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dark web reaper drone

The Dark Web is very similar to  the Dark Side of the Force, or a box of dark chocolate cookies. By that I mean, you'll never know what you're going to get. Joke aside, we just learned from Recorded Future, a cyber-crime hound, that a hacker tried to sell classified intel detailing tech specs of th...

google fine EU

Google faces a huge $2.8 billion fine, as the EU alleges the tech giant "abused the dominance of its Android operating system for mobile phones.". As WSJ reports: The EU has alleged that Google strong-arms phone makers into pre-installing Google Search and the company's Chrome internet...

google phone app

If you're an Android user, your smartphone will be better than ever starting from, well, now, thanks to the new Google Phone App. After a quick update via Play Store, you'll be able to send spam calls (like, from your ex girlfriend or something) directly to voicemail. Initially, the new feature was ...

samsung failure rates

If you're a Samsung smartphone owner or just a brand aficionado, today's news is quite worrying, as we just learned that Samsung-made phones had the highest failure rate as per Q1 of 2018. The worrisome data was revealed via a report issued by "State of Mobile Device Repair & Security",  via B...

facebook cnn infowars

The very fake news network CNN, to use President Trump's parlance, is now openly asking Facebook to ban Infowars from their platform. Previously, CNN lobbied YouTube for the same thing, i.e. to ban Alex Jones' channel, but they failed at that, fortunately. And I am saying fortunately because I am a ...

fortnite for android

If you're an Android aficionado, boy, do I have good news for you, as we just got word about Fortnite for Android getting launched on July 24. According to the game's developer, Tencent Games respectively (Via Twitter), 24 July may be the day when Fortnite for Android will take the world by storm. T...

xperia xa2 plus

Sony's mid-range droids XPeria XA2 and the Ultra have been with us since the start of the year, but now, the brand spanking new Xperia XA2 Plus has been announced officially. The new XA2 Plus is more like an upper middle ground droid, a tad different compared to the previous two, and the Japanese m...

facebook

According to a patent filled by world's biggest social media company back in November 2017, Facebook looks to profit off its users by tracking them in the real world using facial recognition technology. How does it work? Well, it's pretty simple: since we're uploading our lives on social media, incl...

cell phone radiation

All people, including tech companies, acknowledge that cell phone radiation is not a good thing for one's health, or at least that's the theory, because in practice, 9 out of 10 popular smartphones are far above legal safety limits with regard to the aforementioned issue. This is the result of a ver...

Tourist sentenced to eight years for FACEBOOK post against Egypt

A Lebanese tourist was sentenced to 8 years in jail for a social media post against Egypt. Mona el-Mazboh was arrested last month , after she posted a video-clip on Facebook, complaining of conditions and sexual harassment in Egypt. Last Saturday, a Cairo court sentenced her to 8 years in prison. ...

best smartphone commercials

Another week has come to pass, and I've decided to have some fun, hence here are some of the best smartphone commercials of all time. To begin with, since we're an Android related website, here's an add from 2009, the year of the Droid so to speak. Back in 2009, Google, Verizon and Motorola joined f...

twitter

According to a report via WaPo, Twitter is frantically purging fake accounts, with more than 70 million already deleted from one of the world's most popular social media platforms. The Twitter crackdown is aimed at removing "malicious activity" (read Russian bots and similar stuff) from its platform...

facial recognition technology

There's a Polish psychologist and data scientist out there in the wild, a guy named Michal Kosinski (born in Warsaw), who claims that AI (artificial intelligence, as opposed to natural stupidity) is already able (and willing) to tell about one's politics and sexuality by using facial recognition so...

Galaxy S10

The new rumor of the Galaxy S10, Beyond0 uses side fingerprints, Beyond1 and Beyond2 use screen fingerprints. And Beyond0 and Beyond1 are dual cameras, and Beyond2 is three cameras. — Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 6, 2018 As the tweet reads, the Korean tech giant is set to provide its ...

Nokia 5.1 Plus

For whatever strange reason, the Finnish company HMD that's responsible for reviving the Nokia brand, chose to first launch their latest mid-range droid, the Nokia 5.1 Plus respectively, in China of all places. This is a very interesting marketing strategy, considering how huge (and overcrowded ...

Old School RuneScape 

If you're not a gaming aficionado, Old School RuneScape might not ring a bell. However, for old-school die-hard fans, today's news is as good as it gets, as we just got word that Old School RuneScape got available via a beta release on Android, whilst testing for the mobile version of RuneScape 3 is...

Pokemon Quest

I already told you about Pokemon Quest in one of my previous articles, and today's news is that since its launching a week ago, this game made a cool 3 million bucks for Nintendo, and it has been downloaded 3.5 million times. Pretty nice figures for a week's work, don't you think? Before you ask, we...

Asphalt 9: Legends

It's a known and  indisputable fact that Asphalt 9: Legends is about to hit Android platforms at some point this summer, hence if you're a gaming aficionado, today's article is good news: even if the game is not ready yet for droid-heads, beta or otherwise, you can still pre-register on Google Play...

google

According to an article from the Wall Street Journal,  one of Google's many dirty secrets is that it allows application developers to sift through users Gmail addresses. Basically, Google allows third parties to read your email. There's no other way to describe it. Software developers were allowed...

google android console

World's biggest and most powerful company in human history, and by that I mean Google, has decided to enter the video game wars, as it announced a soon-to-become-reality new gaming console and streaming service. So, it appears like Google wants a piece of that gaming dollar too, and that's to be exp...

YouTube Picture in Picture

If you're an Android user and a YouTube aficionado, as expected from one reading this website, the good news is that the Android version of the app now offers an awesome picture-in-picture mode, and I am obviously talking about YouTube Picture in Picture (PiP), for all of us "peasants" out there. Tr...

huawei

In case you did not know it yet, Huawei is a Chinese tech-giant, a huge multinational company that ranked 83rd last year on Fortune Global 500 list. Just to get the general idea, this is the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer and the 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer after S...

Office for Android

Microsoft Office for Android is getting tons of new and cool features in July, as per the company's official announcement.  Okay, I am exaggerating a little bit, for dramatic effect. I meant, Office for Android is getting a few new cool features. Better now? Moving along with the story, even if Mic...

Which Are the Top Android Apps in South Africa?

According to Vodacom's data, Android dominates South African market with 72% of their users using this operating system. Android owes this success to more affordable devices in comparison to the runner up iOS. The leading android and overall phone brand is Samsung. We should note that South African ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The official launching date of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 beast was confirmed for August 9, but today we just got word about its main specs and features. Ain't internet grand folks? The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was leaked due to the famous industry insider/tipster/troll extraordinaire Eldar M...

Instagram Lite

I don't know about you, but I had a big grin on my face at the news of Instagram Lite rolling on Google Play. I mean, every Facebook-made piece of software on my droid is in its "lite" version, for obvious reasons: I don't like bloated software and I'm not the kind of guy constantly pecking at his s...

Nokia 9

According to the latest rumors and/or leaks, the upcoming flagship Nokia 9, which will most probably run on stock Android (9.0 P out of the box) of course, is about to be revealed to the world at IFA 2018. Until that day, here's what we learned so far: since the Nokia brand was resurrected by the go...

Pokemon Quest

If you're a fan of the "Pokemon Universe", well, the good news of the day is that you can now play Pokemon Quest for free. What does it mean? To begin with, this game is aimed at Pokemon lovers who enjoy staying indoors. Basically, if it's cold or rainy outside, or you're just not in the mood for c...

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