Gmail for Android Update Adds Inbox Unsubscribe Tips

Gmail Unsubscribe Tip Settings

The latest update to Gmail for Android is making its way out to the Play Store and it brings a new Tip setting for users.  The new build is version 8.6 for those keeping score at home and when you get the update, you will have a new Inbox Tip inside settings for your Gmail account.

The setting is enabled by default and when you tap it, you see the Unsubscribe tips.  With this turned on, you will get occasional tips to unsubscribe to bulk email that you rarely read.

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Microsoft Launcher Update Brings Family Controls Support

Microsoft Launcher

One of the most frequently updated apps from Microsoft is their Android launcher, Microsoft Launcher.  A new build, version 4.10 for those keeping score at home, has been released to the Play Store today and it brings some new features and fixes.

The biggest news is the support of a new family safety feature that is part of the Family Account support.  If you remember, last week Microsoft Edge, the Redmond company’s browser, gained support for Family Accounts as a way to regulate sites your children can or cannot visit.  This addition to Launcher allows you to keep track of your child’s whereabouts and their app activities from the family card on the feed within the launcher.

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Google Sheets Update Brings Improved Pivot Table Support

Google Sheets for Android

A small update is rolling in the Google Play Store for Google Sheets that brings improved support for pivot tables.  The new build is version 1.18.232.03 for those keeping score at home and should be hitting everyone this week.  With the update, you can now expand and collapse pivot tables in the app.  This a pretty big deal for those who use pivot tables as you no longer have to go into the web version of Sheets to do this activity.

While doing this on your Android phone can still be a bit tricky simply because of screen size, if you are using the Google Sheets app on a Chromebook, this will be hugely handy.

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Chrome for Android Beta Gets Second Chrome 68 Build

Chrome for Android Beta - Chrome 68

The second Chrome 68 build has arrived for the Chrome for Android Beta app.  Build 68.0.3440.23 is now the updated version number and it has been released into the Play Store.  If you have the Chrome Beta app, which is free and anyone can install, you likely already have the update installed.

As with most of these incremental updates to the beta app, this one is mostly focused on bug fixes and stability improvements as the Chromium team within Google, along with feedback from testers, continue to tweak the the build before it goes live for everyone in the Stable channel.

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Dark Sky Update Brings Significant User Interface Update

Dark Sky v2 User Experience

The popular weather app Dark Sky has a new update rolling out that brings a much needed User Interface update along with a handful of new features.  The update is version 2.0 of the app and if you already have the app installed, you should have the update already or very soon.

The bulk of the changes in this update to Dark Sky are around the apps interfaces.  For example, there is no a unified forecast tab with the next 24 hour and week forecast.  You can also save up to six locations in the app to swipe between so they are always available to you.

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Chrome for Android Update Brings Fix for an Autofill Bug

Chrome for Android - Chrome 66

A new update to the Chrome for Android app is now rolling out in the Play Store.  The update is build 67.0.3396.87 and is the second Chrome 67 based build of the mobile browser.  The first build was released late last month and with that release, a bug was introduced that impacted the use of the Autofill feature of the browser.  This update fixes that bug.

The update has been released to the Play Store so you should see the update land on your phone over the course of the next few days if it hasn’t already.

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Microsoft Edge for Android Update Brings Family Account Support

Microsoft Edge for Android

The latest update to Microsoft Edge for Android is now rolling out to the Google Play Store with a slew of new features and updates.  The new build is version 42.0.0.2033 for those keeping score at home and brings support for Microsoft Family accounts as well as the ability to read Books purchased from the Microsoft Store.

The update to Edge also brings support for signing into the browser with your work and school account.  While this doesn’t do a lot for you right now, Microsoft plans to roll out Favorites and password sync across devices leveraging the signed in account.  There is no word yet on when that will be released.

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Latest Update to Google Keep Allows for Subtasks

Google Keep for Android

The latest update to Google Keep is rolling out and with it comes a long needed and desired feature:  Indented lists.  By allowing for indention of lists, you can create subtasks and sublists in your main Keep notes, something that makes organization far easier if you are a heavy user of the app.

The new feature is very simple to use.  Simply create your list of items, with or without checkboxes, then drag the item to the right to create the indent.

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