Phones

You're charging your smartphone wrong

by Antonio Villas-Boas<p>Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it's partially our fault because we've been …

Batteries

This ridiculously easy trick will keep snoopers from scrolling through your phone

There is nothing more irritating than when someone continuously scrolls through your images on your camera roll. Once the initial photo is shown, …

Mobile

Thanks, Ookla: Speedtest now on Windows 10 Mobile

The neglected Windows 10 Mobile ecosystem has gotten a jolt and some evidence of preference from internet performance tracker Ookla.<p>Its much-famed …

Windows Phone

How to Unlock Your Phone

Mobile phone carriers don't want you to leave, especially if they helped pay for your phone. Most of the phones sold in the U.S. (except for Verizon …

Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile still has a bright future? Microsoft's new strategy to step into mobile business

Microsoft has been always neglecting the Windows Phone operating system and we have assumed that the company has already given up on the mobile …

Windows Phone

AirDroid: Everything you need to know

What's the fastest way to transfer files from your Android device to your Mac or PC? AirDroid.If you have an Android phone or tablet and a Mac or PC …

Android Phones

6 things I learned traveling with the Galaxy S8+

Travel revelations from Samsung's super-tall, super-specced flagship.<p>It takes time to get to know a new phone and understand all of its various …

Samsung

How To Be Better At Mobile Photography | A Sample Workflow & Breakdown

Did you know your phone has more technology in it than the Space Station? Ok, I didn’t even try to verify that but they are amazing – like, seriously …

iPhoneography

The difference between smartphone gimmick and game changer

It’s hard to find a legitimately bad flagship phone these days. Sure, one peeks its head out from time to time, but on a whole most phones are pretty good. The screens, the cameras, the internals. There are always a few bits that could use improving (see: battery and durability), but the gulf …

Mobile

How Desperate Is Nokia to Reconnect With Consumers? It's Bringing Back a 17-Year-Old Brick Phone

At the same time, the Finnish mobility veteran is taking steps to avoid the fallout in case this relaunch fails. Smart.<p>When <b>Nokia</b> (NYSE:NOK) launched …

Nokia 3310

Hell just might freeze over

Anyone who knows me well (and not that well but well enough to know my online opinions), will know that I am fully signed up to the cult of Apple.<p>I …

OnePlus

Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted from his Android phone in two months

Hello, Trump iPhone.<p>President Trump famously took advantage of Twitter in the 2016 campaign in ways that other candidates wouldn’t — or couldn’t. And, as The New York Times noted way back in October 2015, he used a Samsung Galaxy to do it, having no computer in his office.<p>Internet sleuths later …

Android Phones

Insta360 Air vs Ricoh Theta S: Two Great 360 Cameras Head-To-Head

The Insta360 Air is a fantastic budget 360 camera. The Ricoh Theta S is the best all-around 360 camera. Their price tags are very different, but how the work is pretty similar: both offer an easy way to get good-looking 360 photos and videos.<p>Here’s how they compare head-to-head.<p><i>Before you start,</i> …

iPhoneography

Would you buy an LG V30 that looked like this?

New renders have appeared that show an early version of LG’s vision for the upcoming V30. Essentially a slider phone with a secondary touch display in place of the physical keyboard you might find on the BlackBerry Priv, it’s a pretty intriguing concept. Evan Blass, who shared the renders, was …

Technology

Optical vs. Digital Zoom: Why Digital Is No Longer a Dirty Word

You can't always get right up to what you photograph — be it a band onstage, a kid on a soccer field or animals in nature. That's why cameras have …

iPhoneography

While Android Leaps Forward, Samsung's Software Still has Trouble Catching Up to its Hardware

While Android Leaps Forward, Samsung’s Software Still has Trouble Catching Up to its Hardware<p>I don’t tend to keep it a secret that I am a fan of …

Samsung

Microsoft is Spending Billions on Acquisitions - Let's Follow the Money

Learnbonds looks at six of the biggest Microsoft Corporation (”NASDAQ”:”MSFT”) purchases. Mergers and acquisitions are nothing unusual in the …

Microsoft

The items you need to protect your smartphone

NEW YORK: Once you get a smartphone, what’s the first thing you might want to go along with the device? For many people, it’s probably a case.<p>That’s …

Mobile

Scary new malware can take over your Android phone and you won’t even know it

Android malware is a serious problem that can cause you all kinds of trouble if you’re not paying attention to what you install on your device. Even …

Security

#Facebook is not only bad for your health, but your iPhone too! — Steemit

A study by some hotshot <i>ivy league</i> universities claimed that Facebook is bad for your health. If that isn't enough for you to stop from going blind …

VOIP

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 28 May 2017

Enjoy this freewheeling elucidation of mobile photography and art in this weeks showcase. As you view this inspired excursion into deepening imagery, …

Photography

Best Samsung Galaxy A5 Deals: The best pay monthly contracts in May 2017

<b>If you're trying to find the best deals around right now on the Samsung Galaxy A5, you've come to the right place. We've done the research for you</b> …

Samsung

Stock up on $2 screen protectors for your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with this Amazon sale

People who really want to protect the value of their smartphones know that doing so ensures they’ll get as much money as possible when it comes time …

Shopping

Mophie Juicepack for Pixel XL: A beast of battery burden

What do you get someone who has a nearly perfect phone? More battery life, of course.<p>Google's Pixel XL is a lot of things. It's the phone to have if …

Mobile

How "Phubbing"—AKA Phone Snubbing—Is Ruining Your Relationship

Instagram can wait.<p>The first thing that may have come to mind when reading this headline was, "What the heck is phubbing?"<p>If so, don't consider yourself too out-of-date. The word is a newly minted Gen Y term (my money's on a new entry in Webster's by 2018). Similar to words like "bae," "Hundo P," …

Relationships

Which phone are you using right now, and why? [Roundtable]

See what phones the people write about phones for a living are using.<p>A perk of working for Android Central is that you get to use a lot of different …

Mobile

This is Microsoft's original vision for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

Never before seen concept footage of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL finally showcase pen support, improved software features and more.<p>When Microsoft …

Windows Phone

New purported OnePlus 5 spy shots show phone with protective cover

<b>The OnePlus 5 is now official, and although we know the phone will arrive in the Summer, we're yet to find out all the details.</b><p>While the specs …

OnePlus

Hello Motorola: The oldest phone maker plots its grand comeback

Motorola is aggressively trying to court phone buyers with old ideas and new tricks.<p>By Motorola's own admission, it wasn't in a great spot just a …

Android Phones

Andy Rubin’s mysterious new Android phone will do something your iPhone can’t

There are several interesting Android devices in the works, and one of them is supposed to launch real soon. No, it’s not the OnePlus 5, although …

Technology