Google Camera Port for non Pixel phone

Google Camera Port is one of the best in industry standard. Officially it is available only for Pixel phones. Only way to install it on your device is by side loading it.
Visit https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-bsg/#apk1622 and try out which mod works best for your mobile. Let me know your feedback in comments below.

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Best ROM for Mi8 and other older Android Phones

After using MIUI12, which is quite sluggish.  There are many custom ROMs with many features inbuilt. Was looking around for a snappier ROM. Finally found a god send ROM RevengeOS. RevengeOS is an AOSP based custom ROM with a focus on performance and stability. There are not many features in this ROM but features are not the aim of RevengeOS, it focuses more on a snappy performance and by product of it is a good battery life on this ROM along with good performance. Earlier I was getting approx 4 to 5 hrs screen time on my phone which has now increased to 7 to 8 hrs. And I am happy :). It has breath a new life in my mobile and I don’t feel need to buy a new phone. Also all the banking apps are working on this ROM.
To download your copy for Mi8 visit: https://osdn.net/projects/revengeos/storage/dipper/
for other ROMs check out https://osdn.net/projects/revengeos/
Process to Install ROM:
Download the ROM
– Backup each and every partition from TWRP Recovery(optional)
– Make a full wipe (system, vendor, data, cache, dalvik)
– Flash RevengeOS Package
– Flash gapps
– Wipe cache! -And at last Reboot!
[First boot will take few minutes! Have patience]
Clean Flash is always recommended!

 

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Free alternative to Dropbox for as many device you want

Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it’s transmitted over the internet.
It is available for Mac, PC, Linux and Android. Head to https://syncthing.net/downloads/ to download your free copy today.

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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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