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Nokia X snags 1 million pre-orders in China, after just four days

When the Nokia X, XL and X+ debuted at MWC last month, most of our readers noted that while the idea of a Nokia powered handset was interesting, the three unveiled devices were far from impressive. Part of this was because of the lower-end specs, the other reason was because the devices utilize a …

How to manage RAR and ZIP files with RAR for Android

WinRAR has long been a popular compression utility for Windows, supporting both RAR and ZIP files, among others. One of the most useful features of WinRAR has been its support of multivolumes, which let you chop up large archives into smaller volumes for easier handling. Now, the makers of WinRAR …

How Nokia runs Windows Phone apps on Android

Ever since Nokia jumped off its burning platform and into the arms of Microsoft it has focused its software development on Windows Phone. But since the company announced its three new Android handsets it has become clear that Nokia has also been working to get its apps and services on Android. The …

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Pure LiFi transmits data using light (video)

BARCELONA, Spain -- Transmitting wireless data using radio waves is so old fashioned -- in the video above, you'll see the technology that sends data via light, and could stream Internet video to your TV from a light in your ceiling.<p>The system works by attaching an Ethernet-wired ceiling-based …

Project Tango's 3D modeling shown off in video

Yesterday we found out about Google’s Project Tango, the smartphone that can sense the 3D world around it, and today we have a video of the 3D models it can make.<p>The video, obtained by <i>TechCrunch</i>, comes from Matterport, one of the startups Google gave an early prototype of Project Tango to before it …

Facebook score a bargain with $16B acquisition of WhatsApp?

Facebook's announcement Wednesday of its multibillion-dollar acquisition of WhatsApp might have many wondering why Facebook thinks the popular messaging app is so valuable.<p>But if you can ignore the eye-popping price tag -- a base price of $16 billion ($4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock), plus …

AC asks: What's your favorite Muzei source?

Muzei has quickly become one of our favorite live wallpapers for Android devices. It's smartly designed, easy to use and extensible, allowing you to …

Can a sub-$200 phone really be this good? YES! Our two-month look at Moto G. http://phon.es/3m9o #motog #android

Learn to Code Like a Boss with Best Android Practices Guide

Developing Android applications isn’t easy. There are a variety of tools that help greatly like Eclipse and Android Studio, but the majority of your …

DevArt: Google's ambitious project to program a new generation of artists

You could be the star of a major new exhibition<p>Your work could be at the heart of one of the largest digital art exhibitions the world has ever seen, thanks to a collaboration between London’s Barbican Centre and Google.<p>The exhibition is called <i>Digital Revolution</i>, and from July 3rd to September 14th …

Forum Created for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Source Code Released!

Up until very recently, there haven’t been very many flagship-level small devices. Sure we have the S4 Mini and One Mini, but they’re not quite the …

Android Preparing to Become a 64-bit OS, ART Will Replace Dalvik as Default Runtime Compiler

Android has become <i>the</i> major player in mobile operating systems, practically ever since Gingerbread was released. The little green robot has evolved …

Easily Flash a Hybrid Modem to Gain 4G LTE Connectivity on Your Nexus 4 without a PC

The Google Nexus 4 is a very popular phone. A powerful CPU, combined with 2 GB of RAM and a relatively low price at launch made it an ideal choice of …

Chrome Apps Coming to Android and iOS, What it Means to You as a App/Web Developer and End User

Back in September of last year, the Chrome team made Chrome apps a little bit more powerful. Rather than just being glorified web-apps, September’s …

Sony Xperia Z1, three months on

After three months and a succession of software updates, what do we really think of Sony’s Xperia Z1?<p>The past year has been a pivotal one for Sony …

Intel vs ARM, and the future of mobile technology

Image: <i>Notebookcheck</i><p>Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, and Nvidia, are some of the biggest mobile SoC manufacturers, regardless of the operating system. Their combined market shares account for the vast majority of all smartphone and tablet chips, and they all share one thing in common – their CPU …

Easily Access Files on Your PC with AirStream

Dropbox is an extremely popular application. It’s available for multiple platforms, and easily allows its users to access files from anywhere with an …

17 Apps to secure your Android

Android security has been getting a lot more attention lately for various reasons. No one likes having their little pocket computer being stolen or lost. The Edward Snowden incident has opened our eyes to government prying the world over. Even public WiFi is starting to scare people. The bad news …

How to enable Flash on Android 4.4 Kitkat (video)

With the release of Android 4.4 Kitkat came one big problem: it once again disabled Flash and didn’t allow for an obvious way to turn it back on. Even though the internet is shifting to a Flash-free environment, there are still a whole bunch of websites that require Flash to view appropriately. In …

Greenify Receives Major Update to Work on Non-Rooted Devices

Almost a year ago, we talked about an app on the Portal that was meant to give you a great boost in battery life without actually forcing you to get …

Nexus Wireless Charger now available in 4 new countries

Get your fancy magnetized charger in more places globally<p>Google's second-generation wireless charger is now available in a handful of new countries. …

Build your own dream game console with SteamOS

With the flood of Steam machines introduced at CES, both casual and hardcore gamers have plenty of console options. But gamers with maxed-out hardware -- or those who just don't want to shell out for a Linux system in a pretty case -- can build their very own Steam box using the beta build of …

What is Android? [Back to Basics] - Part 2

Welcome to Part two of our “What is Android? Back to Basics series, where we attempt to help you find your way around your new Android smartphone or tablet. You don’t need to be a computer scientist, but the numerous features and abilities of this OS do take some getting used to. In Part one, we …

Timely design may come to Android, as Google buys team behind highly praised alarm app

The Bitspin team behind the highly praised design of the Timely alarm app has announced that it has been purchased by Google.<p>Here’s the full message posted on the company’s website:<p><i>We’re thrilled to announce that Bitspin is joining Google, where we’ll continue to do what we love: building great</i> …

Here’s hoping for a wireless charging comeback in 2014

We were so close. So close we could taste it. It was right there. A softball toss just waiting for us to knock it out of the park, trot around the …

Reverse Android Tethering Helps You Share Your Internet Connection with Your Phone

Tethering is one of the coolest features in Android. In the age of fast mobile data, getting your PC online courtesy of your phone isn’t problematic …

Sexy beasts: Why 'monster porn' needs love too

You don't have to go further than "Twilight," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Teen Wolf," "Vampire Diaries," and "Dracula" to see why so many romance seekers would gladly make out with monsters.

iOS vs. Android: The psychology that fuels the phone wars (video)

It's a battle that threatens to rend the Internet asunder with its forum-fraying ferocity: iOS vs. Android.<p>But why do we get so worked up over our operating systems? The latest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech delves deep inside the human brain, to explain how something as simple as a …

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'Recollect' to-do list app allows you to set location-based reminders

Looking for a way to stay better organized with the help of your Android device? When it comes to location-based reminders, Google already has a solid system in place with Google Now, and of course Google Keep also has such functionality. But if for whatever reason you are looking for a third …

Motorola CEO Gives Insight into Google Interaction

While seen as a patent acquisition move by Google, the purchase of Motorola and how Google would influence the OEM remained a bit of a mystery. That …

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