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Android Nougat won't boot if your phone has malware

In a bid to increase the security of the Android operating system, Google introduced a new check for malware as part of the boot process in all Android devices. Until Marshmallow, Android devices ran the check as part of the boot process and in Marshmallow, the phone would warn you that your phone …

10 super interesting facts about Google

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Google in one form or another. After all, the company runs the world’s most commonly used search engine and is behind the Android operating system that powers all of our smartphones. But there’s much more to Google than just searches and phones.<p>Here are 10 rather …

Qualcomm sees massive Q3 earnings thanks to its chipsets

Qualcomm has an arsenal of chipsets that power a majority of smartphones out there, and it’s clear all of those processors are paying off. The company’s third quarter fiscal results are out, and it seems as though its high-end Snapdragon processors helped boost its revenue.<p>According to the official …

Action Launcher 3 update brings Google Now integration (root only) and much more

Action Launcher 3 received a nice big update today with a bunch of improvements to an already great app. Here’s what you can expect from the new update.<p>There are notable enhancements including the addition of fast scrolling in the All Apps drawer, an improved widget selector, infinite sized folders …

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force will get Google's security patches

While there was speculation that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force would not be receiving security updates, Motorola has now confirmed that both devices will indeed be on the update roster. However, the company failed to clarify if that means the monthly updates pushed by Google and many other major …

The Galaxy Note 7 press renders leak and you can pre-order it already

The Galaxy Note 7 may still be another two weeks away from official but there’s very little we don’t already know about it thanks to an over-active rumor mill and round-the-clock shifts at the leak factory. The latest leak is of the official press renders showing the device from all sides. But even …

The Lunar XPRIZE: For Google, sky's the limit

Despite a new focus on streamlining its operations in the Alphabet era, Google continues to acquire research-oriented companies and to fund heavily scientific research projects. Two examples from 2016 alone are AlphaGo’s machine learning algorithm, which we covered before, and a novel quantum …

T-Mobile has free data and calls for customers visiting Brazil for the Olympics

If you happen to be a T-Mobile customer in the US and planning to visit Brazil for the Olympic Games, then the last thing you need to worry about is your phone bill. The self-proclaimed “Un-carrier” has announced that it would provide free unlimited high-speed data, free calls back to the US, and …

Samsung takes aim at Huawei with vicious countersuit

You may have noticed that Samsung and Huawei haven’t exactly been the best of friends here of late. Back in May, Huawei sued the Korean tech titan over alleged patent infringement on 4G technology and software interface. Not one to take such accusations lying down, Samsung immediately threatened to …

MESUIT case lets you run Android on the iPhone

If you’re a mobile user torn between using Android and iOS, you can now have the best of both worlds, thanks to a new case developed by a Chinese company that allows Android and iOS to run simultaneously on the iPhone.<p>This isn’t the first attempt to make the iPhone run on Android. Just last month, …

Samsung's wearable market share soars while Apple sees a decline

The International Data Corporation published its Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker a few days ago, and according to the figures, it seems as though Samsung is slowly yet steadily catching up to Apple.<p>International Data Corporation<p>Apple’s total shipments declined from 3.6 million units in …

Cyanogen Inc. fires over 20% of its staff, OS future bleak

I guess that bullet intended for Google’s head kinda backfired at Cyanogen Inc. First reported by <i>Android Police</i>, Cyanogen Inc. has laid off around 30 of its staff, following an extended executive retreat. The majority of those losing their jobs are on the OS side of things, putting the future of …

9 Rules for Dressing in a Heat Wave

Don't let this weekend's temperatures get in the way of your style.<p>Greying bra straps poking out beneath vests, flip flops showing off unpedicured feet, maxi dresses trailing limply on the pavement: when the temperature rises, crimes against fashion also soar. Remember that you're still dressing …

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