iPhone 6 Vs. Android

Diehard Android fan explains how Apple convinced him to buy the iPhone 6

By on September 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Diehard Android fan explains how Apple convinced him to buy the iPhone 6

We normally think of diehard tech fans as overly tribalistic and unwilling to even think of trying rival products. However, in reality that’s just not the case because reasonable tech fans can actually see the plusses and minuses of different products and make decisions that aren’t based on blind loyalty to a particular brand. More →

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Google Play App Refunds

You now have 2 hours to get a refund from the Google Play store

By on September 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

You now have 2 hours to get a refund from the Google Play store

Although many smartphone users scoff at the idea of paying for apps when there are so many free alternatives, some of the most worthwhile apps on your app store of choice will cost you a dollar or two. Still, there’s always a chance that once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll realize that it wasn’t what your were expecting. More →

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Android Malware Apps

It’s time to get serious about mobile security: Here’s how to protect your Android phone

By on September 4, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

It’s time to get serious about mobile security: Here’s how to protect your Android phone

Unfortunate though it may be, the simple fact is that most of us don’t take mobile security as seriously as we should. The idea of running a PC without antivirus software and malware protection is crazy to most people, but Android devices and other smartphones and tablets are the new frontier for hackers and malicious software makers looking to steal your private data.

It’s time to get serious about mobile security. More →

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Best Android Apps Downloadå

5 more awesome Android apps you may not have heard of

By on September 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

5 more awesome Android apps you may not have heard of

Because you can never have enough apps in your life, we’ve decided to comb through a recent thread of new Android app recommendations over at Reddit’s Android community and pluck out the best gems for your enjoyment. Some of these apps have been out for a while but some of them are brand new so don’t be shocked if they come with bugs. That said, they’re all highly rated and you can be sure the developers will issue patches to fix any reported issues people may find. And without further ado, here are five more terrific Android apps you may never have heard of. More →

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Nokia Z Launcher Download

Nokia just released a huge update for its innovative Android app

By on August 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Nokia just released a huge update for its innovative Android app

On June 19th of this year, Nokia was reborn. The company that had been known for years as a cell phone pioneer had sold off its devices business, and the world was waiting to see what new paths Nokia might take. There are a few, as it turns out, but one of them saw the company release a surprisingly innovative new Android app this past summer, and it just got a big update that users will love. More →

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The Rise Of Mobile Apps

How the rise of mobile apps is making everything easier

How the rise of mobile apps is making everything easier

By on August 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

There was a time when Googling for “how to erase background in Photoshop” meant something. Budding graphical wizards understood that software existed to accomplish fantastical things such as removing a background and coloring it with something else, but the process was complicated. It required supremely expensive software, plenty of time for research, and the patience of Job. But it was easier than doing it by hand, so we were grateful. More →

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Android Vs. iPhone Apps

Android is beating iOS in a way that Google will never brag about

By on August 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Android is beating iOS in a way that Google will never brag about

Google and Apple never hesitate to brag about things that their platforms supposedly do better than one another but we have a hard time imagining Google bragging about beating iOS in this particular metric. UberGizmo directs our attention to a new report from Pornhub showing that more porn traffic now comes from Android phones than from iPhones. More →

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Featured
Google Maps Location Tracking

Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here’s how to stop it

Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here’s how to stop it

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Google Maps has completely changed the way people navigate the world. Without having to pay a dime, users are able to find almost any location on the planet, learn about it, and even navigate to it. Of course, “free” always comes at a price with Google as we have discussed at length in the past, and sometimes Google collects far more data than most people are aware. Google’s various services always detail data collection in their terms and conditions, but we all know just about no one actually reads those lengthy jargon-filled disclaimers.

When it comes to Google Maps in particular, you might be shocked at how much private data the app collects — even while it’s not open. More →

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’

By on August 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’

In the latest edition of Talking Schmidt, a series where 9to5Google analyzes Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s most baffling quotes, we take a look at Schmidt’s upcoming book, How Google Works. In order to promote the book, Schmidt took to Google+ and posted the following image. More →

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Smartphone Trade-in

How to guarantee you get today’s trade-in value for your phone even after the iPhone 6 launches

By on August 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

How to guarantee you get today’s trade-in value for your phone even after the iPhone 6 launches

While months of leaks and rumors have painted what appears to be a very extensive picture of what we can expect from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6, nothing is certain until the next-generation iPhone is finally unveiled on stage early next month. Well, almost nothing is certain.

There are a few things we know beyond the shadow of a doubt, and one of them is the fact that there will be a massive influx of used smartphones being sold and traded in as people upgrade to the new iPhone 6. All those trade-ins inevitably drive used phone values down, but as it turns out, there is a simple way to guarantee that you get today’s higher value for your current smartphone even if you don’t trade it in until after the iPhone 6 debuts next month. More →

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Cyanogen Nextbit Android Phone

Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever made

By on August 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever made

Forget the OnePlus One — there could soon be a brand-new Cyanogen-enhanced Android phone coming that will blow other Android phones away. Per Engadget, Cyanogen and a mysterious startup called Nexbit have announced that they’re working together on “something really cool,” although they never specify what that “something” actually is. There are some very good reasons to think it’s going to be a killer new Android phone, however. More →

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Android Phones Ransomware Attacks

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

By on August 26, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

Android users beware — another major malware threat has taken the mobile world by storm. According to San Francisco-based security firm Lookout, nearly 900,000 Android phones have been targeted by a form of ransomware called “ScarePackage” in the last 30 days, The New York Times reports.
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