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21 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

I’m sure most Mac users know <i>Command-C</i> means copy and<i> Command-V</i> means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life …

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

Totallee offers the most minimalistic collection of super thin iPhone X cases

If you are looking for a sleek and slender case to wrap your new iPhone X in, look no further than totallee. Totallee has been making super thin iPhone cases since 2013 and now offers a collection of ultra minimalistic cases for the newly released iPhone X. Totallee has made a name for itself in …

iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: hands-on camera comparison

According to the DxO tests, the camera of the iPhone 8 Plus is the best they’ve tested so far. It scored the impressive result of 94, but could …

Mobile Photography

What does Google know about you? Its new privacy dashboard should reveal all

The new mobile-friendly version of Google Dashboard is rolling out this week.<p>Google is rolling out an update to the Google dashboard with new …

14 Samsung Galaxy S8 settings to change right away

Out of the box, the Galaxy S8 ($600 at T-Mobile USA) is set up in typical Samsung fashion. For example, the screen resolution is scaled down, and the navigation buttons are reversed (compared to other Android devices).<p>Luckily, you can fine-tune your new smartphone to work how you want it with just …

Apps

Here's how to make sure you're getting all your texts if you switch to Android from iPhone

That's because Apple iPhones have a system where they automatically turn texts from one iPhone to another iPhone into iMessages. So when people with iPhones send you texts to your new Android phone, Apple is routing them to an iPhone that doesn't exist anymore.<p>There's one easy way to fix it: A …

6 Reasons To 'Buy' This Bull Market... Or Not

Last week, Frank Chaparro penned an interesting note:<p>It looks like this bull market just won't quit. Friday marked the 2,003rd trading day since the …

How to tell if your Android phone has been hacked

Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems on the planet, but it’s also the most widely hacked.<p>Android’s security vulnerabilities …

Android News

My Must-Have iOS Apps & Web Services, 2016 Edition – MacStories - page 3

Utilities<p>Weather Underground. I've tried hundreds of weather apps since the App Store launched in 2008; Weather Underground is the only one I was able to stick with for over a year. In addition to a great UI with a dark theme, Weather Underground is powered by hyper-local data that provides more …

The best apps you didn’t know you needed for your new Android phone

Happy Holidays, and congrats on your brand new Android phone! If you’re here, you’re probably new to the platform. You may have just picked up a new Pixel, Galaxy S7 Edge, or even a One Plus 3, so we compliment you on your excellent taste. But look: if you’ve used a smartphone at any point in the …

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

First things to do with your new Android phone

You’ve just lifted your new Android device from its packaging, and you’re beaming. Maybe your hands are shivering with anticipation. Your mouth is dry and pupils are dilated.<p>Okay, maybe you’re not that excited, but a new phone is certainly cause for celebration. What comes next, though?<p>The …

Android News

How to Switch to Android Without Missing iMessage

Longtime iPhone users know all about the iMessage Effect. Friends know you as a blue-bubble buddy, and you look down on anyone who forces you to text …

Apps

Microsoft releases personalized news app with News Pro for Android

Since personalization seems to be the name of the game now when it comes to mobile apps, you’d also want to receive news that’s tailor fit for what …

$129 Google WiFi router that can team up with others tipped for Oct 4

Google will build upon its OnHub strategy with a new simple Wi-Fi router for the home, according to a new report from Android Police. Dubbed simply Google WiFi, It will cost $129, the site reports, and will debut at an event Google has announced for October 4, where many suspect the search giant …

Farewell to the Stocks app, new Messages and better Apple Music, here are the new things available as a free update today<p>Apple’s iOS 10 will begin hitting iPhones, iPads and iPod touches on Tuesday, and it’s the biggest overhaul it has had in years. Here are 10 things that have changed.

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Nexus Launcher is now Pixel Launcher and you can download it now!

We recently heard a strong rumor that Google will be ditching their Nexus branding with this year’s line of pure-as-you-can-get Android devices in favor of Pixel, so it’s no surprise to learn that the Nexus Launcher will be getting a new name as well. This popular and newly rebranded launcher is …

Android News

Action Launcher 3.9 released, brings Nexus Launcher features and more to all users

Just days after Google’s upcoming Nexus Launcher hit the web, developer Chris Lacy had already brought the look and many of the features into a beta version of his own launcher, Action Launcher 3. Now that beta is no longer a beta, with the full release of Action Launcher 3.9…<p>In that beta update, …

How to stop getting malware on Android

Generally speaking, avoiding Android malware is down to common sense and a few sensible precautions<p>Should you be worried about Android malware? Well, …

Microsoft Launches OneNote Import Tool to Help Mac Users Transition From Evernote

Microsoft today announced the launch of its OneNote Import Tool for Mac, which is designed to allow Mac users to quickly and easily transfer all of their notes from note-taking app Evernote to Microsoft's own note-taking app, OneNote.<p>Transitioning from Evernote to OneNote is as simple as …

Microsoft thinks its time Mac users ditch Evernote for OneNote

It seems Microsoft doesn’t like Evernote. That’s okay, I don’t either.<p>It doesn’t matter what your reasoning. Whether it’s the constant state of flux in the upper levels of management, the bloated and not-at-all reliable interface or the fact that the price just went up to $69.99 per year for …

Google's new video-chatting app is finally here, but the best feature doesn't work for iPhone users

Google released a video calling app Tuesday to compete with the likes of Apple's FaceTime.<p>The tech giant first announced the app, Google Duo, at Google IO in May. It's a simple, one-to-one messaging app that doesn't come with a lot of fanfare — you simply scroll through your contacts to see who has …

Find My Device: Everything you need to know

Android Device Manager has been rebranded to Find My Device earlier this year, and while the app's functionality hasn't changed, it picked up a …

Microsoft Next Lock Screen for Android Updated to 3.6.1

Microsoft’s Next Lock Screen has proven popular since its release for Android. Replacing the default, it increases productivity and saves time. …

4K Video Emerges Online Depicting Three Versions of iPhone 7

A high-definition video comparing three dummy iPhone 7 models has emerged online, reviving rumors that Apple is set to unveil two different versions of the larger 5.5-inch handset.<p>The 4K resolution video, picked up today by Dutch blog <i>TechTastic.nl</i>, was posted on YouTube by the account 'Bshop Kuwa', …

3 Best Battery Saving Apps for Android Users

Beside dropping or losing your telephone, couple of cell catastrophes are as upsetting as looking down and seeing a low battery cautioning best case …

How To: Finally, an App That Makes Automating Android Tasks Easy

When it comes to Android automation apps, Tasker has never had much competition. But considering how difficult it can be for a novice user to get the …