Rakesh Tiwari

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What kind of mobile fanboy are you?

In the mobile world there are all sorts of stereotypes. In particular we tend to lump certain folks into the “fanboy” category, sometimes rightly so but other times not so much. So what defines a fanboy, and what are some of the most common types of fanboys in the mobile world? Are you, in fact, a …

Android News

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

Android 5.0 Lollipop: How to Enable, Remove or Restrict Guest User Mode

Android 5.0 Lollipop is known for its in-built security enhancements wherein you could restrict user access to a particular screen by using the …

Nexus 6

The Nexus 9 stacks up well against Apple’s new selection of iPads, but can the same be said for Google’s latest smartphone? The Nexus 6 comes with a heftier price tag than many were expecting, so let’s see how it compares with the most expensive smartphone on the shelves – Apple’s iPhone 6 …

Phones

Nexus 6 and Note 4 compared in new Carphone Warehouse video

When it comes to big-smartphones (aka phablets), the Samsung Galaxy Note series still reigns supreme but the new Google Nexus 6 is certainly a solid competitor, despite its lack of a stylus. Curious as to how the two devices stack up against one another? A new video from Carphone Warehouse gives us …

Android News

25 Women Reveal What They Find Unattractive About Men

After last week’s no holds barred revelations about the things men find unattractive about women, it’s time to let the ladies speak their minds and …

Relationships

11 tricks to make your Android run faster

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android …

Android News

The Engadget Buyer's Guide is back and better than ever!

If you've been reading Engadget regularly, you know we've been offering buying advice for quite some time now. And if we do say so ourselves, we're pretty good at it. Still, it was high time we shook things up a bit. Today, we're introducing our new and improved buyer's guides, which combine a …

Nokia's exclusive take on Windows Phone 8.1 is rolling out now

After months of waiting, Nokia (the part now owned by Microsoft) has begun rolling out its Windows Phone 8.1 update to Lumia handsets. Dubbed "Cyan," this software refresh delivers a plethora of new features to existing Nokia devices, including Microsoft's gesture-capable World Flow keyboard, …

Is That 'iCloud-Locked' iPhone on eBay Stolen? Probably!

A quick search on eBay pulls up hundreds of iPhones that are probably but locked by their users. And yet, they're still for sale.<p>PCMag reviews …

Mobile Technology

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

Bookmark them all. Change your life forever.

Apps

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

It's been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world of mobile and still chucking out plenty of duds …

How to Use Your Watch for More Than Just the Time

<b>Last Updated November, 2017.</b><p>We love our high complications and luxury masterpieces as much as the next watch nerd. But our bias is for timepieces …

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.<p>Nearly everyone …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: a good thing in a small(ish) package

Last year, Sony finally reached the end of the alphabet with its Xperia Z. It wasn't just that the company ran out of letters, though: With the Xperia Z, we saw Sony streamline its scattered phone strategy, piping all its attention into a single high-end device. Then, it followed up with the Z1, …

Nokia Lumia 1320 review: an oversized phone that struggles to stand out

It's not too often we can legitimately say a device is in a league of its own, yet that's the only way we can describe Nokia's new low-end smartphone, the Lumia 1320. With a 6-inch screen, it arrives at the same time as more expensive Lumia 1520, which shares the same screen size and battery, but …

Nokia's Lumia Black update starts rolling out worldwide (update: App Folder download)

Nokia knows how to start a new year properly -- it gave Americans a first shot at the Lumia Black update as 2013 came to a close, and it's starting 2014 by rolling out the software to Lumia owners around the world. The Windows Phone 8 upgrade is reaching the Lumia 925 and 1020 first; other devices …

Pebble smartwatch update brings 'do not disturb' mode and snooze alarm

The Pebble smartwatch is all about getting mobile notifications more efficiently, but what about when you don't want to see those notifications at all? The new PebbleOS v1.14 update rolling out can help there with enhanced notification management that adds a "Do Not Disturb" mode that blocks …