Windows Phone User’s Top 5 Reasons Why Not Android

Let's start this off by saying I like what Android stands for, freedom to choose what you want...from skins, lock screens, browsers, etc... if you want it is in the HUGE app store waiting for you.  I have tried to make the switch to Android from Windows Phone but I just couldn't do it.  Believe me I'd rather have every app known to man at finger tips and have a device that all the new wearables work with however I just can't do...

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20% of all smartphone and tablet apps are only opened once
Jun12

20% of all smartphone and tablet apps are only opened once

I am a self-confessed app addict. I have used thousands from paid to free, from amazing to awful, and the thing is I am certainly not alone as apps more than anything else have driven the mobile boom. Most of us probably have a few if not dozens of apps that we simply never use, in fact if you look at your device right now there are probably a number of apps that never get opened. Applications gave smartphones features that they never...

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Google Now coming to a desktop near you, making smart search universal

Google Now is one of the best things about mobile search and interacting with Google products, so anyone who uses the enhanced search and personal assistant will be happy to know that it is jumping from mobile to the desktop. The Chrome browsers on PC and Mac will soon add the ability to see Google Now Cards on your computer, but you can try it now by following these steps. 1. Download Chrome Canary, the developer version of the...

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Gun-toting thief declines to take robbery victim’s flip phone

Imagine the terror you would feel if someone holding a gun demanded all of your possessions. Then imagine how shocked and relieved you’d be if the robber gave back the phone because it is too old. That’s what happened to one man in New York whose flip phone disappointed his mugger so much that the thief decided not to take it. Kevin Cook relayed his story to the New York Post about how, while walking in New York City’s Central Park,...

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In praise of the humble lanyard

Trends on mobile devices are a dime a dozen and are often shed for a more useful trends or simply a natural evolution of the smartphone. (I am looking at you flip phones.) However the one trend that left for simply cosmetic reasons is the humble lanyard. The questions remains why bring it back? Before you simply call me a big old geek, hear me out.  When the lanyard was popular on devices, think about how little they did and how much...

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KitKat & Google, More scary than maybe you think

Nitrozac and Snaggy, the genius comic drawing duo from The popular Joy Of Tech have taken a double knock at both Google and KitKat in their latest comic strip. Google get bashed for pretty much what we all know about them by now, but what might be of a surprise is some of the naughty things that Nestle the makers of KitKat have been accused of in the past. Check out the full cartoon strip after the break. With thanks to The Joy Of...

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