Amazon Deals

These 3 Amazon deals offer killer prices on gadgets every smartphone user needs

By on July 27, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

These 3 Amazon deals offer killer prices on gadgets every smartphone user needs

Yes, Amazon’s massive Prime Day sale ended up being a bust for the most part. The site is still home to some of the best deals you’ll find on the web, of course, and we’ve got three solid ones to share with you today. All three of them are limited-time sales on great gadgets that bring cheap prices to accessories every smartphone user should have.

How good are these prices? One deal drops the price of a very handy accessory to just $4.99 with free shipping — there are some cups of coffee at Starbucks that aren’t even that cheap! More →

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Android Security Flaw

950 million Android users at risk as researcher uncovers massive security flaw

By on July 27, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

950 million Android users at risk as researcher uncovers massive security flaw

A security researcher has recently uncovered a worrisome new Android exploit which allows hackers to compromise a device simply by sending either an MMS message or a multimedia file. Once a device has been targeted and infected, hackers can access a user’s microphone, camera, external storage, and in some cases (depending on the device in question), even gain root access.

Initially discovered by Joshua Drake from the security firm Zimperium, the exploit takes advantage of a number of vulnerabilities found within the software framework Android uses to “process, play and record multimedia files.”

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Android Apps On Sale

Every app included in Google’s huge summer Android app sale

By on July 24, 2015 at 4:04 PM.

Every app included in Google’s huge summer Android app sale

We cover iPhone and iPad app sales every single day, but Android app sales aren’t quite as easy to come by. The reasoning is simple: Android apps don’t go on sale for free very often. Sometimes there are big Android app sales that are definitely worth noting even if there aren’t any good freebies to be found, and such is the case with the Google Play summer sale going on right now. More →

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YouTube Vertical Video Playback Android

YouTube just fixed the most annoying thing about your homemade videos

By on July 23, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

YouTube just fixed the most annoying thing about your homemade videos

YouTube has just fixed the most annoying thing about your homemade iPhone or Android videos — you know, the ones you record when you are foolishly holding your smartphone vertically. Viewing vertical videos on YouTube is an unpleasant experience, to say the least, but Google has taken steps to fix it, at least for Android users. More →

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Best Android Apps Nova Launcher

Meet the app that fans are calling ‘the best thing that ever happened to Android’

By on July 23, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

Meet the app that fans are calling ‘the best thing that ever happened to Android’

We’ve written about the Nova Launcher Android app before but this in-depth review from Android Central made us want to plug it all over again. For those of you who don’t know, launchers in general are like Facebook Home but 1,000 times less terrible — they take over your phone’s main home screen and make some great improvements to the design while also giving you added customization options. Android diehards have long had high praise for Nova Launcher, which just seems to get better and better with each new release. More →

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Android Prank Slow Down Smartphone

iPhone users, here’s how to massively prank your Android friends

By on July 22, 2015 at 4:35 PM.

iPhone users, here’s how to massively prank your Android friends

The Android-vs-iPhone debate is ancient by now, although it’s still a nerd fight that rages on in comments sections around the Internet. But forget for a second all the serious arguments, because there’s a quick prank that iPhone fans can use to convince their Android friends that the iPhone is always the faster smartphone. More →

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Amazon Deals

4 killer Amazon deals every iPhone and Android phone user needs to check out

By on July 22, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

4 killer Amazon deals every iPhone and Android phone user needs to check out

Call it part of the burden of smartphone ownership: you simply can’t do without certain accessories. Paying $400, $500 or even $600+ for a smartphone is only the beginning — if you want to get the most out of your iPhone or Android phone purchase and make life as easy as possible, you’ll also need to buy several accessories.

Additional chargers are a must, of course, but buying OEM isn’t always the best way to go. And of course, there aren’t always any OEM options when it comes to portable power packs, so you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Today, we’ve got four limited-time Amazon deals to tell you about, and you won’t want to miss them. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

iPhone 6 triggers record number of Android switchers

By on July 22, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

iPhone 6 triggers record number of Android switchers

iPhone sales during Apple’s most recent quarter skyrocketed 35% year over year, an impressive figure attributable, in part, to a record number of Android switchers opting to see what life is like within the confines of the iOS ecosystem.

News of the uptick in Android to iPhone migration was relayed by Tim Cook who, during Apple’s earnings conference call yesterday, said that Apple over the last three months saw the “highest switcher rate from Android that we’ve ever measured.” Cook seemed genuinely pleased with the data point, making a point of mentioning it two other times during the call.

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Best Programming Language iPhone Android

Life hack: What’s the best programming language to learn first?

By on July 21, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

Life hack: What’s the best programming language to learn first?

So, you heard that some developers make a lot of money with iPhone and Android apps, and you’re thinking about getting a mobile development gig for yourself, but you have no idea how to code. In that case your first step should be choosing a programming language to learn first, and a handy infographic will show you exactly what that language should be. More →

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Android Smartphone Speed Increase Tips Tricks

This hidden trick will make your Android phone even faster

By on July 21, 2015 at 10:35 AM.

This hidden trick will make your Android phone even faster

In case you’re looking to get even more mileage from your brand new or old-and-struggling Android device, there’s a hidden trick you can do that should improve the overall performance of your device and make it even faster than it currently is. More →

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Podcasts iPhone

Podcasting: Another area where the iPhone trounces Android

By on July 20, 2015 at 8:25 PM.

Podcasting: Another area where the iPhone trounces Android

Well, you can add podcasting to the growing list of items where the iPhone outpaces Android. According to a recent report from Clammr, 82% of all podcast listening occurs on the iPhone compared to just 16% for Android. This figure is made all the more impressive given Android’s marketshare superiority.

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Nintendo Smart Boy Android Phone Concept

If Nintendo ever makes an Android smartphone, it should look like this

By on July 20, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

If Nintendo ever makes an Android smartphone, it should look like this

One of the most fascinating announcements that Nintendo has made in the past year is that it has plans to enter into the mobile gaming market. Within the next few months, we’ll be able to buy a first-party Nintendo game on our mobile devices for the very first time, but concept artist Pierre Cerveau decided to take the idea to its natural conclusion.

This is the Nintendo Smart Boy concept — an Android phone made by Nintendo.

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