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20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard

Cardboard is the simplest and most affordable way to try virtual reality today. There’s already so much content for Android devices (it works on iPhone too), and it’s getting better all the time. But where do you start? Here’s our pick of 20 of the best Cardboard apps and games for Android. The Essentials Before you get into the more ...

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Use This Trick to Disable Ads in Mobile Games

Ads are a necessary evil in today’s world. They allow many websites and services to earn money while still providing content for free. Mobile phone users are certainly used to advertisements, as they’re found in nearly every free app and game. Most ads inside games aren’t malicious (review how to weed out Android pop-up ads if you have a severe ...

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How Can I Override Silent Mode With a Text Message?

You probably change your phone’s volume multiple times per day. When you’re at work, having your phone on silent ensures it doesn’t embarrass you at meetings. At home, though, you might have your volume at maximum so you don’t miss an important call from a family member. Despite all this, emergencies happen, and it’s scary to think that a loved one ...

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Play RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on Android and iOS

Fans of classic PC games are in for a treat, as Atari has released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on Android and iOS. This brings the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon games to mobile for the first time, and there’s a distinct lack of microtransactions liable to ruin your experience too. RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic combines the best bits of the original PC game and ...

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BlackBerry Is Dead in All But Name

BlackBerry once made phones everybody wanted to own. And then the competition, namely Android and iOS — upped its game, and things quickly went sour. Now, BlackBerry is dead in all but name, with Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL acquiring the BlackBerry brand. In September, BlackBerry announced it would no longer be developing or producing its own handsets. The company essentially ...

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Top 5 Ways to Find & Launch Applications on Your Android Phone

How many apps do you have on your phone? Research suggests that the typical user installs 2-3 apps each month, which amounts to quite a lot over time. At last count I had 97 of them. But keeping track of what you have and where they are can be difficult. Fortunately, Android has many clever ways to find and launch apps. ...

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10 Free Apps for Solving Crosswords on the Go

Nobody buys newspapers anyone, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have your daily fix of crossword puzzles. Like everything else, the classic word-teasers have moved into the digital age; there is an abundance of crossword apps in the Google Play Store. So, if you want to keep your brain healthy, improve your vocabulary, or pass the time on your commute, ...

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Beware Fake Super Mario Run Games on Android

Super Mario Run is now available on iOS. However, right now it’s available exclusively on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, but not on Android. Which has prompted some clever ne’er-do-wells to offer fake versions of the game on Google Play to lure in unsuspecting Mario fans. You can now download Super Mario Run from the iOS App Store. This ...

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How to Pick the Perfect Simple Phone for Parents or Grandparents

The young rule the digital age. It’s fascinating to watch children born in the last few years take to a tablet like it’s nothing, and most folks in their 20s and below know how to work a smartphone with little help. However, this isn’t always true for those of older generations. Some people still use a basic (“dumb”) phone either because ...

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How to Make Android Faster: What Works, and What Doesn’t

We all wish our phones were just a little faster, right? Whether you’re chugging along with a device from three years ago or rocking a brand new Pixel, it’s the same — more speed is better. Here’s what to try, and what to avoid. What Works: The Basics The default apps and settings on Android aren’t always the best if ...

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