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How to sync all your passwords using Google

Passwords – none of us like them, but we must live with them if we want to keep our private information secure. It’s also a good idea to make safe passwords, which involves creating unique, hard-to-guess keys that no one will ever decipher.<p>Because passwords should be one-of-a-kind, it is paramount …

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Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay: Pros and cons

When you go shopping this holiday season, many of you might be tempted to ditch using your credit cards, or even cash, in favor of one of the mobile payment systems that’s available for smartphones. Starting with Apple Pay, which launched in 2014, and joined later by rivals like Android Pay and …

How important is the screen-to-body ratio for you when choosing a phone?

|<p>6.03 x 3 x 0.3 inches <br>153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm <br>6.03 oz (171 g)<p>Samsung Galaxy Note 5<p>6.11 x 3.06 x 0.27 inches <br>155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95 mm <br>5.68 oz (161 …

How to share your photos of places with the world in Google Maps

Google Maps is one of those services that everyone and their grandma knows about. It gives us reliable directions regardelss of whether we're …

Enable the New Hidden "Reader" Mode in Chrome for Android

Some sites aren't exactly easy to read, especially on mobile devices. Chrome for Android now has a hidden "reader" mode that will strip the page of …

How to use Android 5.0 Priority Mode (aka the new Silent Mode)

There is a lot of odd coverage of Android 5.0 Lollipop and the supposed removal of Silent mode, right now. Some are even wondering if it is a bug in …

How to install custom watch faces for Android Wear

Why settle for the preloaded watch faces on that new Android Wear smartwatch when you can choose from hundreds of custom designs?<p>Ask around and you'll undoubtedly hear that one of the best features about Android is its endless customization. Be it wallpapers and widgets or custom ROMs and …

How to add a dedicated number row to the Google Keyboard

It takes a few steps, but the Google Keyboard has some useful options tucked inside<p>Here's one of those things that's been around for a little bit, …

Android News

16 Essential Tips And Tricks for Android 5.0 Lollipop

If you’re preparing yourself for your Android Lollipop update, or you’re just getting to grips with the OS on your new tablet or smartphone, there might be a few things you’re still unsure about. The new Google OS has a host of new features that add to, and improve, previous versions – but they …

How to get the latest version of Android 8.1 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus

Now that we're well into the cycle of Android Oreo updates, Pixel and Nexus owners are clamoring to get the latest updates to Android 8.1 as soon as …

Android News

Nexus 5 problems and how to fix them

The Nexus 5 is recognized by many gadget lovers as one of the least expensive high-end Android handsets on the market, designed to give users optimized hardware and fantastic quality for a price that wasn’t going to break the bank However, just like any other phone, inexpensive or otherwise, the …

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5 Problems with the Moto G and how to fix them

The Moto G proved that you don’t necessarily need the latest and greatest to enjoy a great mobile experience. With its fantastic software experience, backed be decent hardware and a solid build quality, available at a very reasonable price tag, you definitely won’t feel like there have been too …

Gear & Gadgets

Nokia’s Here maps come to Android, but only to Samsung devices for now

How the times have changed – following the sale of its mobile unit to Microsoft, Nokia is now free to do whatever it pleases with its other assets, including the powerful Here maps service.<p>Today Nokia announced that users of Samsung Galaxy devices will soon be able to download the free Here app for …

Android News

Here's what to do if the power button on your Android phone breaks

Gadgets break. They all do sooner or later, and smartphones are no exception. As a matter of fact, phones can be exceptionally fragile – often a drop …

Android keyboard app shoot-out - Fleksy, Minuum, Swiftkey, and Swype battle for glory

Installing a custom keyboard app is a coming-of-age ritual for every Android user who's tired of functional, but limited stock keyboards. With the …

Best Sellers: Best Kindle eBooks

Download Once in a Lifetime; the Incredible Story of the New York Cosmos by Gavin Newsham ebooks pdf are ready when you click and follow the link …

How to change fonts on Android with or without root

If you've been following our How-to section, by now you'll be aware that there are quite a few things you can change up about the way your Android …

Does wiping your old phone’s data truly protect your privacy?

A new report from Avast cautions us to think carefully about how protected our data is before we resell our smartphones and tablets. According to their research, out of the 20 used phones that the anti-virus company purchased from Ebay, they were able to recover 40,000 photos (nude pics, too), 750 …

Information Systems

Google Now keeps on top of you so that you can remember to do your chores

Have a chore that you just can't seem to get done? A recently added feature to Google Now allows you to set a recurring reminder. Unlike one time …

How to turn off SwiftKey keyboard's overzealous text prediction and corrections

Have you ever felt like you want to throw your phone against the wall when SwiftKey always corrects your words into something else you never meant to …

How to free up storage space on your Android phone or tablet

Storage space – our smartphones and tablets never seem to have enough of it. Sooner or later, it runs out completely, and a dreadful notification …

How to get rid of duplicate entries in your Samsung Android device's Contact list

So, let's say you have one of Samsung's Android phones and you have been syncing contacts from multiple devices. No matter how carefully you manage …

Why I'd still tell anyone who listens to buy an LG G2 today

Just because it's been with us for a while doesn't mean the LG G2 isn't one of the very best Android smartphones you can buy<p>Eight months on from the …

Google’s Project Ara: the first 'Lego' phone toys around with grand ideas

There is a phone out there that is unlike any other.<p>You build it and design it yourself: some would call it the ‘Lego’ phone, others would prefer to …

Got the KitKat SD card blues? Solve the problem with SDFix (root only)

Android 4.4 KitKat limits the access of apps to the microSD card, by only allowing them to write files to their own folders, a problem that causes issues for all kinds of apps, from file explorers, to music apps, and more.<p>There’s an entire debate to be had about the purpose of this restriction. …

Android News

Why the Nokia X family is bad for everyone

When you do a thing poorly, nobody benefits<p>I've had a few days to digest the Nokia X product line announcement from early Monday morning. I've tossed …

Why Google's price cut made the consumer cloud biz a lot cloudier

After Google drastically slashes prices on its cloud storage monthly plans, it's now a matter of time before the other major players react.<p>If there was any question that the cloud storage business is a high stakes game, Google erased all doubt this week. The search giant shook up the consumer cloud …

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Got KitKat? Here's how to force immersive mode on apps and throughout the entire UI

Immersive mode is one of the coolest features that Android 4.4 KitKat brought to the table, perhaps even in the entire history of the OS. So cool, in …

The crazy story of how one man pitched an iPhone to... Steve Jobs, and how he got exclusive rights to it

It’s clear now that the Apple iPhone brought a revolution to mobile technology when it launched in 2007, but its innovative role was far from being …

How to unlock the bootloader on Motorola phones (Moto X, Moto G)

Unlocking the bootloader is the first step in a journey to the land of custom ROMs, rooting, mods, and all other Android hackery, but for a newbie, …