iPhone 6 Highly Detailed Clone

Video: Don’t be fooled by this extremely detailed iPhone 6 clone running Android

By on July 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Video: Don’t be fooled by this extremely detailed iPhone 6 clone running Android

The iPhone 6 isn’t even out yet and it already has a few clones that mimic its appearance and software very well, with 9to5Google having found a new video hands-on demo of one such device. While the clone is based on the leaked dummy iPhone 6 units that flooded the Internet and is fully working, it’s not actually running iOS 8. Instead, it’s running an Android version that has been customized to look just like iOS. More →

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Fleksy 3.0 Android App Update

Fleksy keyboard brings new tricks to Android as it prepares for iOS 8’s arrival

By on July 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Fleksy keyboard brings new tricks to Android as it prepares for iOS 8’s arrival

Fleksy, a popular Android keyboard app that’s going to also be available on iOS 8 devices this year, on Wednesday released a new update in the Google Play Store that brings various new features including a major redesign, premium themes and emoji, and 17 new languages that had only been available in the beta. More →

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How To Disable Android App Notifications

How to stop pesky Android apps from annoying you with notifications once and for all

By on July 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

How to stop pesky Android apps from annoying you with notifications once and for all

Android’s notification system is without question the best in the business right now. It’s flexible and actionionable, providing a means for users to interact with notifications to save steps. For example, a user can archive or delete a new email in Gmail without ever having to open up the app. As great as Android’s notification system is, however, there are still plenty of apps that abuse it and pester users with annoying or useless notifications.

Thankfully, there is a remarkably simple way to stop annoying apps from bugging you with notifications. More →

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BlackBerry Vs Android Vs iPhone

Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android

By on July 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM.

Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android

Following the release of the original iPhone in 2007 and the subsequent launch of Android, many people with work-issued phones spent years asking for their employers to switch away from BlackBerry smartphones to more modern devices. Finally, as Apple and Google increased their focus on security and BlackBerry hit dire straights a few years ago, workers began getting what that wanted and bring your own device (BYOD) policies became more common.

More recently, however, an interesting trend is being observed: Workers want their BlackBerrys back. More →

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Review
Kenu Airframe Plus

Kenu Airframe+: One of our favorite smartphone accessories just got even better

Kenu Airframe+: One of our favorite smartphone accessories just got even better

By on July 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Kenu’s Airframe is my favorite in-car phone mount, but for those of you with phablets or bulky cases, it’s a bit small. The company is seemingly well aware of that, and is making strides to address a broader market with the introduction of the Airframe+. Weighing under an ounce and supporting phones with screen sizes as large as 6-inches diagonally, the sized-up holster addresses one of the few gripes I had with the original.

I’ve been using the Airframe+ for the past couple of weeks, and I can safely say that it’s a marked improvement over the already-impressive Airframe. More →

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iPhone Waterproof Treatment

This $30 spray will make you iPhone or Android phone waterproof

This $30 spray will make you iPhone or Android phone waterproof

By on July 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM.

Sony isn’t exactly enjoying smooth sailing in the global smartphone market right now, but it did start an awesome trend. Following the Japanese electronics giant’s lead, a number of smartphone vendors are now focused on making their flagship phones water-resistant. Samsung’s Galaxy S5, the company’s latest hero phone, is a perfect example, and the handset’s water-resistant treatment will end up saving consumers tons of money and plenty of aggravation by helping the phone survive spills and quick dunks.

But what about those of us with handsets like the iPhone or various Android models that don’t feature any waterproofing? As it turns out, there may be a cheap product that can help. More →

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Google Maps v8.2 for Android Update

Google Maps for Android just got some awesome new features

By on July 18, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

Google Maps for Android just got some awesome new features

Google Maps for Android is getting a new update, Android Police reports, which will bring users some interesting features for their favorite maps applications. Google Maps v8.2 for Android will support conversational voice actions in navigation mode – users will be able to ask things like “how long until destination,” “what’s my next turn” or tell Google to “show traffic,” – although they’ll have to make sure they hit the proper phrasing precisely, in order to actually be able to trigger an appropriate response from Google Maps. More →

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Android L Keyboard App Returns

Now you have another way to get the Android L keyboard before it officially releases

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

Now you have another way to get the Android L keyboard before it officially releases

Not everyone with an Android device has been fortunate enough to gain access to the Android L Developer Preview, but some the elements of the update have been making their way back to older versions of Android. One of the most notable apps to make it on to the Google Play store was the Android L keyboard by developer Shen Ye, but it was unceremoniously pulled from the store shortly after its release. More →

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Windows Phone Vs. Android

Android user may switch to Windows Phone for the weirdest reason we can think of

By on July 15, 2014 at 4:56 PM.

Android user may switch to Windows Phone for the weirdest reason we can think of

If there’s one species of tech fans that we find awesomely fascinating, it’s the Gadget Contrarians — that is, the people who love using services, devices and platforms that have been overlooked or dismissed by the mass market for whatever reason. One particularly striking example of this is GigaOM writer Kevin Tofel, who says that he’s finally decided that he can make the switch from Android to Windows Phone… because it finally has a good Google+ client. More →

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Timberman iPhone and Android Addictive Game

Meet Timberman, the next addictive arcade-style iPhone and Android game

By on July 15, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Meet Timberman, the next addictive arcade-style iPhone and Android game

Timberman is a new mobile game taking app stores by storm, TechCrunch reports, and it’s not a Flappy Bird clone. However, the game does have some common features with Flappy Bird, including simple, arcade-style graphics and sounds, and an even simpler, yet addictive, gameplay. More →

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Popcorn Time for Android Chromecast Support

Movie studios’ worst nightmare has just gotten even better for pirates

By on July 14, 2014 at 3:12 PM.

Movie studios’ worst nightmare has just gotten even better for pirates

Popcorn Time, also known as Netflix for Pirates, also known as a nightmare for Hollywood and its fight against piracy, has just gotten better for users, or at least for those people who happen to have an Android device. Popcorn Time announced on its blog that it has updated its Android app, adding Chromecast streaming support to the mix. More →

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AluPen Digital Review

This is the only iPad stylus you should care about

This is the only iPad stylus you should care about

By on July 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Let’s be frank for a moment: most smartphone and tablet accessories are garbage. Countless companies race to the bottom and do everything they can to flood the market with cheap cases, chargers, charms, covers and anything else they can churn out of factories in China. As a result, it can be painfully difficult to find high-quality accessories because we often have no choice but to dig through a mountain of trash to get to them.

If you’re looking for a stylus for your iPad, Android tablet, iPhone or Android phone, I’ve done the digging for you. More →

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