As soon as you start up a new Android phone, you get prompted to sign in with your Google account — but what if you don't want to do that? Maybe you want to take advantage of Android but limit what Google knows about you, or maybe you just prefer the alternative apps; whatever the case, here's how to live a Google-free Android life.
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iOS: There are plenty of incredible password managers out there — 1Password and LastPass come to mind — but Mozilla has password-management aspirations of its own. The company just released two new new mobile apps as part of its Test Pilot program and one, Firefox Lockbox, is a pretty convenient way to pull up your passwords on your iPhone and iPad.
Unlimited data. Imagine all the things you could do with it. You could binge-watch your favourite Netflix show on your mobile. You could binge-watch some YouTube videos on your mobile! You could even binge-watch Facebook memes on. Your. Mobile!
With the way we use our phones dramatically changing - and other telcos getting in on the act - Vodafone have today (also) unveiled new Unlimited Data Plans.
Our smartphones boast some pretty impressive cameras, but they're far from perfect -- especially where zoom is concerned. But, instead of forcing yourself to lug around a beefy DSLR for those long-range shots, you can improve your phone's zoom potential with the 8x Telephoto Smartphone Lens.
Android/iOS: Using your phone to scan documents isn't anything new. With apps such as Scanner Pro and Turbo Scan out there, if you own a smartphone there's pretty much no reason you need to break out the ol' flatbed scanner to digitise anything any more. Heck, even just snapping a photo of a document sans app could probably get the job done in most cases. Even if you've already found a favourite scanning app, Adobe's new app, aptly named Abobe Scan, is one you're definitely going to want to try.
We spend a lot of time on our phones - so it makes sense if our batteries usually hit that dreaded 10 percent mark before the day's even half over. That's why it's important to stock up on chargers whenever you can, and now you can re-up on three extra-long Lightning charging cables for a fraction of the cost.
3D Touch might be on of iOS's most unique and most ignored features. Using sensors in your iPhone it knows exactly how hard you're pressing and contextually gives you a whole slew of cool options for your particular press. If you've just bought yourself a new iPhone 6s or 7 or you've forgotten just how useful 3D Touch can be, we're here to help -- these are some of the smartest shortcuts available thanks to Apple's pressure-sensitive screen tech. Give a firm 3D Touch press on your iPhone's screen and all these options are open to you.
The app market is still booming, and skilled coders are highly in-demand (and well compensated). If you want to join their ranks, then you should pick up the Professional Mobile Developer Bundle.
Anxiety can be crippling, persistent and affect anyone at any point in their lives. Whilst the treatment that works best can differ greatly from person to person, there is much to be said for the therapeutic benefits of play -- and this includes video games.
This where your smartphone can be a lifeline. Whilst not a substitute for professional advice, therapy or medication; games can be an accessible, portable way to supplement treatment. Here's a rundown of ten of the best games for assisting with anxiety treatment and symptoms.