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How to access the secret hidden menus on your iPhone or Android phone

How to access the secret hidden menus on your iPhone or Android phone

By on March 31, 2015 at 10:06 AM.

So you think you’re a smartphone expert. You know your iPhone or Android phone inside and out and you constantly help your friends and family with their mobile problems. Well, we hate to break it to you, but there are still plenty of things that even the savviest smartphone users out there don’t know about.

For example, did you know that your iPhone or Android phone has tons of secret hidden menus that you can only access by dialing special codes into the phone app? More →

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Amazon Deals

4 apps that will help you save money on products from Amazon and elsewhere

By on March 31, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

4 apps that will help you save money on products from Amazon and elsewhere

There is nothing worse than buying something new only to find it listed at a cheaper price elsewhere a few days later. Ok, there are many, many things worse than that, but the desire or even need to save money is a common thread that runs through most people. The Internet has made it easier than ever before to comparison shop, but it has also introduced a new problem: With all of the shopping websites out there, how do you know if you’re getting the best price?

Luckily, there’s an app for that. Actually, there are several apps for that, and in this post we’ll discuss four of them. More →

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Apple Android Trade-In Program

Apple just made it easier than ever for you to dump your Android phone

By on March 30, 2015 at 12:24 PM.

Apple just made it easier than ever for you to dump your Android phone

Apple is still on the hunt for Android converts and it’s just unveiled a brand-new program that will make it easier than ever for Android users to make the switch. Per MacRumors, Apple has expanded its Reuse and Recycling program to let people trade in their Android phones, BlackBerry phones and Windows Phones in exchange for a credit that’s “in the form of an Apple Store gift card or bank transfer.”

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Android Vs. iOS Best Features List

Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS

By on March 27, 2015 at 11:38 AM.

Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS

Android fans are a proud bunch who don’t like admitting things they envy about other platforms, especially those made by (*spit*) Apple. However, open-minded Android and iOS fans alike can see things in other platforms they like and Reddit’s Android community recently had a confessional session in which they admitted what iOS features they’d most like to see Android adopt in the future. More →

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Kickstarter Pivot App for iOS and Android

Meet Pivot, the amazing app that offers location-based ‘tunnels’ to the past

By on March 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Meet Pivot, the amazing app that offers location-based ‘tunnels’ to the past

What if you could instantly pick up your phone to learn more details about a certain historical landmark or your location and then get visual cues about how that particular place changed over time? That’s what a new application called Pivot looks to offer smartphone users: A way of traveling back in time and staying connected to the history of a certain place, as long as there are available pictures of that place to tell its story. More →

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Android Apps Install Malware

Scary exploit may let hackers target nearly 50% of Android phones with malware

By on March 26, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Scary exploit may let hackers target nearly 50% of Android phones with malware

Malware is never an easy subject for Android device owners. Savvy users usually say the matter is overblown and that they know how to protect themselves against such threats, though that’s not always the case. Google acknowledges the matter but usually minimizes it, though it’s also constantly coming up with better means for protecting the safety of users. Meanwhile millions of Android devices fall prey to malware, and most of the time users don’t even know what’s going on.

New research from Palo Alto Networks has brought to light a terrifying vulnerability in Android that could be used for secretly installing malware apps on a device on almost 50% of existing devices, Business Insider reports.

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Google Maps Directions

Google Maps for Android just got a great new feature iPhone users will be jealous of

By on March 26, 2015 at 9:54 AM.

Google Maps for Android just got a great new feature iPhone users will be jealous of

Google Maps for Android and Google Maps for the iPhone may never have true feature parity. This is due in part to the limitations Apple puts in place on third-party application developers, but Google also seems to reserve some features and design elements solely for users of its own mobile platform.

One such feature was just added to Google Maps on Wednesday evening, and iPhone users should definitely be jealous. More →

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Smartphone App Location Data

Why location data is one of the most coveted details apps collect about you

By on March 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Why location data is one of the most coveted details apps collect about you

A new study from Carnegie Mellon reveals that smartphone applications collect location-related data a lot more than you think. And as Wired reports, and it’s not always clear what happens with that data and whether it’s safely used by the parties it’s shared with. More →

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Material Design Apps

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

By on March 25, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

There is plenty to like in Google’s latest major Android release, Lollipop. It’s faster, lighter and more battery efficient than ever before. The biggest in-your-face change found in Android 5.0 was the new look of the operating system, which Google calls “Material Design.”

Material Design brings a sleek and sophisticated look to Android, modernizing the user interface and unifying it at the same time. Developers are still hard at work updating their apps to conform to the principles of Material Design, so it’s still a bit difficult to find the best new apps.

At least, it was difficult until now. More →

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Android Vs Cyanogen

Why people are wrong about the world needing an Android that Google can’t control

Why people are wrong about the world needing an Android that Google can’t control

By on March 24, 2015 at 1:41 PM.

Ahhhhh! Save yourselves! Google is evil! We hear it time and time again; people erupting with concern over Google’s “evil” policies that play it fast and loose with our privacy. And who complains about Google and its evil policies more frequently and much louder than anyone else? Why, it’s Google’s competitors, of course.

Case in point: A new blog post published by one of Cyanogen’s investors on Monday. More →

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Indiegogo WonderCube for iPhone and Android

This amazing 1-inch cube fits on your keychain and may be the only smartphone accessory you’ll ever need

By on March 23, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

This amazing 1-inch cube fits on your keychain and may be the only smartphone accessory you’ll ever need

No matter what platform you use, you probably still have some major complaints about your smartphone, with battery life and storage being the most prominent ones. However, there’s one tiny device called WonderCube that’s trying to fix your phone’s battery and memory problems while also helping out with other things while you’re on the go. More →

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Microsoft Android Apps Samsung Dell

The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

By on March 23, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

With Windows Phone still stuck in neutral, Microsoft has come up with some extremely clever ways to make its mark on Android, including most recently a way for Android users to install a Windows 10-based ROM onto Android devices that essentially would take them over and offer Windows-based software offerings such as Cortana, Office and Skype. Microsoft on Monday made another announcement that could go a long way toward boosting its presence on Android by signing deals with OEMs such as Samsung and Dell to preload Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype onto their Android-based devices. More →

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