Special Forces Switch to iPhone

US Army Special Forces are trading their Samsungs for iPhones

By on July 19, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

US Army Special Forces are trading their Samsungs for iPhones

Good news for Android fans: the US Army Special Forces, all elite units like Delta Force and Army Rangers, currently use a system powered by Samsung handsets for battlefield applications.

Bad news for Android fans: those handsets have been crashing so much that Special Forces Command is switching to iPhones instead.

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Google Android VR Daydream

Forget Daydream, Google might be working on high-end mixed reality headset

By on July 18, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Forget Daydream, Google might be working on high-end mixed reality headset

Google wanted to create a high-end virtual reality headset to compete directly against HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Oculus, but some sources say the company abandoned the plans to focus on creating more affordable mixed reality experiences that combine VR with AR, or augmented reality.

Or did it? Conflicting reports paint two different pictures of Google’s plans for the future of, uh, reality.  More →

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Android Malware Banking Apps

Scary Android malware blocks calls to your bank so it can keep stealing money from you

By on July 18, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Scary Android malware blocks calls to your bank so it can keep stealing money from you

Most Android users will never have to deal with malware apps on their devices, or at least not as long as they don’t download potentially malicious apps from third-party app stores. But there are people who can’t get apps from Google Play or choose to ignore the official app store, and they are more exposed to malicious apps.

One malware app was just updated with a feature that can block calls to customer support numbers belonging to certain banks so that affected users can’t stop fraudulent transactions. More →

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Amazon Video Netflix Offline Viewing

Amazon Video has made offline viewing even better

By on July 18, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

Amazon Video has made offline viewing even better

Netflix is great, and all but there’s one feature the company has yet to offer to its subscribers, one that Amazon’s streaming services already has. Better yet, Amazon is preparing to improve it significantly, as long as you use Amazon Video on an Android device. More →

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Android N Release Date

The final Android N preview is out, and it’s hiding a neat Easter Egg

By on July 18, 2016 at 3:50 PM.

The final Android N preview is out, and it’s hiding a neat Easter Egg

This is more or less what Android Nougat, the latest and greatest version of Android, is going to look like. Google released Developer Preview 5 earlier today, the final beta version of the software before the expected launch later this summer.

The latest version of the preview doesn’t bring too much by way of new features, but there are a handful of bug fixes, and also a cool Easter Egg for bored beta testers to play with.

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Pokemon Go Release Date UK

Pokemon Go is live in the UK, go get it now

By on July 14, 2016 at 6:14 AM.

Pokemon Go is live in the UK, go get it now

Pokemon Go launched in Germany earlier this week, marking its official debut in Europe. Just as expected, Niantic and Nintendo are marching forward with their launch schedule for the region, with the UK being the next European market where Pokemon can be hunted. Here’s what you need to know about the UK launch. More →

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Pokemon Go Game Addiction

Science explains why you’re so addicted to Pokemon Go

By on July 13, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Science explains why you’re so addicted to Pokemon Go

You might think you’re so addicted to playing Pokemon Go because you loved Pokemon growing up, but that’s not the only reason. It appears there’s a scientific explanation for why the app has become such a monster hit in a just a few days following its official launch. More →

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Pokemon Go Guide

Pokémon Go guide: Everything you need to know to get started

Pokémon Go guide: Everything you need to know to get started

By on July 8, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

If you own a smartphone, chances are good that you’ve either downloaded or thought about downloading Pokémon Go this week. Unsurprisingly, the app that turns everyone into a real-life Pokémon trainer has become a bona-fide hit just days after launching, but despite its obvious appeal, Pokémon Go can be frustratingly obtuse when it comes to explaining the rules.

In order to help you navigate the wild world of Pokémon hunting, we’ve put together a guide to walk you through the first steps of your journey as you work your way up to becoming the ultimate Pokémon master.

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Fastest 256GB MicroSD Card: Samsung UFS

Samsung just killed the microSD card and this is what will replace it

By on July 7, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

Samsung just killed the microSD card and this is what will replace it

Samsung and SanDisk are looking to one-up each other when it comes to expandable memory for smartphones and any other device that supports a microSD card. SanDisk made a 200GB card last year that is quite affordable, and then Samsung came up with a 256GB model. A few weeks ago, SanDisk matched Samsung’s 256GB card with two new microSD options of its own, both more affordable than Samsung’s card. But Samsung stepped up its game and killed the microSD card completely.

The company’s latest memory offering is a UFS 2.0 1.0 storage solution that will work with any device that has microSDXC support future devices that can support expandable storage, but it offers the same lightning-fast storage experience as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7. In fact, these new cards are just as fast as SSD drives.

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Nokia P1 Android Smartphone Leak

Is this the first Android phone Nokia is making?

By on July 7, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Is this the first Android phone Nokia is making?

Nokia is finally making smartphones, except not really. The company announced a few months ago that it will indeed get back into the mobile game, setting its sights on Android. But the Nokia we used to know and love will not actually make the phones that its diehard fans have been asking for. Nokia will license its brand to its Asian partners, which will then create Nokia handsets.

That said, a press render was leaked showing a Nokia-branded handset, the Nokia P1 pictured above, that might be the first handset coming out of this new partnership. More →

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How to Check HummingBad Malware Android

How to find out if your Android phone has been infected with HummingBad

By on July 6, 2016 at 7:20 PM.

How to find out if your Android phone has been infected with HummingBad

Yesterday, we warned you about a new Android malware called HummingBad. The malware has reportedly infected an astounding 10 million devices already, with over 280,000 of those infections estimated to have taken place in the US. Unfortunately, chances are that even if you’ve been hit, you won’t know about it.

So how can you find out if your Android device has HummingBad?

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Pokemon Go iOS Android Download

How to download Pokémon Go on iOS and Android for free right now

How to download Pokémon Go on iOS and Android for free right now

By on July 6, 2016 at 10:11 AM.

UPDATE: Pokémon Go is now available in the US on iOS and Android!

UPDATE 2: Check out our quick start guide to hit the ground running when you download Pokémon Go.

UPDATE 3: Pokémon Go is the biggest app in the world, but it’s not perfect. Here’s a list of features we want to see added to the game in future updates.

Ever since it was announced last year, Pokémon Go has been one of the most highly anticipated upcoming mobile app releases. It has been in beta testing for the past few months, but late on Tuesday night, the app finally began rolling out on the App Store and Google Play in select countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

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