Apps 2012 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Apps Articles for 2012

The Best (and Worst) Video Chat Apps for Android OS Devices

Want to talk face-to-face from your phone with people elsewhere in the world? After testing six Android OS video chat apps, we tell you which are the best, and why.

What Is the Best Free GPS App for Android OS Phones?

With a profusion of free GPS apps now available for Android OS, which one is best? In this roundup, Brighthand compares five top free apps and declares a winner.

Four iPhone Privacy Apps for Protecting Your Content from Prying Eyes

Do you want to keep personal photos and other content on your iPhone hidden away from any onlookers? Here's the lowdown on four "privacy apps" that could help.

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III

Smartphone shoppers face a choice between Apple's flagship smartphone or Samsung's. Brighthand is here to help with a hands-on comparison of these two.

Six Streaming Music Apps for the iPhone: Free Choice, But at What Price?

Streaming music apps let you get just the tunes that are really music to your ears. Apps are free, although the music might not be. Here are six top iPhone[...]

Seven Paid GPS Apps for Android OS Phones: Worth the Price?

With GPS apps for Android OS phones, "to pay or not to pay" as a big question. Join us as we take a hands-on look at seven paid GPS apps[...]

Apple Might Become Its Own Cellular Wireless Service Provider

According to an expert, Apple's next big move may be to become a wireless service provider, like Verizon or AT&T. This would allow the company to dispense with the "middleman"[...]

Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Universally Excellent Android Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S III launches a hype level typically reserved for the Apple iPhone for good reason given Samsung's reputation for quality handsets. Does this smartphone deliver?

Top 10 iPhone Tips and Tricks

You can use a smartphone for years and not learn all of its tricks. That's why the Brighthand staff has put together this list of the ten most useful features[...]

Apple iPhone 5 Review: Bigger and Better

The latest smartphone from Apple brings a larger display, faster processor, and quicker wireless access. How does it stack up in the real world?

Apple iOS 5.1 Update Tweaks the iPhone

Apple released iOS 5.1 for the iPhone today. This operating system and software upgrade brings a number of small improvements to Apple's smartphone, but few major ones.

Samsung Galaxy S III Hands-on Preview

Brighthand brings you our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S III that was just presented at a special event in London. Since this model will have to go toe-to-toe[...]

iPhone GPS Navigation Apps: Three Free (or Cheap) Options

The iPhone makes a great GPS, but navigation software for Apple's smartphone with turn-by-turn directions is often quite expensive. Fortunately, there are some good options that won't break your bank.

Nokia Lumia 920 & Lumia 820 Preview

Nokia came to NYC with Microsoft to show off their recently-announced Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices, and they did not disappoint.

Apple iPhone 5 Gets a Micro-USB Port, Thanks to New Adapter

The new dock connector on the Apple iPhone 5, called the Lightning, can be converted to a micro-USB port thanks to a newly-unveiled adapter that's currently on sale, but only[...]

Apple Vs. Samsung: Case Overview for the Patent Trial of the Century

As two mobile giants prepare for what's gearing up to be a titanic battle over patents, here's everything you need to know to get up to speed on Apple vs.[...]

Evernote Review: Organizing Your Life on an iPhone

Evernote can come in handy even if you aren't a true organizing enthusiast. The app doesn't always work that well, though, on older iPhones. Read the full review.

Time Warner Cable Customers Can Use their iPhone to Control their TV

Time Warner Cable has introduced TWC TV for iPhone, a free app for its customers that allows them to watch live TV from within their home, change channels, and manage[...]

J.D. Power: Apple iPhone Takes Top Honor in Customer Satisfaction Once Again

Apple will have to make room for another award on its mantle, as the company's iPhone clinched the top spot in the most recent J.D. Power and Associates survey for[...]

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 Review: No Contract Necessary

With a 4.2-inch screen, 1GHz processor, and a $200 suggested retail price, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is the latest version of Android's answer to the Apple iPod Touch. Brighthand[...]