Archive Texts and Call Logs on Android with SMS Backup +

SMS Backup + isn't the only option for getting your texts and call data off your Android smartphone, but it's one of the simplest and most effective. It archives all of your messages to Gmail (or Google Calendar), and it covers WhatsApp communications too. The app is free to download and install, though you can leave… » 7/22/14 10:19am Yesterday 10:19am

How To Install Android L Preview Right Now

The next version of Android isn't ready or even properly named yet, but Google has kindly released a Developer Preview of the software so anyone bold enough can take a look at what it offers. All you need is a spare Nexus 5 or 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 that you don't rely on, and the instructions we've laid out below. » 7/05/14 10:01am 7/05/14 10:01am

Make Your Own Forecasts With this Tiny Smartphone Weather Station

If there's one thing your local TV weatherperson is good at, it's getting the forecast wrong—at least according to anyone over 50. So why rely on a TV personality to tell you tomorrow's forecast, when this compact weather station that attaches to your smartphone's headphone jack can provide all the data you need to… » 7/04/14 10:04am 7/04/14 10:04am

Your Android May Be Broadcasting Your Location (and How to Stop It)

Do you own an Android device? Is it less than three years old? If so, then when your phone's screen is off and it's not connected to a Wi-Fi network, there's a high risk that it is broadcasting your location history to anyone within Wi-Fi range that wants to listen. » 7/03/14 3:40am 7/03/14 3:40am

Samsung Gear Live Review: That's a Pretty Big Baby Step

Whether you believe that smartwatches are the inevitable future or that they're the Devil's own handcuffs, almost everyone can agree that they've been pretty weak so far. Android Wear is here to fix that. And it just might! Eventually. Samsung's Gear Live is the first attempt, and while it's got some issues, it's a… » 7/01/14 12:00pm 7/01/14 12:00pm