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Moto X phone rumor round up – everything we think we know

Moto X phone rumor round up – everything we think we know Purported As more and more Moto X rumors and reports keep on pouring in right alongside official mentions of the phone, we look at the big picture – here’s what you need to know about the future Motorola flagship device according to the information available before its official (second) announcement. The phone has been confirmed back in May at the D11 event, where CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed the device, revealing its official name and ment...

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Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone)

Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone) With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can purchase now look very similar to the models that they are based on. And not only that, but in some cases, clones can even surpass the original in t...

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Modest quarter for HTC: profits increased, but failed to meet analysts’ forecast

Modest quarter for HTC: profits increased, but failed to meet analysts’ forecast Credit: HTC Today HTC announced its revenue and profit for the second quarter of 2013, pouring cold water over some market watchers’ hopes for a turnaround. Despite very good performance in May, the overall results in the quarter were dragged down by poor results in April, the month when the One was originally scheduled to launch, and June, when Samsung kicked the Galaxy S4 machine into high gear. In Q2 2013, HTC brought in revenues of $2.35 ...

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$8.33 Billion Profit: Tough Luck for Samsung

$8.33 Billion Profit: Tough Luck for Samsung Now don't get me wrong, $8.33 billion in profit sounds pretty nifty to me, but Samsung analysts were expecting half a billion more for the tech giant's Q2 earnings. So while Samsung execs may be disappointed, they've still got 8.33 billion reasons to be happy. And this figure is only an estimate, with full figures to be released later this month. Either way, it's still yet another record for the South Korean manufacturer. S...

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Optimus G2 Could Have 3GB of RAM onboard

Optimus G2 Could Have 3GB of RAM onboard A Korean publication recently claimed that the upcoming LG Optimus G2 will be the first smartphone to boast 3GB of RAM onboard which will make it easier for users to multi-task. The phone will also come with LTE Advanced but this feature is likely to be turned off because very few networks actually offer LTE-A on a large scale. The New LG G2 Which is set to boast 3GB of RAM. Another first from LG / ...

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Android Master Key Makes 99% Of Android Devices Vulnerable

Android Master Key Makes 99% Of Android Devices Vulnerable Security 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 eventually turn just about any Android app into a malicious “zombie” program, and this Andro...

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Rumor: Moto X phone announcement coming on July 11

Rumor: Moto X phone announcement coming on July 11 Section from the first Moto X ad showing two people jumping in the water. The proper Moto X announcement is now rumored to take place on July 11, via an official Motorola press event, although press invites aren’t exactly available at this time. The handset has already been confirmed during the D11 conference in May, where Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside mentioned its commercial name and some of its features. But the company did not reveal all the...

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Sony announces global rollout of my Xperia remote security service

Sony announces global rollout of my Xperia remote security service Some time earlier this year, Sony started testing its very own remote security service for smartphones, called Sony my Xperia. Fast forward a full five months, and now the company is gearing up to finally launch this service for Xperia smartphone users across the planet. In case you missed it, my Xperia is Sony’s attempt at making sure that Xperia smartphone users have a sort of back-up plan in case they ever lose their handsets. It’...

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MEGA launches official client for Android

MEGA launches official client for Android MEGA, the security- and encryption- focused creation of infamous internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, is taking a step towards legitimacy with the launch of an official application for Android. The app, a third-party client acquired by MEGA, offers full access to the service’s suite of features, including file upload, camera sync, folder management, and search. Here’s a complete list of features: Browse your MEGA storage account 50GB of storage...

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Could this be a photo of the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra?

Could this be a photo of the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra? After Verizon teased an upcoming Motorola smartphone with a new landing page, a photo of the supposed Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra is now going the rounds on tech blogs and news sites. The picture below is said to be the back side of the rumored phone. Is this the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra? Or a fake? The speculated device is seen bearing the white text “ELITE PARTNERS” and “NEW ORLEANS 2013.” It also has a Motorola logo on...

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Ingress update brings gameplay enhancements and bug fixes

Ingress update brings gameplay enhancements and bug fixes Ingress, Google’s cult hit augmented reality game for Android, received a significant July 2 update that should universally please. Those lucky enough to have made the closed beta can expect a number of improvements, starting with interface enhancements. Included are new Portal Hack animations and results view, a new Fire mode, better inventory sorting controls, and new player welcome messages. Requisite bug fixes are also in tow, including im...

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Here’s what you should know before downloading Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail”

Here’s what you should know before downloading Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Before downloading your limited free copy of Jay-Z’s latest album (if your device is eligible), you may want to know a few important details. As announced earlier, fans of the American rapper can now get a free copy of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, if they own a Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, or Note 2. The album will be made available through a Jay-Z branded Android app initially to a million Galaxy device owners. Aside from the 1 mi...

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Kim Dotcom Launches Free Mega Android App

Kim Dotcom Launches Free Mega Android App Kim Dotcom just acquired and released the free Mega Android App   for their file sharing /cloud storage service in New Zealand.As you may know, after the Megaupload was closed down by the US Authorities and Kim himself was arrested and all his servers were sequestered, now he is back in business. His new cloud storage service was renamed Mega and it's now fully encrypted. You may benefit from a free membership, with 50GB of storage space, or ...

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Android Vulnerability Discovered Allows Hackers to Modify Apps

Android Vulnerability Discovered Allows Hackers to Modify Apps     Once again, it looks like nothing is safe anymore on the Internet, as yet another Android Vulnerability was discovered, revealing that all our Android running devices are vulnerable to a flaw in the Matrix. This Android Vulnerability may allow a hacker to gain full access over your device, i.e. making calls,sending SMS or transform your smart device into a mobile BotNet, used for spamming, flooding, you name it. The...

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Best unlocked Android phones, June 2013

Best unlocked Android phones, June 2013 In America, you mostly buy phones from a carrier at a discounted price in exchange for a monthly bill, which usually comes out at about $70 a month or even more if you want extra features or added data on the plan. What many Americans don’t realize however, is that most of the world elsewhere buys phones at a full outright cost and then pays a much smaller monthly amount. There is still the option to buy unlocked SIM-free phones however. G...

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Sony SmartWatch 2 apparently shipping starting with the week of July 15 in the UK

Sony SmartWatch 2 apparently shipping starting with the week of July 15 in the UK Sony’s recently announced SmartWatch 2 is apparently going to arrive in stock with Clove starting with July 15, according to the UK retailer. The device is already available for pre-order with Clove, which basically said in a blog post that it will ship the first units as soon as they arrive. Furthermore, Clove’s pre-order page now lists the new smartwatch for £120 (VAT included) or around $181, and has shipping pegged down to the “week c...

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean root already available

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean root already available The recently leaked Android 4.3 firmware version has already been rooted, before actually being officially rolled out by Google. The news comes from xda-developers – where else? – which reports that xda Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has managed to adapt his SuperSU root app for Android 4.3. The root works on the Galaxy S4 Google Edition version running the Android 4.3 OS that leaked a few days ago (JWR66N.S005.130625) and is the firs...

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SHOULDERPOD is a really cool smartphone accessory for taking better pictures and video

SHOULDERPOD is a really cool smartphone accessory for taking better pictures and video One of the great things about modern smartphones is that we have pretty great cameras bundled in. We love to take photos, share them with friends on social media, and capture a quick video for posterity. In the modern age of Ultrapixels and 20 megapixel cameras in devices, we’ll want to transcend the casual photography we’ve been enjoying. That’s where projects like SHOULDERPOD come in. A catch-all for better photography, SHOULDERPOD can d...

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SuperGNES (SNES Emulator) – Re-live the good old days!

SuperGNES (SNES Emulator) – Re-live the good old days! It might seem strange that with all the android games out there, someone wanted to take up those of the old console games again, but trust me, you need to try one to understand. SuperGNES (SNES Emulator) is an emulator like the name describes and has become very popular. Let's see if its reputation is well deserved!(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Nexus 4 Completely Disappears From Carphone Warehouse

Nexus 4 Completely Disappears From Carphone Warehouse Looking to pick up a Nexus 4 in the UK? Well, you have one less option today. Carphone Warehouse, one of the largest online mobile retailers in the UK, has removed the Nexus 4 from the site. There isn't even an 'out of stock' notice – it's just gone. The Nexus 4 is getting on on toward late middle age now, and the limited edition white Nexus 4 was just discontinued yesterday. Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:Carphone Warehouse O...

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Falcon Pro receives an update, and a “secret” way to bypass the token issue

Falcon Pro receives an update, and a “secret” way to bypass the token issue Falcon Pro was perhaps the most popular victim of Twitter’s token policy, which resulted in the app finally being pulled from the Play Store after a reset failed to resolve the token limitation issue. After this defeat, the app’s developer Joaquim Verges went back to the drawing board to try and find away around this irritating situation. Sadly, I can’t bring you news that the token limit has been removed, but Joaquim Verges has an...

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QWOP is now available for Android, still making us look silly.

QWOP is now available for Android, still making us look silly. If you’ve got nothing going on today, and feel the need to be humbled, give QWOP a try. A track and field game that looks like something out of Archer, the Android version made its debut on the Play Store yesterday. A long standing iOS and PC favorite, QWOP is an acquired taste. If you like really difficult games that make you want to break your device out of frustration, this one is for you. Relying on you to rhythmically rotate two circles o...

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Historic Movers & Shakers of America: which apps would they have used?

Historic Movers & Shakers of America: which apps would they have used? Today marks the Fourth of July, a national day in the USA that commemorates independence from the Brits and the powerful country that it became. But who made this country so great? It was the men and women of great ideas that fostered a land of prosperity and freedom where you could be your own boss and make something of yourself as the American Dream prophesizes. Lewis and Clarke, Al Capone, Muhammad Ali and the Wright brothers come to mind and ...

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Power Battery: Double the Runtime of your Galaxy S4

Power Battery: Double the Runtime of your Galaxy S4 The main weakness of smartphones is the battery. Anyone who still gets in trouble with their Galaxy S4, despite the lush 2,600 mAh battery, should sit up and take note. The days of nervous looks at the battery indicator may be at an end. The 5500 mAh battery will beef up more than your battery life. / ...

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Motorola XT1030 and XT1080 hit FCC, possible members of the Droid Ultra family?

Motorola XT1030 and XT1080 hit FCC, possible members of the Droid Ultra family? Image Source: The Verge Right now is an exciting time for Motorola. The company is finally shedding its past, throwing on a new Google-centric logo and pushing its way towards a new direction. While a large part of that direction centers around the much-hyped Moto X, let’s not forget that there are other phones in the pipeline as well. With that in mind, two new Motorola handsets have now surfaced by way of the FCC, the XT1030 and XT1080. Wha...

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Petition circulating for HTC to support the One S

Petition circulating for HTC to support the One S Two days ago, we told you about HTC’s decision to discontinue support for the One S. Vowing the handset would not move beyond Android 4.1.1 or Sense 4, HTC has clearly decided to move on and support newer handsets. A focus on the future and dedicating yourself to more current devices is great, save for one issue: they promised they wouldn’t. Back in February, HTC promised the One S, along with a few other devices, would get the Android updat...

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Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious apps with system access

Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious apps with system access Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes from the author. Now, due to a bug in Android, it is possible to create a fake app and sign it so it looks like a real app from any author including Go...

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Motorola Moto X smartphone details known, will have fully customizable look

Motorola Moto X smartphone details known, will have fully customizable look Some major dailies published a Motorola advertisement yesterday about a U.S.-made smartphone that it plans to release soon. Today, ABC news obtained some details about the said device. Aside from the now known fact that it be assembled in the U.S., the Motorola Moto X will feature a fully customizable look and appearance using different colors and even engraving. The customization will be done via a website which Motorola will announced later ...

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