iPhone vs. Android Profits Q4 2014

Apple makes nearly eight times as much money as all Android vendors combined

By on February 26, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

Apple makes nearly eight times as much money as all Android vendors combined

A new report from Strategy Analytics sheds further light on the state of the smartphone business in the fourth quarter last year, confirming once again the profound effect the iPhone 6 had on the industry. The analytics company revealed that during Q4 2014, Android only managed to capture 11% of the global smartphone profit share, a record-low for Google’s ecosystem, while Apple took home a record-high 89% of all smartphone profits. More →

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Apple iOS 8.3 Emoji

Awesome news: Apple’s emoji will soon be for people of every color

By on February 25, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Awesome news: Apple’s emoji will soon be for people of every color

Emoji on iOS will soon be like The Humpty Dance — everyone will enjoy them, including black people, white people, Puerto Ricans, Samoans and everyone else. One interesting aspect of the latest iOS 8.3 beta that was covered by 9to5Mac this week has been added support for changing the skin tone of your emoji so you aren’t just using the same yellow-toned smiley faces as everyone else. More →

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Best Google Apps

11 great Google apps you’ve probably never even heard of

By on February 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

11 great Google apps you’ve probably never even heard of

To look at early versions of Android, when Google first began to truly embrace mobile, you would have never guessed that the company would eventually be responsible for some of the best and most beautiful apps on the planet. Today, however, apps like Gmail and Google Maps are the best and most widely used applications in their respective categories, and Google continues to wow us with its app quality each time new updates roll out or new apps are launched.

As much as you rely on the Google apps for computers, Android and iOS that you currently use, however, there are a slew of apps Google makes that you have probably never even heard of. More →

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iOS 8.3 Beta 2 New Features

Here are the most important new features uncovered in the latest iOS 8.3 beta

By on February 23, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Here are the most important new features uncovered in the latest iOS 8.3 beta

Apple early on Monday rolled out iOS 8.3 beta to developers, an update which, along with a handful of bug fixes, prominently features the ability for users to select from a more diverse set of emojis.

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iOS App Store Search

iOS App Store search forever changed with this awesome new tool

By on February 18, 2015 at 2:00 AM.

iOS App Store search forever changed with this awesome new tool

Let’s face it: The App Store’s app discovery functionality is terrible, mostly because it rewards apps that are already popular and doesn’t give you a lot of options for finding unheralded apps that might be better than what’s in the top downloads chart. One awesome new website is looking for change all that, however. More →

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Best iOS Games App Store

Apple wants you to help you find quality iOS games, not pay-to-win freemium scams

By on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Apple wants you to help you find quality iOS games, not pay-to-win freemium scams

You know what really suck? Free-to-play games that are actually miserable to play unless you fork over money for in-app purchases. Thankfully, Apple is doing something to help steer people away from these horrible creations and help them find games that will charge you once upfront and then never ask you for money again. More →

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Ikea Emoticons iOS and Android

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

By on February 11, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

There are many reasons to love Ikea — or hate it, depending on your experiences with the Swedish company — but smartphone app design probably isn’t one of them. It may be soon, however, because for some strange reason, the company has come up with a smartphone app that focuses on… wait for it… emoticons. More →

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Best iOS Apps KeyMe

Brilliant-but-scary iOS app can 3D print a copy of any key you have a picture of

By on February 9, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Brilliant-but-scary iOS app can 3D print a copy of any key you have a picture of

Imagine never having to worry about losing your keys again just because you have a picture of it stored on your smartphone? That’s the premise behind KeyMe, a new iOS app that will 3D print you a copy of any key that you have a picture of stored on your mobile device. More →

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16GB iOS Android Smartphones

It’s time for 16GB smartphones to die once and for all

By on January 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM.

It’s time for 16GB smartphones to die once and for all

We’ve mentioned before that 16GB of storage just isn’t enough space for many modern smartphone users, especially now that so many phones now let us film incredible 4K videos that inevitably clog up space. Android Central’s Russell Holly makes a compelling case that smartphone buyers need to make it clear that 16GB smartphones are no longer an acceptable option and should insist that companies make 32GB or 64GB the baseline option for mobile devices. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Features

One crucial iOS feature that I desperately want Android to copy

By on January 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

One crucial iOS feature that I desperately want Android to copy

For a while now, I’ve been keeping an eye on the “experiment” being conducted by Jason Kallelis, a longtime Android fan who recently grew so frustrated with the platform’s shortcomings that he switched to the iPhone 6 Plus. Roughly one week into his grand adventure with iOS, Kallelis has already found it does something significantly better than Android: It gives you a much more detailed breakdown of what’s consuming your smartphone’s battery. More →

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Leef iBridge for iPhone and iPad

Use this tiny storage dongle to make sure your iPhone has enough space to handle iOS 9

By on January 7, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Use this tiny storage dongle to make sure your iPhone has enough space to handle iOS 9

One of Apple’s problems with iOS devices, which became even more apparent after the launch of iOS 8, is limited storage available to the user for the most basic iPhone and iPad models, especially considering the increased amount of digital content users store on them.  More →

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Top 15 Video Games Of 2014

TIME just named an iOS game the best video game of 2014

By on December 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

TIME just named an iOS game the best video game of 2014

Pundits love to talk about how the quality of the mobile gaming experience on the iPhone and iPad is quickly catching up to the quality of the experiences afforded by consoles like the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. Of course, if you ask game developers or hardcore video game fans, they’ll laugh in your face at the mere suggestion.

Don’t tell TIME, however, because the online magazine has just issued its list of the 15 best video games of 2014, and an iOS game is surprisingly found at the top. More →

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