Save battery on your Samsung mobile and optimize it with your new apps

Samsung Galaxy Labs is a set of applications designed to improve the battery of phones, make them more secure and enhance them by software.

Samsung not only has a huge number of mobiles and accessories, it also works on the software to offer the most complete and varied experience possible to its customers. In fact, it is often too complete since their phones are characterized by a certain heavyness in software and excess installed applications. Do you want more and make them really useful? No problem.

Samsung Galaxy Labs is a set of new applications, still experimental, that are offered as a complement to all mobile phones of the brand. They work within the framework of One UI and offer different ways to optimize the overall performance of the device, especially in battery and performance . They can be installed on any Samsung Galaxy with a minimum of Android 9 Pie .

Four new Samsung applications that optimize phones

Ahorra batería en tu móvil Samsung y mantenlo seguro con sus nuevas apps

The apps are included in an experimental launcher, Samsung Galaxy Labs . Like Good Lock applications, software that aims to improve phones, Galaxy Labs is not yet available in all countries, so far only in Holland. Without that being a problem to install the Apks on your Samsung mobile, of course.

As SamMobile has detailed , this new set of applications needs a launcher to be able to use them, as is the case with Good Lock . In the case of Samsung Galaxy Labs , the application itself ( here the Apk ) and the services that make it possible to work at software, Galaxy Labs Agent ( the Apk is here ). To have the whole package you need to install these two applications, then the corresponding optimization apps: the download icon from the Galaxy Store will only work if you are in Holland.

What experimental applications has Samsung currently included in Galaxy Labs ? The following four:

Ahorra batería en tu móvil Samsung y mantenlo seguro con sus nuevas apps

Battery Guardian

  • Battery Guardian This is an app that monitors the battery of the phones and the processes that run in the background. To save battery, Battery Guardian detects battery drain and pauses those apps that are exceeding; with the drawback that this can cause notifications to be lost. You can download it from here .
Ahorra batería en tu móvil Samsung y mantenlo seguro con sus nuevas apps

Battery Guardian

  • Battery Tracker It is complemented by the previous one in terms of monitoring battery consumption; offering a very detailed record of the energy impact of installed applications. It has more complete statistics than the Battery section of the Samsung Galaxy settings. And you can download it from here .
Ahorra batería en tu móvil Samsung y mantenlo seguro con sus nuevas apps

File Guardian

  • File Guardian This is an application that serves as insurance against accidental deletion, also for all those times that we regret having deleted something. And it is separate from the recycling bin integrated in Samsung Galaxy: everything you delete from the phone can be rescued using File Guardian; and definitely eliminate from there. You can download this application from this link .
Ahorra batería en tu móvil Samsung y mantenlo seguro con sus nuevas apps

File Booster

  • App Booster As the name implies, this application is responsible for strengthening the rest of apps and games. It works as a push button without knowing what it does very well: just press the button so that App Booster optimizes all mobile applications. You can install it from here .

Once you have installed all the applications, or those you want, you can access them using the launcher, Galaxy Labs . We have tested them and they all work correctly on our Samsung Galaxy S10 + with the Android 10 beta and One UI 2.0 . They should also work on other Samsung phones with Android 9 Pie and One UI .

These are the best apps of 2019 according to Samsung

Samsung took advantage of its developer conference, the SDC 2019, to communicate which are, according to its criteria, the best Android applications of the year.

That 2019 is about to end is a fact. And it is not only enough to look at the calendar to realize that November is already showing its leg , also the latest releases in mobile phones and accessories show it. And also the compilations with the best of 2019 , like the one Samsung has made of its Galaxy Store .

Since all Samsung mobile owners have access to the company’s app and game store, the Galaxy Store, the developers’ effort to stand out in the catalog is remarkable. And Samsung rewards it annually by choosing the best applications of the year, awards that it grants in its developer conference, the SDC ( Samsung Developer Conference ).

The 2019 SDC is currently being held in San Jose, California. Thousands of developers come to it, many of them with apps and games within the Galaxy Store or with an interest in publishing their work in this store. And 25 of them were awarded the prizes for the best applications, also for the best Devs. The variety and quality is notorious.

Samsung recognizes the best 25 apps and games developers

Análisis del Samsung Galaxy Note 10: en su tamaño está la mejor virtud

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 The SDC 2019 had its opening ceremony yesterday with an event in which the state of Android was analyzed at the development level, the health of application stores and how Samsung faces the evolution in its platforms, from Bixby to televisions He also highlighted the 25 best apps, games and developers of the Samsung Galaxy Store by selecting them in 25 categories .

In what strictly concerns the best apps and games of 2019 , Samsung rewarded the following:

How to activate dark mode on Instagram, Google Play and more on almost any Android

We explain how you can activate the dark mode in applications such as Instagram even if your phone does not have Android 9 or Android 10.

The dark mode is one of the star functions of 2019 when it comes to software. It has taken relevance in both Android and iOS, although only the latest versions of these operating systems allow its use.

This leaves out a lot of users who would like to be able to use the dark mode but do not yet have Android 9 or Android 10 on their phones.

To help them is the Dark Mode application , which allows us to configure some applications in dark mode. This is important, it only works with some applications such as Google Photos, Google Play or Instagram, although the developer’s intention is to increase compatibility.

How Dark Mode works

Cómo activar el modo oscuro en Instagram , Google Play y más en casi cualquier Android

This application works on the Android code, but there are some manufacturers that modify it before implementing it on their phones, so although it should work on any smartphone with Android 4.3 or higher, it is possible that in some specific models it will not.

What the application does is tell a specific app, such as Instagram, to activate the dark mode, even if the system has not ordered it.

This makes it necessary that the developer of the app in question has implemented this function for Dark Mode to work.

Activating dark mode in many apps

Cómo activar el modo oscuro en Instagram , Google Play y más en casi cualquier Android

To activate the dark mode in applications that are compatible, we have to open Dark Mode and choose the dark or automatic mode.

Of course, we have succeeded in Huawei phones, but not in the OnePlus and Xiaomi since in these phones the dark mode is their own and they do not integrate Android. If you have mobiles of these brands you can try but they may not work and if you have them from other manufacturers it is best to install it. If the app itself is not compatible, it will tell you.

How to activate dark mode on Instagram, Google Play and more on almost any Android

We explain how you can activate the dark mode in applications such as Instagram even if your phone does not have Android 9 or Android 10.

The dark mode is one of the star functions of 2019 when it comes to software. It has taken relevance in both Android and iOS, although only the latest versions of these operating systems allow its use.

This leaves out a lot of users who would like to be able to use the dark mode but do not yet have Android 9 or Android 10 on their phones.

To help them is the Dark Mode application , which allows us to configure some applications in dark mode. This is important, it only works with some applications such as Google Photos, Google Play or Instagram, although the developer’s intention is to increase compatibility.

How Dark Mode works

Cómo activar el modo oscuro en Instagram , Google Play y más en casi cualquier Android

This application works on the Android code, but there are some manufacturers that modify it before implementing it on their phones, so although it should work on any smartphone with Android 4.3 or higher, it is possible that in some specific models it will not.

What the application does is tell a specific app, such as Instagram, to activate the dark mode, even if the system has not ordered it.

This makes it necessary that the developer of the app in question has implemented this function for Dark Mode to work.

Activating dark mode in many apps

Cómo activar el modo oscuro en Instagram , Google Play y más en casi cualquier Android

To activate the dark mode in applications that are compatible, we have to open Dark Mode and choose the dark or automatic mode.

Of course, we have succeeded in Huawei phones, but not in the OnePlus and Xiaomi since in these phones the dark mode is their own and they do not integrate Android. If you have mobiles of these brands you can try but they may not work and if you have them from other manufacturers it is best to install it. If the app itself is not compatible, it will tell you.

Free payment applications for a short time: take advantage and download them!

We have for you a good collection of free applications that will be at zero euros for a short time: do not hesitate to download them, also the rest of the offers.

Our usual review of the Google Play offers brings us the latest compilation of free applications for October. Given the proximity of Halloween , there are many apps and games that have acquired a reduction for this reason, also designs and screens inspired by the Anglo-Saxon holiday. So you know: don’t waste time and go for the sales now.

Each of the discounts you have listed below will remain active for a short time. Since they will soon increase in price, you may go to Google Play and their original cost is reflected; Hence, our recommendation is to hurry up: only then will you get the apps and games on offer .

Free Android Apps

Free Android Games

Free Android customization applications

The compilation of offers cannot end here, we still have discounts on apps and games that are worth checking out. And not just a glance: if you buy now you will never regret it.

Stardew valley

One of the best role-playing games for Android is on sale with a 38% discount. No presentation needed: you still don’t have Stardew Valley in your app library, you have to buy it right now. It is an excellent opportunity.

The Room Three

Third part of the successful saga The Room with more riddles, challenges and puzzles than ever. Go from room to room investigating every corner of the rooms and discover each of its secrets. Overflowing emotion with 48% less.

Braveland Wizard

A great turn-based battle game that boasts a “old school” strategy system . Addictive, loaded with fun and, unfortunately, something short. Although yes, the 80% discount dilutes any inconvenience.

FRACTER

Labyrinthine black and white game with a certain aesthetic of Monument Valley and full of puzzles. Fracter has received several awards for the quality and approach of the game. And you have it on offer so you can try it for almost half its price. Recommended.

Majotori

Majotori

This is a question and answer game that mixes Trivial mechanics with narrative. Perfect for the geeks of the place and with a level of challenge acceptable to anyone who likes movies, animation or videogames. Currently has a discount of 66%.

Beamdog games

This developer specialized in the revitalization of classics has two authentic discounted games. Half less!

IClassics Collection games

They are not games as such, but they do offer interaction within a novel style with which you will immerse yourself in the world of classical writers . They have a 75% discount.

Facebook monitors our health with new prevention tools

Facebook launches in the United States a tool that ensures the health of its users. Reminders, prevention … And certain privacy concerns.

Having mobile phones at hand to control our agenda, the most common is that we register from our contacts to our next doctor’s appointments . In this sense, a timely alert not only avoids missing an appointment, it can also minimize the risks of suffering from any health problem. So, why not add such reminders to a social network as populated as Facebook ?

The social network announces in several articles the inclusion of a new tool available to users of the application, at the moment in the United States : it will be in charge of offering notices according to the scheduled medical appointments, it will also deliver information related to the risks associated with the age and sex of the user . On the one hand it seems like a good idea. On the other … Privacy alarms have broken to sound.

Facebook guarantees that it will respect the medical privacy of users, at least in terms of results

Facebook vigila nuestra salud con nuevas herramientas de prevención

Creating alerts and medical notices implies that the social network has access to highly private information: it is not the same to register that on Thursday we have a blood test that only set a simple reminder for that date. If this joins the information that Facebook already has about us, such as our age, sex, hobbies and risk behaviors … the personal clinical picture obtained by the algorithms could be quite accurate .

The social network has wanted to reassure by ensuring that medical data is not shared in any case with Facebook itself or with third-party companies. Nor may advertisements make use of information derived from health reminders. The information recorded by the tool is neither public nor shared ; It is up to the user to decide how to use it.

According to Facebook:

“The tool will give you the option to set reminders for your future checkups and mark them as facts, but it will not give us access to the actual results of your tests.”

Thanks to the Facebook application, and to this new health tool, any resident of the United States will be able to register their own clinical appointments with the social network as well as the information that concerns their health. In addition, you will receive different alerts from Facebook as you have health risks . These risks will be calculated by Facebook based on the user’s age, sex and other physical values.

Facebook has created the tool in partnership with independent organizations in the United States related to health and prevention . To use the tool you have to open the Android application in the United States and go to the Preventive Health option.

Facebook monitors our health with new prevention tools

Facebook launches in the United States a tool that ensures the health of its users. Reminders, prevention … And certain privacy concerns.

Having mobile phones at hand to control our agenda, the most common is that we register from our contacts to our next doctor’s appointments . In this sense, a timely alert not only avoids missing an appointment, it can also minimize the risks of suffering from any health problem. So, why not add such reminders to a social network as populated as Facebook ?

The social network announces in several articles the inclusion of a new tool available to users of the application, at the moment in the United States : it will be in charge of offering notices according to the scheduled medical appointments, it will also deliver information related to the risks associated with the age and sex of the user . On the one hand it seems like a good idea. On the other … Privacy alarms have broken to sound.

Facebook guarantees that it will respect the medical privacy of users, at least in terms of results

Facebook vigila nuestra salud con nuevas herramientas de prevención

Creating alerts and medical notices implies that the social network has access to highly private information: it is not the same to register that on Thursday we have a blood test that only set a simple reminder for that date. If this joins the information that Facebook already has about us, such as our age, sex, hobbies and risk behaviors … the personal clinical picture obtained by the algorithms could be quite accurate .

The social network has wanted to reassure by ensuring that medical data is not shared in any case with Facebook itself or with third-party companies. Nor may advertisements make use of information derived from health reminders. The information recorded by the tool is neither public nor shared ; It is up to the user to decide how to use it.

According to Facebook:

“The tool will give you the option to set reminders for your future checkups and mark them as facts, but it will not give us access to the actual results of your tests.”

Thanks to the Facebook application, and to this new health tool, any resident of the United States will be able to register their own clinical appointments with the social network as well as the information that concerns their health. In addition, you will receive different alerts from Facebook as you have health risks . These risks will be calculated by Facebook based on the user’s age, sex and other physical values.

Facebook has created the tool in partnership with independent organizations in the United States related to health and prevention . To use the tool you have to open the Android application in the United States and go to the Preventive Health option.

The camera of the old Pixel improves with the new GCam: superzoom at night and astrophotography

The modified version of the Gcam improves the photography of the old Google Pixels, which now enjoy night superzoom and astrophotography.

The modified versions of GCam, the Google camera application, are often very popular when improving the photographic quality of many phones. However, the utility of these modified versions has much more value than we think.

It turns out that these modified versions not only improve phones that are not Pixel, but also Pixel’s own from previous generations, which sometimes run out of some improvements.

GCam mods also enhance the old Pixel

One of the most important developments is the astrophotography mode, the star feature of Pixel 4, and also compatible with Google Pixel 3 and 3A. Previous generations (Pixel 1 and 2) were left out, since the technology does not seem mature enough to get a great experience.

This new mod unlocks astrophotography functionality. To activate it you have to leave your Pixel on a surface where absolutely nothing moves (the best example is a tripod) and aim at the sky. Activate the night mode, and if the circumstances occur, the mode will be automatically activated.

During the weekend I tried using the mode on my Pixel 2 XL, without much success, although Android Police have been able to . We will update the article as soon as we can perform an Astrophotography test in conditions.

What we have been able to try is the Super Functional Zoom in night mode. What a difference compared to the native application of the Pixel 2 XL.

And another important improvement of the night mode, in the settings we can modify the focus mode. Great.

You can download the modified version of Cstark27 in its GCam repository. In theory these improvements are applied to Pixels, but over time we may see them work on new phones.

GCam 7.2 Mod Cstark27.

Android applications to find clothes using a photo

Have you seen a photo of clothes that you like? You can find it all thanks to this selection of Android applications that you can download now.

On some occasion you have surely seen a picture of a piece of clothing that you like . Either a photo on Instagram or an online photo. But you don’t know what brand this garment you have seen is, nor do you know very well how you can find it. Luckily, there are Android applications that can be of our help to find such a garment.

Thanks to these Android applications, we can find clothes using a reference photo , which will serve to show results of pieces that match that. So it will be possible to find that piece that we like so much, but we don’t know what brand it comes from. There are several helpful applications in this regard.

Google Lens

Google Lens is an application that has many utilities for Android users. Thanks to it we can identify all kinds of objects in a simple way, as you probably already know. We can also use it with clothes or accessories , so that it will show us results that match and be able to find the store where the specific product we want is sold.

All you have to do is point with the camera on the phone, once we have opened Google Lens, to that product. Then we will show results of products that match the one we have in the photo. On many occasions we find the same product, so we can find it. We will also see products that are very similar in appearance, so that we can find something similar.

It is a very simple method to use, so it is one of the best Android applications in this field for many. As with all Google applications, its download is completely free and there are no purchases or ads inside it. You can download it below:

CamFind

This second application on the list will work in a similar way to Google Lens . With a photo, opening the camera of our phone, we can find products that are similar or the same as the one we are looking for. So we can use it to find a piece of clothing that we have seen and liked. It does not present too many complications in terms of use, since the user interface is really simple, of the simplest Android applications in this category.

Although it is an application that works somewhat slower , if we compare it with Google Lens. It may take almost a minute to show us results that match what we are looking for at the moment. But the results it gives us are useful, since in addition to giving us the link to buy the product, we have more information. A product description, additional photos or YouTube links are provided to watch a video of that piece in question.

The download of this application on Android is free . Inside there are ads, but it is not something that bothers when using it, they are not too invasive in this regard. So it is one of the best Android applications in this field, for its ease of use and good results.

Pinterest

Pinterest is a website and application that for many serves as a great inspiration in all kinds of projects . It is also a means in which many people discover items that are of interest and wish to buy at some point. Because this is something that is used frequently, the application has introduced a function that is helpful in this process, a kind of camera or sensor, such as Google Lens. In this way it becomes one of the Android applications to use in these types of situations.

We will only have to use it, so that the camera opens and then points to the product in question. Products that match in this case will be shown, with purchase links for many of them. To make this possible Pinterest has partnered with ShopStyle , a well-known shopping website, where we have a large selection of products. In addition to giving links to buy products, ideas and inspiration are provided to create an outfit based on that particular garment or accessory. So you can also help many users in this process.

Downloading Pinterest on Android is free , although there are ads inside the application. In general they are not usually annoying, so we can use the application without too many problems on our Android phone. The design of the app is very easy to use, just as simple as the web. You can download it below:

Google Reverse Search

Not only can we use Android applications in this process. We can also turn to Google directly, thanks to the reverse search that we have available in the well-known browser, which we have already talked about . This search is that we are the ones who upload a photo, so that the well-known search engine will show matching results. It can be a good way to regain access to the web page in question we were looking for.

In this case, we have to have the photo of the product in question or a URL of it. We enter the Google search and in the bar we click on the camera icon there, which allows us to upload a photo or enter a URL of that photo in question. Once we have done this, the search will begin, which will show the results that match. It may show photos of the same product, which will take us to the brand or store where we can buy it. So it is a method that can also help us.

It has the advantage that we do not need to install Android applications for it . Although the reverse Google search still has enough room for improvement, since in many cases it does not give the results that users were waiting for. But it is always worth trying, especially if other methods have not given the desired result, which was to find that piece of clothing that we liked so much in this case.

Control Alexa without speaking and with shortcuts with this free app

Thanks to this application that we can download for free we can use Alexa without speaking, from the mobile quickly, with shortcuts on the desks.

Smart speakers have become a very common tool in many houses. We have already talked about its advantages many times, but today we want to focus on an application that does not come standard or in the speakers or the official Alexa application.

When we are in a room where there is an Amazon Echo, it is normal to say something out loud to obey. But what if the stay is very large? What if we are in a room where there is no Echo? What if we don’t want to talk to not wake anyone?

That’s where an application we found in the Google Play Store called Reverb comes into action.

Control Alexa without speaking and with shortcuts

This application allows you to give voice orders directly from your mobile phone, although that is something we can do directly with the Alexa Android app. The novelty of this application is that we can create a Widget in which to put shortcuts for all the orders we want to use.

Controla Alexa sin hablar y con atajos con esta app gratuita

In my case I have configured it with the most common access to home automation control, for when I want to activate or deactivate something without using my voice. For this we must:

  • Open the application
  • Display the side menu
  • Choose the Custom Commands option.
  • Click on the blue + in the lower right corner.
  • Write the command as we would dictate to Alexa.

Once that is done with the commands we want, we go to the desktop and put the largest Reverb Widget in the location we want.

We can also control Alexa from a permanent notification in the notification bar, although if it bothers us we can remove it by pressing on the x.

Free and without advertising

Reverb is a free app that also has neither integrated purchases nor advertising. For now the application is only in English, which can be an impediment for some people, although once configured the use is not a very serious problem.