iPhone Waterproof Treatment

This $30 spray will make you iPhone or Android phone waterproof

This $30 spray will make you iPhone or Android phone waterproof

By on July 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM.

Sony isn’t exactly enjoying smooth sailing in the global smartphone market right now, but it did start an awesome trend. Following the Japanese electronics giant’s lead, a number of smartphone vendors are now focused on making their flagship phones water-resistant. Samsung’s Galaxy S5, the company’s latest hero phone, is a perfect example, and the handset’s water-resistant treatment will end up saving consumers tons of money and plenty of aggravation by helping the phone survive spills and quick dunks.

But what about those of us with handsets like the iPhone or various Android models that don’t feature any waterproofing? As it turns out, there may be a cheap product that can help. More →

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Google Maps v8.2 for Android Update

Google Maps for Android just got some awesome new features

By on July 18, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

Google Maps for Android just got some awesome new features

Google Maps for Android is getting a new update, Android Police reports, which will bring users some interesting features for their favorite maps applications. Google Maps v8.2 for Android will support conversational voice actions in navigation mode – users will be able to ask things like “how long until destination,” “what’s my next turn” or tell Google to “show traffic,” – although they’ll have to make sure they hit the proper phrasing precisely, in order to actually be able to trigger an appropriate response from Google Maps. More →

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Android L Keyboard App Returns

Now you have another way to get the Android L keyboard before it officially releases

By on July 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Now you have another way to get the Android L keyboard before it officially releases

Not everyone with an Android device has been fortunate enough to gain access to the Android L Developer Preview, but some the elements of the update have been making their way back to older versions of Android. One of the most notable apps to make it on to the Google Play store was the Android L keyboard by developer Shen Ye, but it was unceremoniously pulled from the store shortly after its release. More →

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Windows Phone Vs. Android

Android user may switch to Windows Phone for the weirdest reason we can think of

By on July 15, 2014 at 4:56 PM.

Android user may switch to Windows Phone for the weirdest reason we can think of

If there’s one species of tech fans that we find awesomely fascinating, it’s the Gadget Contrarians — that is, the people who love using services, devices and platforms that have been overlooked or dismissed by the mass market for whatever reason. One particularly striking example of this is GigaOM writer Kevin Tofel, who says that he’s finally decided that he can make the switch from Android to Windows Phone… because it finally has a good Google+ client. More →

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Timberman iPhone and Android Addictive Game

Meet Timberman, the next addictive arcade-style iPhone and Android game

By on July 15, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Meet Timberman, the next addictive arcade-style iPhone and Android game

Timberman is a new mobile game taking app stores by storm, TechCrunch reports, and it’s not a Flappy Bird clone. However, the game does have some common features with Flappy Bird, including simple, arcade-style graphics and sounds, and an even simpler, yet addictive, gameplay. More →

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Popcorn Time for Android Chromecast Support

Movie studios’ worst nightmare has just gotten even better for pirates

By on July 14, 2014 at 3:12 PM.

Movie studios’ worst nightmare has just gotten even better for pirates

Popcorn Time, also known as Netflix for Pirates, also known as a nightmare for Hollywood and its fight against piracy, has just gotten better for users, or at least for those people who happen to have an Android device. Popcorn Time announced on its blog that it has updated its Android app, adding Chromecast streaming support to the mix. More →

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AluPen Digital Review

This is the only iPad stylus you should care about

This is the only iPad stylus you should care about

By on July 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Let’s be frank for a moment: most smartphone and tablet accessories are garbage. Countless companies race to the bottom and do everything they can to flood the market with cheap cases, chargers, charms, covers and anything else they can churn out of factories in China. As a result, it can be painfully difficult to find high-quality accessories because we often have no choice but to dig through a mountain of trash to get to them.

If you’re looking for a stylus for your iPad, Android tablet, iPhone or Android phone, I’ve done the digging for you. More →

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Chromecast Cast Screen

Google just made Chromecast even cooler with an awesome new phone mirroring feature

By on July 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Google just made Chromecast even cooler with an awesome new phone mirroring feature

Google announced on Wednesday on the Official Android Blog that Chromecast owners will now have the ability to mirror the screens of their Android tablets and smartphones to their TVs starting this Wednesday. Whatever you’re doing on your device, from viewing photos and videos to using an app or playing a game, it will be viewable on the TV screen.  More →

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Android L Keyboard

Sorry, Android users: No more Android L keyboard for you

By on July 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Sorry, Android users: No more Android L keyboard for you

We still have several months to wait before Google finally releases its highly anticipated new Android L update, but a few apps and nifty tricks gave eager enthusiasts a way to experience certain elements of L right now. Among them was Shen Ye’s great Android L Keyboard app, which — as the name might suggest — allowed users to install the sleek new keyboard from Android L on their smartphones running earlier versions of Android.

Unfortunately, Google has removed the app from the Google Play store. More →

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iPhone Battery Life

How to get as much battery life as possible on your iPhone or Android phone

How to get as much battery life as possible on your iPhone or Android phone

By on July 9, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Batteries hold us back. It’s that simple. Battery technology is not progressing as quickly as other areas of tech, and our smartphone experience is hindered as a result. It could be years before we see any real progress made in terms of truly significant improvements in battery technology, which is why smartphone companies are devoting so much time to making software optimizations that extend battery life. Examples include the extreme power-saving modes on Samsung and HTC’s latest flagship smartphones, and Google’s “Project Volta” in Android L, which is already resulting in huge battery life improvements in pre-release stages.

Of course, we can also take matters into our own hands. By remembering a few simple tips and tricks, we can dramatically improve the battery life on our iPhones and Android phones. More →

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Android Security

Warning: Wiping Android phones doesn’t actually delete personal data (here’s what to do about it)

Warning: Wiping Android phones doesn’t actually delete personal data (here’s what to do about it)

By on July 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Have you sold your used Android phones in the past when upgrading to a new smartphone? Were you safe, making sure to reset the phones and wipe them of all your personal data first? Bad news, Android users: A new study has revealed that using Google’s reset function in Android doesn’t actually delete your personal data. More →

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Android Malware

This huge Android security flaw could cost you a fortune

By on July 8, 2014 at 11:31 AM.

This huge Android security flaw could cost you a fortune

Android’s open nature offers some substantial benefits to consumers versus rival mobile platforms such as Apple’s iOS operating system. There are also some negative affects, however, and one of them is the fact that Google’s Android devices are far more susceptible to malware attacks. We have seen plenty of reports on various Android security holes and malware in the past, and now a newly discovered flaw could end up costing Android device owners a fortune. More →

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