Category: Android News


That PayPal Trojan story is stupid and a waste of everyone’s time

Another mostly pointless Android security scare that probably doesn’t apply to you or anyone you know.

Some of us woke up to what seemed like a serious security scare for a lot of Android users this morning.

First detected by ESET in November 2018, the malware combines the capabilities of a remotely controlled banking Trojan with a novel misuse of Android Accessibility services, to target users of the official PayPal app.

This story was accompanied by a  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ3 Review: Great with a few compromises

So we have spent a little more than a month with the Sony Xperia XZ3 and feel that we’ve experienced everything possible to formulate a review. So without further adieu, here’s the AndroidGuys review of the Xperia XZ3.

Read More: Sony Xperia XZ3 First Impressions

As we stated in our First Impressions, the Xperia XZ3 packs just about everything you would expect in 2018. However, there are a few surprising omissions which left us scratching our heads.

Spec  [Read More…]

What is PlayStation Plus and why do I need it?

Best answer: PlayStation Plus is Sony’s subscription service for all things PlayStation, and it’s available to purchase on a month-by-month basis or for an entire year. With it you get access to online multiplayer, cloud storage, exclusive deals, and much more.

Amazon: PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription ($ 60)

Cloud game saving

One of the handy little perks of a PlayStation Plus subscription is the ability to save your games to the cloud. One way  [Read More…]

Should you save up for the Oculus Quest or stick with the Go?

When it comes to VR headsets, we’ve used just about every single one, and one of the devices in this head-to-head is the future of VR.

Oculus Quest

Truly immersive

$ 399 at Oculus

Pros Supports six degrees of freedom Has two Touch controllers Supports Oculus Guardian tracking Has arena-scale tracking Doesn’t require a PC Cons Relatively high price tag Not as powerful as some similarly priced headsets

The Oculus Quest is an immersive and  [Read More…]

Amazon has nearly all of its Fire Tablets on sale right now

The value is incredible.

Amazon’s Fire tablets have always been one of the best values on the market, and when you have a chance to pick one up for less than its already-affordable regular price, you should jump on it. What sets the Fire tablet line apart, price aside, is that there are so many different options to choose from. You can get them in one of four colors, including blue, yellow, red, and black, and in  [Read More…]

The $169 unlocked Honor 7X smartphone is a favorite budget option

Inexpensive but fully loaded.

The Honor 7X unlocked smartphone is down to $ 169 via Amazon. This device has been around for more than six months selling for $ 200. Today’s drop is a match for the lowest we’ve ever seen, a price it has only hit twice before. You can also find a similar deal at B&H where you’ll be able to snag it tax-free if you live outside of NY or NJ.

At this price,  [Read More…]

Here’s what happened at Sundar Pichai’s Congress testimony

Here’s what went down at Sundar Pichai’s long-awaited testimony.

Following the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, it was Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s turn to testify in front on Congress on December 11, 2018. Pichai was called into Congress to comment on a variety of subjects, including the company’s political bias with search results, data collected by Android devices, and much more.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of questions from Republican representatives centered around whether or not a  [Read More…]

Aukey’s $85 Bluetooth Soundbar splits into left and right tower speakers

This 2.0 channel soundbar comes with a mounting kit and twin speaker stands.

Aukey’s 2.0 Channel Bluetooth Soundbar is available at Amazon for $ 84.69 when you enter promo code AUK5XMAS at checkout. That’ll save you $ 25 off its regular price there, which has never been discounted without a coupon code before.

This soundbar was just released early last month. Featuring dual speaker drivers for a total output of 60W, this 2.0 Channel soundbar offers various  [Read More…]

What texting app are you using in late 2018?

Checking in with the Android Central forums.

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other similar apps are great tools for communicating with friends/family as an alternative to traditional texting. However, whether it be because you don’t want to force all the people you know to download a new app or something else, good-old SMS is still hard to beat.

The Play Store has long been filled with a large assortment of various texting apps that try to deliver a  [Read More…]

Razer Panthera Review: This fight stick is an absolute killer!

If you are looking for one of the best fighting sticks available, the Razer Panthera Evo won’t let you down!

If you are an avid fighting gamer or a competitive fighting gamer, having a high-quality stick is an absolute must. Razer has brought us one of the finest fighting sticks available on the market today. It may seem like it is a bit on the pricey side but you absolutely get your money’s worth.

Razer Panthera Evo  [Read More…]