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Cloudflare launches free, fast, “privacy-focused” DNS server

• The new Cloudflare DNS server, 1.1.1.1, is a free, fast, and “privacy-focused” way to connect URLs to IP addresses.<br>• Cloudflare is an internet security service that helps to secure and speed up millions of sites on the internet.<br>• The Cloudflare DNS server will be audited annually by a third-party …

Nintendo plans to support Switch for 7 to 10 years

The head of Nintendo has said he wants to support the Switch for much longer than the usual five or six-year console life.<p>The Switch is an anomaly in …

How to grow old gracefully as a gamer – Reader’s Feature

A reader is frustrated to find his skills at video games are declining with age, but learns to accept his K/D ratio will never be the same again.<p>As I …

The ten best video games of 2017

It has been a year of transformative technology and big ideas<p>Despite a plethora of dull sequels, 2017 has been a strong year for video games. The …

The Nintendo Switch is winning because it’s ‘good enough’

Graphics aren’t the most important thing<p>Nintendo doesn’t release sales information for non-Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch, but chatter among indie devs about strong sales has been common since the system launched.<p>According to the sales charts on the system itself on Nov. 22, <i>Rocket League</i> is …

How to find Breath of the Wild’s Xenoblade 2 armor

Just show up in the right spot, at the right time<p>Today’s update for <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> introduces a new side quest based on <i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i>. Here’s how to find the <b>Salvager Headwear</b>, <b>Salvager Vest</b> and <b>Salvager Trousers</b>.<p><b>What follows includes mild spoilers for</b> <i>The Legend of …

9 Tips for Mastering Super Mario Odyssey

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​The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

Malware makers, phishers, they really are all out to get you. Here's how to stop them in their tracks.<p>So Android is perfect? Heck no!<p>Android is under …

Tip: Get the ding sound after your "OK Google" command by enabling one accessibility service

Oh Google, all the mysterious ways in which you work will continue to elude us, but now we shall shed the light on one very important puzzle that's …

Android News

11 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Protect your heart with these med-free remedies<p>Getty Images<p>High blood pressure plays a contributing role in more than 15 percent of deaths in the United States, according to a Harvard study. Although it causes no symptoms, high blood pressure boosts your risk of leading killers such as heart attack …

10 best icon packs for Android (by developer)

Icon packs have always been popular. Most mainstream, third party launchers support them and they provide a cheap and unique way to customize your device. When we first thought about doing this list, we thought about doing individual icon packs. Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), there are …

Google Play

How to make the most out of Nova Launcher and become a power user

Because Android is an open-source operating system, other tech manufacturers have been able to create alternate versions of Android in their own images. These alternate versions are what we refer to as “skinned” versions of Android and include Samsung’s TouchWiz, HTC’s Sense UI, LG’s LG UI, and …

Apps

Running Android apps and games on Windows is easy with Jide's Remix OS Player

<i>This post originally appeared on our sister site, TabTimes.</i><p>If you haven’t been paying attention to Jide and it’s popular Remix OS over the past year or so, perhaps now you should. Jide Technology has just released an emulated version of the Android OS, dubbed Remix OS Player, which is now available …

Android News

Best camera phones. Here are the best so far in 2018

In recent years, smartphones have effectively replaced point-and-shoot cameras, and many even outperform them. For many of us, these portable computers have become our main camera, making photo quality a priority when picking a new smartphone. That’s why we made a list of the very best camera …

Phones

Google has begun listing when they will stop supporting Nexus devices

Last year when Stage Fright was making owning an Android device an act of constant faith, Google formally guaranteed that they would be keeping Nexus devices up to date via monthly security patches for three years after release with major over the air updates continuing to roll out for at least two …

Android News

Google Now voice commands: a complete list

With any Android device, there is the magic phrase “Okay Google”. The moment you speak those words, a whole new world of instant information opens up to you. But what are the limits of Google Now? How many questions can you ask it?<p>To answer this, we have comprised a list of every Google voice …

Apps

Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music

For well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the Internet and they have failed more often than they have succeeded. Declining music sales and the rise of free sources like YouTube and Pandora have left a once proud industry in a state of perpetual anarchy. Half of it is …

Google Play

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

Watch Jeff Lynne's ELO Revive Rousing 'Mr. Blue Sky' on 'Fallon'

Jeff Lynne's ELO stopped by <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i> Wednesday to perform a pair of tracks, including a web-exclusive rendition of …

Music

How to Give Your Phone a Near-Stock Android Experience

A major hallmark of the Android operating system is flexibility. When developers get their hands on that flexibility, it’s understandable that they would want to gear up their device with as much customized software as possible. A number of phones produced today come with extensive modifications …

Google Now

The great battery exposé: 11 smartphone charging lies you’ve been told

Lie #9: Who cares if it's a third-party charger, as long as it works<p>Lie #10: Your phone doesn't need a break, just leave it on forever<p>Lie #11: You …

Yusuf Islam's Golden Years: Cat Stevens on Islam and His Return to Music

Nobody was expecting much from Yusuf Islam at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The press had fixated on Nirvana's reunion and …

Music

15 best Android apps of 2018

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. Without further delay, here are the best …

Samsung’s Android homescreen app charts new terrain

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Seeing an already-crowded market and saying “me too,” Samsung introduced an Android launcher and homescreen replacement called …