Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.
Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.
On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.
- How to Control Automatic App Updates in iOS
One of the most convenient features of iOS is the automatic updating of the apps. Yes, it saves your time and attention; you don’t have to update the apps manually and don’t receive annoying alerts about available updates.
But sometimes you don’t want your apps to update automatically. The reasons for it may vary: new versions may have more bugs or lack some features developers see as superfluous. One of the most important reasons to turn automatic updates off is its usage of mobile data plans. There’s a solution for each situation. You don’t have to use third-party solutions, it’s all already built-in.
If you want to control the updating process manually and only install certain updates you’re sure about, you should open Settings menu from your home screen. Then find the “iTunes & App Stores” tab in the left part of the screen and tap it. In the right part find the Update section and open it.
If you want your updates off completely, you should find the slider button in the Updates line and turn it off. The button should switch its color from green to gray. Congratulations! You won’t receive those updates.
If your real aim is to avoid excessive usage of your data plan there’s an option for you. Scroll the same page down, find “Use Cellular Data” line, then turn the slider off in the same way. The updates will only use your Wi-Fi connection.
If you use iOS 9.x there’s another step you may take to make completely sure you won’t have your data plan maxed. The Wi-Fi Assist feature that automatically switches to cellular data when Wi-Fi is weak should be also turned off.
- Mette Frandsen
- 2019-08-19 07:13:12
- 5 Android N Features iOS Should Use
With all their differences aside, Android and iOS are quite similar. A number of features first to appear on either of the two systems were shamelessly "borrowed" by the other one.
None of the two OS pals are free of guilt - things taken include widgets, keyboards, interface and the form factor itself. It seems like the way to the perfect OS requires outsourcing of ideas.
The latest OS releases by both Google and Apple are a living proof that the idea of convergence still lives on and that iOS, Android will continue the practice of taking the opponent's idea and implementing it into their respective products.
The two releases were not about breakthrough features and revolutionary steps. As it fits for seasoned products, they were about polishing the overall user experience and adding certain perks that leave a mark for everyday users.
So let's a have a look at specific features where iOS is set to trail behind Android until it gets them baked into further releases.Multi-window Mode For Phones
While multi-window mode has been live on iPads for a while now, the feature is still to be seen on iPhones.
On the other hand, Google upped the ante and rolled out multi-window support to all devices running Android N, however few there are.
When used in portrait mode, the apps take up a waterfall shape, resting on top of each other. This is an incredibly useful feature as it allows you to share data without leaving either of two apps. With properly optimized applications, even desktop tricks like drag and drop are possible.
This feature is available on iPad albeit not every aspect of it, and yes, you'd have to wait until iOS 10, at least, to see the split-screen feature enabled on iPhones.Rest Your Eyes
There are two great adjustments to Android N's performance, and both make it easier for your vision to cope with throughout the day.
The eye-saving feature pioneered by f.lux on desktops and laptops is getting trendy and it's already incorporated into both Android as Night Mode and iOS as Night Shift.
There is a core difference, however.
With iOS, you set the time when your device should change the tint of your display to a more natural one. Android, conversely, does this automatically using your time and location data and can replace the white light for good should you invert the color scheme to the dark one.
The flexibility and the all-black mode is certainly something that Apple could use in their future releases.Siesta Nap
Every great feature that gets unveiled on every major event still hits the same old roadblock.
Yep, you're right. Battery life.
Both Google and Apple are well aware of this, and they have two responses specifically targeted at tackling this issue.
Their approaches are different, however.
In iOS, you have to enable the Low Power Mode, which kicks in at 20% of your battery left, sort of like Android 5 does at 15% with battery saver, shutting off background refresh and voice control. The mode helps you preserve some of the juice to be able to barely make it through the day when needed.
Android N uses a variant strategy with Doze.
You don't have to set the threshold, as Doze starts working whenever your device is idle, including the time when the screen is off and the phone is in your pocket. The feature thus extends your device's standby time, which contributes significantly to lengthen your battery life.
Apple is yet to make its move in this regard.Quick settings
The area where Android and iOS are radically different is their method of handling quick settings. With Android, you have to go top to bottom, and it's completely opposite in iOS, where you draw the menu up.
Much like other iOS aspects, you can't customize what you see in the quick settings menu, while in Android N, one quick swipe gives you the 5 options you use the most. Add another gesture, and you'll see a plethora of choices, all of them completely customizable.
Moreover, with quick settings API open to third-party developers, you'll soon be able to go directly to apps from the menu, which is quite handy and iOS trails behind in this regards as well.Multitasking
Switching between apps can be a nightmare on iOS, especially if you're using an older device - which could mean data and time lost.
Quick navigation between the apps is addressed independently in both systems. Apple went software with their Back To button which takes you to the app you've been using earlier.
Android takes a hardware approach - you either double-tap the home button to see the cards in a carousel or, with N, just tap the square button right under your screen and you'll be sent back to the previous app in no time, home screen included.
Using a dedicated button is way easier and more user-friendly than trying to tap the tiny characters in the corner of your screen, so iOS has some ground to cover in this regard.Okay Then
These are the features that truly highlight the differences between Android and iOS and the ones where the latter lags behind, in our opinion.
Stay tuned for the next part, where we will discuss the things that Android should embrace from iOS.
Have something to add to our opinion? Share it in the comments below!
- Tuulia Liukko
- 2019-08-19 07:13:41
- 6 Awesome Apps To Learn Languages
Learning languages is an extremely valuable skill that not only provides you with more job opportunities but also helps you learn about different cultures, communicate with interesting people, and improve the understanding of your own language. Here we offer you to take a look at six excellent free applications created to help you learn different languages in a way that is both efficient and fun.1. Duolingo
Duolingo is one of the most popular apps designed for learning of languages thanks to its great design, convenience, and ease of using. Similar to other apps mentioned in this article, the focus of Duolingo is on making the process of learning as exciting as possible. If you do well during your lessons, you will receive different points and bonuses that will be displayed to your friends in the app. Also, if you’re serious about your studies, you can enable daily reminders so that you definitely remember to complete your lessons. A great thing about this app is that you get to read and translate real-life articles, thus not only practicing the language but also learning something useful.2. Memrise
Memrise is another great app that provides you with an opportunity to explore more than a hundred languages. In the app, you will find a great number of courses and games as it’s not a secret that people are more willing to learn something in an entertaining manner. You can set goals and get rewards, thus getting even more motivation to continue. The app keeps track of your progress and allows you to review what you have learned at the time when it’s most needed. The app is already used by millions of people worldwide, and you will definitely find it both easy to use and highly effective.3. HiNative
HiNative is an application created to connect people from different cultures by the principle of asking and answering the questions. With the help of the app, you’re able to get your answers from people from more than 170 countries, thus learning the language in the most natural way. Besides typing your questions, you have an opportunity to record your voice, thus getting the feedback on your accent and pronunciation. You can make your questions more accurate by adding pictures, which is especially useful if you’re not sure about certain words that are written on labels, menus, or you want to find a meaning of a specific hieroglyph. It’s definitely a great app to install on your device and use to practice your language skills.4. Babbel
Another application that you may want to consider while learning languages is Babbel. You can use an app to learn fourteen languages with the help of engaging lessons, straightforward explanations, and creative approach to grammar. One lesson generally lasts for 10-15, and then you get an opportunity to check what you have learned. The lessons that you get are created to help you learn a great number of different topics, including business, travel, culture, and others. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you already know something, you will still benefit from the app by choosing the lessons depending on your level.5. Brainscape
As opposed to the previous apps, Brainscape is not an app created specifically for those who learn languages, but it can easily be used for this purpose. The application allows you to create, share, and find various flashcards to learn whatever you possibly need. The flashcards with words or phrases will be shown to you at a certain frequency, and your task is to rate them depending on how well you remember them. Such rating determines the next time the flashcard will be displayed to you. Using the app, you can easily find the flashcards created by different educational establishments, schools, and publishers, so you can be confident in their accuracy.6. Busuu
Busuu is undoubtedly an application that you should consider if you can’t commit to learning a certain language without some help. With the help of Busuu, you will be able to learn 11 languages, including Italian, French, German, Japanese, and others. You can use this application to expand your vocabulary, listen to audio dialogues, improve your pronunciation with challenges, and play different language games. Checking your knowledge is also far from boring with entertaining quizzes and vocabulary games. One of the prominent advantages of this app is that you can use it offline.Learn languages without stress
Deciding to learn a language can be quite intimidating with the number of grammatical rules and words that you have to remember. At first, the process may seem extremely boring and tedious, so a lot of people quit this idea before getting any real results. Fortunately, with the help of language app, the learning experience become more enjoyable, and you will improve without having to try hard.
- Lotta Tuulola
- 2019-08-19 07:14:06