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Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

I'm getting tired of adding new apps to my iPhone's junk folder

I labeled it with the poop emoji.<p>That's because my poop folder holds all the preinstalled Apple apps I never use. Here's the complete list:<p>That's a grand total of 16 (!) apps Apple put on my phone that I never want to use. And there's no way to hide or uninstall them. I have to keep them in that …

Apps

11 playful temporary tattoos you won't want to take off

To be or not to be inked. That is the question.<p>Tattooing is an ancient artistic practice, with body ink discovered on icemen carbon-dated to be over …

A red-hot mobile game just cracked 130 million downloads

The app now has 13o million downloads, according to The Wall Street Journal. That's a significant jump from 100 million last month.<p>The app has dominated the App Store, rising to the No. 1 spot and staying there for 66 consecutive days. That shatters the previous 36-day record held by the 2012 hit …

In-App Purchases

Is internet addiction real?

The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In South Korea, one couple was so committed to …

CEO: “Today, Cyanogen has some dependence on Google. Tomorrow, it will not.”

Cyanogen<p>Kirt McMaster, the outspoken CEO of Cyanogen Inc., has been in the news lately for expressing some controversial opinions on things like Google’s “tyrannical” control over Android or Samsung’s complete inability to build a decent mobile operating system.<p>But the opinions expressed on …

Apps

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media

There’s a whole category of social-science fallacy that revolves around extrapolating from one or two cases, so we should be careful not to read too …

Google wants to make wireless networks that will free you from AT&T and Verizon’s data caps

You aren’t the only one who hates the prospect of getting hit with overage fees if you exceed your monthly wireless data cap. Google hates it too but …

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

Report: AirAsia did not have permission to fly doomed route

AirAsia didn’t have permission to fly from Surabaya to Singapore on the Sunday morning that Flight 8501 crashed into the Java Sea, Indonesian officials said Saturday.<p>Shortly after Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said it had detected two large parts of the aircraft on the seabed, transport …

Alcatel's new smartwatch is a cheaper Moto 360 that works with the iPhone

The main interface itself is controlled not by swiping the screen, but by tapping near the bottom edge of the Watch. When you raise your wrist, the screen activates (similar to the Apple Watch), and tapping will cycle between the watch face and the menu, which is a colorful, Windows-style scroll of …

SanDisk unveils the Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 for Android devices

SanDisk, one of the most well-known external memory manufacturers, has just announced their newest product at CES 2015 to coincide with Android phones and tablets. The device is called the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, and we’d say it’s appropriately named thanks to its great internals. The …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

Google lists 127 of the best Android apps in the world, and you need to try them all

If you were gifted a new Android device last week for Christmas and you’re having trouble figuring out where to begin, today is your lucky day. In …

What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of …

If you still trust Tor to keep you safe, you're out of your damn mind

Earlier today, a group of hackers who had previously shut down Playstation Network and Xbox Live turned their sights on a bigger target: the Tor …

Northern Lights Photos: Amazing Aurora Views of 2014

Aurora Seen from the International Space Station<p>Credit: Alexander Gerst (via Twitter as @Astro_Alex)<p>European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst …

Too Much Nighttime iPhone Use May Have Long-Term Health Consequences

Photo: Getty Images<p>Can't tear yourself away from Pinterest when it's time for bed? You might be seriously hurting yourself. According to a new study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, using gadgets before bed can not only shake up your sleep patterns—which we already …

Sony lifts veil off 2015 e-ink watch line, other e-ink wearables

Experiment began as a crowdfunded project under a different company name.<p>On Friday, Sony announced that it was the creator of a strange crowdfunding …

How to download Android APK files from the Google Play Store

There might be various reasons that you would want to download an APK directly from the Play Store. One might be that an app (especially Google apps) …

Google Messenger: another reminder of a confused Android app approach

Why would Google want to confuse its own users by introducing a third, separate messaging app for mobile? Surely that wouldn’t make sense, given the clash of native, manufacturer-brand and free-to-download messaging apps already competing for the texting attention of smartphone users?<p>But that’s …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to another episode of Google Play Weekly! Here are the headlines:<p>Microsoft has announced some preview builds for MS Office on Android tablets which means a full release isn’t far off! They also added Dropbox support.<br>• Google seems to be preparing for the launch of Google Copresence, a …

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Vivo set to announce the thinnest smartphone ever

Back in 2001, Derek Zoolander had the world’s smallest phone. Ever. Now that phablets are all the rage however, small is out. Thin, though, is still in. Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is sleek. Apple’s iPhone 6 is svelte. Oppo’s R5 is positively petite, and now Chinese manufacturer Vivo is preparing to …

Phones

The State of Antivirus for Android

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Over 80% of smartphones today run Android. With such a large amount of phones using Google’s operating system, Android has become an ever more viable target for malware developers. The question is, are currently used antiviruses effective? The answer is more complex than …

Apps

Putting Smartphone Zombies In Their Place

City planners are charged with designing cities for residents, from developing spaces for popular activities to balancing the needs of different constituencies. For planners in Chongqing, China, one of those constituencies are people absorbed in their smartphones, who have come into conflict with …

Moto X review (2014): from also-ran to amazing in one year

I'll be honest with you: When the first Moto X came out last year, some early apprehension soon gave way to unwavering fondness. It wasn't because of the sheer horsepower (there wasn't much of it) or a stunner of a screen (it was fine, at best). No, it was because the Moto X smacked of pluck. You …

Apple comments on Watch battery life

We all know how the Apple Watch will charge, but how often will you have to do so? At their event Tuesday, Apple was mum about some of the hardline …

Batteries