The Difference Between Rooting, Jailbreaking, and Unlocking your Smart Phone

Smart Phones, Tablets, and other Smart devices are fairly tight with their security measures, limiting what they are capable of, in comparison with a PC computer for example. Jailbreaking, rooting, and unlocking are all different ways to bypass these limitations set by manufacturers and cellular carriers.

Some countries even go so far as to impose laws that prevent you from doing these things with the devices you legally own and paid for. Don’t worry though, you probably won’t be fined or have any legal repercussions if you decide to do any of these things to your phone. Not that I condone illegal activity, it’s just that there haven’t been any lawsuits on record for doing it.

If you own a smart phone or are brand new to the smart phone world, chances are you have heard of Rooting, Jailbreaking, and Unlocking, often being confused for doing the same thing. I’ll let you in on a little secret. They aren’t quite the same thing and cannot be used interchangeably. (more…)

Top 3 Ways to Get Paid Apps for FREE

Most people don’t realize that Premium (Paid) Apps can be download and installed for free onto their smart phone. Yes it’s true folks, no matter what Operating System you use, there is a way to get these Premium Apps for FREE!
There are a few ways to do this. Each phone operating system has a unique type of file (XAP, APK or IPA) that you can save the application as. This is similar to saving a picture file as a JPEG, PDF, or PNG file. It’s just a different form of saving the application to work for your particular operating system.

 A lot of you may have heard the term “root” or “jailbreak“. Depending on how you proceed to load the App file on your phone, you may need to go through one of these processes. If these words scare you, or you do not want to lose your Warranty on your phone, I recommend the other Options for loading these files on to your Smart Device.

So why would anyone want to risk losing their Warranty on their phone? (more…)

An Introduction to Apps

So you just bought your smartphone and wonder what it can really do. You know that you can browse the web, send an SMS (Short Messenger Service), otherwise known as a text message, and can send pictures using MMS (Multimedia Messenger Service), or a fancy way of saying picture message. It has all the things a feature phone, or a non-smart phone has, including a camera, calculator, and so forth.

So what makes a smartphone “special” or well, SMART. Most people would agree that smart phones are different because they are basically mini-computers. Not only can you do everything that any other basic feature phone does, they have voice activation features, and these wonderful things called apps (applications). Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe you haven’t. Remember those wonderful iPhone commercials, “there’s an app for that“! (more…)