Top 6 cloud storage apps for saving across devices [May 2015]


There are many reasons as to why you should backup your smartphone and data to the Cloud. After all, you want to ensure your files are secure and have are in a safe place in case of an accident with your smartphone or tablet. But, it’s difficult to do that when you don’t have access to any cloud storage. I’ve put together a list of my favorite cloud storage apps that offer free storage solutions. Some of them even have fantastic pricing for either hundreds of gigabytes of storage or unlimited storage.

Be sure to check it out below!

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How to set up your computer for Android application development


The thought of creating our own Android apps amuses most of us. “I have an excellent idea for an app,” we tell ourselves. “I could do that so much better than this developer,” is another common one. We’re never going to be able to bring those admirable ideas to light or improve upon someone else’s work if we don’t start.

Starting can be difficult, though. It can be even more difficult if you don’t have the tools to begin your Android coding journey. We’re going to show you what those tools are, how to download them, and how to get them ready for you to start programming your own apps.

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How to backup your data on a smartphone or tablet


In our technological age, losing data is a fact of life. Technology fails, files get corrupted, and sometimes we inadvertently delete our own data. It happens. The good news is that there are precautions you can take to make sure you never permanently lose data again, whether it be creating backups on a microSD card, another device or even in the cloud.

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Top 6 Android tablets [May 2015]


Picking up an Android tablet isn’t as simple as running to the store and grabbing a tablet. Android tablets range from all different brands and specs. Cheap ones tend to be low on the hardware spectrum, have a lot of stuttering when scrolling, and breaks easy if you were to drop it. You need to find a middle ground, where you can be confident in the quality of the product you bought.

So, which one is right for you? We’ve constructed a list of the top 5 best Android tablets to answer that question. These are the top 6 best Android tablets available in the market right now.

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Top 10 best Android games for smartphones and tablets [May 2015]

Mobile games.

They’re everywhere–on our smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and even invading our computers. While this certainly isn’t a bad thing, there’s more terrible games out there than great, and the bad titles tend to be what people see most.

However, there is an array of remarkable mobile games available where a lot of heart and soul has been put into them. If you’ve got a smartphone or tablet–iOS or Android–we’ve got a list of the top ten titles available right now.

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Best photo editing apps for Android [May 2015]

android-photo-editingPhoto editing apps on smartphones as a necessity to deal with early low-resolution cameras. Instagram even built up a social network off of the idea of filters and editing to make low megapixel shots look decent. Today, smartphone cameras have gotten significantly better, even replacing smaller point and shoot cameras for many people, but many of the editing apps have managed to evolve and stay relevant alongside the new, better cameras.

We went through some of the best available apps for tweaking your camera shots a couple years ago, but over the past few years the landscape of the best apps has changed. In this guide, we’ll go over the top apps for fine-tuning your shots to look perfect on whatever social media site you plan on uploading them to. Read more

How to set up a VPN on Android

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There are a myriad of reasons as to why you might want to setup a VPN on your Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Some of those reasons are for security purposes and others are to simply get your local network or ISP to stop being a nuisance. After all, who wouldn’t want ISP’s to stop throttling them on certain websites, such as BitTorrent, even if the file you are downloading is completely legal.

We’re going to be reviewing what a VPN is, why you want to use one, how to set one up, and the best VPN apps to use on your device. Be sure to read on to find out more and finally have a truly private Internet connection.

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Android Wear 5.1.1 walkthrough on the LG Watch Urbane [Video]


Google announced a very sizable update last month, which is coming to all Android Wear watches. At the time of this post, it’s only available for the LG Watch Urbane because I am assuming Google is working out any bugs before they release it in full. The Watch Urbane comes with Android Wear 5.1.1 out of the box, but it received another update shortly after pairing.

I figured it would be a good idea to highlight (in the video below) the changes with 5.1.1 as they will operate the same on all watches. All new features, with the exception of Wi-Fi support, will be available on all Android Wear watches. So let’s get to it.

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Best writing and journal apps for Android phones and tablets [April 2015]

Power of WordsWe’ve gone over our best picks for note taking apps before, and in most cases, those apps will get the job done if you just need to write out a to-do list or jot down a recipe. Like with anything else, though, our smartphones and tablets are replacing everything else, and sometimes you may want to use one to write down something a little longer than a memo, especially if you’re the type to bring a Bluetooth keyboard along with your tablet.

You definitely won’t be writing your next great screenplay in Google Keep, so we’ve compiled a list of the best available writing and journalistic apps available on the Play Store. If you’re looking for something more robust to keep a journal or to write out a longer paper that needs careful formatting, these will be better options than the tons of short note apps that you probably already have on your phone. Read more

How to factory reset or wipe the cache on your Samsung Galaxy device after the Lollipop update


With many Samsung Galaxy devices receiving Android 5.0+ in the US and other areas of the world, performance post update process may not be all that you expected. Some users are complaining of major battery drain, force closes for apps and just an overall abysmal time since Lollipop’s release.

While we may have to wait for Android 5.1 — with all its bug fixes and battery improvements — there may be a few things you can do to make your experience with Lollipop on the Note 4, Galaxy S5, or other Galaxy device a bit better. You know, until Samsung finally starts working on the update.

Sometimes a simple reboot will fix a lot of problems. Like with most updates, sometimes a simple restart and letting the device sit for a little bit will fix a good percentage of problems. However, sometimes you may need to wipe the cache or in the most extreme of cases, factory reset the device completely. We’ll walk you through a few ways to do it.

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