Should You Play Niantic’s Ingress After Playing Pokemon Go?

Should You Play Niantic’s Ingress After Playing Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Go has been a smash hit for developer Niantic. However, the developer has had a popular mobile game for 4 years. That game is called Ingress, and it’s very similar to Pokemon Go. Ingress, like Pokemon Go, involves exploring the real world to find various landmarks and interesting sights. Players are rewarded for controlling these sites as part of a global fight for supremacy. Will Pokemon Go players like Ingress? Here are some ways in which they’re similar and other ways in…

Android Notifications Are Finally Available on Windows: Here’s How to Get Them

Android Notifications Are Finally Available on Windows: Here’s How to Get Them

Windows 10’s Anniversary Update has been released – and that means you can finally get Android notifications on your Windows 10 PC. Yes, it’s true: Microsoft has finally accepted the fact that people don’t use Windows Phones. So they introduced mirrored notifications. What are “mirrored notifications”? It means when a notification pops up on your Android phone, it should also pop up on your Windows PC. That means you can manage notifications remotely from your PC. The…

Android 7.0 Nougat Makes Android Harder to Root on your Own

Android 7.0 Nougat Makes Android Harder to Root on your Own

Android 7.0 Nougat will start to roll out to devices in August 2016. The changes are relatively minor (at least, compared to previous updates). However, one of the biggest features affects the rooted Android community. Android 7.0 Nougat comes with a controversial new feature called verified boot. This feature is being bundled up as a security platform: basically, verified boot will check the “cryptographic integrity” of your phone to determine if someone has accessed the root…

Android 7.0 Nougat Could Be Arriving On August 5

Android 7.0 Nougat Could Be Arriving On August 5

It’s all speculation at this point, but a big rumor states that Android 7.0 Nougat will be released in just a few days – on August 5, 2016. That news comes from reliable leaker Evan Blass, of @evleaks fame, who stated in a tweet on Saturday that Android 7.0 will release next month with the August 5 security patch: https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/759266685891248131 Evan also revealed that Nexus 5 users will not receive the update. An August update would be a big deal for…

Check out Google’s New Nexus Launcher Possibly Coming on the 2016 Nexus Phones

Check out Google’s New Nexus Launcher Possibly Coming on the 2016 Nexus Phones

Android Police recently featured an exclusive first look at Google’s new “Nexus Launcher” feature that may debut on their 2016 lineup of phones. Android Police cited “multiple reliable sources” and claims the brand-new launcher will debut “some time in the near future”, and they took that to mean that it’s likely on the 2016 Nexus smartphone lineup – which are currently codenamed (and possibly officially named) Marlin and Sailfish. Android Police gave this rumor a…

New Rumor Suggests iPhone 7 Will Be Waterproof

New Rumor Suggests iPhone 7 Will Be Waterproof

If Android has a unique feature, it’s only a matter of time before it arrives on the iPhone – and vice versa. Such is the case with the new iPhone 7. According to the latest rumors, the iPhone 7 will be waterproof (not just water-resistant). This rumor comes from a more official source than usual: Fresh Patents spotted a patent application from Apple, published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, that describes a new waterproof technology that could be used on…

Why Does your Android Die When It Still Appears to Have Battery Life?

Why Does your Android Die When It Still Appears to Have Battery Life?

We’ve all been there. You’re at the end of a long day. You take out your phone and see you have 26% remaining. “Phew”, you think. That should be enough to last me another hour until I get home to my charger. And then next thing you know, you’ve checked your phone again and found your battery is down to 3% before your phone quickly dies. Yes, this tragic problem occurs across all different types of smartphones. But why does it occur? The Wirecutter’s Mark Smirniotis…

5 Things We Know About the Galaxy Note 7 So Far

5 Things We Know About the Galaxy Note 7 So Far

We’re getting close to the launch of the next Galaxy Note – the Note 7. The first and most important thing we know about the Note 7 is that it’s called the Note 7. Samsung is officially skipping the Note 6 in order to simplify its branding and bring the Note equal to the S lineup. In any case, we know quite a few things about the Note 7 thanks to the ever-churning Android rumor mill. Here are the 5 things we know about Samsung’s sixth-generation phablet: 1) It Will Be Released on…

T-Mobile is Giving Away Free Pokemon GO Data for a Year to All Customers – But There’s a Catch

T-Mobile is Giving Away Free Pokemon GO Data for a Year to All Customers – But There’s a Catch

The only two bad things about Pokemon GO are the battery drain and data usage. Pokemon GO takes over your phone’s resources, and that means many of us have skyrocketing data and plummeting battery life. T-Mobile has quickly found a way to capitalize on the Pokemon GO craze by offering free in-app data for one year. The news was announced last Thursday. It covers all data used by the Pokemon GO app. However, you won’t get the promotion automatically. You’ll need to sign up for the…

How to Check My Activity to See How Much Google Knows About You

How to Check My Activity to See How Much Google Knows About You

Google knows a lot about you. The more Google services you use, the more Google knows about you. Now, thanks to something called My Activity, you can get a centralized look at exactly how much Google knows about you. My Activity is a new service created by Google to improve transparency. The service combines all of the data Google knows about you into one convenient spot. Previously, you had to use multiple tools to find out everything Google knew. You had to check one page for YouTube…