Turning my Nexus into a Yahoo phone

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The other day, I felt like trying something totally strange and different. As I happily use my Nexus 5 throughout the day, I have gotten to the point where I rely on Google more than I thought I did. After realizing this, it hit me how much my Android phone has really become a “Google... ...

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The World’s first Tor certified phone is a Boss

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CES 2015 rolls on with some great news in the Android security space.  The duo of Briggs & Spriggs announced The Boss phone alongside an Indegogo campaign.  Why is this device so important?  The Boss is the first phone of its kind in the US market, and it is a beast.  The fully unlocked ...

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Now you can install Google Play on your Amazon Fire phone

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Amazon made their debut in the smartphone market by introducing the Amazon Fire Phone. It is an Android powered smartphone featuring Amazon’s very own Fire OS. Although, it is Android but a user can only use the Amazon App store with the Fire Phone, which means no access to Google Play ...

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Franco Kernel makes its way to the Nexus 6

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A well-known Android programmer and kernel hacker, Francisco Franco has updated his Material Designed Franco Kernel to support the Nexus 6. Before using the app, you must root your device. Franco notes that he does not accept refunds if you fail to do this, which probably means the device will ...

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6 Ft. MicroUSB + iOS cable: One cord to rule them all, $21

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How many times have you been asked if you have an extra phone charger only to be given an eye-roll from an Apple fanatic after offering up your microUSB? Or how many times have you had to make the Awkward-Seal-meme face when hearing some Android zealot belittle an Apple customer by calling them ...

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Enable the hidden Nexus 6 Double Tap to Wake feature with this simple app

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You’ll have read that a number of features never made it into the Nexus 6 and Google removed the functionality from the final code build; one of those features was the double tap to wake feature, which those who own a OnePlus One will be familiar with. Despite the functionality being ...

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Nexus 6 ships with hidden RGB LED under top speaker grill

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At first it was found out the Nexus 6 had an option for the tap-to-wake function, however Google disabled the feature. Now we have found out that the Nexus does indeed have an LED light, but Google doesn’t have that enabled either. The good news is that there is a solution. If you are not ...

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Lollipop scheduled to land on HTC One GPe on Friday

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From all accounts, the update to Android Lollipop will be coming to the HTC One Google Play Editions starting on Friday. We have more details on the update.

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Win 1 of 3 Samsung SSDs for your laptop [GIVEAWAY] (Update)

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UPDATE: CONGRATS TO: Colleen Boudreau, Edwin Chou, and Andy Medders! You know what sucks? Waiting for your hard drive to catch up while moving files around or saving large documents. Or worse, having your hard drive flat out crash on you. Samsung feels your pain so that’s why ...

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Backup and restore your Android apps via Chrome with Helium

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Koushik Dutta is known quite well around the Android community. From the ClockworkMod ROM Manager, to AllCast (which is making it’s way to iOS), and Helium. Formerly known as Carbon, Helium is an application that is designed to help you back up and restore all of your Android apps without ...

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5 reasons you should be excited about Android 5.0

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You may be under the impression that Android 5.0 Lollipop is just another software update from Google. And, to the undiscerning eye, that might be true. Sure, apps look a bit different, notifications look different, and there are a few little tweaks that infuriate your spouse because, ...

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Android 5.0 Messenger can be installed on Android 4.4.4 [APK]

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We recently saw the Google Play Movies and TV app get the material design love and provided a download for those early adopters, and now you can download the Android 5.0 messenger too. The APK for Android 5.0 Messenger works on Android 4.4.4 and requires no root, so simply download the APK from ...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrade Watch

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Wednesday was a big day in the Android world, as Google announced the biggest update to Android ever: Android 5.0 Lollipop. While this is great news for Android enthusiasts, the bad news is this update still has to go through all the phone manufacturers, and even then the carriers before it ...

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OnePlus One Review: Still worth a pre-order? (Video)

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What does OnePlus mean? 1 represents a user+ represents sharing   1 represents the status quo+ represents improvement                     -OnePlus   Created just last year, the small company called OnePlus set out to create the perfect smartphone under the motto “Never ...

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How to SIM Unlock the HTC One (M8) for free with S-OFF

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The HTC One (M8) is easily one of the best smartphones of 2014 and even figures to compete with the new crop of devices as the year winds down.  Available through a variety of carriers, it’s one of the highest rated handsets of the last few years. What happens, though, when you decide to ...

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