What Is Google Now and How Do I Use It?

When Jelly Bean was officially announced, Android users had a lot to be excited about. The latest version of the OS is super-smooth (like Butter!), there are expandable notifications that actually include functionality, there is a better keyboard, better widgets, and a better camera/gallery. The biggest announcements, of-course, were the addition of a better voice […]

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IDC: Android and iOS continue to carve up the world, another record quarter for smartphones

According to IDC’s latest figures, Android and iOS now account for 85 percent of the 152 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2012. Google’s OS powered 68.1 percent of all smartphones sold — with Samsung making the hardware behind for just under half of those. Apple’s smartphones now claim a 16.9 percent marketshare and while plenty […]

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50 Completely Free Android Apps

There’s certainly no shortage of free Android apps, but a lot of these are really more like free demos: they’re ad-supported “lite” versions with accompanying paid apps, or they’re 30 day trials, or they require you to unlock extra features via in-app purchases or by paying for a monthly account. That’s not a bad thing, […]

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