Kickstarter: Beam Android Projector

Meet Beam, the Android projector that turns any light bulb socket into an entertainment center

By on February 18, 2015 at 6:45 AM.

Meet Beam, the Android projector that turns any light bulb socket into an entertainment center

In case you were looking for an out-of-the-box smart projector, then Beam might be worth looking into. The unusual-looking device has just been listed on Kickstarter and it needs to raise at least $200,000 by March 24th to become a real entertainment-ready accessory. More →

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Android vs. Windows Malware Infection

Malware infected as many Android devices as Windows laptops in 2014

By on February 17, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Malware infected as many Android devices as Windows laptops in 2014

A new report published by Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Labs division says that no less than 16 million mobile devices were hit by malware last year, ZDNet reports, which is an increase of 25% compared to 2013 — comparatively, last year malware infections rose by 20% across the board. More →

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Gallery Doctor App for Android

This smart photo app for Android saves you time and precious storage space

By on February 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

This smart photo app for Android saves you time and precious storage space

Gallery Doctor is the name of a new photo management app released by Israeli startup MyRoll. The app has a single purpose: to help you automate photo deletion. As a result, not only will it get you additional free storage space on your smartphone or tablet, but it will also save you precious time. More →

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Microsoft Vs. Google Android Galaxy S6

Microsoft comes up with another sneaky way to drive a wedge between Google and Android

By on February 13, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Microsoft comes up with another sneaky way to drive a wedge between Google and Android

Microsoft is smart enough to realize that Android has soundly beaten out Windows Phone in terms of smartphone market share. However, this doesn’t mean Microsoft is a powerless spectator the mobile world and the company has been absolutely brilliant recently in coming up with ways to loosen Google’s control on Android. More →

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Smartphone Addiction Quiz

This simple quiz will tell you whether or not you’re a smartphone addict

By on February 13, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

This simple quiz will tell you whether or not you’re a smartphone addict

Do you use your smartphone way more than you should? Do you have a panic attack when you reach for your iPhone and it’s not where you thought it was? Do you find yourself starting to sweat when the remaining charge on your Android handset gets down to a single digit percentage? It might be time to admit you have a problem. Of course, simply being a heavy smartphone user doesn’t necessarily mean you’re addicted, so how can you tell if your usage has crossed the threshold from frequent to addiction?

Rather than guess at the answer, let’s take a look at a simple new smartphone addition quiz put together by an expert at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. More →

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Android Phones Choir Video

Video: Japanese Googlers make a choir of 300 Android phones sing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

By on February 12, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Video: Japanese Googlers make a choir of 300 Android phones sing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

If you think American Google engineers are wacky, just wait until you see what Googlers in Japan come up with. Google Japan has posted a new video made by Japanese Google employees in which they set up more than 300 different Android devices as a virtual choir to sing the “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. More →

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Best Android Phone Accessories

4 of the best Android phone accessories you can find on Amazon for under $20

4 of the best Android phone accessories you can find on Amazon for under $20

By on February 12, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Whether you’re a few months into a contract with an HTC One M8 or you’re waiting for the release of the Galaxy S6, you could probably do with a few useful accessories for your Android device. We scoured the depths of Amazon this week to find some of the best reviewed products that you might want to pair with your Android phone. More →

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Amazon Free Android Apps Download: Feb. 12

You can download $140 worth of premium Android apps for free right now

By on February 12, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

You can download $140 worth of premium Android apps for free right now

Amazon has a brand new app yard sale, offering no fewer than 37 premium apps for free right now, and they can be downloaded in every market where the Amazon Appstore is available. If purchased separately at their regular prices, these Android apps would normally cost you $140 in total. More →

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Ikea Emoticons iOS and Android

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

By on February 11, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

There are many reasons to love Ikea — or hate it, depending on your experiences with the Swedish company — but smartphone app design probably isn’t one of them. It may be soon, however, because for some strange reason, the company has come up with a smartphone app that focuses on… wait for it… emoticons. More →

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iPhone 6 and Android Unlock

You’re finally free to unlock your smartphone again – here’s what you need to know

By on February 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

You’re finally free to unlock your smartphone again – here’s what you need to know

Starting on Wednesday, smartphone unlocking will finally be easier in the U.S. because both large and small carriers have agreed to the new proposals made by CTIA about unlocking devices. That means no matter what kind of smartphone you currently own, whether it’s the big iPhone 6 Plus or an entry-level Android handset, you have the right to unlock it as long as you’ve fully paid for it. More →

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ScreenPop Lock Screen Android Chat

Cool Android messaging app makes sharing pictures easier than ever before

By on February 10, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Cool Android messaging app makes sharing pictures easier than ever before

Locket, the maker of a killer app that was included in Google’s list of the best apps of 2014, just unveiled a brand-new messaging app for Android that aims to make sharing your pictures an absolute snap. More →

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Android Reachability Hack

Awesome hack brings iPhone 6’s best new feature to Android

Awesome hack brings iPhone 6’s best new feature to Android

By on February 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Smartphones have gotten gigantic in the past few years. Samsung wasn’t the first phone maker to start churning out huge handsets, but it certainly played the biggest role in popularized the “phablet” category, and in increasing the size of the displays on non-phablet smartphones as well. Samsung caused such a major shift in the industry, in fact, that even Apple had no choice but to play follow the leader. And by following Samsung and making bigger iPhones, Apple ended up recording the most profitable quarter in history.

Apple was late to the game when it comes to launching bigger phones, but the company did introduce a simple but brilliant new feature alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. And now, Android users finally have access to that great new feature. More →

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