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The Most Practical Big Data Use Cases Of 2016

Big data is sexy. Data scientists are the unicorns of the job market right now. Some days, it feels as though we are living right on the edge of some science fiction utopian future.<p>But unicorns and sci-fi aside, for businesses, implementing something like a big data strategy has to be more than …

Big Data

ZTE ZMAX Pro hands on | What is a $100 smartphone like?

You can say that ZTE is still figuring out a way to conquer the US smartphone market, especially when it comes to the high-end category. Most recently, the company announced its flagship smartphone in the ZTE Axon 7, a devilishly power-packed device meant to compete with the likes of the Samsung …

5 common battery myths you probably believe

We here at Android Authority get a lot of feedback about the devices running our favorite operating system. However, the most negative comments usually have to do with battery life. And it makes sense: there’s nothing more frustrating than having this magical powerhouse of microtechnology suddenly …

Batteries

How to use Google search to find your lost Android phone

We've all lost our mobile phone at one point or another -- sometimes in our homes, sometimes in the car and sometimes out in the wild unknown. Now …

Processes

You are probably accustomed to the idea that your smartphone can run more than one app at a time. Even if you are only used to seeing just one app in the foreground, you will have noticed that some apps tend to run in background and send you notifications when something important happens: an app …

How to install the Android SDK

The Android Software Development Kit (SDK) is a crucial part of Android development for beginners to come to grips with. It’s a selection of files bundled together that you will need to begin creating Android apps. It consists of tools like the virtual device manager (emulator) and ADB bridge, as …

Getting to know USB-C

For years now, nearly every smartphone and smartphone accessory on the planet has used a similar port for power. It's called microUSB, and while it …

This Brilliant Google Trick Will Help You Find Your Phone

• Make sure <b>Location Services</b> is turned on. You can do this by navigating to <b>Settings > Location</b> on your Android phone, and checking that the switch is …

Maps

US engineers unveil Passive Wi-Fi, consumes less power

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, your smartphone’s Wi-Fi antenna is only of the biggest drains on your battery, especially when you’re constantly streaming large chunks of data from the web, such as a video. It would be great to cut down that power consumption and researchers from the University of …

A simple free Android app that will make your phone much faster

Despite their octa-core processors and tons of RAM, even the best Android phones in the world still aren’t as fast as Apple’s dual-core iPhone 6s. …

15 best Android tower defense games

Tower Defense games were one of the first genres on mobile to really capture the mobile gaming audience. The biggest reason is because the games almost exclusively feature simple tap controls. Thus, the controls are extremely well suited for touch screens. The genre saw a renaissance on mobile …

Google Play

Big data: The power of petabytes

Outlook | Published: 04 November 2015<p>Michael Eisenstein<p><i>Nature</i> <b>volume 527</b>, pages S2–S4 (05 November 2015) | Download Citation<p>Subjects<p>Computational …

McGill University

5 Android Apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly!<p>[Price: Free / $2.45]<br>This week’s Android Apps Weekly is sponsored by CloudCal. Last week you may have remembered that we showed you an app called CloudTasks. Well, CloudCal is done by the same developers and the two apps actually work together well by syncing …

Deal: Kmashi 15,000 mAh external battery pack only $13.50!

Battery, battery, battery. This little block inside every mobile device out there has us going crazy on the daily. There’s nothing worse than running out of juice in the middle of the day, especially during those times when you can’t simply tether yourself to a wall and charge up. It is these times …

How to install a tablet in your car

One of the best things about the Android OS is that its reach isn’t just limited to our smartphones and tablets. While we’ve seen some unique devices that use the operating system, its capabilities are finding a more mainstream application over the past year or so on our wrists, with Android Wear, …

Big Data At Dickey's Barbecue Pit: How Analytics Drives Restaurant Performance

Barbecue and Big Data do not seem to be the most natural bedfellows – but one U.S. restaurant chain has thrown them together to increase sales and its understanding of the customer. Dickeys Barbecue Pit, which operates 514 restaurants across the U.S., has worked with big data and business …

Big Data

Facebook Lite is now official, made specifically for emerging markets

Over a billion people around the world are connected through Facebook, and it looks like the social networking giant wants to reach many more people than that. Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of the full-fledged Facebook app, has just been released to the Google Play Store, made specifically …

Google's Project Vault is a security system disguised as a microSD card

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google wants to make your phone more secure, without having to change the way manufacturers make smartphones.<p>The company on Friday announced Project Vault, which packs a digital security system into a microSD card, which phones and computers usually recognize as a storage device. …

Smart Lock for Passwords and Saved Passwords website are now available to all

Earlier this morning we told you about a new feature that was included in the newest version of Google Play Services, which is rolling out to devices as we speak. The feature is called Smart Lock for Passwords, which will automatically sign you in to compatible applications, as long as you’ve saved …