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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...

Swype Keyboard Updated To Be More Efficient

05/11/2015, There are some users who swear by the Swype keyboard, claiming that it helps them type faster than a regular keyboard, although admittedly there is a bit of a learning curve to it. Now if you’re an avid Swype user, you might be interested to learn that...

OnePlus To Launch HydrogenOS In China 28th May

05/11/2015, Last month OnePlus launched OxygenOS which is the company’s version of Android following the fallout they had with Cyanogen. Interestingly enough it seems that just a month after the launch of OxygenOS, it looks like the company has another platform in...

SEGA To Remove Some Of Their Older Games From App Stores

05/08/2015, If you’re a fan of SEGA’s mobile games and have been buying and downloading their titles from various mobile app stores and onto your mobile device, you might want to hold onto them. According to a recent blog post by the company, they have...

Android Continues To Dominate US Smartphone Market Despite Small Dip

05/07/2015, Google’s Android platform is always competing with Apple’s iOS to see which platform is more dominant. For the most part Android appears to be leading the way, although this will vary from region to region. However speaking of the US region, comScore...

Flickr Updates Mobile Apps With New Features

05/07/2015, Flickr today announced version 4.0 of its iOS and Android apps, the refreshed applications now feature Flickr’s unified design so users get the same experience all of their different devices when they use this service to share and store their...

Android M Could Be Debuted At Google I/O 2015

05/06/2015, The latest Android Lollipop distribution figures are encouraging as they appear to have almost doubled from the previous month. This is a huge increase which seems to suggest that the latest build of Android is being adopted rather quickly, so how will...

Google Could Allow Android Devs To Experiment With Prices

05/05/2015, Mobile games are priced all over the spectrum, with some adopting the free-to-play model, while others charging as much as $10. However the question is, what’s a fair price to charge for a game, or an app if we’re speaking in general? Naturally a lot...

Android 5.1 Coming To Moto X (First & Second Gen)

05/05/2015, Android 5.1 Lollipop has been released for a while now. In fact recent Android distribution figures puts that particular version of Lollipop at 0.7% on all Android devices, and the good news for Moto X owners is that it looks like this particular build of...