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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...

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 ...

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 w...

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 ...

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./ ...

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 s...

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)...

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,...

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 ...

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 - clic...

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 fig...

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 smartwa...

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