Original iPhone Launch

The one iPhone event even diehard Android fans should absolutely love

By on January 9, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

The one iPhone event even diehard Android fans should absolutely love

The competition between iPhone and Android has only gotten fiercer and fiercer each year, with each side having plenty of fans defending their chosen platform. But there’s one event in iPhone history that even Android hardcore users should love, since it lead to a surprising smartphone revolution. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Features

One crucial iOS feature that I desperately want Android to copy

By on January 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

One crucial iOS feature that I desperately want Android to copy

For a while now, I’ve been keeping an eye on the “experiment” being conducted by Jason Kallelis, a longtime Android fan who recently grew so frustrated with the platform’s shortcomings that he switched to the iPhone 6 Plus. Roughly one week into his grand adventure with iOS, Kallelis has already found it does something significantly better than Android: It gives you a much more detailed breakdown of what’s consuming your smartphone’s battery. More →

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Razer Forge TV Android Micro-console

Razer’s Forge TV Android micro-console will attempt to succeed where all others have failed

By on January 6, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Razer’s Forge TV Android micro-console will attempt to succeed where all others have failed

There is always a healthy mix of products at CES, from those that will never see the light of day, to those that will launch and immediately bomb, to those that are sure-fire hits right out of the gate. Some developers bank on successful ideas and put their own spin on them in order to ensure that, at the very least, someone will buy their product, but others prefer to take risks.

I would consider the Razer Forge TV a risky proposition. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Apps

Why Android users can’t have the nicest things

By on January 5, 2015 at 1:35 PM.

Why Android users can’t have the nicest things

One of the bigger supposed mysteries out there is why so many prominent mobile apps come out on iOS first despite the fact that Android has a huge overall market share advantage over Apple’s mobile OS. Well, it turns out that there’s a very simple reason: iOS users are much more likely to pay for apps  More →

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iPhone Vs Android

One important area where top Android phones crush the iPhone 6

By on January 1, 2015 at 11:44 AM.

One important area where top Android phones crush the iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 is a spectacular smartphone. I reviewed the iPhone 6 earlier this year and while there are a few things that could certainly be improved, I said that the phone was clearly one of the best smartphones in the world. And it still is. From handset design and build quality to performance and the supporting third-party app ecosystem, the iPhone 6 is a class leader in almost every key area.

Of course, there are still some areas where Apple’s iPhones need improvement, and the company can certainly take a lesson from several top Android phone makers when it comes to one very important area in particular. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Android Comparison

Here’s what finally pushed a longtime Android fan to switch to an iPhone 6 Plus

By on December 31, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Here’s what finally pushed a longtime Android fan to switch to an iPhone 6 Plus

Earlier this week, we brought you the story of Jason Kallelis of Writing About Tech, a longtime Android fan who had grown so frustrated with Android’s user experience recently that he felt tempted to switch to the iPhone 6 Plus. Well, it’s just one day later and Kallelis has already decided to take the plunge and has bought himself Apple’s giant new phablet as an experiment to see if he likes it better. More →

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Best Apps Of 2014

14 of the most beautifully designed apps of 2014

14 of the most beautifully designed apps of 2014

By on December 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

Some apps are undeniably beautiful and some apps are incredibly well-made and useful. When you find one app that fits the bill on all three counts, you’ve got yourself a winner. Apps that can walk the walk as well as they talk the talk are hard to come by, especially since Apple and Google’s mobile app stores each pack more than 1 million apps. But a new list published earlier this week does a great job of highlighting some of the best iPhone, iPadAndroid and web apps of the year that hit all the right notes. More →

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Amazon Appstore Free Android Apps

Amazon is offering 33 paid Android apps for free right now – here are the details

By on December 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

Amazon is offering 33 paid Android apps for free right now – here are the details

It was just last week that Amazon had a massive sale that let you download $220 worth of Android apps for free. And now for New Year’s Eve, Amazon has decided to create a new bundle of 33 different paid Android apps that you can download for free right now. More →

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Android App Permissions and Privacy

One image tells the terrifying story of how Android apps can ‘spy’ on you

By on December 31, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

One image tells the terrifying story of how Android apps can ‘spy’ on you

Handling app permissions on mobile devices might be a difficult chore for users looking to further protect their privacy, as many applications collect a huge amount of user data for various purposes, without always specifically explaining why. Vocativ checked 25 of the most popular Android apps in the Google Play store, counting the number of permissions they require and looking at the kind of data they can collect once the users agrees to them, often without even reading them. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Android Apps

What if Microsoft caved and allowed Android apps on Windows 10?

By on December 30, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

What if Microsoft caved and allowed Android apps on Windows 10?

Microsoft is still considering allowing Windows 10 to run Android apps next year, but only as a last resort. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft may let Android apps on Windows 10 and Windows Phone next year but that the company will first try different ways to increase developer enthusiasm and close the “app gap.” More →

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Android Lollipop Bug

A serious bug has been found in the new version of Android Lollipop

By on December 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

A serious bug has been found in the new version of Android Lollipop

Moving forward, it might be a good idea to avoid installing any X.0.1 update on your smartphone or tablet. Earlier this year, Apple temporarily bricked tens of thousands of brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets when it released iOS 8.0.1, which included major bugs that prevented phones from connecting to cellular networks. Now, a serious bug has been uncovered in Google’s recent Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update that is giving users some major headaches. More →

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Material Design Wallpapers Download

675 beautiful Material Design wallpapers you can download for free

By on December 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

675 beautiful Material Design wallpapers you can download for free

One of the most important features of Google’s newly released Android 5.0 Lollipop mobile operating system is the new design language called Material Design. Basically, Google came up with a series of design guidelines for Lollipop that developers can also use for their Android apps, and Google wants to see Material Design employed on the web and other platforms as well.

Material Design brings users a simplified, colorful environment, filled with various animations and special effects that make the entire operating system come to life.

Users looking to further customize their Material Design experience, or to pretend they’re already running Lollipop on their devices, can now grab a massive collection of such images, which contains no less than 675 items. More →

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