Will iPhone or Android Work

Will your iPhone or Android work anywhere in the world? This site knows

By on February 5, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Will your iPhone or Android work anywhere in the world? This site knows

iPhone and Android smartphone users looking to find out whether their device will work with various carriers around the world now have a quick way to find out thanks to a handy new website. Detailed on Reddit by its creator, Will My Phone Work is a site that lets you select the smartphone model you currently own, or want to purchase, along with any country and carrier. The site then tells you whether or not the gadget is compatible with the selected carrier’s networks. More →

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Android

New rumor will have every Android vendor breathing sighs of relief

By on February 5, 2015 at 2:25 PM.

New rumor will have every Android vendor breathing sighs of relief

Any Android vendor planning to release a flagship phone in the coming months can breathe a little easier. G for Games points us to a new post on Weibo from a well known Chinese analyst who goes by the name of Old Yao who claims that Qualcomm has fixed the overheating issues that have reportedly been plaguing its Snapdragon 810 processor for months. More →

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Android Live Wallpaper App

One app puts hundreds of gorgeous wallpapers on your Android device

By on February 4, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

One app puts hundreds of gorgeous wallpapers on your Android device

Trying to decide on a new wallpaper for your phone can be a crippling decision. You need something that represents your personality, but you don’t want someone glancing over your shoulder to laugh at you or question your moral fiber. But what if you didn’t have to choose? What if some cool app chose for you? More →

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iPhone, Android, Xbox and PS4

Yet another way our smartphones are hurting us

By on February 4, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Yet another way our smartphones are hurting us

More and more studies are looking into the potentially hazardous side effects of screen use on youngsters, from young children — who shouldn’t be given a tablet or smartphone for distraction purposes — to teenagers, who might develop certain sleeping disorders from too much smartphone, tablet, TV or console access.

A new study published in the BMJ Open journal now reveals that scientists have found out that the more hours teenagers spend looking at a device during the day, the less they sleep, and the longer it takes them to fall asleep. More →

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Best iPhone Apps

This free app for iPhone and Android wants to stop banks from stealing your money

By on February 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

This free app for iPhone and Android wants to stop banks from stealing your money

Mobile app maker PrismMoney is on a commendable mission. As the company points out, more than 60% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. According to a study published by Bankrate earlier this month and covered by The Wall Street Journal, only 38% of people polled said that they had enough money in the bank to cover a surprise $500 repair bill or a $1,000 emergency room visit.

At the same time,PrismMoney also notes that banks in the U.S. recently raised average overdraft fees to a record high of $30 per incident, which led to the collection of overdraft fees totalling $32 billion in 2014.

It’s hard to imagine that one app can undo all of that damage, but Prism aims to try. More →

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Kickstarter Kraftwerk iPhone and Android Fuel Cell

Meet Kraftwerk, the awesome iPhone 6 battery that raised almost $1 million on Kickstarter

By on February 3, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

Meet Kraftwerk, the awesome iPhone 6 battery that raised almost $1 million on Kickstarter

Kraftwerk is a brand-new external battery pack that has taken Kickstarter by storm. Close to reaching almost $1 million in pledges with a month still left in the campaign, this particular power pack also proposes a unique take on mobile batteries that could power up various devices, including the iPhone 6, GoPro cameras and anything else that can be recharged via a USB port.

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iPhone 6 vs. Android Handsets

How Apple beat Android the Tim Cook way

By on February 3, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

How Apple beat Android the Tim Cook way

Rather than tumultuously and publicly raging against Android device makers and committing major resources to a thermonuclear war against Google and its Android partners (which is how Steve Jobs did it while at the helm of Apple), Tim Cook decided to take a different, sneakier approach to defeating Android. A new Forbes article says that Cook basically “defused” Jobs’s thermonuclear threat, “then he took down Android.” And he did it quietly even though the CEO was never afraid to call out competitors in public — just see his stance on Android malware or privacy matters. More →

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iPhone, iPad and Android

Why you shouldn’t share your iPhone or iPad with your young child

By on February 3, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

Why you shouldn’t share your iPhone or iPad with your young child

While smartphones and tablets might be helpful when it comes to keeping your kids entertained or teaching them various skills, you may want to hold off on letting your kids use them until they’re at least 30 months old. The Guardian, citing Boston University School of Medicine researchers who talked to the Pediatrics journal, says that use of smartphones and tablets at that age might have significant adverse effects. More →

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Google Play Adware

Some of the most popular Android apps are riddled with adware

By on February 3, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Some of the most popular Android apps are riddled with adware

It’s no secret that the Android operating system is more vulnerable to unwanted intrusions than many of its users would like, but based on a recent report from the Avast antivirus team, it looks like the issue might be even worse than we thought.

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iPhone Vs Android

8 charts that show the state of the smartphone war

By on February 3, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

8 charts that show the state of the smartphone war

As it turned out, 2014 was a pretty good year for smartphone fans. There weren’t really any huge advances or mind-blowing innovations, but phones grew sleeker and more powerful than ever, and there were even a few surprises at the end of the year that blew us away. There are so many solid phones on the market now that it’s hard to keep track of them all, and if you’re currently shopping for a new handset that could definitely be a problem.

Thankfully, there are some great tools out there that really help us visualize the current state of the smartphone war. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

Here’s why the iPhone is better than Android

Here’s why the iPhone is better than Android

By on February 3, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Apple is better than Google. Google is better than Apple. The iPhone is better than Android phones. Android is better than the iPhone. The argument will rage on for years to come, and the truth is all four of those statements are accurate. The iPhone is better than Android… at some things. Android is better than the iPhone… in some ways. And so on.

We’ve covered a few posts in recent history that explain various ways Android phones are better than the iPhone, and now it’s time to take a look at the flip side of the coin and examine why the iPhone is better than Android handsets. More →

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iPhone Camera Accessory

Cool new accessory completely changes the way your iPhone captures photos

By on January 29, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

Cool new accessory completely changes the way your iPhone captures photos

The images below are stills taken from a video, and no apps or clever visual effects were added. Instead, they were captured using a nifty new iPhone accessory called the “Trippy Clip,” which can clip onto any iPhone, iPad, Android device or even a laptop. The device is a small, inexpensive accessory that is currently in development, and it’s set to launch this summer. More →

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