How to increase the battery life of your iPhone or Android smartphone

Increase smartphone battery life

The longevity of smartphone batteries seems to be the one thing that manufacturers just can’t get right, no matter how advanced technology becomes. The battery of a new phone may be great for the first few weeks after you get it, but then it starts to decline. While we may accept the fact that smartphone batteries are just not meant to be awesome (yet), there are some tricks you can try to get more juice from your iPhone and Android smartphone batteries. For iPhone* Signal … Continue reading

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The evolution of the tablet

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Apple recently released the iPad Air 2 and it has been said that, at 6.1 millimeters, it is the thinnest tablet ever. Its predecessor, the iPad Air, was already quite thin at 7.5 millimeters. The fact that the release of a tablet is such a big deal nowadays doesn’t surprise people anymore but a few years ago no-one thought people would spend money on such a gadget and that it was a trend that wouldn’t last. Tablets are a cousin of the earlier pen computing … Continue reading

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Gamify your life with apps

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Staying motivated every day can be a hard thing to do especially if you have a busy schedule. App developers have come to realize this and have been delving into the world of gamification to help us all get more things done and feel happy about doing so. What is gamification? Gamification applies the mechanics of games to real-life situations by rewarding you every time you complete a task. It is almost like putting your everyday tasks into a mission format and as soon as … Continue reading

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Locating interesting uses for geolocation

Geolocation

Geolocation services are designed to find the real-world location of a certain object or the individual using a specific object. This is done through the use of Wi-Fi positioning systems, MAC addresses, radio frequencies, a device’s IP address, GMS localization or a device’s built-in GPS (when enabled in the device). With the world becoming ever more aware that Big Brother is watching them, people have either become wary of the fact that something or someone can track their location simply through the device they are … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014 action in the palm of your hands

World Cup 2014 apps

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ kicked off in the host country of Brazil on the 12th of June. Soccer teams from all over the world are fighting it out for a spot in the finals on 13 July. If you couldn’t afford a trip to this country, best known for its beautiful beaches and the spectacular Rio Carnival, fear not. You can still follow all of the action from the comfort of your sofa or your favourite sports bar through some great apps and websites: … Continue reading

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Weighing in on the best messaging apps

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Facebook recently forked out approximately $16 billion (reports differ on the exact amount) to purchase the popular messaging service, WhatsApp. With Facebook Messenger not having the success that was anticipated, this acquisition is aimed at tightening Facebook’s grip on communication via mobile devices. Whether this purchase of WhatsApp is a good or bad thing (people are already bracing themselves for third-party apps and invasive ads), still remains to be seen. The co-founder of WhatsApp once wrote a personalized note to his CEO saying, “No ads! … Continue reading

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What’s new in Android 4.4 KitKat?

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‘Tis the season for updates! Both Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 and Apple’s iOS 7 was released in October and now Android 4.4 KitKat’s release was announced on the 1st of November. Unfortunately, for Android fans it seems that you need a Google Nexus 5 to be able to get your hands on it. The release for other devices is coming soon. Let’s take a look at what new features this sweet update brings. When it comes to interface, there has not been many changes made. The … Continue reading

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Video editing on your phone

Video editing apps on your phone

Nowadays one can do many things yourself that you may have previously not been able to do without buying expensive equipment or completing a course. Creating your own movie is a great example of this. With multiple video editing apps on the market, you can fashion yourself to be the new Steven Spielberg, even if it is only with a video of your dog playing in the garden. Magisto (free on both iOS and Android) Magisto is an intuitive app that only involves three steps … Continue reading

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