iOS and Android Encryption

Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBI

By about 4 hours ago.

Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBI

Apple has more than once reminded customers it values their security and privacy and has been reassuring them that they won’t become the company’s “product” and that their data will be safely encrypted. Similarly, Google also said it will encrypt Android devices by default. Since then, the FBI and others have complained that Apple and Google will be basically helping bad guys get away with bad things thanks to encrypted devices. More →

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How To Improve Battery Life

This awesome interactive tool will help you improve any phone’s battery life

By about 9 hours ago.

This awesome interactive tool will help you improve any phone’s battery life

Ask a smartphone user what aspect of his or her phone is most in need of improvement, and “battery life” will be the answer you hear more often than not. Whether it’s a brand new iPhone 6 or any recent Android smartphone, battery performance is never quite where we want it to be. The simple fact of the matter is battery technology just isn’t progressing quickly enough to keep up with all of the new technology vendors are now stuffing into their smartphones.

Of course, there are plenty of ways to help squeeze as much battery life as possible out of each charge. More →

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Google Play Listen Now Update

Fantastic update may finally help Google’s music app become a real Spotify rival

By on October 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Fantastic update may finally help Google’s music app become a real Spotify rival

Do you remember how there were hints from Google that Google Play Music was going to get an entire Material Design revamp? Not only was it true, but Google has updated Play Music with a new “Listen Now” page that may help it become a legitimate rival to Spotify.

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Google Android Fragmentation Problems

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

You know how whenever you pick up an Android phone, it comes preloaded with Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and other key Google apps? Well, it’s not like that everywhere in the world. In fact, in China it’s quite common to find Android phones that have no native Google apps on them. More →

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Google Play Store App Search

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

By on October 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

There are lots of apps on the Google Play Store but a lot of them are, quite frankly, junk. However, Android Authority points out that Google has just added a terrific new feature to Google Play that will help you weed out bad apps and only find the ones that have received high praise from Android users. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Animations

Check out all of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s best animations in these terrific GIFs

By on October 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Check out all of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s best animations in these terrific GIFs

One of the coolest features in Android 5.0 Lollipop is something that’s mostly aesthetic: The new physics-based animations made possible by Google’s new Material Design UI. Android Police has put together a fantastic collection of GIFs that show off all of the best animations in action and give you a tantalizing peak at what do expect when the newest Android software eventually makes its way to your phone.

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iOS 8.1 Vs Android

Here’s how you can easily get iOS 8.1’s best new features on your Android phone

Here’s how you can easily get iOS 8.1’s best new features on your Android phone

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

Apple finally released iOS 8.1 to the public on Monday, and OS X Yosemite was released late last week to Mac users. That means that after months of waiting, users who own both a Mac computer and an iPhone can finally enjoy the complete Continuity experience that Apple first showed off this past June during WWDC. We’ve been using and enjoying Continuity with our iPhone but the recent release of iOS 8.1 is a great reminder that Android users have had this type of functionality for years now thanks to one great free app. More →

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iOS Android Smartphone Encryption

The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM.

The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

Did you know that if Apple and Google encrypt data on smartphones then terrorists, pedophiles and other very bad people will be able to roam completely free and likely destroy society as we know it? That’s the message that Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey has been sending and he was at it again this week in a speech delivered to the Brookings Institute in which he railed against smartphone encryption as a direct threat to law enforcement’s ability to gather evidence. More →

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Android Play Services Update: Multiplayer

Android is getting an awesome new feature gamers will love

By on October 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Android is getting an awesome new feature gamers will love

In addition to the arrival of Lollipop, Android fans have one more reason to be excited about their favorite platform — especially those people who play plenty of games on their smartphones and tablets. More →

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Google Nexus 9 Release Date

The year’s most anticipated Android tablet is here: Meet the Nexus 9

By on October 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

The year’s most anticipated Android tablet is here: Meet the Nexus 9

Being the year’s most anticipated Android tablet isn’t exactly an honor these days since, well, can you think of any Android tablets that have been released this year that have really gained a lot of traction? Nonetheless, we’ve really been looking forward to checking out the new Google Nexus 9, an HTC-manufactured tablet that features an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1440 pixels, a 64-bit dual-core processor, a Nvidia Kepler GPU, an 8MP rear-facing camera and 3MP front-facing camera, among many other great features. More →

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LG Vs. Samsung Vs. HTC Android

LG looks like this year’s surprise Android smartphone hit

By on October 14, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

LG looks like this year’s surprise Android smartphone hit

For the past couple of years, the race to be the top Android smartphone vendor has been between Samsung and a pack of also-rans. However, new data from Chitika suggests that LG might actually be on the rise after releasing well received mobile devices like the Nexus 5 and the LG G3 over the last year. More →

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Android L OS Official Name Lollipop

Developer leak may confirm Android 5.0’s actual name

By on October 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM.

Developer leak may confirm Android 5.0’s actual name

Back in June, a report claimed that Android 5.0/Android L would be given the name “Lollipop,” which may be confirmed thanks to a screenshot leaked by a Google developer in the Chromium issue tracker.

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