Samsung Android 5.0 Lollipop Touchwiz

Samsung may be learning from its biggest mistakes

Samsung may be learning from its biggest mistakes

By on January 23, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

Samsung’s TouchWiz Android overlay has a lot of haters out there but one of them now thinks that it’s been vastly improved with Android 5.0 Lollipop. SamMobile’s  Abhijeet M., who last year unleashed a tirade against TouchWiz for still being buggy and laggy, has now found that TouchWiz on Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than it’s ever been, although he gives Google a lot of the credit for important changes. More →

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iPhone vs. Android: How to Recover Deleted Photos

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone, Android, and other devices

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone, Android, and other devices

By on January 23, 2015 at 2:05 PM.

One reason why the iPhone is one of the most popular cameras on Flickr (second only to Canon in 2014) is that Apple realized a long time ago people love taking photos with smartphones, and it has constantly improved the cameras in its iPhones and iPads since launching them.

Similarly, other handset makers have released smartphones that are getting better and better at taking photos and recording videos. But being able to instantly snap a picture using your phone does come with some potential problems, such as accidentally deleting pictures from the phone’s built-in or user-replaceable storage system.

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Windows 10 Preview Download

Download the latest Windows 10 preview right now

Download the latest Windows 10 preview right now

By on January 23, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

Just two days after the latest Windows 10 event, Microsoft has made available the January build of its Windows 10 technical preview. If you liked what you saw on Wednesday, you’ll have the opportunity to test some of those features out, including Cortana on the desktop, an improved Start menu, the new Settings app and even the Xbox app. More →

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Apple Phone Activations Q4 2014

The iPhone annihilated the competition in the fourth quarter of 2014

The iPhone annihilated the competition in the fourth quarter of 2014

By on January 23, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

If you’re in the U.S. and you activated a phone in the last quarter of 2014, chances are good that it was an iPhone. Based on the latest analysis from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s phones accounted for 50% of all phone activations in Q4 2014, an astounding 28% jump over the previous quarter. More →

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12-inch MacBook Air vs. iPad Air Plus

Help! I already can’t decide between the 12-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad

Help! I already can’t decide between the 12-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad

By on January 23, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Some hardcore Apple fans are surely excited about some of the rumored products that are supposed to launch later this year, including the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro or iPad Air Plus the company is reportedly working on. Despite what some have secretly been hoping for — that Apple is making a Surface-like device that’ll bring you the best of two worlds, an iOS tablet and an OS X laptop in the same ultra-portable box — it appears these two devices are separate products targeting different buyers.

Yet at the same time, the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad will somehow compete against each other later this year. And buyers, myself included, might have a tough time deciding between these two particular computers.

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Get rid of all your remotes with Bluemoo

Get rid of all your remotes with Bluemoo

By on January 23, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Remote controls for audio and video equipment were designed to provide the user with convenience and a higher level of media enjoyment. At times, though, these small, button encrusted contraptions have developed into a massive headache that actually prevent the enjoyment they were designed to provide.

For example, we spend countless hours looking for lost remotes deep in the crevices of our furniture, we seem to endlessly be swapping batteries, and they can be confusing to use, especially if we are juggling between 3 or 4 remote controls for all of our audio and video devices.  But now you will never have to experience those problems again with the Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote, available for a limited time at BGR Deals. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Verizon Network

Big new survey shows T-Mobile’s network is making huge improvements

Big new survey shows T-Mobile’s network is making huge improvements

By on January 23, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

The “Un-carrier” might not have the strongest mobile network out there but it’s nonetheless done an impressive job of improving its service despite having more limited resources than Verizon and AT&T. Computerworld has posted the results of a big new survey of wireless subscribers in the United States that has found T-Mobile customers’ satisfaction with their carrier has surged over the last year. More →

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How to Set Up a VPN: Android

How to set up a VPN on Android – and why you should do it right now

How to set up a VPN on Android – and why you should do it right now

By on January 23, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

Surfing the web privately is something many web users are interested in, whether they’re doing it on a desktop, laptop or mobile device, but not many people know how to do it. Recently, a detailed WhoIsHostingThis infographic showed you how to secure your connection using a VPN — a virtual private network created on top of a public network to anonymize web traffic — on Windows, Mac and iOS, assuming the user already has access to a VPN service. Phone Arena has put together a similar step-by-step guide of enabling VPN connectivity on Android devices. More →

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Deflategate Roger Goodell NFL

The NFL’s front office is a depraved, incompetent clown show

The NFL’s front office is a depraved, incompetent clown show

By on January 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

If there’s one good thing to come from the New England Patriots’ deflated footballs scandal, it’s that it might just be enough to bring NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s disastrous reign to an end. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps Jan 23

6 awesome iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $27!)

6 awesome iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $27!)

By on January 23, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

It’s our favorite time of day — the time when we let you know about several paid iPhone apps that are free to download for a limited time. Today we’re going to help you kick off your weekend by downloading six awesome paid apps that normally cost $27 but that are now totally free if you act right now. Check them all out below! More →

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12-inch MacBook Air vs. iPad Air

This might be our first look at Apple’s completely redesigned Retina MacBook Air

This might be our first look at Apple’s completely redesigned Retina MacBook Air

By on January 23, 2015 at 10:25 AM.

Apple is expected to soon launch a new version of the MacBook Air, a 12-inch model that’s supposed to be thinner than every previous MacBook Air and will sport a new design made possible by the adoption of Intel’s Core M processor, which doesn’t require fans for cooling. After an extensive report detailed some of the characteristics of the upcoming laptop, Chinese online publication iFanR has obtained images that seem to show the 12-inch MacBook Air next to existing MacBook Air and iPad Air models. More →

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Hercules Universal DJ Review

This $250 box made me a DJ

This $250 box made me a DJ

By on January 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

I can’t tell you how old I feel right now. I can remember it like it was yesterday though, carrying a crate of drum and bass records down the hall in my college dorm and practicing on my friend’s turntables. Actual vinyl records on actual Technics 1200 decks. People would funnel in and out of the room, some to hang out and enjoy the music, others to complain about having to study for exams.

It was a great time, and now people can experience the same thing without having to dump $1,500, $2,000 or even more on a rig. No, these days it only costs $250 to be a DJ. More →

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Why BlackBerry Is Not Dead

Where BlackBerry is still king

Where BlackBerry is still king

By on January 23, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

We’ve argued in the past that BlackBerry has an important opportunity to reestablish itself as a status symbol for corporate executives and government officials who absolutely need to have top-notch security. Business Insider’s Jim Edwards reports that that having a BlackBerry is still a big deal for many people in Davos this week, where he’s noticed that “a lot of people here are conspicuously carrying two phones: an iPhone and a Blackberry.” More →

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