Android Security App

This is the most secure way to keep your private data safe on Android

By on September 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM.

This is the most secure way to keep your private data safe on Android

When it comes to mobile security, you can never be too safe. As the recent leak of hundreds of nude photos of female celebrities has reminded us, hackers are always working on new and unexpected ways to steal our private data, and a simple PIN on a smartphone just isn’t enough to ensure that our private files are kept secure. There are several options when it comes to mobile device security, and their effectiveness ranges pretty dramatically. For Android users, however, there is one app in particular that likely keeps files safer than anything we’ve seen before. More →

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Google Android Licensing Agreements

Google reportedly clamps down further on Samsung’s ability to mess with Android

By on September 26, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Google reportedly clamps down further on Samsung’s ability to mess with Android

It’s no secret that while Google offers the bare bones of Android free of charge to smartphone and tablet makers, anyone who wants to put core Google apps and services such as Gmail and the Google Play Store on their devices has to pay licensing fees. Along with those fees come certain restrictions on how much the device manufacturers can customize Android — and now a new report from The Information suggests that these OEM agreements might have gotten even tougher for companies looking to deploy Android devices. More →

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Seek Thermal Camera for iPhone and Android

Check out this insanely cool iPhone thermal camera add-on

By on September 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Check out this insanely cool iPhone thermal camera add-on

The Seek Thermal is a cool standalone smartphone camera add-on that lets users take pictures and record videos in a thermal imaging mode, though many iPhone and Android device owners may not have an actual need for that other than the “coolness” factor. The device attaches to a supported smartphone via a Lightning or microSD port, The Next Web reports, and costs $199. More →

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iOS Vs Android

Not impressed by the iPhone 6? Here’s a complete guide to switching from iOS to Android

By on September 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Not impressed by the iPhone 6? Here’s a complete guide to switching from iOS to Android

It seems like Apple fans are pretty impressed with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, for the most part. By the time launch weekend was over, Apple had sold more than 10 million new iPhones. But as the saying goes, “you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” There are undoubtedly some current iPhone users looking to upgrade who want nothing to do with either of Apple’s new smartphones, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

If you’re a current iPhone user who may soon be purchasing a new Android phone — Motorola’s awesome new Moto X and Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 are both about to launch — you should know that switching can sometimes be a complicated endeavor. But luckily, there’s plenty of help out there to make the move as painless as possible. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

Get more than $125 worth of paid Android apps for free right now

By on September 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Get more than $125 worth of paid Android apps for free right now

Here at BGR, we love letting readers know when good paid apps go on sale for free. The problem is that Android apps aren’t on sale nearly as often as iOS apps, so we’re rarely able to share solid sales on Android software. But as the saying goes, when it rains, it poursMore →

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Android Back Button Fix

One fan’s suggestion for fixing one of Android’s most annoying problems

By on September 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

One fan’s suggestion for fixing one of Android’s most annoying problems

One of the things we Android fans have grown very fond of over the years has been the universal Back button that helps us navigate between web pages, apps and much more. However, we’ve also found that the Back button can be somewhat unpredictable in different settings, which can be an annoying issue for a feature that’s so central to the Android experience. To improve this situation, Android user Chris Lacy has put together a detailed proposal for making the Back button work more consistently and effectively across different use cases. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Android

The iPhone 6 is looking very tempting for many Android users

By on September 20, 2014 at 9:47 AM.

The iPhone 6 is looking very tempting for many Android users

Apple is very late to the party when it comes to releasing a phone with a display larger than 5 inches, but apparently not too late to generate interest among Android users. Trade-in website Gazelle tells us that “during the week that Apple announced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung trade-ins increased with the announcement of new iPhones, jumping more than 3X week-over-week.” What’s more the company found that “one in three Android users” who are trading in old devices “say they’re likely to upgrade to the iPhone 6.” More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Android

Android users are deserting in droves ahead of iPhone 6 launch, trade-ins up 200%

By on September 18, 2014 at 3:13 PM.

Android users are deserting in droves ahead of iPhone 6 launch, trade-ins up 200%

With countless devices available from dozens of different vendors, Android has taken a significant lead in the international smartphone market. Last week, Apple made its biggest move yet to start converting Android users back to iOS with the unveiling of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and based on the latest data, it looks like the company’s gamble paid off. More →

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iOS 8 Vs Android

How to get iOS 8’s best new features on Android even before iPhone users get them

How to get iOS 8’s best new features on Android even before iPhone users get them

By on September 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

When CEO Tim Cook and his fellow Apple executives unveils iOS 8’s great new features on stage during their WWDC 2014 keynote presentation back in June, the most dramatic audience response might have come when the crew unveiled iOS 8’s new Continuity features. With this great new functionality, iOS devices and Mac computers will be more closely connected than ever, able to quickly and easily exchange files and other data. Better still, iOS device notifications appear on a user’s connected Mac, and messages can even be sent and received right from within OS X.

But there’s a catch: despite the fact that Apple released iOS 8 to the public on Wednesday, none of this awesome new functionality is available to iPhone and iPad users yet. If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, however, all of these great features and more are already available thanks to a single fantastic app. More →

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Best Android Camera Apps

Here’s an brilliant video camera app that every Android fan should love

By on September 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Here’s an brilliant video camera app that every Android fan should love

Tired of watching unbalanced videos that you’ve shot on your Android phone? Don’t worry about it — just install Horizon, a brilliant new Android app that will keep your camera steady at a horizontal angle no matter how you’re holding your phone. This means that you’ll be able to hold your phone upright in portrait mode and still shoot videos that give you a nice wide horizontal landscape. More →

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Switch From Android To iPhone

Android users: Apple just made it even easier to switch to iPhone 6

By on September 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM.

Android users: Apple just made it even easier to switch to iPhone 6

In one of its boldest moves of the year, Samsung released a commercial explaining that the iPhone 6 isn’t exactly a fresh idea. In fact, the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung’s fourth flagship phablet, is heading to store shelves next month, but Apple wasn’t going to let the snark slide by without some form of retaliation. On Tuesday, Apple published a new page on its support site which detailed something many smartphone users are going to need to know this weekend: how to move content from an Android phone to an iPhone 6. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Android

Diehard Android fan explains how Apple convinced him to buy the iPhone 6

By on September 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Diehard Android fan explains how Apple convinced him to buy the iPhone 6

We normally think of diehard tech fans as overly tribalistic and unwilling to even think of trying rival products. However, in reality that’s just not the case because reasonable tech fans can actually see the plusses and minuses of different products and make decisions that aren’t based on blind loyalty to a particular brand. More →

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