How to keep your iPhone but switch to Google or Microsoft apps

Your guide to a new software ecosystem. Your iPhone may be an Apple product, but it can still run your favorite Google and Microsoft apps. Ben Kolde via Unsplash/David Nield Just because you prefer the curved aesthetics of the iPhone doesn’t mean you want to buy entirely into the Apple software ecosystem. After all, Google and… Please follow and like us:

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How to find the best apps—and avoid the duds

Become an expert app hunter. Download only the best apps for your device. Apple To make your life as convenient and productive as possible, you should fill your phone with the most fun and useful apps available. But with millions of app-store listings to check out, you can easily waste time on pointless or even dangerous… Please follow and like us:

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31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way. Isn’t she lovely? Rodion Kutsaev via Unsplash Studies show that we’re spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it’s clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing… Please follow and like us:

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How to switch phones without losing anything

Ditch your old device but keep your data. Bought a new phone? Here’s how to ensure you don’t leave any personal information behind during the upgrade. Apple A new smartphone model—from Google, Apple, or another manufacturer—catches your eye, and all of a sudden, your old handset won’t cut it. But don’t leap into an upgrade without… Please follow and like us:

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How to control your app permissions

It’s 10 PM. Do you know what your apps are doing? Keep an eye on your apps. Rami Al-zayat/Unsplash Your smartphone wouldn’t be all that useful without all the apps you’ve downloaded. Even when you’re not actively poking around within a program, it can run in the background—updating your location, checking your email, or playing music—to… Please follow and like us:

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Save your money and your data by preparing your phone for travel

Make sure you’re secure before leaving the house. Don’t forget to pack your smartphone. Aaron Burden/Unsplash When you’re traveling, you rely on your trusty smartphone to navigate, translate, and stay in touch with friends. But on the road, you may face challenges like insecure or nonexistent Wi-Fi and a scarcity of places to charge your device.… Please follow and like us:

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Microsoft Announces Death Of Windows Phone

This may not come as a surprise for most, but Microsoft has officially killed off Windows Phone. Executive Joe Belfiore announced the sad news for all loyal Windows Phone users over the weekend. The decision was made amid the company’s increased efforts in developing apps for other platforms. In a series of tweets, Belfiore not only… Please follow and like us:

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Five essential Dropbox tools you might be missing

Get more out of the app. Dig deeper into Dropbox and reap the benefits. David Nield/Popular Science Since its launch in 2007, Dropbox has become a leading product for fast and efficient file syncing between computers and the cloud. You can use it to keep files up-to-date across multiple computers, collaborate on work with other people,… Please follow and like us:

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How to watch the Great American Eclipse live online

As you may have heard, a total solar eclipse is going to sweep across the United States on Monday. Everyone in the Lower 48 states, weather permitting, will be able to see a partial eclipse, in which the moon will partially obscure the face of the sun. (Using eclipse glasses or a pinhole projector, of course.… Please follow and like us:

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The best Twitter tricks and add-ons

Tweet like a pro. There’s more to Twitter than meets the eye. Freestocks.org/Unsplash.com Since 2006, Twitter has been breaking major news, connecting celebrities directly to their fans, and creating all kinds of memes from the hilarious to the downright bizarre. Whether you use the service or not, Twitter has played a huge role in internet culture… Please follow and like us:

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Tips and add-ons for getting the most out of Google Play Music

Nine ways to upgrade your listening experience. Google Play Music can stream songs from the web as well as play your local music library. David Nield/Popular Science Google’s streaming music service doesn’t get the same attention as some of its other offerings, like Gmail or Maps, but this Spotify competitor is a powerful app, especially when… Please follow and like us:

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Set phone reminders for anything

Outsource your memory. Don’t forget an anniversary ever again. Todoist With the frenetic pace of modern life, we’ve got more to remember than ever. Help is at hand in the form of (what else) your smartphone. As well as a digital camera, music player, and all-round communications device, your phone can also act as a combination… Please follow and like us:

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Apple removes 45,000 apps in China

A customer is trying a new red iPhone 7 in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, March 25, 2017. [Photo/VCG] A total of 45,362 Chinese apps were booted from Apple’s App Store from June 13 to June 22, according to data analysis platform ASO 100, Beijing Business Today reported. More than 15,500, or 34.34 percent, of them… Please follow and like us:

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How to recover deleted files

Don’t panic—you can get them back You have options for recovering your files back. David Nield/Popular Science Now that we’re living in a mostly digital world, it’s a lot easier than it used to be to accidentally delete that precious family photo or important bank statement. One slip of the finger, and whole folders of files… Please follow and like us:

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A non-developer’s guide to all the stuff Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 conference

Microsoft wants Windows 10 everywhere. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took an interesting approach to his opening speech at the 2017 Build conference, tasking engineers with preventing AI and other advanced tech from bringing about a dystopian 1984-style future. Microsoft This week’s Microsoft Build conference was aimed pretty squarely at the development community, but as always, there… Please follow and like us:

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