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Want to Know if Your Android Device Could Be Hacked via Heartbleed?

David Smothers April 15, 2014

Heartbleed is causing heartache on hundreds of servers all over the internet, but security researchers have also warned that the bug could allow direct hacks of Android, too. Here’s how to check if your device is at risk. While researchers at security firm Symantec happily report that the major browsers don’t rely on the OpenSSL… Continue Reading »

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Android passes a billion activations; next version will be KitKat

David Smothers September 6, 2013

Sundar Pichai took to Google+ just a few minutes ago and revealed a big milestone, along with the apparently well-kept secret that is the name for the next version of Android. As the headline reads, Android has now passed a billion activations. This comes just a little over three months after they hit the 900… Continue Reading »

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Stream Everything To Your Chromecast With This Clever Workaround

David Smothers August 11, 2013

People are greedy. We just are. What we want is all the content. All the content streaming to our Chromecasts. And as the dog days of summer have slowly ticked by Vimeo, Redbox Instant and Hulu have been the main streaming services to promise apps for our precious little dongles. Which is great, but we… Continue Reading »

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Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Edition Hands-On: The Best Got Better

David Smothers June 26, 2013

For years, one of Android’s biggest problems has been Android skins that weigh down the best hardware the platform has to offer. But now the two bestAndroid phones in the world—the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4—come in pure, stock Google Editions. And after spending some time with both, we can confirm that ditching… Continue Reading »

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How to Eliminate Your Ex From Your Facebook Timeline With Just a Few Clicks

David Smothers February 14, 2013

It’s Valentine’s Day! Meaning everything is terrible. But things might get just a tiny bit better with a new app that Eternal Sunshines your Facebook timeline of your former ex quickly so you never have to worry about running into them again. The Killswitch app is pretty straightforward. After installing the app, link it to… Continue Reading »

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Minecraft Creator Made $101 Million Last Year, May Buy a Car With It

David Smothers February 2, 2013

In 2012, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson took home 640 million kronor—$101 million US—in licensing fees for the game,according to a report in the Swedish financial press. What’s he going to do with that kind of money? Well, he tells Reddit, he may finally get a car. “It’s weird as fuck,” he said, in a comment on r/games…. Continue Reading »

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Augmented reality geek catches Sergey Brin on the NY subway — wearing Google Glass

David Smothers January 22, 2013

  Sergey Brin may not be a famous actor or rock star, and he probably isn’t as recognizable as JayZ or Tom Cruise. Unless you’re a techie or an augmented reality enthusiast, like Noah Zerkin. Zerkin, who spends his days creating experimental and creative integrations between technology, happened to see the Google co-founder on the… Continue Reading »

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Are These the First Pictures of HTC’s New Flagship Phone?

David Smothers January 21, 2013

Android Police is reporting that this leaked photo depicts HTC’s rumored new flagship phone, the M7. It doesn’t match up with previous leaked renders—but these seem more plausible. Primarily, that’s because the phone in these images doesn’t depart much from HTC’s existing style: a neat black rectangle, matt black back, and overall fairly reminiscent of the Droid DNA…. Continue Reading »

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Samsung CEO Confirms Galaxy Note 8.0 Launching at MWC 2013, Galaxy S IV “Coming Soon”

David Smothers January 21, 2013

Samsung’s CEO JK Shin has just confirmed the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will be made official next month at Mobile World Congress 2013, in Barcelona. He’s also added that the Galaxy S IV will be announced “soon.” According to News1, Samsung’s CEO made these surprising announcements during a meeting with the media at Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea…. Continue Reading »

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