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    We've all been there. You pull your phone out of your pocket and notice something is off. Slide past the lock screen and you notice that, for whatever reason, your phone is back to factory settings. (For the record, I have had this happen with every mobile OS I have used to date.) Or maybe you have lost a phone. Having to go through the motions to get your phone back to how it should be is never a fun process. It's time consuming, and sometimes important information is gone forever, irrecoverable. Fortunately, there is a solution – precautionary steps that prevent sensitive or important ...

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    After previously allowing for audio messages to be sent from one Facebook Messenger user to the other, the company has now flipped the switch on free calling. However, this option is only available at the moment if you cumulatively 1. have an iPhone and 2. live in the U.S. The program was tested in Canada and is now rolling out in the U.S., functioning on both WiFi and/or via a data connection. This is particularly useful if you live in a poor-coverage are or you want to reduce your monthly bill. By enabling voice calls (even though limited regionally), Facebook takes on Skype in the ...

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    There is no doubt that the Maps application inside iOS 6 (whether it is on the iPhone 5 out of the box or on previous upgraded hardware) is lacking in many departments to say the least. There is, on the other hand, no doubt that Apple will try to do its best to fix the problem and for that the Cupertino-based company is allegedly hunting down ex-Google Maps staff. The information comes from an anonymous source which claims that Apple is luring in people who worked on Google Maps; he also believes that "the possibility of building a platform that truly competes with Google Maps is well ...

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    Like it or not, voice control on mobile devices is back, and this time it may be here to stay. That's a more complex introduction than it seems. I want to dissect it a little, piece by piece, and I want to do it out of order, just to keep you on your toes. The first prerequisite we need to cover is that voice control on mobile devices came about in the first place: for something to be "back," it needs to have first existed. For decades, talking to a piece of technology that was intelligent enough to understand you was the stuff of science fiction. 2001: A Space Odyssey's ...

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    One of the exciting features brought by iCloud and iOS 5 last year were the Photo Stream which instantly uploaded (if on WiFI) images snapped on one device -- like the iPhone -- and made them available on another device -- like a tablet or a computer. Dropbox for Android was already able to upload camera pictures to your account but now, with the same functionality coming to iOS, Photo Stream is getting some steam. You can enable or disable the automatic upload of camera shots as well as toggle whether you want to use WiFi, data, or both. Images uploaded will be available on the web as ...

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    What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.     iPhone Earth Lapse– A paid app that costs $0.99 With Earth Lapse you can explore amazing ...

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