5 tips on preventing mobile phone loss and theft

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There are a great many articles out there that offer advice on how to recover a lost or stolen device. Unfortunately, many of them focus on what you can do after you’ve lost your device. Generally at that point, it’s too late, because you didn’t have the right apps or tracking systems set up, ...

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Microsoft Garage brings new Android app alternatives

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Microsoft seemingly cannot decide whether it is for Google or against Google. Nevertheless, for those wanting some Microsoft love on their Android devices can get it through Microsoft Garage. Microsoft Garage is a project by Microsoft looking to bring projects to reality from hackers, interns, ...

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Android 5.0 will be made available to the public on November 3

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Google has confirmed in a note to developers asking them to ready their apps for the public release of Android 5.0 Lollipop scheduled for a November 3rd launch. Requesting “we recommend that you test your apps and publish any needed updates to the Play Store”, Google wants to ensure that ...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop’s “kill switch” only maims, not kill

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It’s fairly safe to say that we’ve all got smartphones now. Perhaps more accurately, we can say that if you are reading this, it is very likely you own a smartphone. Though many of us cycle through mobile phones more often than we change wardrobes, we like to be the one to decide ...

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Nexus 9 due October 15, report says

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As we get closer to the time Google announces Android L, more and more rumors and reports come out about the upcoming Nexus devices, or the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Earlier this morning we reported about an article from WSJ confirming rumors of the Nexus 6. A couple of days ago, an HTC rep... Read More

Smarty Tiles: A colorful brain game

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I’m not much of a gamer. In fact, Smarty Tiles was the first game I downloaded on my Moto X (2013) since I bought the smartphone last October (2013). As a result, I won’t make any comparisons between Smarty Tiles and other games. Instead, I’ve put together a panel of expert ...

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The Spree SmartCap: All the benefits of a hat, plus a fitness tracker

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Spree Wearables is taking on the chest strap with the creation of the Spree Pod. The small device can fit inside Spree wearables. Currently, they offer a headband and the Spree SmartCap. The Spree SmartCap is probably exactly what you imagine it to be. It is a baseball cap with a small pouch to ...

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Moto 360 review: The watch you’ve been waiting for

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From the time Motorola first announced they were working on a smartwatch, they had everybody watching them. Unlike the LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear Live, the Moto 360 was different, and everyone could see that. It took smartwatch design to a whole new level – not only with the circular ...

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Baidu Browser review

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When I think about browsing from a mobile device, my main concerns are reliability and speed. Can I access all of the content that I’ll come across given my traditional browsing routines? Trusting that I’ll be able to click links and know that my browser is capable of interpreting ...

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Reviewing Android Kit Kat 4.4.4 for Samsung Galaxy S3 4G (GT-I9305)

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The Galaxy S3 was arguably the best phone of 2012 – it was the first smartphone to have a quad-core SoC, and the 4G variant bumped up the normal Galaxy S3 from 1GB of RAM to 2GB. Yesterday, Samsung finally started to push out the Kit Kat update for the Galaxy S3 4G, mainly in Nordic... ...

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Project Ara to run a modified version of Android L

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Phonebloks began as a college project. It was an idea more than it ever was a business. It was an idea Phonebloks hoped would spread across the internet and someone would grab it and run with it. In the last year or so, the idea has spread, and now multiple companies are using this idea to... ...

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DU Speed Booster review

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Like trying to eat a ketchup Popsicle while wearing white gloves, downloading apps and customizing your device is bound to leave its mark on your phone’s processing power and memory capacity. Many of today’s most popular apps, games, and utilities embed themselves into your ...

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Ready Contact List: A new, beautiful contact list replacement app, plus a contest

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The phone part of Android phones can use some improvements, and today I give you a look at the Ready Contact List app that does just that.

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DU Battery Saver review

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What’s the number one complaint among smartphone users? Ask anybody what they think of their new iGalaxy One M6 Pro, or whatever, and without fail you’ll hear “but the battery life sucks”. It’s seems to be a prolific problem as screens become lusher and more vivid. ...

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Security: Android vs iOS and does it matter?

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Security on our personal devices has never been a bigger issue. From the NSA, to malware, users have never been more aware of security concerns. Today, we’re going to look to see if there is a better option between Android and iOS. Now, before everyone gets up in arms and calling their ...

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