Android Tips And Tricks

Looking for official Android tips and tricks? Google’s got you covered

By on July 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Looking for official Android tips and tricks? Google’s got you covered

You might be well versed in the ways of the Android, but not everyone is, especially beginners who are just discovering Google’s mobile operating system. However, regardless of your level of expertise in Android matters, you can now find answers to some of your pressing questions by bookmarking a new Google resource, a Tips and Tricks section the company published on its Android site. More →

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Android Features iOS Doesn't Have

As an iPhone user, I couldn’t be more jealous of Google’s newest Android feature

As an iPhone user, I couldn’t be more jealous of Google’s newest Android feature

By on July 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM.

Apple’s iPhone has been my main cell phone ever since just after the first model was released back in 2007. To be honest, I don’t see that changing anytime soon. While it was a bit rough around the edges in the early days, Android has grown into a refined and stable mobile platform. It also continues to be more versatile than iOS will ever be, and Android phone makers have come out with some gorgeous hardware that matches or even bests Apple’s iPhones in many ways. But iOS still offers a user experience and a third-party app ecosystem that are both vastly superior to Android in my opinion, and the hardware isn’t half bad either — especially with the new and improved iPhone 7 on the horizon.

That said, there are still plenty of Android features that make me jealous, and that rings especially true for the newest Android feature Google just introduced. More →

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Netflix Offline Viewing iPhone

Movie and TV show downloads could be coming soon to Netflix

By on July 19, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Movie and TV show downloads could be coming soon to Netflix

Netflix has long maintained a strict policy against offline viewing, even as competitors introduced the feature in their products. But the company started to change its tune earlier this year, and now it looks like Netflix offline viewing is closer than ever — at least when it comes to the technical features that would make it possible. More →

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Special Forces Switch to iPhone

US Army Special Forces are trading their Samsungs for iPhones

By on July 19, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

US Army Special Forces are trading their Samsungs for iPhones

Good news for Android fans: the US Army Special Forces, all elite units like Delta Force and Army Rangers, currently use a system powered by Samsung handsets for battlefield applications.

Bad news for Android fans: those handsets have been crashing so much that Special Forces Command is switching to iPhones instead.

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Google Android VR Daydream

Forget Daydream, Google might be working on high-end mixed reality headset

By on July 18, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Forget Daydream, Google might be working on high-end mixed reality headset

Google wanted to create a high-end virtual reality headset to compete directly against HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Oculus, but some sources say the company abandoned the plans to focus on creating more affordable mixed reality experiences that combine VR with AR, or augmented reality.

Or did it? Conflicting reports paint two different pictures of Google’s plans for the future of, uh, reality.  More →

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Android Malware Banking Apps

Scary Android malware blocks calls to your bank so it can keep stealing money from you

By on July 18, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Scary Android malware blocks calls to your bank so it can keep stealing money from you

Most Android users will never have to deal with malware apps on their devices, or at least not as long as they don’t download potentially malicious apps from third-party app stores. But there are people who can’t get apps from Google Play or choose to ignore the official app store, and they are more exposed to malicious apps.

One malware app was just updated with a feature that can block calls to customer support numbers belonging to certain banks so that affected users can’t stop fraudulent transactions. More →

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Amazon Video Netflix Offline Viewing

Amazon Video has made offline viewing even better

By on July 18, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

Amazon Video has made offline viewing even better

Netflix is great, and all but there’s one feature the company has yet to offer to its subscribers, one that Amazon’s streaming services already has. Better yet, Amazon is preparing to improve it significantly, as long as you use Amazon Video on an Android device. More →

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Android N Release Date

The final Android N preview is out, and it’s hiding a neat Easter Egg

By on July 18, 2016 at 3:50 PM.

The final Android N preview is out, and it’s hiding a neat Easter Egg

This is more or less what Android Nougat, the latest and greatest version of Android, is going to look like. Google released Developer Preview 5 earlier today, the final beta version of the software before the expected launch later this summer.

The latest version of the preview doesn’t bring too much by way of new features, but there are a handful of bug fixes, and also a cool Easter Egg for bored beta testers to play with.

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Pokemon Go Release Date UK

Pokemon Go is live in the UK, go get it now

By on July 14, 2016 at 6:14 AM.

Pokemon Go is live in the UK, go get it now

Pokemon Go launched in Germany earlier this week, marking its official debut in Europe. Just as expected, Niantic and Nintendo are marching forward with their launch schedule for the region, with the UK being the next European market where Pokemon can be hunted. Here’s what you need to know about the UK launch. More →

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Pokemon Go Game Addiction

Science explains why you’re so addicted to Pokemon Go

By on July 13, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Science explains why you’re so addicted to Pokemon Go

You might think you’re so addicted to playing Pokemon Go because you loved Pokemon growing up, but that’s not the only reason. It appears there’s a scientific explanation for why the app has become such a monster hit in a just a few days following its official launch. More →

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Pokemon Go Guide

Pokémon Go guide: Everything you need to know to get started

Pokémon Go guide: Everything you need to know to get started

By on July 8, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

If you own a smartphone, chances are good that you’ve either downloaded or thought about downloading Pokémon Go this week. Unsurprisingly, the app that turns everyone into a real-life Pokémon trainer has become a bona-fide hit just days after launching, but despite its obvious appeal, Pokémon Go can be frustratingly obtuse when it comes to explaining the rules.

In order to help you navigate the wild world of Pokémon hunting, we’ve put together a guide to walk you through the first steps of your journey as you work your way up to becoming the ultimate Pokémon master.

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Fastest 256GB MicroSD Card: Samsung UFS

Samsung just killed the microSD card and this is what will replace it

By on July 7, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

Samsung just killed the microSD card and this is what will replace it

Samsung and SanDisk are looking to one-up each other when it comes to expandable memory for smartphones and any other device that supports a microSD card. SanDisk made a 200GB card last year that is quite affordable, and then Samsung came up with a 256GB model. A few weeks ago, SanDisk matched Samsung’s 256GB card with two new microSD options of its own, both more affordable than Samsung’s card. But Samsung stepped up its game and killed the microSD card completely.

The company’s latest memory offering is a UFS 2.0 1.0 storage solution that will work with any device that has microSDXC support future devices that can support expandable storage, but it offers the same lightning-fast storage experience as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7. In fact, these new cards are just as fast as SSD drives.

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