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Chinese IT Giant Lenovo Banned by US State Department

Lenovo You got that right, the US State Department just announced that all Lenovo-made personal computers/laptops/Android running devices, well, you name it, are not allowed anymore inside the secure US networks. Basically, Lenovo cannot supply anymore IT equipment for intelligence agencies in US and worldwide due to very serious concerns regarding...

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Google Is Almost Done Selling The Nexus One

It would be an overstatement to say the Nexus One is one of the best selling Android devices on the market today. However, it served a purpose for Google and did, in a sense, ignite Android manufacturers to become more innovative and produce better products. According to Google, the giant company has received its last shipment of Nexus One devi...

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Inkifi – Instagram Printing App for Android

Inkifi – Instagram Printing App for Android Thanks to the new Android app from Inkifi, now available for download for free from the Google Play Store, you will now benefit from the Instagram Printing App from Inkifi directly on your Android running smartphone or tablet. Just click here, download and install the new Android version of the Inkifi app and start printing Instagram photos!...

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Samsung’s CEO Announces 64-bit Capable Android Smartphones in the Future

samsung After Apple announced the iPhone 5s which comes with a brand-new 64-bit  A7 CPU, Samsung's CEO JK Shin told  the Korean newspapers that his company too will include in its future handsets a blazing fast 64-bit capable processor. Of course, what else can be expected from Samsung but to follow the example of an American company? Just kidding, m...

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Can we really trust Google?

google When I'm asked if I trust Google, I have to say that trust doesn't come by default, it has to be earned first. In the beginning, we all trusted the good ol' Google with our private data, because they promised they will keep it secure. Fair warning, it's not only Google in this position, but they are THE tech company, the giant, the alpha and om...

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Google Says NO to Gmail Privacy

google If you're a Gmail user, the free webmail service from the tech giant, you should know one thing : you have zero privacy when you're sending or receiving emails, and that's what Google said officially. After the NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden explained how wide spread and how deep is the State's electronic surveillance in everything we do,...

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Expect even more smartphone models from Samsung

Samsung LogoSamsung is pretty well known for offering a wide range of products, as well as just its flagship Galaxy smartphones. Recently the company seems to have adopted a trend of offering numerous side models to accompany a new release, such as the Mini, Active, and Google Edition Galaxy S4s. But what if I told you that the company was about to take this ...

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Who will get the third place? LG, Sony, and Huawei duke it out

best gold prize first shutterstock Credit: Gold medal/Shutterstock We are at a point in the mobile industry where the battle for the third place has become more interesting than the competition for the first position in the world market. Samsung and Apple are clearly ahead of the pack, and it’s hard to believe that anyone could disrupt their leadership in the next year or so. Bu...

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Google pays AdBlock Plus not to block its ads

Adblock-Plus-Website-on-Mevvy.com_ Ever look for an ad filtering browser plugin to keep annoying, obtrusive advertisements off of your computer screen? Chances are you ended up installing Adblock Plus, a free product with millions of users. What you probably didn’t know, though, is that Adblock doesn’t function as indiscriminately as you might expect; though the program hides a...

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Samsung acquires Boxee for a cool 30 million

boxeeIt seems that Boxee, the company that produces media boxes to stream content to TVs, has been purchased by the South Korean giant Samsung. Reports are coming out of the New York Times and an Israeli site, The Marker, indicating that this acquisition is going through the final stages and will see Samsung take over the reigns while still retaining al...

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UPDATE: Samsung acquires Boxee for $30 million

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The Android-killer that wasn’t? Tizen is “almost dead”, says industry insider

Tizen Logo genie Yesterday, news broke that Samsung would delay the release of the first smartphone running Tizen, a Linux-based operating system that the Korean company has been developing together with Intel and other partners. According to the Korean website iNews, the reason for the delay of the device, widely thought to bear the GT-I8800 code number, would be...

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Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story?

Nokia According to market analysts, Nokia should take a closer look to Android OS, if they want to survive in an increasingly competitive smartphone market, i.e. Nokia and Android equals love. This idea is not new, there were bets made about Nokia's success with Windows Phone OS (or, more, the lack of) starting with 2012 and people suggested Android a...

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Wizards of the Coast releases Magic 2014 for Android

magic 2014Way back in 1993 Magic: The Gathering came into the world courtesy of Richard Garfield and Wizards of the Coast. Yesterday the popular TCG finally made its way to Android with Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers. Magic The Gathering has appeared in many forms over the years, and Duels of the Planeswalkers was originally released for the Xbox 360 ...

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Mark Zuckerberg looking for a Samsung-made Facebook phone in Korea

Mark Zuckerberg Korea AP Photo/Yonhap, Do Kwang-hwan Like Larry Page of Google did a few weeks back, Mark Zuckerberg is visiting South Korea, home to some of the largest mobile companies, and increasingly, the place where the big decisions in the mobile industry are taken. As his Google counterpart did, Zuckerberg met with the country’s president to discuss matters o...

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Former HTC execs create Kazam mobile startup

Kazam LogoTwo ex-HTC execs have partnered up to create a new mobile-related company called Kazam, which will create smartphones at some point in the future.HTC’s former head of sales and HTC’s former marketing chief for the UK region, Michael Coombes and James Atkins, respectively, are behind Kazam. In the new company, Coombes will act as the CEO, wh...

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Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July

Samsung logo aa (2) - 600px Samsung, along with other tech industry giants, met with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman recently to discuss the implementation of the smartphone kill switch that we’ve talked about before in order to reduce the number of device thefts that keep occurring in the U.S. Now, it looks like the Korea-based electronics company has fin...

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Samsung’s craziness visualized: 26 screens in one image

Samsung devices size infographicAn infographic shows the staggering variety of devices that Samsung has brought to market in the UK over the past year.It’s no secret that Samsung doesn’t believe in the “one size fits all” principle. The Korean giant prefers to carpet bomb the market with as many devices as possible, in an effort to fill every imaginable niche and put a Sa...

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Samsung’s CEO denies that the Galaxy S4 isn’t selling well

Samsung LogoThe other day we heard that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sales figures were disappointing some investors, leading to a big stock sell-off which wiped around $12 billion off the value of the technology giant in a single day.A report by J.P. Morgan led the charge, suggesting that sales of high-end smartphones were lagging behind expectations across the boar...

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Google seeing the benefits of having their services on iOS devices.

google maps ios iphoneWe heard it time and again at Google I/O: The search giant is about services above all else. Their dictum seems to have the undertone that things like Android and Chrome are simply conduits for their services. This is the real reason Nexus devices are so cost effective for consumers, so that attitude is clearly working. Things like Google Maps are ...

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SK Hynix announces 8Gb LPDDR3, world’s first, 4GB RAM phones later this year?

SK Hynix RAM memory chipImage Source: Tech Asia RAM is a key piece of mobile hardware which is all too often overlooked when we talk about smartphone specifications, but it’s ever so important for our increasingly sophisticated mobile applications. We already know that Samsung is working on its own four gigabit (Gb) LPDDR3 mobile memory chips, which should offer a 30% ...

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PRISM and the End of the Illusion of Internet Privacy

PRISM Nobody can be told what PRISM is, you have to see it for yourself. Well, if you were worried about the recent Verizon scandal, when NSA (the National Security Agency) obtained tons of metadata from the telecom company, you will have to hang on, because this time you're in for a real treat. The NSA  had a court order which allowed them to sniff ...

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Asus chooses Qualcomm over Intel for LTE-enabled MeMo Pad FHD 10

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD10 We’ve already given you a roundup of all the new devices announced by Asus at the Computex expo in Taiwan this year, but as it turns out, the Taiwan-based OEM is not done yet. According to a new post on Engadget, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the stage at Qualcomm’s Computex 2013 keynote to showcase yet another Android tablet — one th...

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Will Motorola’s new low pricing strategy worry companies like Samsung?

woodsideDennis Woodside, the CEO of Motorola Mobility since its acquisition by Google last year, has declared war on high priced smartphones during the All Things D conference. While speaking on stage with Walt Mossberg, Woodside said that because Motorola is a more nimble company (than say giants like Samsung) it doesn’t need to worry about makin...

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Need some time off from Facebook Home? It's in the works.

facebook homeWhile not everyone has been crazy about having Facebook Home and turning their smartphone into one giant Facebook News Feed, it seems that at least the company behind it is actually listening to disgruntled users. Facebook is advertising that you can, at least temporarily, disable Facebook Home on your HTC First or smartphone device. Sometimes,...

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Samsung Sells 12.5 Million Android Smartphones in China in Q1

samsung Yes, you got that right, Android rules Communist China, as the tech giant Samsung sold an impressive 12.5 million Android running smartphones in China in the first quarter of 2013. Samsung's performance is even more impressive if you're taking into account the structure and the type of the Chinese market. HTC, ZTE and Huawei are the top dogs the...

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Google Helps Microsoft on YouTube App for Windows Phone

youtube app for windows phone After the first controversy between the two tech giants regarding Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone, when Google accused Microsoft of unfair practices and ripping them off,  things seem to have  cooled down and the sun shines again for the two companies. The issue in question was  Microsoft's  YouTube app for Windows Phone; after giv...

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Google reportedly working to build wireless network, aimed at emerging markets in Africa and Southeast Asia

Google logo aaThe Internet is a powerful tool. Used in the right hands it can oust corrupt governments, allow better collaboration and communication, and inspire us in ways that were impossible just a few decades ago. Those of us that have easy access to the web often take this gift for granted. We forget that out of roughly 7 billion people, only around 2 ½ bi...

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