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What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

How to encrypt your Android device

The reasonably recent debate in the US between law enforcement agencies and tech giants over smartphone encryption has once again brought the issue to center stage. There’s little doubt that keeping your personal data secure these days is pretty important, so it is fortunate that Android gives you …

Information Systems

The Best Video Games Of 2013

2013 was a really great year for video games. Maybe not the best year of all time, but a year packed with ambitious, surprising new titles.<p>It was also a year of new benchmarks, with games like <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> blowing away all previous sales records, and two new consoles from Sony and …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - [Google Play Weekly]

Even though there was a holiday this last week (happy belated Thanksgiving!), the Google Play Store continued to churn along as usual and that means there were some news items. There is now an app that gives you access to App Ops in Android 4.4. The CyanogenMod Installer made an exit from the Play …

You Built What?! A Homemade Scanning Electron Microscope

The hardest DIY project ever<p>Ben Krasnow has built his share of odd contraptions, including a liquid nitrogen generator made from an air conditioner, and the "thirst extinguisher," a commercial-grade fire extinguisher that cools, carbonates, and dispenses his homemade beer. Now, for no other reason …

Sony Sells A Million PS4s Within 24 Hours Of North American Launch

We’re now getting our first look at how quickly the PS4 has sold since launch with some actual quantitative data. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida took to Twitter to excitedly announce that a million PS4s have been sold within 24 hours of the North American launch of the system on November 15th.<p>President and …

GT Racing 2 arrives to Google Play, over 67 cars to choose from

Gameloft’s <i>GT Racing 2</i> has now arrived to Google Play, bringing us a new racing experience that offers realistic physics and weather conditions, a driver’s view camera, and over 1,400 events with the promise of 28 new challenges each week.<p>A racing game wouldn’t be worth the time of day if it wasn’t …

Google reportedly tried to buy Snapchat for $4 billion

Internet titans are seemingly going nuts over Snapchat, a two-year old startup whose core product is a self-destroying messaging service.<p>Earlier this week, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Snapchat turned down a massive $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook. At the time, market watchers …

Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 KitKat (via OmniROM), Nexus 5 CyanogenMod 11 custom ROMs available

Galaxy S3 and Nexus 5 owners looking for custom ROMs should check out OmniROM and CyanogenMod 11, respectively, which bring Android 4.4 KitKat experiences to the handsets.<p>The Galaxy S3’s official Android 4.3 update is not going so well, as many handset owners complained about various performance …

5 Android apps you can't miss this week! [Google Play Weekly]

Since Android 4.4 came out, Google has dominated the headlines in the app space and this week is no different. First and foremost, Google Search was updated to 3.1.8 and it fixed a bunch of Google Experience Launcher issues on supported and non-supported devices. Bluestacks updated their desktop …

Save some battery the easy way with Smart Battery Saver

Having insufficient battery life is a problem as old as Android. Battery technology has risen but a tick in the last few years while the rest of the hardware flies forward at warp speed. There is only so much you can do but with a good app you can squeeze precious hours of a battery charge that you …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 International Giveaway

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway! This week we are excited to announce that we are giving away a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This week’s giveaway is sponsored by the good folks at BitDefender, check out our latest review of Smart Battery Saver.<p><b>The winner of last week’s Nexus 5 giveaway is: Sean Harnett</b> …

Must read Android: top 12 stories this week

This week in your world of Android, KitKat rolled out to Nexus devices, while Samsung had problems with Jelly Bean, the incredibly cheap Moto G landed, Google Search got smarter, we heard news from the CyanogenMod team, and the Apple vs Samsung retrial kicked off.<p>These are the essential stories, …

LG G Flex: new promo video; accessories and flexibility detailed

Scheduled to launch in South Korea next week, the LG G Flex has appeared in a new promo video, while accessories for the handset have also been detailed.<p>The short video above shows a promo for the handset, but unfortunately it’s not in English – not that you really need to understand the text …

Download Android 4.4 KitKat [KRT16O] for your Nexus 10 now!

Folks, the time is upon us. Android 4.4 KitKat has just arrived for the Nexus 10!<p>Creeping XDA often yields good things, and it comes to us in a form of Android 4.4 KitKat for the beautiful Nexus 10 tablet.<p>Here’s the download link:<p>Getting started<p>You’ll need to have the Android SDK installed.<br>• You’ll …

Rumor: LG G Flex coming to AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile

A short tweet from a well-known leaker reveals that one of the first two flexible display smartphones will arrive in the USA at some point in the future.<p><i>@evleaks</i> posted the following message on Twitter, saying that the LG G Flex will be launched by three U.S. carriers including AT&T, Sprint and …

Video: How Mars Looked 4 Billion Years Ago

Filled with idyllic lakes and clouds!<p>What would a habitable, watery Mars look like? Four billion years ago, the dry, dusty planet may have had enough of an atmosphere to support bodies of water. Perhaps it looked like this beautiful, cloud-covered lake scene that animators at NASA's Conceptual …

Connoisseurs of the £4.99 vintage are the premier crew

It's a relief to learn that 80 per cent of us know next to nothing about wine<p>We’ve all been through the wine ritual. You’re in a bad restaurant, you’ve just ordered the food, and the bored 16-year-old waitress with a ring through her nose says: “Would you like to choose a wine?” Your eyes scan the …

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Must read Android: top 12 stories this week

This week in your world of Android: Android 4.4 hit (unofficially) a bunch of devices, we learned more about the Google Experience Launcher and the new ART compiler, Samsung teased its future tech, a bunch of core Google apps received updates, and we got a peek at HTC’s future flagship phone.<p>These …

Panono camera lets you throw it in the air to take panorama images

A typical panorama shot is composed of multiple pictures that are taken at slightly different times and then stitched together into an interactive image. While this method works, the result is often blurry and far from perfect.<p>A more advanced approach would be to use multiple camera lenses pointed …

CyanogenMod Installer arrives to Google Play

The CyanogenMod team first announced their plans to go commercial back in September. At the time, the team had also revealed that they were working on a special installer that would make getting CyanogenMod a much easier affair.<p>Taking to Google+, the Cyanogenmod team has announced that the the …

SmugMug’s Camera Awesome arrives to Google Play for $2.99

SmugMug’s <i>Camera Awesome</i> is without a doubt one of the most popular third-party camera apps in the iOS world. For Android users however, the app has be stuck in beta form for quite a while — until today. <i>Camera Awesome</i> is now ditching its beta tag, and has officially landed in the Play Store for …

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