Richie Fasolo

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Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life<p>Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that …

Magnetism

CyanogenMod 11 M12 Snapshot available for download

<b>Update:</b> Since this post was published, the Cyanogen team published some info on the changes coming to CM11 M12. There aren’t many features, as the release focuses on stability and security updates, including a fix for the POODLE vulnerability in SSLv3 that was recently discovered. Cyanogen’s blog …

Mobile Technology

10 best Android file explorer apps, file manager apps, and file browser apps

File manager apps are among the most important apps on your device. With them, you can browse your files, find your downloads, manage your storage space, move things around, and a lot more. Not everyone is too keen on file organization because it can be pretty boring, but everyone still needs a …

Apps

Verizon And AT&T Join Forces To Develop VoLTE Calling Interoperability

When the forces of evil get together, it's usually bad news for the innocent bystanders, but this time it might be a good thing. Verizon and AT&T are …

10 white icon packs for a super clean home screen

One of the things that makes Android a truly beautiful platform is <b>customization</b>. I’m not talking about custom ROMs or root mods; I’m talking about …

AMD Will Be Launching 8GB Variants of the Radeon R9 290X 'Hawaii' in November

If you are a regular reader of tech news then you might wonder what is up with this news piece since the 8GB R9 290X version from SAPPHIRE already …

Unboxing the Nexus 9

Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days, but there are only a few that are really worth your time and money. Google is hoping that the new …

Android 5.0 Lollipop may make bloatware a thing of the past

Buying a phone from service providers is one of the things we dread the most. If you want a good deal on a new Android phone, you usually have to …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera tips and tricks

This handful of tips can help you get the most out of your Note 4's camera<p>Samsung has made strides in improving the quality of its cameras with the …

Mobile Photography

Gmail 5.0 With Exchange Support And Material Design Has Landed [APK Download]

The day is finally upon us - the Gmail 5.0 APK has landed, and we have it for your (production-signed) downloading pleasure.<p>As we've expected since …

The best new Android apps and games from October 2014

It’s the end of October and we hope everyone has/had a safe and fun Halloween! We’re getting into November, the weather is getting colder for some (warmer for others) and it’s time to round up the best new Android apps and games from October of 2014!<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is Camera51. This unique …

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Tip of the Day: See Only the Widgets You Want in the Order You Choose

Thanks to iOS 8, Apple lovers finally have access to widgets on their iPhones. But users will find some widgets more useful than others. Maximize their utility by deleting widgets you don't need to see in the Today view in Notifications and arranging the rest in the most convenient order.<p>To delete …

Widgets

The History of Digital Imaging Began With a Baby Picture

Could it have been any other way?<p>The first digital picture on a computer was, of course, a picture of a baby.<p>In 1957, Russell Kirsch was working at the National Bureau of Standards, which had something amazing—the first computer that could be programmed. Here's how Kirsch introduced it in a 2011 …

Unlocking Your Cell Phone In The U.S. Is Officially Legal Again

For the past 2 years, unlocking your cell phone without your carrier’s permission has, for absolutely ridiculous reasons, been illegal in the United States.<p>Not anymore!<p>As we covered at greater depth last week, the US Congress and Senate were both in agreement that unlocking a cell phone should <i>not</i> …

Motorola Nexus likely as Android Silver plans come into question

Over the weekend, news broke that a Nexus device codenamed Shamu would be coming from Motorola. In addition to the rumor of a massive 5.9-inch …

Chromecast mirroring now runs on nearly any device, via root app

Earlier this week Google officially rolled out support for Chromecast mirroring, at least on select Nexus, HTC, Samsung and LG devices. For most folks, the experience has been pretty solid on officially supported devices, though some of us (especially Android L users) have ran into issues with …

Android News

CyanogenMod team outlines plans for L release development

L is for Lollipop. Or Lemon Meringue Pie. Or, in the case of the Cyanogen team, L is for later.<p>The people behind the popular custom ROM outlined their plans for development based on the Android release preview. In short, prepare for some waiting.<p>In a post on the CyanogenMod blog, community manager …

Android News

Anchor Pointer App: Find Your Way Back Anywhere

Navigation apps for iPhone may not be in short supply, but that isn’t stopping iOS and Mac developers Pleeq from throwing its hat into the ring with Anchor Pointer.<p>Anchor Pointer isn’t your typical navigation app. It bypasses turn-by-turn directions and maps to return you to specific points where …

Windows 9 will morph to fit the device it's running on

Still holding onto your trusty copy of Windows 7 with a steely kung-fu grip? Well partner, it looks like Microsoft's next operating system, codenamed "Threshold," or, Windows 9 in the common tongue, is aimed right at you. The OS will apparently ship in three different flavors (desktop, tablet and …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Google Nexus

YouTube Is About to Change Drastically

YouTube is introducing a new way for its legion of video creators to make money on the site. The Google division announced Thursday at Vidcon that it …

How to make a VR headset with a pizza box, smartphone and $21 worth of tech

Google is bringing virtual reality to Android phones with cardboard — literally.<p>The Cardboard project is Google's attempt to bring inexpensive VR to its operating system using items you can find around home or buy at a hardware store or order online. Those include actual pieces of cardboard (an …

Korean users get limited-edition Galaxy S5 LTE-A with redesigned back

An LTE-A version of the Galaxy S5 with a QHD screen would be more than enough for most users, but it looks like South Korean carrier KT is taking …

Why the Amazon Fire phone will fail

The rumors about an Amazon smartphone have been doing the rounds for many years, and now it has finally arrived. What could the world’s biggest online retailer bring to the already crowded smartphone party? How does Amazon expect to tempt people away from the mighty offerings of Google and Apple? …

Mobile Technology

Yo, you've been hacked

Perhaps because of either its absurdity or its simplicity, a messaging app called Yo, which doesn’t do much more than send a contact a voice recording of someone saying “Yo,” has gone viral this week.<p>“Yo is a single-tap zero character communication tool,” a description for the app reads on its …

Apps

Best keyboard apps for Android

Keyboards may be one of the most important choices you make on your phone. They will shape the speed and accuracy with which you use your phone to …

Apps

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

“Dalvik is dead”: Google replaces Dalvik with ART in AOSP master branch

Google has just pushed changes to the master branch of AOSP that remove the aging Dalvik virtual machine and replace it with ART.<p>It’s been a long way coming, but ART is finally taking the reins from the venerable Dalvik as Android’s default virtual machine. Standing for Android Runtime, ART was …

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