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Google Says NO to Gmail Privacy

Google Says NO to Gmail Privacy If you're a Gmail user, the free webmail service from the tech giant, you should know one thing : you have zero privacy when you're sending or receiving emails, and that's what Google said officially. After the NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden explained how wide spread and how deep is the State's electronic surveillance in everything we do, over the internet and on our cell phones, now Gmail/Google  users must know for a fact that they c...

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SmartPhones Outsell Feature Phones for the First Time in History, Thanks to Android

SmartPhones Outsell Feature Phones for the First Time in History, Thanks to Android According to the latest data released by Gartner in Q2 of 2013, we are living historical times : for the first time ever, smartphones outsold "dumb phones", courtesy of Android Mobile. What can I say, achievement unlocked for Android, what's next? World Peace, obviously. Let's get serious and take a look at the graph: The worldwide sales figure for smartphones was 225 million devices, a huge 46.5% increase  from 2012. As you probably f...

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Samsung Unveils the Samsung Hennessy, a Dual Screen Android Flip Phone

Samsung Unveils the Samsung Hennessy, a Dual Screen Android Flip Phone Remember those old clamshell phones everyone used to run around with? You really don’t see many of them around these days, but that doesn’t mean they are gone. The Samsung Hennessy is proof of that, and it was just officially announced by Samsung China. The Samsung Hennessy isn’t your ordinary clamshell phone. Yes, it flips shut just like the old school phones did, but the Hennessy sports dual screens and dual sims. It may sound cool, bu...

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Google’s “Gaze” Patent Intended to Track Your Eyes Movement

Google’s “Gaze” Patent Intended to Track Your Eyes Movement We already know that Google is tracking everything you do online, from your shopping habits to where you go, what do you like, where do you live, if you have pets, what are your friends, basically Google is everywhere in your life. The only condition is to use their products, i.e. their omnipotent search engine (which is number 1 in the world by a landslide, despite the privacy issues revealed by the PRISM scandal), their Chrome browser, thei...

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Android Malware Can Infect Users Through Ad Networks

Android Malware Can Infect Users Through Ad Networks Android Malware is back in the news today, and this time it comes courtesy of the folks from the security firm Palo Alto Networks who have found a new flaw via mobile ad networks. Everyone knows what Malware is, and it can be delivered to your Android device in a number of sneaky ways. The latest is through mobile ad networks – you know all those big ads you’re asked to click on while you’re waiting on a level to load in a game? Those ar...

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NVIDIA Tegra Tab 7 Tablet Makes Appearance in Antutu Benchmark

NVIDIA Tegra Tab 7 Tablet Makes Appearance in Antutu Benchmark Once again, the well known Antutu benchmark reveals intimate details about the  NVIDIA Tegra Tab 7, the latest tablet rumored to be  manufactured in complete secrecy by the Santa Clara based company. Nvidia never mentioned anything officially about the Tegra Tab 7, yet, according to what we've seen today, the Tab 7 is as real as it gets. The rumor mill has it that Nvidia is working frantically on a 7 inches wide tablet, which will be nam...

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Amazon Preparing His Own Android Gaming Console?

Amazon Preparing His Own Android Gaming Console? According to anonymous sources (I just love this kind) cited by the Game Informer magazine, the retail giant Amazon is preparing for entering combat in the increasingly competitive market of Android gaming consoles with its own brand. So, those mysterious sources told Game Informer that Amazon Inc is working hard in developing its own Android powered console, that it is expected to hit the shelves until the end of the current year. This An...

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25 000 Smartphones Infected With Android Malware From Google Play

25 000 Smartphones Infected With Android Malware From Google Play Dr. Web, a Russian based internet security company just announced that over 25 000 smartphones got exposed to Android  malware after downloading infected apps from Google Play, and that's pretty sad folks. This is becoming the new trend in hacking, the creation of malware infected Android apps which are then uploaded to Google Play. The scheme works  well and it's increasingly present, because it is very difficult to detect these malicio...

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The Samsung Wallet Now Available for Specific Galaxy Devices in the US

The Samsung Wallet Now Available for Specific Galaxy Devices in the US Several companies have tried to put out e-wallets, but not many have been very successful. Remember Google Wallet? Samsung threw its hat into the ring a few months ago when they released the Beta version of Samsung Wallet in the U.S., and we’re pleased to report its finally left beta and is now available for a few select Samsung Devices. The Samsung Wallet is only similar to Google Wallet in name as the two serve totally different purposes. ...

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LG Reveals An Under $100 Android Smartphone, the LG L1 II

LG Reveals An Under $100 Android Smartphone, the LG L1 II The Koreans from LG Mobile just announced their latest soldier in the battle for winning the hearts and minds of Android lovers everywhere : the LG L1 II, a low end Android running smartphone, with a price tag of under $100. How about that? Obviously, given the price tag, don't expect miracles from this baby, because he's closely related to the previous lower bracket L3 and L3 II smartphones from LG. What does that mean? Well, the LG...

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Google Glass Will Be Available for $299 According To Analyst

Google Glass Will Be Available for $299 According To Analyst The Google Glass is one of the most sought after devices by geeks everywhere but unfortunately, even if you're one of the few chosen "Explorers", you will have to pay a hefty price tag of $1500 for one pair of Google's finest. Google's policy was to release the Glass in the wild in the hand of a few carefully selected "Explorers", who had to pay for the privilege and they were actually beta-testers of the device. If you ask me, that price ...

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At Last, the LG G2 is Here, Running on Snapdragon 800 as Advertised

At Last, the LG G2 is Here, Running on Snapdragon 800 as Advertised The latest flagship from the Koreans is now official, as the Optimus branding was abandoned, enters LG G2. Featuring a 5.2 inches wide screen, the LG G2 is a tad bigger than your regular flagship smartphone. But the resolution remained the same, at 1920x1080 pixels. The display panel is an IPS LCD with an impressive brightness measured at 450 nits. There is also some novelty to it, being advertised as using the Graphic RAM technology, wh...

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Droid World London 2013 Needs You!

Droid World London 2013 Needs You! Droid World London 2013 is an Android related Conference which will take place  at Earls Court 2,  between October 22-23 2013. This is where leading Android developers, along with  Android representatives and industry giants  like Google and Twitter will meet and discuss the challenges facing the Android  ecosystem. Even if Android is the most used mobile OS in the world, there are many problems for developers to overcome. This is w...

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Crossbar RRAM is the Future of Data Storage Technology

Crossbar RRAM is the Future of Data Storage Technology Crossbar is a high tech company based in Santa Clara, California, specialized in non volatile memory technologies, and they just announced what is to be the future in data storage, namely the Crossbar RRAM. Crossbar RRAM will revolutionize the way we store data, because it offers a huge amount of storage on a very tiny memory chip, also the data transfer speeds are blazing fast when compared to the current NAND technology. RRAM stands f...

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Google Reveals Android Device Manager, a Tool For Tracking Lost Android Devices

Google Reveals Android Device Manager, a Tool For Tracking Lost Android Devices For a long time now, Android users were lacking an "official" tool for locating their lost smartphones, but have no fear, because Google just announced their  Android Device Manager. Unlike Apple or Microsoft, Google failed to provide its users with complementary software for tracking their lost phones, at least until now. Google bragged that later this month, all Android users who are registered with a Google account will benefit from...

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Say Hello to HTC One Max

Say Hello to HTC One Max Almost a month ago there were rumors about a bigger version of the Taiwanese flagship HTC One, called HTC One Max. Max stands for super-size, because it was said to feature a huge six inches wide touchscreen. Also, it was said it will run on the Snapdragon 800 system on chip and it will be available in September, being the direct competitor of the legendary phablet Galaxy Note 3, from Samsung. Well, it seems that the rumors were true, b...

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FBI is Using the Dark Side of the Force for Turning Your Android Smartphone Into a Surveillance Device

FBI is Using the Dark Side of the Force for Turning Your Android Smartphone Into a Surveillance Device If you're a frequent visitor of Android-Apps.com it's a logical conclusion that you're using some sort of a smart device running on Android OS. But what you probably don't know is the fact that the FBI (and probably other Government agencies) is using your Android precious against you, without your knowledge and consent. This is not a conspiracy theory, just read along. It's now common knowledge that in the past,  FBI used black hat hacki...

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Have You Ever Heard About the Samsung Galaxy Folder?

Have You Ever Heard About the Samsung Galaxy Folder?   Well, how about a Samsung Galaxy Folder, running on Android and benefiting from the coolest form-factor in the world? I can't remember when I bought my last clamshell phone, I guess it was a Motorola V 635, right after a Motorola RAZR, that cool looking, aluminum made clamshell, the sexiest phone I ever owned. Nowadays, all smartphones look alike, actually they look like frying pans, they're all the same, inside-out. Really, exce...

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Motorola Moto X Finally Here, Made In The USA

Motorola Moto X Finally Here, Made In The USA   Born in the USA I was, screams Motorola Moto X. Finally, the love child of Google and Motorola was officially launched. This is the first smartphone built by Motorola under close supervision by Google, since the two companies merged. Actually, Google bought Motorola but "merged" sounds more like a love story. Anyway, the Motorola Moto X was long awaited by Motorola's fan base (some of them called it an iPhone killer, I call that ...

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Unholy Alliance : Microsoft Released Office Mobile 365 Android App

Unholy Alliance : Microsoft Released Office Mobile 365 Android App After last month's launching of the Office Mobile for iOS, now Microsoft released their Office Mobile Android App for Office 365, just in case you got bored with your free Office Suite provided by Google. If you choose to give Microsoft Office Mobile a try, you will be able to edit documents on your smartphone and also to synchronize them via SkyDrive, the free-of-charge file hosting service. In terms of design, as you can see fo...

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Rumors on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Rumors on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 There аrе rumоrѕ аbоut the Sаmѕung Galaxy Nоtе 3 аnd whаtеvеr information is available оn thiѕ рhоnе iѕ mere ѕресulаtiоn. Evеn the Sаmѕung Mobile is tight lipped, whеn questioned about thе release dаtе оf this Smаrtрhоnе. Iѕ it juѕt a Smаrtрhоnе that реорlе are wаiting fоr? Nо nоt аt аll. It hаѕ to bе mоrе than a Smаrtрhоnе, if it hаѕ tо fulfill uѕеrѕ demand. Display: Sa...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Pictures and Specs Leaked Again

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Pictures and Specs Leaked Again And then again, like a wild Snorlax, yet another rumor surfaces over the interwebz,  another epic story about the legendary Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This weird half smartphone half tablet thingy was so rumored in the last few months that I'm wondering if it will ever hit the shelves in my life time. Samsung's marketing department is playing with our nerves, teasing us to death, don't you think?   This time, we have images and some ...

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Chinese IT Giant Lenovo Banned by US State Department

Chinese IT Giant Lenovo Banned by US State Department You got that right, the US State Department just announced that all Lenovo-made personal computers/laptops/Android running devices, well, you name it, are not allowed anymore inside the secure US networks. Basically, Lenovo cannot supply anymore IT equipment for intelligence agencies in US and worldwide due to very serious concerns regarding their products being vulnerable to hacking. Along with the US State Department, the ban is in pl...

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World’s First True Octa Core Processor Revealed by Mediatek

World’s First  True Octa Core Processor Revealed by Mediatek Mediatek just made public its latest high end CPU, world's first True Octa Core Processor / SoC, that's an eight core  system on chip folks. I know, you may say that's nothing new, just remember Samsung's Exynos Octa, does it ring a bell Chris? Well, the system on chip marketed by Samsung Electronics as being an eight core CPU is actually a hybrid, made of 2 x quad core processors and it never runs full power. Samsung's eight core imple...

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Famous Japanese Poker Player Arrested for Distributing Android Malware

Famous Japanese Poker Player Arrested for Distributing Android Malware If you're a poker aficionado, you probably heard about Masaaki Kagawa, a celebrity poker player from Japan who won over $1.5 million in poker tournaments all around the world and apparently made himself a new career in distributing Android malware. Just a few days ago, Mr. Masaaki was arrested by the Japanese police under the suspicion that he helped distributing Android malware. This is a very serious accusation and it's pretty weird for ...

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Hackers Stole 160 Million Credit Cards in 7 Years from US Banks

Hackers Stole 160 Million Credit Cards in 7 Years from US Banks A group of computer hackers, four of them Russian nationals and an Ukrainian, were charged today in Newark by the US Attorney Paul Fishman for running a sophisticated scheme which allowed them to break into various computer networks and steal an impressive amount of credit cards numbers.Actually, this seems to be the worst case of credit card fraud in US history. The hackers were identified as  Vladimir Drinkman, Aleksander Kalinin, Roman...

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HTC One Mini gets the official treatment, specs, release date and pricing

HTC One Mini gets the official treatment, specs, release date and pricing HTC has officially joined Samsung in the mini segment of the smartphone market by way of officially announcing the HTC One Mini. Actually, the HTC One Mini has been the subject of leaks and rumours just before today. And true to what have been leaked, this handset sports a 4.3-inch display with 720p resolution. This should cater to users who prefer might over size as the HTC One Mini is pretty well equipped with specs and features that you will...

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Next Google Nexus 7 model on sale next week, $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB

Next Google Nexus 7 model on sale next week, $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB Well, what do we have here? The rumored successor to Google's highly successful Android tablet, Nexus 7 just got a juicy price leaks by way of retail inventory survey. According to the leaked documents, there will be two models of the new Nexus 7 - 16GB and 32GB models with $229 and $269 retail prices respectively. The document also indicated a quad-core processor for the Nexus 7 tablet but nothing more has been given. Earlier, it was rumored ...

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