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75 awesome apps that Google thinks every Android fan should use

It’s December, which means that it’s also time for everyone to start making their year-end lists of all the best things that came out in 2014. Google …

[Deal Alert] Get Unlimited Mobile Cloud Backup From IDrive For $10

Normally the IDrive mobile backup service is $5 a year for unlimited data backups. (Not to be confused with the desktop version, which is …

Net neutrality: Five myths, and the real facts

Regardless of where you stand on the net neutrality debate, one thing doesn’t help: misleading or confusing statements. Unfortunately there are plenty of them.<p>Net neutrality is an Internet ideal that will become possible If the Federal Communications Commission decides to reclassify Internet …

12 Words That Have Taken On Completely Different Meanings Thanks To The Internet

Technology and social media are adding new words and acronyms to the English language faster than you can type “OMG” and certainly faster than dictionaries can keep up. In fact, just last month, to the delight of Scrabblers everywhere, a whopping 5,000 words were added to “The Official Scrabble …

"Net Neutrality": Why are the Bad Guys So Much Better at Naming Things?

Why are the bad guys so much better at naming things? Especially legislation. Especially bad legislation.<p>No Child Left Behind. Healthy Forests. Clear Skies. The PATRIOT Act.<p>They have a special gift for coming up with monikers that are easy to remember and easy to get behind. Sure, they're …

Amazon’s frightening CIA partnership: Capitalism, corporations and our massive new surveillance state

<b>(AP/Reed Saxon/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Hundreds of millions flow to Amazon from the national security state. It’s a kind of partnership we shouldn’t allow<p>Charles Davis<p>December 1, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>When Internet retailer and would-be 21st century overlord Amazon.com kicked …

Find Out Which Apps Are Killing Your Android Battery | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Everyone has dealt with battery problems at one point or another; it comes with the territory of using a pocket-sized computer. Much has been written …

Manage Data Stored by Play Services in This Buried Setting | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Most Google apps have a single button in settings to clear your data or cache<p>. However, Play Services deals with data from many apps. You may not …

KineMaster could be the best video-editing app for Android | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Smartphones are getting bigger and more powerful, and the lines between ‘PC’ and ‘phone’ are very much blurred. While everyone now has the potential …

Protect Apps with a Secret Volume Button Code on Android

App-locking apps have been around for a while, but none have had quite the panache of developer Fazil Kunhamed's latest offering, <b>Oops! AppLock</b>. While …

Easily Create GIFs Using Video or YouTube On Android | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

When compared to video and flash animations, GIF files have quite an advantage. They don’t require any additional plugins to play on a device, are …

In depth: 12 Android battery life tips and tricks | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Introduction: tips 1-6<p>Batteries are growing bigger with every passing year, but we're not seeing a huge benefit because our Android devices are …

The Best Android Apps | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

The Google Play Store is home to a massive number of apps and continues to grow every day, so how are you to know which are the best? We’ve got you …

Top 10 Android Lollipop tips, tricks and hidden features: The best bits of Android L | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

<b>Android 5.0 Lollipop</b> has arrived with the<b>Nexus 9</b> and<b>Nexus 6</b> and will be rolling out to thousands of devices over the coming weeks and months. Whether …

How to sync your iTunes library with Android | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

If you are yet to fully immerse yourself in Google’s media ecosystem or have a few classic tracks tied up in a closed-platform like iTunes then you …

10 Tips to Improve Your Smartphone Photography Skills | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

If you’re like me, then your smartphone is the only camera you own.<p>No, I’d rather not carry around a massive DSLR camera when I’m traveling, or worry …

How to Upgrade to a New Android Phone and Take Everything with You | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Congratulations: you just got a brand new Android phone! If you're lucky, you got a great deal and a huge upgrade. Even so, your old handset has been …

Android customization – how to connect a USB flash drive to your Android device | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Last week on our Android customization series, we rounded out a string of Tasker and Zooper Widget tutorials that made it possible to rock your …

Back Up Your Android Apps (& Their Data) Without Root

One of the few areas where Android lags behind iOS is a comprehensive backup solution for apps. Root tools, such as the popular Titanium Backup, are …

Enjoy Those Cyber Monday Sales. Next Year, They May Be Gone

For the past three years, the Monday after Thanksgiving has been the biggest online shopping day of the year, and this year will be no exception. Cyber Monday, as online retailers have been calling it since 2005, is expected to see some $2.6 billion in revenues, according to marketing and creative …

Carriers Can Now Install Apps on Android Phones Even After Sale

If you thought finding bloatware on your brand-new carrier-subsidised phone was annoying, this will drive you up the wall: a new service will soon allow carriers and manufacturers to ‘post-load’ apps on your Android device, reports Forbes.<p>Dubbed ‘Ignite‘, mobile solutions provider Digital Turbine’s …

Five Amazing Gifts For Smartphone Photographers

With the holiday season now upon us, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite smartphone accessories aimed photography enthusiasts.<p>All of these would make great gifts for the smartphone photographer looking to get a little bit extra out of their photography.<p>Presented in no particular …

Affluent Apple Users Out-Spend Android Users But What Do The Numbers Really Mean?

A new report emerging from IBM's Digital Analytics Benchmark and offered by the company’s Smarter Commerce group, suggests that mobile shoppers on iOS out spent Android shoppers by 25 percent over the Thanksgiving holiday. Specifically, Android shoppers spent an average of $97.25 per order, while …