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App of the Week: Alarm Clock Plus

Why we love Alarm Clock Plus:

Alarm Clock Plus is an app that will help you spring out of bed, bright eyed and bushy tailed. Either that or it’s the type of app that’ll make you throw your phone at the wall after the fourth time you fail to answer the math question that’s required to turn off the alarm.

Either way, you’re awake and ready to face the day. Whether it’s an expensive morning or not? Well, that’s determined by your arithmetical abilities… and perhaps your personal rage quotient (PRQ).

Alarm Clock Plus

Free
Download from Google Play
Set an alarm to wake you up in the morning. Turn on nightstand mode to dim the display. At the appointed time, your alarm will sound. No biggie, right? Well, there’s more to it.

Alarm Clock Plus lets you completely customize your alarms and take control of myriad options to create the perfect wakeup call. Most notable: Require a correct answer to a mathematical question (difficulty determined by you) before the alarm will turn off. Or, if you’re feeling particularly masochistic, before the alarm will even let you snooze.

Make email easy with Unroll.me for iOS and Android

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

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Clean up your inbox and mass unsubscribe with Unroll.me

Got a scary high inbox count? Find yourself flooded with alerts, newsletters and offers? Managing subscriptions is easier than ever with Unroll.me | Android | iOS | , a productivity app for Android and iOS.

Unroll.me helps you wrangle your email subscriptions and keep your email feeling fresher than ever.

Do more with your smartphone without paying more for mobile data

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Instead of asking how to get more data without paying, learn how to do more with less

You may be asking yourself “how do I get more data on my phone?” and, judging by the searches that bring people to this particular article, you are. In a similar vein, “how to get more data without paying” is a common question.

Rather than trying to figure out how to get more data on your phone, though, a better approach is how to do more with the data you have. While it’s possible to have a smartphone without a data plan, a little mobile data makes the smartphone experience that much better.

That said, don’t listen to carriers that want you to sign on long-term for so-called “unlimited” data, though: Instead, learn how to do more with less using the simple and easily implemented tips below.

Five things Android can do that iPhone can’t

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

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Five things Android can do that iPhone users can’t

If you haven’t already pledged your allegiance to team Android, maybe this article will pull you away from your precious Apple device. We’re going to let you in on five things Android phones can do that iPhone can’t.

All joking aside, there’s a bunch of things Android can do that iPhone users can only dream of doing.

We’ll walk you through some of our favorite and most useful Android features that Apple doesn’t offer on the iPhone: displaying two apps on screen, home screen customization, flexible file managers, guest mode and extra storage.

Get the GlassWire app to track and monitor mobile data on your Android phone

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Get the GlassWire Data Usage Monitor for your Android phone

GlassWireThe GlassWire Data Usage Monitor app is a nifty tool that helps you monitor your mobile data use and your Wi-Fi use.

GlassWire is free in the Google Play Store. Give the app a try and see what apps are using your Internet connection and/or wasting your mobile data.

GlassWire is easy to navigate and has colorful charts and graphics that help you understand what your phone’s system and apps are really up to.

We’ll take you through some of the different data monitoring options and views in GlassWire and help you get some insight into your usage. You can also use GlassWire to make a mobile data saving plan and set up customized alerts.

How much data does Google Maps use?

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How much data does Google Maps use?

The short answer: Google Maps doesn’t use much mobile data at all when navigating. In our experiments, it’s about 5 MB per hour of driving. Most of Google Maps data use is incurred when initially searching for the destination and charting a course (which you can do on Wi-Fi). There are ways to ensure Google Maps doesn’t use any mobile data at all when driving.