Remember the halcyon days of your HTC One/LG G3/Samsung Galaxy S5? How you ran your fingers across the screen and marveled as it transitioned smoothly between apps? You were together, taking on the world in ergonomic bliss.
Now though, with a few scratches to the screen and some scuff marks to the casing, your beloved phone has become sluggish and as you browse the web, your eyes guiltily move towards the gleaming fascias of the latest models.
Don't chuck your beloved yet though, read this five step guide on how to speed up your Android phone.
Apple has finally conceded that big screens are better, as its new iPhones offer 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. It has also finally conceded that a mobile operating system is better when it's more open, as iOS 8 supports third-party keyboards and inter-app communication. It's almost like Apple is saying that Steve Jobs was wrong while rival Android manufacturers and Google were right all along. Oh, the horror. How will Apple fanbois be able to explain this?
Ever wished you had recorded a call? Maybe you got bad customer service from a company over the phone and you want proof. Or, maybe you received training or help that you want to reference again in the future.
There are ways to record calls on your Android phone. We will show you an app that records both sides of a conversation on your Android phone with the ability to automatically start when you make or receive a phone call. We’ll also show you an app that allows you to record any sounds outside the phone, allowing you to record both sides of a call using your speakerphone.
SophosLabs has been following an interesting Android malware story over the past week.
The malware goes by the name XX神器 (XXshenqi) in Chinese, or the Heart App, as it calls itself in English.
In theory, the implication seems to be that you can use the app, which you receive as an SMS invitation from one of your friends, to organise a romantic hook-up. In practice, however, you and your friends will just end up with SMS headaches.
At this point, it's hard to say exactly what's going on in Microsoft's patent contract dispute with Samsung. The two companies may just be fighting out their contract terms or it could be the first shot at Microsoft's Android patent portfolio.
Microsoft's heavily redacted lawsuit was filed on August 1st in the US District Court in the Southern District of New York. In a blog posting by David Howard, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, claimed that the two companies have "a fundamental disagreement as to the meaning of our contract."