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Popular flashlight app has been secretly sharing location data

How ‘free’ are free apps? As the old adage goes, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” The (hopefully obvious) truth is that most developers don’t create free apps out of the kindness of their hearts, they do it to make money. For some developers, that means in-app purchases. For others, they …

Unofficial CM11 KitKat ROM for the Galaxy Nexus hits stable version

Users of the aging Galaxy Nexus can treat themselves with some unofficial KitKat goodness, thanks to a custom ROM developed by <i>XDA</i> contributor PlayfulGod.<p>The ROM is an unofficial build based on CM11, which in turn is based on the AOSP version of Android 4.4 KitKat. PlayfulGod calls it a beta, …

Samsung to challenge Apple with AMOLED tablets -- report

Samsung is cooking up a couple of new high-end tablets outfitted with AMOLED displays. At least, that's the scuttlebutt from a story at South Korean Web portal Naver.<p>Citing an unnamed industry source, Naver said on Friday that Samsung is prepping two tablets, one with an 8-inch screen and the other …

Tablets

Google Play for Android expected to get new features

Google is expected to roll out an updated version of the Google Play app for Android, according to Android Police, which hosts an unverified version of the app (download at your own risk).<p>The blog, which often gets its hands on early releases of apps, says that the 4.5.10 release brings a number of …

Apps

Amazon MP3 App Update Gives The UI Some Much-Needed Spit And Polish, Improved Speed, And Facebook Sharing

It's been nearly a year and a half since we last wrote about the Amazon MP3 app, because that's the last time the company did anything interesting …

LG G Flex review

What if screens didn't have to be flat? It's a question designers and engineers have been asking for years as they imagined tablets you could roll up like a newspaper, or mocked-up smartwatches that were just screens coiled around our wrists. Displays could be even larger while devices shrank; they …

Razer is making an iPhone game controller, according to leak

It looks like Logitech and Moga will soon have some more company in the iPhone(s aapl) gaming department. According to noted tipster @evleaks, Razer …

Starting today, your iPhone can pester you to buy whatever you’re standing next to

If you own any iPhone more recent than the 4, walk into any US Apple retail store today and you’ll get a taste of the possibly-dystopian future of retail and the internet of things. That’s because Apple just rolled out a technology called iBeacon in all 254 of its US stores, and if you say “yes” to …

Macy's

Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping

While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled out iBeacon technology that can shadow your every move in all 254 of its US stores -- if you want it …

Why is Microsoft scared of Chromebooks?

Something has Redmond spooked<p>"It’s pretty much a brick," says <i>Pawn Stars</i>’ Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn’t want you buying this thing.<p>But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google’s oft-ridiculed web-only …

Report: Spotify to introduce free mobile streaming service next week

Spotify is holding a press event in New York City next week, and according to sources familiar the matter speaking to both the Wall Street Journal …

Google manager reportedly posts photos of prescription Glass, quickly removes them

Google has been promising to bring support for prescription lenses to Google Glass, but it hasn't given much of an indication of what that'll ultimately look like or when it'll be released. But earlier this week, Google community manager Brian Matiash reportedly posted two photos that appear to be …

Facebook's Zuckerberg Wanted To Acquire Snapchat In $1B+ Deal

As mobile messaging service Snapchat looks to potentially raise $200 million in funding, there’s word suggesting that at one point Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had approached the company in an attempt to acquire it. Sources tell The Wall Street Journal that the offer for the startup was north of $1 …

Jolla plans to eventually bring Sailfish OS to Android devices

When you think of mobile operating systems, it’s likely that two platforms come to mind: Android and iOS. Although there are other operating systems out there including Windows Phone 8, Firefox OS and Ubuntu — it’s Apple and Google’s operating systems that rule the roost.<p>So how does a newcomer …

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch now on sale for $349, ships in 1-2 weeks

The Qualcomm Toq smartwatch is now available for purchase from Qualcomm, though any new orders will have to wait at least a week before they ship.<p>As promised last month, the Qualcomm Toq is now on sale for $349, the same price as the Nexus 5, and $50 more than the Samsung Galaxy Gear. For the price …

Google Glass Officially Gets Access To Google Play Music, Stereo Earbuds Available For $85

Since its introduction, Google Glass has been in the unfortunate position of having relatively limited functionality. However, with a steady stream …

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review: Truly Excellent Hardware, Thoroughly Limited Software

Article Contents<p>Imagine your perfect full-sized tablet. It's light, thin, has a gorgeous high-resolution display, multiple-day battery life, powerful …

17 Best New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (11/19/13 - 12/2/13)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

Google Play Music app officially arrives on Glass

Glass Explorers who weren't adventurous enough to sideload Google Play Music onto their wearable for an early taste of the app have just gotten easy access to it. Mountain View's just listed the tune player on the MyGlass application and in the Glassware section of its companion website. Once the …