Apple Music Android Widget

Apple Music just got a new feature on Android that’s not coming to iOS any time soon

By on March 25, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

Apple Music just got a new feature on Android that’s not coming to iOS any time soon

Not long ago, Apple brought its Apple Music app to Android. Having to compete with established powerhouses like Spotify and Pandora, Apple knew it would be hamstrung if it restricted the app to iOS, so it decided to expand to its rival ecosystem. Interestingly, this has provided Apple to opportunity to deliver features that might not make sense on iOS. More →

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Android Rooting Security Bug Nexus

Critical Android bug can permanently compromise Nexus and other devices

By on March 23, 2016 at 7:40 PM.

Critical Android bug can permanently compromise Nexus and other devices

Another day, another big Android vulnerability revealed. A report from security firm Lookout informs us of a new threat that can permanently “compromise” a device, including Google’s Nexus handsets and tablets that usually run the latest version of Android. However, while the new threat can compromise many Android handsets, it’s likely it’s not actively used in attacks at this point.

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Google Now Deadpool Download

Hilarious: Google Now offers tips for pirating ‘Deadpool’

By on March 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM.

Hilarious: Google Now offers tips for pirating ‘Deadpool’

Google Now is arguably the best thing about using an Android phone. If you give it permission, Google will track everything about you, extract the right information and present it in an easy-to-digest form right when you need it most. But who knew that among the many things Google can do is offer you tips on how to download pirated copies of blockbuster movies?

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What Is Using A $20 Android Phone Like

What it’s like living with a $20 Android phone

By on March 21, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

What it’s like living with a $20 Android phone

Android phones aren’t all glitzy flagship devices like the Galaxy S7 edge and the LG G5. In fact, the majority of Android phones out there are dirt-cheap phones made by no-name companies. Gadget YouTuber Austin Evans recently got his hands on a $20 Android phone called the Alcatel Pixi Glitz and he decided to see how it stacked up to other Android phones on the market. While he wouldn’t personally use it as his primary device, he did say that for $20 it’s a “pretty solid” device. More →

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iPhone SE Android Comparison

There’s really no excuse for buying a mid-range Android phone anymore

By on March 21, 2016 at 3:49 PM.

There’s really no excuse for buying a mid-range Android phone anymore

It finally happened. On Monday, March 21st 2016 A.D., Apple launched the affordable iPhone you’ve wanted all along. The iPhone SE is a beautiful all glass and aluminum smartphone that is as powerful as the iPhone 6s and as compact as the iPhone 5s… and it starts at just $399.

At that price, the iPhone SE should easily make it to your smartphone wish list. And what’s more, there’s really no excuse for you to even consider a mid-range Android handset anymore. More →

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ProtonMail iPhone Android Encrypted Email

This is exactly the kind of encrypted iPhone app you can use to hide from the FBI

By on March 18, 2016 at 2:01 PM.

This is exactly the kind of encrypted iPhone app you can use to hide from the FBI

If the FBI has its way in court, Apple will be forced to hack its mobile operating system and create a backdoor for iOS that would set a precedent for the entire U.S. tech sector. However, to some extent, the FBI has already lost this encryption battle. Any individual looking to protect communications, whether via email, chat or voice, can choose from a wide variety of third-party applications that ensure privacy regardless of what the FBI gains from its fight with Apple.

Such is the case with an encrypted email app that has become quite popular over the past few days. Not only is the app available to install on any iPhone right now, but the company behind it isn’t even based in the U.S., and therefore is not subject to the same laws as Apple.

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How To Save Money

5 free apps for iPhone and Android that will actually change your life

5 free apps for iPhone and Android that will actually change your life

By on March 18, 2016 at 10:22 AM.

When it comes to making significant positive changes in your life, there’s only one thing that can make any effort a success: willpower. The simple fact is that nothing important will ever be easy so if you want to make major life improvements, you need to have the drive to initiate change and the determination to stick with it. Trust me, I know — I recently lost 50 lbs in three months, and I’ve shed even more weight since then. It took a huge amount of hard work and focus, and it paid off in the end.

But I had help. While there are never any shortcuts that will allow you to entirely avoid putting forth effort, there are definitely tools that will help you excel and work smarter instead of just harder. In this article, we’ll focus on two major things that people strive for — losing weight and saving money — and we’ll show you five free apps for the iPhone and Android devices that have the potential to help you quite literally change your life. More →

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Waze iPhone Update Expected Traffic

Waze, the world’s best navigation app, can now see the future

By on March 16, 2016 at 12:58 PM.

Waze, the world’s best navigation app, can now see the future

Google’s Waze is a handy navigation app that will tell you all you need to know about local traffic to speed up your commute while also saving you some gas money. Can this community-based traffic app get even better than it already is? The answer is yes, and a new update for the iPhone version of the app proves it.

The app now takes traffic trends into account in order to project traffic for future rides, and it will help you make sure you leave on time to take into account traffic conditions. More →

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iPhone Battery Life Tips

Actually, closing your apps might be making your battery life worse

Actually, closing your apps might be making your battery life worse

By on March 16, 2016 at 10:27 AM.

I have a confession to make: I’m an app closer. The iPhone 6s is my main smartphone and it’s so fast that opening apps from a closed state barely takes any longer than opening apps from a background state. Why do I close apps? Sure, I might still have some delusions in the back of my mind that I’m helping extend my iPhone’s battery life — and I might be helping despite what everyone is saying right now, but I’ll circle back to that — but there’s another reason I manually close most apps when I’m done with them. More →

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Netflix Data Saver

Netflix wants to help you fight back against cellular data caps

By on March 16, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Netflix wants to help you fight back against cellular data caps

If you want to stream movies and TV shows from Netflix to your smartphone or tablet right now without having to worry about data caps or throttling, you have one choice right now: T-Mobile’s Binge On program. Net neutrality debate aside, Binge On is a well-liked add on for T-Mobile’s postpaid subscribers that lets them stream an unlimited amount of video at reduced quality from a select group of content providers, Netflix included.

There’s no indication that any rival carriers are planning a similar service anytime soon, but it looks like Netflix is working to take matters into its own hands. More →

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iPhone Vs Android Phone Encryption

Almost every iPhone on the planet is encrypted; almost no Android phones are

By on March 15, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

Almost every iPhone on the planet is encrypted; almost no Android phones are

Android fragmentation isn’t just annoying for users, it’s also bad for their security. If you want proof of this, then look no further than the following statistic: Roughly 95% of all iPhones are encrypted right now while only 2% of Android phones can say the same. The reason for this is simple: Google did not start mandating full-disk encryption on flagship devices until Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which still has a painfully low share of the Android smartphone market. As a result, the vast majority of Android devices in the world lack this crucial security protocol. More →

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