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Facebook Home updated with app dock, Android app gets new features

Facebook Home updated with app dock, Android app gets new features Facebook for Android and Facebook Home have both received updates that bring some useful improvements.First of all, the Facebook Android app now offers you the ability to change who can view one of your updates, be it a photo or status change. This can be quite useful, should you decide that you don’t want your boss to see where you’ve been out last night and why you’re tired.You can also add more photos to a single message you&...

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Sprint announces upcoming LG Optimus F3 availability, LTE for $29.99 on contract

Sprint announces upcoming LG Optimus F3 availability, LTE for $29.99 on contract Some people would prefer a smartphone without all the bells, whistles, and expense that come with some of the higher-end models. Sprint now has an answer for those folks:  the carrier announced today the upcoming availability of the LG Optimus F3, a $29.99 (after a 2-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate) phone compatible with the Now Network’s LTE towers. That’s the cheapest 4G LTE phone Sprint’s offered yet.The specs are, as you might exp...

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iOS users spend 20% more of their time using apps compared to Android users

iOS users spend 20% more of their time using apps compared to Android users Since Android is winning the race for device market share, analysts and CEOs alike have turned their attention to other aspects of the battle between iOS and Android. There are of course a whole range of different ways to measure market share and user satisfaction including looking at market share in different countries, across different demographics and according to the relative wealth of the purchasers. Another way is to look at how much peopl...

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Hov Set to Ink 20 Million Dollar Deal With Samsung

Hov Set to Ink 20 Million Dollar Deal With Samsung According to the Huffington Post, rapper/mogul, Jay-Z is reportedly about to ink a deal with Samsung mobile which would see the smartphone giant teaming up with the rapper on various projects Jay-Z''s deal with Samsung set to be worth about $20 million / ...

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Google Sees Funny Faces As Future Passwords

Google Sees Funny Faces As Future Passwords The Three Stooges would've had foolproof funny faces. Remember the good old days when all you needed to remember was a single password? That's because in the early days of the Internet, you had at most a couple of e-mail accounts to look after. There was no Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to sign in to, and neither do you have accounts for Dropbox, online banking sites and a slew of other online services. With different sites having diffe...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging accessories now available for total of $90

Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charging accessories now available for total of $90 Samsung has been very busy over the past few weeks with its flagship Android handset, the Galaxy S4. Earlier this week, it even introduced a brand new version of the same device, a model that’s meant to be used by people who need a tough, long-lasting handset. Today, Samsung is moving to make sure Galaxy S4 owners are satisfied yet again with the addition of official wireless charging accessories to its very own online store.The official G...

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Light Flow LED Version 3.8 Adds Support For NinjaSMS, More Hangout Types, Fixes CyanogenMod Bugs

Light Flow LED Version 3.8 Adds Support For NinjaSMS, More Hangout Types, Fixes CyanogenMod Bugs Light Flow is the kind of app that best showcases Android's sensibilities: esoteric, amazingly customizable, and downright impossible on other platforms. The popular notification manager for devices with LED indicator lights has just had a big update to version 3.8, most notably bringing support for the popular NinjaSMS texting app. NinjaSMS users, make sure you're running the latest version of both apps, and enable Light Flow in the settings men...

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Spinpod: take panoramic pictures and record motion time-lapse videos like a pro [Kickstarter]

Spinpod: take panoramic pictures and record motion time-lapse videos like a pro [Kickstarter] A new Kickstarter project aims to help amateur photographers take better panoramic pictures and record great motion time-lapse videos with the use of a simple and highly portable accessory that fits a variety of smartphones and cameras.Spinpod is the name of this particular creation that needs to raise $75,000 by July 1 to enter mass-production. As you’ll notice in the video below, the circular device is meant to work with Android handsets, iPh...

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Smart clothes that speak to your mobile devices? No it’s not Sci-Fi, OMsignal makes it possible

Smart clothes that speak to your mobile devices? No it’s not Sci-Fi, OMsignal makes it possible Ladies and gentleman, the era of wearable technology is here, ready or not! While currently in its infancy, wearable technology already exist in various forms from wristbands, to watches or even tattoos. Then of course there is Google’s own highly ambitious Glass headware.So what’s next for wearable tech? Imagine bio-sensing, smart clothes that can collect important information and communicate it back to your mobile devices. This might ...

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Gameloft teases Modern Combat 5 with new trailer

Gameloft teases Modern Combat 5 with new trailer Another year, another Modern Combat version, this time set in Europe. Mobile app developer Gameloft released a teaser trailer today for Modern Combat 5, the latest entry in the company’s ever-popular first-person shooter series. From the looks of the video, players will have an entirely new environment in which to cause carnage: the quiet canals and sleepy cafes of an ancient Italian city.Graphical fidelity has always been a focus of Modern Com...

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HTC launches T-Mobile exclusive HTC One Trade Up program

HTC launches T-Mobile exclusive HTC One Trade Up program If you’re in the market for an HTC One and have been considering T-Mobile as your service provider, then we have some very good news for you. HTC has paired up with T-Mobile to offer a trade in service to allow you to swap your old smartphone for cash when purchasing the HTC One from T-Mobile.The program will run from June 5 to June 9 and will get you up to $300 cash, with a guaranteed $100 in your pocket. There are a few rules. You’ll need ...

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Want Google Fiber? The Fiber team tells us how to get it!

Want Google Fiber? The Fiber team tells us how to get it! One gigabit of download speed. It’s easy to talk about, but not easily conceived. We can read all the stats and data we like, but until it’s experienced, none of it really makes sense.So, how can we actually experience Fiber? Building a fiber optic network is a huge task, so how does Google accomplish it all? More importantly, we want to know how we can get it in our cities. We recently had a chat with the Fiber team, to ask all of our Fiber-...

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Evernote gets a new update, adds custom reminders

Evernote gets a new update, adds custom reminders Two weeks ago, Evernote added reminders for its iOS, Mac and web apps – but no such luck for Android. If you were waiting patiently to try out reminders on Evernote for Android, your day has come. Evernote 5.1 is now available via Google Play.So how do the reminders work? The new update places a small alarm icon above each note, making it easy to create custom reminders. There is also a pop-up screen that lets you choose the date/time and ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 gets software update: storage increase and more

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets software update: storage increase and more It was a noticeable problem with the Samsung Galaxy S4: internal storage was limited and almost half of it was gobbled up before you even got to install anything on the device. An update has rolled out for the Galaxy S4 that brings with it some enhancements and stability fixes with it. ...

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Why is the NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily?

Why is the NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily? Every call, every day.That is the “metadata” the NSA asks of Verizon. Through a court order, which was obtained by The Guardian, Verizon must turn over all telephony records, in their entirety, to the NSA. There is no discrimination, or noted target. There is no geography the NSA is interested in, nor is there any specific reason given for why the information is wanted. Plain and simple, the US Foreign Service Intelligence Court has ordered V...

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Is Asus On To Something Big With Transformer Book Trio?

Is Asus On To Something Big With Transformer Book Trio? Asus has announced the new Transformer Book Trio which is a tablet/laptop/desktop device that runs both Windows and Android. The device can be used as an Andorid tablet, it can also be plugged into a keyboard dock turning it into a laptop and can also be plugged into a computer dock which transforms it into a desktop as well. Transformer Book Trio Is Able to Run Both Windows and Android / ...

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Today Only: Get a free lifetime license for security app, Cerberus

Today Only: Get a free lifetime license for security app, Cerberus For those of you that don’t have any type of mobile security app on your Android device, you should probably think about getting some kind of protection. After all, it’s nice to a little bit of recourse if your phone gets stolen, such as being able to SIM-lock your device, remote wipe it or even possibly track it.Of course many of these apps aren’t free, though they are probably still worth the cash. Absolutely looking for a free secur...

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Sony Mobile Munich event apparently set for June 25, is the rumored 6.44-inch Xperia Togari coming?

Sony Mobile Munich event apparently set for June 25, is the rumored 6.44-inch Xperia Togari coming? Sony appears to have a media event scheduled for late June in Munich, although it’s not yet known what the company wants to unveil.According to German Android News Blog, Sony Mobile Communication Germany has issued press invites for June 25, but we can only speculate on what the company will unveil.The invitation below asks the readers if they want more and tells them that it’s time for the next step, with a first view into the future being u...

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NVIDIA showcases pure Android experience on SHIELD

NVIDIA showcases pure Android experience on SHIELD With the public release of NVIDIA’s SHIELD just around the corner the company has added a new video to its YouTube channel showcasing the Android side of the gaming console. In case you have been living on Mars for the last few weeks and don’t know about SHIELD, it is NVIDIA’s Android based portable gaming device powered by the TEGRA 4 quad-core Cortex-A15 processor.Since the device includes a 5 inch 720p touch screen it is poss...

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Some Android Smartphones Will Have BBM Preinstalled

Some Android Smartphones Will Have BBM Preinstalled I know, we are here a bunch of Android and Android apps lovers, but this news story seems pretty interesting, as RIM announced a few days ago that it will make available to Android users its very popular BBM (BlackBerry messenger). The BlackBerry messenger also known as BBM will be ready to go out of the box on some Android running smart phones and, horribile dictu, even for iPhone users. The Canadians are aiming high, hoping that with this sm...

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Deus Ex The Fall coming to Android, date not yet announced (video)

Deus Ex The Fall coming to Android, date not yet announced (video) Deus Ex The Fall, the first foray of the series into the mobile realm, will be available for iOS this summer, with an Android version also coming.According to an article on the Deus Ex website, the game is coming to the iPad and iPhone in the following months, with an Android version also planned, “but no timing confirmed” for it. Why a developer would choose not to make a game available on the most important mobile platform, with Goo...

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Match your way to the Top of the Food Chain in Zoolicious from Nobu Games

Match your way to the Top of the Food Chain in Zoolicious from Nobu Games Every once in a while we come across a matching game that does things a bit differently. Zoolicious puts an animal themed spin on things as you match animals to food and try to work your way up the food chain. Some games put you to work matching jewels or other objects, but Zoolicious doesn’t take that tired old approach. The goal of the game is to feed hungry animals, and you’ll do this by drawing a path from the animal to the type of food ...

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Samsung's Sales Beats Apple's in the US in May For the First Time since iPhone 5 was Released

Samsung's Sales Beats Apple's in the US in May For the First Time since iPhone 5 was Released Business Insider reported this morning an interesting fact, that Samsung sold more Android running smart phones in the US market than Apple in the month of May, for the first time since the iPhone 5 was introduced. This is an important victory for Android and especially for Samsung, beating Apple on their on turf. It is well known that North America is the playing ground for Apple, or at least it used to be. The data was released by an analyst...

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Patents are killing innovation, and Obama wants change

Patents are killing innovation, and Obama wants change Patent lawsuits are a weary subject. It seems that we can’t go a week without hearing about one legal challenge or another. It’s an issue which affects a lot of businesses, especially in the U.S., but the mobile technology industry is undoubtedly the most unpleasant.As far as mobile technology goes, One of the most recent cases resulted in a U.S. import ban on AT&T iPhone 4′s for infringing on Samsung’s CDMA communication pate...

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UPDATE: Blackberry Messenger coming to your Android this summer

UPDATE: Blackberry Messenger coming to your Android this summer Hot off the heels of the BlackBerry Live developer's conference that happened today a version of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS has been announced. Later this summer, the new service will be offered free of charge. BBM for Android! / ...

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Galaxy S4 software update rolling out to GT-I9505 version, report says

Galaxy S4 software update rolling out to GT-I9505 version, report says Samsung is apparently ready to roll out a software update for its Galaxy S4 flagship in order to address certain concerns raised by buyers and improve certain features of the handset.Initially, the update will be rolled out to the Snapdragon 600 version of the handset (GT-I9505), but it will come eventually to the Exynos 5 Octa model as well (GT-I9500).Here’s what the software update will have to offer, at least according to Sam Mobile:New Came...

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AMD wants to get into Android and Chrome. Literally.

AMD wants to get into Android and Chrome. Literally. At a Computex conference, Senior Vice President of AMD Lisa Su said “We are very committed to Windows 8; we think it’s a great operating system, but we also see a market for Android and Chrome developing as well”. This could bode well for mobile tech fans, as AMD processors can pack a punch.Fortunately, this is not AMD’s first foray into mobile technology. They had processors in Windows tablets at one point, but those were poorly rece...

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LG Optimus F7 available to buy at U.S. Cellular

LG Optimus F7 available to buy at U.S. Cellular The LG Optimus F7 is the latest addition to U.S. Cellular’s smartphone lineup and, if you’re looking for a mid-range smartphone with good specs, this one may be right up your alley.The device has been introduced in February, along with the LG Optimus F5, and now you can purchase it from U.S. Cellular. The price at which you can make it yours is $99.99, provided you get it with a new two-year contract with the carrier. The same price a...

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