Apple Music Offline SD Card Support

Apple Music lets Android users do something you can’t do on your iPhone

By on February 4, 2016 at 1:34 PM.

Apple Music lets Android users do something you can’t do on your iPhone

It’s probably fair to assume that a majority of Apple Music’s 15 million+ subscribers own an iPhone or an iPad, but users of the Android app are getting something that iOS users will almost certainly never see: SD card support. More →

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Best Exclusive Android Apps Download

6 terrific Android apps you can’t get on the iPhone

By on February 3, 2016 at 10:52 AM.

6 terrific Android apps you can’t get on the iPhone

I switched to the iPhone as my primary phone last fall but there are still a lot of things that I really miss about Android. In particular, Android gives app developers a lot more freedom to make different kinds of apps that you just can’t get on the iPhone. Today I’ve rounded up six more terrific Android apps that can do things you can’t do on iOS — let’s check them out. More →

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Microsoft SwiftKey Android iPhone

Why Microsoft paid $250M for one of the greatest Android and iPhone keyboard apps of all time

By on February 3, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Why Microsoft paid $250M for one of the greatest Android and iPhone keyboard apps of all time

Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed it purchased one of the greatest Android and iPhone keyboard apps of all time, paying $250 million for it, according to one report. The app is already installed on more than 300 million devices, having been one of the first third-party keyboard apps to be made available on both platforms.

The app in question is SwiftKey, which launched on Android a few years ago and then on iOS once Apple started allowing third-party keyboard apps in the app store. But why did Microsoft need a smartphone and tablet keyboard app when it makes a similar keyboard itself? And why this particular app? More →

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I just got a friendly reminder why I’m happier with iOS than Android

By on February 2, 2016 at 2:51 PM.

I just got a friendly reminder why I’m happier with iOS than Android

I like iOS a lot and I don’t regret making the switch from Android last year. That said, I do miss a lot of things about Android, particularly apps that let you do things like record your screen, read your notifications to you or give you special launchers that can completely change your experience with your phone. However, the latest Android distribution numbers released this month gave me a fresh reminder of why I’m sticking with iOS for now: Namely, I really like having new software as soon as it’s available. More →

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Samsung Internet Ad Blockers

Samsung is now allowing users to install ad blockers on its phones

By on February 1, 2016 at 10:25 PM.

Samsung is now allowing users to install ad blockers on its phones

Following in Apple’s footsteps once again, Samsung added support for content and ad blockers to its pre-installed browser over the weekend. As long as you use the Samsung Internet browser on your Galaxy phone, you will now be able to download extensions from the Google Play store that hide advertisements and speed up loading times. More →

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BlackBerry Switch To Android

BlackBerry exec: ‘The future is really Android’

By on February 1, 2016 at 9:50 PM.

BlackBerry exec: ‘The future is really Android’

Yes, it’s really time to start digging a grave for BlackBerry 10. In an interview with India’s The Economic Times, BlackBerry exec Damian Tay explained that “the future is really Android” and said that the company may completely ditch its own BlackBerry 10 operating system if it can make Android secure enough to get security certifications from governments that still rely on BlackBerry devices for secure communications. Should that happen, we should expect BlackBerry to become an Android-only smartphone vendor. More →

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Facebook Android App

It takes 2 seconds to give your Android phone a speed boost and improve battery life by 20%

By on February 1, 2016 at 12:15 PM.

It takes 2 seconds to give your Android phone a speed boost and improve battery life by 20%

Given how much time smartphone users on the whole spend using Facebook, it’s not all that surprising that the app tends to consume its fair share of battery. The problem, however, is that Facebook’s mobile apps have a bad tendency of tearing through battery life much quicker than what one might reasonably construe as “fair.”

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Google Chrome Material Design Update

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By on January 31, 2016 at 8:45 AM.

Google is going to give Chrome a big visual makeover – here are the first images

By most accounts, the transition to Material Design has been a successful one for Android. It’s more responsive, it’s easier on the eyes and it’s even made its way over to iOS to some degree. So it only makes sense that Google would take what it’s learned from Android and implement the best elements in the Chrome browser.

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Worst Android Phones Of All Time List

The worst Android phones of all time, as picked by Android fans

By on January 29, 2016 at 3:12 PM.

The worst Android phones of all time, as picked by Android fans

Because Android is free to use, a lot of different manufacturers release a lot of different Android phones over the course of a year. Some of these phones are first-rate but many of them aren’t. A recent Reddit thread asked Android users to pick out the worst Android phones they’ve ever owned and it contains both some predictable answers and some surprises. Let’s go through their most popular answers. More →

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6 ways Android outshines my iPhone 6s

6 ways Android outshines my iPhone 6s

By on January 29, 2016 at 10:29 AM.

On Thursday, I published a piece titled 8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android, in which I discussed what I believe to be the main benefits Apple’s iPhone and iOS platform have over Android. I’ve been shocked at the feedback I’ve received since then. The Android vs. iOS argument typically draws all sorts of irrational and illogical “fanboys” out of the woodwork, but the overwhelming majority of emails I received after running that article were well composed and astute. I responded to as many as I could and I ended up having a few worthwhile conversations as a result.

Many of the conversations I had focused on the other side of the story, to the point where it seems like an obvious next move is to discuss the other side of the story here. So that’s just what I’ll do now… More →

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iPhone Vs Android

8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android

8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android

By on January 28, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

While Apple’s iPhones have been my main handsets since shortly after the first model was introduced in 2007, I used to carry an Android phone with me at all times until recently. Carrying two phones seems odd to most people, but there were so many important Android features that weren’t mirrored in iOS for a period of time, and I also enjoyed the variety.

Then last year, I ran out of reasons to keep using Android. More →

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Amazon has a daring ‘Plan B’ for stealing Android from Google

By on January 25, 2016 at 1:35 PM.

Amazon has a daring ‘Plan B’ for stealing Android from Google

The Fire phone was an epic disaster for Amazon that has been discontinued. But while it doesn’t look like Amazon wants to build a second-gen Fire Phone anytime soon, the company does seem to have a Plan B in place for stealing Android from Google. More →

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