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Best Password Manager For Android

• Best overall<br>• Best for less<br>• Best for simplicity<br>• Best for free<p><i>Best overall:</i> 1Password<p>See at Google Play<p>1Password hits all of the features we expect from …

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Education technology startup Tynker is expanding to Android, after attracting more than 8.8 million children to computer programming courses through its website and iPad app.<p>The company has launched its Android tablet app on the Google Play app store, including a new mode – also available in the …

iPhone 6 Sapphire display emerges unscathed from brutal scratch test

We got our first taste of the flexibility of the iPhone 6’s new sapphire glass display this morning, but in a new video posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee, Apple’s super-tough new display is subjected to a brutal scratch test and comes away completely unscathed.<p>To test Sapphire glass’ durability, …

Motorola Moto E review: A dirt-cheap Android KitKat phone for the basics only - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Moto E is cheap, comes with the latest Android KitKat software and has a screen and processor capable of tackling the essentials.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its camera and battery life don't impress and it isn't much less than the Moto G, which remains the best Android bargain around.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The …

Book Creator: Create Ebooks From Your Android Tablet

After almost three since launching for iPad, Red Jumper Studio has brought its personal ebook-creating app to Android tablets.<p>The aptly-titled Book Creator app probably isn’t what you’d use to self-publish your first piece of fiction, but it will work well for personal use, say, creating stories …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

Livescribe 3 smartpen appears in FCC filing, can't wait to digitize your doodles

Now that we've got those naming suits out of the way, it's time to get down to brass tacks. With "brass tacks" involving a new smartpen, in this particular instance. The Livescribe 3 has just made itself known in a public FCC filing today, showcasing a svelte writing utensil whose main purpose in …

Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to ship soon after September launch

On September 4, Samsung is widely expected to debut the Galaxy Note 3 and possibly a smartwatch called the Galaxy Gear. Introducing a product isn’t …

The New Google/Motorola Moto X Smartphone Is A Quiet Delight

The difficulty and virtue of quiet is too often overlooked.<p>The new Moto X smartphone, Motorola's first start-to-finish project after its acquisition by Google last year, is here.<p>"Motorola's Moto X Must Be Game-Changing -- Or Else," writes Tim Stenovec, threateningly, at the Huffington Post. "With …

AT&T updates Wireless Home Phone service with LTE internet in new bundle

Big Blue's been doing its best to catch the eye of nostalgic folks who miss the era of landlines. After introducing prepaid options for Wireless Home Phone in May, Ma Bell's now extending the service with internet over LTE. An AT&T spokesperson told us that the new Wireless Home Phone and Internet …

Google working on its own remote Chrome desktop app for Android devices

A number of apps that allow remote access to a computer already exist and it appears that Google(s goog) is going to add another. The Chromium team …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

LG G2 to be the first phone with 3GB of RAM, followed by Note 3 - report

The LG G2, the successor to the Optimus G2, shapes up to be one beast of a phone. The new Snapdragon 800 version of the Galaxy S4 stole a bit of its limelight by being the world’s first LTE-Advanced device, but LG will still have one “first” to boast about – the world’s first phone with 3GB of …

32GB Verizon Galaxy S4 to sell for $299.99 on-contract starting with June 29

Verizon on Friday officially announced that starting with June 29 it’s going to sell a 32GB version of the Galaxy S4 for $299.99 with new two-year contracts.<p>So far, AT&T was the only mobile operator to offer Samsung’s flagship handset in a higher capacity, with the carrier pricing its own 32GB …

Sprint finally shutting down iDEN network Sunday to make way for LTE

This Sunday, just after midnight, Sprint will finally pull the plug on the legacy push-to-talk iDEN network it inherited when it purchased Nextel. The move is designed to free up spectrum and cell towers for the carrier's growing LTE network. That means the last full day of iDEN service, for those …

Samsung to close its desktop PC business? Not so fast

Samsung Electronics is making a huge variety of devices, from MP3 players to refrigerators, and that’s not counting the products of other companies from the Samsung group. Among this myriad of products, Samsung manufactures several desktop computer models, including All-in-One models and the only …

Apple Put too Much Focus on Design with iOS 7

I have been trying to like iOS 7. Really. I watched the videos, played with it on several iPhones, and last night I even installed it on my iPad (which was released yesterday). But I just can’t do it. It has to be said; iOS 7 is just not an improvement over iOS 6.<p>That’s a bold claim, but give me a …

GoBank, the Pay-What-You-Want Mobile Bank Account, Launches Out of Beta

Back in January, <b>AllThingsD</b> senior editor Liz Gannes told you about GoBank, the branchless bank account for the smartphone era that doesn’t charge …

Soundwave hopes to shake up music discovery on iPhone and Android

Soundwave is the latest music discovery app to be released for smartphones, with ambitions to help fans share details of what they're listening to, …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra screenshots surface, showing specs, home screen and launcher

Thanks to a reportedly leaked batch of screenshots, we now seem to have a big picture of what hardware the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, also known as Togari, will pack. A second set of leaked images apparently reveals the launcher of the handset.<p>The source for both sets of pictures is senior <i>XDA-developers</i> …

Nokia Lumia EOS promises 41 million reasons to be excited

Nokia has dropped another clanging hint about the hotly tipped Nokia Lumia EOS camera phone, promising 41 million reasons to get excited about the …

A&E, Lifetime and History Channel streaming apps land on Google Play

No need to envy your iPhone- and iPad-toting friends anymore just because they can catch the latest episodes of <i>Bates Motel</i> or <i>Dance Moms</i> on the go. Streaming apps from A&E, History Channel and Lifetime have just arrived on Android, and you can access content even if you're not a cable subscriber. …

HTC Butterfly s revealed: 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, UltraPixel camera sensor (video)

HTC's just pulled back the proverbial curtains on the Butterfly s at its Taiwan launch event. It'll arrive boasting a familiar-sounding 5-inch 1080p display, front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers and Sense 5 as expected. When it comes to internals, the Butterfly s runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on …

MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store

Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central location on the site for devices, accessories, books and the like. The store features a number of …

Through a PRISM darkly: Tracking the ongoing NSA surveillance story

It was a relatively quiet week for internet news until <i>Guardian</i> blogger Glenn Greenwald dropped a bombshell on Thursday, with a story that showed the …

Goji launches smile-please smart lock | Financial Times

Days after August’s launch, yet another smart lock has come knocking on the door in the shape of Goji, which launches an Indiegogo crowdfunding …

HTC bleeding continues: Operations chief reportedly steps down

The HTC exodus continues, with Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello the latest key executive to step down, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Costello leaves office after less than three years at the smartphone manufacturer, according to the report. Fred Liu, president of engineering and …

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Google Glass: facial recognition coming soon

The controversial Google Glass computer could soon recognise who you are talking to thanks to a new ‘hack’.<p>The new software from Lambda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers …

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update leaks with Galaxy S 4 features

Samsung’s Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S III has leaked, bringing Galaxy S 4 functionality to the older smartphone, though the official …