All items tagged with "Android"

BlueStacks lets you run almost any Android app on your Mac

BlueStacks puts Android apps your Mac. Photo: Tensickers

BlueStacks puts Android apps your Mac. Photo: Tenstickers

Android apps and games are great on pocket-sized smartphones, but they’re even better on big screens — like the 24-inch monitor sitting on your desk. Don’t believe me? Check out the BlueStacks player, which lets you run almost any title built for Android on your Mac.

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How to listen to Beats 1 on Android and iOS 6 devices right now

Beats 1 is already available on Android... kind of. Photo: Apple

Beats 1 is already available on Android… kind of. Photo: Apple

Apple Music isn’t available on Android yet — though it is coming — but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Beats 1 radio. Thanks to a new web app, you can tune into the 24/7 worldwide broadcast on Android and other unsupported devices right away.

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Apple vs. Google: Which has the upper hand in innovation?

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To succeed in tech, you must be a master of innovation. No two companies understand this better than Apple and Google, which have become kings of the industry thanks to a string of incredible ideas that have shaped the technology we rely on today.

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2But which company is continuing to innovate in 2015? Is it Apple, with its fitness-focused Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and a new streaming service that hopes to save the music industry? Or is it Google, with Google Glass, self-driving cars, and secret robots?

Join us as we take it to a debate in this week’s Friday Night Fight between Cult of Android and Cult of Mac.

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Android M vs. iOS 9: A battle of the giants

Fight! Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Fight! Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2Google I/O and WWDC have been and gone, and Google and Apple have laid out the plans for their next major platform updates — Android M and iOS 9.

Now that we’ve had a chance to let those announcements sink in, it’s time for Cult of Android and Cult of Mac to battle over which is best in another Friday Night Fight. Let us help you decide which one will reign supreme when they roll out to the public this fall.

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If Sony invented the iPhone, it would look like this

Photo: Pierre Cerveau

Photo: Pierre Cerveau

Ever imagined what it would be like if Sony, not Apple, had delivered the first truly modern smartphone? If the Walkman had never gone out of style, just evolved with the times?

Well, it’d probably look something like this.

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Quickly recover your lost files with FonePaw Android Data Recovery

Ever accidentally delete data from your phone? We thought so.

Ever accidentally delete data from your phone? We thought so.

This post is brought to you by FonePaw, maker of Android Data Recovery.

All our smartphones have a limited amount of storage space. And I for one regularly purge my phone data of unnecessary stuff I no longer think I’ll need. But have you ever deleted a contact or a message thread, then wished you had it back? FonePaw Android Data Recovery is designed for just that scenario.

It’s the ultimate data-recovery software for Android smartphones and tablets — a must-have tool that efficiently recovers deleted or lost files from your device, with an uncomplicated user interface that is easy to navigate. All you need to do is plug in your phone to your home computer and allow Android Data Recovery to scan, retrieve and recover your lost files.

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Apple Music’s cool free features will cost Android users $10 per month

The only way to get Apple Music on Android is to pay up.

The only way to get Apple Music on Android is to pay up.

Steve Jobs hated Android so much he once said Apple would never make an iTunes app for Android because he didn’t want to do anything that would make Android users happy. At yesterday’s WWDC keynote, Tim Cook sang a different tune by announcing Apple Music would be available on Android too. What he didn’t say was everyone with an Android phone is going to have to pay. Even for the free features.

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Apple’s new ‘Move to iOS’ app helps Android users switch to iPhone

Switching to iOS just got a lot easier.

Switching to iOS just got a lot easier.

Tim Cook said the iPhone 6 would trigger an avalanche of Android users to switch to iPhone and so far he’s been right. Previous iPhone owners have been slow to upgrade to the newer, bigger iPhones, but Apple is coming out with a new tool that will make it even easier for Android users to switch to iOS.

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Tune into the WWDC live-steam on Android and Windows

You don't need an Apple device to enjoy WWDC.

You don’t need an Apple device to enjoy WWDC.

Apple officially only streams its WWDC keynote to its own platforms and devices — iOS, OS X, and Apple TV. But you can easily tune in on Windows PCs and tablets, Android smartphones, and other devices.

So if you don’t have an Apple device handy, but you still want to watch WWDC, here’s how.

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Apple hopes to secure 100 million subscribers with new music streaming service

Apple has big ambitions for its new music streaming service.

Apple has big ambitions for its new music streaming service.

Apple is expected to announce its long-awaited music streaming service during the WWDC keynote later today, and despite tough competition from the likes of Spotify, the company has incredibly ambitious plans to sign up 100 million subscribers.

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