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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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Rumor: New Nexus 7 to launch in Taiwan at the end of July

Rumor: New Nexus 7 to launch in Taiwan at the end of July Nexus family – 2012 Nexus 7 on the rightA new rumor originating from Asia says that the new Nexus 7 tablet could be launched by the end of the month in Taiwan, with other markets to follow after that.Moreover, the 16GB version of the tablet is said to cost $229 (apparently with LTE support) while the 32GB model could cost as much as $299 (again, LTE support included).We’ll point out that it’s a bit difficult to see where this rumor real...

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Robin Rath of Pixel Press speaks to Android Authority about, well, Pixel Press!

Robin Rath of Pixel Press speaks to Android Authority about, well, Pixel Press! After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the Pixel Press team is hard at work, building out their new baby. Such a radically new concept begs a lot of focus from Robin Rath and his team at Pixel Press, but the upside is huge. We balk at calling it a game, because it’s so much more than that.For the uninitiated, Pixel Press allows us to take a drawing, scan it, then play it. With only a few swipes of our pencil on specially designed (and ...

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Android-powered Peloton Exercise Bike surpasses Kickstarter goal of $250,000

Android-powered Peloton Exercise Bike surpasses Kickstarter goal of $250,000 Want an ultra high-end exercise bike with a built-in tablet running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean? The folks at exercise equipment company Peloton think some people do, and their first product’s performance on Kickstarter has proven them right. At the time of this writing, the Peloton Exercise Bike project has accumulated more than $260,000 in funding, greater than the initial goal of $250,000 by a large margin.Peloton seems keenly aware that vanill...

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BLU Dash 4.5 smartphone runs stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, sells for $139 unlocked

BLU Dash 4.5 smartphone runs stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, sells for $139 unlocked The BLU Dash 4.5 is a smartphone running stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which happens to be available for only $139 unlocked and which it’s ready to ship, according to a fresh press release from the handset maker.At a time where we keep talking about smartphone prices, the BLU Dash 4.5 is certainly an interesting device. It may not have those high-end specs you expect from 2013 handsets or a high-end design, but it certainly looks like it can get...

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Samsung’s weird, new patent

Samsung’s weird, new patent (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)Did you check out the ASUS Padfone, and think the phone-in-a-tablet was a pretty cool design? A phone that slides into the back of a tablet could be the best of both worlds, or a complicated mess.Samsung seems to agree with Padfone fans, as they’ve recently acquired a patent for a similar product. The device, which you’ll see below (courtesy of Patent Bolt), is oddly shaped and seems to have minimal aesthetics. No fro...

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Crazy Taxi, Tiny Thief and Pacific Rim available in the Google Play Store

Crazy Taxi, Tiny Thief and Pacific Rim available in the Google Play Store Android users looking for new games should check out three new games that are now available in the Google Play Store including Crazy Taxi, Tiny Thief and Pacific Rim.Crazy TaxiWhether you have enjoyed playing Crazy Taxi on a different platform so far, or whether it’s the first time you hear about the game, you’ll certainly have a great time trying to act as a skilled taxi driver on your Android smartphone or tablet.You’ll have to get your c...

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Watch T-Mobile’s best Jump commercials here

Watch T-Mobile’s best Jump commercials here T-Mobile announced their “boldest move yet” yesterday. Dubbing the program “JUMP!”, T-Mobile is furthering their uncarrier plans by allowing customers to upgrade their device twice a year. Frankly, it’s an awesome way to attract customers, and it’s something that’s never been done before among the big four.Of course, they’re going to need to market this new program to really get the word out there, ...

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Root / Custom Roms: Odexed and Deodexed, what's the difference?

Root / Custom Roms: Odexed and Deodexed, what's the difference? For those interested in Custom ROMs and the modding scene, you've probably already heard of the terms ''odexed'', a characteristic of Android ROMs and ‘'deodexed'', an element known from custom ROMs. But what exactly hides behind these two terms and which advantages or even disadvantages does each one present? Well, let me explain... ...

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Sony Invites Press Out To September 4th Event

Sony Invites Press Out To September 4th Event Sony is set to launch its new flagship phone, the Honami, also known as the Sony i1. Rumours doing the rounds have said that this phone is set to pack in a 20 megapixel camera and Sony has designs for it to become the best Android cameraphone in the world. Press invites to its press conference on September 4th have already been sent out which leaves the electronics giant with ample time to build the buzz and hype around the launch. The Sony in...

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Chrome for Android updated, introduces full-screen tablet browsing and automatic page translation

Chrome for Android updated, introduces full-screen tablet browsing and automatic page translation Chrome for Android received a new update today, adding Google Translate functionality and full-screen tablet browsing to the mix. While these two features are the meat of the update, Chrome 28.0.1500.64 also brings us a new UI for RTL languages such as Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew. According to the Chrome team, you can also expect minor bug fixes and performance tweaks as well.Google Translate functionality has been present in the Chrome Beta sinc...

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Rovio Stars “Tiny Thief” now live on Google Play

Rovio Stars “Tiny Thief” now live on Google Play It seems not too long ago that Rovio burst through the scene with the release of Angry Birds and making it a worldwide phenomenon. Now, it seems they're changing the pace a bit and are taking off the developer hat for a bit and putting on the producer hat. Under their new publishing unit, Rovio Stars, they've released their latest title Tiny Thief. ...

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Moto X and HTC One release dates for Verizon reportedly leaked

Moto X and HTC One release dates for Verizon reportedly leaked A purported Verizon internal memo seems to indicate various details about some of the carrier’s plans for the coming months, including release dates for two highly anticipated devices such as the Moto X  and HTC One.Phone Arena has gotten its hands on the document below, which appears to be a roadmap for the following two months – we will note that these dates are yet to be official, so take them with the appropriate amount of salt.That ...

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Looking to take your Android photography skills to the next level? A new free e-book can help show you how

Looking to take your Android photography skills to the next level? A new free e-book can help show you how Today’s 8MP and 13MP smartphone cameras might not hold a candle to a DSLR or high-end P&S camera, but we’ve certainly come a long way in just a few short years.There was a time when you’d be insane to consider using your phone as your primary camera. Today the gap is certainly narrowing between mobile devices and dedicated cameras, enough that many folks will find their phone’s camera functionality meets their needs most of the ti...

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LG Nexus 5 To Arrive With Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (Rumor)

LG Nexus 5 To Arrive With Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (Rumor) There has been plenty of buzz about the Nokia Lumia 1020 that is armed with a whopping 41-megapixel camera today, but what about another seemingly large handset that could very well be unleashed onto the awaiting masses soon? We are referring to the logical follow up to the successful Nexus 4 from LG, where it will arrive under the moniker of LG Nexus 5. We did give some thought earlier this year on how it would look like, but at least the detail...

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X Phone specs, and why you shouldn’t care.

X Phone specs, and why you shouldn’t care. Purported Google X Phone prototype | Image credit: TinhteThe Motorola X Phone has gained a lot of traction, and a has just about everyone curious. The original scuttlebut involved some sort of device which would shift the Earth’s axis, but the reality is much more subdued. While it wasn’t the monster we’d all hoped for, many remain sanguine about its chances for success. If the recent news of their marketing muscle is any indication, the X ...

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