Old iPhone Android Tips Tricks Reuse

7 Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Old Smartphone or Tablet

By on June 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM.

7 Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Old Smartphone or Tablet

The easiest thing you can do with your old smartphones and tablets once you get newer models is to either sell them or give them away to family members or friends. But there are also ways to breathe new life into old smart devices around the home, in case you don’t want to get rid of them. More →

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NFC Smartphone Keyboard

This Brilliant Smartphone Keyboard Never Needs to be Recharged

By on June 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM.

This Brilliant Smartphone Keyboard Never Needs to be Recharged

Bluetooth keyboard accessories are terrific for smartphone users who miss the physical keyboards of old. After all, no leading smartphones ship with physical keyboards anymore. If you’ve been pining for physical keys on your Android phone or iPhone though, there’s a new alternative to Bluetooth keyboards that has one huge advantage: It never needs to be recharged. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

Amazon’s Free Android App of the Day is One of the Best Games Ever Created: Monument Valley

By on June 25, 2015 at 4:03 PM.

Amazon’s Free Android App of the Day is One of the Best Games Ever Created: Monument Valley

Amazon is best known for selling the widest possible range of products at prices that often undercut rivals by a fairly substantial margin. Of course, Amazon is much more than that now. The company’s streaming movie and TV service attached to Amazon Prime grows more competitive each day, and there are plenty of other areas Amazon dabbles in. Among the company’s offerings is the Amazon Appstore, which provides a third-party alternative to Google’s own Android app store.

And there’s one area where Amazon has Google beat: The company gives away one new app for free every single day of the year. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

22 Android Apps Worth Over $50 Are Free on Amazon for a Limited Time – Download Them Now

By on June 25, 2015 at 10:04 AM.

22 Android Apps Worth Over $50 Are Free on Amazon for a Limited Time – Download Them Now

The Amazon Appstore gives away one free app each day, and that’s why we told you it’s the one app every single Android user should have installed on his or her device. Think about it: even if you continue to use Google Play as your main source of apps and never purchase a single application from Amazon, you still have the opportunity to download 365 free apps each year. Why wouldn’t you install it?

Of course, Amazon supplements its daily app giveaways with special free app bundles, and the company is currently offering 22 Android apps worth more than $50 for free — but this sale ends soon. More →

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iPhone Android Smart Luggage Space Case Kickstarter

Meet Space Case 1, the Smartest Suitcase the World Has Ever Seen

By on June 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Meet Space Case 1, the Smartest Suitcase the World Has Ever Seen

Like many things around us, suitcases are getting smarter, as luggage makers are looking to offer buyers more interesting features to help out during travels. The Space Case 1, currently raising money on Kickstarter, claims to be the world’s most advanced smart suitcase yet. More →

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Moto X Vs. Galaxy S6 Bloatware

Why Android Fans Should be Grateful Motorola Still Exists

By on June 19, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

Why Android Fans Should be Grateful Motorola Still Exists

Motorola’s smartphones don’t get the same level of hype and attention that Samsung’s do, and that’s actually a real shame. One of the things that really impressed us about the second-generation Moto X in particular was how it didn’t spam us with gimmicky software — instead, the few additions it made to Android were really well thought out and useful. In an interview with Green Bot, Motorola senior VP of software engineering Seang Chau explains how the Moto X’s lack of bloatware is all part of the company’s philosophy of leaving a light touch on its devices. More →

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iPhone Android Smartphone Occipital Neuralgia

You Can Blame Your Smartphone for Those ‘Searing’ Headaches

By on June 18, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

You Can Blame Your Smartphone for Those ‘Searing’ Headaches

Last November, I half-jokingly said that the iPhone might be killing you softly while talking about two medical studies that detailed smartphone-related conditions. In particular, one of them said that most smartphone users might be hurting their necks by looking down at the device, especially when reading and texting. As it turns out, such heavy smartphone use does have unwanted effects on your body, including “searing headaches,” new report claims. More →

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Nokia Smartphone Relaunch

Nokia is Planning to Help Launch a Brand New Smartphone Line

By on June 18, 2015 at 4:09 PM.

Nokia is Planning to Help Launch a Brand New Smartphone Line

BGR readers have known this for quite a while thanks to chatter from our sources, but Nokia’s CEO finally confirmed it: Nokia is plotting a smartphone comeback. Chief executive Rajeev Suri confirmed to German magazine Manager Magazin that the company is still working out the details, but it has plenty of time to figure things out. Per the terms of its deal with Microsoft, Nokia can’t use its name on cell phones until late 2016. More →

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E3 2015 iPhone Android Games

6 Awesome iPhone and Android Games Announced at E3 2015

By on June 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

6 Awesome iPhone and Android Games Announced at E3 2015

I’m not what you’d call a hardcore gamer, but I definitely play lots of mobile games of all types and I’m already very excited to try out some of the titles that various studios announced at E3 2015. Of those, six stand out and are likely to become quite popular with smartphone and tablet owners. Sadly for Android fans, many of them might hit iPhone before they’re launched in the Google Play Store, but Android support is surely down the road. More →

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Top 19 iPhone Apps Android June 2015

Cool iPhone apps that do amazing things your Android can’t

By on June 12, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

Cool iPhone apps that do amazing things your Android can’t

The iPhone vs Android debate will likely never be settled. Fans of each platform will stubbornly defend their choice and will be unwilling to accept that sometimes the grass might be greener on the other side. Sometimes, amazing Android apps will be able to do things the iPhone can’t. Other times, it’s iPhone users who get to gloat by having access to some awesome apps that aren’t available on the other side. More →

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Android M vs. iOS 9

Key Android M features that Google swiped from iOS

By on June 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Key Android M features that Google swiped from iOS

At this point, it’s kind of unclear who’s stealing what between Apple and Google. Android has implemented plenty of features over the years that the iPhone has since adopted, but as PhoneArena elucidates in a comparison piece, Android M appears to have taken some inspiration from iOS as well. More →

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