Smartphones with 7 Day Battery Life Are Two Years Away, Battery Maker Claims

Smartphones with 7 Day Battery Life Are Two Years Away, Battery Maker Claims

If you ask 10 people to improve one thing about their phone, 9 would say “battery life”. Phones are more advanced than ever before but have worse battery life than we’ve ever seen. That’s why the tech industry is abuzz today over news that a fuel-cell maker claims we’re only 2 years away from offering modern smartphones with 7 day battery life. That news comes as phone makers like Samsung have claimed their main focus with the S7 is to improve battery life. So while some phone makers focus on 4K video recording, virtual reality, and biometric scanners, others are focusing on what consumers really want: good old fashioned battery life. UK-Based Company Claims It’s Developing a Week Long Battery Intelligent Energy Holdings Plc is a UK-based company that claims to be developing a hydrogen-based fuel cell small enough to fit inside a smartphone – and capable of…

Apple Confirms It Deliberately Implemented iPhone-Killing Error 53

Apple Confirms It Deliberately Implemented iPhone-Killing Error 53

Apple has been under fire this week for its Error 53, which disables an iPhone if it has been repaired by a non-Apple employee. Apple has finally responded to Error 53 and claims that the problem is related to security. With Error 53, some smartphone users found that their phones were no longer working after they had underwent apparently successful repairs. These handsets worked perfectly fine after repairs until a recent iOS update. Eventually, these iPhone users all discovered they…

How to Analyze your Home’s Wi-Fi Network Using an Android App

How to Analyze your Home’s Wi-Fi Network Using an Android App

Does your home have crappy wireless coverage? If so, a free Android app can help. Thanks to an app called Netgear WiFi Analytics, you can measure the strength of your wireless signal throughout your house. Some of the other features included in this app are: -Check your network status -Measure WiFi signal strength -Identify crowded WiFi channels -Find clear channels with less interference This app works best as a troubleshooting tool. If you’re having wireless internet…

Samsung Challenges Google With New Browser For Its Android Phones

Samsung Challenges Google With New Browser For Its Android Phones

Google is getting competition from one of its major handset manufacturers. Yes, Samsung which is rolling out its own web browser for Android phones in its latest phablets and smart phones emphasizes its intent to make available a browser that is going to be easy to use, is very compatible and has a lot of functionality as well. Readers will be aware of the contribution of Samsung through Google’s Android journey. Its handsets have been one of the major reasons for the success of the…

How to Watch the Super Bowl on Any Android Device

How to Watch the Super Bowl on Any Android Device

Want to watch the Super Bowl from your Android device this year? Screw going out into the real world for Super Bowl parties. Here’s how to watch this year’s Super Bowl from any Android smartphone or tablet. How to Stream the Big Game As you might expect whenever it comes to the NFL, the rules around (legally) streaming the Big Game are a bit odd and annoying. Here are the fast facts you need to know about streaming: Smartphone Streaming -To stream the game on your Android smartphone,…

Google Play Music Is Bringing Podcasts to the Play Store

Google Play Music Is Bringing Podcasts to the Play Store

Exciting news this morning as Google announced that Google Play Music was getting one little bit better: Google is rolling out podcasts for the Play Store. Google promised that it would give us podcasts back in October. Today, that feature just went live for some users. As you can see in the screenshot at the head of this article, podcasts have already been spotted on the Play Store. the podcasts look exactly how you’d expect, separated into a “Featured” section and a “Your…

How to Browse in Incognito Mode on Android

How to Browse in Incognito Mode on Android

Chrome’s Incognito Mode is an infamous way to “plan a secret party for your friends”, so to speak. No matter why you’re browsing the internet privately, we’re going to show you how to use that same Incognito Mode on Android in our How To guide. How Does Incognito Mode Work? Incognito Mode is a mode where the sites you visit aren’t saved to your device history. Chrome doesn’t sync these sites to your Google account. Just like with Las Vegas, what happens in Incognito Mode…

Critical Android Security Patches to Address Media and Rooting Vulnerabilities by Google

Critical Android Security Patches to Address Media and Rooting Vulnerabilities by Google

For some time now, the security concerns on the Android OS platform have been bothering many users. It must be said that Google has been quick to come out with fixes to mitigate the exposure through its OS versions of the Kit Kat and Lollipop. However, malware and rogue virus developers seem to be extra busy and ahead of the curve at all times and that means Google has to be proactive with its security fixes more than ever before. Google has been making efforts to strengthen it through a…

Android to Replace Windows Embedded With Microsoft Withdrawing Support

Android to Replace Windows Embedded With Microsoft Withdrawing Support

The Windows Embedded system that operates the multitude of handheld devices, scanners at retail chains is in danger of getting phased out. Until now, these handheld devices helped delivery staff, hospital staff, clerks at various outlets to manage their inventory, to verify deliveries and process orders. But now, as this Windows and Android collaboration comes to an end, all these will move to the Android OS and this represents one of the major shift of platforms in the industry for a long…

Top Android Fitness Apps and The Google Fitbit Update

Top Android Fitness Apps and The Google Fitbit Update

It is the age of fitness apps and Google is making the best out of it, coming up with an update to the Google Fit app. This update is not for the Smartphone app but only for the Android wear one. So what is the update all about? Now the users of Android Wear can monitor, stop and start their activity trackers from their smart watch itself, thanks to the new Activity screen. The “Start Activity” page is the one you see now instead of the “Start Challenge” one and you will get this by…