Getting the best iOS 10 features on your Android device right now

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Apple ended its WWDC 2016 keynote with the most amazing, fantastic, and beautiful refresh to iOS yet, and Tim Cook doesn’t know how you ever lived without it. It’s loaded with new features and tweaks, and, to Apple’s credit, some of them are actually some really nifty additions to mobile software.

There’s just one catch: you’re going to have to wait until this fall to take advantage of Apple’s latest iOS software. Like always, the new version of iOS will officially launch with the new iPhone around August or September, so until then you’re stuck with iOS 9. Unless, of course, you have an Android phone and would like to go ahead and snag all those useful iOS features for your smartphone right now. Fortunately for us, there are enough apps and software adjustments on Android to get pretty much every cool feature Apple announced without iOS 10 or an expensive iPhone. Read more

Best budget phones

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The best phones in the world long carried expensive price tags that weren’t attainable for many of us, but now “great” phones can be had for less money than ever before. Paying $700 isn’t necessary anymore. Shop online or stroll through a retail store and you’ll see phones listed below $400. Those phones, maybe to your surprise, are potentially worth every penny.

Let’s check out the best budget phones around.

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Best Android phones

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It’s that time of year again when we’re all searching for the new device that will be most efficient in keeping up with our lives. A large majority of the big names have already released their flagships for the year. There’s still some handsets to look forward to, such as the Moto Z and another Nexus refresh later this year, but beyond that, some of the best phones money can buy are out now. Whatever it is you’re looking for in your next phone, whether that be advanced sound quality or camera, smarter display or sleeker design—this list has it all with options from Samsung, Google, LG, Huawei, Motorola, and more!

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Best nutrition apps

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Dieting and trying to improve your nutrition is a difficult task. Changing your mindset with food and watching how much you’re taking in will never be easy, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. Smartphone apps have made our lives much easier in a myriad of areas, and one of those specifically is fitness and nutrition. Android has a ton of applications geared towards helping you get healthy.

Whether you’re looking for a calorie counter, a food lookup database, a guide to different types of foods, or even something for setting up meal plans, there’s something on this list for you. One thing to keep in mind is that these tools make it more convenient to watch your calories and what you’re eating, but they won’t get you healthy by themselves. You’ve got to put in the work in this new journey if you want to succeed, just like anything.

And without further ado, here are the best nutrition apps for Android:

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Best icon packs

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What are the best icon packs? That’s a hard call, simply because of how many are out there, as well as how many are being released on a weekly basis. That’s why we keep a monthly running list of all of our favorites, new and old. Whether you’re looking for some that follows Google’s Material Design guidelines, something a little more unique, or even something that’s more unified, there’s something here for you on this list.

Be sure to take a look after the break!

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Putting on Android Wear’s MODE bands

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So you’ve just picked up one of those new MODE bands that Google is pushing for Android Wear. While they’re meant to simplify the whole watch band-switching process, it’s not exactly easy to get started. With just two pins and a little tool, the pressure is all on you to figure things out. Once you get the pins secured in their respective places, the setup is a breeze. The struggle just comes from actually getting those pins in.

We’re showing you how to get Android Wear’s MODE bands on your smartwatch.

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Best emulators for Android

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Many think emulators are a gray area, but it’s actually not. Emulators in themselves aren’t bad. They’re essentially the platform that you can play old games on. However, you’ll need a ROM of the game you want to load into the emulator in order to do any gaming. That’s where the gray area comes in, but there are perfectly legal ways to do that. For instance, the ROM of an old game is perfectly legal if it’s something flashed from the original cartridge (your copy). Now that’s a bit of a complicated process, but there are easier and 100% legal ways to simply download a ROM, which we’ll go into a bit.

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Best screen protectors for the LG G5

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When you shell out hundreds of dollars for the latest flagship phone, you’re going to want to protect your investment. Cases are a great way to save your phone from a catastrophic incident, but many of you despise the bulk that protective cases add to your device, basically hiding the beautiful sleek design. This is where a screen protector can come in huge. A screen protector goes right over your screen, and if it is a good one, you won’t even notice that it’s there. In addition to being barely noticeable, a screen protector protects arguably the most important part of the phone.

Let’s check out the best screen protectors for the LG G5.

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Best USB Type-C chargers for the LG G5

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With the first batch of 2016’s flagship devices from the major smartphone manufacturers finally getting into the hands of buyers, there are good odds that many of them will be looking for some accessories. A common item many people invest in is an additional charger for their device to keep in their car or at the office or to tuck away in their computer bag for unexpected low charge situations. If you recently invested in the LG G5, even with the swappable battery, you may find yourself in the market for a new charger since LG switched to USB Type-C for their USB/charging port on the device rendering standard microUSB cables a thing of the past. Read more