Android Apps Search

Did Google just ruin the Android app store?

By on February 26, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

Did Google just ruin the Android app store?

Apple’s iOS App Store is an interesting place. It houses more than 1.3 million apps that combine to make up the best mobile app ecosystem on the planet. It also features what may very well be the absolute worst search technology on the planet. Finding good apps using the App Store’s in-built search function is next to impossible, which is a big part of the reason we spend so much time here at BGR sharing great iPhone apps with our readers.

The Google Play app store for Android is a different story… for now, at least. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

Download 145 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time

Download 145 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time

By on February 26, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Here at BGR, we cover paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free all the time. Why? It’s simple: we love sharing great deals with our readers and iOS apps go on sale all the time. Unfortunately, the same just isn’t true of Android apps. Big Android app sales are sadly few and far between, but we always try to cover them when they do come around.

And you might have guessed, a huge sale on Android apps has just popped up and it’s definitely worthy of your attention. More →

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Free Personal Assistant Service

Text this ‘Magic’ number and you can get anything you want

By on February 24, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Text this ‘Magic’ number and you can get anything you want

There was once a time when personal assistant services could only be enjoyed by the wealthy. Now, there are plenty of services that offer at least a portion of the personal assistant experience at a small fraction of the price of hiring a full-time person on staff. The experience isn’t quite the same, of course, but most people don’t really have a need for a real full-time assistant.

Now, when it comes to getting whatever you want delivered to you with a minimal amount of effort, a new service called Magic could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. More →

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Best Google Apps

11 great Google apps you’ve probably never even heard of

By on February 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

11 great Google apps you’ve probably never even heard of

To look at early versions of Android, when Google first began to truly embrace mobile, you would have never guessed that the company would eventually be responsible for some of the best and most beautiful apps on the planet. Today, however, apps like Gmail and Google Maps are the best and most widely used applications in their respective categories, and Google continues to wow us with its app quality each time new updates roll out or new apps are launched.

As much as you rely on the Google apps for computers, Android and iOS that you currently use, however, there are a slew of apps Google makes that you have probably never even heard of. More →

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Best Old Android Phones

5 old-school smartphones that are still awesome to use, according to Android fans

5 old-school smartphones that are still awesome to use, according to Android fans

By on February 23, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

The life of a smartphone is typically very short and it seems like even the hottest Android phone will seem obsolete after only a year. With this in mind, members of Reddit’s Android community have put together a list of Android phones that have stood the test of time and are still great to use. We’ve listed the top results below by the number of up votes they received. More →

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Android Dangerous New Malware

Not even turning off your Android phone can stop this malware from spying on you

By on February 20, 2015 at 12:24 PM.

Not even turning off your Android phone can stop this malware from spying on you

Android’s malware problem might be overstated, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be cautious when navigating the web on your device. On Wednesday, anti-virus software maker AVG reported that a newly discovered malware can continue to spy on you even after you think you’ve turned off your device. More →

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Is your smartphone spying on you?

By on February 18, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Is your smartphone spying on you?

Most of us can’t imagine our lives without a smartphone at this point, but there are clear downsides to being connected at all times. A commonly discussed issue is the fact that we often pay less attention to people in and around our lives because we’re so focused on the connected world. On a more sinister note, however, our phones can sometimes be used against us by malicious hackers or even government agencies, as we learned from the recent round of Snowden leaks. Beyond that, some of the most popular apps in the world “spy” on users by collecting usage data and other private data, and then using it for targeted advertising.

So, is your smartphone being used to spy on you?
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Kickstarter: Beam Android Projector

Meet Beam, the Android projector that turns any light bulb socket into an entertainment center

By on February 18, 2015 at 6:45 AM.

Meet Beam, the Android projector that turns any light bulb socket into an entertainment center

In case you were looking for an out-of-the-box smart projector, then Beam might be worth looking into. The unusual-looking device has just been listed on Kickstarter and it needs to raise at least $200,000 by March 24th to become a real entertainment-ready accessory. More →

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Android vs. Windows Malware Infection

Malware infected as many Android devices as Windows laptops in 2014

By on February 17, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Malware infected as many Android devices as Windows laptops in 2014

A new report published by Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Labs division says that no less than 16 million mobile devices were hit by malware last year, ZDNet reports, which is an increase of 25% compared to 2013 — comparatively, last year malware infections rose by 20% across the board. More →

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Gallery Doctor App for Android

This smart photo app for Android saves you time and precious storage space

By on February 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

This smart photo app for Android saves you time and precious storage space

Gallery Doctor is the name of a new photo management app released by Israeli startup MyRoll. The app has a single purpose: to help you automate photo deletion. As a result, not only will it get you additional free storage space on your smartphone or tablet, but it will also save you precious time. More →

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Microsoft Vs. Google Android Galaxy S6

Microsoft comes up with another sneaky way to drive a wedge between Google and Android

By on February 13, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Microsoft comes up with another sneaky way to drive a wedge between Google and Android

Microsoft is smart enough to realize that Android has soundly beaten out Windows Phone in terms of smartphone market share. However, this doesn’t mean Microsoft is a powerless spectator the mobile world and the company has been absolutely brilliant recently in coming up with ways to loosen Google’s control on Android. More →

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Smartphone Addiction Quiz

This simple quiz will tell you whether or not you’re a smartphone addict

By on February 13, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

This simple quiz will tell you whether or not you’re a smartphone addict

Do you use your smartphone way more than you should? Do you have a panic attack when you reach for your iPhone and it’s not where you thought it was? Do you find yourself starting to sweat when the remaining charge on your Android handset gets down to a single digit percentage? It might be time to admit you have a problem. Of course, simply being a heavy smartphone user doesn’t necessarily mean you’re addicted, so how can you tell if your usage has crossed the threshold from frequent to addiction?

Rather than guess at the answer, let’s take a look at a simple new smartphone addition quiz put together by an expert at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. More →

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