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The Asus Zenfone 2 is the perfect example of why unlocked phones will rule the market in 2016 (Review)

Being a writer definitely has its perks. The last two phones I reviewed were the Google Nexus 6P and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Both define  “flagship”, and impress in just about every way. You can argue that both phones would please almost any Android fan, but the major downside to both devices is the

How to setup a new Android smartphone or tablet

If you’re getting new Android device this holiday season, setting it up can be a chore. It’s not as simple as powering the new gadget ...

The Asus Zenfone 2 is the perfect example of why unlocked phones will rule the market in 2016 (Review)

Being a writer definitely has its perks. The last two phones I reviewed were the Google Nexus 6P and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Both ...

Android vulnerability allowing attackers to easily bypass passwords in lock screens

We like to think our password-protected lock screens will keep our data secure. At the very least it should force thieves to perform a factory ...

Android distribution numbers for September show more growth for Lollipop

Each month, Google organizes the distribution of Android into a very simple pie chart. The data shows which the versions of Android that are still ...

Lenovo starts rolling out Android 5.0 update for the A6000 in India

Lenovo has finally started pushing out the long-awaited Android 5.0 update to all unlocked models of the A6000 located in the India. In terms of ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo confirmed to get Lollipop in the UK

On Twitter, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will be getting the Lollipop software update in the United Kingdom shortly. Samsung stated that it ...

Verizon’s finally pushing out the Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy Note Edge

Verizon is now rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Note Edge located in the United States. In terms of functionality, ...

7 best Android apps for musicians and music makers

The mobile boom brought forth a world of opportunities to creative individuals – especially musicians. Gone are the days when these artists were bound to full ...

DROID Turbio software soak test invites going out, report says

A new report from an Android Central tipster says that Lollipop soak tests invites are going out for the Droid Turbo on Verizon. We’ve heard ...

Samsung UK say’s the Galaxy Ace 4 won’t be updated to Lollipop

It’s something that many of us with flagship smartphones take for granted – firmware updates to the latest version of Android. Granted, we still complain ...

Verizon leaving LG G3 owners hanging out to dry?

When LG rolled out the Lollipop update for their then flagship smartphone, the LG G3, they staked a claim as being one of the first ...

T-Mobile offering free tablet promotion for Father’s Day

Need to get dad something nice for Father’s Day? T-Mobile thinks he’ll appreciate a new tablet. What’s more, it also believes you’ll appreciate the pricing. T-Mobile ...

Android 5.1.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 being tested now, release coming soon?

It almost seemed like when Android 5.0 was almost ready for the world, Android 5.1 was already ready to pounce. As a result, there are quite ...

T-Mobile will start rolling out the Lollipop update for the LG G3 shortly

If you cast your mind back to April, you may remember that T-Mobile briefly started rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded ...

Micromax Unite 2 getting the Android 5.0 update in India

One of India’s top manufacturers, Micromax has started rolling out the Android 5.0 update for the Unite 2 A106 smartphone in the region. This comes ...

No Android 5.1 in sight: Minor update to the LG G3 improves “phone usability and functionality”

LG was one of the quickest manufcaturers to update its flagship at the time, the LG G3, to Android 5.0 after its release, however since then, ...

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1 now getting Android 5.0.2

T-Mobile customers rocking a Sony Xperia Z1 have now begun to receive the update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This comes not long after Sony brought ...

How to set up your computer for Android application development

The thought of creating our own Android apps amuses most of us. “I have an excellent idea for an app,” we tell ourselves. “I could do ...

Humble Bundle and Artifex Mundi partnership brings you the latest mobile bundle

It’s that time again for another Humble Mobile Bundle. As per the norm, donate as much as you want to support charity and you’ll get ...

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QLango: Learn 30+ languages in a fun and easy way

Just about all of us have taken a foreign language as part of a school curriculum. While that’s a great way to learn a new language, it’s not for everyone.We all have our own ways of learning and not every has the same amount of time to do so. Moreover, we all have different speeds that we learn, too. Fortunately, there are fun and innovative ways to master a new language.Rather than taking the same old approach that most language apps do, Qlango goes about it an interesting way. It’s more or less games that are fast, fun, and simple.The all-in-one app lets you learn from nearly three dozen languages at a pace that works for you. Right now a lifetime subscription is available for half off, or just $44.99.QLango FeaturesTranslate texts from a language you know to a language you are learningWrite dictated textsSearch for the correct answer among 4 suggested onesUnscramble the correct answerCreate a sentence from given wordsLearn more languages at the same time by writing, reading, listening & revisingChoose from 5 different learning modes or customize any or all of themUse innovative & useful 3-stage hints to find the correct answerAcquire knowledge by translating to the language you are learning & not vice versaTrack statistics with Qlango elephant (don’t worry, it has memory like a real elephant)Brag about your results and share them on FacebookComplete your weekly plan on the first or on the last day of the week (or any day in between)With Qlango you can learn Albanian, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, English, Spanish, and more languages through fast, simple, and fun games. You will be acquiring knowledge by translating to the language you are learning and not vice versa. It won’t waste any of your time and effort too! Each Qlango lesson (or game) lasts a maximum of five minutes and examples are most often used in conversations.AvailabilityLearn a new language the cheap and easy way with you lifetime subscription to QLango. Just $44.99 — 50% off for a limited time — it’s available in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Tonor TC-777 USB microphone review

For review today we have the Tonor TC-777 USB microphone, a $40 piece of equipment catered toward first-time users and beginner podcasters/streamers. As a good starter device, it provides good sound quality, easy set-up and use, all for a relatively cheap price.What is included with the Tonor TC-777 Mic?Found inside the box is the microphone itself, power cord, folding tripod stand, shock mount, pop filter, product manual, and a service card. The service card provides a link to Tonor’s website ad contains a two year replacement warranty.It states they can help if there are technical issues, packaging issues, the wrong item in the box, operational issue, or you are overall unsatisfied with your purchase.Design & SetupRight out of the box you are presented with a sleek and fairly compact metal design, with a wrapped up 1.5 meter cord. Navy blue in color, this durable metal microphone comes ready to use as it is already placed in its stand.The stand for the mic comes with three folded legs screwed to the microphone’s holster that lock out when pulled into place. The screwable legs allow removal and flexibility to swap over to a microphone arm should you wish to use that instead of the included tripod stand. This spread out base could create space issues if put on a smaller desk, but should be fine in most setups.The stand features the ability to tilt the mic itself up and down according to where the user desires. The stand comes with a short and skinny arm with an attached circular pop filter. You also get a removable cover in the box that can easily be slid on and off the top of the mic. The mic can be taken completely out of its stand to be held freely by the user, however the cord isn’t exactly long enough to allow much mobility.As far as setup goes, all you have to do is plug in the USB cable and wait momentarily for the software to automatically install.PerformanceWhen it comes to the topic of performance, the quality of the Tonor was surprisingly good for its relatively cheap price. It features good range, so you don’t need to have the microphone right up close to your face for it to register.Very few technical issues arose in my usage of the microphone. However, on random occasions, the Tonor mic was found to produce a short-lived static noise, which only lasts a matter of seconds and is very quiet.Any extraneous noise is unwelcome when it comes to professional recording or broadcasting. Given the chance to edit your audio, or re-do your take, one can easily get around these little noises.Though there are no on-board buttons (such as input volume control or a mute button), this microphone is a pleasure to use in live streaming, recording, or even just casual play.ConclusionWith this USB mic being only $40, it makes a very good addition to anyone’s setup.Personally, I used this microphone more to record gameplay and for casual talk through online communication apps such as Discord. It worked great for both, certainly higher overall quality than that of a headset-attached mic.It is available online at Tonor Mic’s website as well as Amazon for $40. Taking in its relatively small size, good sound quality, ease of use, and low price, this microphone will certainly get the job done no matter what you need it to do.