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Best Android Privacy Browsers

Best Android Privacy Browsers

With much of the web thriving from the advertising industry, companies want to know the most that they can about their users; whether they want to use the info to remarket or to sell for profit. Digital advertising is a 72+ billion dollar industry which has surpassed TV ads, increasing by 22% over the last […]

December Free Promotional Apps

Who doesn’t want to snag some paid Android apps for free? We started this series last month and will be continuing this month. Here you’ll find a list of of paid Android apps that you can download for free, legally. All of these links are official downloads from the Google Play Store. Developers do this […]

New Android Launcher Apps

Launcher apps are what basically define your home screen or “desktop” on your Android device. Just like any other type of app, there are thousands of different launchers that you can download from the Google Play Store. I feel like choosing the right launcher is really dependent on your personal preferences. This article won’t be […]

Files Go By Google: New File Cleaner

We’ve all seen the Play Store and the thousands of apps littering it that claim to free up space on your device. Though most of these apps do allow you to remove files that are taking up space, they focus on removing app cache files that are almost immediately regenerated by the system. Files Go […]
New Android File Manager Apps

New Android File Manager Apps

As a power user, I’m pretty picky about my file manager app. An app that every device manufacturer and even Google seems to push to the side. In my eyes, there are two types of file mangers: root and non-root. Even a stock, unrooted version of Android needs a more powerful file manager than what […]
Best Android Apps for Removing Bloatware

Best Android Apps for Removing Bloatware

A true vanilla Android experience is something that every Android user should experience. To gain a competitive edge, device manufacturers have been customizing Android ROMs more and more, chopping apart the user interface while loading these systems with bloatware. Today we will discuss the best Android apps for removing bloatware and system apps. Not only […]

BLU November 28 Update Bricks Devices

If you have a BLU device that received an OTA update, do not install it. BLU users are reporting that the faulty/corrupt update will lock the phone with a pin and password. No one has been able to get anything valuable from BLU other than the advice to do a factory reset to resolve this […]
Best Android Hill Climb Games

Best Android Hill Climb Games

Back in 2012, a game called Hill Climb Racing was introduced on the Google Play and iTunes stores which opened up a new category of racing games. With over 100 million downloads in the first year, the trend was set and out came thousands of copycats trying to get into the action. Over the years, […]
Android Beta Apps You Can Take Part In

Android Beta Apps You Can Take Part In

Are you interested in becoming an Android Beta Apps? Do you want to have access to app features that standard users do not have access to? Do you want to help improve Android apps? If so, you are in the right place. Some of these links still use the old Google+ communities for beta testing […]
Unreleased Apps You Can Download Now

Unreleased Apps You Can Download Now

Unreleased apps are applications that haven’t quite made it to the beta phase yet. Normally developers want to get as much feedback about the app as they possibly can before the app is released to the public. As you might notice, reviews are disabled for unreleased apps; you can however send feedback to the dev […]
Best Android Code Editor Apps

Best Android Code Editor Apps

Lately we have covered Android apps that you can create macros and full-blown apps with as well as apps that can help you learn various programming languages. Today we are going to cover the best Android code editor apps and IDEs. There are obvious pros and cons with using your mobile device for editing and […]
Learn to Code With Android Apps

Learn to Code With Android Apps

It has never been easier to learn to code used to involve obtaining a book that covered the programming language you wanted to learn. This soon evolved into ebooks and websites that use a hands-on approach to coding. Today, we are bringing you a list of the best learning apps for programming languages. Sometimes it’s […]
Inmates, Warrants & Arrests

Inmates, Warrants & Arrests

With the power of the internet, it has become harder for criminals to be criminals. A simple Google search will normally give you all the records you need, but in situations where you are looking for warrant information, inmate details or other public records, these apps will help you out. These are the best apps […]

Black Friday App & Game Sales

Looks like you are late to the party ūüôā These Black Friday App & Game sales only lasted until Cyber Monday. Not to worry, just be sure to keep an eye on our Promotional Games & Apps articles to keep you up to date with the best deals. Keep in mind that these sales normally […]
Best Android Security Apps

Best Android Security Apps

Just like the PC, mobile devices are vulnerable to malicious software. As mobile use outweighs traditional PC use, malware developers have been targeting these mobile devices more than ever. Recently Google began to roll out their Play Protect software that comes packaged with the Google Play Store. The software keeps an eye on apps in […]
Early Access Apps Worth Checking Out – November 17

Early Access Apps Worth Checking Out – November 17

Keep in mind that these apps have not even made it to the beta phase of development yet. They may be unstable.  By using these apps and providing the developers feedback, you are in turn helping with the development of the app. Take an early peek at these early access and unreleased apps and games.

Free Premium Apps – November 17 Promotions

Free paid apps? Yes please! Grab these ones before they expire. The expiration date for each app is noted so make sure that you grab them before they expire! Even if you do not want to install the app right now, tap install – cancel the download and you will have “bought” the app meaning […]

Free and Promotional Apps from November

Here you’ll find promotional apps and games from the Google Play Store. These are normally new or under-performing apps that developers are trying to boost sales with. Most are free, while some are just heavily reduced. Even if you don’t want to download the app right at the moment, simply tap install, cancel the download […]

Nexus Users Will Love This OS

There’s nothing wrong with older devices, even say the Nexus 5. There is no written rule that we need to upgrade our smartphones to the next new thing. Newer isn’t always better. The Nexus devices are very powerful, and even though apps are a little heavier than they were back in 2013 when the Nexus […]
Best Retro Android Games

Best Retro Android Games

In this one, we mention some of the best obscure Retro Android games. Some of these games have gained popularity since this list was made, but are still worth the download. Retro Android games have been making a comeback. Even with devices that are powerful enough for very detailed 3D graphics, retro games will be […]
Using Apps to Create Your Own Apps

Using Apps to Create Your Own Apps

An app that makes apps? Yep, there’s a bunch of free automation tools available on the Play Store. You haven’t experienced Android until you have learned to create your own apps. Here, we will talk about the options and how they compare to others. Some of these apps are very user friendly and usable while […]

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May 2017 Game & App Roundup

In the month of May 2017 we saw tons of great new apps and games on the Play Store. Let’s talk about these apps. This list is not exclusive to apps that were released in May but were found on the Play Store in May. The Good The Bad When compiling these lists, we come […]

Best Android Photo Manipulation Apps

The possibilities are endless with the Android operating system. Here we will go over a list of the best apps that you can use for manipulating and editing your photos without using a computer. Keep in mind that these apps re not going to compare to Photoshop, but they do support a lot of filters […]

Unlimited Wireless Data Plans Return!

Before we get too excited, don’t take the phrase unlimited wireless data too seriously, since we both know there are still limits in place. Since the start of wireless companies, there have always been strings attached to that word. In this article, we’ll break down what companies are offering what plans and deals and of […]

Best Prepaid Wireless Carriers

Many smartphone users lean towards prepaid wireless carriers for their calling, SMS and data needs. Tons of options exist, but it’s always good to do your research before committing to a company since each do business differently.¬†T-Mobile began offering a more prepaid like approach late last year. There are many benefits of prepaid plans, but […]
Best Android Keyboard Apps

Best Android Keyboard Apps

What is the best Android keyboard app? You decide. There are SO many options for choosing the perfect soft keyboard for your needs. This list was compiled by my preference. These apps aren’t for everyone, but you gotta give them a shot.   What is your favorite keyboard? Did we not mention it on this […]
Beta Android Apps and Games February 2017

Beta Android Apps and Games February 2017

There are some awesome beta Android apps and games¬†that can be found on the Play Store that are in alpha, beta or even unreleased stages. You can get the first look into these apps as well as have a chance to help the developers by offering advice and reporting bugs and crashes. These apps may […]
Best Android Productivity Apps

Best Android Productivity Apps

What are among your go to productivity apps? There are many different options for to-do lists and tracking time. Here we discuss the ones that we dig. What’s your favorite productivity app? Let us know in the comments below.
Best Android Alarm Clock Apps

Best Android Alarm Clock Apps

We’ve all been there, those rough mornings you want to repeatedly hit snooze, with some of these apps, you won’t be able to do that anymore! There’s a lot to choose from depending on what features you need from available alarm clock apps. Some help you gradually wake up while others annoy the hell out […]
Best Android Weather Apps

Best Android Weather Apps

The Google Play Store is flooded with weather apps of all types. This best of list will help you sort through the duds and find the perfect weather app for you.   What is your favorite weather app? Let us know!
Best Android Sports Apps

Best Android Sports Apps

Need your sports fix? These sports apps give you scores, news and some even stream live games. Here we will break each down and highlight their features so you don’t have to. What’s your favorite app? Are there any sports apps missing from the list that you feel should be included? Let us know by […]
Best Android Root Apps

Best Android Root Apps

So you’ve rooted your device, what next? The Play Store houses tons of root apps, but it’s tough to sort through the duds. Plus, you should always be careful installing apps that are given super user privileges. Pixel and OnePlus devices. Allows you to install custom kernels to maximize your device potential.[/lgc_column] What’s your favorite¬†root […]
Best Android Launcher Apps

Best Android Launcher Apps

We all know that one of the perks of Android OS is the unlimited customization options. Installing custom launcher apps, you are basically redesigning the home screens of Android to the way you like it. Everyone has their own preferences, keeping that in mind, here are the best Android launchers.   Why did I mention […]
Elite Games – Best Android Games of January 2017

Elite Games – Best Android Games of January 2017

The first month of 2017 is just about behind us. We’ve seen some crazy things happen that we never would have thought could happen. Let’s take a look at some of the best Android games that were available to download in January. Did you have a favorite game so far this year? Comment below!
Best Android File Manager Apps

Best Android File Manager Apps

So you’ve downloaded a file on your Android device, but can’t find it… Many devices are bundled with some sort of stock file manager app but some are not. With these file manager apps you can find those files and navigate the directories of your device like you were meant to. Most of these apps […]
Best Android Email Apps 2017

Best Android Email Apps 2017

Looking for the some¬†new email apps that don’t suck? You’re in the right place. Sticking with Android tradition, you won’t see apps like Android stock email app, Gmail, Live or any of the big email apps. We make best of lists to allow our readers to find great new apps. Email apps to avoid: AquaMail […]
Best Remote Control Apps for Android

Best Remote Control Apps for Android

We all have times when the TV remote is nowhere to be found, luckily Android apps can substitute and even replace the tradition remote controls. Depending on the types of devices you are trying to control, you may need to have a smartphone or tablet that has a hardware IR blaster. Check out these remote […]
Best Android Icon Packs

Best Android Icon Packs

Android stock icons are beautiful for sure, by checking out this list of Android icon packs, you can customize your app icons exactly how you like them. We all know that Android’s customization is superior to any other mobile device. Before you can install a custom icon set, you will need a launcher that supports […]

Basic Terminal Emulator Commands (Linux)

Did you know that the Android mobile operating system was built upon a Linux kernel? Did you know that you can install apps like BusyBox and Terminal Emulator and use many basic Linux commands? You can! In order to learn how to use terminal emulator commands, you will need a rooted device and the proper […]

Smash Rocket Review

Smash Rocket is fairly new minimalist game created by STORMX. It’s concept is simple, use your rocket to smash all the comets or meteors, whatever they are. Oh, the trick is that most of these targets are moving and you are given different types of rockets that behave differently, these rockets are always spinning in […]

How to transfer Android files wirelessly

If you’re like me, you do a lot of switching between Android and PC. It can be a real pain in the ass to connect your Android device via USB or waste time uploading your files to the cloud so you can download them from your PC. In this one, we’re talking about the best […]

Clipo – Smart Clipboard Manager

There are many different clipboard manager apps on the Play Store. Many users don’t used copy/paste functions enough for it to be practical, but I’m not one of those users. Clipo is a new app that tries to decide what to do with the strings you copy and gives you convenient push notifications to quickly […]

Android Screen Filters and Glitches

Over the past couple years, blue light filters have been becoming pretty popular in the Google Play Store. The idea behind this is that staring at your device screen can cause issues with your brain and circadian rhythm. Being exposed to blue light at night can hinder your brain’s ability to create a hormone called […]

Best Android Wallpaper Apps

Android can be customized in many different areas. Over the years, we have gotten used to customizing our desktop computers with custom wallpapers, a trend that continues today. Here we will be going over only the best wallpaper apps that you can download and start customizing. There are heaps of different wallpaper apps in the […]

Do Android Cleaners Work?

Did you ever notice the surge of “System Cleaners’ that have been taking over the Google Play Store? The first app I noticed was Clean Master. Basically all these apps do is remove other application’s cache to free up storage space. You can also quickly remove other types of files like photos or ZIPs that […]

Battery saver apps that actually work

Let’s face it, 99% of the battery saver apps on the market are a gimmick. Some of the apps do help, but most are actually counter-productive to the Android system. In order to make your battery last the longest, you need to understand what is pulling the most power from your device. Android devices have […]

Stock ROMS should be last resort

Hopefully you are looking for a stock ROM for your device as a preventative measure. I cannot stress enough how important it is to backup your device before playing with any firmware. I learned the hard way when I began to venture into customizing my Android devices. It didn’t take long to brick a device, […]

C:\bots.chat

If you haven’t seen it, you have to check out seebotschat on Twitch.TV. This idea is great, set two Google Home devices next to one another and let them go at it. I have to admit that sometimes they can go into really annoying loops, but many of the responses are hilarious. Watch live video […]

Disable Android system update notification

Depending on your device, it’s manufacturer, it’s age and how often the manufacturer pushes out OTA updates, you have probably seen the constant, nagging push notification that you cannot swipe away. In many cases this push notification gets stuck on a device when it is rooted or has a custom recovery installed. Once you get […]

All the important news from Google I/O 16!

Each year we look forward to finding out what Google is planning on releasing and updating. Of course it always features the newest version of Android N, which we still do not know the delicious name, even Google doesn’t knwo what to call it, they are giving users the chance to help. You can submit […]

Flashing Gapps packages

So you’ve flashed a custom ROM on your device, and you realize “Where’s Google!”. The Google Apps package is not normally included in custom ROMs because of licensing issues. The big custom ROM devs like CyanogenMod and ParanoidAndroid do not package Gapps with their ROMs. So do you need to go without? No. First you […]

What are root apps?

The words “root” and “apps” can cause some confusion. First, there are Android apps that can root some devices without using ADB or fastboot mode, let’s call these rooting apps. There are also apps like SuperSU and Superuser that interact with the phone¬†granting¬†other apps with superuser privileges, let’s call these Superuser binaries. Finally you will […]

Using System UI Tuner Android 6.0.1

We’re still working to find any hidden little gems in the latest version of Android. You can try this trick if you are lucky enough to have a device sporting Android 6. Root is not required. Start by pulling down your notifications menu. Next, tap the little user icon. After we tap the user icon, […]

Taking advantage of Android developer options

Developer options is a hidden setting in the Android system. To enable it, you need to navigate to settings > about device. Scroll until you find build number. Tap the build number field 10 times, after about 7 taps you will get a toast notification saying that you are 3 taps away from unlocking developer […]

What is a boot loop?

Continuing our list of Android beginner terminology is the term: boot loop, a term that you don’t want to have to use. This article can be associated with What is a bricked device? since a boot loop is normally an indicator of a soft brick, cause from incorrectly flashing a system image. A boot loop […]

What is a bricked device?

The term “brick” has been used for some time in regards to electronic devices. It simply refers to a damaged device that is as useful as, you guessed it, a brick. When playing with a device’s firmware, many different types of devices can become “bricked” including: smartphones, gaming consoles, routers and tablets. Sometimes you may […]

LightFlow – Elite Reviews

LightFlow brings an interesting feature to most Android devices. Some devices simply do not have the ability to change LED color, while others will work right out of the box. There is a free and premium version available. The free version works just fine for me, I’m not sure what the benefit of upgrading would […]

Exploring Android Recovery Mode

Android recovery mode allows us to create/restore backups and flash ROMs to devices. Recovery can help resolve bricked phones as well as flash custom/stock recoveries and ROMs. Android is shipped with the default Android Open Source Project Recovery, though it is very crucial to install a custom recovery. Some ROMs require their own specific recovery […]

What is an Android Bootloader?

When learning how to customize Android devices, you will come across many different terms that will be confusing to you. Android Bootloader is no exception. A bootloader is basically a set of code that is executed by your device before it attempts to load the operating system (OS). You could compare it to a PC’s […]

Chromer: the browser for all apps

Chromer is a pretty cool app that has recently been gaining traction in the community. Basically it gives all apps the ability to launch all external URLs in a quick, chrome custom tab. It installs right over top of chrome, beta or dev and requires at least version 45. We may see other browser support […]