Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

The official unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 may be a few months away, but it looks as though the South Korean company is well on its way to converge its design philosophies to head down a very specific aesthetic route across all ranges. A leaked 3D CAD file which purports to show the design and visuals of Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Note gives us the clearest indication yet that Samsung is planning on launching the Note 5 with heavy visual inspiration borrowed from its current Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone.

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Here’s how you can block the annoying Facebook games and apps invites on iOS, Android, mobile and desktop in a few simple steps.

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You can always tell when a smartphone maker is starting to get a little worried about its flagship releases when it starts to publish new TV spots that not only bash the competition, but also manage to make as little sense as possible while doing it. Samsung is usually the king of such things, and we have TV ads from the Korean giant to prove that notion, but it’s not a trait that is exclusive to the Galaxy S maker. Far from it in fact, with HTC also capable of pushing out some truly awful advertisements.

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We’ve been hearing murmurings regarding BlackBerry’s plan to release an Android powered smartphone some time in the future. The speculated device has been discussed in industry circles for quite a while now and is supposedly based on a phone that was initially introduced to the world during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in March of this year. And today, to our luck, we have a render of an alleged BlackBerry Android powered smartphone, leaked in all its glory.

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It’s that time again, where both Apple and Google choose an app to be made free for 7 days, with the app then returning to its previous price once the offer is over. Over the months and years we have seen some truly excellent apps represented as part of Apple’s free App of the Week, with Google putting its food into the water just recently. Both Google and Apple have announced the apps that they chose for their respective app store offers this week, with both likely to prove popular.

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Google is a little bit obsessed with trying to make sure that the experience of using its Android and Chrome OS devices is as enjoyable as possible. To that end, the company has been carrying out tests that it hopes will show the latency endured when a user touches a screen, with the time taken between press and something being drawn on screen being measured. Google may not have been making too much noise about this testing process and you can be assured that other companies are doing the same thing with their platforms, but Google is the first to give us a look behind the curtain.

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy S6 Edge TV spot has plenty of iPhone users fighting to plug their smartphones into a charger, with the obvious answer being to rush out and buy yourself one of Samsung’s flagship handsets in order to use its inductive charging. Obviously.

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If there’s one place that provides Android fans and users a plethora of offers including free bundles of apps, it’s the Amazon Appstore. In its latest move, Amazon is offering an array of paid apps and games – worth $50 – absolutely free.

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Here’s why pre-loaded bloatware on OEM Android devices and Windows PCs needs to die right now for good.

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If online privacy is a big deal for you, and it probably should be, then the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual data privacy test is probably going to be of interest to you. Every twelve months the group takes the planet’s most popular online services and puts them through a series of tests to decide just how privacy safe they really are. The results are turned into a star rating with five stars being the maximum score achievable.

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Here’s a massive list of 20 best WhatsApp tips and tricks for iPhone and Android users – 2015 edition. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world today with over 800 million active users using the service across multiple platforms.

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Everyone likes free stuff, especially when it’s free stuff that would have cost a little bit of money not too long ago. While we’re all for app developers being paid for what they do, there is always something to be said for a short price drop promotion in order to drum up interest. Making your app free is even better because in many ways it’s a win-win situation.

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Here’s a Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge waterproof test in Red Bull. Which one survives the sugary swim? Find out here.

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The selfie craze is not going away, and if anything, it’s infecting all those who even oppose the idea. This is the age of the selfie, and Samsung has decided to cash in on this craze with the announcement of the Galaxy J5 and J7 smartphones. The devices are part of the Galaxy J lineup of handsets from the Korean giant, but unlike those before them, these two new phones feature a front-facing LED flash for producing some bright selfies under low lighting conditions.

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These days many of us take more photos with our iPhones and Android devices than we ever would have if we had to use a ‘real’ camera. As smartphone cameras have improved over the years that hasn’t been a problem, but if there is one place that true cameras can perform better it’s when being used in conjunction with a flash.

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Android Wear 5.1.1 update for Moto 360 is available to download. The update has started rolling Over-The-Air (OTA) now. More on what’s new and how to check for update is detailed below.

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Here’s how to get Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge ‘Edge Lighting’ feature on any Android smartphone easily. More details and download link can be found here.

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Today is a big day for fans of emoji, after The Unicode Consortium today released Unicode 8, complete with a sizable list of newly added emoji characters.

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We’re certain that we will see a significant increase in the number of companies pushing out products that fall under “The Internet of Things” category in the very near future. One of the latest to garner the headline, Netatmo, is going head-to-head with the might of Google’s Nest Labs with its Welcome smart home camera, a product that falls into direct competition with Dropcam. Does Netatmo’s Welcome have what it takes to compete with the $555 million acquisition that now has the financial backing of one of the world’s biggest companies?

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It’s been a bad day for both Samsung and Swift, the makers of the keyboard loved by many Android and iOS users, after it was discovered that a security flaw leaves Galaxy devices open to the running of malicious code when the Swift Keyboard is installed. The flaw, according to the security researcher who discovered it, affects over 600 million devices, and that includes the brand new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

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