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Microsoft’s Cortana To Arrive On iPhone And Android Platforms

05/26/2015, It looks like Microsoft is moving slowly but surely in the right direction where the mobile world is concerned – as the company has just announced that Cortana will be making its way over to the Android platform before June s over, while folks who...

Chrome For Android Is Almost Entirely Open Source

05/22/2015, We’re sure there are many users out there who rely on Google’s Chrome browser for their Android devices. After all with it being able to sync with the desktop version and its deep ties and integration with Google’s services, it is only natural that...

Researchers Find Factory Resets Doesn’t Really Wipe Everything

05/22/2015, When you want to sell off an old handset or give it away to a friend or family member, what you’d usually do is perform a factory reset on the phone. You do this under the assumption that the factory reset would delete all your photos, contacts, apps,...

Android M To Feature Native Fingerprint Authentication [Rumor]

05/21/2015, There are several Android handsets that feature fingerprint scanning technology. However the software behind the technology is not by Google, but rather the OEM themselves meaning that it will be different across different devices, unlike Apple where...

Google & Skrillex Team Up For Limited Edition Phone Cases

05/20/2015, Limited edition cases for smartphones aren’t new, but to see Google start to offer up official cases for certain Android devices, that is new. Google has recently announced on the Android Official Blog that they have teamed up with music producer...

Adblock Browser Beta Launched For Android Devices

05/20/2015, Don’t like seeing ads on your computer? Thankfully there are extensions such as Adblock that will help prevent those ads from showing, but unfortunately if you are on your mobile device, you’re out of luck unless you’re willing to root your phone....

Instagram Layout And Structure For Android Launched

05/19/2015, The folks over at Instagram have not been resting on their laurels for sure in the past few months, at least not since they rolled out a Layout app for those who work with iOS-powered devices. Instagram has now delivered their Layout app to those who are...

Office For Android Smartphones Preview Apps Released

05/19/2015, Microsoft has already released its core Office applications for Android devices but initially they were only made available to Android tablets. Today the company announced that phone support has been added to these applications which means users can now...

How to Wipe An Android Phone (Completely)

05/17/2015, Android’s “Factory reset” option is perfect for use when you are having issues with your phone or just want a completely clean phone to start with again. However, one of its main uses is to delete all data before getting rid of your phone, whether...

Bluboo X550 Sports Massive 5,300mAh Battery

05/15/2015, Now, what would make a particular smartphone model stand out from the rest of the competition? Some would say having an outstanding hardware feature that others do not have, while different folks might point out to more practical issues like the thinnest...

Meerkat For Android Sheds Its Beta Label

05/13/2015, Android users, if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about with regards to Meerkat, you will be pleased to learn that according to a tweet from its developers, it looks like the Android version of the app is finally out of beta and users who are...

Snake Rewind Brings A Classic Onto iOS, Android & Windows Phone

05/13/2015, Last week we reported that the original programmer of the Snake game on Nokia devices, Taneli Armando, would be releasing a more modern take on the game dubbed Snake Rewind. The good news is that if you were wondering how it would handle and how it lives...

Google Fit Updated, Now Estimates Distance And Calories Burned

05/13/2015, Last year Google announced Google Fit and it is basically Google’s answer to Apple’s Health and HealthKit framework, where users could store all sorts of information regarding their biometrics in the app, and where other fitness apps and devices could...

How To Boot In Android Recovery Mode

05/13/2015, All Android phones come with built-in recovery mode that is separate from the original operating system. The recovery mode is used to access different features of the phone without accessing the phone’s OS. The main function of the recovery mode is to...