Android KitKat update for Google Glass improves battery life and removes video calls

By on April 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM.

Android KitKat update for Google Glass improves battery life and removes video calls

Google on Friday is not only opening up Google Glass orders to interested buyers looking to score a pair of smart glasses, but it’s also rolling out a major update to its wearable device, bringing KitKat to Glass owners. Starting with 9 a.m. EDT, Google will be opening up a “limited number of spots in the Explorer Program,” but the device will only be available to U.S.-based customers willing to spend $1,500 for it. More →
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Ride Scorpio, a device that texts you if your bike is stolen

By on April 15, 2014 at 2:08 PM.

Ride Scorpio, a device that texts you if your bike is stolen

All of us have heard or seen trackers that would nail car or SUV thieves down but here comes a system that texts you if someone steals, or even touches, your motorbike in the parking! The new Scorpio Ride 'Core' system from Massachusetts-based Scorpio Sounds uses an Apple or Android app to keep track of a module installed inside the bike. More →
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Leaked Android “Moonshine” screenshots point at flatter app icons

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM.

Leaked Android “Moonshine” screenshots point at flatter app icons

It seems like making a flatter and minimalistic design is the trend these days. Since iOS 7 was released, the likes of Samsung and HTC have overhauled their UI by introducing a flatter design. A set leaked screenshots now show that Google might soon follow suit. More →
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This free Android app could save your phone from the Heartbleed bug

By on April 12, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

This free Android app could save your phone from the Heartbleed bug

The NSA has apparently known about Heartbleed for years, but the general public was only made aware of the devastating bug a few days ago. Many of us are at a loss for what to do, but smartphone security firm Lookout is living up to its name with a free app that will allow you to check and see if your Android device is vulnerable. Lookout’s Heartbleed Detector app determines which of OpenSSL is running and then tells users whether or not their phones could have been affected by Heartbleed. More →
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Google updates app security services for Android, now offers continuous check for threats in apps

By on April 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM.

Google updates app security services for Android, now offers continuous check for threats in apps

Google has advanced its security system for providing improved security tools for apps in Android. The company has announced that its Android’s security tool, Verify Apps has got even better and will continually scan apps even after their installation on users’ systems, to check for malwares and other threats to the user’s smartphones and tablets. Previously, this Verify Apps would scan apps which were installed outside of the Play Store, however will now continually monitor apps in the background. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S5 available on Flipkart for Rs 53,499

By on April 11, 2014 at 10:31 AM.

Samsung Galaxy S5 available on Flipkart for Rs 53,499

Samsung might have announced the Galaxy S5 a few weeks ago, but the phone goes on sale globally today. The pricing was not decided at the time of the phone's launch but was indicated to be between Rs 51,000-53,000. While the official announcement is yet to be made, online retailer Flipkart has listed the phone on its website for Rs 53,499. More →
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Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, comes to Android

By on April 10, 2014 at 3:22 PM.

Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, comes to Android

Mailbox is a fantastic app. It’s so great, in fact, that Dropbox spent $100 million to acquire it last year. The Mailbox app helped me destroy email, and for that I will forever be grateful — but there has always been one huge problem with it: there’s isn’t any desktop or Android client. As Dropbox announced on Wednesday, however, that won’t be the case for much longer. More →
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5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

By on April 10, 2014 at 3:11 PM.

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one among enthusiasts, but most people will acknowledge that both platforms have advantages and disadvantages compared to the other. Many pros and cons leave room for debate, of course, but one thing is certain when it comes to third-party development: Google’s Android platform gives app makers far more freedom to explore new functionality than Apple’s iOS software. We’ve got five more fantastic apps for Android users to check out if they’re looking to extend the capabilities of their handsets in ways that iPhone owners simply cannot. More →
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How Not To: Sturdiness test on Samsung Galaxy S5 fails; Battery punctures

By on April 9, 2014 at 9:39 PM.

How Not To: Sturdiness test on Samsung Galaxy S5 fails; Battery punctures

There are very kind souls on the Internet who meticulously open new devices to check the internals. Then there are YouTube users who would put their devices through physical torture in order to prove the sturdiness. And then there are these people who would just try way too hard! But yes, their work doesn't go waste either. And one such YouTube user shows how not to check the sturdiness of the Samsung Galaxy S5. More →
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Adobe Lightroom for iPad launched

By on April 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM.

Adobe Lightroom for iPad launched

Popular image editing software Adobe Lightroom has finally made it to the Apple iPad. Unlike Photoshop that caters to a wider audience, the Photoshop Lightroom is made exclusively for photographers, and the iPad app works in conjunction with the desktop software to make image editing a better experience. The iPad app is available for free, but requires the user to have an Adobe Creative Cloud account (which attracts subscription charges) in order to use it. More →
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