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Beware of Stolen Devices When You Buy Mobile Phones Online

buy mobile TCF Introduces IMEI Checker If you like to buy mobile phones online, especially from places like Ebay or Craigslist, you should be aware of the fact that you could buy a stolen mobile phone. But the good news is that TCF just introduced an online checker which allows you to verify if a handset is "legit" or not. Well, TCF is actually the New ...

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Gridiron Thunder Set to Bring Arcade Style Football to the Ouya

gridiron-thunerIf you’re a mobile game I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of ‘quality’ football games out there. There are some decent ones, but nobody has managed to give us a true Madden or Tecmo Bowl experience on a mobile. Enter Gridiron Thunder, a Kickstarter project from MogoTXT that looks to bring a solid football experience to the Ouya and other m...

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High-end device, low-end price: the race to the middle

Best smartphones 2013With so much going on in the world of Android, it’s often hard to sleep  at night. Lovers of mobile tech around the world, with visions of even better devices, dancing in their heads. And why not? There is not a single other industry that is as intensely competitive, that yields massively improved technology each and every year.Anyway, I dig...

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Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

computer-hacker The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – the operating system’s safeguard against infectiou...

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In the market for a new Android tablet? Here are some devices worth waiting for

android smartphone shopping Has your Nexus 7 fallen in love with the concrete? Are you looking to replace that old Galaxy Tab? Looking to get in on the wonderful world of Android tablets? Making as big a decision as this can become confusing and if you want to make an educated decision on what tablet to buy, you’ll need to know what’s coming up in the next few months and...

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In the market for a new Android phone? Here are some devices worth waiting for

android smartphone shopping We take a look at upcoming Android smartphones that you should be aware before buying a new device. Should I wait for the new Galaxy or should I get the HTC now? Is the next Nexus worth waiting another month? If I get this phone now, will I regret it next week? We’ve all had dilemmas like these, or, at least, we’ve heard others wondering if pu...

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Android Master Key Makes 99% Of Android Devices Vulnerable

cyberhacker keyboardSecurity is often the paramount concern for many of today's tech savvy users, and the same applies to the mobile world, too. Just before you wonder how secure the Android operating system is, hold on to your seats as we reveal a shocker - Bluebox Security claims that they have discovered what they call the Android ‘master key' that could even...

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Moto X phone not coming to Verizon as a “Droid” device, report says

X Phone conceptX Phone concept Shortly after a first ad for Google’s confirmed Moto X phone has been discovered, a new report claims that the handset will not be included in Verizon’s famous Droid family of Android handsets. The Verge says it has learned from multiple sources that the “Moto X will not be a Droid device on Verizon,” which means, if true, t...

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Warning: Google Editions are not Nexus devices!

google editions galaxyWe were rejoicing when we heard the news about the Google Editions of the HTC One and Samsung S4. However, all that sparkles is not necessarily gold. One of the main reasons why pure android was being celebrated as coming to these high end devices would be the hopes that Google would take over the control of OS updates away from the manufacturers, ...

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AT&T bringing 25 solar charging stations for mobile devices in New York

AT&T solar chargersImage Credit: Michael Nagle for The New York TimeAT&T seems to understand the need for more powerful batteries when all other components in a mobile device advance. Even though it won’t create batteries for its mobile devices, a lending hand will be delivered in the form of solar-powered charging stations.Starting with Tuesday, New York w...

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Asus contemplating foray into wearable devices, chairman says

Asus LogoAnswering questions from journalists during Asus’s annual meeting with shareholders, chairman Jonney Shih revealed that meetings have been held by the company’s research labs in order to talk about developing wearable devices, seen by Asus as a critical sector for innovation.Shih also added that it’s important to figure out how ...

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Sony i1 Honami specs allegedly leaked, and we’re hoping it’s a Nexus device.

Sony-logo-aa-5-600pxIf a recent report is true, and we sort of hope it is, the upcoming Sony i1 Honami is a monster device. Allegedly shown in the blurry pic you see below, not much can be learned about the aesthetics of the device. The specs being mentioned, however, are something to behold.If you’re wondering what a true next generation device would have under t...

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HTC Fetch is apparently a new tracking and locating technology for mobile devices

HTC One X Logo aa 1 1600Making its first appearance in Taiwan’s NCC filings, an upcoming HTC tracking and locating technology called Fetch has been spotted. Judging by the short description statement, Fetch may shape up to be a software and hardware combination which could help users locate various HTC-made devices and even other people.The filing is purely to register ...

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Blackberry 10 devices will soon be able to run ported Jelly Bean apps

BlackBerry 10.2 androidSupport for Android Jelly Bean applications on BlackBerry 10.2 is available in the latest beta SDK (Software Development Kit), according to a post on the company’s developer blog.You might remember that the BlackBerry 10 OS lets developers port Android apps, but that only Android 2.3 apps could be emulated initially. The company has expressed...

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Google+ gets updated, notifications now sync across devices

Google+ Google+ has been updated with a host of useful features, including syncing of notifications across devices and improvements to the Android app.According to a post shared on Google+ by Vic Gundotra, SVP of Engineering at Google, Google+ is now syncing notifications across your devices, thus solving a potentially annoying issue. Namely, if you dismis...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom shown off in official lifestyle demo video

Samsung Galaxy S4 ZoomThe new Galaxy S4 Zoom is showcased in a recent “lifestyle video ” that Samsung posted online.Samsung has been using videos a lot in promotional campaigns for recent devices, whether they were videos showing how to use features, TV ads or even music videos. The recently announced Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a very interesting device by most...

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Google Glass teardown reveals that the device is powered by a 570mAh battery

exploded-isometricWe already have a fair bit of information available aboutOn top of that, the teardown reveals a closer look at the clever prism/projector display setup, there’s a little glimpse at how the touchpad works, and the all important bone-conduction technology as well. It certainly makes you appreciate the intricacy of the various pieces of technology w...

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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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Rumor: Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) picture says device is ultrathin, doubles as kitten holder

Sony LogoThe Xperia Togari rumors continue today with new revelations about the 6.44-inch smartphone including a reportedly leaked picture. However, the device is yet to be confirmed by the company.Earlier today we heard that the name of the rumored Togari could be Xperia ZU and that the device could be unveiled during Sony Mobile’s media event scheduled ...

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Smart clothes that speak to your mobile devices? No it’s not Sci-Fi, OMsignal makes it possible

omsignal-clothesLadies and gentleman, the era of wearable technology is here, ready or not! While currently in its infancy, wearable technology already exist in various forms from wristbands, to watches or even tattoos. Then of course there is Google’s own highly ambitious Glass headware.So what’s next for wearable tech? Imagine bio-sensing, smart clothes...

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Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft attending anti device theft conference

Stolen phonesImage Credit: Photo West Midlands Police (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Cult of MacStealing smartphones may be a way of life for some people, and with the advance of technology, cashing in on a stolen device sold at half its listed price could be quite a deal. As recent reports show, cellphone theft in New York and various other cities from the United States h...

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RadioShack trade-in program gets you up to $300 off a new Samsung device

RadioShack Trade InThe RadioShack trade-in program is a good way of getting up to $300 off a new Samsung device purchase (maybe that brand new Samsung Galaxy S4?).It would seem that trade-in programs are pretty popular among companies lately (remember the program HTC has done for the One). That can only be a good idea for you, the consumer, as you can use an old devi...

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Roundup: Asus devices at Computex 2013 – what you need to know

Asus mobile Now that the official Asus press conference for Computex 2013 has come and gone, it’s time to check out the highlights. This of course means looking at the latest batch of Android-powered products that will soon hit the market courtesy of Taiwan-based Asus itself.Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Asus kicked off its Computex press conference by ...

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Mysterious device looking for FCC approval could be the Galaxy S4 Zoom

s4zoom2Well, first it was the release of the specifications behind to Galaxy S4 Activ and S4 Zoom, and now it looks like the S4 Zoom has made its way into the hands of the FCC for approval. S4 Zoom, is that you? / ...

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Acer Computex 2013 preview video teases mysterious new devices

Acer mystery - Computex 2013 Computex 2013 is just right around the corner now, and you can be sure that there will be plenty to talk about at the world famous annual trade show in Taipei. But in case you still haven’t found anything that you think is worth looking forward to in the lead-up to it, Taiwan-based Acer is here to give you not just one, but two completely di...

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Tim Cook not worried about Android’s market share, says Apple still makes the best devices

Tim Cook If you’ve ever wanted to hear Apple CEO Tim Cook’s thoughts on the fact that the combined effort of all the players in the Android market is practically showing the iPhone and iPad out the door, well, now’s your chance. Cook recently sat down with Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal for D11 at All Things D, and it is here th...

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Transferring WhatsApp chats to new devices: Ridiculously simple

whatsapp backup 3As convenient as the popular WhatsApp messenger may be, there's always a catch: You can't really use the app on more than one device at a time. This is quite annoying when you have multiple smartphones or you pick up the latest and the greatest device. But wait. What if I told you that could easily transfer over your chat history to a new...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 is the first device to support Verizon’s AWS network, just needs software update

samsung galaxy s4 vs htc one s4 in hand aaVerizon might have been a little late to the party with the Galaxy S4, but the GS4 is certainly one phone worth the wait. Not only does it have solid specs under the hood, but it is also the first handset that will support Verizon’s upcoming AWS network.While we’ve known since March that the Galaxy S4 will support AWS, today Verizon...

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