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Deal: 12 months Premium access for EverNote, LastPass, Wunderlist and more for 67% off

Interested in taking your mobile productivity to the next level? The AA Deals Store has a new Five-Star Productivity Pack on offer that gives you access to 12 months of Evernote, Wunderlist, Last and Pocket Now for just $59.99.<p>For those that have never used any of the above apps, here’s a brief …

10 best media center apps for Android

Our smartphones are quickly becoming the center of our media experience. We use them to watch videos, listen to music, view images, and all kinds of other stuff. You can turn any Android device into a media center with a variety of available apps. Here are the best media center apps for …

21 new Android 5.0 features you need to know about

Here are all the most annoying Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs – and how to fix them

The gradual rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been an exciting one, but as with any major software upgrade, there are a few bugs that will need …

This is how to see everything Google knows about you and sells to advertisers

Even though Google is dabbling in plenty of interesting new areas such as robotics, health and many others, the company’s main revenue source is …

Why You Should Look at the Bottom of Your Running Shoes Right This Second

Grab your kicks and follow this step-by-step analysis to find out if you’re on the right track—or setting yourself up for injury.<p>In preparation for the New York City Marathon, I headed to NYSportsMed’s Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago for an elite-level running analysis specifically …

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3 Tricks to Help You Snag the Best Deals Online

New 'dynamic pricing' models make it tougher to find bargains online, unless you know how to beat the system. Use these strategies to beat back price …

Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows 10

Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database …

Get Google Now reminders for multiple calendars

Google Now is your helpful Android assistant that can remind you of upcoming events like birthdays, sports scores, movies and calendar events. That last item -- calendar events -- can be a bit tricky if you have more than one calendar on your Google account. You may only be seeing updates about …

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This is the most secure way to keep your private data safe on Android

When it comes to mobile security, you can never be too safe. As the recent leak of hundreds of nude photos of female celebrities has reminded us, …

Everything you need to know about iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

Apple has rolled out a ton of great new features with iOS 8 but one that has flown a bit under the radar so far is Family Sharing, a new feature that …

Watch this terrific video that uncovers iOS 8’s best hidden features

So we already know about all the great new features in iOS 8 that Apple has been advertising… but what about the ones they haven’t been mentioning? …

Getting Ready for iOS 8: How to backup your device and set up the new iPhone & iPad OS

With iOS 8 launching later today, it’s worth taking a look at how you should prepare your device for the new operating system. Before installing the update, it is recommended that you have a backup of your data. This how-to is going to walk you through backing up your iOS 7 device and transitioning …

Microsoft unveils MFi Bluetooth keyboard built for iOS, Android & Windows devices

Microsoft today announced a new Bluetooth keyboard accessory that doesn’t just work with non-Windows devices like some of its past keyboards, it also includes a function for easily switching between Windows, Android, and iOS as well as dedicated keys for the other platforms.<p>Microsoft even includes …

P.O.R.T.A.L.

Personal Onion Router To Assure Liberty<p>Overview<p>PORTAL is a project that aims to keep people out of jail. It is a dedicated hardware device (a router) …

Pogoplug's new Safeplug anonymizes all your home's web browsing for $49

It's easy to worry about internet privacy these days, but it can be a pain to set up a Tor connection that keeps the snoops and thieves at bay. Pogoplug wants to simplify the process with its newly available Safeplug adapter. The peripheral connects to most any internet router and uses Tor to …

The ‘Netflix for Pirates’ has just gotten insanely better for Android users

Popcorn Time users who get their Netflix-style pirated movie fix on Android devices will be extremely happy to hear that the “company” has come up …

Google just released some hot new images of Android L – here’s how you can get them

Android fans who want to get a further glimpse at Google’s new Android L release can now do so, but only if they own a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 7. <i>Droid …

Apple and Google alums team up to create a wearable gadget new parents will love

Sproutling is a new, interesting wearable device for babies that should help anxious moms and dads better monitor their newborn babies at all times. …

Sprint and ZTE launch the LivePro: a mobile hotspot/projector/power bank with a pinch of Android

First introduced at CES as the Projector Hotspot, the ZTE-made LivePro is a crazy contraption that, Sprint hopes, is more than the sum of its parts. And boy, there are a lot of parts to talk about.<p>Sprint describes the LivePro as a “easily pocketable multiuse mini projector and mobile hotspot” and …

Share a hard drive with everyone on your Wi-Fi network

Take advantage of your router's USB port with a little trick that lets you share a hard drive with anyone on your Wi-Fi network.<p>Cloud storage is expensive, but it's not the only way to share a bunch of files across many devices. Instead, you can use an external hard drive and your router to create …

New app lets you mirror your iPhone or iPad’s display on any computer

IPhone and iPad users looking for a simple solution that will allow them to mirror their iOS device’s displays on any Windows or Mac computer now …

Android customization - Use Tasker to build automated sleep and silent modes

With all of the things that Tasker is capable of, our work last week to ensure that you never miss an alarm was a pretty light-weight task. This week, we promised to show you how to create your own sleep mode by creating a Tasker Task and Profile that turns off your ringers at night and back on …

Android customization - Never miss an alarm, using Tasker

If you are like me, you want your phone to go silent during your sleeping hours. Silencing a phone is easy enough to do manually, but if you are again like me, you may have slept through the alarm the next morning because your device was set to silent. There are a number of ways to avoid/prevent …

Moviegoers stunned by VW's 'don't text and drive' ad (or are they?)

In an attempt to put people's heads in the moment, moviegoers get a text, just as the action on the screen unfolds. But is it all a setup?<p>For many people, texting and driving is just too tempting.<p>They're used to eating burgers and driving, arguing and driving, and rubbernecking and driving.<p>The …

Stay on top of World Cup with Calendar and Google Now

In preparation of the 2014 World Cup, Google is making it easier than ever to keep track of your favorite football (soccer) teams.<p>Just a few days ago Google added World Cup information to Google Now, allowing you to view scores and other information about your favorite teams. Club teams would even …

Copy (Android) review: Affordable storage that doesn't skimp on features - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Copy is a competitively priced and decently performing cloud storage service. The app lets you download entire folders to your Android device, a unique and helpful feature.<p><b>The Bad</b> There's no way to see all of your recent file uploads from your device to Copy in one place.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> …

Here’s a comprehensive list of every Google Now voice command you need to know

Google Now is easily one of the coolest things about Android but do you know how to take full advantage of it? The team at <i>Phandroid</i> have put together …

How to install Chrome extensions manually

Google leads you to believe that you can install Chrome extensions only from the Chrome Web Store. If you are willing to assume the risk, however, there's still a way to install third-party extensions you find in the wild.<p>Google has, over the years, increased its restrictions for installing …