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Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft attending anti device theft conference

Image Credit: Photo West Midlands Police (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Cult of MacStealing smartphones may be a way of life for some people, and with the advance of technology, cashing in on a stolen device sold at half its listed price could be quite a deal. As recent reports show, cellphone theft in New York...

Combo Crew Review

We’ve seen some good fighting games over the past few years, but controls usually keep a good game from being great. That’s not the case with The Game Bakers Combo Crew as they’ve ditched all on-screen controls in favor of an intuitive swipe-based setup. It’s a new way to play an arcade br...

PSA: T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE now available

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE is now on sale, just as expected.The device, which made a Bluetooth SIG visit way back in December last year is now displayed on T-Mobile’s site. It costs $69.99, with 24 monthly payments of $20, but you can also purchase the device upfront for $549.99. Th...

Galaxy S4 sales predicted to be lower than anticipated, despite strong performance so far

Despite strong sales performance for the Galaxy S4 so far, it looks like the company, as well as some analysts expect the company to sell less units than initially believed.Galaxy S4 sales dropping?A new report from Barrons reveals that Susquehanna Financial Group has recently issued a Neutral ratin...

Samsung’s Sales Beats Apple’s in the US in May For the First Time since iPhone 5 was Released

Business Insider reported this morning an interesting fact, that Samsung sold more Android running smart phones in the US market than Apple in the month of May, for the first time since the iPhone 5 was introduced. This is an important victory for Android and especially for Samsung, beating Apple ...

Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 announced

The 7-inch Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000  Jelly Bean tablets have become available. While their specs are not fantastic, these two slates make it up through some relatively affordable price tags. The IdeaTab A1000 costs $189, while the IdeaTab A3000 can be yours for $229.You may remember that bo...

Galaxy S4 commercial “Quick Snooze” continues father and baby theme, is just as cute

The latest Samsung Galaxy S4 TV ad continues the father and baby theme from the “Swaddle Master” clip. And predictably, it’s just as cute.With Father’s Day upon us, Samsung seems to want to capitalize on the popular holiday by working on your emotional side. The new ad, calle...

Tired of flasing ROMs? Use Xposed Framework instead.

While flashing your ROM on your Android device is getting more prominent as more users jump over to the Android side of things, sometimes it's not always necessary to get the results that you want. Enter in Xposed Framework, allowing users to access a wide variety of tweaks for their devies wit...

Tired of flashing ROMs? Use Xposed Framework instead.

While flashing your ROM on your Android device is getting more prominent as more users jump over to the Android side of things, sometimes it's not always necessary to get the results that you want. Enter in Xposed Framework, allowing users to access a wide variety of tweaks for their devies wit...

Google Keyboard for Android now available as a Play Store download

If you have been searching for an easy way to get the whole Nexus typing experience for Android onto your own device, we’re here to tell you that your search is over. Today, Google Keyboard was added to the Google Play Store — announced via the Android page on Google+ — and anyone...

Google Keyboard Released For Android 4.0 And Above

Typing made easier with Google Keyboard / ...

HTC One Mini Exists….and we've got the photos to prove it

Well, rumours of the HTC One Mini surfaced earlier in June under the name HTC M4 and it seems like we're on track to get an official announcement shortly, after the release of some pretty damning photographs that verify the device's existence. Following in the footsteps of Samsung, HTC wil...

Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 get the wireless charging treatment

The market for wireless charging has been around for some time, but despite being an innovative way to charge your device, the technology is still not widely used. The company Zens is looking to change that. Zens builds chargers for smartphones that are QI compataible or that can be fitted with exte...

Sony Xperia Z the latest to get a Google Edition?

New information revealed this weeks might bring another contender to the market of Google Edition phones, embracing the ranks of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. AndroidGeeks has revealed an inside Sony source that indicates the Xperia Z will be getting the Google treatment next. ...

Ethically-sourced Fairphone hits its pre-order goal ahead of schedule

Let’s face it, phones aren’t exactly great for the environment, and that’s probably not going to change anytime soon. For Dutch startup Fairphone’s part, they don’t claim their upcoming smartphone is completely environmentally friendly, but instead the goal is to be as transparent and...

Gmail update rolling out to everyone, now it’s Hangouts turn for a staged rollout

Earlier this week, Google introduced Gmail 4.5, bringing several new features to the table, all while rolling it out incrementally. For those that have yet to grab it, Google has apparently finished up the rollout, and is making it available to everyone.Now that you can finally get your hands on the...

Photos of HTC One Mini Leaked

There were lots of rumors about the new mini-Me, I mean the HTC One Mini, now we have some hard evidence to show you. By hard evidence, I mean pictures, of course, the phone is not yet available, doh. This time, the digital paparazzi is an Estonian website (they have internet in Estonia, go figur...

Madfinger teases Dead Trigger 2, promises more at E3

Madfinger’s Dead Trigger, a zombie survival horror game for mobile devices, was a big hit on Android for a couple of reasons: one, the Tegra 3 edition was graphically impressive, and two, Madfinger decided to drop the title’s price from $1 to free. With Dead Trigger 2, the company’s looking to...

Enjoy your large phone display? You’re not alone.

It seems that Android smartphone buyers located in the United States have developed a keen taste for larger screens, especially those at around 4.8-inch. Starting in April of this year, the volume of phones at this size have successfully surpassed more “conventional” devices, like the 4-...

Why isn’t Samsung talking about their victory over Apple?

Yesterday, we told you about the breaking news of Samsung’s court win against Apple. That case, in which the US International Trade Commission ruled Apple violated a Samsung patent, resulted in a sales and import ban of some Apple devices. None of those devices are current, but another interesting...

HTC hopes to replace several of its recently departed executives by the month’s end

Just yesterday we reported that HTC had lost yet another executive, this time their COO Matthew Costello. The good news is that HTC’s marketing head Benjamin Ho says they are working hard to replace many of these vacancies by the end of the month. In fact, Fred Liu of engineering and operation...

Who hasn't done it? During class many students get bored, crumple up paper and practice tossing it into the garbage can. ''Paper Toss 2.0'' is the successor to one of the most popular Android apps. To find out how good this app really is, take a look at our app test review.(This ...

Little Luca brings Physics-based Fun to Android

Little Luca is a new physics-based puzzle game from Glowingpine Studios. It’s the tale of Luca, a boy who’s trying to collect stars to bring back the night sky, and it’s one of the coolest puzzlers we’ve played in quite some time.Each level presents you with a ball in a bubble, and when you ...

How it works: Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

Credit: LG As almost everyone at this point knows, Long Term Evolution (LTE) cellular technology is the next generation of mobile networks. There will continue to be iterative advances, like LTE Advanced, but the core LTE technology is the new global standard for the foreseeable future.LTE provides...

Shop on the streets of New York using giant touchscreens from eBay

How do you take eBay and transfer it from online shopping to that window shopping and perusing-down-the-street experience that many people love. Though online shopping has made its mark in the world and generates billions of dollars every year, there is still a place for ''real-life'&...

Rumor: Galaxy S4 Active launch date set for July 1 in UK

A new report reveals that the newest member of the Galaxy S4 family could hit stores only next month in some countries.Earlier today, Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 Active rugged handset, a Galaxy S4 version ready to withstand tougher day-to-day conditions. But, as always with new device announceme...

FreedomPop will soon offer free wireless phone service, starting later this summer

Sick of paying big bucks each month to your current U.S. mobile provider? What if there was a way to get cellular access, without paying a single cent each month? That’s exactly what FreedomPop is looking to offer later this summer, taking its free wireless broadband service and expanding it i...

Check out the video Samsung posted for the Note 8.0

Samsung posted a cool video to their YouTube channel this morning, showing off the new Note 8.0. In the video, our tablet toting friend wins at daily life by using his Note 8.0 for just about everything. Reading on the morning train, collaborating with friends on a project at a bar, even navigating ...

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