Google Maps 9.1 for Android Update

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

By on November 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

Google has a new Google Maps version out, Android Police reports, which brings some neat new features to this popular Google service. Google Maps 9.1 for Android — available for immediate download by following the source link, in case it hasn’t been already rolled out to your device — will be even more useful when planning trips or when looking for certain locations. More →

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Android Malware: NotCompatible

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

By on November 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

As many as 4.5 million American Android smartphone users may have been fooled into somehow downloading a complex malicious program on their devices since January 2013, The New Yok Times reports, citing security company Lookout. More →

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iPhone and Android Encryption vs. FBI

Why the government keeps telling you iPhone encryption will eventually kill a child

By on November 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Why the government keeps telling you iPhone encryption will eventually kill a child

The U.S. government doesn’t appreciate the increased personal data protection measures tech companies including Apple, Google and others offer their American and international customers following the many reports that detailed the advanced spying and mass data collection tools the NSA has at its disposal. As a result, the government keeps offering tragedy scenarios — that a child will die because law enforcement agencies will not be able to access crucial data on an encrypted phone belonging to a criminal — in its attempt to persuade tech companies to come up with some sort of encryption technology that would give law enforcement agencies access to protected phones and other devices with a warrant, while still protecting other users’ privacy. More →

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Popcorn Time for Android: Offline Playback

Big update brings new features to the ‘Netflix for Pirates’ app for Android

By on November 18, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Big update brings new features to the ‘Netflix for Pirates’ app for Android

The developers behind Popcorn Time have come up with a new version for Android devices, available in beta starting today, and its main new feature is offline playback support. In other words, users who like streaming videos through “Netflix for Pirates” will be able to do so even when there’s no Internet connection available. More →

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Black Friday 2014 Sales

These 2 free iPhone and Android apps will help you find the best Black Friday deals

By on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

These 2 free iPhone and Android apps will help you find the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday 2014 is now less than two weeks away, and we have shared some of the biggest and most impressive Black Friday sales ever with you over the past few days. Highlights include Best Buy’s big Black Friday sale, more than 165 deals from Samsung, Walmart’s big sale and tons of deals from Target. In all, however, there are thousands of deals to look through and it can definitely get overwhelming.

We recently shared a few mobile apps with you that will help you find the best deals this holiday season and save as much money as possible, and now we can add two more great free apps to that list. More →

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2015 Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung will finally give up on gadget spam next year

By on November 18, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Samsung will finally give up on gadget spam next year

Samsung has used smartphone buyers in previous years to seeing a wide variety of Galaxy-branded smartphone and tablet versions in stores, as the company tried to meet all the various smartphone requirements customers might have, both when it comes to features and prices. While the smartphone spam strategy worked well in Samsung’s favor for a few years, helping the Korean giant get a large share of the Android market by selling plenty of entry-level and mid-range handsets on top of flagship devices, that might not be enough for the company anymore, whose mobile division isn’t as profitable as it used to be.

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Nokia Z Launcher Download

One of the best Android launchers just got even better – and you can finally download it

By on November 18, 2014 at 4:45 AM.

One of the best Android launchers just got even better – and you can finally download it

Nokia surprised the mobile community this past summer when the company unveiled its first ever Android app, Z Launcher. With its devices and services business out of the way and its obligations to Microsoft regarding Windows Phone gone, the company wasted no time in embracing Google’s mobile platform.

Z Launcher, a nifty and intelligent Android launcher that places a user’s most popular apps on the home screen and changes based on the time of the day, was initially released as a pre-beta intended to be made available to 10,000 initial testers.

By the end of its first day of availability, Z Launcher had been downloaded 100,000 times and Nokia had to stop accepting new users. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 10

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

By on November 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

Google has certainly released some quality tablets, most notably its smaller series of Nexus 7 tablets. However, Ars Technica has taken a very detailed look at the Nexus 10 with Android 5.0 Lollipop installed and has concluded that Google still can’t get large tablets right. More →

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Prynt Smartphone Polaroid Printing Case

Meet Prynt, the cool iPhone accessory mobile photographers have been waiting for

By on November 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Meet Prynt, the cool iPhone accessory mobile photographers have been waiting for

What if you could print your selfies immediately after taking them? That’s the kind of problem French startup Prynt has been trying to solve for almost a year, and the company has produced just the kind of Polaroid-like mobile printer that mobile photographers have been waiting for. Prynt has come up with a smartphone accessory that acts as a case and photo printer for the handset, and it will be available on Kickstarter for $99 at some point after CES 2015, according to TechCrunch. More →

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Amazon Appstore Nov. 14 Free Paid Apps Bundle

Download $80 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

By on November 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Download $80 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

Amazon is back with a special Android apps bundle that offers users free access to 17 premium apps that are worth more than $80 combined. The free app promotion is valid on Friday and Saturday, and users have to install Amazon’s Appstore on their Android smartphones and tablets to get the apps. The free applications are available to Amazon customers in various countries, and the list of included apps follows below: More →

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Android Messaging App

Google wraps messages in Material Design with its beautiful new SMS replacement app

By on November 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Google wraps messages in Material Design with its beautiful new SMS replacement app

At some point in the near future, just about every app on your Android device will make use of Google’s beautiful new Material Design. Until then, each and every new app with a user interface that follows the design principles of Material Design will be noteworthy, because it will provide a much more logical and attractive interface than its predecessors.

The latest such app comes from Google itself, and you need to download it immediately as a replacement for your Android phone’s stock SMS app. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Best Features

Here are the features that iPhone fans would love to see Apple steal from Android

By on November 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Here are the features that iPhone fans would love to see Apple steal from Android

The great thing about the fierce rivalry between iOS and Android is that both platforms learn things from each other. For instance, Google has learned a lot about good overall design from Apple, while Apple has learned the value in opening up some parts of iOS — most recently its keyboard functionality — to third-party modifications. More →

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