Android Phones Battery Tips And Tricks

These 5 apps will give your Android phone a huge battery boost

By on May 28, 2015 at 10:56 AM.

These 5 apps will give your Android phone a huge battery boost

How badly do you want to improve your Android phone’s battery life? If you’re willing to root it, you’ll have several options for third-party apps that will give you more control over how your smartphone consumes power than ever before. A forum member at XDA Developers has put together a thorough guide for improving your rooted Android phone’s battery life with the help of five different apps. More →

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iPhone Vs Android Advertising

Why the iPhone is more important to Google than Android

By on May 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Why the iPhone is more important to Google than Android

Though Google these days has its hand in everything, from robotics to advanced AI, the company’s billions by and large continue to come exclusively from advertising. More to the point, 90% of the $66 billion Google generated in revenue in 2014 came directly from advertising-related ventures

Not surprisingly, an increasingly important part of Google’s advertising machine is mobile search. In 2014 alone, 18% of Google’s ad revenue, or about $11.8 billion, came from searches done on mobile devices.

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Android Safe Mode Tips And Tricks

Android tips: How to use an important security feature you probably don’t know about

By on May 27, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Android tips: How to use an important security feature you probably don’t know about

If your Android phone’s performance has gotten noticeably worse, it might be because it’s being plagued by a malicious app you’ve unwittingly installed. As GreenBot informs us, there’s actually a very good way to tell whether a third-party app is negatively affecting your phone’s performance by enabling a feature called Safe Mode. More →

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Android Phone Encryption Factory Reset

Wiping your Android phone doesn’t really erase your data – here’s what you need to do

By on May 27, 2015 at 10:48 AM.

Wiping your Android phone doesn’t really erase your data – here’s what you need to do

Looking forward to turning your Android phone into cash that can then be used for a new smartphone purchase? Before you go ahead with your plans of selling your current handset, you should first make sure you delete your personal data from the device. And make sure you do it properly, because simply restoring to factory settings won’t be enough to really protect your data. More →

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Comedy Central Free Shows

Download 12 episodes of Comedy Central shows for free on Google Play right now

By on May 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Download 12 episodes of Comedy Central shows for free on Google Play right now

Every day, we try to bring you the best selection of free apps we can find on the App Store, but today we have the unique pleasure of being able to alert you to some free TV shows as well. For a limited time, Comedy Central is giving away an episode from 12 of its most popular shows as part of a huge sale on Google Play. More →

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Cortana iPhone Android App

It’s official: Cortana is coming to iOS and Android

It’s official: Cortana is coming to iOS and Android

By on May 26, 2015 at 9:25 AM.

Microsoft knows that we live in a world where users expect to be able to use any of their devices to complete a task. That’s why it didn’t come as much of a surprise when Microsoft revealed on Tuesday that a Cortana companion app is coming to Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. More →

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iOS, Android, Windows, Mac Malware

Linux creator says Windows, OS X, iOS and Android are all malware

By on May 26, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Linux creator says Windows, OS X, iOS and Android are all malware

Richard Stallman, known for his instrumental role in the creation of Linux, has written an opinion piece arguing that nearly any operating system you might use today can be considered malware, and that goes for popular mobile platforms as well as desktop operating systems. More →

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Android Factory Reset

500 million Android devices at risk: Researchers find that factory reset doesn’t completely wipe data

By on May 22, 2015 at 3:02 PM.

500 million Android devices at risk: Researchers find that factory reset doesn’t completely wipe data

One of the most important things to do before selling or giving away a used smartphone is to wipe the device clean. After all, the last thing anyone wants is for a complete stranger to have access to all of their personal data. Unfortunately for Android users, researchers from Cambridge University recently discovered that performing a data wipe on Android devices doesn’t clear the device as one would expect.

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Cheap iPhone 6

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

By on May 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM.

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

Earlier this week we told you about two great deals for smartphone shoppers who were more interested in saving money than having the latest and greatest gear. For these consumers, the prospect of a modern phone for $250 off contract or even an older handset for just $20 may be too good to pass up.

But there is another group of consumers that wasn’t addressed by these deals. These shoppers want the latest and greatest smartphones, but they don’t want to pay top dollar to get them.

Well, gadget fans, look no further. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs Android

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

By on May 22, 2015 at 11:08 AM.

Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are very mature and capable at this point, but sometimes it’s hard to give up an operating system you’ve grown accustomed to in favor of something new and different.

Of course, there are also plenty of times when a user jumps from one platform to the other and loves the new software so much, he wonders how he ever went so long without switching. More →

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Quick Charge 2.0 Amazon

This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!)

By on May 22, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!)

Last week, we told you about a great deal happening on Amazon. For just $11, users were able to purchase a special charger that uses Quick Charge 2.0 technology to charge their compatible smartphones and tablets up to 75% faster than some stock wall chargers. This was apparently a pretty appealing prospect for BGR readers, because they flooded the site and the charger was sold out a short while later.

Well if you missed out on that deal, don’t despair: The $11 quick charger deal is back on at Amazon — at least, while supplies last. More →

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