New iKnowU keyboard released

New iKnowU keyboard released

If you’re unsatisfied with your current Android keyboard, then there are a range of alternative options available. Popular alternative Android keyboards include Swype, Swiftkey, and even the versions offered by manufacturers like Samsung. A new challenger entered the Android keyboard market today. It’s called iKnowU, and it specializes in predicting words and phrases long before you completely enter them into your phone. Of course, many keyboards have the ability to guess which word…

Fuhu Nabi 2 kids tablet rooted to work with Google apps

Fuhu Nabi 2 kids tablet rooted to work with Google apps

The $200 7-inch Fuhu Nabi 2 kids tablet is quickly establishing its dominance in the kids tablet industry. Despite the odd name, the Fuhu Nabi 2 is popular with both parents and children. Unlike most other kids tablets, the Fuhu Nabi 2 has decent performance power and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But like other kids tablets, the Fuhu Nabi 2 was locked down tighter than your average Android device. Users couldn’t access the app store or other fun Android features. After all, the…

Apple iOS 6 versus Android – how do they compare?

Apple iOS 6 versus Android – how do they compare?

Apple and Google are the two biggest players in the mobile space right now. Android is the most-used mobile operating system in the world, while Apple’s iOS continues to be popular with tablet and smartphone users for its usability. So how do the two biggest mobile operating systems in the world compare? Here’s our comparison of Android 4.1 and Apple iOS 6. Voice support When Apple released the iPhone 4S, the most notable improvement was the addition of Siri, a voice-controlled…

Verizon releases black and brown versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III

Verizon releases black and brown versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III is generally considered to be the world’s most popular smartphone. But if there is one minor criticism about the S III, it’s the fact that it is only available in two colors: blue and white. That is no longer the case for Verizon customers. Verizon recently announced that black and brown versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III would be released to the network soon. Although Verizon hasn’t specifically stated the release date yet, the new colors should be available…

Stars Wars version of Angry Birds announced

Stars Wars version of Angry Birds announced

Love it or hate it, Angry Birds is the most well-known game in the mobile world. With literally hundreds of millions of downloads across iOS, Android, and other mobile operating systems, Angry Birds has kept smartphone users entertained wherever they go. Angry Birds has had a few different versions of the years. Rovio – the company behind Angry Birds - likes to capitalize on the latest trends and offers licensing deals to movies, TV shows, and other franchises. The latest licensing deal is…

Apple “misrepresented evidence” in Google versus Samsung case

Apple “misrepresented evidence” in Google versus Samsung case

It’s getting easier and easier to dislike Apple every day. Apple won a controversial copyright infringement lawsuit against Samsung in August. While Apple was awarded about $1 billion in compensation, they’ll likely receive billions more over the coming years. However, a recent report by Phandroid.com suggests that juror bias might have played a role in the controversial jurors’ decision. In fact, Phandroid has been discussing anti-Samsung bias ever since the court first made their…

Patent wars killing innovation: Apple and Google’s patent spending outpaces R&D spending

Patent wars killing innovation: Apple and Google’s patent spending outpaces R&D spending

Patents have been generating controversy in the tech community for decades. Today, patents are more important than ever before, with companies like Apple being awarded billions of dollars as compensation for patent infringement and intellectual property theft. Most tech analysts agree that patent wars like this are bad news for consumers. They reduce competition, which means higher prices and less selection for the average mobile user. So, instead of Samsung designing slick iPhone…

Get the most out of your Android with these top 6 cheap and free Android apps

Get the most out of your Android with these top 6 cheap and free Android apps

Android apps are generally not expensive. However, all those $2.99 and $5.99 charges can add up quickly on your next phone bill. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable (i.e. free) Android apps that can provide a premium-quality user experience. If you’re ready to get the most out of your Android smartphone or tablet without spending a lot of money, then here are our top 6 favorite apps for budget-minded users: 6) Kingsoft Office – Free suite of Office tools As far as apps go,…

Snapseed – the ‘new Instagram’ – on its way to Android

Snapseed – the ‘new Instagram’ – on its way to Android

A few months ago, Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion. A few weeks ago, Google acquired its own photo editing company – Snapseed. It was unknown how soon a Snapseed app could appear on Android, but a recent picture taken by a Google employee suggests that Snapseed for Android is very close. Here’s that picture: In case you missed it, that red box highlights that the picture was taken with ‘Snapseed’, which means that there is a working version of the Snapseed app for Android…

Apple could launch iTunes for Android

Apple could launch iTunes for Android

Tension between Apple and Google is reaching Cold War levels. Apple recently kicked Google Maps and YouTube off iOS 6, and new lawsuits seem to be filed on a near-daily basis. So is now really the best time for Apple to release iTunes for Android? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks so. In a recent interview with Slashdot.org, Wozniak claimed that putting iTunes on Android would be a great way for customers to experience the best of both worlds. They would get the functionality of iOS…