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Android Vs Cyanogen

Why people are wrong about the world needing an Android that Google can’t control

Why people are wrong about the world needing an Android that Google can’t control

By on March 24, 2015 at 1:41 PM.

Ahhhhh! Save yourselves! Google is evil! We hear it time and time again; people erupting with concern over Google’s “evil” policies that play it fast and loose with our privacy. And who complains about Google and its evil policies more frequently and much louder than anyone else? Why, it’s Google’s competitors, of course.

Case in point: A new blog post published by one of Cyanogen’s investors on Monday. More →

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Indiegogo WonderCube for iPhone and Android

This amazing 1-inch cube fits on your keychain and may be the only smartphone accessory you’ll ever need

By on March 23, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

This amazing 1-inch cube fits on your keychain and may be the only smartphone accessory you’ll ever need

No matter what platform you use, you probably still have some major complaints about your smartphone, with battery life and storage being the most prominent ones. However, there’s one tiny device called WonderCube that’s trying to fix your phone’s battery and memory problems while also helping out with other things while you’re on the go. More →

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Microsoft Android Apps Samsung Dell

The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

By on March 23, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

With Windows Phone still stuck in neutral, Microsoft has come up with some extremely clever ways to make its mark on Android, including most recently a way for Android users to install a Windows 10-based ROM onto Android devices that essentially would take them over and offer Windows-based software offerings such as Cortana, Office and Skype. Microsoft on Monday made another announcement that could go a long way toward boosting its presence on Android by signing deals with OEMs such as Samsung and Dell to preload Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype onto their Android-based devices. More →

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Facebook Privacy: Private Photos

Facebook fixed a bug that gave apps access to your private photos

By on March 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Facebook fixed a bug that gave apps access to your private photos

A security researcher recently discovered certain iOS and Android apps were able to see your private Facebook photos without your knowledge. Upon being informed about the matter, Facebook only needed 30 minutes to patch the security issue, although the company’s troubles may be far from over. More →

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Google Maps Android Download

Google Maps for Android is getting updated – download it here before it’s released

By on March 20, 2015 at 11:12 AM.

Google Maps for Android is getting updated – download it here before it’s released

Google just released Google Maps updates for both iOS and Android this past Wednesday. In the case of the iPhone app, there are some great new features that we took a closer look at in a recent post. Unfortunately, the update to the Android version of Google Maps wasn’t quite as exciting, with the only changes for Google Maps v9.5.1 listed as bug fixes and “tap the blue dot to get quick info on your current location.”

But don’t despair, Android users, because there’s already a newer version of Google Maps on the way that should be pushed out by Google soon — and you can already download it right now ahead of its official release. More →

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Best Android Apps

5 innovative Android apps you should check out right now

By on March 19, 2015 at 1:26 PM.

5 innovative Android apps you should check out right now

Just about every time the tiresome Android vs. iOS debate rears its ugly head on the Internet, the argument is made that Android is better because developers have the freedom to do practically whatever they want. While there is definitely some truth to the notion that Android apps have capabilities iOS apps do not, it obviously doesn’t make Google’s mobile platform inherently better than Apple’s.

However, it does mean that there are some terrific and innovative Android apps with capabilities that iPhone and iPad uses may never get to enjoy. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

Download over $100 worth of paid Android apps for free right now from Amazon

Download over $100 worth of paid Android apps for free right now from Amazon

By on March 19, 2015 at 10:44 AM.

If there’s a better way for Amazon to celebrate its Android app store’s birthday than by offering a bunch of solid paid apps for free, we don’t know what it is. Beginning immediately and likely ending at some point in the near future, Amazon is offering a huge sale on paid Android apps. There are 34 apps in total, and they would normally combine to cost more than $100.

For a limited time, however, you can get each and every one for free. More →

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Android Vs iPhone

Security flaws and fragmentation force companies to ban Android

By on March 18, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

Security flaws and fragmentation force companies to ban Android

There is no question that Android has found success across the entire mobile landscape. From developed markets to emerging markets, and from the consumer market to the enterprise market, Android devices have proliferated. Where the enterprise market is concerned, however, Google’s mobile platform hasn’t always found the level of success that it has seen elsewhere, and it turns out the cause may be some issues we’ve seen rear their ugly heads time and time again. More →

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Mario for iPhone and Android

Is Nintendo finally bringing its game library to iOS and Android?

By on March 17, 2015 at 8:10 AM.

Is Nintendo finally bringing its game library to iOS and Android?

One of the best game franchises that could make it to iPhone, Android and other mobile operating systems will finally become reality, as the company behind it is finally ready to start development of smartphone and tablet versions of its popular console games, The Wall Street Journal reports. More →

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Best iPhone Weather Apps

This colorful new free weather app gives you ridiculously precise forecasts

By on March 16, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

This colorful new free weather app gives you ridiculously precise forecasts

There’s an obvious reason weather apps are so popular on iPhones and Android handsets: everyone needs to know the weather. Gone are the days when people would watch the morning or evening news for weather reports. Now, a few quick taps gets you more information than you would ever get from a news segment.

Of the hundreds upon hundreds of weather apps out there, a few manage to set themselves apart in various ways. Now, a new free app for the iPhone and Android called Weather: Universal Forecast has found a particularly interesting way to differentiate. More →

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Mortal Kombat X Android

Watch the stunning first footage of Mortal Kombat X on Android

By on March 16, 2015 at 4:04 PM.

Watch the stunning first footage of Mortal Kombat X on Android

Even as phones and tablets begin to rival computers and gaming consoles in terms of graphics and processing power, we still have to deal with watered-down ports of popular game franchises. It’s an unfortunate truth of the industry, but NetherRealm Studios wants to break the mold with Mortal Kombat X on iOS and Android. More →

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USB-C: MacBook and Android Port

One reason even hardcore Android fans might have to praise Apple

By on March 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

One reason even hardcore Android fans might have to praise Apple

In addition to the original iPhone that changed the entire smartphone landscape and made Android’s meteoric rise possible in the process, hardcore fans of Google’s operating system might soon have one more reason to praise Apple. More →

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