Check if you are following Social Distancing by using this tool

In current covid-19 situation maintaining Social Distancing is a must. Google has created this nice little tool to make sure we are following it. Sodar is an experiment which uses WebXR to visualise 2m social distancing guidelines in your environment. To do this, Sodar creates an augmented reality two-meter radius ring around you. To launch Sodar, please visit https://sodar.withgoogle.com/ using the Chrome browser on an Android device.

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TVUsage android TV app to monitor your TV usage

In the current time of lockdowns. Usage of TV and streaming service has increased 4 times. TVUsage is one of the newer Android TV apps comparatively speaking. It introduces digital wellbeing features to Android TV. You can actually view quite a few stats with this, including your daily and weekly usage habits. There are some other features as well. For instance, you can limit your daily screen time limit and get reminders when it’s time to stop watching TV. Additionally, it can pin lock any Android TV app (great for those with kids), exclude apps if you want to track usage, and a few other things.
You can download it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.codeseed.tvusage. Try out and you will be amazed by how much time your kids/family are watching TV.

 

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Start working on Mindfulness

In today day when there is lot of anxiety everyday due to corona virus. Try out Lumosity’s new mindfulness app!

Lumosity’s adapted age-old techniques of mental training into easy-to-learn exercises for greater relaxation and focus. Learn the basics, only on our mobile app. It is quite good give it a try Download Android or iOS app from https://www.lumosity.com/en/landing_pages/mindfulness.

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Android: Screen Stopwatch

Screen Stopwatch tells you how long you spend on your phone each day. Each time you unlock your phone, the stopwatch continues to count. Screen Stopwatch is part of Digital Wellbeing Experiments, a platform to share ideas and tools that help people find a better balance with technology.

You can download the app from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalwellbeingexperiments.screenstopwatch

 

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Activity Bubbles – A Digital Wellbeing Experiment from Google

Activity Bubbles helps you discover what your phone usage looks like in a day. Each unlocks creates a new bubble. The longer you stay on your phone the bigger the bubble grows. Activity Bubbles is part of Digital Wellbeing Experiments, a platform to share ideas and tools that help people find a better balance with technology. It is quite good. Try it out by downloading the app from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalwellbeingexperiments.activitybubbles

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Vani – Your Personal Voice Assistant Call Answer

Vani is a handly Phone dailer. Vani allows you to handle your daily incoming calls using voice commands.
📞 Say ‘Hello’ to Accept Calls.
☎️ Say ‘No’ to Decline Calls.
🎙️ Say ‘Speaker’ to Answer the call on Speaker Mode.
🤳 Say ‘SMS’ to send a auto-reply message.

You can also customize your own words.
Like – Hello, Sorry, Good Bye, Shut up, Hola etc.

Answer incoming calls without touching the screen while your hands are busy or driving in your car.

Vani is capable of speaking out the caller name and by voice recognition, you can choose to answer or reject the call. You can download it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bolo.codeplay.com.bolo

Android: Unlock Clock – A Digital Wellbeing Experiment

Unlock Clock helps you consider your tech usage, by counting and displaying the number of times you unlock your phone in a day. Once downloaded, you can find it under Live Wallpapers in your wallpaper chooser.

Unlock Clock is part of Digital Wellbeing Experiments, a platform to share ideas and tools that help people find a better balance with technology.

You can download and install it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalwellbeingexperiments.unlockclock

After installing, go to the wallpaper setting > Select Live wallpaper section and select the Unlock Clock wallpaper.

You will be shocked how many times in a day do you unlock your smartphone. Mine is at average 100 times per day :(.

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Enable Dark theme for Gmail on Android 10 and iOS 13

Currently, Gmail’s dark mode is available only on Android 10 devices. Make sure you have an updated Gmail app. To enable Dark Theme in the Gmail app, tap on the hamburger menu at the top left and tap on Settings> General settings> Theme>Dark. This will enable a dark theme on Gmail. I personally love Dark theme, not only it saves battery life on OLED screens but also is less strain on eyes. So enable it today if you are on Latest Android or iOS version.

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WARP is finally launched by CloudFlare

WARP is a mobile app designed for everyone which uses our global network to secure all of your phone’s Internet traffic. Warp establishes a VPN connection on the device to route traffic through Cloudflare servers; this may improve performance and secures DNS and Internet traffic. Cloudflare suggests that Warp+ users see a 30% improvement in performance on average when loading websites.

The application works automatically once you have set up the VPN connection. It requires no registration. The main interface displays a huge toggle to connect and disconnect the VPN. The 1.1.1.1 app displays a prompt when you disconnect that lists the following options:

  • Pause for 15 minutes.
  • Pause for 1 hour.
  • Pause for this Wi-Fi.
  • Until I turn it back on.

All sites and services that I tried worked fine and without hitches. It needs to be noted that the app does not include any content blocking or protective features that other applications of its kind sometimes offer. The 1.1.1.1 application gives users no control over servers and regions that it connects to. In fact, there is zero information about the server and region that you get connected to while using the application.

The VPN is free to use and without bandwidth limitations, but it limits options and features and gives no control over regions and servers. The performance was excellent on the other hand and you get the benefits of being connected to a VPN.

You can download and start using WARP on your iOS or Android devices for free through the following links:

If you’ve already installed the 1.1.1.1 App on your device, you may need to update to the latest version in order to get the option to enable Warp.

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How to play video from your mobile directly to Fire Stick TV or Chromecast

I was searching for an easy way to play video from my mobile directly to Fire Stick TV or Chromecast. I did not want to mirror the phone or send content via internet to TV as all this make things slow. Need it to work thru local wifi setup. And finally, I found Cast to TV app on Android. And I love it.

Cast to TV enables you to cast online videos and all local videos, music, and images to TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV, Xbox, Apple TV or other DLNA Devices. Cast to TV and enjoy movies on TV now! Just make sure that your phone and streaming device is connected with the same Wi-Fi. And the format of the media is supported by streaming device.

You can download the app from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cast.video.screenmirroring.casttotv

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