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Apple Music On Android: You Guys Are Going To Be Waiting A Loooong Time

Remember when Apple extended the open hand of friendship to Android users at WWDC, saying that the new Music streaming service would be given to them too? Bad news: Android users aren’t able to get the service at launch. That friendly hand may now feel like a bit of a slap in the face for Android users who can’t get on board on the ground floor, but there’s a good reason for it.


The Quickest Way To Switch Wi-Fi Networks On Android

Being able to quickly jump from one Wi-Fi network to another is an essential skill for modern life — especially if you’re out and about and trying to get the strongest signal possible. Here’s a tip you might not have picked up if you’ve just upgraded to the latest version of Android Lollipop, and the feature is built right into the OS.


Google Updates Hangouts On iOS But Not Android (Yet)

If you’re using Google’s suite of online services and the apps that accompany them, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’d get the best experience on a new, high-end Android phone like the LG G4 or Samsung Galaxy S6. That’s often true, but not always — and sometimes, like right now, you’d be better off with an iPhone.


This Is The Robotic Rig That Google Uses To Test Android Latency

Latency on your phone is annoying. But Google feels your pain — which is why it has this dedicated robotic rig, used to test out hardware and software in order to keep Android and Chrome OS devices zippy.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review: A Smartphone You Can Take Outside

The Galaxy S6 Active takes Samsung’s flagship smartphone and adds waterproofing, protection against drops, a larger battery and unique physical buttons. As the name suggests, it targets active people. Well, I’m active — can it stand up to my abuse?


Free Games Friday: Endless Skater, Kapsula, Equilibrium

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


The Smaller, Cheaper, FLIR ONE Thermal Camera Now Works With Other Apps

Thermal cameras that can see a person’s body heat were once expensive tools that only police and the military used. But now they’re small and cheap enough to work alongside your smartphone. And FLIR’s latest model will make anyone feel like the Predator hunting its prey.


Your Phone's NFC Chip Isn't Secretly Tracking You

Inside your smartphone, hidden underneath the sticky plastic wrapping of the battery, or glued to the removable rear cover, there’s a secret, ominous-looking wireless chip. It’s not controlled by the FBI or the government or the Illuminati, though, and it’s not tracking every search you make online — it’s just NFC.


You Can Finally Put Microsoft Office For Android On Your Smartphone 

Microsoft Office for Android came out for tablets in January, but the app suite is available for Android smartphones starting today.


How LG's Garbage Phone Evolved Into My Favourite Ever

Two years ago, I wrote one of the harshest reviews that has ever appeared on Gizmodo. It was for the LG G2, which was supposed to be the company’s flagship Android phone for the year, but it was just bad. I wasn’t shy about saying so. I was so unshy, in fact, that LG tried to get me fired for it.