: 0 | Waze: 1. Reviews: This round goes to Waze.


Check out:
Waze vs HERE WeGo.

Transit options

There is no comparison regarding the transport options. HERE WeGo has more transit options than Waze.

FeatureHERE WeGoWaze
Car✔️✔️
Taxi driving✔️
Bicycle✔️✔️
Public transport✔️
Taxi/ride-share✔️
Walk✔️✔️

Score: HERE WeGo: 1 | Waze: 1. Reviews: This round goes to HERE WeGo.

Check out:
Waze vs Google Maps.

Offline navigation

HERE WeGo allows downloading maps for different areas. Depending on your location, you can download your city, state or even the whole country’s map. It comes handy when you are in remote areas, or you don’t have enough data left. The app will not be able to give you traffic updates, but it would give you the smallest route. Waze does not allow to download maps on your phone.

Score: HERE WeGo: 2 | Waze: 1. Reviews:  HERE WeGo gets this round too.

Check out: Sygic vs Waze.

Other features

HERE WeGo

  • You can view satellite, transit, and traffic modes.
  • The service offers to view business information such as phone number, website, opening hours etc.
  • HERE WeGo shows all the possible ways to get to a location in the same window.

Waze

  • You can switch between 2D and 3D mode.
  • You can talk to Waze by saying OK Waze.
  • Waze supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Common

  • Both offer a web map editor. HERE WeGo also provides a map editor app.
  • Night mode is available in both.

Which one is better where?

The answer to this question is complicated. Here is a list of which service is better where.

  1. If you travel to remote areas often then you should go with HERE WeGo and download maps.
  2. In the city, both would work fine, but if you want to stay up to date with surrounding, then Waze is better.
  3. For public transport, taxi, ride-share, and walk, HERE WeGo is your choice.
  4. Love to help the community, Waze is there.

In conclusion

The end of this comparison is here. Thanks for having a read and I hope the comparison HERE WeGo vs Waze helped. Please feel free to share your views regarding both services and in the comments below and subscribe to the newsletter for updates and new blog posts.




Disclosure: Images used in this blog post are the screenshots of the apps. A screenshot is most likely the copyright of the app owner. The blog post was last updated by Madhsudhan on 10/Nov/2019.

HERE WeGo vs Google Maps – Which One is the Ultimate Winner?

HERE WeGo vs Google Maps
HERE WeGo vs Google Maps

When it comes to navigation, different people use different services. Google Maps, which is the most popular app with over 54% smartphone owners having used it at least once, while HERE WeGo is overall a great maps service. HERE WeGo is formerly known as Here Maps and which was owned by Nokia. Continue reading “HERE WeGo vs Google Maps – Which One is the Ultimate Winner?”