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Secret settings hidden in your Android phone will make it feel twice as fast

Modern Android phones are so much faster and smoother than they used to be even a few short years ago. Of course, speed on a smartphone is just like …

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Brainbow reaches 1m players with educational game 6 Numbers

London-based mobile games startup Brainbow has more than 1m people playing its 6 Numbers game, eight weeks after it launched for iOS.<p>The maths-based …

Are You Ready? Evomail Hits The iPhone And Goes Free

You've been waiting, and now it's finally here: Evomail is now available for iPhone. The Gmail client, which arrived earlier this year for iPad, also …

Nature reserves say birdsong apps could disrupt wildlife in a major way

Birdsong apps may be better suited for the rural backyard — 42 UK nature reserves run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust have begun warning visitors against their use inside of conservation areas. In a post on its website, the Trust said that it fears that animal call apps could be disrupting delicate …

New Hack Can Activate HD Voice On Earlier T-Mobile iPhone Handsets

The latest in a long line of iPhone hacks that have promised to increase cellular download speeds on AT&T-, Verizon-, Sprint-, and T-Mobile-powered …

Today's Apps Gone Free: Flying Fox, OMGuitar, Birthday Calendar And More

Pluck hens off the farm as quickly as possible in Chillingo's puzzle game, Flying Fox. We also have an app that allows you to strum away on a digital …

Android Authority Q & A #002

Welcome to another installment of Android Authority Q & A. Each week we take questions from you, our wonderful readers and viewers, and answer them both here and in video form on our YouTube channel.<p>In a hurry or don’t like to read? Skip right to the video.<p>Q:<p><b>Claudio asks:</b> <i>What are some best</i> …

Vodio Finally Lands on Android and Brings $800k of Funding With It

The video discovery app Vodio is now available to download on Android for the first time, following its iOS debut last year.<p>In addition to releasing the Android version of its app, Vodio also said it successfully secured $800k of bridge financing led by New York seed fund RSL Venture Partners and …

Wall Street loves Snapchat! No, seriously!

Well, if you were wondering why an unnamed hedge fund would be ready to pony up big dollars for a chance to invest in Snapchat, then here is your …

Samsung Just Killed Nokia’s ‘True PureView’ Windows Phone And It’s Not Even Unboxed Yet

Poor Nokia. Samsung doesn’t stop. It’s just announced a new iteration of its flagship Galaxy S4 handset which has a digital camera embedded in its rump. The Galaxy S4 Zoom has a 10X optical zoom lens on the back, giving it two clear aspects: from the front it looks exactly like Samsung’s flagship …