Fred C. Wagner

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Test your network the better with nPerf Speed Test

There are only a few big names when it comes to Internet speed tests. Speedtest.net, for instance, is a name many people know and trust. However, there is another speed test app that you should know about called nPerf Speed Test and we’re going to take a look at it right now.<p>Functionality<p>nPerf …

Google releases two Project Fi videos to help you check your data usage, manage calls and texts

We’re sure you’ve heard the news by now – Google has launched it’s very own wireless service, Project Fi. Constantly alternating between Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks and Wi-Fi hotspots around the nation, Project Fi aims to give you a viable option if you’re not too keen on signing up with one of …

Java Tutorial for Beginners - Here is how to learn Java

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …

Nexus owners: How's the Android 5.1 update treating you?

While Android 5.1 doesn't make any sweeping changes to the way Android looks and behaves, it's still an important update, especially for Nexus …

10 Android photography tips for beginners

Make the most out of the camera you have with you<p>There's an old saying about there being no such thing as a bad camera, only a bad photographer. …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

How to remove your payment information from Google Wallet

Google Wallet and Google Play are wonderful services, and they're very convenient when you want to make a quick movie rental or order a new album. …

It will soon be a lot easier to unlock a phone from America's top carriers — here's what you need to know

The top five carriers in the United States will on Feb. 11 implement new unlocking procedures for smartphones, tablets, and other cellular devices …

6 common Nexus 6 problems and how to fix them

With the Nexus 6, Google has attempted to provide a worthy competitor in the phablet space dominated by Samsung. Packed with top of the line specifications, a sharp display and the best iteration of Android yet, you’re bound to find something impressive in this larger than life phone. …

Nexus 6 owners try to hold it together amidst new problem with devices

Reports are starting to trickle out onto the Internet about Nexus 6 devices that are falling apart. Owners are reporting the back covers are coming …

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LG's Tone Infinim Bluetooth headset now comes in white gold

LG's wraparound Bluetooth headset, the Tone Infinim (HBS-900), is now available in a white gold color variant. Boasting Harman-Kardon sound, …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Hands-on with SanDisk's updated Dual USB Drive 3.0

Move files easily to and from your phone and computer<p>At CES 2015 SanDisk came out with an updated version of their Dual USB Drive which now has the …

10 must have Android apps for your new Android smartphone (2014)

Getting your first Android smartphone is a special event. It opens up a whole new world and you’re officially a part of the largest platform in the history of mobile devices. That said, there are a virtual ton of applications and getting started with them isn’t easy. In this round up, we’ll take a …

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How to take a screenshot on your Android Wear device

It used to be that taking a screenshot on Android Wear could be a real hassle. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. Taking a screenshot of your …

Android Wear update to Lollipop coming this week, adds official watch face API and new features

One of the most oft-requested features for Android Wear — other than Android 5.0 — is support for third-party watch faces. Luckily for Wear users, …

Google's Device Assist app offers tips on Lollipop

Google is giving some extra help to some Android 5.0 Lollipop users with the launch today of Device Assist, an app that promises to give "tips and …

Motorola now selling Moto 360 leather and metal bands

There has been expectation that Motorola would eventually offer individual bands for the Moto 360 smartwatch, and that day has arrived with new leather bands, which will run you $30 and metal offerings that come in at $80.<p>The new bands area available on the Motorola website in various colors to …

What does 'Connected, running sync loop' mean on Android Wear?

In short, the 'running sync loop' part is nothing to worry about<p>If you're using an Android Wear smartwatch, you may have noticed a slightly different …

Root Explorer 3.3 Update Adds SD Card Write Capability Without Root In Lollipop

Root Explorer is one of those apps that has been on each and every one of my Android devices for years, and part of the reason why is that developer …

[The Stark Contrast] Nexus 6 On Sprint And T-Mobile Vs. AT&T

Article Contents<p>Now that the Nexus 6 has launched on three of the five announced carriers, it's time to do a little comparison. Nexus hardcores like …

Nexus 6 for any carrier – is it real or is it marketing?

When Google introduced the Nexus 6 one of the features that was noteworthy was that the device came loaded with the chips necessary to support any of …

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How to stop ‘OK Google’ from displaying over your Android Wear watch face

You might have noticed that “OK Google” appears every time your watch face lights up on your Android Wear smartwatch. It’s there to remind you that …

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Benchmarks show effect of device encryption on Nexus 6 performance

Nexus devices shipping with Lollipop have full device encryption turned on by default. That’s great from a privacy point of view, but the downside is encryption takes its toll on performance, as benchmarks from <i>AnandTech</i> and direct observations show.<p>Background<p>A bit of background: Google has first …

The Nexus 6 Has A Hidden RGB LED That Can Be Used For Notifications With Root

The Nexus 6 is a confounding beast. This big phone doesn't have tap to wake functionality, but it <i>does</i> have ambient screen mode. This way of …

Motorola Keylink makes it easy to find your phone, and vice versa

Looking for an easy way to keep track of your keys? Motorola has your back with its new Keylink.<p>Simply put, the new device lets you find your keys from your phone via an app, or find your phone from your keys thanks to a button on the device that will ring the phone. Additionally, the Keylink works …

The Nexus 6 review video walkthrough

Got three minutes? We've got the lowdown on the Nexus 6.<p>Got a little more time? Be sure to check out our complete Nexus 6 review.

Samsung's Gear Circle, the necklace-style Bluetooth headset, is heading to the U.S.

Alongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung announced a wearable accessory that, at the time, had limited availability. Today, however, the company announced that the Gear Circle will soon be available for purchase through T-Mobile.<p>The Gear Circle’s main function is a Bluetooth headset that vibrates …

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

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