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Cloud storage: a digital attic for your data

I like to think of the cloud as a digital attic—an out-of-the-way storage area for all those prom pics, road trip videos and family photo albums you definitely want to keep but don’t want taking up precious phone space.<p>The beauty of the cloud is that it also allows you to access all those “attic” …

Google’s latest acquisition will help make Calendar, Inbox and other apps ‘smarter’

Google recently introduced Inbox by Gmail with the ambitious goal of making our email experience smarter than ever before. Now it seems this is only the beginning of Google’s plans for helping its users stay better organized. In an official blog post, Google has now announced the acquisition of the …

5 best Android apps to transfer files from Android to PC and other ways too!

One of the more common things people need to do is transfer files from their mobile device or tablet to their desktop. Sometimes it’s a photo, sometimes it’s a song, and many other times it’s some sort of document, presentation, or other file that needs transferred. There are actually quite a few …

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Get a Samsung M2830DW Wi-Fi laser printer for $49.99

Print is <i>so</i> not dead. Much as I try to steer boarding passes to my phone and leave business documents in my word processor, sometimes you just need a hard copy. And I suspect you always will.<p>What you don't need, however, is to spend big bucks on a printer. Not today, anyway: for a limited time, and …

19 of the Best Android Apps from April

April was a busy month for Android apps with the first proper arrival of Meerkat for Android devices, several new ways to navigate your presentation slides, the Chrome Dev browser and a number of other new arrivals to the Play Store, it can be hard to keep up.<p>Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together …

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The best indoor HDTV antennas you can buy

If you’ve decided to ditch cable or satellite service, you may want to consider investing in a reliable HDTV antenna for your home. A quality HD …

Binge away with our guide to the best on-demand streaming services

In the history of entertainment there has never been so much available at your streaming fingertips, no matter where your tastes may lie. In fact, …

The best portable chargers

We’ve all suffered the sudden, all-encompassing horror of a dead phone. The accusing looks and hushed criticism of family and friends. That blank …

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Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Making a Wi-Fi call on a smartphone is nothing new. The ability to patch a call using a Wi-Fi connection instead of a cellular one has been around for years, with Skype being one of oldest and most popular apps to do so.<p>But just as carrier technology continues to evolve, so does Wi-Fi calling. In …

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In pictures: The 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2015

This year's 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show saw the big Japanese four of Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki with an array of production and concept models …

Motorcycles

DJI Launches Phantom 3, Brings Long-Range FPV, 4K Recording

Today in New York, DJI announced a new model of their popular Phantom line of quadcopters, the Phantom 3. The drone is available for pre-order now starting at $999, and ships later this month.<p>The design of the new drone is visually similar to the Phantom Vision 2 Plus, with the exception of the …

Office Lens on iOS and Android Makes Your Phone a Scanner

Sure, we all use email and the cloud to store and send each other files nowadays, but what do you do when you have a ton of documents stored on something called “paper” lying around your desk?<p>If you’re an an iPhone or Android user, Microsoft’s new Office Lens app will have you covered. If you’re …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

The two newest flagship Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 go on sale April 10. If you're in the market for a new phone, this is a good month to buy.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and</i> …

Mobile Technology

LG's new flagship will have a 5.5-inch, extra bright screen

Weeks before the unveiling of its next flagship smartphone, LG has detailed the device's screen, which the company claims makes a "quantum jump" in …

How graphene may revolutionize the mobile industry

CORE-materials<p>Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms bound together in a honeycomb lattice pattern. It is a 2D material, but at only one atom thick, graphene manages to be 200 times stronger than steel and is able to move electrons across its surface up to three orders of magnitude better than …

Android 5.0 Lollipop now rolling out to the Verizon Galaxy Note 4

If you’re a Galaxy Note 4 owner on Verizon, you’re in for a treat. Big Red is now pushing out Android 5.0 Lollipop, carrying build number N910VVRU1BOAF.<p>As is the case with most other Samsung devices, Android 5.0 Lollipop will bring a slew of awesome aesthetic enhancements and some under-the-hood …

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Don’t listen to the guy at the mall. How to pick the best smartphone data plan

Navigating U.S. carriers’ family plans is a frustrating exercise, to say the least. Although carriers’ websites have improved and plans have become …

Outlook for iOS and Android Gets a New Address Book

Microsoft has updated its Outlook email apps for iOS and Android with a raft of new features, rounding out the address book, calendar and search functions.<p>The People section has evolved from displaying only your top contacts to a full-blown address book, offering a unified view of all your contacts …

How to disable Protected View in Microsoft Word

If you're routinely on the receiving end of Word documents and have a current version of Microsoft Office, you may have noticed something: Whenever you open one of these file attachments or downloads, Word opens in something called Protected View.<p>This is, believe it or not, a feature, even if it …

WhatsApp for Android now offers voice calling to all users

WhatsApp users on Android can now all tap into the app's new voice-calling feature.<p>Rolled out in February to a small number of people, the call feature then expanded to invitation-only by those who were able to get the feature. Now it's available to all Android phone users. There's just one catch. …

Over the Edge: why I’m getting the Galaxy S6 over its curved brother

Instead of the “waterfall” approach the Note Edge took, the S6 Edge looks more like a beverage can.<p>To say that I was smitten with the Galaxy Note Edge might be an understatement. My very first post on Android Authority was a mini-expose on the (then) Japan-exclusive product. I defended it against …

3D Printed Shoes and the Coolest Hello World Boards You’ve Ever Seen at Fab Academy

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources.<p>In this series, Erin, aka RobotGrrl shares her experiences with the program as she …

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How to watch videos from your phone on your TV

Watching videos on your phone or tablet is great. Streaming those videos to your big-screen TV? Even better.<p>There are lots of ways to see your phone though your TV. Here’s how to enjoy those photos, watch videos and more.<p>Use a wire to connect<p>Nearly all smartphones and tablets can plug into an …

Android customization – improve battery life, identify battery killer apps

Last week on our Android customization series, we took to the ultimate in cleaning up your Android device, walking through how to perform a factory reset on your device. While a reset is a pretty extreme measure for repairing some issues, we would like to look at a few battery drain repairs you …

7 incredibly simple inventions that are changing the world

The world's most pressing issues need smart solutions, but that doesn't necessarily mean high-tech.<p>While various cutting-edge innovations, such as …

Ingenious giant phone case makes one-hand usage a snap

Although initially subject to some mockery when first introduced, the larger-sized phone -- 5.5 inches and above -- is now par for the course. For better or for worse, big screens are here to stay.<p>They do have their benefits -- they wouldn't have caught on if they didn't -- but they also bring …

10 best stylus apps and S Pen apps for Android

The stylus has a cult following on Android. There aren’t a ton of people that use them, but the ones that do love it. Samsung Note devices famously come with S Pen and devices like the Nvidia Shield Tablet have come with them as well. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that can take advantage of the …

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