I went to a Microsoft Store and all I saw was Apple laughing

Microsoft is closing almost all its stores, so I wanted to see what they look like now. And to wonder why Microsoft did it. Read More

Why India is boycotting Chinese apps and technology

Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority India’s ban on over 60 popular Chinese apps caught everyone off guard recently. The move came in the middle of a rising wave of anti-China sentiment in the country. This growing animosity has led to some drastic actions by fringe elements, including blockading the…

I wish the OnePlus 8 Pro was more like the Oppo Find X2 Pro

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority Opinion post by David Imel There’s a half-joke, half-truth in the smartphone community that every major Oppo phone is a blueprint for the next OnePlus flagship. I say half-truth because while the designs of each company’s flagships aren’t often 1:1, Oppo and OnePlus clearly…

Phone prices have almost doubled over the past five years. Why is that?

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority Opinion post by Eric Zeman Smartphone prices are unequivocally too high. Top flagships can set you back in excess of $1,500, and some have even crossed the $2,000 mark. Those prices easily surpass the cost of some mid-range laptops, and even 4K TVs with…

10 best alternative Facebook apps for Android!

Facebook is the most popular social media site on planet Earth. It has over a billion registered users, most of which are active on almost a daily basis. Unfortunately, the official Facebook app is a data using, resource hogging, battery draining catastrophe of an app that a lot of people…

Dark Sky for Android now ends Aug. 1. These new weather apps are waiting – CNET

The sky is indeed dark for those who used Dark Sky’s Android app, but thankfully there are plenty of other weather app options to choose from. Read More

Is the Nord really a ‘New Beginning’ for OnePlus? It doesn’t seem that way.

Credit: C. Scott Brown / Android Authority Opinion post by C. Scott Brown OnePlus is slowly doling out information about its upcoming OnePlus Nord smartphone. This week, we had a chance to sit down with company co-founder and head of the Nord team Carl Pei. He gave us some insight…

We asked, you told us: In the Bluetooth vs dongles war, you’ve made a choice

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority As the smartphone headphone jack slowly fades away, most people are faced with two choices when it comes to listening to music on their phone: Bluetooth audio or using a dongle with wired headphones. Sure, there are USB-C headphones out there, but who uses…

5 best Android parental control apps and other methods!

Parental controls on phones evolved a lot over the years. Back in the day, devices had kid modes that turned off the UI basically entirely, trapping the child in a specific app. Unfortunately, kid mode is easy to work around and it doesn’t work really well. There are better alternatives…

E-Verify’s “SSN Lock” is Nothing of the Sort

One of the most-read advice columns on this site is a 2018 piece called “Plant Your Flag, Mark Your Territory,” which tried to impress upon readers the importance of creating accounts at websites like those at the Social Security Administration, the IRS and others before crooks do it for you.…