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Oh, the Irony! iPhone 6 Copies the Nexus 4

Could the famously litigious Apple get a taste of its own medicine? Maybe it’s time to stop excessive patent litigation.

Researchers' New App Outs iPhone and Android Phone Energy Hogs

Researchers from the United States and Sweden have launched free iOS and Android smartphone/tablet software that singles out which apps take the biggest toll on your device batteries and also visualizes fragmentation of Apple and...


Androids Continue to Gain in the Enterprise

Use of Android smartphones in the enterprise realm is on the rise, largely at the expense of the iPhone, according to a report issued this week by Good Technology.

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LG G3 Smartphone Review

This video is a comprehensive review of the new LG G3 smartphone.

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How to Factory Reset a Samsung Galaxy S5

This short video shows you how to do a factory reset and wipe of all data on a Samsung Galaxy S5.

13 Ways to Optimize Your Android Smartphone

Make your Android phone more powerful, useful, and efficient with these 13 quick tips

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Microsoft's Android Experiment is Over

The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.

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Two New Apps That Can Help Save You Money (Seriously)

Both the Savor and Boxed mobile apps are designed to help you find the best deals on the goods and service you want or need. Both work well, but they have their shortcomings, according to James A. Martin.

Opera Mini iOS Browser Gets Updated Look, New Compression Mode

Need to economize your mobile data consumption? The Opera Mini 8 iOS browser has two data-compression modes, though one makes some image-heavy sites look much less inviting, according to blogger James A. Martin.

Why It's Never Been More Important to Pick Your Mobile Platform Wisely

Is moving from one mobile OS to another a big deal? Maybe not right now, but the platform you choose today could have ramifications on your fitness tracking, car navigation and TV viewing in the future, according to blogger...


Google Gets Down to Business with Android Work, Cloud Drive for Work

Google announced two new enterprise initiatives at its 2014 I/O developer conference: Android Work and Google Drive for Work.'s Al Sacco details the new IT security features in Android and breaks down the cloud-storage...

'Fully Secure' MailWise Email App for Android Unclutters Your Inbox

MailWise is an attractive, and "fully secure," email app for Android smartphones that aims to streamline your inbox, and it works, according to blogger James A. Martin...sort of.

Garmin's New 'Viago' App Lets You Build Your Own GPS

Garmin's latest Android and iOS navigation apps let you choose the features you want "à la carte". blogger James A. Martin explains why it can make sense to pay for GPS directions when you can get them for free.

How to Defend Against the Latest Android Kernel Flaw

Companies should be on the lookout for exploits of a troubling vulnerability in the Linux kernel that exists in nearly every popular mobile device running Android, experts say.Cybercriminals are likely to target the flaw with malware...

Farm Star Living: A Must-Have App for all 'Farm-to-Table' Fans

The recently-released Farm Star Living app for Android and iOS helps foodies find nearby restaurants with farm-fresh ingredients. It's a tasty app, but it may leave you wanting more, according to blogger James A. Martin.

Why You Might Not Want to Use Facebook Messenger to Send Videos

You can now use Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android to send photos and video to your Friends. But you should be very careful before recording a video with the app, according to blogger James A. Martin.

Amazon Kindle iOS, Android Apps Get New Audiobook Feature

Amazon's Kindle mobile apps now support a feature that automatically syncs ebooks with Audible audiobooks so users never have to leave the Kindle app to listen to a book. blogger James A. Martin says "Whispersync for Voice" is...

Amazon Teaser Suggests 'Fire Phone' to Finally Debut June 18

Amazon announced a launch event on June 18 and teased it with a video clip that suggests the company could finally unveil its long-rumored smartphone.

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