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Microsoft to Android: Quiet! I live here now

Microsoft to Android: Quiet! I live here now

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 23.12.2015
Microsoft has launched a new app in Google Play that manages to raise the stakes in its Android work, without bringing any special new features. It is called Microsoft Apps and it functions like an independent portal inside Google Play, which you can use to...
We don't really use many apps on our smartphones. Do you?

We don't really use many apps on our smartphones. Do you?

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 16.12.2015
Apple iTunes and Google Play each have more than a million and a half apps available for download on our smartphones. Amazon and Windows are working their way towards half a million smartphone apps. You would expect that all our smartphones are jam-packed with apps...
Yahoo is waving goodbye to Internet users

Yahoo is waving goodbye to Internet users

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 14.12.2015
Once part of the elite of the Internet world, Yahoo is on the path to become an entry in the history books. After announcing, at the beginning of the year, that they are preparing to spin off their big stake in Alibaba in a separate...
The iPhone gets its first Apple-made battery case. Would you buy it?

The iPhone gets its first Apple-made battery case. Would you buy it?

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 10.12.2015
Apple has released a battery case that fits both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. The move is unprecedented for Apple, which has been sticking firmly to the thin design for its smartphones. Producing a battery case means that they admit a legitimate need to...
The first smartphone that you can wash with soap. For real!

The first smartphone that you can wash with soap. For real!

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 07.12.2015
Cleaning your smartphone has always been a desirable goal albeit one rarely carried out. Kyocera is launching in Japan the world's first smartphone that can be washed with soap. The hygiene campaigns to promote "wash your hands" may now add "and your smartphone" to the...
How to give more juice to your smartphone's battery

How to give more juice to your smartphone's battery

  • misc
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 04.12.2015
Considering how much smartphones have changed our lives, it is amazing how feeble they are when it comes to battery life. Most people are ready to accept that a smartphone is barely able to make it through one day. As we have all experienced at...
How to get smart about your home?

How to get smart about your home?

  • misc
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 02.12.2015
Equipping a smarthome has never been easier and more affordable. But where do you start? We examined a couple of solutions that allow you to start small and connect more devices later on . Let's look together at a few scenarios and you can decide...
Samsung Gear S2 - Is it the best designed smartwatch?

Samsung Gear S2 - Is it the best designed smartwatch?

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 11.11.2015
Last month, Samsung launched a smartwatch with an excellent design. Samsung Gear S2 manages to get ahead of Apple Watch and Android Wear in certain areas. As of November 12, they are rolling it out in many European countries like the UK, Germany or Romania....
BB-8 from Star Wars comes to your home

BB-8 from Star Wars comes to your home

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 10.11.2015
One new Star Wars character from the upcoming movie that received a major ovation from the fans is the robot BB-8. Sphero, working together with Disney, has taken on the challenge to bring it into your home in time to celebrate the movie premiere. [DC-SUMMARY-BREAK]...
Google engineer takes on faulty USB-C cables on Amazon

Google engineer takes on faulty USB-C cables on Amazon

  • news
  • Daniel Parchisanu
  • 09.11.2015
A Google engineer showed that several USB-C cables on sale at Amazon failed to meet the standard specifications. Benson Leung started to post reviews on Amazon at the end of October, on cables that malfunctioned to the point of damaging the devices connected to them....
7 Tutorials has become Digital Citizen: Here's what to expect!

7 Tutorials has become Digital Citizen: Here's what to expect!

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.10.2015
Today is a huge day for us: 7tutorials.com has transformed into digitalcitizen.life. Don't get scared, we have not sold our website to others and we did not change our team. It's still us, writing in the same style you have enjoyed so far. We wanted...
The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Mandache
  • 26.06.2015
During the early days of Windows, the operating system was usually the direct target of most malware creators. Along the way, Microsoft has worked a lot on hardening the operating system by creating and delivering security patches to its users in as timely a manner...
Christmas Doesn't Make You Fat, The Rest Of The Year Does

Christmas Doesn't Make You Fat, The Rest Of The Year Does

  • tutorial
  • Andrei-Adnan Ismail
  • 13.01.2015
We've all been through the Christmas holidays, and are thinking of ways to compensate for the sudden change in lifestyle for 2 weeks. Everyone seems to be worried about the weight put on during the holidays, so I decided to have the first quantified Christmas...
What Is The Wearables Industry Doing With The Data From Your Gadgets?

What Is The Wearables Industry Doing With The Data From Your Gadgets?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.01.2015
In this article, we are going to talk about wearable devices and privacy. In my opinion, this is a heavily underrepresented topic, with exponentially growing importance in today's technology landscape. New devices are launching almost every week on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo and to top that...
A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

  • tutorial
  • Andrei-Adnan Ismail
  • 16.12.2014
Have you ever found yourself getting through a day with excruciating headaches and then remembering that you forgot to drink coffee? You're not the only one. There is a very large number of people trying to quit coffee. A simple Google search yields a comparable...