iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Android Comparison

Here’s what finally pushed a longtime Android fan to switch to an iPhone 6 Plus

By on December 31, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Here’s what finally pushed a longtime Android fan to switch to an iPhone 6 Plus

Earlier this week, we brought you the story of Jason Kallelis of Writing About Tech, a longtime Android fan who had grown so frustrated with Android’s user experience recently that he felt tempted to switch to the iPhone 6 Plus. Well, it’s just one day later and Kallelis has already decided to take the plunge and has bought himself Apple’s giant new phablet as an experiment to see if he likes it better. More →

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Best Apps Of 2014

14 of the most beautifully designed apps of 2014

14 of the most beautifully designed apps of 2014

By on December 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

Some apps are undeniably beautiful and some apps are incredibly well-made and useful. When you find one app that fits the bill on all three counts, you’ve got yourself a winner. Apps that can walk the walk as well as they talk the talk are hard to come by, especially since Apple and Google’s mobile app stores each pack more than 1 million apps. But a new list published earlier this week does a great job of highlighting some of the best iPhone, iPadAndroid and web apps of the year that hit all the right notes. More →

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Amazon Appstore Free Android Apps

Amazon is offering 33 paid Android apps for free right now – here are the details

By on December 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

Amazon is offering 33 paid Android apps for free right now – here are the details

It was just last week that Amazon had a massive sale that let you download $220 worth of Android apps for free. And now for New Year’s Eve, Amazon has decided to create a new bundle of 33 different paid Android apps that you can download for free right now. More →

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Android App Permissions and Privacy

One image tells the terrifying story of how Android apps can ‘spy’ on you

By on December 31, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

One image tells the terrifying story of how Android apps can ‘spy’ on you

Handling app permissions on mobile devices might be a difficult chore for users looking to further protect their privacy, as many applications collect a huge amount of user data for various purposes, without always specifically explaining why. Vocativ checked 25 of the most popular Android apps in the Google Play store, counting the number of permissions they require and looking at the kind of data they can collect once the users agrees to them, often without even reading them. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Android Apps

What if Microsoft caved and allowed Android apps on Windows 10?

By on December 30, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

What if Microsoft caved and allowed Android apps on Windows 10?

Microsoft is still considering allowing Windows 10 to run Android apps next year, but only as a last resort. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft may let Android apps on Windows 10 and Windows Phone next year but that the company will first try different ways to increase developer enthusiasm and close the “app gap.” More →

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Android Lollipop Bug

A serious bug has been found in the new version of Android Lollipop

By on December 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

A serious bug has been found in the new version of Android Lollipop

Moving forward, it might be a good idea to avoid installing any X.0.1 update on your smartphone or tablet. Earlier this year, Apple temporarily bricked tens of thousands of brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets when it released iOS 8.0.1, which included major bugs that prevented phones from connecting to cellular networks. Now, a serious bug has been uncovered in Google’s recent Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update that is giving users some major headaches. More →

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Material Design Wallpapers Download

675 beautiful Material Design wallpapers you can download for free

By on December 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

675 beautiful Material Design wallpapers you can download for free

One of the most important features of Google’s newly released Android 5.0 Lollipop mobile operating system is the new design language called Material Design. Basically, Google came up with a series of design guidelines for Lollipop that developers can also use for their Android apps, and Google wants to see Material Design employed on the web and other platforms as well.

Material Design brings users a simplified, colorful environment, filled with various animations and special effects that make the entire operating system come to life.

Users looking to further customize their Material Design experience, or to pretend they’re already running Lollipop on their devices, can now grab a massive collection of such images, which contains no less than 675 items. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Android

Frustrated Android fan explains why he’s dangerously close to buying an iPhone 6 Plus

By on December 30, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Frustrated Android fan explains why he’s dangerously close to buying an iPhone 6 Plus

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Worst Android Phones Ever

The worst Android phones of all time, as picked by Android fans

The worst Android phones of all time, as picked by Android fans

By on December 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

The top-tier Android phones — think the Galaxy Note 4, HTC One (M8), LG G3 and Moto X — are all fantastic devices. Once you get past the big names and into some of the lower-tier phones, however, things can get very dicey. Reddit’s Android community recently weighed in on the worst Android phones that they’ve ever used and we’ve posted the results below as determined by how many up-votes each phone got. More →

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Best Android Apps

Google lists 127 of the best Android apps in the world, and you need to try them all

Google lists 127 of the best Android apps in the world, and you need to try them all

By on December 29, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

If you were gifted a new Android device last week for Christmas and you’re having trouble figuring out where to begin, today is your lucky day. In fact, even if you’re a seasoned Android veteran, today is still your lucky day because Google has gone through the hundreds of thousands of apps in its Google Play app store and cherry picked the cream of the crop. The result is a list of 127 Android apps that Google has deemed to be “must-have” apps, and old and new Android users alike should check them all out.

The best part, by the way, is that they’re almost all completely free. More →

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Free Movies For iPhone

2,000 free movies, eBooks and audio books to fill your new iPhone, iPad or Android device

By on December 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

2,000 free movies, eBooks and audio books to fill your new iPhone, iPad or Android device

Did you just receive a new iPhone, iPad, Android device or eReader for Christmas? Congratulations! Smartphones and tablets were definitely among the most desirable gifts this holiday season, and there were plenty of outstanding choices out there for gift givers to choose from.

Of course, now that you’ve unwrapped your new gadget and set it up, there are two things you really, really need to do: first, you need to download some awesome apps. Next, you need to fill it with movies and books. More →

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12-inch Sony Android Tablet Specs

Sony to take on Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ with its own 13-inch Android tablet

By on December 25, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

Sony to take on Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ with its own 13-inch Android tablet

Sony is the latest company rumored to be working on a much bigger Android tablet, joining Samsung’s existing 12-inch model and preparing to compete against Apple’s upcoming 12-inch “iPad Pro” tablet. A new report from Digitimes says Sony is aiming to release its large tablet in the first half of next year, with the device supposed to head to mass production soon. More →

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