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The Best New Travel Gadgets Of 2014

Like the ability for consumers to remotely view digital content as they travel—or at least easily bring it with them. Be it beamed from a Dish Network DVR or LaCie's slick wireless Fuel drive, Samsung's oversize new tablet offers a gorgeous way to watch. And thanks to a double-whammy product from …

Google and Samsung may finally agree on what Android should look like

Samsung may be planning to cut back on its oft-criticized Android customizations. A new report from <i>Recode</i> claims that the company recently met with Google to begin working out an agreement that could see Samsung's software move closer to Google's vision of Android. Discussions reportedly began …

5 great Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

Apple’s mobile platform is quite capable, especially with the additions Apple has made recently in iOS 6 and iOS 7. Developers now have more access …

The best alternatives to Google's own Android apps

As Android has evolved, Google's worked increasingly hard to keep users locked into its ecosystem. The search giant creates new apps, retains users by giving them a thoroughly decent out-of-the-box experience and then charges device makers for a license to embed them on their phones and tablets. …

This Secret Trick Lets You Use Google Maps Even When You're Offline

Google Maps

A New Android App Called Glove Will Tell You What Carrier Is Best For You

Glove, a new Android application launching today, is attempting to address a real-world pain point that affects an important decision that nearly every individual or family in the U.S. has to make at some point: which wireless carrier is the best one for you?<p>To do so, the app is installed on your …

This Ingenious Touchscreen UI Should Be in Every Car

There may be no greater design crime today than putting a touchscreen in an automobile. It's audaciously stupid. The simple fact is that screens …

In Sochi, Open Source Maps Beat Google's

The “Wikipedia of maps,” OpenStreetMap, has bested the corporate giant<p>How do you find reliable information?<p>Back in 2005, a study in <i>Nature</i> concluded that Wikipedia—at the time, a free upstart just eking its way into the Google results—was about as good a source as the venerable Encyclopedia …

Huawei brings new super-fast LTE tech to affordable Ascend G6 smartphone and MediaPad M1 tablet (updated: hands-on)

This year's all about LTE Cat 4 for Huawei, which is why it's pushing this faster 4G technology into both the high-end market as well as the lower price points, in order to help drive its network business -- LTE Cat 4 only works if your carrier supports it, after all. At MWC, the company announced …

9 Superb Free Apps that you Simply Must Install on your Android Device

In our list of Best Free Android Apps, we've selected more than 200 apps grouped in various categories, with a brief description of each program. To …

Apps

How to Clean Your (Disgusting) Cell Phones and Tablets

We have all come to rely on our various cell phones and tablets for everything from staying in touch with those we love to giving us directions and …

Samsung Is Working On A New Smartphone Operating System That It Hopes Will End Android

Even though most smartphones today run on Android or Apple's iOS operating systems, there are still a bunch of other players scrambling to fill in the gap for third place.<p>One of those is called Tizen, an open source operating system that's being developed by Samsung and a bunch of other …

See how Google's new 'Project Tango' smartphones sense the world

We get a first look at Google's new computer vision-equipped smartphone<p>Google's surprise reveal of Project Tango, a smartphone equipped with a variety of cameras and vision sensors that provides a whole new perspective on the world around it, left us with quite a few questions about how this device …

ZipShare from WinZip lets you manage all your cloud storage from one place

WinZip's long been the go-to .zip file manager for many PC users, but no longer is it just a tool for freeing up some hard drive space. The desktop client embraced cloud storage around the same time it tiptoed into mobile, and now it has a new service based entirely on the web. ZipShare, currently …

A Free Microsoft Office: Is Office Online Worth Using?

Microsoft’s Office Online is a completely free, web-based version of Microsoft Office. This online office suite is clearly competing with Google …

Software

Why Telegram has become the hottest messaging app in the world

Secret messages and advanced cryptography pose a challenge to WhatsApp<p>When WhatsApp went down for four hours this weekend, nearly 5 million people signed up for messaging service Telegram. The app skyrocketed to the top of the App Store charts, and is now the top free app in 46 countries from …

Inbox Management and Labels

In today’s lesson, we’re going to help you understand how to better categorize your inbox and organize your messages with labels and some predefined …

Tutorials

The Mobile App, Composing Mail, and Conversations

In this lesson, we’ll continue our tour of Gmail interface by covering the Gmail app, specifically the Android version. Then we’ll finally get to the …

Apps

Getting to Know Gmail

This series is intended to help you master the important and useful features of Google’s Gmail and its simple but smart interface. By the end of …

The 12 Hottest iPhone And Android Apps Of The Month — RANKED

Facebook launched a news reader at the beginning of the month that made reading important information on your phone easy while everyone was talking about Secret, the anonymous app Silicon Valley residents were using to bash each other.<p>The App Store updates with new additions but these are the 12 …

Google+ for Android Gets Photo Editing Across Devices

Google today updated Google+ for Android with a slew of new features focused just on photos. You can download the new version now from Google Play.<p>First and foremost, the app now features non-destructive photo editing across devices. In other words, you can now start editing a photo on one device …

Hands-on with Samsung’s Tizen OS: An impressively capable Android clone

Samsung's Android backup OS is surprisingly viable. The big problem is apps.<p>BARCELONA, SPAIN—Samsung has such a large presence at Mobile World …

Google's Nexus 5 experience now available for other Nexus devices

Today Google is bringing its Google Now-infused Android launcher to more devices. Anyone with a Nexus device or Google Play edition smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat can now install Google's launcher, which puts Google Now just a swipe away on your home screen. It also lets users say "OK …