April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
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Few things in our mobile lives are more frustrating than getting our application preferences just the way we want then, only to have to perform a full wipe when switching to a different ROM. Luckily, various tools exist to make our lives a little easier when restoring such as the ever popular Titanium Backup. XDA Forum Member mane55 created a new option for those looking to easily backup their apps and preferences with his latest app Easy Backup. As the name implies, Easy Backup is quite user friendly. Just like other backup solutions, Easy Backup can backup and restore your contacts, custom dictionary, text messages, bookmarks, and application data to your local storage and the cloud. However, unlike the other solutions, these backups are stored in standard zip files that can be opened easily from outside the app. And in the spirit of easy access, your SMS, MMS, call log, calendar, bookmarks, dictionary, and contact data are all stored in easily accessible formats such as CSV, EML, and VCF. Finally, Easy Backup allows you to quickly batch restore all of your apps and data without much effort. If you’re looking for a very user-friendly application backup solution, Easy Backup is worth a look. To get started, simply head over to the application thread.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....