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Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn't Care!

Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn't Care! If you're an Internet enthusiast like I am, you must know about Adblock Plus, an excellent tool for blocking unwanted scripts, pop-ups and annoying commercials running on your favorite websites. To me, a web addict, Adblock Plus is the best invention, since baby wipes. And being a free app is even better ! I was ready to use that "sliced bread" cliché, but it is too mainstream. Well, the smart folks from Google had a very cool idea : if you ...

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Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG The HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has apparently been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG. According to the available documentation, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G has received certification on July 5, with the application having been filed on June 18. PN071 is the model number of the HTC One, and that “G” most likely describes the fact that this is a Google Play edition phone. “Android 4.3” doesn’t require any more...

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Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn’t Care!

Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn’t Care! If you're an Internet enthusiast like I am, you must know about Adblock Plus, an excellent tool for blocking unwanted scripts, pop-ups and annoying commercials running on your favorite websites. To me, a web addict, Adblock Plus is the best invention, since baby wipes. And being a free app is even better ! I was ready to use that "sliced bread" cliché, but it is too mainstream. Well, the smart folks from Google had a very cool idea : if you ...

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Purported Moto X shown in new images; phone reportedly not coming on July 10-11

Purported Moto X shown in new images; phone reportedly not coming on July 10-11 Images showing alleged Moto X phone components (specifically the front and back panels of the handset) have hit the web, ahead of the phone’s announcement. At the same time, a new report is now claiming that the phone won’t be introduced later this week, as previously rumored. While the images can’t be confirmed at this time – so make sure you take them with the appropriate amount of salt – we will notice that it looks like Mo...

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White Motorola Droid Ultra alleged photo shows up

White Motorola Droid Ultra alleged photo shows up An alleged image of the Motorola Droid Ultra has hit the web well ahead of the phone’s official announcement. After just seeing a picture reportedly showing the new Droid MAXX, we’re now looking at the white version of the Droid Ultra, at least according to xda-developers user xavierk75. However, the user has not specified where he got the image from or other details of the device. In case it matters, we’ll also notice that xavierk75&#...

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AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, July 7, 2013

AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, July 7, 2013 This week, we’ve learned more details about the upcoming LG G2, Motorola teased the Moto X, the Galaxy S4 reached a sales milestone, HTC broke the hearts of One S users, and we got some interesting news about the Android 4.3. LG G2: tantalizing rumors LG is expected to stage a soft launch of its new flagship in mid-July, followed three weeks later by a grand international event in New York. With weeks to go till the official debut, leaks paint...

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Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, this week: Sony Xperia J

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, this week: Sony Xperia J Welcome to the very first episode of our new show called: The Sunday Giveaway! Each and every Sunday we will give away an Android phone, tablet or other cool product. To start the sunday giveaway off this week we will be giving away a Sony Xperia J Android phone. Sony Xperia J Quick Specs 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor 4.0″ FWVGA, 854 x 480 pixels 16,777,216 colour TFT 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and Auto focus Intern...

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Google pays AdBlock Plus not to block its ads

Google pays AdBlock Plus not to block its ads 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 number of advertisements by default, ad giants like Google can and do pay Eyeo, the company behind ...

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AA Asks: Would you buy Android Authority Gear?

AA Asks: Would you buy Android Authority Gear? Welcome to the very first edition of a series we call AA Asks! It’s where we ask you, our loyal viewers and fans, about questions we have, so we can create a better site for you. Android Authority exists only because of you, our fans. We work everyday around the clock to provide great video, awesome event coverage, timely news, commentary, in-depth reviews and device comparisons, and much more. We’re insanely passionate about mobile ...

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(Don't) Get Lost!: Best Free Offline Map Apps for Android

(Don't) Get Lost!: Best Free Offline Map Apps for Android There are a number of reasons why offline maps are a good addition to your smartphone arsenal. For starters, you can't always rely on network access or Wi-Fi. Usually when you want maps, you've found yourself in an area you're not so familiar with which may also have poor reception or none at all. Don't get lost! Get offline maps! / ...

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MOGA Pro Controller Revolutionizes Mobile Gaming on Android

MOGA Pro Controller Revolutionizes Mobile Gaming on Android The new Moga Pro controller from Moga Anywhere has generated quite a lot of buzz in the tech and gaming community recently. Many have hailed the new controller to be perhaps the best Android controller out right now and rightly so. The controller has a clip that folds out of the actual pad and can clasp onto any type of Android phone, creating a sort of PSP gaming console for users. The device also works with tablet computers of various sizes als...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: By the numbers

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: By the numbers The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has held its own against some stiff competition in the past, but with its successor still a few months away, a rather large shadow has loomed upon it. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra might just be the Galaxy Note 2’s biggest competitor yet, and in more ways than one. So after pitting the Note 2 up against the LG Optimus G Pro Which do you prefer: the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or the Sony Xperia Z Ultra? ...read more Via:...

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Motorola Droid Maxx Photo Leaked

Motorola Droid Maxx Photo Leaked Thanks to the well known industry insider evLeaks, we know have what it appears to be a final photo of the Motorola Droid Maxx. Judging from the leaked picture, it looks like the Android running smartphone features capacitive buttons and a Kevlar back panel. After Google acquired Motorola, they started working hard on the Moto X, but also on other devices, like a low end smartphone coded DFX, intended to be sold on developing markets.  And Mo...

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More info on upcoming Nexus 7

More info on upcoming Nexus 7 Google is set to release the second version of its groundbreaking Nexus 7 in the coming weeks. The tablet is set to continue to try monetize users through the content available through the Google Play Store. A source of ASUS and a recent Bluetooth SIG listing recently fueled rumours about the specs for the upcoming Android tablet What we think the second generation Google Nexus 7 is going to look like / ...

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2013 Is The Year of the Smartwatch?

2013 Is The Year of the Smartwatch? If you take a look at all major players in the IT Industry, one pattern is very clear : almost each and everyone of them is working on or planning to build a smartwatch, sooner rather than later. The smartwatch seems to be the next hype in wearable technology, along with Google Glass. Taking into account that regular watches are already a huge $60 billion/year industry, the smartwatch should blow this over by a long shot. The latest  IT manu...

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Astrid announces that it’s shutting down on August 5

Astrid announces that it’s shutting down on August 5 It’s been two months since Yahoo announced its acquisition of popular task management service Astrid, and like after every acquisition by a major company, we began to wonder when Astrid would find itself on the chopping block. Astrid’s doomsday has finally been set after emails began to roll out to notify users that it would cease to exist from August 5th and onwards. That means you’ll lose all your data unless you head over to the dedicat...

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Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199 Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit inside that iPhone chassis. According to Techdy, which had access to actual hardware, the low-cost iPhone that Apple is supposedly going to launch later...

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HP Slate 7 price drop: competitive edge or staving off failure?

HP Slate 7 price drop: competitive edge or staving off failure? The HP Slate 7 was built for a very specific purpose and that was to compete in the cheap Android tablet market. When it first came out, it was worth $169 and, according to our own Josh Vergara, you’re essentially getting what you pay for. Is it anything groundbreaking? Definitely not, but for $169 it’s hard not to call it one of the better options in the Android tablet market. Now, the deal has gotten even sweeter as the tablet drop...

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Jay-Z Android App Cloned By Hackers

Jay-Z Android App Cloned By Hackers Hackers have managed to clone the app for the collaboration between electronics giant Samsung and rapper Jay-Z. The app which was intended to promote the rapper's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail and also provide exclusive content for the Samsung Galaxy range of mobile phones was released on June 24th. The music on the app was delivered to users on July 4th. Now Hackers have made a clone which, instead of unlocking the Jay-Z album which ...

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Paul O’Brien working on one click Switch between stock Android and Sense 5 for HTC One

Paul O’Brien working on one click Switch between stock Android and Sense 5 for HTC One Famed Android developer Paul O’Brien is working on a project called Switch, which would allow HTC One users to quickly switch from AOSP Android to Sense 5, and back. Dual booting, or having two separate operating systems on one device, has been the dream of many users torn between the clean and stylish interface of stock Android and the extra features offered by overlays such as Sense and TouchWiz. Now Paul O’Brien, a leading Android develop...

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HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update now rolling out in Europe

HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update now rolling out in Europe The HTC One might have launched with the slightly outdated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but at least HTC is fulfilling its promise to update the HTC One to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (unlike another one of its smartphones). After the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update began rolling out in Taiwan a few days ago, it was only a matter of time before the update began rolling out in other countries. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update has begun rolling out in se...

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Goats, Ninjas, and a bunch of apples grace Samsung’s new commercial

Goats, Ninjas, and a bunch of apples grace Samsung’s new commercial Samsung has been known to have some pretty quirky marketing strategies and its latest commercial doesn't break away from tradition. In this latest commercial for the Galaxy S4 out of Iceland, Samsung has thrown a whole bunch of things together and has deemed it a commercial. You know what will sell some Galaxy S4s? Goats! GOATS I SAY! / ...

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Motorola Droid Maxx image leaks: capacitive buttons and Kevlar

Motorola Droid Maxx image leaks: capacitive buttons and Kevlar We know that Motorola is gearing up to unleash the Moto X, but that’s not the only device that the Google subsidiary is preparing to unveil this summer. In addition to a low-cost smartphone codenamed DFX, which is aimed at developing markets, Motorola is also continuing its collaboration with Verizon for the Droid line. Previous leaks suggested that Moto and Verizon have in the pipeline the Droid Ultra, Droid Ultra Maxx, and Droid Ultra M. Now...

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“My Xperia” – Sony’s solution to “Find my iPhone”

“My Xperia” – Sony’s solution to “Find my iPhone” One thing I really missed when I transferred over to Android from iOS was the “Find my iPhone” setting. Being able to make my phone ping if I simply lost it in the house, or remotely wipe it if it was lost was a nice feature and I had to do some searching around before I found an awesome replacement. Well, Sony users can celebrate, as they will be able to use their own service called “My Xperia” in the same manner. Ph...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Most Loved Smartphone, According to Study

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Most Loved Smartphone, According to Study Today a new study revealed what I was suspecting for some time now, that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the apple of everyone's eye, while Apple's iPhone 5 received the most complaints from their customers. Ain't that ironic, somehow? I am not kidding either. There is actually science behind this study. While with statistics you can prove anything, like 95.5% of them are untrue, let's take a closer look at this issue. There is a company in this wor...

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Rogers Canada may be getting the exclusive on the Motorola X Phone

Rogers Canada may be getting the exclusive on the Motorola X Phone An internal screenshot from Rogers shows that the Canadian service provider will have an exclusive Motorola X Phone, with release in mid August. While we’re not sure if this means they have exclusivity to the Motorola X Phone in general, it does indicate they will have some sort of Rogers’ device. As you can see below, the all caps “exclusive” stands out. With customization in play for the X Phone, it would be safe to assume Roge...

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ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini Photo Leaked Before Official Launching

ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini Photo Leaked Before Official Launching The digital paparazzi did it again, by releasing a photo of the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini, right before the official announcement. For many of us, ZTE may seem like an extra-terrestrial company, but check this out : they sell more smartphones than Nokia. Yeah, that's how bad it is for Nokia, folks. Anyway, the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini is the mini-me kind of thing when it comes to ZTE's flagship, the ZTE Nubia 5. This one was released officially by the C...

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Firefox OS Looking for Low End Android Market Share

Firefox OS Looking for Low End Android Market Share Mozilla has stated that its new Firefox operating system for mobile devices is more geared towards running on low end devices. The company certainly has not been shy about revealing where its looking to get market share from. CTO and co-founder of Mozilla, Brendan Eich believes that the OS can dominate the low end market of smartphone devices where Google's Android software currently dominates. Eich then went on to say that Android 4 and hig...

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