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HTC Posts Full Source Code For "Power To Give" App And Associated BOINC Server

If you're a fan of source code (and who isn't?), you might be excited to know HTC has released the code for Power To Give. The Power To Give …

EvolveSMS is a beautiful KitKat-themed SMS app

Some of you might remember <i>(or even actively use)</i> Sliding Messaging, a SMS application introduced last year that in many ways was designed with Android power users in mind, thanks to the vast array of features crammed in. Now the same developer is back again with something a bit more streamlined and …

Apps

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Day 23: #25DaysOfGiveaway – Win a Nexus 5!

Tell us your favorite apps & games and win! Day 23 of our #25DaysOfGiveaways we’re giving away a Nexus 5! This is Google’s flagship phone running the …

Google Nexus

Viber announces Viber Out worldwide, brings low-cost calling to any number

Promises no connection fees and significantly lower per-minute charges than Skype<p>Viber, the popular cross-platform messaging and VOIP calling …

Apps

Spotify on mobile goes free, replaces a paywall with shuffle play

Listen to artists or playlists at random for free<p>With an update to its app, Spotify has dropped the paid subscription requirement for using its music …

Look out Samsung, HTC plans camera-equipped smartwatch for 2014

Smartwatch concept<p>HTC is down but not out: the Taiwanese phone maker is planning to give the Samsung Galaxy Gear some serious competition with a smartwatch of its own.<p>Just days after CEO Peter Chou revealed in an interview that HTC has the blossoming wearable device market in its sights, a report …

Wearable Tech

Aereo launches its first Android app in public beta

App will allow people in the seven markets where Aereo operates to access the cloud-based TV service from Android devices running version 4.2 or higher.<p>Aereo launched its first Android app at the Google Play store on Tuesday.<p>The app, which was launched in a public beta, allows users in the seven …

Beta Testing

Omate TrueSmart watch won’t ship with Google Play Store support after all

The Omate TrueSmart is a Kickstarter-funded “water-resistant standalone smartwatch 2.0” that won’t ship with Google Play Store support or Google or Google Services, despite initial claims.<p>The smartwatch project managed to raise over $1 million from over 4,000 backers, even though it initially had a …

Android News

[APK Teardown] Play Store 4.4 Suggests Google Is Getting Ready To Release Google Play Newsstand

Earlier this week, we posted the first look at the upcoming Android Play Store app v4.4. As it turns out, besides sporting a new look and a secret …

Nike+ SportWatch GPS

The Nike+ SportWatch is not just a watch. It does tell time, but the real value of this beautiful piece of “jewelry” is that it functions as your own …

GPS

‘Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout’ now available in the Play Store

There are plenty of apps that give users workout regimens, include instructional videos, and more. But there aren’t many that keep you on track, on a …

Aviate: an always-changing, intelligent home screen for Android

What if Google Now was made of the icons on your home screen?<p>"We want to connect people to personalized information at the moment it’s useful," reads the mission statement of Aviate, a replacement launcher for Android available today in private beta. It sounds almost exactly like the tagline of …

How to automatically disable Android’s security lock screen when connected to your home Wi-Fi, Bluetooth device or by location

Your phone has a lot of personal information on it, and that is why I always recommend that you apply a security lock screen such as a PIN or …

My Asics app runs the numbers to make you faster

The fitness app market is crowded. The most popular ones do a great job of logging your performance and connecting you with friends, but what if you want to shave 20 minutes off your half marathon time? One standout is My Asics, from the running shoe maker of the same name. Its adaptive training …

Silent Circle launches encrypted text messaging app on Android

Silent Circle is launching its secure file sharing and text messaging app, Silent Text, on Android today, almost a year after the service first launched for iOS. The app allows mobile users to transfer 100MB files of any type, or to just send one another simple messages. It protects the data using …

Artificial leaf hopes to power the world

The tiny piece of technology that has enormous potential – converting sunlight into storable energy.<p>Imagine if you could draw energy from almost unlimited sources found in nature – water and light. That’s one possibility if Harvard professor Daniel Nocera’s idea for a device that can harness and …

Clean Energy

New form of carbon said to be strongest material ever found

The strongest known material in the world may have just been dethroned. Researchers from Rice University have calculated the properties of a little-studied form of carbon known as carbyne, and they've determined that it should have a "specific strength surpassing that of any other known material." …

Sound without speakers; Kyocera is changing how we hear each other

What if a phone didn’t need a speaker to relay a phone conversation to you? Sounds crazy, maybe. We’ve been utilizing speakers (almost exclusively) since Alexander Graham Bell (or Innocenzo Manzetti, depending on how you look at it) invented the telephone, so not having one seems far fetched.<p>We’ve …

Google Glass

Liquipel 'Skins' provide impact resistance without the bulky case

Admit it — you’re clumsy. You’d love to have one of those devices you can drop from a helicopter, but they’re not cool. The HTC One is cool, but it’s not waterproof or impact resistant. What to do?<p>Liquipel, a company that specializes is straddling the line between cool and durable, has focussed on …

Waterproofing

HTC planned a smartphone customization website before Motorola

One of the best things about Android is the sheer amount of choice we have when it comes to buying a new smartphone, and Motorola’s customization options available with the new Moto X seem like the next logical extension. But what if I was to tell you that HTC was actually considering a similar …

Mobile Technology

HTC One X+: Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 rolling out to Taiwan

Right now the HTC One is where it is at, but if you happen to still be packing an HTC One X+, you’ll be happy to know that HTC has finally started rolling out Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5. At the moment, the update is only live for folks in Taiwan and the surrounding region, but it’s a …

Android News

Best floating apps for serious multitasking on Android [August 2013]

One of Android’s best features that make it an incredibly powerful mobile OS is the ability to multitask with apps. However, since most of these apps …

Smartwatches gaining speed in industry, inWatch One now available with Android 4.0

There was once a time when smart-watches were merely a concept out of Dick Tracy and Bond films, but these days, they’re more than just real— they’re …

Google Play Books updated with textbook rentals just in time for school

About a month before most college kids get ready to start making book purchases and head into class, Google has flipped the switch on digital …

Andromizer is a “one-stop shop” app for tweaks and settings

One of the great things about Android is the ability to tweak and adjust so many different settings. A challenge for anyone looking to dig deep into …

Leaked Sony 'lens camera' range is literally a camera for your phone

Last month we reported on rumors that Sony was preparing a new type of camera accessory for smartphones, which incorporated full camera hardware into …

Cameras

[New App] Twisty Launcher Can't Wait For The Moto X, Enables App-Launching Gestures On Any Phone

The flick-gesture for quickly opening the camera app on the Moto X and new DROIDs has been repeatedly highlighted by Motorola. And like any …

Google patent allows you to launch certain apps using pattern unlock

Exhibiting good security practices is important when it comes to keeping your Android device safe from intruders. Unfortunately, using certain security methods can also require a bit of sacrifice on the user’s end, as is the case with pattern lock.<p>Pattern lock might be an easy way to secure your …

Apps

Android Device Manager coming this month; locate and protect your lost Android phone

There are plenty of tools and software packages out there that will monitor your Android phone and help locate it in the event that it's lost, but …