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8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android

8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android

By on January 28, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

While Apple’s iPhones have been my main handsets since shortly after the first model was introduced in 2007, I used to carry an Android phone with me at all times until recently. Carrying two phones seems odd to most people, but there were so many important Android features that weren’t mirrored in iOS for a period of time, and I also enjoyed the variety.

Then last year, I ran out of reasons to keep using Android. More →

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Amazon has a daring ‘Plan B’ for stealing Android from Google

By on January 25, 2016 at 1:35 PM.

Amazon has a daring ‘Plan B’ for stealing Android from Google

The Fire phone was an epic disaster for Amazon that has been discontinued. But while it doesn’t look like Amazon wants to build a second-gen Fire Phone anytime soon, the company does seem to have a Plan B in place for stealing Android from Google. More →

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Spotify Video Streaming Android iPhone

Spotify’s video streaming service set to launch this week

By on January 25, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

Spotify’s video streaming service set to launch this week

Spotify seems ready to move past streaming music and embrace video as well. Just as rumored before, the company wants to offer video content as well and the new product will reportedly roll out later this week with a heavy focus on mobile. Android users will get it this week via an app update, with iPhone owners set to receive it by the end of next week. More →

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Free Wallpapers For iPhone

One of the most beautiful collections of free iPhone and Android wallpapers we’ve ever seen

One of the most beautiful collections of free iPhone and Android wallpapers we’ve ever seen

By on January 24, 2016 at 11:36 AM.

We have spent a fair amount of time over the years hunting down high-quality wallpapers and sharing them with our readers. We’ve even shown you how to quickly and easily make a wide range of wallpapers yourself. Why spend so much time on something that’s seemingly so simple? There is no better way to change the look and feel of your phone than by switching up your wallpaper, and too many people use low-quality images they find around the web.

It’s been a while since our last post that focused on new wallpapers for your Android phone or iPhone, but we recently came across a fresh batch that’s just too good not to share. More →

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Night Shift Android

How to get iOS 9.3’s best new feature on Android or any other platform

How to get iOS 9.3’s best new feature on Android or any other platform

By on January 22, 2016 at 9:47 AM.

Some features Apple introduces on the iPhone and other iOS devices are new and novel. 3D Touch is a great recent example of a new feature so innovative and intriguing that Apple’s rivals are already hard at work trying to steal it. Then of course there are other times when Apple introduces new features in iOS that are stolen from other platforms. iOS’s previous-generation app switcher interface was a blatant copy of the one from Palm’s webOS phones, and the Notification Center on Apple’s iPhone is straight out of Android.

As it turns out, the best new feature from iOS 9.3 falls into the latter category and we’ll show you how to enjoy it on Android or any other platform you’d like. More →

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Find iPhone Stolen Lost

The curious case of the Atlanta couple ‘stealing’ everyone’s iPhones

By on January 22, 2016 at 9:20 AM.

The curious case of the Atlanta couple ‘stealing’ everyone’s iPhones

Either Michael Saba and Christina Lee have put together a massive operation that goes around the country stealing iPhones and Android phones, or they simply happen to live in some strange Bermuda triangle of lost and stolen smartphones.

Okay, it’s definitely the latter. Saba and Lee are just the victims of bizarre bug that keeps sending angry iPhone and Android owners to their house in their efforts to retrieve a lost device. It might sound funny, but for them it’s definitely not a laughing matter. More →

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The iPhone generates more revenue in 3 months than Android has in its entire existence

The iPhone generates more revenue in 3 months than Android has in its entire existence

By on January 22, 2016 at 8:53 AM.

The one great byproduct of lawsuits in Silicon Valley is that they often reveal a great deal of interesting information that companies would rather keep tucked away from the prying eyes of the public. For instance, Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung revealed an absolute avalanche of previously top-secret information about Apple products, along with information surrounding the company’s operations and design process.

The most recent example of a lawsuit bringing confidential information to the surface comes to us courtesy of Oracle’s patent infringement lawsuit against Google regarding Java. Just last week, an Oracle attorney disclosed, for the first time, key financial details about Google’s Android business that has long been subject to immense speculation.

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iPhone Android Encryption Lockscreen Password

Never mind encryption, 1 in 3 Android devices don’t even use lock screen PINs

By on January 22, 2016 at 8:24 AM.

Never mind encryption, 1 in 3 Android devices don’t even use lock screen PINs

The encryption debate is heating up more than ever, with certain governments looking to obtain backdoors into encrypted devices like the iPhone to use them in the fight against terror. But new research shows that not all smartphone users are interested in protecting their sensitive data, especially those using Android.

A study that sought to examine Android device security among employees who access company data with personal devices found that one in three Android devices don’t have lock screen passcodes, which represents the first line of defense against prying eyes. More →

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Facebook Android App Uninstall

The wonderful things that happen when you uninstall Facebook’s Android app

The wonderful things that happen when you uninstall Facebook’s Android app

By on January 20, 2016 at 12:12 PM.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You should really just use Facebook through your mobile browser instead of through the Facebook app. AndroidCentral’s Russell Holly recently started using Facebook in his mobile browser instead of the app and he has also found it delivers a much better overall experience. More →

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How To Use Google Maps

7 new Google Maps features you’ll wish you knew about all along

7 new Google Maps features you’ll wish you knew about all along

By on January 20, 2016 at 10:12 AM.

Do you remember what life was like before Google Maps? Do you remember how much planning it took to drive somewhere you had never driven before? You had to plan your trip meticulously using a site like Mapquest and then print out the step-by-step directions and maps once you were done. Then, inevitably, all that hard work flew out the window when you hit traffic or major construction and had no idea how to work your way around it.

Those were dark days indeed, but now we have fantastic free products like Google Maps to take the sting out of road travel. But as great as Google Maps is and as often as you use it, how well do you really know the more recent feature additions Google has added to its popular mapping service? In this article, we’ll make sure that you’re taking full advantage of the best new features Google has added to Google Maps in recent history. More →

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Google Search Android App Download

Google is rolling out a smart new Android feature that iPhone users will never get

By on January 19, 2016 at 10:57 AM.

Google is rolling out a smart new Android feature that iPhone users will never get

Android users who love discovering new apps are going to love a new search feature that Google is rolling out right now. Via Android Police, Google has started including direct download links for Android apps in its mobile search results, which should make finding and installing new apps on your Android device more convenient than ever before. More →

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How much does it cost to charge iPhones, Android phones and Macs?

By on January 18, 2016 at 5:10 PM.

How much does it cost to charge iPhones, Android phones and Macs?

Are you worried your smartphone addiction also comes with hidden additional costs, like a higher energy bill? You actually shouldn’t as the yearly cost for charging your fancy toys, including your iPhone, iPad and Android devices, is more than affordable.

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