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How Will Microsoft Fight the iPhone and Android?

By on July 9, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How Will Microsoft Fight the iPhone and Android?

Microsoft announced massive restructuring plans for its mobile division earlier this week, which come with an equally impressive write-off. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft is ready to admit it has lost the battle with iPhone and Android just yet. The company will continue to manufacture Windows handsets in the coming years, focusing on three categories of smartphones, and severely limiting the number of new releases. More →

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iPhone 6s Vs. Android Comparison

I’ve Used Android Exclusively for the Past 5 Years – Here’s Why I’ll be Buying an iPhone 6s

I’ve Used Android Exclusively for the Past 5 Years – Here’s Why I’ll be Buying an iPhone 6s

By on July 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

I’ve been a loyal Android fan ever since buying the original Motorola Droid X back in 2010. I’m also a big fan of Google’s app ecosystem, despite misgivings I have about assorted privacy issues. That said, spending the last month with the iPhone 6 has convinced me to buy an iPhone 6s when it launches this fall. More →

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Self-Healing iPhone Android Display

Will Cracked Smartphone Displays Soon Gain Self-Healing Powers?

By on July 6, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Will Cracked Smartphone Displays Soon Gain Self-Healing Powers?

One of the most annoying things that can happen to your smarphones is screen damage. Whether it’s smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, or other devices, replacing broken screens is always an expensive hassle. But researchers have created a magical “glue” that would turn various materials into self-healing surfaces that could automatically fix scratches and cracks. The technology could very well be used in future iPhone and Android devices, but also in other products like nail varnish or car paint. More →

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How To Clean Smartphone Screen

How To Clean Your Disgusting, Bacteria-Infested Smartphone Without Ruining It

By on July 6, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

How To Clean Your Disgusting, Bacteria-Infested Smartphone Without Ruining It

People are gross, and people touch their smartphones constantly throughout the day. As such, it stands to reason that smartphones are generally pretty gross. Think about it — how many times has someone handed you his or her phone to show you something, and you do your best to keep from dry heaving when you see all of the greasy smudges and dirt on the screen.

Do us all a favor: don’t make your friends and family want to vomit. Use these simple tips to clean your iPhone or Android phone’s screen before you hand it over. More →

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Thync Brain Current Stimulation Relaxation Alertness

Want to Feel Better? Shoot Current Through Your Head With This Tiny Gadget

By on July 5, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Want to Feel Better? Shoot Current Through Your Head With This Tiny Gadget

I know what you’re thinking, electroshock therapy is something you’ve heard about in scary stories about mental patients, and you’re not one of them. But Thync doesn’t do that, or not exactly – apparently, zapping current into your brain with this gadget should make you feel calmer and more energetic. More →

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Emulate Android Apps on Mac

How to Run Android Apps on Your Mac in One Easy Step

How to Run Android Apps on Your Mac in One Easy Step

By on July 3, 2015 at 5:40 PM.

Running Android apps on your Mac desktop just became easier than ever with the official release of the BlueStacks emulator this week. BlueStacks was previously only available on PC, but after an extensively beta test period, it’s finally available for every to download for free from the BlueStacks website. More →

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BlackBerry Android Phone

Blackberry Is Making an Android Phone… And It Will Probably Be a Disaster

Blackberry Is Making an Android Phone… And It Will Probably Be a Disaster

By on July 3, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

Optimistic investors have sent BlackBerry shares on a roller coaster ride over the past few years, but reality seems to be setting in. After briefly rocketing up to the $12 range in mid-January, the company’s stock has seen a gradual decline back to under $8, down about 27.5% so far in 2015. Brief runs of optimism are quickly offset by the recurring realization that BlackBerry doesn’t seem any closer to finding its place in the new mobile landscape today than it was a few years ago.

Will an Android phone save the company? No, almost certainly not. More →

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How to Use Facebook’s Snapchat-like Photo Tools on Your iPhone

By on June 30, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

How to Use Facebook’s Snapchat-like Photo Tools on Your iPhone

Facebook has a new toy for those users who like taking pictures of everything around them and sharing those shots with family and friends. Confirmed over the weekend, the photo-editing tool that’s similar to Snapchat’s tool should already be available to most iPhone users, with an Android version expected to launch in the future. More →

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Old iPhone Android Tips Tricks Reuse

7 Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Old Smartphone or Tablet

By on June 29, 2015 at 2:55 PM.

7 Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Old Smartphone or Tablet

The easiest thing you can do with your old smartphones and tablets once you get newer models is to either sell them or give them away to family members or friends. But there are also ways to breathe new life into old smart devices around the home, in case you don’t want to get rid of them. More →

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This Brilliant Smartphone Keyboard Never Needs to be Recharged

By on June 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM.

This Brilliant Smartphone Keyboard Never Needs to be Recharged

Bluetooth keyboard accessories are terrific for smartphone users who miss the physical keyboards of old. After all, no leading smartphones ship with physical keyboards anymore. If you’ve been pining for physical keys on your Android phone or iPhone though, there’s a new alternative to Bluetooth keyboards that has one huge advantage: It never needs to be recharged. More →

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