Experimental Android Features Data Throttling

Experimental Android feature might make your carrier’s data throttling less annoying

By on May 4, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

Experimental Android feature might make your carrier’s data throttling less annoying

Ever go over your monthly data cap and have your connection speed throttled down to 2G levels? If so then you may be interested in some experimental new technology Google is working on that’s designed to take some of the pain out of being stuck on a slow connection speed. More →

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Android Apps Malware Tracking Sites

Study finds many Android apps connect to a frightening number of shady tracking sites

By on May 4, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Study finds many Android apps connect to a frightening number of shady tracking sites

By now we’re all familiar with the upsides and downsides to the Google Play store’s approach to vetting apps: The upside is that it’s incredibly easy for new apps to get posted on the store. The downside is that it’s incredibly easy for shady mobile apps to get posted on the store. Technology Review points us to a new study from the Institut Eurécom that shows us how shady Android apps might be even shadier than we ever imagined. More →

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iPhone Augmented Reality

Terrifying horror movie comes to life in upcoming augmented reality iPhone game

By on May 1, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Terrifying horror movie comes to life in upcoming augmented reality iPhone game

Sometimes you see something new and you wonder how on Earth it took so long to be made. Such is the case with Night Terrors, an upcoming mobile game that uses augmented reality in the most amazing way imaginable. Horror fans will scream with delight as the app uses live footage from their smartphone or tablet cameras and blends in augmented reality ghosts, zombies and other creatures to bring a horror survival game to life in their own homes. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

4 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

4 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

By on May 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

We resurrected our recurring series on great Android apps that offer cool features iPhone users can’t have, and it was one of our most popular posts of the week. We read you loud and clear, Android fans, and you can now expect to see new posts in this series published about once per week.

This week, we’ve got four more awesome Android apps to share with you. They vary widely in terms of functionality, but they all have two things in common. First, they offer features that are not available to iPhone users. Second, they’re all completely free to download.

For more great Android apps you should definitely check out, be sure to our last post from this series. More →

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Fleksy for Android GIF Keyboard

Popular keyboard app now free on Android, as it launches a new must-have feature

By on April 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Popular keyboard app now free on Android, as it launches a new must-have feature

After bringing GIF integration to iPhone a few days ago and making its keyboard app free on iOS for the first time ever, Fleksy on Thursday announced a major update for Android that delivers the same features. Not only will Android fans get to include GIF Keyboard animations in their messages when using Fleksy, but the app is also available as a free download for one week. More →

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Android Record Phone Calls

Record every call on your Android phone with this free app

Record every call on your Android phone with this free app

By on April 30, 2015 at 12:45 PM.

There’s no worse feeling than hanging up after a long phone call with a friend, family member or coworker and immediately forgetting the most important detail of the conversation. Sure, you could call them right back, but what if they were walking into a meeting or their phone was about to die?

It’d be nice just to have the conversation recorded on your phone, which is why you might want to look into Automatic Call Recorder, a free app on the Google Play store. More →

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Android Tablet Andromium OS

Turn your Android tablet into a Windows-like desktop with this cool app

By on April 29, 2015 at 4:12 PM.

Turn your Android tablet into a Windows-like desktop with this cool app

The Android user interface isn’t for everyone, but what if you could turn your Android display into something that looked more like a Windows desktop? With Andromium OS, a recently released app on Google Play, you can do exactly that. More →

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Top 10 Autocorrect Fails

These are the most hilarious autocorrect fails we’ve seen in a long time

By on April 29, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

These are the most hilarious autocorrect fails we’ve seen in a long time

It’s 2015. The iPhone was first introduced more than eight years ago, and development obviously began long before the phone was first unveiled in 2007. In all this time, however, Apple still hasn’t been able to master the gentle art of autocorrect, and autocorrect fails remain just as funny today as they were when the trend first began. In fact, they may have even gotten funnier with time, simply because there’s doesn’t seem to be any way the issue will ever be fixed. More →

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Windows 10 Android Apps Support

Windows 10 to reportedly have a feature that once would have been unthinkable

By on April 28, 2015 at 5:13 PM.

Windows 10 to reportedly have a feature that once would have been unthinkable

Microsoft might soon surprise its customers by announcing a Windows 10 feature that would have been unthinkable just a couple of years ago, the well-connected Paul Thurrott said in a post on his blog. More →

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Facebook Messenger Video Calling Feature

How to use the great video calling feature that was just added to Facebook Messenger

By on April 28, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

How to use the great video calling feature that was just added to Facebook Messenger

Facebook’s Messenger mobile app is already incredibly popular with both iOS and Android users, so it’s no wonder the company is constantly improving it. One of the features many users may have been asking for, especially those smartphone users who chat with people on other platforms, is finally here. More →

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Android Tips Tricks

Did apps just start crashing constantly on your Android phone? Here’s how to fix it

By on April 28, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Did apps just start crashing constantly on your Android phone? Here’s how to fix it

Android has a checkered past when it comes to stability. The platform has made great strides in recent years, as have many third-party app developers, but there are still troubling issues that rear their ugly head from time to time. As such, the last thing we need is a botched update from Google that comes along and ruins things, even for users on KitKat and Lollipop, which are the most stable Android builds out there.

But alas… More →

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Android Tips Tricks

5 secret ways you can control your phone using Google search on your computer

5 secret ways you can control your phone using Google search on your computer

By on April 27, 2015 at 11:09 AM.

Late last week, I wondered in a post how it was possible that I had gone for so long without knowing about an awesome little Google Maps trick. Using a simple search while logged into your Google account on your computer, you can quickly and easily send directions to your Android phone so that Google Maps is ready to navigate to your destination before you even take your smartphone out of your pocket.

Well, it turns out that nifty little trick is just the beginning. More →

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