Tag: Google Android

How to track any Google Android, Apple iPhone or Samsung smartphone
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How to track any Google Android, Apple iPhone or Samsung smartphone

So you’ve been gifted a smartphone by your significant other. A question then: how do you recover the smartphone if it becomes lost? How to track any Google Android or Apple iPhone - Preinstalled Apps are your true friends If it's a Google Android, Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, make sure before you've lost your smartphone you've installed at least one of the following free tracking Apps and you have a Data Service activated: Find My iPhone Android Device Manager  Samsung’s Find My Mobile   Android Lost App Google Maps Timeline For the latest version of Android or iOS, most of these apps come pre-installed. You can then login using your Google account to use the Android Devices Manager Website to locate any Google Android devices that are ...
Blackberry’s Neon, Argon and Mercury are Elements of Surprise Comeback
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Blackberry’s Neon, Argon and Mercury are Elements of Surprise Comeback

Blackberry is a true Fighter and today has earned my deepest respect! Yes, for those of you who forgot about Blackberry, FLOW Jamaica still supports these smartphones as described in FLOW Jamaica’s Blackberry Plans support Trailblazers of Mobile Internet. Rather than roll over and admit defeat due to the slow sales of the Blackberry Passport, the Blackberry Classic and the Blackberry Priv, Blackberry is launching three (3) more smartphones! Introducing the Neon, Argon, and Mercury! These Smartphones are being made by TCL Corporation's recently acquired company, Alcatel. Blackberry plans to launch these new smartphone as follows: Blackberry Neon in July or August 2016 Blackberry Argon in October 2016 Blackberry Mercury in January­March of 2017 All this while the US s...
Google Android Apps will finally run on Chromebooks
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Google Android Apps will finally run on Chromebooks

Google Android and Google Chrome have finally come together...sorta. Great timing, as this coincides with Google I/O 2016 which has exploded on the scene on Wednesday May 18th 2016, which I'll be writing about in a bit. Actually, Google has finally made their Android Apps available for touchscreen Chromebooks; this means that the Chromebook Pixel 2, Asus Chromebook Flip and Acer Chromebook R11 will come with the Google Play store baked in. Google plans to make other Chromebooks that have no touch screen have access to the Google Play Store. This will give many users of Chromebooks, mainly K-12 students in the US of A access to Android Apps such as the ever popular Facebook Messenger, Spotify, 3D Games and even Google's Photos and Play Music Apps. As most Android Apps need ...
How to stop Facebook and Messenger from draining your battery
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How to stop Facebook and Messenger from draining your battery

Looks like Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Pages Manager Apps may be bad for your smartphone's health. A dual study conducted by the UK Guardian Newspaper, found that these Apps severely reduce the following on your Google Android smartphone or Apple iPhone: 20% reduction in the battery life for Google Android 15% reduction in the battery life for Apple iPhone 500GB Internal Storage when installed (Facebook) The performance for both smartphones in terms of speeds of execution of other tasks was also severely reduced. This study backs up findings by Reddit user pbrandes_eth who in January 2016 discovered that uninstalling these Apps significantly speeds up your Google Android smartphone or Apple iPhone. I've actually seen this on smartphones that my friends own in the ...
Why the Rise of ad-Blockers is killing free Publisher and App Content
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Why the Rise of ad-Blockers is killing free Publisher and App Content

While Digicel and ECTEL argue about blocking ads on your smartphones smartphone makers and developers have taken matters into their own hands. Ad-blocker are now all the rage on Google Android and Apple iPhones users are pretty much fed up with Ad popping up in their apps as well as News websites. The so-called In-App advertising model as described in In-App Purchasing falters as Freemium In-App Advertising Rises is now in limbo. The business model that made games like Flappy Bird's Vietnamese Developer Dong Nguyen, founder of Game Development Studio DotGears, land a spot on Amazon TV back in August 2014 is now old hat. As for websites and blogs, ad-blockers will make professional and freelance journalism go extinct as many Blogs and websites depend on ad-revenue to provide free ...
Why the Alcatel OneTouch POP 7 is a great Tablet for your kids
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Why the Alcatel OneTouch POP 7 is a great Tablet for your kids

The US$144 (JA$16,795) to US$154 (JA$18,000) Alcatel OneTouch POP 7 is an interesting 7” Tablet indeed from TCL Corporation. Launched way back at CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Alcatel OneTouch POP 7 has been having as hard time finding a home in the US of A, as it has not sold well, despite being a Tablet that sports 4G LTE! The Alcatel OneTouch POP 7 runs Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with an optional magnetic cover attached to a backplate in various colours: Yellow Black White Pink Blue Changing the backpanel and magnetic covers is quite easy and efficient. It’s a bit heavier and the microSD and SIM-card slots are inaccessible. However, they’ll be protected from grit and keep your microSD card safe. You also get t...
Why Android Fragmentation Worsens as Apple iOS 8 adoption almost complete
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Why Android Fragmentation Worsens as Apple iOS 8 adoption almost complete

There are many who say I'm biased toward Apple, choosing only to highlight the Negative stuff about Google Android. To all my readers I assure you, I am not biased; I’m just a statistics nerd, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Style. Fragmentation is a real problem for Google Android smartphone users, exacerbated by the fact that there are now some 24,093 different Android devices made by 1,294 companies in 2015 according to stats from OpenSignal, an app that gauges mobile signals. The graph below makes this clear. That's a huge boost from some 1000 different Android Devices, from Tablets to smartphones and the new entrants are clearly not American; Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, ZTE, and Huawei, alongside well-known OEM (Original Equiptment Manufacturers) LGE, Lenovo, Sony and HTC. ...
Android Browser Security unfixed as Google wants you to Upgrade to Lollipop
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Android Browser Security unfixed as Google wants you to Upgrade to Lollipop

“Keeping software up to date is one of the greatest challenges in security," Adrian Ludwig wrote. Because the browser App is based on a version of the WebKit browser engine that's now more than two years old, fixing the vulnerability in Android Jelly Bean and earlier versions is "no longer practical to do safely” Google's Chief of Security Adrian Ludwig in a Google+ post on Friday January 23rd 2015 commenting on Google's Decision not to fix a security hole in Google Android Default Browser There is a security flaw in the Google Android Default Browser – not Google Chrome for Android, you have to download that as a free App – that is on 60% of Android smartphones. Personally I knew this was coming from the first article back in August 2014 that I did on Google’s Fragmentation probl...