Black Friday 2014 Sales

These 2 free iPhone and Android apps will help you find the best Black Friday deals

By on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

These 2 free iPhone and Android apps will help you find the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday 2014 is now less than two weeks away, and we have shared some of the biggest and most impressive Black Friday sales ever with you over the past few days. Highlights include Best Buy’s big Black Friday sale, more than 165 deals from Samsung, Walmart’s big sale and tons of deals from Target. In all, however, there are thousands of deals to look through and it can definitely get overwhelming.

We recently shared a few mobile apps with you that will help you find the best deals this holiday season and save as much money as possible, and now we can add two more great free apps to that list. More →

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2015 Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung will finally give up on gadget spam next year

By on November 18, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Samsung will finally give up on gadget spam next year

Samsung has used smartphone buyers in previous years to seeing a wide variety of Galaxy-branded smartphone and tablet versions in stores, as the company tried to meet all the various smartphone requirements customers might have, both when it comes to features and prices. While the smartphone spam strategy worked well in Samsung’s favor for a few years, helping the Korean giant get a large share of the Android market by selling plenty of entry-level and mid-range handsets on top of flagship devices, that might not be enough for the company anymore, whose mobile division isn’t as profitable as it used to be.

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Nokia Z Launcher Download

One of the best Android launchers just got even better – and you can finally download it

By on November 18, 2014 at 4:45 AM.

One of the best Android launchers just got even better – and you can finally download it

Nokia surprised the mobile community this past summer when the company unveiled its first ever Android app, Z Launcher. With its devices and services business out of the way and its obligations to Microsoft regarding Windows Phone gone, the company wasted no time in embracing Google’s mobile platform.

Z Launcher, a nifty and intelligent Android launcher that places a user’s most popular apps on the home screen and changes based on the time of the day, was initially released as a pre-beta intended to be made available to 10,000 initial testers.

By the end of its first day of availability, Z Launcher had been downloaded 100,000 times and Nokia had to stop accepting new users. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 10

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

By on November 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

Google has certainly released some quality tablets, most notably its smaller series of Nexus 7 tablets. However, Ars Technica has taken a very detailed look at the Nexus 10 with Android 5.0 Lollipop installed and has concluded that Google still can’t get large tablets right. More →

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Prynt Smartphone Polaroid Printing Case

Meet Prynt, the cool iPhone accessory mobile photographers have been waiting for

By on November 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Meet Prynt, the cool iPhone accessory mobile photographers have been waiting for

What if you could print your selfies immediately after taking them? That’s the kind of problem French startup Prynt has been trying to solve for almost a year, and the company has produced just the kind of Polaroid-like mobile printer that mobile photographers have been waiting for. Prynt has come up with a smartphone accessory that acts as a case and photo printer for the handset, and it will be available on Kickstarter for $99 at some point after CES 2015, according to TechCrunch. More →

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Amazon Appstore Nov. 14 Free Paid Apps Bundle

Download $80 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

By on November 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Download $80 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

Amazon is back with a special Android apps bundle that offers users free access to 17 premium apps that are worth more than $80 combined. The free app promotion is valid on Friday and Saturday, and users have to install Amazon’s Appstore on their Android smartphones and tablets to get the apps. The free applications are available to Amazon customers in various countries, and the list of included apps follows below: More →

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Android Messaging App

Google wraps messages in Material Design with its beautiful new SMS replacement app

By on November 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Google wraps messages in Material Design with its beautiful new SMS replacement app

At some point in the near future, just about every app on your Android device will make use of Google’s beautiful new Material Design. Until then, each and every new app with a user interface that follows the design principles of Material Design will be noteworthy, because it will provide a much more logical and attractive interface than its predecessors.

The latest such app comes from Google itself, and you need to download it immediately as a replacement for your Android phone’s stock SMS app. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Best Features

Here are the features that iPhone fans would love to see Apple steal from Android

By on November 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Here are the features that iPhone fans would love to see Apple steal from Android

The great thing about the fierce rivalry between iOS and Android is that both platforms learn things from each other. For instance, Google has learned a lot about good overall design from Apple, while Apple has learned the value in opening up some parts of iOS — most recently its keyboard functionality — to third-party modifications. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Android Sales

Apple’s new iPhones may not be stealing as many Android users as we expected

By on November 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Apple’s new iPhones may not be stealing as many Android users as we expected

The conventional wisdom after the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was that Apple would steal back some market share from Android as Android users who love owning big phones would flock to the new devices. However, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has shared some new research with us that suggests that the bigger new iPhones aren’t picking off quite as many Android users as we thought they would.

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FreedomPop Free International Calling Plan

This is the ‘first ever’ free international calling plan from a U.S. carrier

By on November 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM.

This is the ‘first ever’ free international calling plan from a U.S. carrier

FreedomPop on Wednesday announced a brand new offer for smartphone owners who might interested in its free plans: The “first-ever completely free international calling service for smartphones.” More →

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Android Vs iPhone

6 ways Android is still better than the iPhone

6 ways Android is still better than the iPhone

By on November 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM.

In the battle for mobile supremacy between Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android software, it is impossible to say which is better. The reason is simple: neither is better. Each platform has clear benefits over the other, and each one also has areas where it is lagging behind its rival.

The key, of course, is to find the platform that is better for you.

We often pit Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS against each other in different ways because comparing their features helps readers identify their key differences and decide how meaningful each discrepancy is to them, personally. We have hit a number of key points in the past, and now a newly published article identifies six areas where Android still has the edge over iOS and the iPhone. More →

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Apple iPhone iMessage Lawsuit

Apple faces lawsuit for the case of the disappearing text messages

By on November 11, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Apple faces lawsuit for the case of the disappearing text messages

It might be hard to believe for some of the Apple faithful, but there are plenty of iPhone users who opt to switch to Android. Unfortunately, for far too long, many of them would have difficulty receiving text messages, an issue which Apple recently addressed with a new online tool that allows users to deregister their iMessage accounts. But for the U.S. courts, this might have been too little, too late. More →

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