PhoneBandit Archive

  • How to block app notifications in Android Wear

    It’s easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear smartwatch If there’s one thing you’ll quickly learn using an Android Wear smartwatch such as the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live or Moto 360 — any wearable device, really — it’s which notifications are important, and… Read More

  • Don’t Buy A Cheap Tablet On Black Friday!

    There are plenty of enticing deals on Android tablets of all kinds this Black Friday, but that doesn’t mean you should buy purely based on price. We’ve told you time and time again — if a tablet has a price that seems “too good to be true,” it probably… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, news, specs and rumors

    We know the Galaxy S6 is a long, long way off, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mongers from starting up all kinds of Galaxy S6 business. Some of it has credibility and some of it is pure speculation, so let’s try to cut through the crap and stick… Read More

  • We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

    Windows 10 is already a known quantity to some degree thanks to the developer preview, but Microsoft is holding an event late in January to present its consumer features properly, according to a new report from The Verge. The January event will include discussion of new features for end-users,… Read More

  • Latest Duolingo Android App Update Adds Touches Of Material Design

    Duolingo treats learning a new language like a game, and it has attracted users thanks to its simple way of breaking courses into something you actually want to dive into during your free time. The latest version sprinkles in elements of Material Design, making the already visually pleasing app… Read More

  • Firefox Redesigns Its Search Interface Ahead Of Yahoo Switch

    Last week we learned that Mozilla had made a pact with Yahoo to switch Firefox’s default search engine to a yet-to-be launched new version of Yahoo’s Bing-powered search experience. At that time, we already noted how easy it is to switch between search engines in Firefox and now the… Read More

  • Phones For Your Kids!

    Kids aren’t great at looking after phones. The youngest ones try to eat them. Slightly older kids tend to lose them, drop them or cover them in jam. And if the newspapers can be believed, teenagers spend half their time sexting and the other half mugging one another for… Read More

  • How to fix the USB Mass Storage issue in Samsung Galaxy phones

    If you use a Samsung Galaxy smart phone you might have had this issue. This is a common problem and several Samsung Galaxy phones seem to have USB connection problems. Sometimes the USB connection stops working and even rebooting the phone does not solve the problem. It is not… Read More

  • Download an APK File From Play Store

    There are many users who cannot download an apk file on their android devices due to a network issue or that the files are too big (though Google Play limits app sizes to 50 MB). It would have been really help full if we could download the apk files… Read More

  • Twitter Expands Its Commerce Lineup With Twitter Offers, Which Link To Your Credit Or Debit Card

    Twitter just announced that it’s testing a new commerce product called Twitter Offers. This follows the announcement of Twitter’s first commerce product back in September, a “Buy” button allowing users to make purchases directly from tweets. This announcement’s aimed specifically at businesses advertising on Twitter — through Twitter Offers,… Read More

  • Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App

    With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world’s largest social network by some margin, but when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a saturation point. Research out today from the Global Web Index notes that Tumblr’s active user base… Read More

  • Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

    Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. It’s been a long road to this exit. Cooliris was founded back in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. It also created a platform for mobile… Read More

  • There are now 3 billion internet users, mostly in rich countries

    The UN’s International Telecommunication’s Union (ITU) has revealed that over 3 billion people are now connected to the internet, an increase of 6.6 percent over last year. The good news is that such access can have a huge impact “for those who are the poorest and most disenfranchised, including… Read More

  • How to use your tablet as a second monitor for your computer

    If you’ve bought yourself a new Nexus 9 or another tablet, you may well have an old device laying around that you no longer need. Before you sell it or give it away, you might way to consider giving it a new lease of life as a second monitor… Read More

  • Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

    Have you ever heard anyone excited to get Comcast service? Of course not. That’s like being excited for a hernia operation. Here’s my hernia operation: every year or so I have to do a dance with Comcast. You know, feigning the intention to quit their service. The so-called trial… Read More

  • Note 4′s in Germany and Greece Now Receiving Stability Update

    Samsung is pushing out an update to all unlocked and carrier-branded variants of its current flagship smartphone, the Note 4, located in Germany and Greece. Weighing in at 137MB, this upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of added functionality, but it does include a handful of… Read More

  • EU Targeting Google For Possible Breakup

    New reports have surfaced over the past couple days indicating the European Union may be planning to introduce a motion at a meeting this upcoming Thursday suggesting Google unbundle its search engine from other offerings the company makes available. Reports indicate executives within Google are “furious” about this latest move… Read More

  • Motorola Responds To Leaked DROID X 2.2 Update: Stop That, Or We’ll Sue You

    Despite a lot of fun Motorola hardware leaks lately (even some love for AT&T), Moto would like to remind us that they aren’t much friendlier than Apple when it comes to unintended dissemination of their intellectual property. The recently leaked update to Android 2.2 for the DROID X has… Read More

  • Plan And Organize Every Inch Of Your House With Home Design 3D

    When it comes to interior design, there are three categories of people: those who will get any item and place it anywhere, those will do their best to make things look good without going to extremes, and those who will agonize over every angle, size, color, and texture. If… Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS Finally Hacked After 3 Years On The Shelves

    It’s been well over 3 years since the Nintendo 3DS hit the shelves — and in that time, the device has proven itself remarkably resistant to hacking and modification. Until now. This evening, a hacker going by Smealum released an exploit that seems to allow 3DS owners to run… Read More