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This app singlehandedly transforms your night into an epic drinking adventure

By on August 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

This app singlehandedly transforms your night into an epic drinking adventure

It’s Friday, and you’re probably texting your friends about going out tonight. Yes, you might have a hard time choosing which bars to hit, and yes, you might be tired of going to the same places over and over. As cliché as it may sound, there’s an app that can fix that. Called Bar Roulette, the app uses two mobile apps to put a different spin on your night out plans. More →

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Google Stagefright Android Vulnerability Update

The worst Android vulnerability the world has ever seen isn’t fixed, no matter what Google tells you

By on August 14, 2015 at 12:41 PM.

The worst Android vulnerability the world has ever seen isn’t fixed, no matter what Google tells you

A few days ago, a security researcher revealed that up to 950 million Android devices are susceptible to a hack that takes advantage of one of the platform’s messaging features. Since then, Google and various OEMs confirmed they’re releasing, or will release, fixes for Stagefright – which is what the security issue has been named.

Google recently claimed to have patched the bug, but it appears that Google’s fix can be bypassed so the Stagefright bug can still be used by hackers. More →

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Best Free Android Apps Aug. 14 Amazon Appstore

Amazon is offering over $90 worth of paid Android apps for free – download them now

Amazon is offering over $90 worth of paid Android apps for free – download them now

By on August 14, 2015 at 11:54 AM.

Amazon is back at it. The online retailer has yet another giant Android app sale available to Android device owners, offering up 39 premium Android apps as free downloads right now, for a total value of over $90. All you have to do to get them is log into the Amazon Appstore and download the discounted apps, but you’ll have to act fast. More →

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7 crazy experimental Android apps you won’t find on any iPhone

7 crazy experimental Android apps you won’t find on any iPhone

By on August 14, 2015 at 11:29 AM.

Google this week took the wraps off a new project called Android Experiments that’s designed to show off some of the crazier ideas that Android app developers have come up with to take advantage of the platform’s capabilities. Below we’ve highlighted seven of the coolest experiments that Android developers have come up with along with links to each one at the Google Play Store. More →

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MicFlip Reversible Micro USB Cable

Forget USB Type-C, someone just fixed micro USB cables

By on August 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Forget USB Type-C, someone just fixed micro USB cables

Yes, micro USB cables work with any Android phone, which means that they’re extremely useful. However, they still have an annoying feature: there’s only one way to plug them into devices, as they’re not reversible like the new USB Type-C cables. However, someone fixed that problem for you, and you can reserve your reversible micro USB cables right now on Indiegogo. More →

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iPhone Vs Android Loyalty

Study: Android user loyalty has actually surpassed the iPhone

By on August 12, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Study: Android user loyalty has actually surpassed the iPhone

One of the more commonly touted axioms in tech is that iOS users are, on average, more loyal than Android users. New data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), however, suggests that smartphone retention rates among iOS and Android devices may be a lot closer than previously imagined.

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LastPass iPhone Android Free Download

One of the best mobile security apps around is now completely free to download

By on August 11, 2015 at 5:50 PM.

One of the best mobile security apps around is now completely free to download

We all love the Internet, but it’s also filled with nefarious hackers willing to take advantage of every single oversight. Some security issues are built into online services, while others are caused by actual users. The only way to ensure you’re really safe online is to protect access to your accounts with strong, unique passwords that are hard to crack. But that also means you’ll have to make sure you remember all the complex passwords you set up.

Thankfully, there are apps that can handle that for you, and one of them is now available as a free download on smartphones, tablets or desktop. More →

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Switch From Android To The iPhone

Why one longtime Android fan can’t resist the iPhone any longer

By on August 11, 2015 at 2:49 PM.

Why one longtime Android fan can’t resist the iPhone any longer

We’ve seen quite a few longtime Android fans talk about switching to the iPhone lately and now Apple has converted a longtime Android fan who previously tried the iPhone for two weeks before running back to Google’s platform. Joe Casabona decided to give the iPhone 6 another shot recently and this time he started using some key iOS features that he hadn’t really bothered with in his first time using the device. As a result, he will make the iPhone he primary mobile device going forward. More →

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iPhone Hologram Projector

How to turn any iPhone or Android phone into a 3D hologram projector for less than $1

By on August 10, 2015 at 11:46 AM.

How to turn any iPhone or Android phone into a 3D hologram projector for less than $1

File this one under smartphone hacks that are definitely unnecessary but insanely fun. When simple science meets smartphones, the result is a nifty little “hack” that can be performed in just a few minutes for less than $1 in supplies. In fact, this might be one of the coolest little iPhone and Android phone hacks we’ve ever seen, allowing you to transform any smartphone into a 3D hologram projector in no time at all. More →

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BlackBerry Android Phone Leaked Photos

BlackBerry’s first Android phone: More leaked pictures emerge

By on August 10, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

BlackBerry’s first Android phone: More leaked pictures emerge

BlackBerry will likely release its first-ever Android phone later this year and now CrackBerry has posted some new leaked photos of the new device. Among other things, it looks like the new phone will feature an Android version of the BlackBerry Hub messaging center and an 18-megapixel camera. More →

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Android Security Stagefright Vulnerability

Android’s latest security mess will get worse before it gets better

By on August 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Android’s latest security mess will get worse before it gets better

Late last month, security researcher Joshua Drake informed the world about an Android exploit known as StagefrightGoogle was informed about the vulnerability months in advance, but this was the first time the public was hearing about a security hole that could theoretically affect 95% of all the Android devices in the world.

On Wednesday, Google teamed up with its Android partners on order to announce a fix that would be distributed to vulnerable devices, but as Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica points out, the update is only going to be available to a sliver of the Android community. More →

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Stagefright Android Vulnerability Check App Fix

Do this now: Use this app to see if your Android phone is vulnerable to the ‘Stagefright’ bug

By on August 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

Do this now: Use this app to see if your Android phone is vulnerable to the ‘Stagefright’ bug

Stagefright is the name of a massive vulnerability that affects more than 950 million Android devices. So far, Google, Samsung and LG have all confirmed they will roll out monthly security patches. Google has already taken steps to remove the flaw from Nexus devices, but that’s hardly relevant for anyone not owning a device that runs a pure version of Android. However, while you’re waiting for your fix to roll out, you can use a simple app that tells you if you’re affected by Stagefright. More →

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