iPhone 6 vs. Android

Android users are deserting in droves ahead of iPhone 6 launch, trade-ins up 200%

By on September 18, 2014 at 3:13 PM.

Android users are deserting in droves ahead of iPhone 6 launch, trade-ins up 200%

With countless devices available from dozens of different vendors, Android has taken a significant lead in the international smartphone market. Last week, Apple made its biggest move yet to start converting Android users back to iOS with the unveiling of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and based on the latest data, it looks like the company’s gamble paid off. More →

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iOS 8 Vs Android

How to get iOS 8’s best new features on Android even before iPhone users get them

How to get iOS 8’s best new features on Android even before iPhone users get them

By on September 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

When CEO Tim Cook and his fellow Apple executives unveils iOS 8’s great new features on stage during their WWDC 2014 keynote presentation back in June, the most dramatic audience response might have come when the crew unveiled iOS 8’s new Continuity features. With this great new functionality, iOS devices and Mac computers will be more closely connected than ever, able to quickly and easily exchange files and other data. Better still, iOS device notifications appear on a user’s connected Mac, and messages can even be sent and received right from within OS X.

But there’s a catch: despite the fact that Apple released iOS 8 to the public on Wednesday, none of this awesome new functionality is available to iPhone and iPad users yet. If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, however, all of these great features and more are already available thanks to a single fantastic app. More →

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Best Android Camera Apps

Here’s an brilliant video camera app that every Android fan should love

By on September 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Here’s an brilliant video camera app that every Android fan should love

Tired of watching unbalanced videos that you’ve shot on your Android phone? Don’t worry about it — just install Horizon, a brilliant new Android app that will keep your camera steady at a horizontal angle no matter how you’re holding your phone. This means that you’ll be able to hold your phone upright in portrait mode and still shoot videos that give you a nice wide horizontal landscape. More →

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Switch From Android To iPhone

Android users: Apple just made it even easier to switch to iPhone 6

By on September 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM.

Android users: Apple just made it even easier to switch to iPhone 6

In one of its boldest moves of the year, Samsung released a commercial explaining that the iPhone 6 isn’t exactly a fresh idea. In fact, the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung’s fourth flagship phablet, is heading to store shelves next month, but Apple wasn’t going to let the snark slide by without some form of retaliation. On Tuesday, Apple published a new page on its support site which detailed something many smartphone users are going to need to know this weekend: how to move content from an Android phone to an iPhone 6. More →

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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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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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