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The Best New Android Apps For August 2018

While Apple maintains its walled garden, Android is designed as a free-for-all. If anybody has an app that meets its community standards, they can take their shot. This versatility is particularly evident when you have the right app. And that’s where we come in, with the best Android apps this …

Apps

How to Customize Swipes in Gmail's Android App

This week Google rolled out a few version of Gmail for Android and along with it a new feature that allows you to customize what happens when you …

Download How To Make An App - Android App Maker for Android

Now you can make your own app with this app maker.<br>If mobile app development is what you are looking for then you will find it here.<br>Using this you can …

Apps

Can I avoid Windows 10 on a travel laptop for email and word processing?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on an Asus notebook with 32GB of storage? I don’t need the complexities of Windows 10 and its updating problems. I just need a light machine for travelling that gives me access to email and a word processor. <b>Thomas</b><p>As a rule of thumb, you should never try to …

10 best pedometer apps and step counter apps for Android!

Exercise can be tough. It’s not that bad getting off the couch and going for a run. However, keeping track of your exercise is generally not easy. You usually have to buy a whole new piece of hardware to do it. That requires Bluetooth and syncing and charging another device. There are ways to track …

Apps

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you may have been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Charging to 100%, or overnight? Fully discharging before plugging in? These common practices can shorten the usable life of your …

Tech Trends

Forget Your iPhone X, Ignore The Samsung Galaxy And Pixel 2 XL, This Is Your Smartphone Of 2017

Once more I have the curious challenge of picking my ‘Smartphone of the Year’. Thanks to the industry pretty much agreeing on the performance and specifications expected from a flagship handset, I’m going to need to use a rather dangerous criteria – personal judgement. After all, if this was to be …

Phones

This year my decision to vote for Brexit will be vindicated

Sometimes, in polite Europhiliac company, sipping chianti over tapas on the Eurostar, I don’t like to admit I voted Brexit. Sometimes I don’t like to …

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone's Speed Issues

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't …

Problems with the Pixel 2 XL and how to fix them

The Pixel 2 XL is meant to showcase everything Google has to offer. The performance is fantastic, the camera is excellent, and the software is what Google wants Android to be. Unfortunately, hardware issues have dominated the conversation instead. From the display to the speakers, users have come …

Google Pixel

Google introduces their own Advanced Protection Program to monitor your Google account

Google has announced their own Advanced Protection Program, which looks much more like a security monitoring service than a traditional Google …

Mobile Devices

Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide

When you think about your smartphone, apps and interfaces are probably the first things that come to mind. Beneath all that surface-level stuff, …

Goodbye, iPhone: My new $180 Android is good enough

I've been an iPhone user since the beginning. Occasionally I've dabbled in Android, but my brain just likes iOS better.<p>My wallet, however, is increasingly frustrated. Although I've been perfectly happy with my iPhone 6S Plus, which I purchased nearly two years ago, the $849 price tag caused me …

Google's new Android app makes it easy to save mobile data on the go

The good folks at Android Police have spotted a new app from Google called Triangle; it lets you control which other apps can use your mobile data. It’s a handy little tool if you’re stuck on a crappy plan or are low on credits abroad.<p>Just fire up Triangle, grant it the necessary permissions …

Apps

Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets

Humanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, …

Why Solar Eclipses Don't Happen Every Month (Animation)

A new NASA video explains what determines when Earth experiences solar eclipses — and why they don't happen every month, as the moon crosses between …

The Galaxy S8 can do 8 things the new OnePlus 5 can't, but I'd still get the OnePlus 5

Yet despite these accolades, I'm still more attracted to the new OnePlus 5.<p>What could the Galaxy S8 possibly do wrong that makes me drift toward the OnePlus 5 instead?<p>I want to give the Galaxy S8 the credit it deserves, so check out all the things the Galaxy S8 can do that the OnePlus 5 can't — …

Security researcher says he's figured out how to decrypt WannaCry

The ransomware WannaCry has infected hundreds of thousands of computer systems around the globe, but a security researcher claims he's figured out …

Create and publish your own apps with the $15 Android development bundle

Android continues to hold the largest share of the mobile OS market around the world, so it behooves aspiring programmers to master this flexible and …

This Box Detects Home Intruders By Only Using Wi-Fi

Aura is a security device radically different than those that came before it.<p>A few years ago, researchers at MIT developed a new technology that could detect movement by measuring changes to wireless signals. This device, called Radio Frequency (RF) Capture, could in effect "see through walls" by …

Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC - ExtremeTech

By on April 21, 2017 at 10:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Android’s application ecosystem …

How to turn on 'Undo Send' in Gmail

There are no second chances in life, but there may be in email.<p>While this is of little consolation to those wishing they could hit "undo" on …

Google Photos Takes The Shake Out Of Shaky Videos

Have you ever taken a cell phone video that would have been great if it wasn’t so shaky? It was the perfect moment and you thought you’d nailed it but you failed it because there was a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on. Bummer. Or maybe not. Google Photos has just received an upgrade that takes a lot of …

YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' – this is how you activate it

Open the Chrome developer tools tab.<p>Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.<br>• Mac users can do this by pressing Option + Cmd + I.<p>Select the Console tab.<p>Once in Console, paste the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”<br>• Hit enter.<p>Close the developer tools tab and …

LG G6 Review: The screen doesn’t cut corners, but software & optimization do [Video]

LG hasn’t had a good year in a long time. The LG G4 was good, but was overshadowed by the Galaxy S6. The LG G5 was, well, simply not very good at all. The LG V10 was solid, as was the V20, but they just didn’t sell. Now, we’re at the LG G6, the company’s first truly great phone in quite some …

Phones

How to Develop Your First Android Application & Publish It On Google Play Store

In the last couple of years, the mobile app market has been expanded by leaps and bounds. Therefore, the mobile marketing become quite competitive. …

Google Play

10 Best Apps to Install Right Now on a New Windows 10 PC

Install these apps first on a brand new Windows 10 laptop.<p>That new laptop just arrived, shrink-wrapped and ready to help you get to work. Now the big question you might ask is, what should you install to get up and running quickly? As someone who is constantly testing new laptops, I've picked a few …

Ultra-cheap phone carrier launches ultra-cheap Android phone

The economics of MVNOs are pretty simple. A virtual provider will piggyback off a ‘real’ provider’s infrastructure, offering cut-price network access. There are usually some caveats (data speeds, for example, are often slower) but it’s generally a good deal.<p>FreedomPop has tread a different path. It …

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …