Apple Maps is brutal, and Android users are gloating about it

Apple Maps is brutal, and Android users are gloating about it

iOS 6 was released yesterday, and despite all of the fanfare surrounding Apple’s latest upgrade to its mobile operating system, many users are unimpressed. Apple Maps is the feature that has drawn the most criticism thus far. A few months ago, Apple announced that it would no longer be carrying Google Maps on its mobile operating systems. After all, the two are major competitors over the mobile marketplace, and having Google Maps installed on every iPhone and iPad in the world was bad…

Root your Kindle Fire HD to get access to Google Play store

Root your Kindle Fire HD to get access to Google Play store

The Kindle Fire HD is only a few weeks old, but its Android operating system has already been rooted. According to an article by PCMag.com, the Kindle Fire HD was rooted using a similar exploit to the one used to root the Asus Transformer Prime. All Kindles run Android, although the open source operating system has been heavily modified from what you would see on a traditional Android tablet. Kindle users don’t have access to the Google Play store, for example, because Amazon wants to…

How to get Android on your TV

How to get Android on your TV

You’ve got Android on your smartphone and your tablet, so why not put it on your TV as well? You’ve probably grown accustomed to the sleek Android interface, and wouldn’t it be nice to use that same interface to choose which channels you want to watch? Of course it would! Unfortunately, cable providers haven’t quite stepped up their game to that level…yet. But that doesn’t mean you should suffer through using the ancient operating system on your cable box. Instead, install…

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S III

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S III

You might think you need to root your Android phone in order to take a screenshot, but this isn’t always the case. New Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III have the screenshot feature built-in. There are no additional apps or complicated software required. In fact, all you need is a smartphone or tablet capable of running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The screenshot feature is useful for a bunch of different reasons. You can be one of ‘those people’ who uploads screenshots of…

Google exec claims Android only one-third complete

Google exec claims Android only one-third complete

If you’re reading our One Click Root blog, then you’ve probably used Android at some point in your life. You’ve probably also noticed that Android is a pretty good operating system. It has better customization options than iOS, fantastic desktops, and plenty of other features that make it the most popular mobile OS in the world. But despite being four years old, Android is apparently only one-third complete. In a recent blog post on Google +, Google’s Senior Director of Android User…

Samsung trolls Apple users again with new Samsung TV commercial

Samsung trolls Apple users again with new Samsung TV commercial

A few days ago, we showed you the full-page advertisement that Samsung was running in newspapers across the world. That advertisement poked fun at the iPhone 5 for being smaller, less powerful, and less feature-rich than Samsung’s most popular Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung wasn’t satisfied with just a newspaper ad. Inflamed with rage over the recent court verdict and looking for vengeance, Samsung channelled its anger into a hilarious new TV commercial that pokes fun…

American Airlines buys 17,000 Samsung Galaxy Notes, gives them to flight attendants

American Airlines buys 17,000 Samsung Galaxy Notes, gives them to flight attendants

It’s a good day to be a flight attendant with American Airlines. AA recently purchased 17,000 Galaxy Note ‘phablets’ for its flight attendants. Instead of just rewarding flight attendants for their faithful service, the gift is designed to help flight attendants connect with passengers to offer a higher level of customer service. The flight attendants will be receiving the tablets throughout the rest of this year and into 2013. Apparently, the Note was chosen because flight attendants…

Twitter for Android gets flashy new upgrade

Twitter for Android gets flashy new upgrade

Twitter is upgrading its Android and iOS apps to take full advantage of today’s best mobile operating systems. The update puts a renewed emphasis on photos as well as a wide range of other usability features. Apparently, the main goal with these updates was to bring a more Facebook-like appearance to Twitter. The most noticeable Facebook-like change is the addition of a cover photo to the main profile screen. Just like a Facebook cover photo provides a backdrop to your main profile pic,…

How to use your Android smartphone or tablet as a webcam

How to use your Android smartphone or tablet as a webcam

Many Android devices feature high-resolution cameras that surpass the quality of most webcams. Fortunately, it’s now easier than ever to use your Android smartphone or tablet as a webcam. Just follow these simple steps in order to view your Android’s video feed over any internet-connected computer: Step 1) Install required programs You’ll need to install an app called IP Webcam onto your Android device in order to use it as a webcam. Once you’ve done that, install the Windows…

Samsung Galaxy S4 details start to emerge

Samsung Galaxy S4 details start to emerge

The Samsung Galaxy S III is posting impressive sales figures around the world. But Samsung isn’t going to milk its flagship product for very long. According to a recent article in The Inquirer, the Samsung Galaxy 4 will be announced in February 2013 with a release date around March. The article cites a “loose-lipped Samsung executive.” Obviously, there no way to verify these claims as of yet, so take everything with a grain of salt.   Details about the Galaxy S4 are hazy at…