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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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Nuns vs. Zombies in Twin Blades for Android

Nuns vs. Zombies in Twin Blades for Android We see our share of shooters here at Android-Apps, and there’s usually a few new ones released every day. Twin Blades is the latest shooter to get our attention with its manga style and medieval setting – it also involves a zombie killing nun which is something you don’t see every day. Twin Blades puts you in the shoes of a nun with a knack for killing zombies. The nun goes by the name of Sister Angelika, and she’s pretty handy with a bla...

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Play Store will overtake App Store in number of app installs by October

Play Store will overtake App Store in number of app installs by October According to a recent report regarding app market purchases, our beloved Android is set to become the most popular app platform in the world within the next few months.The data shows that Apple is just ahead in terms of the total number of apps ever downloaded, having just surpassed the impressive 50 billion mark. But Android is not far behind, currently sitting at around 48 billion app downloads from the Play Store. Including apps from Amazon’...

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Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft attending anti device theft conference

Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft attending anti device theft conference Image Credit: Photo West Midlands Police (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Cult of MacStealing smartphones may be a way of life for some people, and with the advance of technology, cashing in on a stolen device sold at half its listed price could be quite a deal. As recent reports show, cellphone theft in New York and various other cities from the United States has increased by almost 40% since last year.In order to prevent further theft increases and, hopefull...

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Combo Crew Review

Combo Crew Review We’ve seen some good fighting games over the past few years, but controls usually keep a good game from being great. That’s not the case with The Game Bakers Combo Crew as they’ve ditched all on-screen controls in favor of an intuitive swipe-based setup. It’s a new way to play an arcade brawler on a touch-screen device, and it works well as Combo Crew is one of the best beat ‘em ups we’ve played this year. Combo Crew is the tale of ...

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PSA: T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE now available

PSA: T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE now available The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE is now on sale, just as expected.The device, which made a Bluetooth SIG visit way back in December last year is now displayed on T-Mobile’s site. It costs $69.99, with 24 monthly payments of $20, but you can also purchase the device upfront for $549.99. The Galaxy S3 LTE, which will replace the old Galaxy S3 in T-Mobile’s  lineup, is only available in Marble White at the moment.The device can be...

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Galaxy S4 sales predicted to be lower than anticipated, despite strong performance so far

Galaxy S4 sales predicted to be lower than anticipated, despite strong performance so far Despite strong sales performance for the Galaxy S4 so far, it looks like the company, as well as some analysts expect the company to sell less units than initially believed.Galaxy S4 sales dropping?A new report from Barrons reveals that Susquehanna Financial Group has recently issued a Neutral rating on Broadcom stock and a Positive rating on Qualcomm and Maxim Integrated Products stock. Why are these companies important for the Galaxy S4? Well, ...

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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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Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 announced

Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 announced The 7-inch Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000  Jelly Bean tablets have become available. While their specs are not fantastic, these two slates make it up through some relatively affordable price tags. The IdeaTab A1000 costs $189, while the IdeaTab A3000 can be yours for $229.You may remember that both have been shown at Mobile World Congress 2013, with the A1000 making an FCC appearance not too long ago.Lenovo IdeaTab A1000The 7-inch IdeaTab A100...

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Galaxy S4 commercial “Quick Snooze” continues father and baby theme, is just as cute

Galaxy S4 commercial “Quick Snooze” continues father and baby theme, is just as cute The latest Samsung Galaxy S4 TV ad continues the father and baby theme from the “Swaddle Master” clip. And predictably, it’s just as cute.With Father’s Day upon us, Samsung seems to want to capitalize on the popular holiday by working on your emotional side. The new ad, called “Quick Snooze” is shorter than the previous one, clocking at a little over 30 seconds, and starring the same two characters, having some...

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Tired of flashing ROMs? Use Xposed Framework instead.

Tired of flashing ROMs? Use Xposed Framework instead. While flashing your ROM on your Android device is getting more prominent as more users jump over to the Android side of things, sometimes it's not always necessary to get the results that you want. Enter in Xposed Framework, allowing users to access a wide variety of tweaks for their devies without having to replace or install over your existing Android operating system. Easy and simple to install, Xposed Framework allows a wide variety o...

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