Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Here’s a specs comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy S6. If you’re in the market for a new Samsung Android device, which do you go for? This side-by-side specs comparison should help.

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Here’s a specs and features comparison between Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge vs Galaxy S6 in a head-to-head chart.

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Chinese firm Xiaomi has announced Redmi Note 2. Here are all the details you need to know on its features, price and release date. It is powered by MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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With Samsung having just unveiled the much awaited Galaxy Note 5 and the larger Galaxy S6 Edge+, it was inevitable that the Korean giant would present us with an official launch date for its fabled mobile payment system; Samsung Pay.

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Samsung has officially announced both Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ during the dedicated Unpacked media event at the Lincoln Center. The South Korean company has also taken the opportunity to introduce a rather innovative and unique accessory for the new phablets that should go some way to appealing to BlackBerry owners who have thus far refused to move away from the beleaguered smartphone maker. Let us introduce you to Samsung’s new Keyboard Cover that’s built purely with the new phones announced today in mind.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now official. Here are the details on features, full specs and release date of Samsung’s latest 2015 flagship phones.

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Parallels Access app for iOS has just been updated to version 3.0, bringing with it a bunch of improvements, most notably the experimental support for playing PC games on your iPhone or iPad, support for the Apple Watch, and file sharing for both Android and iOS devices.

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You can now download Stagefright Android 5.1.1 LMY48I fix for Nexus 6, 5, 4 and Nexus 9, 10 to patch the critical Android vulnerability which can let hackers take over any device by simply sending a text message.

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Here’s how to check if your Android phone or tablet is vulnerable to the Stagefright bug. Stagefright is a critical Android vulnerability that provides access to a device on the back of a malicious media message being received.

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Sometimes, just when you think you’ve seen every bad idea in smartphones – usually with a BlackBerry logo on it – something comes along and reminds you that there will always be something even more ridiculous around the corner.

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Turn away now if you’re an Android smartphone user with a nervous disposition that has only been made worse with the recent spate of vulnerabilities within Google’s OS that have become public knowledge. A number of security researchers from Israel have yet more bad news for Android device owners after discovering a bug that could potentially allow malicious individuals to take control of an unwitting device through the distribution of a solitary text message. What’s even worse is that unlike previously discovered Android vulnerabilities, this one doesn’t come with a simple fix.

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Biometric detection is the all the rage within mobile devices at the moment. The inclusion of Touch ID on Apple’s iPhone 5s sparked a mass scramble for competing manufacturers to be in a position to roll their own fingerprint solution with their wares. Samsung followed in closely behind Apple with its fingerprint sensors, and it’s now something that we almost expect to form part of a device’s technical DNA. This type of authentication will inevitably bring with it a whole heap of security related questions and concerns, some of which have been exposed and exploited at the Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas.

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If you have been on the fence about ordering a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge and are a fan of T-Mobile, then now may be the time to get that order in after the company slashed prices by as much as $200.

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Every so often someone comes along and thinks they’re funny. Just as regularly, they make a video out of it. What a time to be alive.

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Here’s how to control your Android phone using a Windows 10 PC with Cortana voice assistant. Step by step instructions for this are detailed below.

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Samsung just can’t quite catch a break right now, and after posting another worrying earnings report, the company has started its first round of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge price cuts. Unfortunately however, if you want to see a cheaper Galaxy S phone you will need to be in the Netherlands, as that is the only Samsung store to reflect the newly discounted price as of yet. If you do have access to Samsung Netherland’s online store though, a €100 (around $100 USD) discount awaits you starting on 32GB Galaxy S6, and €150 (around $165 USD) starting on 32GB S6 Edge.

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It’s only a matter of weeks until Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ at its dedicated Unpacked media event on August 13. However, such is the thirst for knowledge within the smartphone industry that consumers just cannot wait an additional two weeks to see what Samsung has in store with its two new Android flagships. Thankfully, Evan Blass of @evleaks appears to have all of the gory details on the Korean company’s fifth-generation Galaxy Note and has shared them with the world.

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Nvidia may have been frantically chasing the dream of producing the ultimate gaming tablet when it designed and released its Shield tablet, but it seems like things have gone a little too far, even for the most hardcore mobile gamers out there. The Santa Clara, California, based technology giant has been forced to issue a recall on the entire Shield range due to the risk of a fire hazard that could potentially arise if the internal battery overheats. Not exactly the “extreme” performance that the company was looking for when the Shield gaming-tablet project was first conceived.

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Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a new vulnerability that they claim is present in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean up to the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which constitute to almost half of the Android devices out there. The vulnerability, if and when exploited, could make your device silent, unable to make phone calls and completely unusable. This apparently is caused by the way Android handles media files.

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Some good news for Android lovers across the world who are looking for a new smartphone. In light of its very recent, but yet another disappointing quarterly earnings, Samsung is reportedly planning on cutting the price of its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets in an attempt to boost uptake and revenue. Earnings calls are always a difficult time for companies that appear to be in a transitional period. Samsung reported a net profit of approximately $4.9 billion, which represents a reduced profit of 8% from last year; not great news for the South Korean company.

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