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dave

by dave

What are the best travel apps for smartphones?
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In a few weeks, we'll be leaving on an epic vacation to Southeast Asia. In the meantime, I've been searching for useful applications that will help us get around and understand things while traveling abroad. Do you have any good recommendations? Share them in the comments below!
Here's what's on our phones so far. (I apologize for the iOS centric nature of my list -- it's what we're traveling with!)
FlightAware (free / Android, iOS):... Read more →
Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

by dave

Why do some Android apps require way too many invasive permissions?
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Facebook's Messenger app wants access to basically everything on your phone. All of it! There's some commentary that seems to be popping up implying that this is a new thing and (rightly or wrongly) paints Facebook in a negative way.
The thing is, I feel like this sort of thing has been happening for a long time with Android apps. I think there's 2 ways to look at it:
  1. The cynical view that the companies want to mine all your data, ALL...
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helenwhite

by helenwhite

recover deleted iphone text messages
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How can I recover deleted iPhone text messages?
johncolucci

by johncolucci

Today is the 4th Anniversary of the 1st Instagram
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On July 16, 2010, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom took a picture of a golden retriever at a Baja, CA taco stand, with a guest appearance by his girlfriend's foot. This was the very first "Instagram" ever taken. Today, Instagram users have shared over 20,000,000,000 photos to date and each day, 60,000,000 more are added.
Our first "real" Instagram (we're @Engadget on there, by the way) ... Read more →
OS / platforms

by xVxM4tthewxVx

What Are Your Thoughts on Android "L"?
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Android "L" Was just unveiled by Google at there Google I/O Event in San Fransisco, Showing off some really cool features, like a new refined UI, Better performance with a new ART Runtime, 5,000 new API's, and MANY other features. So I would like to know what you guys think of this new version of Android?

If you would like to know more about this version of Android, check out the Google I/O Keynote video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wtLJPvx7-ys

Thanks!
xVxM4tthewxVx

by xVxM4tthewxVx

Should I Trust Password Managers?
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I'm sure you all have heard of Password Managers, That little icon that sits on your Browser add-on bar, and remembers all your passwords for you. But can we trust them? Are they really as secure as they calm them to be?

Leave your thoughts below!
Apple iPhone 5

by dave

Do I have an unhealthy fear of in-app purchases?
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I think it's pretty common knowledge that I love playing games in various forms and on various platforms. Consoles, PCs, mobile devices, and even board games.
While browsing through the App Store, I noticed a new game that seems pretty awesome. Virtual multiplayer jousting! Being obsessed with things like Game of Thrones and other medieval high fantasy genres, this is something that should be an immediate download for me.
Of course, I click it and see that it's free.... Read more →
johncolucci

by johncolucci

How do you keep up with that honey-do list?
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You might have been boxed into using whatever project/task management software your company is willing to pay for. Maybe it'sAsana, Basecamp, Trello, Todoist, or some form of an in-house solution. But what about your life tasks, like remembering to pay bills or weeding the garden?
For the better part of a year, I was using Asana and things were going ok, but I just grew frustrated with the functionality, so I tried using Evernote as a task management tool. Needless to say, Evernote can be nice... Read more →