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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Android Phones Choir Video

Video: Japanese Googlers make a choir of 300 Android phones sing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

By on February 12, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Video: Japanese Googlers make a choir of 300 Android phones sing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

If you think American Google engineers are wacky, just wait until you see what Googlers in Japan come up with. Google Japan has posted a new video made by Japanese Google employees in which they set up more than 300 different Android devices as a virtual choir to sing the “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. More →

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Best Android Phone Accessories

4 of the best Android phone accessories you can find on Amazon for under $20

4 of the best Android phone accessories you can find on Amazon for under $20

By on February 12, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Whether you’re a few months into a contract with an HTC One M8 or you’re waiting for the release of the Galaxy S6, you could probably do with a few useful accessories for your Android device. We scoured the depths of Amazon this week to find some of the best reviewed products that you might want to pair with your Android phone. More →

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Amazon Free Android Apps Download: Feb. 12

You can download $140 worth of premium Android apps for free right now

By on February 12, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

You can download $140 worth of premium Android apps for free right now

Amazon has a brand new app yard sale, offering no fewer than 37 premium apps for free right now, and they can be downloaded in every market where the Amazon Appstore is available. If purchased separately at their regular prices, these Android apps would normally cost you $140 in total. More →

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Ikea Emoticons iOS and Android

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

By on February 11, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

There are many reasons to love Ikea — or hate it, depending on your experiences with the Swedish company — but smartphone app design probably isn’t one of them. It may be soon, however, because for some strange reason, the company has come up with a smartphone app that focuses on… wait for it… emoticons. More →

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iPhone 6 and Android Unlock

You’re finally free to unlock your smartphone again – here’s what you need to know

By on February 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

You’re finally free to unlock your smartphone again – here’s what you need to know

Starting on Wednesday, smartphone unlocking will finally be easier in the U.S. because both large and small carriers have agreed to the new proposals made by CTIA about unlocking devices. That means no matter what kind of smartphone you currently own, whether it’s the big iPhone 6 Plus or an entry-level Android handset, you have the right to unlock it as long as you’ve fully paid for it. More →

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ScreenPop Lock Screen Android Chat

Cool Android messaging app makes sharing pictures easier than ever before

By on February 10, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Cool Android messaging app makes sharing pictures easier than ever before

Locket, the maker of a killer app that was included in Google’s list of the best apps of 2014, just unveiled a brand-new messaging app for Android that aims to make sharing your pictures an absolute snap. More →

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Android Reachability Hack

Awesome hack brings iPhone 6’s best new feature to Android

Awesome hack brings iPhone 6’s best new feature to Android

By on February 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Smartphones have gotten gigantic in the past few years. Samsung wasn’t the first phone maker to start churning out huge handsets, but it certainly played the biggest role in popularized the “phablet” category, and in increasing the size of the displays on non-phablet smartphones as well. Samsung caused such a major shift in the industry, in fact, that even Apple had no choice but to play follow the leader. And by following Samsung and making bigger iPhones, Apple ended up recording the most profitable quarter in history.

Apple was late to the game when it comes to launching bigger phones, but the company did introduce a simple but brilliant new feature alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. And now, Android users finally have access to that great new feature. More →

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Best iPhone App

This is the dumbest iPhone app I’ve ever seen – and that’s why it’s so brilliant

By on February 9, 2015 at 11:31 AM.

This is the dumbest iPhone app I’ve ever seen – and that’s why it’s so brilliant

Some of the best apps in the world are apps that add incredibly complex functionality to our smartphones and tablets. These apps can often take months to develop, even with large teams building them. Then, every once in a while you come across an app that’s so painfully simple, you wonder why it hasn’t existed for years.

Such is the case with a new app for the iPhone and Android phones called LookFor, which is so simple that its creators call it the “world’s dumbest app.” More →

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Best Third-Party Android Keyboards

How to find the absolute best third-party Android keyboard

By on February 6, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

How to find the absolute best third-party Android keyboard

There has been an explosion in third-party smartphone keyboards over the last couple of years and it can be difficult to pick out the right one for you. That’s why we’re thankful that the good people at XDA Developers have put together an incredibly thorough guide that really should be the final word for anyone who is interested in replacing their current virtual Android keyboard with an even better one. More →

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Google Android Cute Animals TV Ad

Video: Check out Google’s best TV commercial yet for Android

By on February 6, 2015 at 5:01 PM.

Video: Check out Google’s best TV commercial yet for Android

Google has recently started a special “Be Together. Not the Same” campaign meant to promote Android and at the same time encourage users to express their personality using the versatile mobile operating system. The company released several hilarious animated TV commercials to drive the point home, but they’re nowhere near as great as the videos the company posted on YouTube this week. More →

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iPhone and Android HIV and Syphilis

Check out the most useful iPhone and Android accessory ever made

By on February 6, 2015 at 11:41 AM.

Check out the most useful iPhone and Android accessory ever made

Smartphone accessory makers are continuously trying to convince buyers to spend extra money on iPhone and Android accessories, some more useful than others, including headphones, battery packs, cases and screen protectors, to name just a few of the most popular ones. But none of these products are as useful as a recently revealed iPhone and Android smartphone accessory that might forever change how some critical blood tests are performed. More →

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