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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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Bio

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Android Malware and Security

This is what Sundar Pichai actually said about Android malware and security

February 28th, 2014

A site quoted Sundar Pichai saying at MWC that Android was designed to be open instead of safe, but that doesn’t appear to be exactly what the Google exec said. TechCrunch secured a transcript in English from Google on the Android malware-related discussion between Pichai and reporters. The executive apparently said the opposite, that Android …

Motorola Moto X and Moto G

Motorola says Google didn’t have any influence on Moto X or G

February 28th, 2014

In a session at MWC 2014, three Motorola exec including senior vice president of Software Engineering Steve Horowitz, senior vice president of Supply Chain and Operations Mark Randall and product manager Rick Osterloh revealed that Google did not actually have any influence on Motorola products since the Search giant acquired the company, V3 reports. According to …

Using Maps Apps While Driving

Mapping and driving is ok, appellate court says

February 28th, 2014

A man who was given a ticket two years ago for using a map app on an iPhone 4 while driving had his conviction overturned by a Fresno appellate court on Thursday, which agreed that drivers should be able to use map apps on a smartphone while on the road, FresnoBee reports. “The Fifth District …

Google Maps Gallery Launch

Google unveils even more new Google Maps features

February 27th, 2014

Google on Thursday announced a new Google Maps-related online product that should help both companies and regular consumers enjoy a better maps experience. The Google Maps Gallery will offer let governments, business and non-profits create specialized maps using Google’s Google Maps Engine and share them online. The new maps will appear in search results and …

EU In-App Purchase Credit Card Charges

EU looks to crack down on ‘misleading’ in-app purchases in free games

February 27th, 2014

Following concerns from consumer groups in Denmark, Britain, Italy and Belgium, the European Commission wants to know more about in-app purchases that are available in mobile applications and that can cause unexpected credit charges, especially for games played by children who may not aware what in-app purchases really mean. According to Reuters, the EU has …

16GB Galaxy S5 Price

At least one carrier didn’t get the ‘cheap Galaxy S5’ memo

February 27th, 2014

Multiple reports have suggested that Samsung may be interested in selling the Galaxy S5 for a cheaper price than what’s expected for flagship devices once the smartphone hits stores on April 11th. Samsung did not announce an actual price for the handset during its recent press event or in its marketing materials. The cheap Galaxy S5 …

The All New HTC One Images Leak

HTC’s All New One leaks again

February 27th, 2014

With more than three weeks to go until HTC unveils the HTC M8, expected to be called The All New One, more blurry images showing the silver version of the handset have been published online, this time by a HardForum user who had a chance to actually use a test device a friend of his …

SanDisk 128GB MicroSD Card

How to battle Android bloatware without rooting your device

February 27th, 2014

One of the problems with Android devices is the amount of OEM and carrier bloatware that’s preloaded on them, which can’t be easily removed by users. While South Korea has passed a law that will force device makers and carriers to allow users to easily delete pre-installed apps they don’t find useful, similar laws do …

Nexus 6 Features

Sundar Pichai talks Nexus 6, Galaxy S6 and more at MWC 2014

February 27th, 2014

In addition to going on the record to say that Google had never entered a bidding war with Facebook for acquiring the WhatsApp messaging application, Google’s Sundar Pichai addressed several other matters when talking to journalists at MWC 2014, Frandroid reports. The executive also talked about the newly launched Nokia X, and even answered questions …