BlackBerry has yet to find a home amongst the iPhone and popular Android phones, with sales plummeting over the last couple years, but this might be a thing of the past thanks to their latest device, the BlackBerry Priv. It has decent numbers so far and was even sold out on Am ...more
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For those of you still using a BlackBerry smartphone, this article will show you the tips and tricks to installing emulators and playing some classic Game Boy Advanced games on your device. You can find a few tutorials and videos out there on getting Game Boy Color or NES game ...more
You don't have to have a smartphone to use Google Voice, but there are certain advantages if you do, including having your Google contact list at your fingertips. In this clip, you'll learn how to install and run Google Voice on most any smartphone.
BlackBerry announced in April that they included a beta of their video messaging service in BBM for Android and BBM for iOS for users in the United States and Canada. Well, it's finally spread to other parts of the world. Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the ...more
My friends were extremely excited when BlackBerry made their Messenger available to iOS and Android users. "Neil, get BBM. It's back!" I didn't understand why when there are so many alternatives out there, like Kik and WhatsApp. What BlackBerry Messenger offers is instead of ...more
Learn how to install Android 2.2 ("Froyo") on your HTC Hero Google Android smartphone! This hacker's how-to presents a thorough, step-by-step overview on installing Froyo on an HTC Hero smartphone. For detailed instructions, and to get started running Android 2.2 on your own p ...more
iPhone and Android both have a lot of great features. Enjoy the best of both worlds when you install Android lock on your iPhone. This is a great way to secure your iPhone. Use Android lock to get an extra layer of security.
Download the ISO and follow along with this video to learn how to install Android OS on a PC. Using Virtual Box, you can run Android directly on your desktop computer or laptop. Watch this video to see how it is done.
Looking for a guide on how to download and run BlackBerry App World on your BlackBerry smartphone? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're the proud owner of a BlackBerry smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well served by this v ...more
This is a Wirefly video tutorial on how to download BlackBerry's App World directly to your BlackBerry. To get started, make sure your BlackBerry is running at least BlackBerry operating system 4.2. BlackBerry App World is a must have application for your BlackBerry, to help ...more
Google has finally released the next version of the world's leading operating system—Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This latest iteration isn't as much of a visual overhaul as Lollipop was, but it packs in more new functionality than almost any update before it. Awesome features lik ...more
Android 7.0 Nougat has finally arrived—well, technically, it's in the process of arriving on Nexus devices across the globe. Google uses a staged rollout system to prevent excessive server load when issuing Android updates, which means even though Nougat has made its official ...more
Android O has finally arrived—well, it's technically a beta version, but that isn't stopping Android enthusiasts from going crazy about it. The first Developer Preview was released earlier today and is available right now to install on Nexus and Pixel devices. While Android O ...more
Android 7.1.1 stock images for the Nexus 6P were released last week on December 5, 2016. However, Verizon users seem to have been excluded from the update. Google's factory image page states "All carriers except Verizon" next to version number NMF26F. This doesn't seem fair, e ...more
Update, November 12, 2014: Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially out now. If you haven't gotten the OTA yet, check out our new guide on installing the official Lollipop builds on any Nexus for download links and instructions, for Mac or Windows. Google I/O 2014, the annual devel ...more
Over the past month, we've spent significant time covering Samsung's Oreo Beta program, and the detailed list of features in Oreo is extensive for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Many of you were upset when the Galaxy Note 8 was left out of the official Oreo beta program entirely, but ...more
While installing the new Android P Developer Preview is fairly easy if you're using a Windows machine, it's a little trickier if you want to use macOS instead. To help you get the latest Android OS on your Google Pixel phone, we'll break down the whole process so using your Ma ...more
To some, it's sacrilege. To others, just a bit of good fun. In this clip from the folks at Lifehacker, we learn how to install and use Google's Android OS on an iPhone 4 using iDroid. Learn how to run Android on your Apple mobile device with this hacker's how-to.
Check out this video to learn how to install new memory in your Android device. Using a Micro SD card you can back up the memory on your Android smartphone and then replace the memory card with a new one.
Whether you're the owner of a Google Nexus One Android smartphone or just covet one, you're sure to enjoy this Nexus One owner's guide from Nexus One Hacks, which presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of how to install a Sega Genesis emulator on your phone. For complet ...more
Not sure what to do with that old 2G iPhone now that there have been three newer versions since then? Don't toss it or let it collect dust! Jump on the Droid bandwagon and turn your old Apple device into an Android just like the EVO. This hack will require a little fancy compu ...more
Images of BlackBerry's two upcoming Android phones have surfaced. Reportedly named "Hamburg" and "Rome," keeping with the company's tradition of using cities as code names for its devices, the images come from BlackBerry Central founder Dylan Habkirk (via Times News UK/GSMAren ...more
Google I/O is like Christmas for Android enthusiasts. Every year, this conference showcases new and upcoming features for the world's leading mobile operating system, and this year's was no different. Shortly after announcing Android M, Google released a preview version of the ...more
On Thursday morning, May 28th, Google announced an upcoming version of Android—and within a few hours, a preview build of this so-called "Android M" release was made available to select Nexus devices. If you're one who likes to stay on the cutting edge, this build offers lots ...more
With all of the cool new animations and features in the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop release, some pretty awesome system apps may have been overlooked amidst the fanfare. Most noticeably, a new Messenger app was added to the OS, containing many touches of Material Design. A ...more
Android 5.0's Material Design is truly a sight to behold. With beautiful transition animations and brand new system menus, Android has never looked better. If you're stuck on an older version of Android, though, looking at all of the screenshots and demos from Lollipop can le ...more
While still extremely awesome, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is limited as to what you can download on to it, especially apps. It also doesn't have its own internet access (only Bluetooth), so apps like Instagram, Facebook, and Vine have yet to make their way to the Gear ...more
The newest Android operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, has been unleashed with the arrival of the Nexus 5, and soon to be rolled out to other Nexus devices and Google Play Edition smartphones any day now. Only problem is, the Samsung Galaxy S3 isn't getting 4.4 for a very lo ...more
Hello guys...I m new here and this is my first post. So here we will learn that how can we install the great tool Metasploit in android.. And yes i know, I'm weak in English. Step 1: Install Linux in Android For Metasploit.. We must have Linux chrooted environment.. I.e ..Ub ...more
HTC's Sense 4 may be leaner and faster than previous versions, but one thing my EVO 4G LTE sorely lacked was the "Quick Settings" option that Sense 2 and 3 had. Developers were able to port it to Sense 4 for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but the only way to get this featur ...more
If you read the reviews on Google's Pixel C, you'll notice one big complaint about the tablet/laptop—most reviewers feel that Android simply isn't ready to be used as a desktop OS. The developers at Jide felt the same way, so they set out to make a custom version of Android wi ...more
Video: . This video explains how to install Android OS on a PC using VirtualBox. How to install Android OS on a PC Using VirtualBox. This article explains in full details How to install Android OS on a PC using VirtualBox. Follow the guide carefully and learn How to install An ...more
From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. This is BlackBerry for Dummies. Just watch this video tutorial to learn how to install applications on a BlackBerry, For Dummies. Downloading and ...more
ADB and Fastboot are probably the most important tools for any Android aficionado. They can do everything from backing up your device and changing your screen resolution to rooting your phone and opening it up to hundreds of tweaks and customizations. What's even better is tha ...more
Blizzard Entertainment, the wildly successful video game developer that brought us World of Warcraft and StarCraft, has finally released their popular trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to the Android platform. If you've never heard of it, Hearthstone is an off ...more
If you're a rooted user, you've probably heard the term "BusyBox" by now. Many mods require these powerful root commands, but the process of installing BusyBox can be a bit confusing for the uninitiated. To clarify things a bit, BusyBox is both an app and a set of specialized ...more
Your average Android phone or tablet comes with quite a few apps already installed—even before you turn the device on for the first time. These pre-installed apps are certainly helpful when it comes to getting your feet wet with Android, but in many cases, they're not always t ...more
As it stands, Firefox OS isn't a very popular third-party operating system for Android devices, especially when compared to others like CyanogenMod, but Mozilla developer Fabrice Desré is attempting to change that. With the introduction of his new application called B2GDroid, ...more
Sometimes the best things in life are free. Like the following six BlackBerry smartphone applications: the Viigo mobile RSS reader, Beyond411 local search, the smartphone-based travel companion WorldMate Live, a mobile version of Google Maps and two social networking apps: Fac ...more
The Android Market makes it easy to install programs on your Android phone right "over-the-air." One of the salient advantages of a Google Android smartphone over, say, an Apple iPhone, is the inherent extendibility of the open-source Android mobile OS. There are a seemingly i ...more
Looking to game on your Android phone? Watch this video to learn how to get the game APK files onto your Android device. Download and install games on your Android device and spend the rest of your day having fun playing.
There has been a lot of news over the last couple weeks about the popular Flappy Birds mobile game and its creator, Dong Nguyen. After becoming the hottest game on Android and iOS devices, Nguyen revealed to The Verge that he was making about $50,000 a day in advertising reve ...more
When someone asks me why they should root their phone, one of the top reasons I always give is that it enables you to install the Xposed Framework. Created by developer Rovo89, Xposed basically hooks into the Android system, then allows users to simply install mini-apps called ...more
UPDATE 11/17/15 The Xposed Framework now officially supports Android 5.1 through 5.1.1 Lollipop devices as well. Everything will still work the way it has with Android 5.0 through 5.0.2, but there are a separate set of files for the newer Android version. I'll cover both belo ...more
When Google added new security measures to Android Marshmallow, it had a lasting impact on the entire process of rooting. These measures prevent the the Superuser daemon (the process that handles requests for root access) from getting the permissions it needs to do its job at ...more
With beta testing coming to a close, it's quite likely we will see the stable Android Oreo OTA roll out for the Galaxy S8 in late January. Yesterday, a Reddit user posted a link to an official Oreo OTA build for the Galaxy S8. We've already detailed everything that's new in th ...more
Get started on your new Android smartphone by installing some apps! This video will show you how to install apps to your Android cell phone by visiting the Android market and downloading them. You'll also learn how to remove an app from your phone.
One of the main reasons for installing a custom ROM on an Android device is all of the added features. For instance, OmniROM offers a souped-up multitasking mod called OmniSwitch, so instead of the regular app switcher, you get an interface that lets you pin your favorite apps ...more
When it comes to modding Android, root gets all the glory, but a good custom recovery is really the only thing you need. Not only does it allow you to back up your entire phone, install flashable ZIPs, and load custom ROMs like LineageOS, but a custom recovery will even let yo ...more
Google Chrome is an incredibly popular web browser on both iOS and Android devices, just like its desktop version. That's why it's number one browser in both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. But for those of you who want even more features, you can test drive the Chrom ...more
HTC's Sense UI is generally regarded as one of the best manufacturer-skinned versions of Android. This is mainly due to the subtle and classy styling of the interface, as well as some unique features that are added in here and there. One of the most central features of Sense ...more
Update, November 12, 2014: Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially out now. If you haven't gotten the OTA yet, check out our new guide on installing the official Lollipop builds on any Nexus for download links and instructions, for Mac or Windows. Update, October 17, 2014: In adv ...more
How To : KitKat Leaked! How to Install the Latest Android 4.4.2 Build on Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The @DesignGears guys have been busy today, leaking an unofficial KitKat build (Android version 4.4.2) for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The latest is a peek into what the international variants are beginning to see, although this build is far from official. Still, if you wa ...more
Learn how to install a custom ROM on a Google Android mobile device using the One-Click Method. Whether you want to learn how load a custom ROM on your own Android phone or just want to see how it's done, you're sure to be well-served by this three-minute hacker's how-to. For ...more
Looking for a quick guide on how to install and use Opera Mini on your Android smartphone? It's easier than you'd think! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just over three minutes' time. For specifics, including de ...more
If you're interested in installing an application that you can't find in the Android Market, you'll need to use an apk (or Android packet) file. Don't know how to load an apk onto your phone? No problem: this Android owner's guide will walk you through the process. You'll find ...more
If you have a rooted Android phone, you can change the shutdown animation to anything you want. Watch this video to learn how to do it. This video explains how to use root explorer to change the shutdown animation on an Android device.
Blizzard's Hearthstone was a rousing success with more than 10 million downloads on the Google Play Store. Not taking things lying down, Bethesda, the creator of The Elder Scrolls, has come up with a card game based off its popular fantasy franchise. The Elder Scrolls: Legends ...more
Well, no one ever thinks of the BlackBerry as a gaming platform, but with this cool little java based app, called MeBoy, you can run Gameboy Advanced ROMS on your BlackBerry smartphone. Try it now and see all that glorious duotone color right in the palm of your hands! So give ...more
Looking for a quick guide on how to install and use the Skyfire web browser on your Android smartphone? It's easier than you'd think! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just over three minutes' time. For specifics, ...more