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Our weekly app picks

It’s Appday Sunday and that means we’re back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we  [Read More...]

Here are all the phones that have Lollipop so far

Lollipop was released back in October of 2014, and it’s now running on 9.7% of Android devices according to the May 2015 distribution numbers. Finding the phones in that 5% can be a bit of a challenge, though, so we’re going to make it easy for you. This is going to be a regularly updated list where we will keep a running tab of which devices are running Lollipop. This list will only show devices that have  [Read More...]

Battery life on the Galaxy S6 isn’t great, but after the hype has worn off we want to know how long your GS6 is lasting.

As we all know, the first few days of having a new device isn’t the best time to measure battery life — you’re using it a ton, learning all about it and pushing the battery to its limits. Folks have had their very own Galaxy S6 or S6 edge in their  [Read More...]

Available in both black and white bumpers, this hybrid cover is completely see-through on the back, showing off your HTC One M9′s sleek design. The TPU bumper provides an enhanced grip while leaving easy access to the ports and buttons of the device. Get yours on sale today for only $ 6.95!

We finally got rid of our home landline a few months ago. But one thing my wife and I quickly realized was that we still needed some sort of “home” phone, just in case our soon-to-be-9-year-old gets off the school bus and finds there’s no one here to meet her. I’d rigged up a Nexus 7 with Google Hangouts Dialer, but that was a clunky solution. We needed a real phone. Besides, I figured, it’s probably time  [Read More...]

dbrand Skins: Not just for looking awesome

You can’t deny that my Nexus 6 looks awesome.

I personally don’t like to use cases on my phones. I know it’s stupid. I realize I’m wielding an expensive piece of technology around and even if I have insurance on it, it’s still going to cost me hundreds of dollars to replace if I break it. I realize my odds are better of not breaking it if I use a case that can absorb some of the energy from the impact of a fall. But up until the Nexus 6,  [Read More...]

Quick look: The LG G4 official extra battery kit

Your LG G4 has a removable battery, and this kit helps you make the most of it.

Say what you want about Quick Charge or wireless charging, for many power users and frequent travelers, nothing beats the instant 100-percent refill delivered by a removable battery. The LG G4 is one of the few high-end phones still offering this feature, and to fully take advantage of it you’ll want LG’s extra battery kit.

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Gesture controls and how to use them in Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen gestures means your screen doesn’t need to be on for your phone to be useful.

There are a handful of amazingly clever ideas out there for accessing certain parts of your phone as quickly as possible. Motorola’s double screwdriver twist to launch the camera, Samsung’s double home button tap, and LG’s double volume button tap are among the best. Each of these behaviors are designed to get you access  [Read More...]

A few usability improvements are hitting the Chromecast app with the latest update.

The new version of the app displays your current Chromecasts in a larger “card” style, with quick access to the settings and backdrops on each.

Spotify evolves into 24-hour entertainment resource

With Apple’s yearly Developer Conference around the corner, and everyone expecting to see some type of Beats Music integration announced, Spotify has been pulling out all the stops to keep its’ customers around, as well as trying to entice some new ones. Spotify has recently launched a sweet deal for new Premium subscribers, and this week have announced a series of changes that will be taking place for their subscribers. Spotify is aiming to be your end-all-be-all source for just about  [Read More...]