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Android apps are officially available on Chrome OS

Android apps are officially available on Chrome OS

By on June 17, 2016 at 7:18 AM.

Ladies and gentlemen, remember this date: June 17th, 2016. Why? Because on that day, the game officially changed.

Google’s Chrome OS powers a fleet of laptop and desktop computers that offer users a fantastic alternative to Windows machines. Chromebooks and Chrome desktop PCs are just as good as Microsoft-powered computers when it comes to browsing the web, streaming movies or music, or even light work. Windows is probably your best bet if you need to run custom Windows software in an enterprise environment, but Chrome is a fantastic alternative for home users looking to save some money without sacrificing much in the way of performance.

And now, Chrome OS is a better option than ever before thanks to the addition of Android app support. More →

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iOS 10 Stolen Android Features

All the iOS 10 features that Apple ‘stole’ from Android

By on June 14, 2016 at 2:46 PM.

All the iOS 10 features that Apple ‘stole’ from Android

It’s that time of the year, folks, when we have to count which of the new iOS features were available on Android before iOS. Because – drum roll – everybody steals in the mobile business. iOS copies Android and then Android copies iOS. Then Windows Phone then copies both of them.

That said, we’re going to look at some of the new features in iOS 10 that were already available on Android, one way or another. More →

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Blocks Modular Watch Release Date

The first Blocks modular smartwatch is available for preorder

By on June 9, 2016 at 10:15 PM.

The first Blocks modular smartwatch is available for preorder

Remember the Blocks modular smartwatch concept? Well, the good news is that the product is no longer just a concept. After an impressive $1.6 million Kickstarter campaign, the company is ready to show off the final version of the product. Even better, you can preorder a Blocks watch right now, though the device launches only later this fall.

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Drone Wallpaper Photos of Landscape

Drone photos make the best phone wallpapers

By on June 8, 2016 at 10:15 PM.

Drone photos make the best phone wallpapers

It’s standard to put pictures of dogs, spouses or (your own) children as wallpaper on your phone. But that’s uninspired. You know what’s different? Taking carefully-curated landscape drone photography and setting that as the backdrop to life instead.

Gabriel Scanu is a photographer who works mostly in Sydney and Los Angeles. He specializes in taking aerial images with drones, turning uninspiring strips of road or forest into something quite beautiful.

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Run Android iPhone 6s Hack

It’s now possible to hack Android to run on your iPhone

By on June 8, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

It’s now possible to hack Android to run on your iPhone

Is nothing sacred anymore? That’s the kind of question diehard iPhone fans will ask themselves upon seeing this strange contraption for the first time. It turns out you can run the latest version of Android on the iPhone 6s, Apple’s latest iPhone, if you’ve got the skills to build your own hardware and software. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

America’s favorite smartphone isn’t an iPhone

By on June 2, 2016 at 2:05 PM.

America’s favorite smartphone isn’t an iPhone

There’s little question that iPhone users love their smartphones. Regardless of how negative the current news cycle is, Apple’s iPhone lineup is still the best-selling smartphone line in the world by a wide margin. Studies and surveys also consistently show that Apple retains smartphone customers better than any other phone brand, and this has been the case for years. Interestingly, however, a new major study has found that a new smartphone is now the Apple of the American consumer’s eye. More →

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iPhone Market Share 2016

Apple’s mobile market share sees big drop in May as Android skyrockets

By on June 2, 2016 at 9:43 AM.

Apple’s mobile market share sees big drop in May as Android skyrockets

Sales of Apple’s iPhone line of smartphones declined for the first time ever last quarter and everyone has been down on Apple ever since, from the media and investors and even to many end users. What’s more, iPhone 7 leaks have suggested that Apple’s upcoming new smartphones for 2016 will feature a design that’s largely the same as the company’s current iPhone models. Apple’s situation certainly isn’t as dark as some are making them out to be, but there’s little question that things are trending downward right now — and May’s mobile market share data offers even more gloomy data to that effect. More →

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2016 Google Nexus Phones

Google Nexus phones won’t run pure Android anymore

By on June 2, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Google Nexus phones won’t run pure Android anymore

Will Google make its own Nexus phones in the future? No, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Walt Mossberg during an interview at the Code Conference. And, no matter how exciting a pure Google Nexus phone might sound, the company doesn’t really need to do that just yet to fight off Apple. After all, Android is the dominant smartphone platform, and most people aren’t Nexus buyers.

However, Pichai said that Google will be more involved in the design of future Nexus devices, and gave fans a somewhat bad news: Nexus handsets and tablets won’t necessarily offer them a stock Android experience. More →

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SanDisk USB-C Flash Drive

SanDisk may have just unveiled the perfect mobile storage solution

By on June 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

SanDisk may have just unveiled the perfect mobile storage solution

The USB Type-C port is an excellent innovation. It can deliver both power and high-speed data at the same time while letting device makers create even thinner laptops, tablets and smartphones. The port is already found on a variety of new gadgets, including the 12-inch Retina MacBook, a variety of Windows-based MacBook clones, and some of the hottest Android devices around.

But choosing USB-C devices also means you have to buy adapters or new gadgets that are fitted with these new connectors, including external storage solutions. Thankfully, SanDisk – well, Western Digital – is ready to save the day with a USB-C Dual Drive flash memory drive that can connect to a computer or smartphone via USB-C and USB 3.1. More →

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