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Amazon Said To Be Readying Its Own Smartphone For A June Launch

I love Amazon. When it comes to the technology industry, they’re arguably one of the few companies that actually competes with Apple head to head on more than any others. While Apple makes a fortune on the sale of its hardware, it also rakes in massive piles of cash with its ecosystem for apps, books, [...]

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Google Beefing Up Android Security; Update Continually Checks For Malware

If there’s one thing Android gets a bad rap for, it’s security. It doesn’t seem like there’s a week that goes by that we’re not seeing reports of some app in the Play Store being discovered for containing malware or a virus of some sort, out to steal your personal info. In 2012, Google started [...]

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Nikon’s Next CoolPix Point And Shoot Camera Powered By Android; Coming In May For $350

Digital cameras powered by Android. The idea isn’t anything new and there have been several before now, but that shouldn’t stop one of the top digital imaging companies from throwing another hat in the ring, right? Nikon’s latest Android-powered point and shoot camera, the CoolPix S810C, is coming in May and will retail for $349. [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Has Built In “Kill Switch” To Wipe The Phone If It’s Stolen

One thing that’s given me peace of mind with my iPhone is the “Find My iPhone” functionality. Should I leave it behind, should it be swiped while I’m not looking, or in any other way become lost, I can securely and remotely locate it, lock it, and wipe all my personal content from it if [...]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Sales Doubled Those Of The Galaxy S4

Samsung just launched its newest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, on Friday and already it has beat it’s predecessor in launch day sales. The GS5, which launched in 150 countries, is also reportedly sold out in numerous global markets. Although Samsung has not confirmed launch-day sales, the report quoted a spokesperson saying [...]

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The Reviews Are In: How Does The Samsung Galaxy S5 Compare?

Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S5, is now available for sale with all U.S. retailers who will be carrying it. I set out to answer two questions by way of reading all the reviews, and thought I’d bring it all together here to give you just the important bits and save you the time of [...]

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Facebook Removing Chat And Messages From Apps; Forces You To Download ‘Messenger’

If you’re using an iPhone, this is old news, but something you probably noticed a few weeks ago. If you’re using an Android phone, your time is coming. Facebook, in its ongoing quest to dominate your smartphone home screen, is removing the chat and messaging functions from its main app and instead, will require you [...]

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‘Knock Lock’ Lets You Lock Your Phone With A Few Taps On The Screen

If you have an LG G Flex or G2, you’re probably aware of this built-in feature: you can lock and unlock your phone with a few taps on the screen in a specific rhythm. The new HTC One M8 has a similar function. For everyone else, there’s Knock Lock, a new app in the Play [...]

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Twitter Buys Android Lockscreen Replacement ‘Cover’

More than two-thirds of all social network use and activity happens on a mobile device. For Twitter specifically, that number is actually a bit higher, at 75%. This helps put into perspective several of their acquisitions over the past few years, including their most recent: Cover. If they can be certain so many of their [...]

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A Travel App That Basically Packs Your Bags For You

Travel. For some, it’s a joy. For others, not so much. But whether you’re an eager globetrotter or a reluctant business traveler, you’d probably agree that packing is less than pleasant when you’re just not sure what to bring with you. That’s where PackPoint comes in. A free app in Google Play, PackPoint helps you [...]

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