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How to hide your API Key in Android

Many Android apps that interact with the cloud use a client – server architecture with the phone acting as a client and much of the heavy lifting taking place on the server. Sometimes you have control over the server, and sometimes it’s a third party who provides the data, e.g. traffic updates, …

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20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy

By on March 2, 2018 at 7:12 am<p>Now that so much of normal life revolves around the internet, the privacy of each and every one of us is at risk. …

Naked Speed Special: Bryan Fuller's Scrambler

If Bryan Fuller’s name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, his face should. He’s the co-host of Naked Speed—Velocity’s popular, café-racer-centric show.<p>Bryan’s been getting his hands dirty far longer than he’s been in show business though. His shop—Fuller Moto—has built up an impressive portfolio of …

Carriers in the U.S. are legally obligated to unlock your phone

Inquisitr<p>Do you remember when it was illegal to unlock your cell phone in the United States? Don’t worry, those days are behind us now. Effective immediately, all U.S. carriers must unlock customers’ phones or tablets upon request, with a few small caveats.<p>Back in 2013, the FCC came to an agreement …

Stay safe with a 3-year subscription to Anonymizer Universal VPN for 77% off

Using a VPN (virtual private network) is one of the easiest and safest ways to secure sensitive data on a mobile device. If you’re looking to stay anonymous online with top-notch protection, we suggest trying out a subscription to Anonymizer Universal VPN. This VPN service is compatible with just …

Très cool: Dinamax's custom Yamaha TW125

Yamaha’s diminutive TW125 has become something of a cult classic in the world of custom motorcycles. It’s easy to see why: this humble farm bike exudes an honest charm that’s hard to ignore.<p>Dimitri Chaussinand certainly gets it. Despite owning a perfectly good Triumph Speed Triple, Dimitri (AKA …

Why You Should Buy a 4 TB Hard Drive and Avoid 3 TB

The fours crash a lot less.<p>Bigger is better when it comes to hard drive reliability. That's according to a new report from Backblaze. The cloud-backup company tracked the annual failure rates of nearly all the 41,213 drives it uses to store all its customers' data and found that 4 TB drives were …

Deal Alert: Learn how to build your first Android app for free with Bitfountain

Learning to develop for a new operating system can be daunting, especially when many tutorials are so expensive. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at developing for Android, we’ve got something here for you. Thanks to the Android Authority Deals Store, you can now learn to build your first app …

Root achieved for Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact with locked bootloader

Owners of Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact Android handsets that have a locked bootloader, it is your lucky day. At least, it is if you’ve been hoping to root your device.<p>A clever dev over at the XDA-Forums has scored himself a touch of bounty for working out the xploit. Sorry… exploit. The …

This Incredible 1.5-Billion-Pixel Image Is the Biggest Hubble Picture Ever

See 100 million stars in our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda.<p><i>(Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and L.C. Johnson (University of Washington), the PHAT team, and R. Gendler)</i><p>NASA has just released the biggest picture ever. Seriously. It would take more than 600 HD screens to display …

Get lifetime access to the Android Game Developer Bundle for $49 (93% off)

Many people want to build apps and games for Android, but most don’t know where to start. If you’re one of those people, we may have a deal that could be just right for you. The Android Game Developer Bundle offers seven all-level online courses for building Android apps and games. With these …

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White Hat Hacker Bundle teaches ethical hacking and more, priced at $49

While there are a number of free ‘crash’ course type programs out there for those looking to further their skills when it comes to programming, hacking and the like — sometimes you want to take it a step further. That’s where programs like the “White Hat Hacker Bundle” comes in handy, going more …

Biking Concept Can Fill a Water Bottle From Thin Air Every Hour

Fontus condenses atmospheric moisture to fill up your water bottle.<p>Forget constantly stopping to refill your water bottle on long bike rides. This designer has come up with a new way to quench your thirst on the go.<p>Kristof Retezár, a student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, has …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

Check out these impressive tiny houses that maximize both function and style.<p>Growing in popularity over the last decade, tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize their lives. While the structures often measure less than 300 square feet, the tiny house movement …

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Turn your CBR1000rr into a "cafe fighter"

How much power is too much power? In the motorcycle world, it’s a question that will never be answered. But if you love customs and don’t mind changing your underwear after every ride, Bill Webb has the solution for you.<p>His latest creation is the Stoc RR: a 178 hp Honda CBR1000rr turned into a …

These Photos Show America in Ruins

This fascinating collection of images depicting abandoned sites across the country takes you on a journey through a different side of America, filled with rust, peeling paint, and stillness.<p><i>A trolley graveyard where dozens of train cars sit decaying.</i><p>The charred façade of a once-grand resort, the …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

The name your own price learn to code bundle

<i>8 Actionable Online Courses. Donate to Charity. Code Like a Champ.</i><p>You can name your price to get Programming Java for Beginnings and PSD to HTML5/CSS3, or beat the average price (currently just $<b>15.05</b>) to receive for the entire bundle, <b>valued at $893</b>!<p>If you’re serious about learning to code, there’s …

Dryzoo coating promises to make your current smartphone water resistant

While Sony has long offered waterproof smartphones, the concept has only more recently started to gain traction with other Android OEMS like Samsung. With many of us bringing our smartphone everywhere we go, it makes sense that our phones would occasionally find themselves in situations where a …