Using WhatsApp for Android

Using WhatsApp for Android

If you’re not already using WhatsApp, then you’re missing out on the world’s most popular instant messaging program. WhatsApp allows mobile users to instantly communicate with other WhatsApp users while avoiding the high costs of text messaging through SMS. WhatsApp is free for the first year, but it costs $0.99 afterwards. But for those who are playing $10 to $15 for unlimited texting on their mobile phones, $0.99 per year will seem like a small fee to pay – particularly since…

Codename Android Becoming One of World’s Most Popular Custom ROMs

Codename Android Becoming One of World’s Most Popular Custom ROMs

As you might already know, one of the biggest advantages of rooting your Android device is gaining access to custom ROMs. Custom ROMs are basically new operating systems that can be used to get the most out of your Android device. Custom ROMs can only be installed on rooted Android devices. Installing custom ROMs is easy, and with so many different options available, users can cycle through a list of ROMs to find the one that works best for their needs. Most people consider CyanogenMod 10 to…

New Google Drive Update Allows Users to Create, Edit Online Files

New Google Drive Update Allows Users to Create, Edit Online Files

Google Drive is one of the world’s most popular cloud storage services. Unfortuantely, the original version of the Google Drive app for Andoird left something to be desired. It only allowed users to view documents in Google Drive instead of creating new ones or editing existing ones. Now, thanks to the latest Google Drive update, the Google Drive app for Android is much more usable than ever before. Now, users can create new word processing documents, edit documents, format text, and even…

Google receives patent for Android-powered Smart Glove

Google receives patent for Android-powered Smart Glove

In Minority Report, Tom Cruise uses special gloves to interact with a massive virtual computer display. The effect is as cool (if not as realistic-looking) today as it was back in 2002. Fortunately for tech-savvy consumers, Google has recently been awarded a patent for something industry insiders are already calling a “Smart Glove.” Details about the Smart Glove are non-existent at this point. In fact, it’s probably not going to be called the Smart Glove at all, that’s just a catchy…

Kindles, powered by Android, will use Bing as a search engine

Kindles, powered by Android, will use Bing as a search engine

As you probably already know, Android is Google’s flagship open-source operating system. As anybody who has used the internet certainly knows, Google is the world’s largest search engine. It would seem logical that Android operating systems would use Google as a default search engine. However, the thing with open-source systems is that you never really know what users are going to do with that code. Such is the case with the Amazon Kindle. Amazon recently debuted a new line of Kindle…

Samsung claims Android multi-touch is inferior to Apple to avoid sales ban

Samsung claims Android multi-touch is inferior to Apple to avoid sales ban

Losing over 1 billion dollars in a South Korean courtroom is hard enough for Samsung to stomach, but an impending sales ban could be even more devastating for the company. Apple has promised to aggressively pursue a sales ban that would knock many Samsung tablets and smartphones from the market for several months – if not longer. This would be bad news for consumers and obviously, for Samsung as well. So, in an effort to avoid a sales ban, Samsung has adopted a unique approach: the hardware…

uTorrent Android beta now available on Google Play

uTorrent Android beta now available on Google Play

uTorrent is generally considered to be the world’s most popular BitTorrent client. Now, it looks like the popular torrenting service is making its way onto Android devices. A uTorrent beta recently appeared on the Google Play store, which means anyone can download and install the popular program to gain instant access to their favorite (legal!) torrents. Using the uTorrent app, anybody can go to a torrent website, click on a torrent file they want to download, and then watch that file…