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Best Tips and Tricks for Xperia Z2

Yesterday we covered the method of rooting your Xperia Z2 on the latest firmware. The phone is no doubt a great device that has a lot of potential going on. Like every phone Xperia Z2 also comes with some really handy features and amazing specs. Sadly, if you are buying this phone just for the looks it has to offer, you are going to need some times to get a hold of the device. If you have recently purchased an Xperia Z2 and you are looking for an easy way around the device, you have come to the right place. As personally owning the device, it is safe to say that there’s a lot more to this phone than the amazing looks and cutting edge specs.

After spending some days with the Xperia Z2, I’ve managed to learn a lot about this device and some hidden tips and tricks that might get overlooked by some of the users. These tips and tricks are by no mean useless and are supposed to improve your experience with the handset. So without wasting any time, let us move on to the best tips and tricks for your Sony Xperia Z2. Almost all the tricks are built right into your phone so you don’t have to dwell any further than necessary.  Continue Reading →

Best Simulation Games For Android

Gaming on smart phones is one of the most common things we get to see in our daily life. Be it Android or any other powerful mobile OS, some people just like to play games. While some do it for passing the time quickly, there are several who are just addicted to gaming. They just can’t get enough of spending countless hours on gaming, it becomes a passion and can be utilised in a good way. We all know that gaming can help a person in several ways. For instance, gaming can help treat people suffering fro depression or stress as it provides a way out of reality, it is more than just their mundane lives. They get to live s someone completely different, someone who has the power to change the world.

Moving on, gaming has several genres and each genre offers a unique of playing, the most popular ones are sports, simulation, first person shooters and role playing  games. But in this article, we will be covering a large number of simulation games you can play on your Droid. Some are high end games, while other should work on a moderately powerful devices. Simulation games are basically a computer representation of real world. They can be fun to play and offer hours of fun time.

So without further due, let us head to the best simulation games on Android. Sit back and enjoy. Continue Reading →

[How To] Hide Albums on Your Android

Own an Android phone but tired of people invading your gallery and going through your images without your permission? Well one of the best things about owning an Android is the freedom it provides you to control your device however you want. Luckily, the same freedom allows you to hide the specific galleries you don’t want people to see because sometimes they contain important and even private stuff. Another best thing here is that you don’t really need a 3rd party app who only has the feature to hide your galleries. All you need is a little bit of Android knowledge and one small yet extremely handy file explorer. In case you are wondering if this process is tricky it is isn’t, all you need to do is to create a simple file called nomedia, if you are still not convinced, you can always use Quickpic which also serves as a third party gallery that will let you hide your images. As for the gallery features, it is one of the best 3rd party gallery apps, it serves both in the looks and functionality department. So without delaying the concern at hand, let us begin. This tutorial also helps you get rid of unwanted albums such as the album arts of the music you have on your phone or the images those annoying ads download by themselves. Continue Reading →

Reasons Why Nexus Devices Are Better

If you are in the market for a new, high end phone. You’re either going for an Apple iPhone or any Android coming from the big boys like Sony, Samsung, HTC, and LG, and why not? They provide us with most powerful hardware and unique features. All the major OEMs like Sony, Samsung LG and HTC recently came up with their flagship devices, so there are high chances that you will be getting one of those devices. But what if you are told there are devices that are almost as powerful as those flagship but are relatively cheaper? At first, it seems like a dubious idea but it actually is true.

The phones that are being talked about here are none other than Google Nexus devices. Now these devices are also manufactured by the likes of Samsung (Google Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 10) HTC (Nexus One) LG (Nexus 4, Nexus 5) Asus (Nexus 7, Nexus 7. 2013) these phone are basically running on stock Android, otherwise known as Vanilla Android, and doesn’t have any additional bloat installed. These devices go on sale directly on the Google Play Store and are very cheap. Despite having only one downside, there’s nothing that should stop you from getting a Nexus device. Unless of course you are a fan of the skins and features that are installed by OEM.

If this hasn’t convinced you, we’ve narrowed down a list of reasons that should be enough to convince anyone with a brain to get a Nexus device over a non-Nexus device.  Continue Reading →

Windows 8.1 Rolling Out to Lumia Phones

The wait is finally over. Nokia has finally started to roll out the Cyan update on the Lumia devices. The update is set to roll out on all the devices that are running on Windows Phone 8. However, not all the devices are getting the update right now. Some devices will gradually get the Cyan update in coming weeks. The Cyan update will bring the much awaited Windows Phone 8.1 which has been receiving numerous positive reviews from  those who have tried the developers preview.

For those who don’t know, the developers preview went live in April (3 months) although several people have been using that as a daily driver, it still had some features missing. If you don’t know the features that accompany the the Cyan update, you can look out for a drop down notifications drawer, quick toggles, Wi-Fi sense, and some other goodies that will be coming straight from Nokia itself. Continue Reading →

Best iOS 7 Tips & Tricks

iOS 7 has been here for quite some time now and unlike the previous iterations of iOS it basically a complete overhaul. Apple has changed every aspect of the operating system to make it compete with the cosmetic beauty of Android. However, if you happen to be an Apple loyalist, it’s pretty safe to say that you are not completely in favour of all the changes since things aren’t exactly the way they used to be and most of the useful features are either merged or have been completely changed? So what to do in this situation? Well, Apple didn’t really remove all the stuff you once loved, it’s just a bit different to find. Also, iOS 7 is a great piece of software with a lot of amazing tricks up its sleeves, so if you are in for an adventure, let us find the best ones so you can use them according to your needs. Continue Reading →

Best Gaming CPUs of 2014

Remember the post we covered about the best budget friendly graphics cards earlier this month? Well for those who don’t know, graphics cards aren’t the only main factor when it comes to gaming. In fact, there are 3. Substantial amount of RAM, a powerful enough graphics card and a CPU that is capable of performing on all fours rather than crippling in midway. Unlike the old days, the processors these days are advancing on a rapid rate, it is surely a fascinating thing but leaves a lot to desire. For example; if you’d just purchased an entry level gaming CPU, there will 2 more powerful than you in just couple of months for the similar, or a bit higher price.

So what to do under similar circumstances. Well, luckily. There are some decent CPUs that should give you enough fire power to satisfy your gaming needs, and considering how they range from low end to high end, you have a plenty to choose from without keeping a tight budge in mind. Opting for an entry level CPU will surely strip you off from all the eye candy that a high end CPU can provide, but if you are happy with the job well done, then you shouldn’t have any issues.

The list contains processors from both AMD and Intel and is not in order. Continue Reading →

Google Reveals Android L, Developer Preview Imminent

Google finally went ahead and decided to reveal the upcoming successor to the Android 4.4 Kitkat, Android L (Currently we don’t have any number or the actual name of the OS) and it seems like Google once again will do a complete UI overhaul instead of just minor colour changes we first saw when the Kitkat was announced. For your information, Android 4.4 Kitkat was announced back in October, last year alongside the Nexus 5, which means it has been less than a year for Google to come up with the newer OS version. However, from the looks of it and what we’ve heard so far about the developer preview, seems like Google is firing on all fours.

As obvious as it sounds, the developer preview is only for the developers who are willing to try it out for Google and explore new stuff about the upcoming OS as well as make sure their apps are compatible with the future update. So what exactly is Android L? Continue Reading →