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Beware of Android Apps Containing Malware Used To Mine Crytpocurrencies

Beware of Android Apps Containing Malware Used To Mine Crytpocurrencies Android Apps Containing Malware According to Trend Micro, a Cyber Security company, millions of Android apps were downloaded, containing malware used to mine virtual coins, such as Dogecoin, Casinocoin and Litecoin. Some of those apps were actually downloaded from the Google Play Store and they contained a hidden mining code inside; when installed, the apps started the mining process, draining the smartphone's battery very fast, according t...

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XBox One vs. PS4: Who Won Black Friday?

XBox One vs. PS4: Who Won Black Friday? Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation gaming consoles are already traditional enemies, even if Microsoft is relatively new in this business, when compared to the Japanese giant.  Sony was the king of home entertainment since like forever and PlayStation achieved an iconic status among gaming enthusiasts. Just to make a point, Sony revealed their first PlayStation in 1994 while Microsoft hit the markets with the Xbox in 2001. But, th...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumored to Be Available Starting from Q1 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumored to Be Available Starting from Q1 2014 According to the Korean news site ETNews, Samsung is working relentlessly on their new Android flagship, the Galaxy S5. According to industry insiders, Samsung is already preparing its  assembly lines for the new smart device, which is rumored to begin mass production starting from January 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to hit the shelves worldwide from February or March of 2014. The new flagship from the world's biggest mobile p...

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Video Playback Performance Decreased in Android 4.4 KitKat

Video Playback Performance Decreased  in Android 4.4 KitKat The latest version of Google's mobile Operating System, Android 4.4 KitKat, was expected like the second coming or something.  Google "pwomised, mr. Frodo" a significant increase in the overall performance of the OS, yet I have some bad news for you : even if the claim about a  performance boost in your updated Android device is somehow true , well, when it turns to video-playback performance, guess what : Android 4.4 KitKat fails to impr...

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Moto G Available Now on Amazon on Pre-Order

Moto G Available Now on Amazon on Pre-Order Great news for Android lovers everywhere, because Black Friday brings us the budget-friendly Motorola G, now available on pre-order on Amazon.com. If you place your order now on Amazon, you will receive your Moto G smartphone just in time for Christmas. Motorola promised solemnly that they will start shipping the Android smartphone starting from December the 6'th. Talking about the price-tag of the device, the Motorola G is available for $...

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Great New Tool For Finding Android Apps

Great New Tool For Finding Android Apps There are thousands of apps in the Google play market. Sometimes finding the best apps is quite a daunting task. Its also very hard to find honest android app ratings and reviews. There is a new site out there that makes it very easy to find, rate, and review your favorite android apps in the market. AndroidAppRatings.com was created by android developers to better help android app users find the best apps out there. Going through the Google P...

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Candy Crush Game Tips & Hints

Candy Crush Game Tips & Hints Candy Crush has rapidly become one of the most popular mobile games ever created. It features hundreds of levels of fun and is quite an addicting game. Many people wastes hours a day playing Candy Crush. Well, there is now a website out there that can help you beat those hellish levels you aren't able to get passed. Candy Crush Tips is a website that brings you the best tips and tricks on how to beat each level on Candy Crush. Many people are una...

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Is Here

Samsung Galaxy Gear Is Here The world of gadgets has welcomed a lot of intriguing devices lately, some of them being the smartwatches, some little tech-fellows that hope and promise to make your life easier. And they do a pretty good job, actually. As an example, see what the Samsung Galaxy Gear has to offer and find out if it’s capable of improving your life and deserves to be bought. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is an Android based smartwatch that is currently compatibl...

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Android Games Vending Machines Rolling in Tokyo

Android Games Vending Machines Rolling in Tokyo In Japan (obviously), they have vending machines for everything, ranging from worn underwear(yes, you read that correctly, those Japanese dudes are weird) to, breaking news, Android Games! Yes, now you can buy Android Games from Vending Machines, only in Japan! You can't get more retro and true than that, mark my words. Don't even try. So, riding the wave of trendiness and the cult for vending machines, the good people from Google Japan...

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Nexus 5 Specs Leaked

Nexus 5 Specs Leaked I’m sure that all you techies out there are clued up about the apparition of a new Nexus version, to be more specific, the LG made Nexus 5. Well, the fellows from Myce.com just revealed that they have spotted a 10 MB log file of Android KitKat running on a Nexus 5. Searching through its 133,000 lines was fruitful, as some internal specifications for the new lovechild of Google and LG were confirmed. Of course, the findings don’t really b...

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LG G Pro Lite Dual Leaks Reveal Stylus and Low End Screen/Chipset

LG G Pro Lite Dual Leaks Reveal Stylus and Low End Screen/Chipset According to some rumors, the LG Optimus G Pro is expected to have a similar version launched, I’m talking about the LG G Pro Lite Dual, which sports dual-SIM support and features some downgraded specifications. The new version comes with almost the same measurements as its sibling, standing at 150.2 x 76.9 x 9.5 mm, being slightly thicker and wider, but it’s kind of physically impossible to notice the difference with the naked eye. The...

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Sony Reveals 2 New Android Walkman Players :the ZX 1 and the F880

Sony Reveals 2 New Android Walkman Players :the  ZX 1 and the F880 Whenever you think that your iPod is cool, the alfa and omega like, you're forgetting one basic fact : before Apple and the iPod "revolution", the Sony Walkman ruled the world! I remember those cassette player Sony Walkmans since the 90's, yes, I am that old folks. And the first Walkman was invented back in 1978, when Steve Jobs was still thinking about what to steal from other companies. Strike that, I meant innovate. The Sony Walkman ...

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Dolphin Browser for Android Now Available in Beta Version

Dolphin Browser for Android Now Available in Beta Version If you're not happy with your default Android browser, now you can take a look  at the new Dolphin Browser for Android, available for beta-testers in the Google Play Store. So, if your current Android browser doesn't offer enough features or shortcuts you're expecting for your smart device, you can take a look at Chrome, Firefox  or the Dolphin Browser, all of them available in beta versions in the Google Play Store. But, with the Dol...

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The NSA & Comp Can Remotely Access Your PC Even When Turned Off or Offline

The NSA & Comp Can Remotely Access Your PC Even When Turned Off or Offline I bet you did not know that, but the NSA and/or any other Government agency can get remote access over your computer, even when turned off. How about that? By remote access I mean that your privacy is zero, even if you're not connected to the internet or you have your hard drive encrypted. It doesn't matter. The Intel Core vPro CPU comes with a backdoor built in, as it contains a secret 3G chip that basically allows a third party to acc...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Hits the World, Launched Simultaneously in Over 58 Countries

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Hits the World, Launched Simultaneously in Over 58 Countries Great news for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 fans everywhere because today Samsung launched its long expected phablet, the Note 3, worldwide, in over 58 countries. The Note 3 is going to be shipped today, unlocked, and it is expected to be available in the mobile carriers offer in the days to come.  This latest gizmo in the Samsung's phablet line-up will be available in 58 countries initially and by the end of the year another 82 countries wi...

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You Should Avoid the Fake Grand Theft Auto 5 Android App as It May Contain Malware

You Should Avoid the Fake Grand Theft Auto 5 Android App as It May Contain Malware If you're an Android user, fair warning : you should avoid downloading and installing the Grand Theft Auto 5 app as it may be very dangerous for your device. That, of course, if you're not 100% absolutely sure that this is the "real thing", so pay extra attention folks. You must be aware that there may be thousands of Rockstar's iFruit app imitations on Google Play Store and they are all containing malware. This strategy of hijacking legit...

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Oppo N1 Launched Officially in Beijing, China

Oppo N1 Launched Officially in Beijing, China Yesterday, in Beijing, Oppo has made an official announcement about the release of their latest high-end smartphone, the Oppo N1, which comes as the result of the collaboration between the Chinese manufacturer and Cyanogen, a company known for designing Android-based software. The N1 flagship stands at 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm and has a reasonable weight of 213grams (given its size, you can’t really argue about it). The phablet is home for a la...

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The New LG Vu 3 is Finally Here, Sports a 4:3 Screen and Snapdragon 800 SoC

The New LG Vu 3 is Finally Here, Sports a 4:3 Screen and Snapdragon 800 SoC LG has just made an official announcement regarding its latest and greatest phablet, and if some of you have been expecting a successor for the Optimus Vu series, you’ll be a little surprised, as the new member of the Vu family isn’t an “Optimus” anymore, being simply the LG Vu 3. The new smartphone made by the Koreans doesn’t really resemble with its two older Vu brothers, as its body has rounded corners instead of angular ones, b...

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How to Turn Your Android Smartphone Into a Microscope With The Microphone Lens

How to Turn Your Android Smartphone Into a Microscope With The Microphone Lens I don't know about you, but I think that turning your Android running smartphone into a microscope is the coolest idea ever and now it can become reality, thanks to the Microphone Lens. I love to take macro pictures of insects and stuff, especially with a nice auto-focus camera (I always use my smartphone, I never owned a dedicated camera), and check out the fine details; the possibility of taking snapshots of viruses and bacterias is mind...

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Nokia Still Working on the Mountain View Android Prototype

Nokia Still Working on the Mountain View Android Prototype After the last week article from the New York Times, in which Nokia was revealed to be working on an Android device(the Mountain View project), as an alternative to their Microsoft running line of Lumia smartphones, now we just found out that Nokia didn't completely dropped the Android project, even if Microsoft's acquisition of their mobile business is imminent. As you probably know, Microsoft is about to buy Nokia's mobile phone business v...

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Free QuickOffice for Android Users plus 10 GB of Drive Storage

Free QuickOffice for Android Users plus 10 GB of Drive Storage Good news for Android users out there, because today Google announced in a blog post that you can now freely download QuickOffice for Android and iOS. This means, of course, that you can view and edit Microsoft Office documents, presentations, spreadsheets etc instantly, without having to pay for it. And that's as cool as it gets! The free QuickOffice for Android can be easily downloaded directly from Google Play store or, if you're on ...

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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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