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Android Auto: Head Units vs Being Built In

Android Auto: Head Units vs Being Built In

Android Auto has really gained some traction over the past few months. With Pioneer putting out their three after-market headunits, and then JVC just announcing that they were shipping their models to retailers and should be available real soon. Then you have car makers like Hyundai, Buick, Chevy, GMC and others announcing availability for Android […]

New Digital E-Tickets Make Taking the TTC Easier

New Digital E-Tickets Make Taking the TTC Easier

Canada and Toronto are rightly proud of hosting the Pan Am Games later this month, and like all good hosting cities, they are quickly working on sprucing up the place for the many tourists that will invade this fine city.  Work is being done to insure that hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, vendors and especially transportation […]

Android Apps & Games Sales – July 3rd, 2015

Android Apps & Games Sales – July 3rd, 2015

As we do each Friday, here are all the apps and games that are on sale in the Google Play Store right now. Let’s get some new games for the long holiday weekend! Dictionary.com Premium – $2.99 Kiwanuka – $1.99 Sparkle – $0.99 Star Traders 4X Empires Elite – $1.99 AntiVirus PRO Android Security – […]

Doodle Makes Scheduling Group Events Quick And Painless

Doodle Makes Scheduling Group Events Quick And Painless

Our everyday lives can be hectic, and that chaotic fast paced feeling can sometimes only increase during the Summer when more people tend to plan vacations, work events, family outings, road trips with friends and more. This is where scheduling apps can be a very useful tool to have on hand and with the presence […]

Deal: Photive BTH3 Bluetooth Headphones – $39.95

Deal: Photive BTH3 Bluetooth Headphones – $39.95

Looking for a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones? Look no further than the Photive BTH3 Bluetooth Headphones. They are currently on sale over on Amazon for $39.95, which is a very good price for these. Photive touts that these have 12 hours of battery life, they also have a microphone so that you are able […]

Samsung Pay now in Final Testing in South Korea

Samsung Pay now in Final Testing in South Korea

Samsung Pay was announced at Mobile World Congress alongside the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, as Samsung’s approach to mobile payments. It’s been in testing ever since, as Samsung and card companies want to be sure that the mobile payment service will work as intended. The last thing Samsung wants is for a transaction […]

Android Deals – July 3rd, 2015: Motorola, LG, Samsung and More!

Android Deals – July 3rd, 2015: Motorola, LG, Samsung and More!

As always, there’s a ton of Android deals available right now, let’s take a look at some of those great deals out there. Smartphones HTC One M8 32GB – $199 HTC One E9+ LTE – $497 BLU Dash C Music-Global GSM – $46.99 BLU Life One 4G LTE Smartphone – $99 BLU Dash JR 4.0 K Smartphone – $36.99 BLU […]

Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly – July 3rd Edition

Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly – July 3rd Edition

  Verizon Updates Moto X (2014) to Android 5.1 Last week we saw the Moto X Pure Edition as well as unlocked GSM models get the Android 5.1 update, but this week Motorola users on Verizon are getting the same treatment. Android 5.1 has been a long time coming for Moto X users, but it’s […]

Photo of Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice Leaks Out

Photo of Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice Leaks Out

We’ve been hearing rumors of BlackBerry possibly going with Android for their next smartphone. We’ve heard that there are actually a couple Android running BlackBerries coming out, with one that leaked out yesterday, that turned out to be a Passport running Android. Now we have another picture coming from Evan Blass aka Evleaks, of the […]

Microsoft And Kyocera To End Patent Lawsuit

Microsoft And Kyocera To End Patent Lawsuit

Kyocera an electronics and ceramics corporation located in Kyoto, Japan has just agreed to extend its licensing patent with tech giant Microsoft, and in turn end the infringement lawsuit Microsoft had brought against it. Kyocera is known mostly for low-end handsets and rugged survival phones such as the DuraScout used by English outdoorsman Bear Grylls. This past March, […]

LG’s 2015 Nexus to be based off an Unreleased Prototype

LG’s 2015 Nexus to be based off an Unreleased Prototype

We’ve been hearing lots of rumors about the Nexus 5 (2015) being built by LG, and it looks like we’ve got another rumor coming out today about it. According to Android Pit, the company will be making the device, however it will not be based off of the LG G4 like most expected. Instead, the […]

Deal: Moto E (2015) 4G LTE – $99

Deal: Moto E (2015) 4G LTE – $99

Looking for a decent smartphone for under $100 and unlocked? Well there’s not many choices out there, but the Moto E is now available for $99. And this is the LTE model, so you will get 4G LTE here. This one normally retails for $149, but you can grab it for as low as $99, […]

Google Drive No Longer Offers Older Design Layout

Google Drive No Longer Offers Older Design Layout

If you hate change and decided to hold out for as long as you possibly can with the Google Drive user interface, we’re sorry to report that your time with the old UI has come to an end. Google has started to take away the option to stay on the old user interface which means […]

Samsung, Oppo Sued Over The Amount Of Pre-Installed Apps

Samsung, Oppo Sued Over The Amount Of Pre-Installed Apps

Android is an open source operating system, and there are a ton of different UIs which run on top of Google’s mobile OS. That’s actually the beauty of Android, having plenty of options, amongst other things, of course. That being said, we often hear the term ‘bloatware’ mention when talking about certain Android devices / […]

Android App Updates – July 3rd, 2015: Meerkat, Solid Explorer and More!

Android App Updates – July 3rd, 2015: Meerkat, Solid Explorer and More!

Meerkat Gains Web Embed Capabilities Since Periscope launched on Android, Meerkat hasn’t seen much action. But this week they did announce a new feature. Now you are able to embed streams onto web pages. Not a huge feature, but something that could come in handy for sure. HTC Dot View Case App Gets Updated The […]

MasterCard Prepping For Facial Recognition Purchases

MasterCard Prepping For Facial Recognition Purchases

  From bank accounts to emails, everyone is working on providing a secure and viable option to keep away hackers and theft. We’ve seen a number of different concepts to real working solutions such as a two-step process that includes a password and text message authorization code to even fingerprint scanners. Now MasterCard is prepping […]

Deal: Layze Phone Holder – $24.99

Deal: Layze Phone Holder – $24.99

This is a rather interesting product, it’s called the Layze Phone Holder. It’s basically a phone holder that can clip onto the side of your desk and hold up your phone. It’s pretty flexible as well. It also has 360-degree rotation and tilt. Which makes it great for watching videos and such without needing to […]

Three Adds 8GB Data Option to Contracts

Three Adds 8GB Data Option to Contracts

  Things are changing in the UK, as the deal for BT to acquire EE continues to fall under scrutiny and Three and O2 are in talks, too. The High Street has changed with the loss of Phones 4U and the merger of PC World and Carphone Warehouse, all of these things have changed the […]

HP Preparing Fourth-Gen Chromebook 11 for $199

HP Preparing Fourth-Gen Chromebook 11 for $199

HP has announced and is preparing a new Chromebook model, the HP Chromebook 11 G4. The 2015 model looks very much like the 2014 model but with a useful difference: it is cheaper. The retail price of the cheapest model is down to $199, some $40 less than the starting price of the G3 although […]

Fitbit Now Officially Available In India

Fitbit Now Officially Available In India

Fitbit has rapidly become the largest global provider of fitness and activity tracking wearable technology, offering a variety of products designed to help customers track their activity and sleep patterns, plus accompanying software designed to encourage users to become more active, enjoy better quality sleep and mind their water intake and diet. The company has experienced […]

New Batch Of ZUK Z1 Camera Samples Surface In China

New Batch Of ZUK Z1 Camera Samples Surface In China

The competition in the Chinese smartphone market is fierce. There are a lot of companies trying to grab a piece of the marketshare, and some of them are even joining forces in order to do so. Lenovo and Qihoo 360 are a prime example of that, these two companies have together invested into a new […]

OnePlus 2 Render Surfaced, Full Metal Body In Tow

OnePlus 2 Render Surfaced, Full Metal Body In Tow

OnePlus 2 launch is right around the corner, and the internet has been buzzing about it for quite some time now. OnePlus One was one of the best handsets in 2014, and its successor will also be very popular, no doubt about that. This will be the company’s second device (OnePlus was founded back in […]

Google To Launch A New Android One Handset On July 14

Google To Launch A New Android One Handset On July 14

There are two kinds of phones which sport Google’s untouched stock UI on them, Nexus devices and Android One devices. I believe that most of you are more than familiar with Nexus devices, but considering Android One’s limited availability, some of you have probably never handled such a device. The Android One project launched in […]

OnePlus Cardboard Is Now Available For $0 (+Shipping)

OnePlus Cardboard Is Now Available For $0 (+Shipping)

OnePlus is one of the more interesting Chinese smartphone OEMs. This company was founded at the end of 2013, and they’ve released their first (and only) handset in 2014. The OnePlus One is still a really compelling device, and still the company’s flagship. OnePlus will announce their second-gen flagship on July 27th, but until that […]

Meizu MX5 Gets Dismantled, Let’s Take A Look Inside

Meizu MX5 Gets Dismantled, Let’s Take A Look Inside

Meizu is one of the fastest growing Chinese smartphone manufacturers at the moment. This company has released a number of really solid devices last year, and has continued doing so this year as well. Meizu has announced the MX4, MX4 Pro and M1 Note devices in 2014, and has released M1, M2 Note and MX5 […]

Official: Meizu Sold 8.9 Million Smartphones In H1 2015

Official: Meizu Sold 8.9 Million Smartphones In H1 2015

Meizu did a great job in 2014, this China-based company released a couple of great smartphones last year and managed to get attention from a lot of people. A couple of months ago they confirmed that they’re selling more devices than ever before, and those number were expected to increase this year as well. Well, […]

Zopo Confirms Smartwatch And Smartphone Coming July 15

Zopo Confirms Smartwatch And Smartphone Coming July 15

Zopo is a rather interesting China-based company. This smartphone OEM has released the Zopo ZP999 ‘Lion Heart’ device last year, and managed to get a lot of attention from both media and consumers. The company didn’t exactly release a ton of devices since then, but they did release a couple of them. The latest Zopo-branded […]

Worldwide Android News 03/07/15 – HTC, Nexus And More

Worldwide Android News 03/07/15 – HTC, Nexus And More

Facebook Lite Now Available In India And The Philippines Facebook is the biggest social media network in the world. This US-based company has released ‘Facebook Lite’ app a while back, and the app is now available in India and the Philippines as well. What is Facebook lite? Well, it is a trimmed-down Facebook app for […]

AH Tech Talk: Google Product Testing And The Method Of “Dogfooding”

AH Tech Talk: Google Product Testing And The Method Of “Dogfooding”

Testing products internally is a pretty normal practice for many companies, and while beta testing with individual consumers is also a good idea, it’s almost a better idea to make sure everything humanly possible is ironed out before those products or services are handed off to outsiders. This is typically how Google tests many of […]

Rumored Blackberry Android Phone Image Leaks

Rumored Blackberry Android Phone Image Leaks

Rumors of a Blackberry device powered by the Android operating system have been floating around for a while now, but just over the last few weeks to a month things have started to take shape. There is now a rumored name for the device which is currently being referred to as the Blackberry Venice, and […]

Newest Benchmark Suggests 4GB RAM OnePlus 2

Newest Benchmark Suggests 4GB RAM OnePlus 2

Compared to yesterday, today has been much calmer in terms of OnePlus news. Of course, it could not be much busier than it was yesterday, with a number of reports emerging including images which seemed to suggest that the OnePlus 2 will come sporting a front facing 8-megapixel camera and a dual-lens camera on the […]

Casio Said To Launch A Smartwatch Next Year

Casio Said To Launch A Smartwatch Next Year

Casio is one of the better-known brands when it comes to wristwatches, of course they have other products in their portfolio like calculators, cameras or even smartphones, but who could forget those classic designs like the F-91W (which is totally making a comeback) or those that included calculators? Now that most companies dedicated to making […]

Phone Comparisons: ASUS ZenFone 2 vs Meizu M2 Note

Phone Comparisons: ASUS ZenFone 2 vs Meizu M2 Note

Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the ASUS ZenFone 2 goes up against the Meizu M2 Note.  Two of the better Chinese manufacturers go up against one another – they both cram as much as they can into each device and then charge a rock bottom price.  We are looking […]

Sony’s New Patent Could Monitor Your Face At All Times

Sony’s New Patent Could Monitor Your Face At All Times

The features that seem to be more prominent in mobile devices in recent times seem to be targeted towards health. Smartphones and smartwatches now include sensors that along with some others dedicated to locating users, can calculate how many steps users walk in a period of time as well as some other physical activities. Sony […]

Featured: Top 10 Android Apps For Jokes

Featured: Top 10 Android Apps For Jokes

No matter what time of the year it is, jokes are always in fashion. Well, funny ones at least. As the problem with jokes is that once you know them, they start to lose their appeal. With that in mind, there are a number of apps out there which can help to make sure your […]

Exploring Four Custom Settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Exploring Four Custom Settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are big sellers for the smartphone giant, and rightly so.  With a new design from the ground up using glass and metal, sporting a QHD Super AMOLED display, offering their own 64-bit processor with 14nm technology, DDR4 RAM and their new USF 2.0 Flash Memory they […]

Dropbox May Offer More Storage For Securing Your Account

Dropbox May Offer More Storage For Securing Your Account

Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud-based services for storing any file you might want to have available across several platforms and accessible at all times. At the same time, this service offers less storage capacity than some of its rivals, users who decide to use the free scheme get 2GB with some options […]

CTL Announce The H4 Education Chromebook For $199

CTL Announce The H4 Education Chromebook For $199

The Chromebook market is one which has been booming of late. The combining of performance with affordability is naturally a balance which has attracted a number of converts who would rather not shell out significantly more for a more traditional laptop or desktop option. One sector in particular, which has seen massive growth in Chromebook […]

Google Connects Chatbot To Neural Network

Google Connects Chatbot To Neural Network

Chatbots are relatively complex computer programs designed to simulate a natural conversation between humans; often treating conversations as if they were a tennis match, with a simple talk-reply functionality. Over the last decade tremendous advances were made for this area of computer software, but none as big or significant as the ones achieved by Google. […]

Featured: Top 10 Accessories for July 2015

Featured: Top 10 Accessories for July 2015

There are millions of great accessories out there for your device. Whether that be a case, a screen protector, a Qi wireless charger, a battery pack, a dock or something else. There’s something out there for everyone. Each month we put together a list of about 10 great accessories that you should check out. Here’s […]

Rumor: AT&T To Sell Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice

Rumor: AT&T To Sell Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice

We have seen many rumors surrounding BlackBerry and Android, but in the last month these have intensified with the story that BlackBerry is to release a device, called “Venice,” in both BlackBerry 10 and Android flavors. The Venice is purported to be based around mid to high-end hardware, although for the most part the distinction […]

SlickWraps Celebrates Independence Day with 40% Off

SlickWraps Celebrates Independence Day with 40% Off

If you’re looking to get a skin for your device. Now’s the time to do so. SlickWraps is currently offering 40% off their entire store for Independence day weekend. The sale is going now through July 6th, so you’ve got until Monday to get your order in. SlickWraps makes some pretty epic skins for all […]

FCC Navigating Carriers, Broadcasters In 600 MHz Sale

FCC Navigating Carriers, Broadcasters In 600 MHz Sale

Next year, the FCC, or Federal Communications Commission, has the unenviable position of being put in charge of the low frequency spectrum auction, which will see chunks of 600 MHz spectrum that is currently used by broadcasting companies packaged up and sold off to carriers for repurposing into low frequency LTE carrier signal. The FCC […]

Rumor: Samsung Preparing Galaxy J1 Ace

Rumor: Samsung Preparing Galaxy J1 Ace

Earlier in the year, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy J1 with a model designation of SM-J100. The Galaxy J1 is a lower end handset based around a 4.3-inch, 480 by 800 pixel display, a Spreadtrum dual core processor (based on the ARM Cortex-A7 core) backed up by 512 MB of RAM and a 5MP rear […]

Featured: Top 10 Best Android Games For Kids

Featured: Top 10 Best Android Games For Kids

With Google’s recent introduction of the family-friendly category in the Play Store that focuses on highlighting games and apps which are perfect for parents, kids, and families alike, it’s only fitting that we focus on some of the best games for kids. Here are some of the best and most popular we could find. Frozen […]

Google Responds To Latest Degrading Search Results Study

Google Responds To Latest Degrading Search Results Study

Google has been greatly targeted by many authorities around the world by several rather serious accusations, all related to its search engine. Most of these types of claims, accuse Google of giving search results that are unfair for other companies. Just recently, two academics made public their latest study in which with information provided by […]

comScore: Android Slight Decrease While Samsung Holds Firm

comScore: Android Slight Decrease While Samsung Holds Firm

Each and every month the figures come out detailing the landscape that is the smartphone world. Like clockwork, the first week of the month always sees the results from one particular analyst firm, comScore come though. Well, as it is the first week of the month, like clockwork, the latest comScore report is now available. […]

Deal: 16GB Unlocked Moto X 2nd Gen. For $289.99

Deal: 16GB Unlocked Moto X 2nd Gen. For $289.99

The second generation Moto X from Motorola was a series of great improvements over the first model, with a bigger, brighter display that carried a higher resolution, a better camera, and a design touch up to give it a fresh look. It’s still one of the best devices which Motorola has put out, and if […]

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Gets Android 5.1.1 Update

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Gets Android 5.1.1 Update

We had seen some rumors that the Android 5.1.1 update for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi would be coming out rather soon and it’s finally here. It’s here as build LMY48G, and we have the download link down below as well, so that you can sideload it onto your device. For those on the LMY47V build, […]

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