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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Android iOS Market Share

Android just topped iOS in global usage for the first time ever

By on August 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM.

Android just topped iOS in global usage for the first time ever

We all know Android’s market share crushes every other mobile platform out there in terms of shipment volume, but Android’s share of mobile usage as recorded by various networks around the world has always lagged Apple’s iOS platform… until now. More →

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Smartphone Hack

Hackers can seize control of your phone using software preinstalled by your carrier

By on August 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Hackers can seize control of your phone using software preinstalled by your carrier

With fears over hacking and NSA spying still mounting, the last thing we needed was yet another report of a serious vulnerability that leaves millions of people at risk — but that’s exactly what we got recently when news broke of a huge security vulnerability that impacts millions upon millions of Android phones, BlackBerry handsets and even some iPhones. More →

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Hulu Free Streaming On Android

Here’s how you can stream a bunch of Hulu shows without paying a dime

By on July 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Here’s how you can stream a bunch of Hulu shows without paying a dime

Earlier this year, Hulu announced that it would be bringing free streaming to mobile devices at some point this summer, but a precise release date wasn’t revealed. This week, Hulu finally launched the update for Android phones and tablets which will allow mobile users to access select content from from Hulu Originals, Anime, Kids, Movies and Latino. Network shows from NBC, Fox, Comedy Central and others will be available as well. More →

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How to Use Yosemite Handoff with Android

Sweet app brings one of Apple’s best new software features to your Android phone

By on July 31, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Sweet app brings one of Apple’s best new software features to your Android phone

One of the best software features Apple introduced at WWDC 2014 is Handoff, a neat trick that will allow users who own both an iOS 8 device and a Yosemite Mac seamlessly move between devices while using the same supported app. For example, with continuity, Apple will let users send and receive SMS and MMS messages, and making a phone call directly from a Mac through an iPhone that happens to be really close by. Luckily for Android users there’s an app that brings some of that functionality to their Macs and/or Windows PCs. More →

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30 Free Android Apps on Amazon Appstore

You can now download 30 paid Android apps worth $155 for free

By on July 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

You can now download 30 paid Android apps worth $155 for free

Android device owners looking to score a slew of free Android apps should check out the Amazon Appstore, where some 30 applications that are worth a combined $155.71 are available right now as free of charge downloads. More →

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Android vs iOS vs Windows Phone vs BlackBerry

Strategy Analytics: 85% of phones shipped last quarter run Android

By on July 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Strategy Analytics: 85% of phones shipped last quarter run Android

Strategy Analytics already has smartphone sales numbers for the second quarter of 2014, with the company revealing that Android gained even more market share during the period, at the expense of all its competitors. More →

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Android Fake ID Security Flaw

‘Fake ID’ security flaw could be the greatest threat to Android phones yet

By on July 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

‘Fake ID’ security flaw could be the greatest threat to Android phones yet

One Android feature that never made its way to iOS may be the cause of one of the most worrying security exploits ever on the mobile platform. AppleInsider reports that Bluebox Security has found an Android design flaw that could potentially allow malware apps to take over someone’s device without requiring users to manually give the app permission to access their phones. More →

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Gameplay Android App

Cool new app turns your Android phone into a video game controller with gesture support

By on July 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Cool new app turns your Android phone into a video game controller with gesture support

When it comes to video games, mobile gaming grows more impressive with each new device generation. Controlling a game with on-screen buttons never quite offers the same experience as a physical video game controller though, so it seems odd that Ideum would put so much time and effort into creating an app that transforms an Android smartphone or tablet into a video game controller for PC gaming. The result is quite impressive, however, and it actually adds some nifty functionality that standard gaming controllers simply cannot offer. More →

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