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10 best Android keyboards

For many people, the default keyboard that comes on their devices is passable. It is usually either the stock Android keyboard or the OEM keyboard from Samsung, LG, etc. However, those are not your only options. There are a variety of third party keyboard apps for Android that have all sorts of …

Google Play

Android 4.4 KitKat official – here’s what you need to know

Google unveiled its new Android version alongside the Nexus 5 – Android 4.4 KitKat – and in what follows we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about it.<p>Announced out of the blue in early September, while we were waiting to see Samsung and LG announced new devices at IFA 2013, Android …

Android News

Open thread: what do Android users think of the new iPads?

Another season, another pair of <i>amazing</i> tablets from Apple. Yesterday’s iPad event lacked major surprises, but it delivered what most fans expected from Tim Cook’s company: the same experience in a nicer package.<p>iPad mini<p>Starting with the iPad mini, the 7.9-inch tablet received a nice update that …

iPad Mini

What is LTE?

Social media, video streaming, online gaming, you name it, our smartphones are better connected than ever and we’re consuming more and more data as a result. 4G LTE is the current generation of wireless technology making all of this a reality, and at much faster speeds than the older 3G and 2G …

Telecoms

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

The world changed five years ago when the HTC G1 launched

On September 23rd we officially celebrated Android’s 5th birthday, as it was on that fateful day that Android and the HTC Dream (aka G1) were unveiled to the masses. Let’s not forget the significance of October 22nd, though.<p>One month after the announcement of the first Android handset, the Dream …

Android News

New iPads vs best of Android - quick comparison

A bit earlier today, Apple unveiled the iPad Air and iPad Mini (2nd gen). The newly refreshed models offer improved specs over their predecessors, and the iPad Mini even gets an upgraded Retina display.<p>For most of us in the Android world, there’s probably not much to be excited about here, though. …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Galaxy Note 2

When we first took a look at the Note 3 at IFA, we couldn’t help but be impressed. With killer specs and a brand new look, there’s a lot to love about the Galaxy Note 3.<p>Whether you are thinking about buying a Note 2 on discount or already have a Note 2 and are considering an upgrade, it’s important …

Phones

Phablets are extremely popular in Eastern Asia – but why is that?

There was a time when smartphones with sub-4-inch displays were considered the norm. Fast-forwarding to today, many Android flagships have easily pushed past the 4.5-inch mark, with many more hovering around or slightly above 5-inch mark.<p>Even with the recent growth in device display size, handsets …

Galaxy Note

Samsung showcases the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) in official promo video

Samsung has posted the official introduction video for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition). The video showcases the Note 10.1’s lighter, thinner and more compact design which, like the Note 3, is said to have been inspired by classic notebooks and showcases some of the nifty features like …

Galaxy Note

Android dominates the tablet market, with 67% of global shipments

We already know that Android is, and has been for a while, the most dominant force in the smartphone market, but the tablet market is an area which has typically been a bit harder to crack. However, the latest research put together by <i>Strategy Analytics</i> shows that Android is also breaking away from …

iPad Mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Sporty, splashy fun, but not truly rugged - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Samsung's Galaxy S4</b> Active has a sporty design, takes strong daylight photos, and delivers the majority of Android 4.2 features. It also has a great speakerphone.<p><b>The Bad</b> Aqua mode is fixed focus, the S4 Active takes weak low light shots, and the phone isn't as durable as its name suggests. …

Phones

HTC One vs HTC One Google Play Edition (video)

We’re looking at two great devices that may look similar on the outside, but are quite different on the inside. Yes, folks, this is the versus we’ve been promising you — the HTC One and HTC One Google Play Edition.<p>So, is one better than the other? Not really. It all comes down to preference, as the …

Android News

Analyst says Intel beating ARM in benchmarks was a sham

Earlier this month we brought you news that Intel had destroyed ARM in benchmarks. It was a pretty big deal. Not just because it beat out chips like the Snapdragon 800 and the Exynos 5 Octa, but because it beat them out by so much. In the original benchmarks, Intel beat out the Snapdragon 800 by …

Compilers

Back to Basics: Camera technology explained

This week’s edition is going to focus on the little piece of technology that helps capture the best moments in your life. It’s time to talk camera technology.<p>There are a lot of misconceptions about cameras on mobile devices. A lot of people have been duped into believing that a higher megapixel …

Phones