Adrian Colon

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Grab the Lollipop update for your Nexus with the official OTA files

Since Google released the factory images of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nexus 5, 7, and 10 yesterday, users have been scouring the Internet for the official OTA files to update their devices manually. OTA updates can take a long time, and darn it, we need Lollipop now!<p>If you’re tired of the ol’</i> …

This Wearable Gadget Turns Your Footsteps Into Battery Life For Your Phone

The Ampy gives you motivation to get moving and solves the problem of your device always running out of battery.<p>Most fitness trackers try to inspire action by counting your steps. But a new wearable adds another layer of motivation: As you move, the device captures that energy and stores it to …

Android Lollipop Updates: Which phones are getting it, and when?

Android 5.0 Lollipop is here, and that means a mad scramble is on as manufacturers rush to update their existing phones to the new version of …

New HTC One (M8) Makes Another Appearance In 14-Minute German Hands-On Video Before Its Official Announcement

HTC might have been cool with a handful of M8 leaks to stir up interest, but this is probably not what the Taiwanese company had in mind. For a …

How to record your screen in Android 4.4 KitKat

We've previously walked through the basics of screen recording in Android 4.4 KitKat. For those of us familiar with command-line tools, it's just a …

Need for speed - What is the fastest Android browser?

We use our Android devices for everything nowadays. Calling, texting, checking email, scrolling through social media – you name it. Among those who take their mobile web browsing seriously, the choice of browser app is very crucial. Sure, it’s easy enough to stick with the browser that “comes with …

Software

The Best Photography Apps for Android: 2014 Edition

The camera in your Android device can vary from exceptional to terrible, depending on the model of phone you have, and even the version of Android …

Meet Torso, an ultra-portable charging cable Kickstarter project

Torso is a new ultra-portable charging cable for smartphones and other mobile devices that has plenty of other useful features, although to become reality it’s currently raising money on Kickstarter.<p>As you can see in the video above, Torso (the successor of Twig, a similar project) has a very small …

Watch this: Stephen Colbert attacks YouTube for filtering comments

This is fun: Stephen Colbert attacked YouTube for adding advanced comment moderation features on his show Wednesday night, calling it an …

Acer betting on Android, Chromebooks to offset slow Windows 8 sales

“We are trying to grow our non-Windows business as soon as possible.”<p>It doesn’t get more blunt than that comment, which was said Thursday by Acer …

Meet the man behind Marvel's unified film universe

There's no doubt that both Marvel and DC's renewed focus on comic book movies over the last decade has been successful — movies from both companies have made money hand over first and have even garnered some critical acclaim. However, there's one big difference between the two: Marvel is rapidly …

Nokia challenges iPhone's photo capabilities as Apple continues to ignore competitors

After depicting iPhone users as zombies, Nokia is back again to take on Apple directly in its latest Lumia ad. The Finnish smartphone maker is now parodying Apple's "every day" ads that started airing in April to demonstrate the popularity of the iPhone. Nokia's ad kicks off with "every day more …

Google adds seven new security features to Android

Along with support for Bluetooth Smart and Restricted Profiles Google has added some stronger security features to the latest release of the Android mobile operating system. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which Google is calling “a sweeter Jelly Bean”, adds support for Wi-Fi configuration on …

Samsung Teases BBM For Android As BlackBerry Further Telegraphs Its BBM Platform Play

Samsung is using the upcoming launch of BBM for Android (still just “coming soon”) to promote its Galaxy devices, Samsung App Store and Messaging Hub in a new release targeting the African market. BlackBerry is in on the push, with the two entering into an agreement to jointly market the service to …

“Angry Birds” Comes To The Kennedy Space Center

There are many reasons to visit the Kennedy Space Center. But if seeing rocket ships up close and learning from real astronauts what it’s like to be in space seems old hat, there’s now an exciting new exhibit that’s sure to engage and impress: <i>Angry Birds.</i><p>The 4,485-square-foot, seven-exhibit …

Car hackers use laptop to control standard car

<b>Next time you have a passenger in the back seat of your car offering infuriatingly "helpful" advice about your driving skills, count yourself lucky that they aren't doing anything more sinister in their attempts to guide your vehicle.</b><p>Two security experts in the US have demonstrated taking control …

Samsung overtakes Apple as 'most profitable phone firm'

<b>Samsung has become the most profitable mobile phone company in the world, overtaking Apple, a report says.</b><p>Samsung's handset division had an estimated operating profit of $5.2bn (£3.4bn) in the second quarter of 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.<p>Apple's iPhone operating profit was estimated at …

All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

Google's Chrome App Launcher is Now Live For Windows Users

Windows users can now download and enable the Chrome App Launcher, giving them instant access to common Web-based Google services such as the Chrome browser, Gmail, Google Drive and the Chrome store.<p>It’s essentially a shortcut to the landing page on the Chrome browser, which shows a horizontal grid …

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 …

Should Microsoft keep bashing Apple, Google?

When I think of Microsoft these days I think of a slightly aging mastiff barking at all the other dogs in the park.<p>The other dogs seem prettier and more sprightly. Could this be why the Microsoft mastiff is so angry?<p>It's hard not to imagine that, one day, someone suggested that Redmond should see …

What Games Are: Apple Needs To Make An iJoypad

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>I’ve been an iPhone loyalist since the beginning. Although I never owned one of the original phones, I was always a big …

Is HTC's latest blog post hinting at HTC One Mini?

A blog post on HTC's Web site may signal the impending debut of the smaller<p>HTC One, rumored to be called the HTC One Mini.<p>The large infographic doesn't explicitly name the upcoming smartphone, yet it's hard to imagine any other reason for the post. Citing a desire to "bring the One experience to as …

PlayStation 4, Xbox One pre-orders sold out at most major retailers

Wal-Mart is one of the few major U.S. retailers that's still accepting pre-orders for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.<p>If you're eager to be one of the first gamers to get your hands on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One but haven't pre-ordered either console yet, you might be in for a rude …

Your PS4 digital library will be playable from any system

<b>Speaking at the Develop conference in the UK, Sony's R&D senior team leader Neil Brown has outlined some of the PSN library features of the</b> …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

Phone screens could soon be visible in direct sunlight and even fight germs

What is unusual about this sheet of glass?<p>That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new treatment from glass manufacturer …

iPhone 5 The ‘Most Hated Handset’, Galaxy S4 The Most Loved [Report]

Apple’s iPhone 5 is “the most hated handset” currently available, receiving the most criticism on social networks, reports British tabloid <i>The Daily</i> …