Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire Phone Review

By Rick Cousins The long-rumored Amazon phone has at last hit the desks of reviewers nationwide. Known as the Amazon Fire, the $199 handset follows in the footsteps of the original Apple iPhone by being both pricey and only available (beginning in July 2014) from A T & T.With a heavily customized Android OS, the Fire phone offers two major features not available on other [...]

AkrutoSync reliable alternative to Kies

Samsung Kies not working? We have a solution.

Samsung Kies, an app that syncs Outlook, music and photos with the Android phone and updates software, comes up often in discussion forums. But not in a good way. Most of the time, people are asking for help because Kies is not working. They're either doing Kies troubleshooting or they want to find a Kies alternative that can sync Outlook contacts, calendars and tasks [...]

Sync Android With Outlook

Sync Android Phones with Outlook

You’d think you could sync Android with Outlook right out of the box considering the abundance of Microsoft Outlook users. Yes, it’d make customers happy, but that’s not how companies think. Google is behind Android.And what does Google have that competes with Microsoft Outlook? Yep, Gmail. And it wants you to use that along with Google Calendar and Google Contacts. That’s why Android phones [...]

Cloud Sync Risks

9 Threats That Affect Synchronizing Outlook with the Cloud

Automatically synchronizing Outlook calendar and contacts with a smartphone keeps things simple as you no longer have to update your information in multiple places.However, many solutions go through the cloud to sync Outlook with phone contacts. Using the cloud to synchronize data is riskier than you might think.The Cloud Security Alliance recently wrote about the “Notorious Nine” serious security threats in cloud computing. Here [...]

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Should You Sync Outlook through the Cloud?

Synchronizing your Outlook calendar, contact and other data in the cloud can make it easier for you to manage it and access it from anywhere on any device. Unfortunately, file sync and share applications like Dropbox that use the cloud could put your sensitive information at risk.One company was doing an analysis of Google AdWords and Google Analytics data. It wasn’t looking for sensitive [...]

Samsung Exynos Processor

Reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S5, part 4: Processor

By Rick Cousins When Apollo 11 ventured to the moon, none of its various computers had as much memory or processing power as today’s smart watches do. When the space shuttle flew, it carried five computers arrayed in a complex, redundant voting system to translate its pilot’s flight commands, but none of those five cpu’s approached the power of your current PC or even that [...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Heart Rate Monitor and Pedometer

Reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S5, part 3: Sensors

An Akruto Insight Column by Rick Cousins, technical reporter.  Differentiation is key in any competitive selling environment and no market is more demanding than wireless phones. Small add-ons can steer sales worldwide, if they work well and especially if they are hard to find on models put out by other brands.The S5 offers a new health package that includes a pedometer and heart rate sensor. [...]


Blogging the S5, Part 2: Its best feature

The handset market is crowded with new phones coming out almost every week. Flagship phones, though are rarer, with major models from Samsung, HTC and Apple coming closer to annually. At the rarefied end where these three compete over every millimeter, pixel and novelty, the new Samsung Galaxy S5’s HD screen stands out.Not to gush, but the just-launched S5 feels like a palm-filling HDTV. [...]


Samsung Galaxy S5 – An Akruto Insight Column

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has recently arrived at most U.S. carriers and the web buzz is that its expanded feature set will draw more users than the ho-hum response the S4 received last year. It’s large, bright display represents a definite improvement that is expected to attract a number of S3 owners and others to upgrade, especially given the surprisingly generous trade-in allowances several [...]

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A look at Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 a top of the line Android phone needs to have – large brilliant screen, a quad-core 2.5gHz Snapdragon 801 processor to run apps without lag, a 16 Megapixel camera with lightning-fast auto-focus.The S5 is an incremental upgrade from the S4, not a redesign, and Samsung had good reasons for this. The Galaxy line is already the most popular line of [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S5 avilable in the US

Galaxy S5 goes on sale in the US on April 11. The S5 is available through the wireless carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular.AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 sells for $199 with a two year contract ($649 without a contract)The Verizon Wireless Galaxy S5 matches AT&T's $199 price after a $50 rebate, also with a two-year agreement. Without a contract, the [...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 under a stream of water from a faucet

Samsung Galaxy S5 the waterproof phone

The most popular line of smartphones on the planet has a new flagship - the Samsung Galaxy S5. There are not many radical changes (why mess with something that is already popular). But we think the new waterproff ability is quite interesting.Why waterproof smartphones? While you may not put your smartphone under a faucet, you would naturally want to keep your [...]

your information on your own devices

Keep Your Information on Your Own Devices

Are you concerned about your privacy? A lot of apps out there allow you to store and sync your data via the cloud, but when you do this, you never know where your information ends up and what happens to it. AkrutoSync provides you with the ability to sync without storing data in the cloud.The main feature of AkrutoSync is the ability to direct [...]

Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE

Microsoft Surface 2 Gets Wireless Capability

Today Microsoft released a version of its Surface 2 tablet with 4G wireless capability. In the US the tablet will work on the AT&T LTE network.The tablet runs the Windows RT operating system and comes with Outlook 2013 and other office apps preinstalled.The hardware specs include a quad-core Tegra chip from Nvidia, 2 GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The [...]

phone chargers

Europe to Require Standard Chargers for mobile phones

All phones sold in the EU are to use a single type of charger by 2017. Members of the European Parliament have voted in favor of a law to make all mobile phones sold in the EU use the same type of charger. The draft law is aimed at reducing waste, costs and hassle for users."This serves the interests both of consumers [...]

Sync Nokia Lumia 1520 with Outlook

How to Sync Your Nokia Lumia 1520 Phone with Outlook

If you’ve just gotten a Nokia Lumia 1520, and you use Outlook, you may think that you have to sync your information on your phone with your computer via Microsoft’s cloud service through If that makes you feel a bit insecure, you’re not alone, and this is a very common and well-founded concern. The cloud just isn’t a very secure means to store [...]

Sync Outlook Contacts With Motorola Droid Maxx

How to Sync Outlook Contacts with Your Motorola Droid Maxx Direct

If you’re looking for direct, safe, and reliable syncing between your phone and your PC, look no further than AkrutoSync. It’s the most reliable and secure way to sync any Android phone to your PC. With no cloud storage and a direct sync, your data never leaves your possession. You don’t have to trust it to a service that opens you up to vulnerabilities. [...]

Sync Outlook Calendar With Samsung Galaxy S4

How to Sync Outlook Calendar Directly with Your Samsung Galaxy S4

How to Sync Outlook Calendar Directly with Your Samsung Galaxy S4AkrutoSync is the most reliable, secure form of syncing any Android device to your computer. There’s no cloud storage, so your information never leaves your devices, and it keeps everything up to date with no work on your part (after the initial set up). Read on for how to sync your Outlook calendar directly [...]

Alternative to Kies

Alternative to Kies

If you’ve used Kies to sync your contacts, calendar and tasks with your Samsung devices, you’ve probably run into some issues. Kies just doesn’t seem to work for a lot of customers. AkrutoSync is a powerful and convenient alternative to Kies. Here are some of the issues that have arisen and why AkrutoSync is your best bet for a Kies alternative.Kies has a problem [...]

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Sync Outlook Contacts with your Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Just got a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 3?  Thinking about how to sync your Outlook contacts with your new android smartphone? Then AkrutoSync is the tool for you. AkrutoSync is the only automatic, direct, cloud-free and reliable two-way synchronization software for your Galaxy Note 3. The program will seamlessly and accurately synchronize your Outlook data.Why AkrutoSync?:AkrutoSync allows you to easily sync your [...]

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Sync Outlook Calendar with your HTC One Using AkrutoSync

If you use Outlook to manage your calendar and would like to sync it with your HTC One, AkrutoSync is the best tool for you. AkrutoSync is a direct, automatic and reliable two-way synchronization software for your Android phone or tablet. It is the only automatic seamless sync program for Outlook.AkrutoSync synchronizes all appointment details. It synchronizes normal appointments as well as all-day and [...]

Sync Phone with Computer

How to Sync Smartphone to Computer or PC Using AkrutoSync

Are you looking for a direct,reliable and very efficient synchronization between your smartphone and your computer or PC? Then you have come to the right place, as AkrutoSync is the only automatic, cloud-free and accurate program for synchronizing Outlook Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Notes on your PC and your smartphone. AkrutoSync supports all types of Windows and Android smartphones, such as Nokia Lumia 920, [...]

How to sync Outlook with Android

How to Sync Android Direct with Outlook

If you've ever wondered how to sync your Android with your Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and notes, you might want to try AkrutoSync. This Windows PC software provides direct, automatic, reliable and two-way synchronization between Outlook and your Android phone.You can sync all of your contacts, calendar entries and tasks between your Android and Outlook. AkrutoSync completely and accurately syncs thousands of entries and [...]

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How to Sync Outlook Contacts directly with your Samsung Galaxy S3

Why is AkrutoSync the best way to synchronize Outlook contacts with your Samsung Galaxy S3? AkrutoSync is the only automatic and seamless sync program for Outlook.You set up the program once and it keeps your phone and computer in sync via direct wireless connection between your Samsung Galaxy and Outlook on your PC.AkrutoSync will help you to directly synchronize the Outlook contacts (as well [...]