MOBILE ARTICLES / ANDROID, IPHONE, IPAD, AND MORE

Several times a year, Google releases a new version of Android with new features and performance improvements. Unfortunately, most Android devices in the wild will never get the update.

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Google, Dropbox, LastPass, Battle.net, Guild Wars 2 – all these services and more offer two-factor authentication apps that work on smartphones. If you don’t have a supported device, you can run an alternative application on your computer.

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Android has taken huge strides since Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but many devices are still using it. If you can’t upgrade your old device, there are ways to make it feel more modern.

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Android 4.2 improves on Android 4.1 in numerous ways, adding a variety of new features. Android 4.2 isn’t as big an update as Android 4.1, also called Jelly Bean, but it’s a definite improvement.

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The Windows Surface tablet, like most touch devices, comes with an on screen keyboard which makes a clicking sound every time you tap a key. This becomes very annoying, so here’s how to disable it.

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Sometimes even the best of intentions are not enough to save you from your phone…

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While Apple has has a mountain of commercial successes, every once in awhile the crew in Cupertino strikes out. Here are some of the less successful and prematurely retired Apple products from the last two decades.

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That is about as retro a smartphone as you can get!

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Our last edition of WIG for October is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Microsoft may not issue a second Windows 7 service pack, Windows Media Center is free for Windows 8 Pro users for limited time, CyanogenMod logged swipe gestures used to unlock Android devices, and more.

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Some people think that task killers are important on Android. By closing apps running in the background, you’ll get improved performance and battery life – that’s the idea, anyway. In reality, task killers can reduce your performance and battery life.

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And that was the way it was…

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Our latest edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu 12.10, the FTC’s offer of a $50,000 cash bounty for technology to help eliminate robocalls, the new malware variant spreading across Skype, and more.

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If you’re interested in setting up a smart thermostat but put off by the high price of models like the Nest Learning Thermostat, this DIY project uses an old Android phone and a little DIY wiring to automate and network...

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If you love keeping an eye at what’s around the corner, this video showcases some of the new features in Gmail for Android–there’s even an APK for those adventurous readers who want to try it.

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When someone breaks a device and turns it into an expensive brick, people say they “bricked” it. We’ll cover exactly what causes bricking and why, how you can avoid it, and what to do if you have a bricked device.

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This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as new malware seeks to lock Skype users out of their PCs, Dell will stick to Windows 7 after Windows 8 debut, Mozilla Thunderbird users now get 25 GB of cloud storage for free, and more.

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Over the coming decades books certainly evolve into an unfamiliar form.

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If you’re already longing for some custom screensavers on your new Kindle Paperwhite, you’re in luck. The new Kindle has been jailbroken, opening it up to all sorts of custom hacks and modifications.

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Once a week we round up some of the tips and tricks you mail in and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at monitoring your Android device’s battery, DIY camera stabilizers, and a handy Chrome tool for tidying up web pages.

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ADB, Android Debug Bridge, is a command-line utility included with Google’s Android SDK. ADB can control your device over USB from a computer, copy files back and forth, install and uninstall apps, run shell commands, and more.

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Android: If you want the look of Windows Phone 7 tiles on your Android phone without completely replacing your launcher and interface, Real Widget offers the shortcut tiles without the total overhaul.

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Our last edition of WIG for September is filled with news link coverage on topics such as a beta of Mozilla’s new Persona login system has been released, a SourceForge mirror has been compromised, the Nintendo Wii U will be region-locked, and more.

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Are you experiencing frustration since no one has built and released an official charging dock for the iPhone 5 yet? Then this quick little DIY charging dock project may be the perfect solution to your problem and serve as a ...

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Last fall we showed you how to run Android apps on your Windows PC with BlueStacks. Now BlueStacks has partnered with AMD to offer even better Android emulation on AMD-powered Windows machines.

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Android includes a built-in way to back up and restore the contents of your phone or tablet. All you need is a computer and a device running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or newer.

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