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Real Racing 3 update brings massive overhaul: new career progression, time trial mode and new cars

Real Racing 3 update brings massive overhaul: new career progression, time trial mode and new cars The popular Real Racing 3 game has received a new update, which brings major changes, both when it comes to new features but also to the user interface. When looking at the changelog, you’ll think that this is another “regular” Real Racing 3 update that brings new cars to race on new tracks, but that’s not so. Firemonkeys has completely updated the user interface of the app, basically offering a new career progression system and ...

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

Moto X phone not coming to Verizon as a “Droid” device, report says X 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, that Google is very much interested in creating a strong Moto X brand. Verizon has traditionally been...

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The Facebook Android App Flawed With Security Issues

The Facebook Android App Flawed With Security Issues If you're running on Android OS, as you probably are, since your're here reading the article, you should know that the Facebook Android App is fatally flawed when it comes to your online privacy. And even worse, Facebook doesn't seem to care much, but this is hardly news. I am sure you spend part of your free time on the Internet, courtesy of your Android smart device and Facebook plays a significant role in your life.Or at least, you have a F...

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Skype for Android goes flatter, cleaner with Metro-inspired redesign

Skype for Android goes flatter, cleaner with Metro-inspired redesign Much has been said about the new trend today moving toward flatter, cleaner and more content-oriented designs. While Apple went for the skeumorphic look since the early iPhone ages, smartphones are now becoming more avant garde, with flat interfaces focused on bringing content rather than style. Some would even say this is Microsoft’s revenge, with smartphone UI and UX increasingly becoming more like the Zune of old. What? Zune? You read i...

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The new Motorola X Phone ad: It could mean more than we know

The new Motorola X Phone ad: It could mean more than we know The Verge It’s something I’ve long hoped for the Motorola X: complete customization. Even though the rumors leading up to it hinted it was made of unicorn horn and gypsy tears, we’ve since learned it’s just going to be a cell phone. In fact, we’ve been hearing the X Phone could be a pretty middle-of-the-road device. What of Android, though? I don’t want a monster device running the latest version of Android, only to have to step dow...

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Android Malware Discovered by F-Secure, Capable of Stealing Passwords

Android Malware Discovered by F-Secure, Capable of Stealing Passwords New Android Malware has been discovered, it is known as "USB cleaver" and it's a sneaky one this time. You may ask yourself why is this different from your regular malicious software infecting your digital belongings Well, the new Android Malware is capable of infecting both your smartphone and your laptop/personal computer. And its final goal is draining your bank account or your Pay Pal account, anything related to online banking, because it...

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Facebook Android app security flaw affects those who don’t even use the app

Facebook Android app security flaw affects those who don’t even use the app While it’s not clear just why the app would do this, or what purpose it has for doing so, the Facebook app for Android is taking your phone number the first time you open it up. Without even logging in, the app takes your number and stores it on the Facebook servers. You don’t need a Facebook account, or even initiate an action within the app. Simply having it and opening it will allow the app to take your phone number. Norton discovered thi...

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Samsung’s latest YouTube video showcases Galaxy Note 8.0, features Andrew Park

Samsung’s latest YouTube video showcases Galaxy Note 8.0, features Andrew Park The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 isn’t exactly the cheapest smaller-screened tablet on the market, with a price of $399 for the 16GB version. For that kind of cheddar there are plenty of much more affordable tablets with similar specs, including the Nexus 7. So why get Samsung’s tablet over the competition? Ultimately, it is the S-Pen that sets the Note 8.0 apart from other tablets in the 7 and 8-inch class. In a new YouTube video, Samsung d...

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HTC confirms: No Android 4.2.2 for HTC One S

HTC confirms: No Android 4.2.2 for HTC One S Well, at least there's no beating around the bush this time. HTC has confirmed that there will be no further updates to the OS for their One S device. As far as official firmware goes, HTC One S users will remain on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+. Sorry One S, no official One S for you. :( / ...

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Android 4.3 to sort apps and widgets by usage amount, new code apparently suggests

Android 4.3 to sort apps and widgets by usage amount, new code apparently suggests A look at recently discovered code seems to reveal that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will automatically sort apps and widgets by usage amount rather than alphabetically, as it’s currently done. Myce – the publication that first mentioned details about the Chromebook Pixel – discovered the new bits of code pointing to this particular features in the Google Launcher code, not in the leaked Android 4.3 build: Numerous code snippets indicate that th...

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HTC confirms that the One S won’t move beyond Android 4.1 and Sense 4+

HTC confirms that the One S won’t move beyond Android 4.1 and Sense 4+ When you go to buy a mid-range or high-end Android handset, you probably have a few expectations. First, your phone’s hardware should be good enough to last you at least two years without seeming like a total dinosaur. Second and just as important, the phone should continue to see new features and changes thanks to future updates to newer versions of Android. That’s what makes today’s news so disappointing. Released in April of 2012, the ...

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DoubleTwist intros AirPlay-like, open source MagicPlay protocol

DoubleTwist intros AirPlay-like, open source MagicPlay protocol Why does flinging music from your smartphone to another device have to be so complicated? A number of companies boast room-to-room wireless audio streaming services. However, all of the major players rely on proprietary solutions, which typically means their technologies will only work with devices produced by companies willing to pay licensing fees. Bluetooth is a workaround, as are potentially illicit apps like AirFoil, but none are as simple ...

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Pebble smartwatch to hit Best Buy shelves on July 7th

Pebble smartwatch to hit Best Buy shelves on July 7th Smartwatches are a niche market, but one that could probably catch on widely if we had the right exposure. Even when available, they’re often relegated to the corner of a store, as is the case with my local Verizon store. Sony and Motorola smartwatches, shoved into a corner, rarely visited or acknowledged. As some major hitters like Apple and Google appear to be coming to the plate, Pebble needs a wider audience. Pebble, the wildly popular ki...

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Nexus 4: Tips &Tricks

Nexus 4: Tips &Tricks While we wait for confirmation from Google on whether or not they're going to release an in-house phone as their successor to the Nexus line or source out to another manufacturer, it's nice to be able to keep things fresh by exploring some new settings or “hidden” features. While some of these tips might not be so new to you, I always find that there's at least one person in the crowd who goes: “YOU COULD DO THAT?!”. He...

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Opera browser goes Chromium for its newest version

Opera browser goes Chromium for its newest version With browsers, we have both the most important and subjective decision of our digital life. An increasing dependence on web-based software makes the browser crucial, and the myriad of choices leaves us wanting for very little. Usually coming down to IE or Chrome, since Safari is happy to stick with Macs, the other choices often aren’t even considered by many. One of those contenders is Opera, a quiet little dynamo from Norway. Having always be...

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Top 5 Free Zombie Apps to Feast Your Brains On

Top 5 Free Zombie Apps to Feast Your Brains On With World War Z on our doorsteps and in our cinemas, what better time to bone up on your zombie slaying skills than right now? Picking favorites from the hordes out there is no mean feat, but we've done our best, bringing together our five favorite (free!) zombie apps in the Google Play Store to better your chances of surviving the impending zombie apocalypse. So get ready to run, drive, make a stand or blast a path through the swarming und...

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Google’s list of dead services; an infographic.

Google’s list of dead services; an infographic. It’s July 2, 2013. Google Reader is shuttered, yet the world continues to spin. All of the consternation and folded-arm pouting about our favorite RSS reader couldn’t save it. In our new reality, plenty of great successors are here to take the king’s throne. News won’t stop, so why should we? We’ve been here before with Google. Plenty of times. Just like Reader, each ‘closed service’ announcement brings out a vocal minority who wan...

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Google Reader has been axed, but it's not alone.

Google Reader has been axed, but it's not alone. Yesterday, July 1st, marked the end of an era with Google pulling the plug on Google Reader. While we covered some alternatives to this popular RSS Reader service, we lamented over the loss of something that many saw as a pretty important service. Alas, this is not the first service that Google has axed from its repertoire….nor will it be the last. Google Reader wasn't the first to grace the Google Graveyard. / ...

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Skype update brings fresh new look & better performance

Skype update brings fresh new look & better performance Microsoft has been hard at work and has delivered a big update for the Skype chat/video app. The messenger has gotten a brand-new design and its performance has also improved in leaps and bounds. Whether Windows (Phone) or Android: Skype is available for many operating systems./ ...

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Galaxy S4 Sprint & Verizon Models Get Google Play Edition Custom ROMs

Galaxy S4 Sprint & Verizon Models Get Google Play Edition Custom ROMs It was just last week when we saw the arrival of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition smartphones, and it did not take too long at all before the community decided to flex their programming muscles and put the proverbial thinking caps on to figure out a way to port the Google Play Edition software over to existing handsets, and these efforts were met with certain degrees of success. Most of the focus on the homebrew front seemed to co...

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Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story?

Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story? 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 as a plan B for the struggling tech giant. Still, Mr. Elop, Nokia's CEO, went all-in with Microsoft,...

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Google Glass Update Now Supports Web Browsing, Gmail Messaging and Voice Commands

Google Glass Update Now Supports Web Browsing, Gmail Messaging and Voice Commands A new Google Glass Update is now ready for Explorers everywhere and it brings some cool features to those addicted to wearable technology. I hope you know what Google Glass are, if you're a resident of this planet. In case you just woke up from a coma or you're returning from a trip to Mars, well, breaking news, Google Glass are the latest trend when it comes to wearable technology. Basically, they are a combination between a mid ranged Android...

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Sound Search for Google Play – Easily Recognize Music from a Widget!

Sound Search for Google Play – Easily Recognize Music from a Widget! Most of you probably already know of apps like Shazam and SoundHound which recognize music for you. These are complete apps with many functions, some of which you probably will never use. Sound Search for Google Play gets back to the basics and offers you only what you need.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Best Startup Managers for Disabling Items from System Boot

Best Startup Managers for Disabling Items from System Boot I think everyone has this problem: you turn on your smartphone, it loads and it seems as if it lags for an eternity. This is because some apps will automatically start up when you turn on your smarpthone. Some of these guilty apps are hiding behind this problem: Flickr, FM-RAdio, Google Maps,...Why do they do this? And how can I get this to stop? Which apps are the best to solve this pesky problem? ...

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A Match Made in Heaven: Europe and the USA Love Samsung and Android!

A Match Made in Heaven: Europe and the USA Love Samsung and Android! It's official (again): Samsung and Android dominate smartphone sales. In a report released today, the research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has confirmed the dominance of Samsung and Android in both the USA and the five major European markets. Android takes Apple down in recent sales figures / ...

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Keep an iWatch on Apple's Entry into the Smartwatch Arena

Keep an iWatch on Apple's Entry into the Smartwatch Arena In another forward push, Apple has filed a trademark application for the name 'iWatch' in Japan, fueling rumors the device manufacturer is finally about to enter the smartwatch market. Apple is rumored to be working with Intel on the iWatch, who have confirmed they are developing a smartwatch but have not mentioned any collaboration with Apple as yet. Finally it looks like Apple will release the iWatch. / ...

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How To Fix Galaxy S3 Email Notification Count Problems

How To Fix Galaxy S3 Email Notification Count Problems Anyone who is a couple of years old can be forgiven if they are unable to count properly, for us humans at least. When it comes to smartphones, however, you could more or less say that it is anathema for a smartphone like the older flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S3, to botch up its email count in the notification area. So far, there have been reports on this niggling issue, and hopefully by the end of it, such email count problems would be a t...

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Samsung Galaxy Beam To Get Out Of Gingerbread Hell Soon?

Samsung Galaxy Beam To Get Out Of Gingerbread Hell Soon? The Samsung Galaxy Beam, a smartphone that was first unveiled to the masses in 2010 and was followed up by a successor with the same name last year, came with Android 2.3 Gingerbread in tow. The thing is, even the second smartphone with a built-in projector has not gotten a sniff at anything newer than Android 2.3 Gingerbread, at least not all this while, but hope springs eternal as a leaked copy of a Galaxy Beam Android 4.1 update build is now m...

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