Android Vs. iPhone 6 Features

Why an Android fan went running back to Google after two weeks with the iPhone 6

By on May 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Why an Android fan went running back to Google after two weeks with the iPhone 6

It’s always fun to read what happens when fans of one mobile platform switch to another for a certain length of time, and web designer and Android fan Joe Casabona recently decided to try the iPhone 6 for a couple of weeks to see if it did anything better than his preferred operating system. While Casabona found a lot to like on the iPhone 6, there still wasn’t enough to convince him to make the switch and he’s decided to stick with Android for now. More →

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iPhone Android Smartphone Addiction Distraction

Your smartphone will distract you by the time you finish reading this senten…

By on May 18, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Your smartphone will distract you by the time you finish reading this senten…

Admit it or not, you’re addicted to your smartphone — in fact, chances are you’re reading this on a mobile device right now. If smartphone addiction weren’t bad enough, you’ll also have to know there’s one other potential side-effect of using the smartphone: A new report from Time says smartphones also make us more easily distracted. In fact, it seems that the more we interact with our mobile devices while we’re supposed to do something else, the more difficult it is for our brains to focus back on the matter at hand.

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Best Android Apps

It took about 5 seconds for this free Android app to become one of my favorite news readers

By on May 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

It took about 5 seconds for this free Android app to become one of my favorite news readers

There is no question that news readers make up a category of apps that is completely flooded. On one hand, this is great because it gives people plenty of choices that offer all sorts of different functionality. But it also means that you might never find the perfect news app for you because there’s just so much clutter to dig through.

I have a few different apps that I consider my go-to news reader apps on iOS and Android, but now there’s a new one to add to the list, and it became one of my favorites immediately. More →

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Android Vs. Windows Phone Updates

No, seriously: Android fans now have a reason to envy Windows Phone users

By on May 18, 2015 at 2:07 PM.

No, seriously: Android fans now have a reason to envy Windows Phone users

Windows Phone users haven’t had a lot to brag about lately, but they’re about to get something that will make Android users positively jealous. ZDNet reports that Microsoft is taking over the update process for Windows Phones from carriers starting with Windows 10 this fall, which means Windows Phone users will no longer have to wait for months on end to get the newest software. More →

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iPhone Vs. Android 2015 Nexus 5

I’m still very tempted to switch to iOS – here’s what Google could do to pull me back

By on May 15, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

I’m still very tempted to switch to iOS – here’s what Google could do to pull me back

Earlier this month, I wrote about my extreme frustration with the Android upgrade process. Essentially, I do not understand why it should take more than six months (and counting!) to get the latest Android software out to a flagship phone that’s been released within the past two years. When my two-year carrier contract expires in September, I will be buying a new phone off-contract and the iPhone 6s is going to look very tempting. However, there is something Google can do to pull me back from the brink: Release a 2015 version of the Nexus 5. More →

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Quick Charge 2.0 Amazon

Charge your smartphone 75% faster with this $11 quick charger from Amazon

By on May 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

Charge your smartphone 75% faster with this $11 quick charger from Amazon

Battery life is and will continue to be one of the biggest pain points for smartphone owners, regardless of which handsets they might use. Comparatively poor battery life really doesn’t matter at all when it comes to Apple’s iPhones, but Android smartphone owners have a much wider range of choices, so battery life can certainly impact their buying decisions — and according to several surveys, it does.

The amount of time a charge lasts is the biggest issue when it comes to smartphone batteries, of course, but it isn’t the only issue. Wouldn’t your life be easier if your smartphone charged to full capacity quicker when you plugged it in? Well now, it can. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

$110 worth of paid Android apps are on sale for free right now – here’s how to get them

By on May 14, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

$110 worth of paid Android apps are on sale for free right now – here’s how to get them

Everyone uses their phone differently but if you own an Android phone, there’s one app that everyone absolutely needs to have installed on their phones. Why? Because Amazon’s app store offers users one new free app every single day of the year. And they’re not just kids’ games and no-name apps — we’ve found some real gems and downloaded them for free thanks to Amazon.

But forget about getting one new app each day. How about getting 36 paid Android apps worth more than $110, all for free right now? More →

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Switching From iPhone To Android Analysis

Why one iPhone fan dumped Android after trying it for 8 miserable months

By on May 13, 2015 at 12:48 PM.

Why one iPhone fan dumped Android after trying it for 8 miserable months

When some iPhone fans decide to try out Android, some of them find a lot of things about it that they really like. Others, however, decide they can’t stomach using Google’s mobile platform for even a day. Business Insider’s Matt Johnston has been trying to get used to Android for the past eight months and he’s described it as an utterly miserable experience that he’s regretted right from the very start. In a new essay posted on Wednesday, Johnston describes the palpable sense of relief he’s felt ever since ditching Android for the iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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How To Root Your Android Phone

Shady new app makes rooting your Android phone easier than ever before

By on May 11, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Shady new app makes rooting your Android phone easier than ever before

Ever been curious about rooting your Android phone in a way that’s incredibly easy? Do you have no qualms about downloading and installing shady apps that could be sending information from your phone to God knows where? If so, then you’ll want to check out a new video by DroidModderX that shows how an app can help you root your Android phone with just a few taps.

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Google Tips Tricks

5 great Google tricks you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

5 great Google tricks you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

By on May 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

If there is one single app that we would miss most if it ever vanished, there is no question that it would be the Google app on either Android or the iPhone. Beyond being a portal into the amazing world of Google Now on both platforms, it provides fast and easy access to a Google search box, which you can either type in to perform a search or use voice dictation.

But as many people know, Google search is about much more than just hunting down answers to your questions or finding the right webpage to explain how something works. Google can perform all sorts of functions for you — in fact, Google can probably replace more apps and services than you realize.

Here are five great Google tricks you can use on your smartphone, tablet or computer, and you might not know how you ever lived without them. More →

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Android to iPhone 6: How to Switch

The easiest way to make the switch from Android to the iPhone 6

By on May 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM.

The easiest way to make the switch from Android to the iPhone 6

In case you’re looking for an easy way of switching to iPhone 6from Android, you’re in luck: There’s a way to do it that isn’t as complex as you’d believe, though it does take some time to complete. More →

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iPhone to Android: How to Switch

Want to dump your iPhone and switch to Android? Here’s everything you need to know

By on May 7, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Want to dump your iPhone and switch to Android? Here’s everything you need to know

While many smartphone users might be considering a switch over from Android to iPhone – and recent sales data shows the iPhone 6 is a great incentive for doing that – others are interested in doing the exact opposite. Leaving behind one smartphone platform for another isn’t as simple a task as it may sound, especially if you want to take most of your data with you. However, Re/code has put together a neat guide that tells you how to move your most important data over from an iPhone to Android, including contacts, music, photos and even apps. More →

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