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How to delete Snapchat account

If any messaging service represents the meaning of “carpe diem”, it must be Snapchat. This application is known for its temporary nature. Messages, pictures and videos will disappear forever some seconds after the recipient takes a look at them. And just as your messages dissolve in a heart beat, …

Social Media

How to delete Gmail account - here are the best ways to handle it

A Google account gives you access to all of Google’s services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google+, Drive, and more. But what if you’ve had enough and want out? Can you delete Gmail account information? Yep, you can absolutely delete Gmail account info forever.<p>Before you go shutting things down, keep …

Apps

How to set up a Chromecast with your Android phone

Have you just purchased a brand new Chromecast without having a clue how to set it up? Don’t worry — <i>Android Authority</i> is here to help you through the Chromecast setup process.<p>If you haven’t yet purchased a Chromecast, you might want to consider doing so. It’s only $35 for the base model and allows …

Android News

Root Android - Everything you will need to make it happen

If you’ve been around the world of Android long enough, you’re almost certain to have come across the term rooting. It’s one of those nerdy sounding technical terms that can be tough to get into, but even relatively casual smartphone users can root Android devices. They might find something about …

Android News

10 best adult apps and porn apps for Android (NSFW)

The adult entertainment industry has come a long way in the last 20 years. Before, all you had were VHS tapes with poor lighting. Or magazines you had to ask people to get behind the counter. The horror. These days you can stream and download all the pornography you want, usually for free and in …

Apps

Android vs iOS

Android 7.x Nougat and iOS 10.x have been rolling out to devices around the globe, with the changes come new multi-tasking features for Android and some powerful developer APIs for iOS. We’ve added some of the particulars below, otherwise, there are very few edits to our Android vs iOS article this …

Android News

What is a VPN - Gary explains

A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a term you may have heard, especially in the context of privacy, as well as geolocation. But what is a VPN, and what can it do for you? Let’s take a look.<p>Before we jump into explaining what a VPN is, let’s explain a bit about how the Internet …

Information Systems

How to Start Android App Development for Beginners

So you have a killer app idea and you’re ready to turn it into a reality and take it to market. No doubt you’re itching to start getting your first downloads, reviews and profits… But there’s just one problem: you don’t have a clue where to start!<p>Learning to code is difficult enough on its own but …

Android News

iOS 9 How-To: Use the updated multitasking interface on iPhone and iPad

Ever since Apple made the move to a more ‘flat’ design with iOS 7, the multitasking interface has changed in either a minor or major way with each iteration. With iOS 9, the interface has changed yet again. While the change is not hugely radical, it does take some adjusting to…<p>When you double tap …

Apps

Nexus 6P can also be purchased via Huawei's online store

While the Google Nexus 6 was offered directly through all major US carriers, the Nexus 6P has opted out of the carrier race in the US. Instead, the main source for buying the Nexus 6P is directly from the Google Store. Those who want to buy elsewhere, however, will have the option of getting it …

Android News

10 best investing apps and investment apps for Android

investment is one of the best ways to make money. By being smart, taking a few risks, and by knowing the market, you can easily earn yourself a ton of money that you can use for all kinds of things. Many use it to build themselves a retirement fund. It’s tough to get into, but we think these apps …

Apps

Using Android with Mac OS X: tips and recommendations

One of the principal reasons that many Apple Mac users opt for an iPhone over an Android smartphone is the ability to seamlessly work with their primary computer. As a Mac user who uses Android devices, I’ve often been left frustrated with the inability of my computer and smartphone to work …

Operating Systems

Writing your first Android app - everything you need to know

There are lots of reasons why you might want to write an Android app. Maybe you have a great idea and you want to build a prototype, maybe you just want to learn to program for Android, maybe it is part of a school or college course, or maybe you are just curious. Whatever the motivation, building …

Android News

Here's the best use we've seen yet for the Apple Watch's secret port

So in the same way accessory makers sought to extend the battery life of smartphones with battery cases and other energy-saving accessories, some have gone to work on extending the battery life of the Apple Watch.<p>The problem here is that battery cases add bulk and weight to devices, which could be …

HTML5 vs Native Android App

A common question asked by mobile app developers is this, ‘Should I build my app with HTML 5, or build native?’. There are a wide range of reasons why you would choose either of these, and the proponents of both have very valid and compelling arguments. With this article, we will explore the …

Apps

Microsoft's Hyperlapse app gains support for the Moto X, Galaxy S4, Moto G and more

Released as a beta into the Play Store last week, Microsoft’s new Hyperlapse application allows users to create beautiful time-lapse videos on Android with ease. The app was only originally compatible with a few Samsung devices, the Nexus 5, 6 and 9, the Sony Xperia Z3 and the HTC One M8 and M9. An …

Android News

17 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous

Some of the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow.<p>With apps like the one that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix or one that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom notifications, you're guaranteed …

You can also set alarms and send notes to your phone from Google Search

<b>Update:</b> Google’s support page “Link your phone to Google” indicates that, in addition to the four commands mentioned below, you can also use the “set a reminder” command. We couldn’t get it to work on our devices, but it’s worth trying for yourself.<p>The page also clarifies the requirements for the …

Android News

Sending directions from PC to phone is as simple as a Google search

Google is making the process of sending route directions from your PC to your phone simpler. Much simpler.<p>You know how it goes – for one reason or another you decide to look up directions to a location on your computer. All is good until you’re out and about and you have to search for the same …

Google Search

Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? Here's the rundown on what you need to know.<p>One of the main draws of phone networks that integrate Wi-Fi technology like Google's Project Fi and Republic Wireless -- in addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to regular phone plans -- is …

Telecoms

Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15bn years

Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed.<p>The “optical lattice” clock, which uses strontium atoms, is now three times more accurate than a year ago when it set the previous world …

Physics

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge go on sale today: 15 things you should know

Samsung’s big day is here. Following a weak 2014 and deep inroads from competitors, Samsung is poised for a better year, and it all starts with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>Going on sale today in 20 countries, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are probably the hottest Android devices in a long while. …

Phones

Six months in, the iPhone 6 Plus is the best computer I’ve ever had

The strangest thing happened the other day when I picked up my iPhone 6 Plus: It looked and felt like a normal smartphone—no longer a comically large pocket computer.<p>It’s now been six months since I started using a 6 Plus, which Apple released in September 2014. That’s roughly one-fourth of the way …

Mobile Technology

Xiaomi Mi Note Review

The Bottom Line<p>Bottom Line<p>The Xiaomi Mi Note offers premium hardware with a very robust software experience that many phablet users would enjoy, and it is quite unfortunate that there are no plans for an official US release.<p>9<p>During the press event held by Xiaomi in February to introduce their …

Phones

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was our biggest list of the week, and some of the nifty apps we told you about can …

Future PLC

13 of History's Most Ingenious Spy Cameras

Most of us can't help it: When we think about spies, we think about James Bond. And when we think about James Bond, we think about his gadgets. But …

Mobile Photography

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …