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Android

For less than $13 you can have a lifetime of encrypted files

Privacy, security, and peace of mind almost go hand in hand. If you have one, you probably the others. There are few things worse than having your data compromised; it’s high time you gave a good look at encryption and locking your information up tightly.

Lucky for you, the AndroidGuys Deals Store has a tremendous offer for file encryption. For just $12.95 you can have a lifetime of 256-bit encryption to password protect your most private of files and data.

Whether it’s personal photos, tax returns, or other sensitive material, you owe it to yourself to see that it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. It could cost you countless hours and far more money than you want to spend. To that end, Kruptos 2 Professional is where you need to start.

Kruptos 2 Professional features:

  • Password protect your files w/ 256-bit encryption in two easy steps
  • Lock your files even if your computer is stolen or broken into
  • Share your encrypted files between all of your devices & cloud services, like Dropbox and Google Drive
  • Use the file shredder to permanently destroy your sensitive files
  • Create & share encrypted notes accessible only via your master password
  • Automatically re-encrypt your files when you’re finished editing
  • Create stronger passwords w/ the built-in password analyzer
  • Integrate w/ Microsoft Windows explorer to encrypt your files in as little as 2 clicks
  • Enjoy added features for encrypting email attachments, self-decrypting files & more

Where to buy

You can purchase a lifetime account of Kruptos 2 File Encryption Professional in the AndroidGuys Deals Store for just 12.95 today. Normally valued at about $40, we’ve discounted it by 67 percent for a limited time. Choose from PC and Mac and get started tonight!

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In addition to the savings above, when you buy through AndroidGuys Deals, for every $25 spent, you get $1 credit added to your account. What’s more, should you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.

SEE ALSO: Master the world of ethical hacking for just $39

If this is your first time buying, then you are also eligible for a further 10% discount when you subscribe for email updates.

How about a freebie?

Not looking to spend any money today? That’s alright, we understand. Why not visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and take something anyhow? Go ahead, grab two!

Android

Verizon Prepaid now offering $70 Nokia 2 V

Verizon Prepaid on Thursday began offering its latest smartphone, the Nokia 2 V. Priced at just $69.99, the handset represents one of the first steps in Nokia’s return to the US market.

The Nokia 2 V runs Android Oreo Go Edition which means it’s not built for high-end performance. Nevertheless, there’s plenty here to satisfy the needs of someone buying their first smartphone.  What’s more, it’s priced to move.

With a 5.5-inch display, the phone offers up an 8-megapixel rear camera and front-facing 5-megapixel shooter for selfies. Power comes from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 8GB worth of storage space.

Although it might not run circles around other phones, it’s got a decent battery life. With 4,000mAh worth of power it ought to be enough to get through two days of basic usage. The target demographic is a lesser demanding one, sure, but it still has needs. To that end, the battery is larger than what most phones offer.

To learn more about the Nokia 2 V or to purchase one for yourself, head to Verizon Prepaid. If you’re ready to buy, you’ll find the $70 phone in blue immediately. For more information on the prepaid brand, be sure to check out our primer on Verizon Prepaid.

Android

Do you miss old Reddit? Consider Reddit is Fun for your phone (Review)

There are a lot of people who are very vocal about their hatred for Reddit’s new looks. I tend to agree with them as a lot of decisions that seem to have been made with a “form over function” mentality.

Additionally, Reddit’s official mobile app leaves much to be desired; the mobile web is a cluttered mess. Although there are several strong contenders to fill the void, Reddit is Fun has been a fan-favorite for years. It is easy to see why.

Developer: TalkLittle
Price: Free

Overview

Reddit is Fun is an unofficial Reddit client, aimed at making Reddit browsing a fast, intuitive experience, devoid of eye-candy and flashy looks. It reminds me a lot of how the old version of Reddit looked like.

Also known as RIF by its community, the app packs expected features such as browsing posts, an image viewer, in-app browser, and posts upload, along with a lot of nice-to-have improvements that enhance the Reddit experience significantly.

Setup

You can actually use Reddit is Fun without having to log into your account. Actually, you can browse any subreddit without having an account at all. I dare you to try doing the same with any client from other social networks. Massive kudos to not only Reddit is Fun, but Reddit itself for allowing it.

However, in case you want to import the subreddits you are subscribed to, make and upvote comments, or upload your own posts, you need a Reddit account and to link it to the app. This is done through an in-app browser that takes you to Reddit’s website, rather than by inputting your password directly on the app.

After that, everything will be imported. A hamburger menu to the right will show all of your subreddits, while an overflow menu at the top will give access to your profile and post submission.

Feed

All subreddit pages have a bar at the top with options to browse them according to best, top, new, controversial, etc. Each post is shown with the karma points to the left, and a thumbnail to the right, in case there is one. The middle is occupied by the post’s title (with a flair if it has one), the comments, and the subreddit. There’s no user in sight whatsoever.

The overall feel of the app is very similar to what you would find in old.reddit.com. A white background with blue letters, some arrows for upvoting or downloading, and a thumbnail. If there is an app that resembles what you would have experienced on the desktop, it is this one.

But, since Reddit has moved on to a new style, then some people might find this look a little antiquated. Sure, people who loathe Reddit for moving to this new design will feel right at home. However, for those who prefer the new design, or are just looking for an interface that feels more at home in Android, then Reddit is Fun’s UI might not be good enough.

Posts

Upon clicking on a post, a bar will appear at the bottom if it, with buttons for sharing, saving the post, hiding it, and showing comments. There are also some additional options under an overflow button to show the OP’s profile, opening a link in the browser, blocking a subreddit, among others.

By pressing comments, you will be taken to the post details, where you will see the same information shown in the feed, plus the user and the timestamp of the post. The comments will be displayed below in a manner very similar to how old Reddit displayed them. The user, the flair (with pictures!), the karma, and the timestamp.

Tapping on a comment will also open additional options above and below it, with one of the most useful options I have seen on a Reddit app: navigate to the root or a parent of a comment. It is massively useful when reading long threads, and reduces the amount of scroll you have to make to navigate through it.

When clicking on a root comment, you can also select between Previous and Next (root) comments, another massively useful tool. You can also hide a comment and all of its chain with the hide button, which works exactly the same as clicking on a vertical line on desktop Reddit’s comments section.

There’s a native viewer for videos, images and GIFs, but they are pretty barebones. They even show a huge white space at the bottom or to the sides (depending on the aspect ratio). Also, apps like Sync for Reddit let you interact with the comments through long presses, but that is something that Reddit is Fun does not have.

Profile

If you want to see your profile (or another user’s profile), then Reddit is Fun has a nice profile viewer. All of your posts and comments will be there, along with your karma and badges. You can also send users a message if you want. You can also filter only by comments, submitted posts, or people that have gilded the user.

Options

As is the normally the case among Reddit clients, Reddit is Fun has a lot of options available. There are several categories: from browser to data usage, from appearance to notifications. Almost every aspect of the app is configurable.

You can change behavior such as preferring external browser, showing thumbnails on WiFi only, filtering NSFW content, saving browsing history, text size, theme (black theme is included), new post notification, among others. If there is a behavior you want to change, chances are that Reddit is Fun has an option for it.

There is an option to turn off ads, which normally appear in the middle of posts when browsing a subreddit. However, turning off ads disables some options. It is a good trade-off: use the app for free without ads and enjoy most functionality, or keep ads on and enjoy more powerful features.

Conclusion

Reddit is useful not only to network with other people, but also because there are so many niche communities that share the same passions or likes. Reddit is Fun has always been a popular option among users.

With its plethora of options, looks that closely resemble the old web design, and ads that you can turn off, Reddit is Fun is one of the most complete clients in the Play Store. There are some nuances, but overall it is a well-rounded app that is much more useful than its official counterpart.

Download and install Reddit is Fun from the Google Play Store.

Android

One UI begins rolling out to the Samsung’s Galaxy S9/S9+ on Verizon

  It’s pretty rare that we ever see Verizon deploy Android updates before other carriers, but it looks like they’ve worked with Samsung to give the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ a timely experience with the latest One UI updates. Both of those devices are reportedly receiving OTA updates from the carrier right now. This […]

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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

A new root solution is available for the Exynos-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 9 so if you were looking for the safest way in which root privileges can be granted, this tutorial might be perfect for you and for your device. Don’t worry as if you’re new to tweaking initiatives you will find all the details […]

Android

How to Install TWRP Recovery On Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the best Android powered smartphones that can be used on a daily basis, whether you are an entry level user or a business person who is always thinking about productivity results. However, either way, you can get the best out of your device only if you apply a […]

Android

Install Resurrection Remix (v7.0) on OnePlus 6T and Update to Android Pie Firmware

The 7.0 version of the Resurrection Remix platform is available for several Android based devices. Well, among these handsets we can include the OnePlus 6T which means that you start testing the new features developed by those of xda-developers especially for your smartphone. The great thing is that Resurrection Remix v7.0 is based on the […]

Android

Update Poco F1 to Android Pie with Resurrection Remix 7.0 Custom ROM Firmware

Poco F1 can be updated to Android Pie in different ways. There are several custom ROMs compatible with this smartphone, but you should choose wisely in order to get the best results. In that regard, the latest Resurrection Remix release (v7.0 based on Android Pie firmware) might be just perfect as it brings the perfect […]

Android

The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T seem to have some microphone quality problems

The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T are both excellent phones, but as we always seem to note in reviews, some crucial corners tend to get cut. It looks like both models are experiencing issues with the microphone in third-party apps, and it’s causing serious quality problems while using things like Snapchat and other messaging apps. […]

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[TA Deals] Save almost 70% on the complete Raspberry Pi 3B+ starter kit and course bundle!

The Raspberry Pi is one of the cheapest yet most fun gadgets to tinker around with, and with a little bit of creativity you can get them to do just about anything. We’re offering a starter kit and course bundle that will teach you the ins and outs of working with a Raspberry Pi, and […]

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