Android 5.0 Download

This app makes any Android phone look like Android 5.0 Lollipop for free

This app makes any Android phone look like Android 5.0 Lollipop for free

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Google recently unveiled the finished version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is now in the hands of developers and handset vendors. The former group is busy updating the look of their apps to match Google’s beautiful new “Material Design” and the latter is hard at work readying updates for their latest phones. It will be months before those updates are finished being built and tested though, so most Android fans still have quite a wait ahead of them.

Of course, thanks to Android’s open nature, there are ways to get a taste of Google’s latest and greatest software without having to wait another minute. More →

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Apple Pay Tips And Tricks

Here are some of the early hiccups users are seeing with Apple Pay

Here are some of the early hiccups users are seeing with Apple Pay

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

As with any major new platform or service, there are going to be some snafus in the early going and Apple Pay is proving to be no exception. 9to5Mac has compiled a couple of stories from The New York Times and ReadWrite that show how Apple’s new payment platform, while working well overall, is still experiencing some hiccups in the early going. More →

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Hit List

Nexus 6 International Release Date

The Nexus 6 might be significantly delayed in certain major markets

The Nexus 6 might be significantly delayed in certain major markets

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Google will start taking Nexus 6 preorders in a week in the U.S., but a launch date for the handset isn’t yet available. Furthermore, it’s not clear when the device will hit other major international markets, as MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien claims on Twitter that U.K. Android fans looking to purchase a Nexus phablet might have to wait for a long time to get their hands on one. More →

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iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3

Benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 has only one rival in terms of overall performance

Benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 has only one rival in terms of overall performance

By on October 22, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

Benchmark scores for the iPad Air 2 have started coming in and as you’d expect they’re very impressive so far. But let’s put this into context: How do the Geekbench scores for the iPad Air 2 stack up against rival tablets? As you’ll see in a comparison chart made by Laptop Mag, the iPad Air 2 really only has one rival in terms of overall performance and that’s Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. More →

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Game Changers

iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Download

An iOS 8.1 jailbreak is out – but you can’t download it yet

An iOS 8.1 jailbreak is out – but you can’t download it yet

By on October 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

New iOS jailbreaks just seem to come faster and faster these days. 9to5Mac brings us word that there is already a new jailbreak for iOS 8.1, although you won’t be able to download it just yet. More →

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Nexus 6 vs. Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4

Check out the gigantic Nexus 6 compared to every Nexus phone ever made

Check out the gigantic Nexus 6 compared to every Nexus phone ever made

By on October 22, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

The Nexus 6 is Google’s latest Android smartphone and its biggest handset to date, as the company has never made Nexus phablets so far. The device is almost the same size as the iPhone 6 Plus, and even bigger than the Galaxy Note 4, according to recent comparisons. To further show how big the Nexus 6 really is, Phone Arena compared it to every Nexus handset ever made, from the original Nexus One to last year’s Nexus 5. More →

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Gmail vs. Bigtop: Google Email

Google trying to ‘fix’ email with new Gmail alternative

Google trying to ‘fix’ email with new Gmail alternative

By on October 22, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Google is apparently not happy with all the features its email product can offer, and it’s reportedly working on a new Gmail alternative, Android Police has learned, currently known internally as project “Bigtop.” More →

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Cable Vs. DSL Speeds

How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

As anyone who is stuck with only one high-speed broadband provider in their neighborhood knows, the state of competition for home Internet services in the United States is not very good. However, there’s a promising new technology that’s being developed that could give your cable provider a run for its money and will hopefully give you a second option that doesn’t involve praying for Google Fiber to roll into your city. More →

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Xbox One November Update

November update brings a few great new features to the Xbox One

November update brings a few great new features to the Xbox One

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Microsoft announced on Monday that the November system update had begun rolling out to members of the Xbox One update preview program. The November update is another set of relatively minor improvements and additions, but brings one highly anticipated feature to the console that was hinted at earlier this month: custom backgrounds. More →

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Coolest Wearable Computers Dorothy

This brilliant ‘smart shoe’ accessory will let you call Uber just by clicking your heels

This brilliant ‘smart shoe’ accessory will let you call Uber just by clicking your heels

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

When you were a kid, did you ever imagine what it would be like to be Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? While you’ll likely never get swept away by a tornado and whisked away to an enchanted kingdom, a clever new accessory will let you find your way home just by clicking your heels. More →

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World's Best Smartphone Apps PhotoMath

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

By on October 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

If your school doesn’t already collect your smartphones before you go to class, we’re certain that it will start doing so after seeing this new mobile app. Per Engadget, an app called PhotoMath is every math teacher’s worst nightmare come to life as it will solve equations for you just by using your smartphone’s camera. More →

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Apple iPhone Wireless Car Patent

In the future, Apple wants to let your iPhone control your car

In the future, Apple wants to let your iPhone control your car

By on October 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM.

On Tuesday, Apple published an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that describes a technology called “accessory control with geo-fencing” that would surround a vehicle with a virtual field or boundary known as a geofence. This geofence would detect your proximity to the car through your iPhone and automatically perform tasks like unlocking the door, starting the vehicle, and opening the trunk.

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Vs. AT&T Verizon

Research suggests Legere is singlehandedly dragging some customers away from rivals

Research suggests Legere is singlehandedly dragging some customers away from rivals

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:55 PM.

John Legere might literally be the first — and likely last — American telecom CEO to have his own personality cult. Research firm Comlinkdata has analyzed 2.7 million of social media messages posted on Twitter for the past three years of people who said that they were switching to a rival carrier and found that “John Legere” was one of the more commonly cited reasons for people switching from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. More →

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