Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 10

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

By on November 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

Google has certainly released some quality tablets, most notably its smaller series of Nexus 7 tablets. However, Ars Technica has taken a very detailed look at the Nexus 10 with Android 5.0 Lollipop installed and has concluded that Google still can’t get large tablets right. More →

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Prynt Smartphone Polaroid Printing Case

Meet Prynt, the cool iPhone accessory mobile photographers have been waiting for

By on November 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Meet Prynt, the cool iPhone accessory mobile photographers have been waiting for

What if you could print your selfies immediately after taking them? That’s the kind of problem French startup Prynt has been trying to solve for almost a year, and the company has produced just the kind of Polaroid-like mobile printer that mobile photographers have been waiting for. Prynt has come up with a smartphone accessory that acts as a case and photo printer for the handset, and it will be available on Kickstarter for $99 at some point after CES 2015, according to TechCrunch. More →

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Amazon Appstore Nov. 14 Free Paid Apps Bundle

Download $80 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

By on November 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Download $80 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

Amazon is back with a special Android apps bundle that offers users free access to 17 premium apps that are worth more than $80 combined. The free app promotion is valid on Friday and Saturday, and users have to install Amazon’s Appstore on their Android smartphones and tablets to get the apps. The free applications are available to Amazon customers in various countries, and the list of included apps follows below: More →

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Android Messaging App

Google wraps messages in Material Design with its beautiful new SMS replacement app

By on November 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Google wraps messages in Material Design with its beautiful new SMS replacement app

At some point in the near future, just about every app on your Android device will make use of Google’s beautiful new Material Design. Until then, each and every new app with a user interface that follows the design principles of Material Design will be noteworthy, because it will provide a much more logical and attractive interface than its predecessors.

The latest such app comes from Google itself, and you need to download it immediately as a replacement for your Android phone’s stock SMS app. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Best Features

Here are the features that iPhone fans would love to see Apple steal from Android

By on November 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Here are the features that iPhone fans would love to see Apple steal from Android

The great thing about the fierce rivalry between iOS and Android is that both platforms learn things from each other. For instance, Google has learned a lot about good overall design from Apple, while Apple has learned the value in opening up some parts of iOS — most recently its keyboard functionality — to third-party modifications. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Android Sales

Apple’s new iPhones may not be stealing as many Android users as we expected

By on November 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Apple’s new iPhones may not be stealing as many Android users as we expected

The conventional wisdom after the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was that Apple would steal back some market share from Android as Android users who love owning big phones would flock to the new devices. However, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has shared some new research with us that suggests that the bigger new iPhones aren’t picking off quite as many Android users as we thought they would.

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FreedomPop Free International Calling Plan

This is the ‘first ever’ free international calling plan from a U.S. carrier

By on November 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM.

This is the ‘first ever’ free international calling plan from a U.S. carrier

FreedomPop on Wednesday announced a brand new offer for smartphone owners who might interested in its free plans: The “first-ever completely free international calling service for smartphones.” More →

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Android Vs iPhone

6 ways Android is still better than the iPhone

6 ways Android is still better than the iPhone

By on November 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM.

In the battle for mobile supremacy between Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android software, it is impossible to say which is better. The reason is simple: neither is better. Each platform has clear benefits over the other, and each one also has areas where it is lagging behind its rival.

The key, of course, is to find the platform that is better for you.

We often pit Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS against each other in different ways because comparing their features helps readers identify their key differences and decide how meaningful each discrepancy is to them, personally. We have hit a number of key points in the past, and now a newly published article identifies six areas where Android still has the edge over iOS and the iPhone. More →

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Apple iPhone iMessage Lawsuit

Apple faces lawsuit for the case of the disappearing text messages

By on November 11, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Apple faces lawsuit for the case of the disappearing text messages

It might be hard to believe for some of the Apple faithful, but there are plenty of iPhone users who opt to switch to Android. Unfortunately, for far too long, many of them would have difficulty receiving text messages, an issue which Apple recently addressed with a new online tool that allows users to deregister their iMessage accounts. But for the U.S. courts, this might have been too little, too late. More →

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BlackBerry Vs Android Vs iPhone

BlackBerry teaches us how to ditch our iPhones and Android phones for a BlackBerry phone

By on November 11, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

BlackBerry teaches us how to ditch our iPhones and Android phones for a BlackBerry phone

BlackBerry’s share of the smartphone market might be at an all-time low right now, but that hardly means the company is done pushing its devices and services to enterprise customers and, on occasion, to certain groups of consumers as well. With BlackBerry’s stock up more than 69% over the past 12 months, investors appear to be more than content with the company’s efforts, and confident that those efforts will pay off down the road.

The company has used a variety of tools and tactics in its effort to get customers to dump more popular platforms in favor of BlackBerry 10, and now a new post on BlackBerry’s official blog shows us how easy the switch can be. More →

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Android Easter Eggs

6 great Easter eggs found in popular Android apps

By on November 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM.

6 great Easter eggs found in popular Android apps

Android and iOS app developers are largely responsible for making each platform as great as it is, and the importance of a large, high-quality mobile application ecosystem cannot be stressed enough — just ask BlackBerry and Microsoft. Every new app a user downloads and installs on his or her smartphone or tablet adds great new functionality that would have otherwise never existed. The result is the endless expansion of mobile devices in terms of functionality, and things will only get better as time moves on and the devices themselves become more powerful and capable.

Of course, app developers aren’t all business all the time, and they sometimes hide fun little tricks in their apps for users to discover. More →

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EFF iPhone Jailbreak and Android Root

EFF: ‘Jailbreaking is not a crime’ and we will fight to ‘keep it that way’

By on November 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

EFF: ‘Jailbreaking is not a crime’ and we will fight to ‘keep it that way’

Many smartphone and tablet users, whether on the iPhone or Android, prefer to jailbreak or root their devices in order to better customize them. But not all device makers agree with these practices, and jailbreaking and rooting have been frowned upon. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said in a blog post on Thursday that it wants to keep these procedures legal, as “jailbreaking is not a crime.” More →

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