Tag Archive: Apps


Best Calendar Apps for Android 2017

A calendar app can help keep track of your busy schedule.

With a busy, awesome life full of parties, appointments, and work deadlines, keeping track of everything on your schedule can seem almost impossible. Unless of course, you’ve got a handy calendar app in your pocket to help ensure you don’t accidentally overbook yourself or miss your niece’s recital. With that in mind, we’ve put together our favorite calendar apps for android.

Check out our picks here!

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How to download and manage apps from the Google Play Store

How do I download and manage apps and games through the Google Play Store?

Whether this is your first smartphone or just your first using Android, there’s a lot to love here, and it all starts with finding some apps to fill that new phone (or tablet) with. Google Play is the app store that Google runs, and it’s also an important piece of Android’s security as it scans apps before and after they’re downloaded and monitors  [Read More…]

How to restore your apps and settings to a new Android phone

Got a new phone? Awesome! Here’s how you can restore your apps and settings from your previous device.

Google has always synced calendar events, contacts, Drive documents, Gmail settings and other account-related information across devices, and since Android 5.0 Lollipop the company started offering the ability to restore apps to a new device. With Marshmallow, the feature was expanded to include app data as well as system settings, with all the information stored in the cloud. Android  [Read More…]

Best apps to turn your Huawei MediaPad tablet into a laptop replacement

Can I turn my tablet into a laptop? For the most part, yes.

The idea of replacing your laptop with a tablet has always been a fever dream, but with a Bluetooth keyboard and the right apps, it could actually be possible for the right kind of person. Here are a few great apps for the Huawei MediaPad that could help you leave your laptop behind.

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How to get rid of unwanted apps on your Android device

Most device manufacturers bundle their phones and tablets with a series of pre-installed apps. And if you purchased your device from a carrier, chances are there’s even more “bloatware” on board. Now, even if some pre-installed apps might prove to be of some use to you, the majority just end up sitting there unused. So […]

Mandrake Linux creator working on new fork of Android without Google services and apps

Once upon a time, Cyanogen Inc. partnered up with smartphone manufacturer BLU for a phone that should have landed on the market without any of Google’s popular apps baked-in. Unfortunately, the product never became a reality and Cyanogen Inc. fell apart in 2016 after spending three years attempting to make Android ROMs into a viable […]

Best Transit Apps for Android in 2017

Find your way around town with these handy Transit apps!

When you’re using public transit to get around, or you need to get around in an unfamiliar town, having an app to help you out can make things much less stressful. While summoning an uber is always an option, these apps will help you take advantage of public transit wherever you are.

Citymapper

Citymapper is the best transit app that you can use on your  [Read More…]

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

 

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We’ve shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and propel them to new heights. Our weekly Fresh Meat column highlights new apps with fewer than 100,000 installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

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Twitter now supports third-party apps for two-factor authentication

Authenticate your tweets with Google Authenticator, 1Password, etc.

Twitter added two-factor authentication to all the way back in 2013, and while it works fine, it’s continued to lack support for third-party apps year after year. Thankfully, now at the end of 2017, this is finally changing.

Up until now, Twitter’s login verification process has only been able to send authentication codes via SMS. This is still more secure than not having two-factor authentication enabled at all, but  [Read More…]

Best ebook reading apps for Android

Get your book fix with an ebook reading app!

Books can be heavy, expensive, and take up valuable space in a cramped apartment. If you’ve been considering the jump from physical books to ebooks, you’ll need to figure out the best e-reader for the job. Thankfully you’ve got a few options, depending on where you want to get your books, and how you want them to look on the screen.

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