The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches on the market. It might even be the best. With some of the poor choices for Android users, folks might start to wonder if an Apple Watch is the way to go, but would that even work? The Apple Watch Series 3 and 4 have standalone LTE — now can I use it with my Android phone? The answer is still no... mostly. There's no Watch app for Android, nor is there a way for you to sync your Android phone to an Apple Watch. You don't get a tiny SIM card to put in the Apple Watch; it's already built into the chip, and when you pair it with an iPhone, that iPhone's SIM information essentially gets copied to the Apple Watch's chip. On that note, if you're incredibly enterprising and you have a family member with another iPhone (or an older iPhone yourself), you can swap your SIM into that iPhone and set up a watch that way, then put the SIM back into your Android device and use it. You'll kill your Apple Watch's battery and it's not recommended, … [Read more...] about Can you use an Apple Watch with your Android phone?
Encrypt your android phone
Microsoft has rolled out a new preview feature dubbed Skype SMS Connect that lets users read and reply to SMS messages received on an Android phone via the desktop Skype app. The feature is currently only available to users running the latest Skype Insider Preview and allows them to pair a Mac or Windows PC to an Android phone. Both the desktop and mobile apps needing to be on the Skype Insiders build. After pairing the desktop and Android device, users can send and respond to new SMS from the desktop. SMS Connect allows users to respond to one-to-one and group SMS conversations, receive MMS photos and videos, as well as start new conversations. To set up SMS Connect, users need to open the Skype app on an Android and enable SMS Connect through Skype settings. The feature is available on phones running Android 8.3 and higher.Microsoft notes that SMS Connect is a "desktop only experience" and recommends using the default messaging on Android to view SMS conversations. However, … [Read more...] about Skype update: Now you can read SMS from your Android phone on your PC
Article Contents1 Custom ROMs2 The Steps3 1. Root Your Phone4 2. Install ROM Manager App5 3. Back Up5.1 3.1. Flash A Recovery Image6 4. Download The ROM You Want To Try And Copy It To Your Phone's SD Card6.1 DamageControl ROM For The HTC Hero6.2 Download The ROM You Selected7 5. Flash It7.1 Problem During Flashing?8 6. Want To Go Back? Restore It Have you been hearing about all this custom ROM business - Cyanogen, DamageControl, etc and wondering what in the world all those are about? Or perhaps you already know what those are but are still afraid of trying custom ROMs on your phone because you don't know how to install them or don't want to lose your data and current OS state? Well, today is your lucky day because in this article from the "I wish somebody showed me how to do this crap when I was getting started" series, I will show you how toeasily install a custom ROM but only after you back up your current system and exact phone state so that you can restore to that exact state … [Read more...] about [Complete Guide] How To Flash A Custom ROM To Your Android Phone With ROM Manager + Full Backup & Restore
Ever since the NSA's snooping on our every line of communication became known, a new breed of apps has emerged, focused on security and encryption. It's exactly because of their decentralized nature and industrial-strength encryption, however, that a lot of handsets have problems running them, with either all kinds of problems making them functional, or too much force closure issues.This is why we sifted through most of the security apps out there, and came up with a simple trio that not only encrypt your communication from prying government or other eyeballs, but also have simple, pretty interfaces, and are easy to set up. These qualities, believe it or not, are a rarity in the world of security applications, but the set we've chosen doesn't even require you to go outside the realm of US servers and install Korean or Chinese messaging apps, as some are suggesting to do in order to evade the all-around snooping these days. Here they are:The brainchild of renowned activist hacker Nico … [Read more...] about Three easy security apps to install and encrypt your Android communication (voice, chat, texts)
During the past year or so, many a smartphone user have probably given some deep thought to their privacy, the most probable reason being the numerous reports, allegations, and revelations that despite being more sophisticated than ever, our smartphones are even more susceptible to unauthorized intrusion, not to mention hacking. After all, these devices store our most precious personal data and sensitive credentials, putting a lot on stake – starting from our private life and moving on to our banking bona fides. That being said, it comes to no surprise that more and more users, both Android and iOS ones, are gradually becoming more and more careful about their privacy. There are a lot of ways to protect your sensitive data, and one of the most powerful (yet controversial ones) is the encryption data process, which is neatly hidden on most of the phones you might think of. Today, we'll be showing the uninitiated ones of you how to encrypt their Android device and lay a thick veil … [Read more...] about How to encrypt your Android device