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Here’s how to record calls on your Android phone

Sometimes recording a phone call is important, whether it be for legal reasons or just because you want to keep a record of the call. Sadly, making a …

Apps

How to get international cell phone coverage on the cheap

We’ve become accustomed to the ubiquitous nature of communications. However, commonplace conveniences change when we travel internationally.<p>We’ve …

Are These The Most Tech-Savvy States? This Map May Surprise You

A recent review of the number of tech questions Googled per state found a few states need more help than others<p>When it comes to today’s newfangled technology, people in some states appear to need a little more hand-holding than others.<p>A review of each state’s Google usage appears to show that …

People Joke About Doing This With Their Phone, I Actually Did It

I was doing my usual routine of scrolling through Instagram while eating my lunch when I saw a truly disturbing image: The now-10-year-old boy I used …

Social Media

5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

Just five years ago the world was a very different place. In 2010, the iPad had just made its debut, Kickstarter was introducing a new form of venture capitalism that would change the face of fundraising and Square was letting vendors of any size accept payment with a swipe of a card on a mobile …

How to restore your apps and settings to a new Android phone

Google has always synced calendar events, contacts, Drive documents, Gmail settings and other account-related information across devices, and since …

Meet the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5. The Next Big Thing is here.

Can Siri, Cortana, or Google Now draw you to a platform?

Once a few years ago, my wife and I were sitting on the couch, and a commercial came on. In it were a few scenarios where a user would activate Siri …

Ten Years of Google Maps, From Slashdot to Ground Truth

Ten episodes from the dawning days of Google Maps.<p>Ten years ago today, Google Maps launched to the world.<p>When it was born, it was a paper atlas in living form, with no pages to turn. Instead of online mapping leader MapQuest’s printable list of directions, navigation routes were overlaid on top of …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

iPhone

WSJ: An Android-Powered Nokia Phone Clad In Windows Phone Clothing Coming Later This Month

Rumours that primary Windows Phone OEM Nokia has been two-timing Microsoft by keeping an Android phone project on its backburner have been doing the rounds for a while now (aka the rumoured Nokia Normandy device). But yesterday the Wall Street Journal tipped more fuel on this fire, citing “people …

'Flappy Bird' creator breaks silence, says he pulled hit game because it was 'addictive'

Indie developer Dong Nguyen has broken his silence following the sudden removal of his popular <i>Flappy Bird</i> game recently. In an interview with <i>Forbes</i>, Nguyen says the game was originally designed to be played "when you are relaxed." However, the notoriously difficult game, created in mid-2013, rose …

25 years of Madden, the video game that changed football forever

In 2004, my friends and I made a rule: when we played <i>Madden,</i> no one was allowed to be the Atlanta Falcons. With them, you were unstoppable, because quarterback Michael Vick was unstoppable. Thanks to a 95 speed rating and 97 acceleration, he was the best rusher in the league and a near-lock to …

Mophie announces new Space Packs, battery packs with built-in storage for iPhone

Mophie followed up its Juice Pack line of battery cases today by officially announcing the Mophie Space Pack. The pair of battery packs promise to not only double the battery life of your iPhone 5 or 5S, but also double your device's storage capacity at the same time.<p>The Juice Pack cases continue …

Are you already enjoying the new XBOX One or still waiting to pick one up? Check out our video review, http://www.phonedog.com/videos/microsoft-xbox-one-video-review/

How to transfer music from iTunes to Android

With modern technology, access to music has become quicker, easier, and nearly instantaneous. Especially with music-capable portable devices such as phones, laptops, and media players, which allow people to carry around thousands of songs in just one small device.<p>Music organizing software such as …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Microsoft Xbox One review: Much improved, the Xbox One has hit its stride - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Microsoft's Xbox One offers impressive graphics and a solid list of exclusive 2015 titles. The Microsoft console currently edges ahead of the PS4 with a better selection of media apps. The console's fall-2015 dashboard update is a noticeable improvement. The console has backward …

Kinect

Watch us walk you through the Xbox One's UI

The Xbox One's user interface is a cleaned-up version of its predecessor's, but don't let its simplicity be misleading. There's a lot to dig into here, menus and submenus of options and Kinect voice-commands that will allow players to get to anywhere from anywhere within the UI. It's sort of like …

Xbox One - Video Review

Xbox One controller vs. the PS4 controller

New consoles don't come around every day, but these past two weeks have certainly been a "when it rains, it pours" situation. And what could be more important about a console's launch than its controller?<p>We already put the PS4's controller through its paces. Next up: The Xbox One's controller. Is …

Smartphone Wi-Fi and Data Consumption Higher on Bigger Screens

If your smartphone has a large screen, chances are your Wi-Fi and data consumption will be higher than if you were using a smaller screen device. In fact, monthly Wi-Fi and cellular data consumption on smartphones with screens 4.5 inches and larger is 44 percent greater than it is on smartphones …