Free Android Apps Vulnerabilities

Most of your favorite free Android apps leave you open to hackers

By on August 21, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

Most of your favorite free Android apps leave you open to hackers

Security has always been a huge concern for Android users. From seemingly insignificant security flaws to massive outbreaks that make international headlines, it’s never a bad idea to be cautious when downloading a new app or browsing the web. Unfortunately, sometimes even being careful isn’t enough. In a recent analysis, the FireEye Mobile Security Team discovered that 68% of the top 1,000 free apps on Google Play are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. More →

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QBracelet Battery for iPhone and Android

This stylish smart bracelet gives you a smartphone battery boost when you need it most

By on August 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

This stylish smart bracelet gives you a smartphone battery boost when you need it most

The QBracelet from Q Designs is a stylish, lightweight, unisex bracelet that packs a 1,160mAh battery capable of delivering that extra battery boost for your smartphone when you’re on the go – that’s more than 60% of a full iPhone 5s charge, according to the company. The bracelet is currently available for pre-order on the company’s website for $79.99 — that’s $20 off the future retail price — and is compatible with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. More →

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Ignore No More Android App

Ingenious mom comes up with an app that locks her kids’ phones until they call her back

By on August 18, 2014 at 1:26 PM.

Ingenious mom comes up with an app that locks her kids’ phones until they call her back

Sharon Standifird is a mom from Houston, Texas, who had a problem: Her children would not return her calls and texts on time. Frustrated and worried, she decided to take the matter into her own hands and create an app to specifically deal with teenagers who do not answer calls from parents on their smartphones, even though she didn’t actually know how to code. More →

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Best Android Apps Last App Switcher

Now you have an insanely simple way to quickly switch between Android apps

By on August 18, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

Now you have an insanely simple way to quickly switch between Android apps

Do you wish that you have a quick and simple way to switch between your favorite Android apps that doesn’t involve returning to the home screen or clicking on the notifications center? If so then you may want to check out Last App Switcher, a brilliant new app that works for your apps the same way the “Last Channel” button works on your TV remote control. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

11 great tips that will help you switch from Android to the iPhone

By on August 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM.

11 great tips that will help you switch from Android to the iPhone

For some people, the thought of switching from one leading mobile platform to the other is terribly daunting. On the surface, iOS and Android are very different operating systems. While they share some similar features and each one is regularly accused of stealing things from the other, there are some fairly significant differences that can seem overwhelming.

As we’ve discussed in the past, however, the switch doesn’t have to be as traumatic as many people suggest it is. For those considering making the jump from Android to the iPhone 6 once it is released — or to any other iPhone, for that matter — the following collection of tips should definitely help ease the transition. More →

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Facebook Messenger for Android Permissions Explained

Facebook finally explains why Facebook Messenger asks for ridiculous app permissions

By on August 12, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Facebook finally explains why Facebook Messenger asks for ridiculous app permissions

Facebook has recently decided to force all its mobile users to install its Facebook Messenger application for messaging purposes rather than letting them chat via the official Facebook mobile app. The move wasn’t received well at all by Facebook users and Android users in particular have been wondering why the Messenger app needs so much access to various phone resources in order to offer messaging features. To put their concerns to rest, Facebook explained on a new support page why Messenger needs so many permissions. More →

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Popcorn Time for Android VPN

The ‘Netflix for Pirates’ has just gotten insanely better for Android users

By on August 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

The ‘Netflix for Pirates’ has just gotten insanely better for Android users

Popcorn Time users who get their Netflix-style pirated movie fix on Android devices will be extremely happy to hear that the “company” has come up with a brand new version of its Android app that brings some awesome features to the table. More →

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Android SMS Banking Malware

Dangerous Android malware can do anything it wants with over 500K infected devices

By on August 7, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Dangerous Android malware can do anything it wants with over 500K infected devices

A new piece of dangerous malware has apparently been discovered, RT.com reports, and it’s running on more than half a million Android devices from the U.S., Europe and Russia. The malicious program, which has been discovered by Russian security firm Group-IB, gives attackers complete control of those devices once it’s installed. More →

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Android Device Manager v1.3.8 Update

Google makes it even easier for people to return your lost Android device… unless it was stolen

By on August 7, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

Google makes it even easier for people to return your lost Android device… unless it was stolen

Google has released a significant update to its Android Device Manager, the program that helps Android users secure their lost or stolen devices and try to recover them by allowing the person who finds the device to easily call the owner. Android Police has already looked at Android Device Manager v1.3.8, revealing that its only major new feature is the callback button. More →

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Ooloo iOS and Android Human Search Assistant

Forget Siri and Google Now, human-powered Ooloo will answer all your questions

By on August 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Forget Siri and Google Now, human-powered Ooloo will answer all your questions

Remember those hilarious videos wondering what it would be like for Google to be an actual human being capable of answering all your serious, strange and wacky questions? Well, now there is one such human-powered search solution, but it wasn’t made by Google. The guys over at iDrive, who make extremely affordable cloud solutions for iOS and Android devices, have a completely different endeavor called Ooloo that is described as Apple’s Siri but with real people. Or better said, it’s like Amazon’s Mayday service, but for everything you might want to find out from a search service. More →

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Nokia Android Phones Job Listings

Is Nokia getting back into the phone market with Android?

By on August 1, 2014 at 2:17 PM.

Is Nokia getting back into the phone market with Android?

Ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services business, we’ve been waiting to see how the future of Nokia’s hardware strategy will play out. The Nokia X line of heavily modified Android devices looked like it might be the end of the line for Nokia as a phone maker, but an abundance of recent job listings on LinkedIn seem to indicate otherwise. More →

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Top 10 Android Launcher Apps

10 of the best Android launchers on the planet

By on August 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

10 of the best Android launchers on the planet

The iOS vs. Android debate will rage on for several more years until one or both of these great mobile platforms are no longer leaders. Until then, we can expect enthusiastic fans to continue making the same tired arguments ad nauseam. Just because arguments are old and boring doesn’t mean they’re always incorrect, however, and the point that Android fans repeatedly make about their platform’s flexibility is a valid one.

There is perhaps no better way to illustrate Android’s flexibility than with a compilation of awesome launcher apps. More →

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