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How to set up a VPN on Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome OS…

The easiest way to set up a VPN on any platform is to use an app from your provider. Download it to your device, type in your username, password, and other required info, and you’re good to go.<p>However, not all providers offer apps for every platform. The software may be available for Windows, but …

Information Systems

How to set up Android Auto on your phone so you'll actually use it

When Google first announced Android Auto, it was a fairly basic app that let you connect and display a limited amount of information from your phone …

Android Auto

Root achieved for AT&T Galaxy S7 and other carrier variants

Android is mature enough that root is no longer a basic necessity, but for fans of custom ROMs and those who can’t live without in-depth tweaking, root access is still highly desirable.<p>Some of the hardest devices to root are carrier-locked models, but there’s little that carriers and manufacturers …

13 essential Nova Launcher tweaks you need to know

Nova Launcher is one of the best launchers on the market, with users praising its reliability, customizability, and its ease of use. And once you've …

Take flight with these four great drone deals

With all the quadcopters and drones on the market, finding the right balance of value and quality can be tricky.<p>That’s why we’re highlighting four terrific deals on the best stunt-flying, video-streaming fun you can find!<p>The SKEYE Hexa Drone is a next-generation drone with supremely impressive …

Cops are routinely using this secret cell phone tracking tool

Big federal agencies with ominous-sounding three-letter acronyms aren't the only ones that spy on your activities -- your local police might be doing it, too. Take for instance, the police department of Erie County, New York, which was recently caught using stingray devices in at least 47 instances …

A beginners guide to Android photography settings

Your Android probably has a decent camera right out of the box. If you never touch any of the settings, and remember a few basic techniques to get …

How to Change Google Now Gestures to Various Useful Actions | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

On most Android devices that come with the soft navigation key, swiping the home button up is one of the easiest gestures available on the device. …

AT&T's new Rollover Data plan for its Mobile Share Value users starts Jan. 25 | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Common Google Play Store error codes and how to fix them

Google Play Store app errors can look distressing but in fact they are usually really easy to fix. Here are the most common Android error codes you …

Smartphone screens explained: display types, resolutions and more

Jump to:<p>Resolution<p>One major consideration when we talk about smartphone screens can largely be boiled down to the resolution of the display, and as a …

Here’s how to turn any YouTube video into a GIF

Last Friday, we featured one graphic designer’s incredible X-ray GIFs, focusing on the process by which he converted segments of video into the …

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd would run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available today, July 20, 2014. This may or may not be true tomorrow or in a week or a month - such is life in the world of connected devices. But …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

The Most Dangerous Website in America Is Also the Easiest to Use

Designer Alexander Griffioen has created a weapon of mass delusion. His site, dubbed ShrtURL, lets users input any web address on the Internet and …

Typography

13 Best New Android Apps Released in May 2014

May 2014 was a great month for Android. We saw some awesome smartphones and some big announcements. Google I/O is now just around the corner. There were also a ton of great Android apps and games that got released. In this list, we check out the best Android apps of May 2014. If you’d rather watch …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

Report: LTE speeds drop in US over the last year

The download speeds of 4G LTE networks dropped in the US over the last year, according to measurements from network monitoring app OpenSignal.<p>In the February 2014 report, the United States ranked 15th of 16 countries for download speeds, losing ground as the average data rate dropped to 6.5Mbps …

Mobile

Native Union's Jump charging cable can juice up your devices on the go

It only took a little over 24 hours for Native Union's Jump, a charging cable with a built-in battery pack for juicing up on the go, to reach its funding on Kickstarter. Still, the company hasn't abandoned its booth here at CES to go out and celebrate, so we dropped in and laid some paws on the …

You can be 007 as Ready SIM launches data-only plan to access the mobile Internet anonymously

If you value your privacy on mobile devices, Roam Mobility has a product called Ready SIM for you. The Vancouver, Canada-based company has launched a new data-only plan that enables people to use the mobile Internet via a 4G data network without revealing their identity.<p>Ready SIM has built a system …

After NSA leaks, Google and others scramble to lock down security

Relations between tech companies and law enforcement have frayed after it was revealed this week that the NSA tapped into private networks at Google and Yahoo. But a new report from <i>The New York Times</i> reveals how seriously many companies have taken the revelations, and what they're planning to do …

Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users' data around the world.<p>Citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward …

50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time

Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.<p>If you’re a connoisseur of live recordings, you want one thing above all else: energy. Ballads can have it, death metal songs can have it, pop …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

In Maryville, Anonymous must beware the risk of vigilantism

In what feels, after Steubenville, like a case of rape deja vu, a disturbing new story in which a girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a popular high school football player while an onlooker took photos is making national headlines.<p>This time, the case is out of Maryville, Missouri, where …

See 1.2 Billion Facebook Users' Photo on One Page

The fact that Facebook has more than 1 billion users is pretty insane, but things just got a whole lot crazier thanks to The Faces of Facebook, a project that visualizes over 1.2 billion Facebook users on one page.<p>The initial image that greets you is a fuzzy matrix of TV static-like dots. You click …