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15 best camera apps for Android

Cameras on smartphones are a much bigger deal than they used to be. Companies are chomping at the bit to make their cameras more reliable, work better in low light, and add features that people want. Many will base their purchase decisions on the strength of the camera. The point is that cameras …

Android logo, from bathroom signs to open source – how it’s made

The Android logo needs no introduction anymore, as Android is probably one of the easiest brands to recognize out there – at least to smartphone buyers – but not everybody knows its story.<p>That little green robot has been Android’s logo since the beginning – well, since Google acquired this …

Must read Android: top 12 stories this week

Here’s what’s been going on in your world of Android this week: we got to see the upcoming Nexus, the new iPhones left us mostly unfazed, we discussed the pros and cons of 64-bit chips, Hugo Barra filled us in on his plans at Xiaomi, and got a few more details about the HTC One Max.<p>These are the …

How to: Set up Android Device Manager to lock and wipe your phone

Back at the beginning of August Google unveiled a new service called "Android Device Manager" that let you locate and remotely wipe your phones and …

Nova wireless flash for Android devices fits into your wallet, raising money on Kickstarter

Android device users that would like to improve the quality of their mobile pictures should check out the Nova Kickstarter campaign which raises money for a wireless flash that would fit in one’s wallet.<p>The Nova wireless flash is meant to bring more light to your mobile photos when needed. The slim …

The best f---ing weather widget you can install [AC After Dark]

Sometimes a weather widget can exist simply for entertainment purposes<p>Everyone has a favorite weather widget that fits their style or craving for …

Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete …

Gmail Update 4.6 Coming Today, Brings New Cards UI To Conversations

Cards, cards everywhere, but not a drop to drink. Or something like that.<p>That seems to be Google's mantra these days, as <i>everything</i> is getting …

Must read Android: top 15 stories this week

It was a busy, busy week for Android lovers, with everything from exciting product launches, to category-defining products, a new version of Android, and glimpses of what’s to come. These are the big stories, the essence of an entire week in just a few phrases. It’s must read Android.<p>The most …

Nexus program finally gets a forum for users to get help, share information

Google famously rebuffs traditional support in favor of forums, where users can often source answers to situations that Google engineers neither saw or imagined. While Chrome OS — and more pointedly, Chromebooks — enjoy a robust and thriving community, the Nexus program has had no such recourse …

Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) sales to reach 400,000-600,000 units initially, report says

Samsung’s second-generation Galaxy Note 10.1 model will go on sale in various markets starting with late September, but it looks like “industry sources” already estimate “small” initial sales for the tablet.<p>The not always reliable <i>DigiTimes</i> says that the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will sell …

Rumor: Amazon could offer its smartphone for free, no carrier contract

For years now we’ve been hearing about how Amazon will release its own smartphone, likely under the Kindle Fire brand. We’ve even heard reports on the company developing a phone with 3D display technology, expanding their R&D office space and testing a secret wireless network. Even after all of the …

Windows Phone update detailed in leaked screenshots, includes multitasking changes

Microsoft is currently preparing a new update for Windows Phone 8, known as General Distribution Release 3. The update is primarily designed for upcoming hardware, like Nokia's upcoming Lumia 1520, but it will also add features for new and existing devices. A <i>WP Central</i> forum poster claims to have …

Facebook for Windows Phone Now Supports 256MB RAM Phones

Microsoft has updated the Facebook app for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 with support for phones with 256MB RAM, as well as performance enhancements and bug fixes for all devices.<p>Given that Facebook is used by more than 1 billion people worldwide each month — and mobile usage is growing fast …

LG-D821 (Nexus 5?) spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

An LG handset whose model number is similar to the purported Nexus 5 spotted with the FCC has also been seen at the Bluetooth SIG.<p>The LG-D821 is identified as an LG LTE mobile phone and has been listed on September 5 with the Bluetooth SIG – the FCC filing was also discovered yesterday.<p>According to …