Few set top boxes support every service you want, but when you’ve got one that runs Android there’s usually a workaround. One of the most frustrating omissions from Android TV’s app catalog is Amazon Prime Video, but you can change that with just a few simple steps and no rooting required.
When you buy an Apple product you buy into the ecosystem more than with any other company, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with only what they offer. If you’re a lover of wearables you’d be remiss to overlook Android Wear, even if you’ve chosen iOS as your primary mobile platform.
Tablets are great entertainment devices, but they aren’t always as useful for getting things done. If you want your tablet to be more than just a fun little toy, it’s really just a matter of the right apps, attitude, and configuration. Here’s how you can turn your tablet into a handy, productivity-boosting tool.
Carousel is a new app by the folks at Dropbox that make photo organization and sharing really easy. When you upload your photos to the app and share with your friends, they get your photos and you get theirs.
No matter how big the screen or how effective the software, web browsing on your smartphone just doesn't match the ease of browsing on a computer. It's never going to be perfect, but it can be a lot better. Here's how to make browsing on your smartphone suck less.
iOS and Android: If you're in a hurry and need to sell your stuff, TagSale can help you do it a little bit faster. You just snap a photo, slap a price tag on it, and it'll pop up for sale within the app.
Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better, but they can do more than just take beautiful photos. They can turn your smartphone into a translator, product price matcher, a scanner, and more. You just need to know how to use it.
Twitter just announced that you can now send pictures in direct messages, making it very easy to quickly share photos. Furthermore, you can now swipe between timelines in the mobile app to allow for faster, more natural navigation. These updates are available now. Check out the details on the Official Twitter blog.
Android and iOS: While you generally don't want to turn to the internet for help fixing your body, if you can connect with an actual doctor you can get usable advice. Talk to Docs offer just that, allowing you to ask a question aloud and receive an answer just moments later.
We all know companies try to offer benchmarks that show their gadgets in the best light possible, but you can only fudge the numbers so much before they graduate from mere flattery to flat out lies. Anandtech decided to take a look at Android benchmark claims and found out most were way off.
iOS and Android are both great mobile platforms. They also have quite a bit of room for improvement and different ideas of what matters to users. Naturally, many people feel one trumps the other. So is one actually better? Here are your best arguments.
iOS/Android/Web: Previously mentioned Sworkit—the app that generates randomized exercise routines based on your timeframe of choice—just added custom workouts. That means if you're injured, pregnant, or don't want to disturb the neighbors by jumping around for 20 minutes, you can find a plan that works for you.
Android: Google's underrated Cloud Print service officially made it to Android in the form of an app. Now you can send your Android's documents to any Cloud-connected printer and track its status. You can download the app right now through the Google Play store.
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the noisy glory of mechanical keyboards, detecting a bad boss before you take a job, and saving the most money when building a computer. We’re also answering your questions about mobile app security, Android launchers, and building your own NAS.
Android: Gmail just got a new update with a brand new inbox featuring labels, contact images, and indicators for your promotional, update, and social notifications. Additionally, new slide-out navigation makes it easy to access whatever you need when you need it.
Google updated their Calendar app on Android, adding custom colors, a better interface for adding events, and a new time zone picker. For more information, check out the Official Android Blog.
Ars Technica reports that AT&T doesn't want all its users making video calls over cellular data just yet. The recently-announced revamp to Google+ Hangouts won't connect on an AT&T Android smartphone unless you're connected to Wi-Fi. You won't find yourself restricted if you subscribe to a tiered or mobile share…
Google didn't announce the latest version of Android at I/O, their annual developer conference, leaving our devices feeling sad and unloved. Android 4.3 may still be on the way soon, but for now, here's what we wish they announced—and how you can get many of these features right now.
Google broadcast the I/O 2013 keynote live on YouTube today, giving a detailed peek into the latest updates to their various technologies across Android, Chrome, and the web as a whole. The I/O conference consists of a lot more than announcements, however, with displays showing off all kinds of technologies Google…
Android: Do you ever need to split a bill with friends at a restaurant but struggle through the math? Grouptuity helps you figure out exactly how much everyone owes, including tax, tip, and any discounts you may have, without too much hassle.