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Nokia Still Working on the Mountain View Android Prototype

mountain view 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 busi...

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Free QuickOffice for Android Users plus 10 GB of Drive Storage

quickoffice 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 fre...

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Firefox for Android Gets a Cool Update : NFC, WebRTC and More!

android 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 enhancem...

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The Nexus 5 Spotted in a Bar, Launching Date Rumored to be October 14

nexus 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...

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Android WebView Vulnerability Reported by AVG Expert

android 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 als...

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In the Future, Nymi Will Use Your Own Pulse as a Password

nymi 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. Ev...

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According to Security Experts, Google Knows Your Wi-Fi Password

google 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 pas...

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Android Firefox Zero Day Exploit on Sale by Russian Hacker

android 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 b...

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Nokia Was Working on a Lumia Android Smartphone Before Selling to Microsoft

android 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 reali...

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Samsung’s CEO Announces 64-bit Capable Android Smartphones in the Future

samsung After Apple announced the iPhone 5s which comes with a brand-new 64-bit  A7 CPU, Samsung's CEO JK Shin told  the Korean newspapers that his company too will include in its future handsets a blazing fast 64-bit capable processor. Of course, what else can be expected from Samsung but to follow the example of an American company? Just kidding, m...

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Can we really trust Google?

google When I'm asked if I trust Google, I have to say that trust doesn't come by default, it has to be earned first. In the beginning, we all trusted the good ol' Google with our private data, because they promised they will keep it secure. Fair warning, it's not only Google in this position, but they are THE tech company, the giant, the alpha and om...

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Motorola DROID 5 Photos Leaked, Featuring Hardware QWERTY Keyboard

motorola droid 5 Motorola Droid 5 Photos and specs were leaked today, revealing its full QWERTY keyboard and the 4.3 inches wide 720p screen. Good news for those of you who still enjoy the benefits of using a physical QWERTY in these times, when touchscreens and virtual keyboards are ruling the smartphone world. Remember the Motorola DROID 4, that was releas...

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Seagate Unveils 5mm Thick 500 GB Hard Disk For Tablets

seagate Seagate just announced its latest hard disk model, a 5mm ultra thin  500 GB unit designed especially for tablets. The idea behind this super hard disk is to be a viable alternative for the flash drives. Seagate claims that their product offers the same reliability, performance and power efficiency as a flash memory, with the obvious advanta...

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NSA Can Tap Into Your Android Smartphone Anytime They Want

nsa A new top secret document leaked by Edward Snowden  in the huge NSA privacy scandal now reveals another astounding fact : if you're a smartphone user, running on Android, iOS or BlackBerry OS, your private data can be tapped by the NSA at any time. The German newspaper Der Spiegel published the document which proves that the National Securi...

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Toq, The Smartwatch From Qualcomm

toq Even if Samsung stole the show at IFA 2013 with its Galaxy Gear, I bet you did not know that Qualcomm is preparing its own smartwatch, called Toq. Pretty cool name, huh? Well, Toq is a touchscreen smartwatch and it's designed to be used together with an Android running device, like a smartphone or a tablet. One of the main selling points of ...

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Hesperbot, The New Banking Trojan Infects Android Smartphones

hesperbot ESET, the company behind the well known NOD32 anti-virus software, just announced their latest discovery : Hesperbot, a new and very effective banking trojan, that targets people who use online banking in order to gain access to their accounts. The nasty part about this new malware is its design, which is able to circumvent the mobile multi ...

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Lenovo Vibe X Showcased at IFA 2013

vibe x Even if Samsung and Sony stole the show at IFA 2013 with their long expected flag ships,  Lenovo also announced their ultra-thin Vibe X smart phone. The Lenovo Vibe X is a very sleek and elegant droid, just 6.9 mm thin, weighing a mere 120 grams and sporting an impressive 5 inches wide touchscreen, with full HD 1080 resolution. Vibe X is on...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 Revealed at IFA 2013

galaxy note At last, we have the official announcement from Samsung about the long expected and mega-rumored Galaxy Note 3. The phablet was released at IFA 2013 in Berlin and one of its hottest features is the 4K video recording capability at 30 frames per second.  As we all expected, the Note 3 comes with a 5.7 inches wide Super AMOLED display, full H...

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Have a Break, Have a KitKat with Android Flavor

android 4.4 kitkat After the recent launching of the Android 4.3 JellyBean back in July, which proved to be actually just a minor update, now we have great news for all droid users out there: enters Android 4.4 KitKat, the next iteration of the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Everybody thought that the next version of the Android OS will be ...

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Here Comes a Prototype Picture of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

galaxy gear Samsung is preparing to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch these days, on Wednedsay, September 4, to be more precise, at the pre-IFA media event that takes place in Berlin. Ever since the word got out about such a device coming from Samsung, everybody’s been speculating about how is it going to look and about its list of specificatio...

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Liquid S2, the first Smartphone Capable of Recording 4K Video Announced by Acer

liquid s2 The Acer Liquid S2 was announced officially today by the Taiwanese company and it will be presented at IFA 2013. This Android running smartphone stands out from the crowd with its 4k video recording capability, being the first device of this kind. The 4K means that the Liquid S2 is capable of recording video clips in a massive 3,840 pixels x...

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Google, Facebook and Twitter are “Snooping” Through Your Private Emails Test Finds

facebook According to a confidentiality test result performed by High Tech Bridge, big corporations like Google, Facebook or Twitter failed to understand that Internet users are not very happy with their private emails being intercepted and scanned. High Tech Bridge is a cyber security company based in Switzerland and decided to test the confidential...

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LG G Pad 8.3 Now Official, On Sale From October

lg g pad Today, LG announced the arrival of their latest gadget that joins the G series, the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, a device that challenges the Apple’s iPad to an epic battle and threatens to snatch some precious marketshare from it. The LG representatives stated that the G Pad brings the first Full HD display on an 8-inch tablet and also revealed the...

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Alcatel One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini Ready to Go

alcatel Surely you remember those times, many years ago, when Alcatel was one of the most successful mobile phone manufacturers, delivering some popular cell-phones such as the One-Touch series. Well, Alcatel is still alive and kicking and has recently revealed details about the launching of two new Android running smartphones for joining the Idol fami...

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One More Reason to Choose Android vs iOS

android If you're not a big fan of Big Brother and the NSA surveillance, you will be shocked to know that Apple sold out completely : a report from The Social Media reveals that Apple just created a new technology which will be used to switch off the smartphone's camera, the Wi-Fi and whatever else necessary when its user will enter in a "sensible" are...

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Hugo Barra, Android’s VP Leaves Google for Xiaomi

Hugo Barra Google officials have just confirmed that one of their top executives, Hugo Barra, Android’s vice president of Product Management, is saying his good-byes to the company. Hugo Barra has been one of the most important representative figures for Google’s operating system, as he often appeared at Google’s annual developer conference or at p...

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Samsung Galaxy Note III Will Be Able to Record Ultra High Definition Videos

Samsung Galaxy Note III With less than two weeks left until the official release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III phablet at IFA 2013 on September the 4'th, rumors are abundant and more specific. The latest hear-say about the Samsung Galaxy Note III is about its amazing video recording capabilities. Since it is expected for the Galaxy Note III to be available in two ...

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Confirmed by Official, To Be Released on September 4’th

galaxy gear Good news for all the tech maniacs out there, because today we have an official announcement from Samsung's Mobile division vice president, Lee Young-hee about the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch to be released at IFA 2013, on September the 4'th. The normal modus-operandi for Samsung is to keep absolutely quiet when releasing a new gadget and they li...

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