How to switch from Android to iPhone

Somehow, for years, you resisted the lure of the iPhone. You happily stuck with Android, while rolling your eyes at Apple fanboys and fangirls camping out ahead of the launch of a new device. You accepted the fact that it’s harder to find fitted cases and other accessories for your less popular smartphone. You even argued with friends about which operating […]

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Instagram now works offline on Android

At Facebook’s F8 conference, Instagram announced that it’s added offline support for its Android app, so you can browse and create posts even without a connection. Here’s how it works: any posts your phone has already downloaded while connected to Wi-Fi or your mobile data plan will be available to view, comment on, like and save. You’ll also be able […]

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Google Duo is taking Hangouts’ place on Android

In its ongoing effort to push new chat software, Google won’t require Android phone makers to preload the Hangouts app as part of its core mobile app suite starting December 1st, according to Android Police. In its place, the company will instead include Duo, its recently released FaceTime competitor for instant video chatting. Hangouts isn’t totally going away. It will remain an […]

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New security vulnerability puts 900 million Android devices at risk, researchers warn

Security firm Check Point has identified vulnerabilities affecting 900 million smartphones and tablets that use chipsets from component maker Qualcomm. Check Point disclosed the vulnerabilities Sunday at the DEF CON 24 hacking conference in Las Vegas. The four vulnerabilities, dubbed “QuadRooter” by Check Point, affect Android devices using chipsets from component maker Qualcomm. Chipsets are collections of components or circuits […]

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Apple, Android, BlackBerry phones: What can’t be hacked?

The tech world is holding its breath for the courtroom showdown between the FBI and Apple over a government request for a backdoor to the iPhone used by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook. The fight is one example of how security has long been a selling point in smart phones, dating back to the long-encrypted BlackBerry. “The tech industry tries to build the […]

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Android Has A New Weapon In The iPhone War

As Samsung and Qualcomm kiss and makeup, there’s every chance that the latter’s new 820 chipset could be powering the Galaxy S7. This is important for a number of business and technological reasons, as Forbes contributor I an Morris details here.  For consumers, however, there’s one real standout feature that Qualcomm is hoping will give Android the edge over Apple’s […]

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