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Firefox for Android Gets a Cool Update : NFC, WebRTC and More!

Firefox for Android Gets a Cool Update : NFC, WebRTC and More! Firefox has released an update for Android, I’m talking about version 24, which deserves to be warmly welcomed, as it brings some major improvements and will surely make some people reconsider their browser if they’re using something else on their Android devices and hear about what this new baby has to offer. The most significant enhancement is the support added for WebRTC (Real Time Communications), which means that users are enabled t...

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The Nexus 5 Spotted in a Bar, Launching Date Rumored to be October 14

The Nexus 5 Spotted in a Bar, Launching Date Rumored to be October 14 A few days ago, in a bar, an employee from Google left unattended a device which hasn’t been announced yet and appears to be the heir to the Nexus throne, the 5th one from the series, to be more precise. A barkeeper took advantage of those moments and, besides taking a peek, he took some pictures and recorded a few clips of it, revealing that the next Nexus wears the LG logo and looks very similar to the smartphone seen in a promotional vid...

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Android WebView Vulnerability Reported by AVG Expert

Android WebView Vulnerability Reported by AVG Expert The well known web security company AVG recently announced their latest discovery : a critical vulnerability in Android's WebView that may allow a hacker to install malware on your droid device. WebView is an essential feature in Android (or iOS for that matter) that enables your apps to display your content from the online resources and also makes it easy for your smart device to perform network requests, like parsing/rendering data. A...

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In the Future, Nymi Will Use Your Own Pulse as a Password

In the Future, Nymi Will Use Your Own Pulse as a Password A little known company named Bionym just invented a new way to secure your personal data using a wristband called Nymi, a method which could make passwords, credit cards or pin numbers obsolete. The new identification method is called "pulse passwords" and it uses your heartbeat in order to create a unique bio-password for all your needs. Every person has an unique heart beat rhythm, just like fingerprints are unique, and in the near futur...

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According to Security Experts, Google Knows Your Wi-Fi Password

According to Security Experts, Google Knows Your Wi-Fi Password Guess what, according to many security experts, Google already knows your Wi-Fi password. This is another scandal waiting to happen, as Android users are discovering one disturbing fact : when you're configuring your Google account on your new Android running smartphone/tablet, you may well discover that Google magically knows all the Wi-Fi passwords you have used in the past on different Android devices. This actuallly happened 2 years ag...

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Android Firefox Zero Day Exploit on Sale by Russian Hacker

Android Firefox Zero Day Exploit on Sale by Russian Hacker A Russian black-hat hacker that goes under the name of "fil9" just created a Zero Day exploit for Android Firefox and more than that, he let it go out in the wild, by putting it on sale in an Open Exploit market. According to its creator, this Zero Day vulnerability in the Firefox for droids works for the 23-24-26 (Nightly) versions of the browser. The add on the Open Exploit market was observed by a Malwarebytes employee, a malware int...

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Nokia Was Working on a Lumia Android Smartphone Before Selling to Microsoft

Nokia Was Working on a Lumia Android Smartphone Before Selling to Microsoft If you're an Android fan, this may be shocking to you, but as I already suspected a long time ago, Nokia really intended to launch an Android running smartphone, before selling its mobile business to Microsoft. There were rumors and speculation since 2012 that Nokia is considering an Android device, now we know for a fact that it was a reality. But sadly, after Nokia's acquisition by Microsoft, it will never happen. According to the NY ...

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

Samsung’s CEO Announces 64-bit Capable Android Smartphones in the Future 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, maybe. In an interview for Korea Times, Mr. Shin who is the co-CEO of Samsung, stated that their n...

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Can we really trust Google?

Can we really trust 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 omega, they should set the standard in my opinion. After Edward Snowden showed up with the document...

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Motorola DROID 5 Photos Leaked, Featuring Hardware QWERTY Keyboard

Motorola DROID 5 Photos Leaked, Featuring Hardware QWERTY Keyboard Motorola Droid 5 Photos and specs were leaked today, revealing its full QWERTY keyboard and the 4.3 inches wide 720p screen. Good news for those of you who still enjoy the benefits of using a physical QWERTY in these times, when touchscreens and virtual keyboards are ruling the smartphone world. Remember the Motorola DROID 4, that was released in last year’s February ? If you liked it, you’re in for a treat, as it might receive an u...

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Seagate Unveils 5mm Thick 500 GB Hard Disk For Tablets

Seagate Unveils 5mm Thick 500 GB Hard Disk For Tablets Seagate just announced its latest hard disk model, a 5mm ultra thin  500 GB unit designed especially for tablets. The idea behind this super hard disk is to be a viable alternative for the flash drives. Seagate claims that their product offers the same reliability, performance and power efficiency as a flash memory, with the obvious advantage of increased storage capacity. This idea may look weird, in an era when Google tries to convin...

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NSA Can Tap Into Your Android Smartphone Anytime They Want

NSA Can Tap Into Your Android Smartphone Anytime They Want A new top secret document leaked by Edward Snowden  in the huge NSA privacy scandal now reveals another astounding fact : if you're a smartphone user, running on Android, iOS or BlackBerry OS, your private data can be tapped by the NSA at any time. The German newspaper Der Spiegel published the document which proves that the National Security Agency is perfectly capable of accessing your sensitive data on your smartphone, regardless of yo...

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Toq, The Smartwatch From Qualcomm

Toq, The Smartwatch From Qualcomm Even if Samsung stole the show at IFA 2013 with its Galaxy Gear, I bet you did not know that Qualcomm is preparing its own smartwatch, called Toq. Pretty cool name, huh? Well, Toq is a touchscreen smartwatch and it's designed to be used together with an Android running device, like a smartphone or a tablet. One of the main selling points of the Toq smartwatch is its high-tech Mirasol display, Qualcomm's in house project, a screen which use...

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Hesperbot, The New Banking Trojan Infects Android Smartphones

Hesperbot, The New Banking Trojan Infects Android Smartphones ESET, the company behind the well known NOD32 anti-virus software, just announced their latest discovery : Hesperbot, a new and very effective banking trojan, that targets people who use online banking in order to gain access to their accounts. The nasty part about this new malware is its design, which is able to circumvent the mobile multi factor authentication systems. Hesperbot is detected as Win32/Spy.Hesperbot and its source code l...

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Lenovo Vibe X Showcased at IFA 2013

Lenovo Vibe X Showcased at IFA 2013 Even if Samsung and Sony stole the show at IFA 2013 with their long expected flag ships,  Lenovo also announced their ultra-thin Vibe X smart phone. The Lenovo Vibe X is a very sleek and elegant droid, just 6.9 mm thin, weighing a mere 120 grams and sporting an impressive 5 inches wide touchscreen, with full HD 1080 resolution. Vibe X is one of the most compact devices you will find on the market and is the successor of the K900, combinin...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 Revealed at IFA 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 Revealed at IFA 2013 At last, we have the official announcement from Samsung about the long expected and mega-rumored Galaxy Note 3. The phablet was released at IFA 2013 in Berlin and one of its hottest features is the 4K video recording capability at 30 frames per second.  As we all expected, the Note 3 comes with a 5.7 inches wide Super AMOLED display, full HD, it features a quad core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal sto...

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Have a Break, Have a KitKat with Android Flavor

Have a Break, Have a KitKat with Android Flavor After the recent launching of the Android 4.3 JellyBean back in July, which proved to be actually just a minor update, now we have great news for all droid users out there: enters Android 4.4 KitKat, the next iteration of the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Everybody thought that the next version of the Android OS will be 5.0 Key Lime Pie, there were countless rumors about the issue. But Google surprised us all today, wh...

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Here Comes a Prototype Picture of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Here Comes a Prototype Picture of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Samsung is preparing to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch these days, on Wednedsay, September 4, to be more precise, at the pre-IFA media event that takes place in Berlin. Ever since the word got out about such a device coming from Samsung, everybody’s been speculating about how is it going to look and about its list of specifications. Well, when it comes to design, the curtain has been partially pulled, as a developer allow...

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Liquid S2, the first Smartphone Capable of Recording 4K Video Announced by Acer

Liquid S2, the first Smartphone Capable of Recording 4K Video Announced by Acer The Acer Liquid S2 was announced officially today by the Taiwanese company and it will be presented at IFA 2013. This Android running smartphone stands out from the crowd with its 4k video recording capability, being the first device of this kind. The 4K means that the Liquid S2 is capable of recording video clips in a massive 3,840 pixels x 2,160  pixels resolution, almost twice the resolution of 1080p HD. Along with this huge resolut...

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Google, Facebook and Twitter are “Snooping” Through Your Private Emails Test Finds

Google, Facebook and Twitter are “Snooping” Through Your Private Emails Test Finds According to a confidentiality test result performed by High Tech Bridge, big corporations like Google, Facebook or Twitter failed to understand that Internet users are not very happy with their private emails being intercepted and scanned. High Tech Bridge is a cyber security company based in Switzerland and decided to test the confidentiality for 50 of the biggest names in the IT world. From those 50, 6 failed the test, among these, gues...

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LG G Pad 8.3 Now Official, On Sale From October

LG G Pad 8.3 Now Official, On Sale From October Today, LG announced the arrival of their latest gadget that joins the G series, the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, a device that challenges the Apple’s iPad to an epic battle and threatens to snatch some precious marketshare from it. The LG representatives stated that the G Pad brings the first Full HD display on an 8-inch tablet and also revealed the full user specifications for their gadget, but not the price, unfortunately. We will just have to w...

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Alcatel One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini Ready to Go

Alcatel One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini Ready to Go Surely you remember those times, many years ago, when Alcatel was one of the most successful mobile phone manufacturers, delivering some popular cell-phones such as the One-Touch series. Well, Alcatel is still alive and kicking and has recently revealed details about the launching of two new Android running smartphones for joining the Idol family, the Alcatel One Touch Idol S and One Touch Idol Mini, each being made for suiting different area...

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One More Reason to Choose Android vs iOS

One More Reason to Choose Android vs iOS If you're not a big fan of Big Brother and the NSA surveillance, you will be shocked to know that Apple sold out completely : a report from The Social Media reveals that Apple just created a new technology which will be used to switch off the smartphone's camera, the Wi-Fi and whatever else necessary when its user will enter in a "sensible" area. The new technology will broadcast a shutdown signal to all Apple products in the area, which w...

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Hugo Barra, Android’s VP Leaves Google for Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, Android’s VP Leaves Google for Xiaomi Google officials have just confirmed that one of their top executives, Hugo Barra, Android’s vice president of Product Management, is saying his good-byes to the company. Hugo Barra has been one of the most important representative figures for Google’s operating system, as he often appeared at Google’s annual developer conference or at press events from time to time – you surely know him, it’s that friendly looking guy that makes y...

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Samsung Galaxy Note III Will Be Able to Record Ultra High Definition Videos

Samsung Galaxy Note III Will Be Able to Record Ultra High Definition Videos With less than two weeks left until the official release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III phablet at IFA 2013 on September the 4'th, rumors are abundant and more specific. The latest hear-say about the Samsung Galaxy Note III is about its amazing video recording capabilities. Since it is expected for the Galaxy Note III to be available in two versions, one running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (most probably this version will make like 90% ...

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Confirmed by Official, To Be Released on September 4′th

Samsung Galaxy Gear Confirmed by Official, To Be Released on September 4′th Good news for all the tech maniacs out there, because today we have an official announcement from Samsung's Mobile division vice president, Lee Young-hee about the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch to be released at IFA 2013, on September the 4'th. The normal modus-operandi for Samsung is to keep absolutely quiet when releasing a new gadget and they like to let tech bloggers to fuel the rumor mill until the last moment. It's a nice marketing strategy...

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The Chargeall Kiosk Lets You Charge Your Devices While You’re on the Go

The Chargeall Kiosk Lets You Charge Your Devices While You’re on the Go Charging your smartphone, tablet or gadget is a daily occurrence for most of us, and depending on where you live you may have already witnessed the wonders of a charging station. The ChargeAll kiosk looks to be the crème del a crème of charging setups, and the futuristic setup is looking to set up shop on a campus, store or business near you. The ChargeAll kiosk is basically a big locker with bins where folks can store & charge their dev...

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Gridiron Thunder Set to Bring Arcade Style Football to the Ouya

Gridiron Thunder Set to Bring Arcade Style Football to the Ouya If 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 mobile devices. Gridiron Thunder is set to be more than your typical football fare. For starters, ...

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