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Here are few Android Apps that works Offline

in this article I shall write about few android apps or applications (dot apk) that works offline. In this era of fast and new age internet computing where the cost of data slowly reducing to few bucks, in this session of internet age people still thinking about using android apps that works offline.

Why people still thinking about offline android apps in the era of low cost faster, internet computing:

The first application is Google Chrome for android. Download it from Google Play Store and install it. Now open the page in Chrome address bar and then save it and the page will save in download segment. You can browse that page even if offline.

Download size of Google Chrome in Android

In the downlod segment you will find the amount of space is available and it has relation with system drive for android. Download page will there and it will update as and when you connect with internet. From that download segment you can delete the requisite web page as and when necessary.

Download Settings of Google Chrome for Android

Click on the SETTINGS of DOWNLOADS and from there you have three more customisable option. DOWNLOAD LOCATION and here you can change download of offline files from system drive to SD Card. Then ASK WHETHER TO SAVE FILE and here by enabling this option every time you save file it will ask again. last DOWNLOAD ARTICLES FOR YOU and here if you want to save data then enable this on Wi Fi other wise let that setting as and when it is.

The second app in android to use if while offline in WHERE IS MY TRAIN:

WHERE IS MY TRAIN is available with Google Play Store and it is an Indian Railway application to know live running status of train without internet when you are inside of train or at any platform. When you are inside running train it uses cell towers of train to locate exact running of train, whether it is late or fast and the running station without internet.

Normally, during train journey you will find some locations without signals but still you can find where is your train with this awesome app. while inside train you can set station based alarm to let you know where your location is and if your location about to reach at night then it is one of best option to wake you up.

This app comes with various Indian languages. You can share screen shot of location on your WhatsApp too to let your near and dear ones of your exact location.

Third android app to work offline without internet connection is Google Maps:

Google Maps from Google is very useful app when you are in an unknown locality. You can use it while GPS on and then internet on to travel through desirable places. You can download offline Maps of Google to know more about unfamiliar territories and landmarks.

When you are with internet download that location of map offline so that it will work without internet connections. Open Google Maps when you are with internet connection and then touch EXPLORE at the bottom of the screen.

GOOGLE MAPS

Then, drive through that direction with Internet or select the location on the map of destination, and then download offline maps and save it whether on system drive or with SD card so that when you are offline you can browse that route and its landmarks without connecting with internet.

Go to Google Maps SETTINGS and then OFFLINE MAPS. From there touch the OFFLINE MAPS and then go to SETTINGS of OFFLINE MAPS. First option is AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE OFFLINE MAPS enable it so that it is to save you relevant space and data and only recently updated offline maps will be updated.

GOOGLE MAPS OFFLINE SETTINGS

Enable the option AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOAD OFFLINE MAPS. In DOWNLOAD PREFERENCES choose over WIFI OR MOBILE NETWORK. In STORAGE PREFERENCES choose SD CARD.

SELECT YOUR OWN MAP GOOGLE MAPS FOR ANDROID

In the offline map setting, you can SELECT YOUR OWN MAP. Select the location and then DOWNLOAD that place so that you can travel with offline maps. In this way, Google Map will not depend upon any internet connectivity.

Conclusion:

There are so many apps of android which works offline. Most of these apps provide user the liberty to choose whether to download offline or to use app while you are with internet. Google Photos, provide option to download images while you are offline. Google Drive provide option to download each and every for offline selection.

Pocket is a news aggregator app to use and download RSS feeds so that you can read it while you are offline or when there is no active internet connection. With Google Podcasts you can watch and download offline podcasts. It has artificial intelligence engine which can even delete podcasts when you watch them.

Most of streaming apps such as Jio Cinema, HotStar, YouTube provides offline opportunities to download the content and watch offline that is without internet connection. Some comes up with free option and some with paid option.

Similarly some of music app such as Jio Music, Airtel Music or Wynk Music, Gana dot com, Youtube music come with paid option and it allows users to download high definition songs offline and play while not connecting to internet.

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Add more space to Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

This article is all about adding more space to Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, so as you can have more space to your android device, it is all about real cloud computing in its action. So far till to date, there are many discussions about cloud computing as most of it is categorized in the sense of a compartmentalized the memory on different computers or servers at some other places.

There has been some news few years back when some good cloud computing companies have problem and all the data that has been there, all has been lost in due process and this raised the common and the most fearful questions to as the vitality of cloud computing and the way all the memory erased it leads to grave loss of significant data loss and this gave the impression of how the cloud computing concept is beginning to fade in due course and for this it is essential to realize that the way all these computing and the series of computation comes, all these needs to be wired as offline computer will not going to help to increase the concept of cloud computing and for this it is essential to learn about the real traits of cloud computing which can be utilized when you are offline.

Searching for a real cloud computing:

The permanent solution to this problem is of matter of great research, as with this, the permanent solution still to date cannot be taken into consideration, and for this, it is of matter of great importance to find the real solution to the offline cloud computing, as the vitality of cloud computing is of using the computer with the real cloud source when you are offline and for the first time I have seen this in Android device and for this it is of great importance to put it on this article. I have seen and feel of this great bit of cloud computing in the offline status and even the same files will be there and it will be seen in yours android device but these will not take any such space on your device and this one such magic solution which android has been able to solve this and for this now you can have plenty of images at yours phone without any such hitch and all these will be in cloud and even if you are offline still these will be shown into yours image section, and for this the excellent part is that all of yours images will be there at your fingertips and still you can find it and watch it and all these are possible due to excellent cloud management with android of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos.

Offline cloud computing:

It is the utilization of smart status in which one can find the real use of cloud computing at its best, with Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, there is the offer of 50 GB of cloud storage, and the only condition is that you will have to install its client version on your personal computer, I have done this to garner, 50 GB of storage and with due course of time after almost three months I have seen addition of one more GB storage and now I have 51 GB of online storage and the storage of drop box is of significant importance is that of a it has synchronization capacity and with it one can synchronization all these uploaded items to various mediums and all these will be shown to all devices, and in this manner, the uploaded pictures which you have with yours computer will be seen on computer client automatically during internet connectivity and it will be seen when you are offline also due to some modern threading system in which android will catch the thread and it will then show it to yours account. This is one such amalgamation of a completely wonderful thought of unison where all the pictures that has been uploaded from different sections will be shown to yours android device, and in this way all yours images are now in a same united stature as if it is at a cloud computing server though if anything surge happens and the images of cloud lost but still the threads are there in all yours android device and that will be shown to all the devices with equal ease, and without any such compromise and any such deviation.

Loss of image quality:

One thing though I have found with some sort of peculiarity is that, the image quality of uploaded images to drop box has been of lesser quality as the images that has been rendered from camera of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is of high and optimum quality, and the images deviates from drop box cloud has been far lesser quality so it seems that there is one such mechanisms where the value of file is being reduced though and with it all yours tags such as the weather and name tag lost if it is uploaded to drop box but one thing which might is worth consideration is that the real path that all yours images are now in safer place and even if it is lost from yours computer, ad also from android, but with the purchasing of a newer android, and with the amalgamation of same android and Samsung account you will get back all yours previous information with equal ease and that is the most precious part of a cloud computing in which you do not have to do it all by yourselves but you can slowly, manage all of yours information through the concept of cloud and you do not have to worry about anything as such.

Conclusion:

It is the process where the exploring of almost all possibilities is at its best and the way the system works is of uniting all of yours data together at one point and that too in one such cloud situation where you can assimilate all the information in one togetherness and this generates to the bigger possibilities of a completely cloud computing of video when you have a completely stronger internet connectivity and in which many more GB of video will be there at the cloud and in this manner with the addition of yours storage you can now have more and more storage space where you only have to control the space where you are required to and in this manner the space of SD card does not matter at all as all the information will be at the cloud and for this entire gamut of information will be inside cloud storages and in this all the assimilation of a perfect cloud computing in offline mode is fully justified.

Sources & References:

https://www.pentalog.com/blog/how-to-fail-your-iaas-cloud-migration-in-5-steps/

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What is Google Play Protect

Google introduced its Android security namely ‘Google Play Protect’. It does not come with the downloaded app. It automatically installed with the update of ‘Google Play Services’. I have checked it works with Android Jellybean, Android KitKat and the next operating system such as Android Lollipop, Android 6,7,8.

What is Google Play Protect?

Google says to let it manage the installation of apps and the users should be in the peace of mind in the palm of your hand. It is a security blanket for your android device. It scans regularly for the installed app for security. It provides guidance to users when they download an app from Google Play Store.

It is an on-access security system. It never sleeps and continues to scan and protect your device. It works with Google Play services and sandboxing methods to keep your device safe. It updates on the background and those are the silent updates and it aims to provide the latest mobile security.

Find My Device:

It has ‘Find My Device’ as a device administrator to keep track of your device. Sign in to Google Account when the device misplaced. It can remotely lock your device. Display the message on the lock screen can even erase all data to clear data from the lost device. What it enables you to control the data within your reach and even if the device misplaced, stole or lost you can control your data and keep it safe and private.

They provides full control of your data with you from ‘Find My Device’. If they misplace it, it locks the phone so that your near and dear ones if they found your device will get this message and this makes your data locked until you get the device. If your phone lost or stolen then, you can erase data remotely and completely lock your phone to safeguard your private information.

Google Play Protect always runs in the background:

The power of Google and present in each and every Android device makes it powerful and in an estimation, it is fifty billion apps scanning done by ‘Google Play Protect’ in a day to make your life easier. Apart from this all android apps go through rigorous android application scanning and sandboxing before they appear with Google Play Store. When app developer violates Google term and conditions they are suspended from providing the app to Google Play Store.

This makes running on Google Play Store stubborn, and here security of users is paramount for Google. When you download the app it scans and approved by Google beforehand. Apart from this ‘Google Play Protect’ scans billions of apps daily in million Android devices to understand the behaviour of apps and from there it also detects the harmful behaviour of rogue apps.

Apart from this with the regular updates of Google Chrome for Android, and safe browsing is preinstalled with it, warning to visitors to unsafe sites so that you get warning about it and taken back to safer sites. This keeps your Android device safer and completely negate chances of downloading of malware from a web browser.

How to enable Google Play Protect on an android phone?
  1. First makes sure before downloading app enable ‘Google Play Protect’ from Google Play Store.
  2. Open your device’s Google Play Store app
  3. Tap Menu > Play Protect icon
  4. Download apps from Google Play Store only.
  5. Before downloading app do see recommendations from Google Play Protect.
  6. Add Google accounts for backing up your device.
  7. Set a screen lock.
  8. Go to device settings and then security and the device administrator and activate ‘Find My Device’ to allow to find my device to block or erase a lost device.
  9. In this way also Google Play Services cannot be uninstalled.
  10. Then last not the least update Google Apps to receive latest Google services.
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Tips for Protecting Data Privacy of Android Users

Since the computer and then smart phones and then mobile operating systems, the flow of data incoming and outgoing is enormous. Slowly, most of these processes become highly confidential since paperless transactions. Most financial and banking transactions goes on through mobiles and smart phones.

Now, most of these transactions need secure OTP (Onetime password) and that comes easily through smart phones and mobile numbers. The flow of data becomes largely in the highest number because of the presence of large numbers. It is important to secure data of individuals in greater density.

Android mobile operating systems are by most of the people. Therefore , the flow of data from various Android operating systems and the accumulation of data from these sources need a secure process to store these data.

Android has various apps to store and secure data. Most of these are from Google and it stays secure as always. I back most of Android secure settings up through Google Drive. To back up android setting so that in case any outrage occurs then easily from these setting phone recovery possible.

Open Google Drive for Android and then move to backups. There perform back ups. YOu can perform the backup of the android, settings and most of these are for the sake of wireless connectivity but you can make it in data connection. If you have similar Google account across multiple phones then other back ups is there at the heading of other back ups in Google Drive.

If you have WhatsApp account then it back ups in Google Drive too. I backs in this way, most precious data of yours such as security settings of Phone, wireless connectivity, all up, and back up to Google Drive.

Smart phone means advent of camera and taking screenshots at various intervals. Google has its Photos in this app all photos are backing up to its in optimised resolution, and then it synchronises to phone. Photos are synchronises to phone means, all images, show up in offline mode.

Google Photos provide back up and sink privately with secure protocol and back up photos to high quality free unlimited storage. If you want fast and secure back up, then choose express upload, which is fast back up at a reduced resolution. It compresses photos to 3MP. In high quality photos compressed to 16 MP. In express compression videos stays in standard definition.

One must go with the amount of speed of internet on has such as, for slow internet and limited internet value pack express back up is good. If one has faster internet and higher value pack and one wants to show up photos instantly, then express back up is also good idea.

In express back up of Google Photos synchronise images, appear instantly and reupload does not take place so it save internet, battery and provide faster photo browsing experiences.

What app is the popular social media app. One need to back up account periodically to secure data. When you change the handset and insert the same sim of WhatsApp account then, you need to install from back up and it comes from Google account of the android. In WhatsApp setting go to chat, chat backup and then to back up and it will back up information in Google drive.

In the case you are doing for the first time then coenct Google Drive to Whatsapp and authorise it and then connect it. Then choose backed up to Google Drive periods such as daily or weekly.

With Android 8 go to security status  and click on Find Device and then move to Google Play Protect and turn on scan device for security threats and improve harmful app detection. In this way, Google will regularly check apps and scan your device for any security threats and warn you about it if it is there periodically.

With the second option such as improve harmful app detection Google will send from time to time harmful and unknown app behaviour for google scan and if there is any such bad behaviour of app then Google will stop these app from running.

It will scan app which comes from Google Play Store and scans and then download to device. Sometimes harmful apps can appear and resurface as the malware and Google Play Protect checks these apps for such malwares and stops these apps. Google has unwanted software policy, and it checks these apps for such behaviour and it appears to have then it stops these apps from resurfacing.

If there is harmful app detection, then it warns users and sometimes removes these apps automatically from the user’s device. Do not install app from unknown sources. Download app from Google Play Store as all app scans in sand boxing environment to provide the secure and clean application environment.

Install Files from Google Play Store. It is from Google. It scans device for junk files that accumulate automatically and take unnecessarily space on your phone. It scans for duplicate files and WhatsApp media and provides suggestions for unused apps that is not in use for many days. In this way unused apps are uninstalled.

In this way, Android stay secure and smarter, and with all of above suggestions your android device secures your data and stores in google server famous for secure and long lasting. By using directions from Google such as the good application behaviour and to perform back up at correct time makes the application data and device runs in the secure and personalised environment.

Article updated on April 02/2019
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