You know that a messaging app is really becoming competitive when the updates just keep on coming. And while the market is dominated by Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, LINE, etc, Skype isn’t giving up anytime soon. We’ve been seeing a lot of updates from the Microsoft-owned messaging app for the past months, sometimes biweekly, and now, they’re bringing version 6.11 to Android users, making managing conversations and sharing special moments easier.
With the new version of the app, you will now find it easier to manage the conversations you’re having, especially if you have a lot going on. Just long press the conversation, and a toolbar will come up with options to delete, mute notifications or mark as read. This makes it easier to either let go of the ones you don’t need, silence the ones that are too active for your peace of mind, or just remove that annoying unread counter on your app. Skype also now allows you to save video messages so that you can keep the important ones that are worth saving.
When it comes to sharing pictures and videos, you can now directly share from your photo gallery onto an ongoing Skype conversation. If you want to share something from your group to another group, you also now have an option to do so. Even Mojis can now be shared with a contact or even without a group. It will not play automatically but just play when you tap it. Search is also now enhanced, as words from your conversations will now be included in the search result as well.
You can update your Skype for Android app now if the rollout has reached you already. If you haven’t succumbed to Skype yet, maybe now is the time to do so. You can download it from the Google Play Station for free of course.
Audiophiles with discerning tastes will appreciate the quality and convenience that REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones provide, not to mention the fact that they’re 28% off right now at Android Community Deals. REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones by Tenqa easily pair to any Bluetooth enabled device and offer a generous signal range of 33 feet. That means you can safely tuck your audio device away in your pocket or bag and still enjoy amazing quality sound. There are no wires to limit your range of motion, either, so these cans are perfect for listening to music while on the go.
There are controls to adjust the volume and change the track you are listening to right on the headphones, so you can keep your smartphone or MP3 player out of sight at all times. You can even accept calls and have a conversation with perfect clarity, which is an awesome feature to have in noisy environments.
No matter where you are or what you are doing, REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones look the part. They are stylish enough to be worn with office attire, yet don’t look out of place if you are heading to the gym. They fold up nice and neat, too, so they can be easily packed away.
The built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery offers 15 hours of continuous listening on a single charge and roughly 180 hours in standby. They charge up pretty quickly too, taking less than 4 hours to get to full capacity.
Right now you can order a pair of REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones from Android Community Deals for just $35.99 and customers who live in the continental USA will enjoy free shipping with their order.
Stagelight is one great app that will help musicians make new music. Some musicians may argue that you don’t need apps to create your own music but in this digital age, it is important that people take advantage of technology. The app makes it possible for everyone to composes good music even when instruments are not available.
This Stagelight lets you unlock more capabilities as you progress and continue to use the app. From being an avid music listener or an audiophile, you can create your own beautiful music and be able to unlock more features and actions. There are in-app lessons included as well so you’ll understand some stuff about music and composition like a pro.
President and CEO of Open Labs Cliff Mountain is proud of this program. He said, “Stagelight is the first music creation app that allows people to start for free and unlock capabilities as they progress”. The dev team expanded to Android because as Mountain said, they “want to ‘Free The Music’ in everyone”.
The latest Stagelight app has been enhanced to fit all screen sizes. As for mobile expansion, you can now begin a new project on one device, continue on another device, and then finish on another one. The standard Stagelight features can also be enjoyed like unlimited audio playback and recording, social sharing, in-app lessons, built-in instruments like an on-screen piano or a drum machine.
If you can’t wait for other features to be unlocked, you can just search on the in-app store for advanced access. On Stagelight’s in-app store, you can also browse and buy artist bundles or professional loops among others. Download is free but in-app items are offered.
If you may remember, OpenLabs also offered the music creation software free for XDA members last July. That and this Stagelight is actually one and the same.
Download Stagelight from the Google Play Store or get the APK online.
We were just talking about Samsung’s new midrangers for 2016 in the updated Samsung Galaxy A5, A7 and A8. It’s early days, but the rumor mill is full of new information for us. We start with this image from the AnTuTu benchmark database – purportedly of the Samsung Galaxy A7. Dig in.
First up, early rumors were that the updated version of the Samsung Galaxy A7 will run with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 instead of an Exynos one, but this image shows the A7 with an Exynos 7580 chipset, supported by a Mali-T720 graphics chip. It doesn’t rule out the possibility of a Galaxy A7 variant with a SD615 inside, as Samsung has been known to mix it up with chipsets before.
Also, all signs point to the updated Galaxy A7 featuring a generous 3GB of RAM, as most new phones are wont to do these days. Gone are the 512MB and 1GB models, and good riddance, if we may say so. The AnTuTu image also confirms the 13MP/5MP camera combo and the 16GB internal storage which has been rumored. At least they got that part right.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 tested here gives around 37,500 AnTuTu benchmark points – potentially putting it squarely above the older A7, which gives around 32,000 points. It may perform right around the older Galaxy J7, give or take 1,000 benchmark points. One could actually wonder if the SD615 will give better performance than this Exynos chipset. We’ll know pretty soon.