Saturday, 18 March 2017

How, When, and Why to Set a Connection as Metered on Windows 10

Windows 10 is designed for PCs with unlimited Internet connections, and it normally uses as much of your download and upload bandwidth as it wants without asking. Setting a connection as metered puts you back in control, and it’s essential on some types of connections.

You’ll always want to do this on connections with data caps, mobile hotspots, satellite Internet connections, dial-up connections, and anything else. It gives you more control over your connection and prevents Windows from gobbling bandwidth.

What Setting a Connection as Metered Does

Setting a connection as metered prevents Windows from automatically using bandwidth in many ways. Here’s exactly what it does:

  • Disables automatic downloading of Windows updates: Windows won’t automatically download updates from Windows Update on metered Internet connections. You’ll get a “Download” button you can click whenever you want to install updates.
  • Disables automatic downloading of app updates: The Windows Store won’t automatically download updates for your installed “Store apps” on metered connections, either. Desktop apps like Chrome, Firefox, and others will continue updating themselves normally.
  • Disables peer-to-peer uploading of updates: On a metered connection, Windows 10 won’t use your upload bandwidth to share updates with PCs over the Internet. Windows 10 does this by default, consuming your potentially limited upload allowance to reduce Microsoft’s bandwidth bills.
  • Tiles may not update: Microsoft says that the live tiles on your Start menu or Start screen “may” stop updating on a metered connection.
  • Other apps may behave differently: Apps — particularly apps from the Windows Store — could potentially read this setting and behave differently. For example, a “universal app” BitTorrent client could potentially stop downloading automatically when connected to a metered connection.
Windows 10’s OneDrive client appears to no longer respect the “metered connection” setting and will sync over metered connections, ignoring your preference. Windows 8.1’s OneDrive integration worked differently and wouldn’t sync offline files on a metered Internet connection. This is just one of the many ways OneDrive in Windows 10 is a step back from Windows 8.1, and Microsoft may change this in the future.


How to Set a Connection as Metered

Windows 10 changes the way you set a connection as metered. You can’t just right-click a Wi-Fi network in the list and select “Set as metered,” as you could on Windows 8.
Instead, you’ll need to use the Settings app to do this. Open your Start menu and select Settings to launch it. Click or tap the “Network & Internet” icon, select “Wi-Fi,” and select “Advanced options” at the bottom of the list of nearby Wi-Fi networks.


Activate the “Set as metered connection” option here.
Note that this just affects the current Wi-Fi network you’re connected to. Windows will remember this setting, however, and that particular Wi-Fi network will always be treated as a metered network whenever you connect.
As soon as you leave the Wi-Fi network and connect to another Wi-Fi network that isn’t considered metered, Windows 10 will resume automatically downloading updates and using the other restricted features. You’ll need to set that Wi-Fi connection as metered after you connect to stop this from happening.


 Metered connections are a partial solution to Windows 10’s bandwidth-hungry nature. For people with limited Internet connections, it would likely be better to see more options here. For example, an option that told Windows to automatically download updates only between certain hours of the day would be ideal for ISPs that lift the data cap at off-hours. An option that allowed users to set wired Ethernet connections as metered would be ideal for countries where data caps are widespread and normal on home Internet connections.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Download ADW Launcher 2 vPremium v2.0.1.63 APK - For Android


You may think the original and best launcher of all time has not been updated



ADW Launcher 2org.adw.launcher

Features:

Most of the application have been reprogrammed and redesigned from scratch. Also we have added a lot of new features. Here are some of them:
  • Support for Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts (limited support on older versions down to 5.x)
  • Added new icons effects section. You can choose image filters and compositions. Awesome!!!
  • Dynamic UI coloring using wallpaper colors.
  • New way to manage screens. Hold down an empty area of the desktop.
  • New way to add widgets and shortcuts.
  • New way to change the wallpaper, lock/unlock the desktop or access settings. Hold down an empty area of the desktop and choose the option.
  • Added fast scroll app drawer style.
  • Added indexed fast scroll app drawer style.
  • Added some desktop transitions.
  • Added new section to configure icon badges.
  • Added a visual mode to configure desktop, icon appearance, folder appearance, and app drawer options.
  • Added option to change the top panel/widget.
  • Added option to change the content type of bottom panel (dock/widget).
  • Added new wrap folder mode to folders. This mode lets you launch the first app in the folder on tap, and show the folder contents on swipe up.
  • Added new fast application search in app drawer.
  • Improved app categories in app drawer.
  • Improved way to manage user gestures.
  • Improved way to apply internal and external themes.
  • Improved context menu for all desktop objects.
  • Added new Custom Widget object. You can add new custom widgets from widget list, import them from friends and other developers, create, edit and share your own.
  • Added some initial extensions for the custom widgets (time/battery)
  • Check out ADWExtensions pack for more extensions (weather, gmail, etc).
  • Added template manager. Remove, add and share templates easily.
  • Improved icon properties dialog.
  • Improved folder properties dialog.
  • Added backup manager in advanced settings/system. Now you can import data from other famous launchers (if you miss one, report back to us so we can include it!)
  • Added the possibility to set a secondary action on desktop shortcuts. Swipe up over the desktop shortcut to execute the secondary action.
  • Probably 2 or 200 things I’m forgetting…
  • A bunch of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff inside! 
What's in this version : (Updated : 13 January 2017)
  • *Real Pixel arrow indicator
    *2 new widget templates with search bar & app drawer
    *Options to tweak folder grid (max rows/cols and spacing)
    *Option for desktop scrolling speed
    *Arrow indicator long-press to app search
    *Option to auto-close the app drawer when launching apps
    *NavBar protection if the app drawer has an 'almost white' color
    *Korean translation
    *Catalan translation
    *Translation updates
    *Lots of fixes
Requires Android : Varies with device

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Download App Cache Cleaner Pro - Clean v5.2.6 APK - For Android


App Cache Cleaner,a quick tool for



App Cache Cleaner Pro - Cleanmobi.infolife.cachepro
App Cache Cleaner,a quick tool for clearing application cached files. One Tap to clean all cached files for getting more avalable space. This tool can free a lot of storage memory for your phone. Free phone internal momeory, Get more internal rom storage. It is an app which is crucial to anyone who has memory management issues. If you running out of application storage, you now can get more available storage space by clearing apps created cache/data files.
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★ 1-tap to clear all cached files
★ auto clear when you open this app
★ auto clear all cache at a specified interval
★ auto exit when you cleaned all cached files
★ clear cache for a specified application
★ list applications by either cache size or app name

By long pressing any item in the app list, you can:

★ Share apps with your friends
★ view application on Market
★ uninstall applications which has cached files
★ open application
★ show application details page

If you just want to clear all cached files, you don't need to wait the completion of building apps list, just tap the 'Clear All Cache Files' button.

You can rebuild app list by Refresh button, and choose different sort type by Sort button.
For more settings, please tap MENU > Settings.

What's in this version : (Updated : 10 March 2017)
  • -v5.2.6
    - Add the manual cleaning.
    - NOW support devices with Android 6.0/Android 7.0/Android 7.1. Better coverage with advanced service.
    - Fix some UI bugs

Requires Android : Varies with device

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Download SkySafari 5 Pro v5.3.0.0 APK - For Android


SkySafari 5 Pro is the ultimate astronomy app



SkySafari 5 Procom.simulationcurriculum.skysafari5pro
SkySafari 5 Pro is the ultimate astronomy app. It has the largest database of any astronomy app, includes every solar system object ever discovered and offers flawless telescope control.

Here's what's new in this version:
1) Complete rewrite of the compass code, for smoother and more accurate sky tracking!
2) Tonight at a Glance: the Sun, Moon, Planets, ISS, and Iridium flares in one handy view!
3) Notifications when the ISS will pass overhead, when Iridium satellites flare, and more!
4) Completely new sounds, and a new look to the sky and horizon. Better transitions between portrait and landscape mode.
5) OpenGL boost! New 3D models of the ISS, HST, Phobos, Deimos, Ceres, Vesta, and other solar system objects and spacecraft. City lights on Earth's night side. Improved higher-res Mars map.
6) Object lists in the Search menu now show thumbnail images. New options in Advanced Search.
7) Updated object descriptions, with images in-line! Every object now has a description!
8) Reworked Time Flow controls. Set the date and time directly from the main toolbar. Run time 1000 x faster than reality!
9) Google Drive sync for your settings and observing lists! Change them on one device, and synchronize your changes across all your Android and iOS devices!
10) An on-line repository of observing lists from experienced amateur astronomers. A "tour mode" that guides you through objects in each list!
11) An improved deep sky database with Abell and Hickson galaxy clusters, and globular clusters in M 31.
12) Galaxy View shows the position of deep sky objects in our Milky Way!
13) A handy Digitized Sky Survey viewer that lets you download images from the DSS!
14) Improved multi-star alignment for telescopes with digital setting circles. Add Barlows and Focal Reducers to your equipment list!

If you haven't used SkySafari Pro before, here's what you can do with it.
• Hold your device up, and SkySafari 5 Pro will find stars, constellations, planets, and more! The star chart updates automatically with your movements for the ultimate stargazing experience.
• Simulate the night sky up to 10,000 years in the past or future! Animate meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, and other celestial events with Time Flow.
• Search from our extensive database, and follow the arrow to objects in the sky. See spectacular views of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and other planets!
• Learn the history, mythology, and science of astronomy! Browse over 1500 object descriptions and astronomical images. Explore NASA space missions! Stay up-to-date with SkyWeek for all major sky events every day!
• Control your telescope! SkySafari 5 Pro adds wired or wireless control for Celestron, Meade, Orion, SkyWatcher, and many other telescopes. Point your GoTo or “Push-To” telescope anywhere in the sky! Requires SkyFi or SkyWire accessories (sold separately).
• Plan observing sessions with Observing Lists, log your observations, and share with friends!
All this is built into SkySafari 5 Pro – no need for an Internet connection. SkySafari 5 Pro will revolutionize your astronomical viewing experience and replace desktop astronomy software costing 10 times more.
Additional Features:
• 25 million stars from both Hubble Guide Star catalogs; 740,000 galaxies down to the 18th magnitude; over 630,000 solar system objects; and satellites like the International Space Station (ISS).
• NASA’s latest LRO Moon map, with 8X the resolution of SkySafari Plus, and hi-res Earth and Mars maps.
• Animated meteor showers with complete viewing information.
• Night Vision – Preserve your eyesight after dark.
• Advanced Search – Find objects using properties other than their name. Results are sortable by name, number, magnitude, RA, and more!
• Orbit Mode – Leave the Earth’s surface behind, and fly through our solar system.
• Google Maps Integration – Choose your location from a built-in Maps view.
• Horizon Panoramas – choose from 21 hi-res vistas, or customize your own!

What's in this version : (Updated : 14 March 2017)
  • - Added Celestron audio files for selected objects in the Object Info.
    - Added 3-D object models for Pluto's moons Kerberos, Hydra, Nix and Styx.
    - Merged the ADS catalog back into our unified star catalog.
    - Fix for the "Set Time & Location" command in the iOptron 8401 hand controller.
Required Android O/S : 4.0 and up

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Download Pixomatic photo editor Premium v1.2.2 APK - For Android


Now you can quickly, precisely, and easily edit your photos with Pixomatic!



Pixomatic photo editorus.pixomatic.pixomatic
Pixomatic photo editor is featured by Apple in “Great Photography Apps”, “New Apps We Love” & “Share the Fever” on the App Store, that makes smart cutouts from an image with fingertips directly from your mobile device.

Have you ever wanted to accurately and conveniently remove and change image backgrounds from your photos?

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Turn your pictures into masterpieces in just minutes, and become an expert photo editor without costly and complicated software.
Take your image editing capabilities to the next level.
With Pixomatic, you can:
  • Cut out, replace, and remove image elements – Pixomatic makes even the trickiest edges easy to edit!
  • Replace or remove photo backgrounds. Make it beautiful! Make it funny!
  • Blur backgrounds to enhance depth of field and make your subjects truly pop!
  • Create dynamic grayscale images from your color originals.
  • Apply multiple filters to your edited images for nuanced, sophisticated edits.
  • Adjust image colors with speed and precision.
  • Precisely crop and flip images on your first try.
  • Smooth images, adjust shadows, and set opacities to capture exactly what you’re looking for.
  • Manipulate image perspectives to best suit your devices and audience.
What's in this version : (Updated : 15 March 2017)
  • Fixed image loading issues.
Required Android O/S : 4.4 and up

Screenshots :
 Pixomatic photo editor- screenshot

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Download CM Launcher 3D ProπŸ’Ž v3.39.1 APK - For Android


CM Launcher Pro helps you to create a customized home screen for modern Android devices with No Ads



CM Launcher 3D Pro-No AdsπŸ’Žcom.ksmobile.pro.launcher
CM Launcher Pro helps you to create a customized home screen for modern Android devices with No Ads
CM Launcher Pro - Main Features
πŸ’ŽAd-Free, faster and smoother user experience. CM Launcher Pro saves you time from annoying advertisements.
πŸ’ŽTouch Gestures for quick access to apps and settings. Double tap. Long press, Swipe up, Swipe down, Pinch in, Pinch out, Swipe up (Two fingers), Swipe down (Two fingers), Swipe left (Two fingers), Swipe right (Two fingers) gestures are all available!
πŸ’ŽFast Theme Download to protect and save network data. No need to worry about long downloading time and network data waste.
πŸ’ŽMore prime functions are coming soon…
You can also enjoy these amazing features of CM Launcher
⭐3D Transition with various graphic effects to make app operation more interesting, smooth and cool.
⭐Thousands of Free Themes & Wallpapers with various categories, make your phone stylish. You can always find 2D or 3D themes and live or normal wallpapers you like in the world's biggest theme store!
⭐Booster to boost your phone's speed by 100%, the function size takes up virtually no storage space.
⭐Hide apps to enjoy a clean home screen and protect your privacy.
Please install the free version of CM Launcher first to unlock prime features of CM Launcher Pro.

What's in this version : (Updated : 17 November 2016)
  • Bug Fix
Required Android O/S : 4.0 and up

Screenshots :


Download : Varies with device APK