iPhone vs. Android: How to Recover Deleted Photos

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone, Android, and other devices

By on January 23, 2015 at 2:05 PM.

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone, Android, and other devices

One reason why the iPhone is one of the most popular cameras on Flickr (second only to Canon in 2014) is that Apple realized a long time ago people love taking photos with smartphones, and it has constantly improved the cameras in its iPhones and iPads since launching them.

Similarly, other handset makers have released smartphones that are getting better and better at taking photos and recording videos. But being able to instantly snap a picture using your phone does come with some potential problems, such as accidentally deleting pictures from the phone’s built-in or user-replaceable storage system.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Bugs

The biggest problems with Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on January 21, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

The biggest problems with Android 5.0 Lollipop

If you’re like most Android users, you probably don’t have Android 5.0 Lollipop yet… and it turns out that might be a good thing. Computerworld’s JR Raphael has been using Lollipop for a while now and while he thinks the update overall is strong, he has picked out five crucial problems with it that he wants Google to fix as soon as possible. More →

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Stop Android Downloads

How to solve one of the most annoying little issues with Android phones

By on January 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

How to solve one of the most annoying little issues with Android phones

One of the best things about Android is the shockingly vast range of great third-party apps in the Google Play store. Each new app expands the capabilities of your phone or tablet in any number of exciting new directions. When you first install a new app though, some of the more presumptuous developers configure their apps to automatically add a shortcut to your home screen. Then, if it’s not an app you want on your home screen, you have to go and manually remove it.

The issue can certainly be annoying, but you’ll be glad to know that there’s an easy fix. More →

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Apple Pay Tip

This cool new free app brings Apple Pay where it has never gone before

This cool new free app brings Apple Pay where it has never gone before

By on January 21, 2015 at 9:19 AM.

Apple Pay and other mobile payment services like it represent the future of payments in the United States and elsewhere. We have discussed that future a number of times here on BGR, most recently while covering a nifty new “smart card” called Coin that will soon try to replace every credit and debit card in your wallet while solutions like Apple Pay get off the ground.

It will indeed be some time before Apple Pay is accepted in the majority of stores we visit each day, but Apple Pay is about much more than just retail shopping. We have seen a few novel apps that take advantage of Apple Pay pop up in recent months, and now there’s a new one that iPhone users should definitely check out. More →

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Google Play Android App Scam

This ‘battery repair’ Android app has been downloaded over 1 million times… and it’s a total fraud

By on January 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM.

This ‘battery repair’ Android app has been downloaded over 1 million times… and it’s a total fraud

It looks like there’s another completely fraudulent Android app that Google needs to remove from Google Play. The ever watchful Android Police has flagged an app on Google Play that’s been downloaded more than 1 million times and that does absolutely nothing. More →

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Android Device Manager Guide

How to easily secure your Android phone and get it back if it’s stolen

By on January 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How to easily secure your Android phone and get it back if it’s stolen

There aren’t many instances in the modern world more terrifying than realizing you are no longer in possession of your cell phone. You can have your friends try to call it, you can retrace your steps, but no matter how hard you try, you just can’t figure out where it went.

But before you start to panic, you remember that you were smart enough to set up Android Device Manager before you left the house. More →

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Indiegogo: SONICable iPhone 6 and Android

Charge your iPhone 6 faster than ever with this special cable

By on January 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Charge your iPhone 6 faster than ever with this special cable

One of the battles smartphone users have to constantly fight is running out of battery life when they least expect it. There are many ways to deal with poor battery life when it comes to software settings and tricks, and plenty of highly portable external battery packs to choose from for extra battery charges. But one company has decided to take a different approach to fixing your battery problems on the iPhone 6, or any Android handset for that matter. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Tips And Tricks Notifications

How to handle one of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s most annoying issues

By on January 14, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

How to handle one of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s most annoying issues

Android 5.0 Lollipop has been well received so far but as with every new major platform update, there are always some gripes. Dan Lew, for instance, has noticed that Google has made some rather unintuitive changes to Android’s notifications settings that everyone should know about before they start using the new OS. More →

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Google Translate for Android and iPhone

Update brings incredible new feature to one of Google’s most useful mobile apps

By on January 14, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Update brings incredible new feature to one of Google’s most useful mobile apps

Google on Wednesday announced a significant update to the mobile version of one of its most popular online services, and it provides exciting new technology that will leave many users breathless. More →

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Android 4.3 WebView Security Issues

Google won’t fix a security issue that affects 1 billion Android devices

By on January 14, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Google won’t fix a security issue that affects 1 billion Android devices

Whenever asked about security and malware in Android, Google always explains how it keeps updating the security of its mobile operating system to make sure users are safe, while simultaneously minimizing the risks. Even so, millions of Android users are affected by malware, and security researchers have just discovered a serious issue that might affect as many as 1 billion devices — and Google isn’t willing to fix it. Or at least, not by itself. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Worst Features

Android fans vent about what they hate most about Lollipop

By on January 13, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

Android fans vent about what they hate most about Lollipop

No new operating system is perfect and even though Android 5.0 Lollipop has been largely well received, some Android fans aren’t liking some of what they see in Google’s newest mobile platform. Over at Reddit’s Android community, Redditor christmas_ape made a list of things that he didn’t like about Lollipop and the one that seems to have gotten the biggest “Amen!” from the Android faithful is his condemnation of Android’s new heads-up notifications feature. More →

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Gadgets and Apps for Traveling

Tech and gadgets will improve your vacation this year… unless they totally ruin it

By on January 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Tech and gadgets will improve your vacation this year… unless they totally ruin it

2015 has just started but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t already planning your next escape from your regular day-to-day life. But before you do that, you might make sure you pack all your gadgets, as tech toys might play an important role in your next vacation, significantly improving it, or totally ruining it, depending on how you feel about technology in general. Online travel resource Travel and Leisure has recently published a look at 11 trends that are changing the way we travel and many of them closely connected with current tech developments. More →

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