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Power Battery – Battery Saver: a feature (and ad) filled battery preserver. [Review]

Android’s battery life has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few iterations. Features like Doze and Android RunTime Compiler have reduced the battery draw of everyone’s favorite mobile OS significantly, and a combination of increased battery size and more efficient CPUs mean we’re getting some help from hardware, too. That said, though, you’ll

Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon is now offering monthly subscription plans for its Prime service, which is available for $ 10.99 a month. The retailer is also targeting Netflix by making Prime Video available as a standalone service for $ 8.99 a month.

A yearly subscription of Prime costs $ 99, which includes full access to Prime Video. Opting for the monthly route will set you back $ 131.88 over the course of a year, or 25% more than the annual subscription fee.  [Read More…]

Tips everyone should be using for keeping your Android device safe and secure

Mobile security is one of the most important things we overlook when using our devices. We tend to leave it up to Google to manage it, or we simply are too lazy to keep our phones safe by enabling the tools given to us. Identity theft affects millions of people globally. Even phone theft has been

Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

All the tens in all the places.

The subject of many leaks and speculation is here — no, not the iPhone 7 — it’s the HTC 10!. But it’s going up against some strong competition in the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5.

The Apple front was rather quiet, with ongoing speculation about an update and renaming of Mac OS X and the much-anticipated iPhone 7 — though neither will be here exactly soon.

Microsoft was  [Read More…]

The Ultimate Tech Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

They invented notifications before smartphones were invented. They were our alarm clocks. They definitely were our reminder system even if we tried to turn them off…brush your teeth, put on a jacket, etc. They are our mothers. We only get one, and no matter how much they nag or embarrass us, they love us to

AC editors’ apps of the week: Eat24, CraveTV, Pixel Dungeon and more

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…]

Keep it simple with these watch faces for Android Wear

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It’s time again for another Android Wear watch face round up, and this time we’ve collected five fantastic and simple watch faces for you to check out. It’s easy to get caught up in all of our technology, and feel overloaded from the amount of information constantly being thrown at us. These watch faces aim to keep things simple, and make it easy to get the information you  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay now supports Regions Bank

If you’re in the Southeast and use Regions Bank, know this — you’re now supported by Samsung Pay. That means you can now add your puke green debit card or any of your Regions credit cards to Samsung Pay.

And, well, that’s it. The big deal here is that, first, there are a ton of Samsung phones out there, with the GS7 and GS6 lines (and the Note 5) supporting Samsung Pay. The second is that Samsung Pay  [Read More…]

Huawei’s VR headset is eerily similar to the Gear VR

Virtual reality is immensely popular and manufacturers are all trying to grab a piece of the pie. The latest to get in on the action is Huawei, which just announced the Huawei VR, the company’s VR headset that bears a striking resemblance to Samsung’s Gear VR in both design and function. The Huawei VR, however, works only with Huawei devices, and a mere three of them at that. Compatible devices include the Huawei P9, P9 Plus and Mate 8.

Using  [Read More…]

Samsung Smart Switch makes it easy to get your old stuff on your new phone

Smart Switch is easy to use. Here’s everything you need to know.

The worst part of getting a new phone is moving all your content from your old phone over. If you went to a store and bought a new Galaxy S7, there’s a good chance someone there had a gadget that helps them do it for you, but nowadays a lot of us shop online to make buying a phone a little more hassle-free. If  [Read More…]