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Moto X phone sign-up page goes live on Motorola’s website

Motorola has published a Moto X phone sign up page on its website, although the device is not yet officially listed. By signing up for more information, you’ll make sure you receive more Moto X info via email, once Motorola is ready to reveal more details about the handset. But that’s pretty mu...

No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning’s new Gorilla Glass

Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack disp...

Galaxy S4 Active root app available from famous iPhone jailbreak hacker Geohot

Famous iPhone (and Sony PlayStation) jailbreaker Geohot has already rooted the recently released Galaxy S4 Active rugged phone. Moreover, he provided an app which any Galaxy S4 Active owner can use to root his or her device without hassle. Naturally, we’ll remind you that we don’t advise you to...

Sick of the “bloatware” on the Galaxy S4? TrulyClean can help

Ranging from potentially useful apps like Facebook, to apps from the manufacturer’s marketing partners, to obscure apps that users have no idea what to do with, bloatware takes up precious storage space, fills up app drawers, and some say, even affects the performance of the device. And the worst...

Purported HTC One Max (T6) and HTC One Mini sightings keep coming in

HTC One It’s not news anymore that HTC is expected to launch two additional handsets part of the One line, a smaller HTC One Mini smartphone to take on all the mid-range minis from the competition, and a HTC One Max flagship device to compete against supersized smartphones, but the devices hav...

Moto X to feature standalone language processing and context awareness chips, and more rumors

TechCocktail/Flickr The rumor mill has churned out a variety of stories, often vague and contradicting, about the Moto X, also known at one point as the X Phone. However, as Motorola begins to lift the veil on its groundbreaking new device, it turns out that at least some of the rumors that seemed...

Intel BayTrail benchmark dominates ARM

Intel has been boasting about its mobile processor performance to handset manufactures recently, but it looks like the company wasn’t just blowing smoke when its CEO stated that its technology was superior to Qualcomm’s processors. The first benchmarks of Intel’s upcoming BayTrail processor h...

Barclays warns that HTC risks being drawn into a marketing war

HTC just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to the company’s finances. The British bank Barclays Plc has cut its estimate for HTC Corp’s earning throughout 2013, due to concerns that the smartphone manufacturer will have to spend more on marketing to combat the fierce competition curre...

Galaxy S4 mini AndroidPIT Photoshoot: Comparing it to the Galaxy S4

Finally, AndroidPIT has gotten their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the miniature S4 look-a-like that could. The wee-thing which is running on Android 4.2.2 and boasts a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display might not leave the S4 behind in the dust, but it's got a nice 1.7 GHZ dual core proc...

Many Samsung fans might still find certain things quite annoying about the manufacturer's user interface TouchWiz. Normally, you can open Google Search from pretty much anywhere in Android by pulling your finger upwards on the screen. In order to do this, the keys must be presented on the displ...

MediaTek looks to be working on an octo-core processor

MediaTek seems to be really cranking up its pressure on the high-end processor manufactures, and the news that the company is working on its own eight core processor confirms that MediaTek is just interested in peak performance as much as it is budget technologies. First news of the octo-core chip ...

Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S4s in two months (that’s 228 per minute)

Recently, Samsung has been plagued by a series of reports that questioned the market performance of its flagship Galaxy S4. Worried about a looming slowdown, a number of brokerage houses cut their estimates causing Samsung’s stock value to plummet in the past few weeks. Investors might regain som...

Report: LG G2 will be the first smartphone with 3GB of RAM, followed by the Note 3

The LG G2, the successor to the Optimus G2, shapes up to be one beast of a phone. The new Snapdragon 800 version of the Galaxy S4 stole a bit of its limelight by being the world’s first LTE-Advanced device, but LG will still have one “first” to boast about – the world’s first phone with 3...

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 ...

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 D...

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...

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. So...

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 pret...

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 yo...

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 a...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 an...

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...

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 ack...

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...

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...

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