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Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

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Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

The Light Phone pictured above is a phone I’d like to use on a daily basis. It’s got no touchscreen display, no texting apps, no games and no browser. It’s purpose is to solely help you reach the people in your life you want to connect with in the most basic way possible – by calling them. It’s also supposed to work with your existing smartphone, though. More →

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Motorola Moto E Review Android Fan

Android user switches from a flagship phone to a $75 cheapie… and he’s never been happier

By on May 21, 2015 at 2:48 PM.

Android user switches from a flagship phone to a $75 cheapie… and he’s never been happier

You don’t need a high-end flagship phone to have a good experience — in fact, it turns out you can be perfectly happy with a dirt-cheap device. Engineer Abhishek Anand writes about his recent experience downgrading from a flagship Sony Xperia ZL smartphone to a $75 Moto E that he bought on Flipkart. The bottom line is that he’s much, much happier overall with his dirt-cheap phone than he was with his flagship device. More →

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Cheap Android Phones Elephone P8000 Lenovo K80

Sorry, you can’t have these affordable high-end Android phones

By on May 20, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

Sorry, you can’t have these affordable high-end Android phones

Even though they get plenty of attention from the press, the newest Android flagships aren’t necessary the best choices for many smartphone buyers, especially for Android fans looking for affordable high-end devices. The Asus ZenFone 2 is one alternative, a cheap Android phone that packs 4GB of RAM and costs just $299 in the U.S. However, there are plenty of other premium Android phones overseas that meet the same criteria: They’re powerful and significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S6, Nexus 6, HTC One M9 or LG G4. Unfortunately, many of them are also out of your reach, including the following two devices.

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iPhone Android Texting While Driving

Survey shows a scary number of people check email, use Facebook and even take selfies while driving

By on May 19, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

Survey shows a scary number of people check email, use Facebook and even take selfies while driving

A survey commissioned by AT&T reveals that smartphone owners are doing a lot more things on their devices they’re not supposed to do than just texting while driving. More →

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Top 10 Wrong Number Texts

These are some of the most hilariously awkward wrong number texts you’ll ever see

By on May 19, 2015 at 12:23 PM.

These are some of the most hilariously awkward wrong number texts you’ll ever see

In the age of smartphones, it seems odd that text messages would be sent to wrong numbers as often as they are. There are some instances where wrong number texts make sense. For example, when someone changes phones and gets a new number, it stands to reason that whoever ends up with their old number might get a few messages intended for the number’s original owner.

But wrong number texts happen much more frequently than that, and thankfully for us, they’re often hilarious. More →

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Android Vs. iPhone 6 Features

Why an Android fan went running back to Google after two weeks with the iPhone 6

By on May 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Why an Android fan went running back to Google after two weeks with the iPhone 6

It’s always fun to read what happens when fans of one mobile platform switch to another for a certain length of time, and web designer and Android fan Joe Casabona recently decided to try the iPhone 6 for a couple of weeks to see if it did anything better than his preferred operating system. While Casabona found a lot to like on the iPhone 6, there still wasn’t enough to convince him to make the switch and he’s decided to stick with Android for now. More →

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iPhone Android Smartphone Addiction Distraction

Your smartphone will distract you by the time you finish reading this senten…

By on May 18, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Your smartphone will distract you by the time you finish reading this senten…

Admit it or not, you’re addicted to your smartphone — in fact, chances are you’re reading this on a mobile device right now. If smartphone addiction weren’t bad enough, you’ll also have to know there’s one other potential side-effect of using the smartphone: A new report from Time says smartphones also make us more easily distracted. In fact, it seems that the more we interact with our mobile devices while we’re supposed to do something else, the more difficult it is for our brains to focus back on the matter at hand.

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Best Android Apps

It took about 5 seconds for this free Android app to become one of my favorite news readers

By on May 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

It took about 5 seconds for this free Android app to become one of my favorite news readers

There is no question that news readers make up a category of apps that is completely flooded. On one hand, this is great because it gives people plenty of choices that offer all sorts of different functionality. But it also means that you might never find the perfect news app for you because there’s just so much clutter to dig through.

I have a few different apps that I consider my go-to news reader apps on iOS and Android, but now there’s a new one to add to the list, and it became one of my favorites immediately. More →

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Android Vs. Windows Phone Updates

No, seriously: Android fans now have a reason to envy Windows Phone users

By on May 18, 2015 at 2:07 PM.

No, seriously: Android fans now have a reason to envy Windows Phone users

Windows Phone users haven’t had a lot to brag about lately, but they’re about to get something that will make Android users positively jealous. ZDNet reports that Microsoft is taking over the update process for Windows Phones from carriers starting with Windows 10 this fall, which means Windows Phone users will no longer have to wait for months on end to get the newest software. More →

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iPhone Vs. Android 2015 Nexus 5

I’m still very tempted to switch to iOS – here’s what Google could do to pull me back

By on May 15, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

I’m still very tempted to switch to iOS – here’s what Google could do to pull me back

Earlier this month, I wrote about my extreme frustration with the Android upgrade process. Essentially, I do not understand why it should take more than six months (and counting!) to get the latest Android software out to a flagship phone that’s been released within the past two years. When my two-year carrier contract expires in September, I will be buying a new phone off-contract and the iPhone 6s is going to look very tempting. However, there is something Google can do to pull me back from the brink: Release a 2015 version of the Nexus 5. More →

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Quick Charge 2.0 Amazon

Charge your smartphone 75% faster with this $11 quick charger from Amazon

By on May 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

Charge your smartphone 75% faster with this $11 quick charger from Amazon

Battery life is and will continue to be one of the biggest pain points for smartphone owners, regardless of which handsets they might use. Comparatively poor battery life really doesn’t matter at all when it comes to Apple’s iPhones, but Android smartphone owners have a much wider range of choices, so battery life can certainly impact their buying decisions — and according to several surveys, it does.

The amount of time a charge lasts is the biggest issue when it comes to smartphone batteries, of course, but it isn’t the only issue. Wouldn’t your life be easier if your smartphone charged to full capacity quicker when you plugged it in? Well now, it can. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

$110 worth of paid Android apps are on sale for free right now – here’s how to get them

By on May 14, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

$110 worth of paid Android apps are on sale for free right now – here’s how to get them

Everyone uses their phone differently but if you own an Android phone, there’s one app that everyone absolutely needs to have installed on their phones. Why? Because Amazon’s app store offers users one new free app every single day of the year. And they’re not just kids’ games and no-name apps — we’ve found some real gems and downloaded them for free thanks to Amazon.

But forget about getting one new app each day. How about getting 36 paid Android apps worth more than $110, all for free right now? More →

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