Tag Archives: Android

7 Android Accessibility Tweaks to Set Up a Phone for Seniors – Make Tech Easier

Help a senior navigate their phone more easily.

By Ojash Yadav, Updated Jul 8, 2022

It’s getting increasingly complicated to use Android devices, thanks to newer models that come with a bunch of advanced features. This is especially frustrating for senior citizens. However, you can help them out by making their phones easier to use. All it requires is a few Android accessibility tweaks, like the ones we discuss below.

1. Increase Font and Icon Size

One of the most common complaints you’re likely to hear from elderly family members about using a smartphone is difficulty in reading. Thankfully, to make text more readable for them, you can increase both the text and display size on their Android device.

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Source: 7 Android Accessibility Tweaks to Set Up a Phone for Seniors – Make Tech Easier

4 best library apps for Android to read for free – Android Authority

Libraries are great, and they’re not just for books anymore. Here are the best library apps for Android.

By Joe Hindy, January 14, 2022

From article…

Libraries seem old school at first glance.

However, many libraries update their stuff all the time and you can get some fairly modern entertainment there.

Some libraries have movies, others have audiobooks, and they all have regular books, obviously.

In some cases, you can even rent e-books for free with a library card. It’s an excellent way to find stuff to do on a budget. The only problem is that there are only a handful of apps capable of helping with this.

Here are the best library apps for Android. There is a chance you stumbled upon this article while looking for an app to manage your e-book library. If that’s you, check out our best e-book apps for Android list to find recommendations for that.

The best library apps for Android

Google Maps, Hoopla Digital, Libby, by Overdrive & Your local library app

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Source: 4 best library apps for Android to read for free – Android Authority

Snapshot: The Android feature you didn’t know you needed – TechRepublic

Jack Wallen introduces you to a Google Assistant feature that will help kick off your day with efficiency and ease.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com

by Jack Wallen in Mobility on May 4, 2021, 11:43 AM PST

The Android developers are always sneaking in new features to the mobile platform.

Some of these features make the tiniest ripple in an already vast ocean, while others make waves. However, sometimes those ripples have a cumulative effect and can make a big difference in how people use their devices.

More important, some of those tiny ripples help to make Android easier to use and more efficient.

Such is the case with Snapshot, a feature you had no idea about and didn’t realize you needed. This feature is a part of Google Assistant and gives you (as the name suggests) a snapshot of your day.

Source: Snapshot: The Android feature you didn’t know you needed – TechRepublic

Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android – The Verge

Featuring more than 30 controls to tidy up your videos

By Jon Porter@JonPorty, Apr 13, 2021, 7:50am EDT

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Android’s Google Photos app is being updated with the improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android Police spotted the rollout, and reports that it appears to be available for both Google Pixel devices and other Android phones. The tools appear to have arrived with a server-side update, though you can try updating to the latest version of Google Photos if they’re not yet live in your app.

As Google explained back in February, the new video editing tools include over 30 controls, covering everything from cropping, filters, and color grading options like adjusting contrast, saturation, and brightness.

Source: Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android – The Verge

How To Watch YouTube Videos In 4K On Its Android Mobile App

iOS users could already watch in 4K.

YouTube has added the capability for users of its Android app to watch videos in 4K quality, with iOS users having been given the option last year.

 
Here’s an example of a nice recent video showing the 4K:

Source: How To Watch YouTube Videos In 4K On Its Android Mobile App