Android M: 5.5 Release, Features and Many More!


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Maps for Android Updated, Feature to Track Your Location History!


Google android has come out with yet another dynamic feature in the Google maps “Your Timeline” that will work to keep a track of all the places you have visited. Well, this is though a distinct thing but expected out of the tech-prodigy Google.
They recently made an announcement on this and as usual this is reciprocated with huge applause. No doubts, they never fail to show their love for the innovations.

Google android Feature in the Google maps Your Timeline

The Google has started rolling out the update on the map application on Android, most appropriately on version 9.12, accessible by slide-out navigation drawer.

The tool – “your timeline” will not only help you to remember what you did last Saturday but also keep a track record of all the places you ever visited along with the time! Isn’t it just great?

Geo-location based apps help you to track the location and with this smart feature you can now keep all the record of all the places you ever have been.

It’s understandable that many a times it’s just too difficult to even remember a place you had been just a few days back, forget about a month ago. Thus “Your timeline” is majorly right for the people who would like to keep a track of all the places they went to and simply browse the history, whenever they need to.

Features:

  • It shows the places you went to on a given day, month or year along with the specific time.
  • It also displays the wonderful photos that you may have clicked at that particular place at a given date and time.
  • With this feature, you can also get the track of the route you undertook while visiting a certain place.
  • One of the practical features of this tool is that you can also add a personal place, select it on the map and rename it as per your liking.
  • With this tool, you can now get the past history of your fabulous visits to the exotic locations, your family tours and the fun places you ever had been.
  • You can switch between the days with the help of the top action bar or to select the day’s swipe left or right.
  • And, in case you don’t want a location to appear on your timeline then as simple as that, just press the edit button and remove it. The edited information will appear on Google maps whenever you are logged in.
  • Most important, the timeline is not shared with any social media network so you can enjoy the privacy and moreover you are also given the control of the locations your timeline will keep.

The timeline can be seen both in Android mobiles as well as on desktops.

With the great expectation let’s see how this feature excels in its approach and as a record of the Google the updates will take some time to be available in Google Play for android apps and if you are too eager to get it now, you can download the APK via APK mirror now.

Till then keep calm and wait for “your timeline” option to appear on your phone.

Tips to Increase the Battery Life in Android Smart phones!


Bigger phones and bigger batteries but less endurance, this is the common complaint of every Android Smartphone owner. Nothing can be done about the battery at our level but yes we can make some smart and simple efforts to elevate the battery life and make it more live.  We have a huge list on smart and simple tricks, go through them once and you will know the ideas of saving your battery life.

Battery-Life-Android-Smart-phones

  1. Background: For phones that have AMOLED screens, using a darker or black coloured background will save a lot of battery life. AMOLED screens only illuminate the coloured pixels, so darker the background better the battery life.
  2. Apps darker: Using a darker background for your apps will eat less energy and prolong the battery life.
  3. Auto brightness: Set up the low brightness level as comfortable to you. Auto brightness is actually very bright and the energy it needs to lighten up is wasted. This is one of the most important settings as your screen takes a huge part of the energy. Android phones have an auto-brightness setting that automatically adjusts the screen brightness based on the room light.
  4. Streamline your home screen: Get rid of widgets that you don’t need, and if possible don’t use the wallpaper. The busier your home screen is more the power it consumes.
  5. Vibrate: The vibration mode is something not to be considered when you are running out of the battery life. Turn it off when you think it really doesn’t need the attention.
  6. Original battery: If you are thinking that saving money by getting a substandard battery will do good then please be warned that it’s actually harming your phone. Always get the original or third party manufacturer batteries.
  7. Timeout: Set the screen timeout interval as short as you can to save a good amount of battery life.
  8. Notifications off: Whatever we say, but we are not going to be with our mobile whole 24 hours, so simply make the notifications off when you are sleeping, reading or in a business meeting. Switch off Wi-Fi and mobile data, when you don’t need them or simply putting it on airplane mode will save battery.
  9. Disconnect for a while: Turn off features like OK Google, air gestures, smart scrolling etc.  If you are not using these features daily then they are just using the power unnecessarily.
  10. Turn off: GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, location data and mobile data consume a lot of energy so whenever you don’t need them give them a rest. Only turn on Bluetooth and NFC as long as you need them. Turn off the mobile data if you are in the wi-fi zone.
  11. Don’t let the phone heat:  The heat affects the battery life so make sure to put your phone at a cool place and not subject it to the sun or other heated places.
  12. Power saving mode: This is a feature that helps you to retain a minimum level of battery for the rest of the day. Enable it when the battery level is dropping low and whenever you are without a charger.
  13. Haptic feedback: Most Android phones have haptic feedback that gives a little vibration when keys are pressed on the keyboard and at certain other times. Turn it off as you wouldn’t need it. They are as bad power eater as vibration mode is.
  14. Reboot: Once in a while reboot your phone and get the phone start afresh with fewer apps running in the background.
  15. Get an extra battery:  If you are a person whose day revolves around a phone then it’s a wise decision to get a spare battery if your phone has a replaceable battery. Always keep it charged while heading out of the house.
  16. Hibernate or freeze apps: keep a check on apps in your mobile. Don’t stuff your phone with loads of apps that you aren’t using much. Freeze the apps you don’t need and enhance the battery life.
  17. Update your apps: Manually or automatically, always update your apps. Updated applications often come with an advantage of less power consumption.
  18. Buy a battery case or extended battery: Battery cases combine a hardware enclosure, which protects your phone, with an extended battery that can double your phone’s endurance.