How to remotely access your PC or Mac using an Android device

By on April 17, 2014 at 1:41 PM.

How to remotely access your PC or Mac using an Android device

  Ever been in a situation when you have forgotten some important file on your personal computer, but are miles away from home? Instead of worrying about returning home or asking your neighbor to access it on your behalf, you can now use Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop for Android. This app essentially lets you remotely access your Mac or PC from an Android smartphone or tablet. More →
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Leaked Android “Moonshine” screenshots point at flatter app icons

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM.

Leaked Android “Moonshine” screenshots point at flatter app icons

It seems like making a flatter and minimalistic design is the trend these days. Since iOS 7 was released, the likes of Samsung and HTC have overhauled their UI by introducing a flatter design. A set leaked screenshots now show that Google might soon follow suit. More →
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Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, comes to Android

By on April 10, 2014 at 3:22 PM.

Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, comes to Android

Mailbox is a fantastic app. It’s so great, in fact, that Dropbox spent $100 million to acquire it last year. The Mailbox app helped me destroy email, and for that I will forever be grateful — but there has always been one huge problem with it: there’s isn’t any desktop or Android client. As Dropbox announced on Wednesday, however, that won’t be the case for much longer. More →
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5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

By on April 10, 2014 at 3:11 PM.

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one among enthusiasts, but most people will acknowledge that both platforms have advantages and disadvantages compared to the other. Many pros and cons leave room for debate, of course, but one thing is certain when it comes to third-party development: Google’s Android platform gives app makers far more freedom to explore new functionality than Apple’s iOS software. We’ve got five more fantastic apps for Android users to check out if they’re looking to extend the capabilities of their handsets in ways that iPhone owners simply cannot. More →
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Facebook to remove in-app Chat from iOS and Android apps; wants you to download Messenger

By on April 10, 2014 at 1:54 PM.

Facebook to remove in-app Chat from iOS and Android apps; wants you to download Messenger

Facebook is set to make a little change to its iOS and Android apps, kicking the in-app chat feature out, and in turn forcing users to download the Messenger app instead. More →
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How to improve your Android phone’s battery life in 10 seconds

By on April 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

How to improve your Android phone’s battery life in 10 seconds

Battery life remains one of the most frustrating things about modern smartphones, which could do so much more if battery technology ever manages to progress as quickly as tech does in other areas. But alas, the battery barrier remains. Making matters significantly more frustrating is the fact that our smartphones are often plagued with bugs that cause excessive battery drain. One such bug was identified recently in Android, but luckily there’s a simple, though annoying fix to improve your battery life with the press of a single button. More →
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Microsoft’s Office for iPad clocks 12 million downloads in first week

By on April 4, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

Microsoft’s Office for iPad clocks 12 million downloads in first week

It has been a week since Microsoft brought Office to the iPad, and by the looks of it, the office suite has witnessed a warm welcome from the Apple iPad community. There have been 12 million downloads of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iPad, Microsoft has announced. More →
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Unearthed email shows Steve Jobs saw battle with Android as a ‘holy war’

By on April 2, 2014 at 11:24 AM.

Unearthed email shows Steve Jobs saw battle with Android as a ‘holy war’

As we’ve noted in the past, Apple’s patent spat is about much more than money — it’s very personal to the company. Reuters legal reporter Dan Levine brings us word that at the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial, Samsung attorney Bob Quinn presented an email sent by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs back in 2010 that declared Apple was in a “holy war” with Google over the future of mobile computing and worried that Apple might lose its position as the dominant player in the smartphone market. More →
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