If you've finally come to your sense (as iPhone users might say) and decided to switch from your Android phone to an iPhone don't worry. The data from your Android is safe and yes, you can transfer it to your new iPhone.
For many Android users this if the biggest reason they don't switch. We carry more and more important information in our smartphones: family photos and videos, contact information for dozens, perhaps hundreds of business and personal connections; and data for everything from our bank accounts to our favorite shopping web sites.
That's what has made transferring such a big deal for those wanting to switch from Android to iPhone. Fortunately, there is a simple solution:
Apple took some of the hassle out of moving from Android to iOS by launching an Android app called Move to iOS Opens a New Window. (pictured below). It promises to set up a direct wireless connection from your old Android to your new iPhone, and will transfer over the following: contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, Web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free books. The Move to iOS app will also suggest that you download the iOS versions of the Android apps you had installed, assuming there is an iPhone equivalent.
If you are ready to make the switch get the latest step-by-step instructions for making the switch as painless as possible right here.
You can tell a lot about a personal by the smartphone choices they make. No, really. Apparently there are significant differences between the personalities of Android users versus users of Apple products.
Researchers from the University of Lincoln found that people who buy phones running Google's Android operating system are seen as more honest and humble than those who pick iPhones.
Heather Shaw, from University of Lincoln's School of Psychology, and her fellow researchers conducted two studies between iPhone and Android smartphone users.
You can click here to read more about the differences found, and the for fun, make your own comparisons.
That's right: Google Chrome, Gmail, Maps and even Google Play are all available and accessible through your iOS on iPhone 6s.
The beauty of the iPhone 6s is that it gives me more granular control over what I give to Google thanks to the way it handles app permissions in which I have to explicitly authorize every permission an app is seeking. While this makes things slightly less convenient since there’s no Google Now to bring all of Google’s apps together under a single umbrella, it’s honestly nice to have a wall separating Google from everything I do online. Because now if I ask Siri questions about how zoos artificially inseminate pandas, I won’t see an ad for frozen panda sperm in my Gmail inbox.
You can read more about the function and accessible of Google products on your iPhone in the complete article here.
Google had announced last month that it was planning to create a framework for developers to bring their Chrome apps to mobile platforms like iOS and Android. Earlier today, Google finally got around to launching a developer preview of the toolkit they’d made for this purpose. Read on below the break to know more.
Todoist is an absolutely stellar task management app for the iPad (and other platforms). The folks behind the app have now released a new version of it entitled 'Todoist Next', an update that they say is a complete bottom up rewrite of the app, and one that brings in a whole new set of critical features that add to what already was an excellent task management app. Being available in more platforms than any task management app already (13 different platforms, by the Todoist team's own count), if there was still any reason holding you back from getting the app, Todoist Next probably takes care of that as well. Read on below the break to know more about the new Todoist update.
iOS may have a reputation for having the best designed apps across all platforms, but Android has caught up drastically in the last couple of years. One of the best examples of this would be Timely, a beautiful timekeeping app for Android that could rival the best designed apps for even iOS. It is developed by Bitspin, a startup by some computer science grads from ETH Zurich. Now, Bitspin has announced that it has been acquired by Google with immediate effect. Read on to know more about the latest Google acquisition.
Acer has announced its next Android tablet – the Iconia A1-830 – in a press release today. The tablet is expected to be out in the first quarter of 2014, with it set to debut in the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, as things stand. As for the tablet itself, it’s another Android tablet with budget specs, but a serious iPad Mini hangover in a few ways. Read on to know more about the new Acer Iconia tablet.
Apple has done a commendable job of always staying ahead of the curve when it came to tablets, with its line of iPads (& its variants). iPads are virtually synonymous with tablets now, and that’s duly reflected in the latest sales data about tablets sold in the US over the last one year, as iPads rule the roost when it comes to tablet units sold. Read on to know more about this tablet sales report from 2013.
There’s no lack of sales going on at this time unsurprisingly, and Apple’s much publicized ’12 Days of Gifts’ scheme has been one of the most keenly awaited of all the sales going on. Apple even launched a dedicated app for it, and the sale’s been on since the morning today, with Justin Timberlake’s live album from the iTunes festival in London this year being the first to kick things off. The next in line for the sale happens to be Rovio’s underappreciated Tiny Thief game, and it’s about to go free for all iOS devices tomorrow. Read on to know more about it.
It’s been a few days since the Facebook-owned Instagram launched Instagram Direct, a new messaging service that lets users talk privately and exchange photos and videos. As a long awaited feature that never made its way to Instagram in all this time, the release of Instagram Direct has been met with some relief (at the very least) from a large section of users. Read on to know more about it.