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20 biggest problems with the iPad Air and Air 2, and what to do about them

There’s very little to complain about with the iPad Air or the iPad Air 2. They are two of the best 10-inch tablets ever released, but true …

IPad Air

How to Print From an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

If the paperless office isn’t here for you yet, you can print from your iPad or iPhone. Sure, you can’t directly connect a printer to your iPad, but …

7 Little-Known Tricks To Get More Out Of Your iPad

The iPad is one of the most popular gadgets around, but most people who own one don't know everything this device can do. Learn a few quick and easy tricks that will make your iPad experience more productive.<p><i>Produced by Robert Libetti. Originally published in August 2013.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Gear & Gadgets

Review: The nicest iPhone case I’ve ever used — Pad & Quill’s leather Luxury Pocket Book

If you’re looking for the best iPhone case ever made, look no further.<p>When it comes to iPhone cases I’ve tried just about all of them: Protective cases from companies like Otterbox, Lifeproof, and HardCandy, super-slim cases that add barely any bulk to the device, wallet cases for holding cash and …

How-to: Setup and Use Chromecast to stream your content from a Mac and iOS device

The Chromecast, Google’s streaming HDMI dongle came out last summer. It is compatible with any Android device running 2.3 or later, iOS device with iOS 6 or 7, and any Mac or PC. Initially, users were able to stream Netflix or Youtube from an iOS device and Android device, Google Play Movies and …

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 …

Apple Is About To Blow It In Tablets Too

There's little to debate about that. Samsung sells far more smartphones than Apple does. Apple may make more profit on its phone business, but Samsung dominates the global smartphone market share, which some argue is more important in the long term.<p>Even though both companies had record smartphone …

Mobile

Best New Apps: Hello SMS

Straightforward, simple SMS<p>Ever since Google clunkily integrated SMS into Hangouts and killed off the standard SMS app, I’ve been on the hunt for a better text-messaging app. I’ve tried Textra, Sliding Messaging, and even newcomers such as Evolve SMS, but they’ve all let me down in one way or …

Verizon juices cell phone plans

Verizon hatched its latest scheme to win customers in the mobile service battle Thursday, boosting data allowances, storage and messaging ability, and offering a discount for some plans.<p>-- Data: The biggest increases will be seen at the lower end of data plan offerings, said Verizon spokeswomen …

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. …

How to manage multiple iOS devices within a single household

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Recent research shows us that as high as 40 percent of iPhone owners keep their older phones around as a spare and an …

How to Get the Best iPhone App Deals

It’s funny how consumers will spend hundreds of dollars on smartphone or tablet, but they shriek at the $5 price for an app or game. It’s a strange …

Apple To Launch Refreshed iPad Air This Year, But No New iPad mini Until 2015?

If Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has it right, Apple isn't planning on refreshing its small-size iPad mini until 2015, even though the Cupertino, …

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

Google Maps

Cuff Blends Jewelry With A Wearable Alert System

For some fashionistas wearables can be clunky and don’t aesthetically combine well with the other jewelry that women and men may have on their wrists such as bracelets, or a watch. Cuff is hoping to change this with a new line of jewelry wearables that serves as an alert system for family and …

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 …

Everything You Wanted To Know About Sapphire Glass, But Were Afraid To Ask [Q&A]

Sapphire glass was in the news again today, thanks to a jump in the share price of GT Advanced Technologies Inc. — the company which will reportedly manufacture the iPhone 6’s sapphire display.<p>With contrasting reports about sapphire’s advantages over Gorilla Glass, along with counter-reports from …

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 …

Why Android Phones Slow Down Over Time, and How to Speed Them Up

If you’ve had your Android device for a while, you’ve probably started to notice some lag that wasn’t there before. Apps load a bit slower, menus …

Android News

How to Zoom the Entire Screen on Your Smartphone or Tablet

Smartphones and tablets are great but sometimes the contents of the screen are just too small for old eyes like mine. The display of browsers and …

Samsung Has Two New Smart Watches Launching In April — Here's Everything They Can Do

Both watches are essentially the same device, but the Neo doesn't have a built-in camera for snapping photos from your wrist. They are each successors to the original Galaxy Gear, which launched just a few months ago to overwhelmingly negative reviews.<p>Samsung hasn't formally announced how many …

Smartwatches

LG's L Series III budget smartphones (hands-on)

We just caught our first glimpse of LG's L Series III mid- to low-range smartphones, and though they weren't the stars of LG's MWC 2014 event (that would be LG's G Pro 2), at least it's trying to do something different with them. First off, all three devices (the 3.5-inch L40, 4.5-inch L70 and …

Smartwatches are dumb, but they don't have to be

If recent trends are any indication, there are two roads that lie ahead for smartwatches and the companies foisting them upon us: the all-you-can-eat, tracker + smartphone approach and the single-minded focus on health and wellness bands. One meanders off to a fuzzy horizon laden with disregarded …

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 …

AT&T and T-Mobile HTC One KitKat update should rollout 'shortly'

<b>Update (2/23):</b> After first going live for T-Mobile yesterday, the update has now started rolling out via AT&T’s network as well!<p>Following on the heels of Sprint and Verizon, it looks like Android 4.4.2 KitKat is on its way to the T-Mobile and AT&T versions of the HTC One!<p>According to Mo Versi, …

Android News

Fuel, the world’s smallest phone charger

These Are The New Rules For When To Email, When To Text, And When To Call

A couple years ago, I learned the best way to keep my email account near inbox zero.<p>The secret is to not look at my iPhone or open Gmail unless I can do something right then and there with every unread email.<p>What this means in practice is that I'll be standing in an elevator and I'll look at my …

Text Messaging

Everyone's Talking About The $35 Smartphone

The high end of the smartphone market is controlled by Apple and Samsung. Therefore, handset makers are giving up on trying to compete in the premium market.<p>That leaves the low end in places like India, Latin America, and Africa. And when we say low end, we mean <i>low end.</i><p>Firefox, for instance, was …

Mobile

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