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Android 4.3 permission manager; what it is and how it works [HOWTO]

Android 4.3 is out! Even though it’s an incremental update at best, it still brought with it a number of enhancements and features, including support for 4k displays. However, that’s not all Android 4.3 was packing. Underneath the improvements we could see in Android 4.3 was a secret feature that …

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Huawei announces the Ascend P6

Huawei this morning from London announced the Ascend P6 smartphone, a ridiculously thin 4.7-inch Android device.<p>The thinness is Huawei's lead bullet …

Windows 8 Ad Campaign Uses Siri’s Voice to Mock iPad

Do you recall the award winning “Get a Mac” ad campaign featuring Justin Long as a Mac and humorist John Hodgman as the PC? Well, it looks like …

Motorola Moto X specs leak online

A few weeks ago Motorola announced their new flagship smartphone – the Moto X. The Android-powered device will comes with some unique specs and …

HTC may release a vanilla Android ROM for existing One owners

HTC announced earlier today that it will bring a “Nexus experience” version of its flagship One smartphone to Google Play starting next month.<p>The …

Shazam launches on Windows Phone 8 with live tile scanning and Nokia Music integration

Though it’s been available for a week or so on the Windows Store, Shazam is officially unveiling its updated Windows Phone 8-optimized app.<p>There are …

Galaxy S4 receives its first price drop today, now $149.99 on a 3-year

A month into the Galaxy S4 launching in Canada the flagship device has received its first price drop. Best Buy has reduced the cost by $50 on a …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active could come in a teal variant

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has appeared in multiple forms, in red and in grey with AT&T’s logo slapped on the back. The handset is not going to be lacking in colors at all, as the device could come in teal as well.<p>This information comes from an image popular leaker <i>@evleaks</i> put up<i>.</i> <i></i>The image only …

June 2, 2013

<i>In the AA Weekly, we recap the most significant events that happened over the past seven days in our world of Android. We look at new devices, major news, leaks, and everything else you should know to stay on top of the sprawling Android ecosystem.</i><p><b>The fabled white Nexus 4</b><p>This one’s short – the …

HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update features reportedly leaked

In our review of the HTC One we found very little to fault with the device. Its big, beautiful 4.7-inch display was something to marvel at. It was fast and responsive, and it also had a hardware design that was unparalleled in the Android market. But the phone wasn’t perfect and we did have to take …

Leaked image shows the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active coming in Teal

Over the past number of weeks the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has arrived online in both picture and video format. This rugged device will most likely …

Top Canadian stories from the past week, plus other news from around the web

Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past 7 days. Motorola finally came out and confirmed the X Phone, White Nexus 4 was announced, …

New Sony Xperia commercial uses teenage romance to promote NFC (video)

The new Xperia TV ad shows one thing: love is in the air for Sony, too.<p>It’s hard to say whether it’s because spring is still here or it’s just a trend, but love seems to be a very common theme for tech ads these days. You may remember Samsung’s recent musical short film/ad, called “Love Story”. It …