Category: Android News


Minuum 2.0 update adds month-long free trial

One of the most innovative keyboard replacement apps on the market just updated to version 2.0 and simultaneously released a 30 day trial app in Play Store.

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Aside from launching the trial version, the 2.0 upgrade seems to just be a collection of bug-fixes, speed and visual improvements along with a few new language options. You can check out the  [Read More…]

Comparing cloud storage pricing — which one saves you the most?

Google Drive goes way cheap, but how do Dropbox, Copy, Box and Microsoft’s OneDrive stack up in terms of pricing?

With Google Drive lowering its prices today, the online storage wars are heating up. And that’s not to say that there isn’t a reason to use one provider over another just because it’s cheaper — different services have different features, and some may be easier to use than others.

Fortunately, most also have free trials, and  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition available in the UK with eyewatering price

Since the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition first emerged, we’ve been light on details as to where it would be available. It’s successor, the Galaxy S5, is just around the corner, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung bringing the Black Edition to the UK. With a pretty shattering price of £499.89 to boot, and exclusivity at high-street retailer Phones 4U.

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Editorial: The future of smartphones is now

Up until recently, it’s seemed like the smartphone industry has been focusing on cramming the highest resolution screen and fastest processor into the largest phone possible before people complained it was the size of a tablet. Many of these smartphones may have been beautiful machinery, but many lacked the latest updates, the highest quality build materials and even reasonable battery life.

This is where the newly Google-owned Motorola came in last year with the Moto X. Saying it was going  [Read More…]

Google slashes prices for Gogole Drive storage; 100GB now $1.99 a month

Google today announced that it was cutting the monthly price for extra Google Drive storage. You’ll still get 15GB for free, but if you need more, you’ll now pay less, starting at just $ 1.99 a month for 100 gigabytes. That’s a savings of some $ 60 a year.

    

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Samsung Galaxy security flaw discovered that provides remote access to data

Security has always been an interesting topic on Android and that discussion just got another reason to exist with a development team discovering a security flaw affecting the Samsung Galaxy series that could enable remote access to data on your device.

The development team behind an open-source operating system based on Android called Replicant OS, discovered that this ‘backdoor’ affects not only the version of Android running on Samsung Galaxy devices, but also those custom firmwares based on stock Android  [Read More…]

Satechi Universal Smartphone Dashboard Mount review

Up for review today is the Satechi Universal Smartphone Dashboard Mount (for 3.5”- 5.5” devices). We’ve tested a few Satechi products over the last few years and have come to appreciate their build quality. How does this car mount stand up?  Quite well, actually.

While we tested the model designed for 3.5-inches and 5.5-inches there are other sizes available. Indeed, you can also pick one up for tablets or smaller devices. Keep that in mind when you’re looking to pick one  [Read More…]

Verizon’s Nexus 7 just $49 on contract

A quick heads up that Verizon’s got its LTE-capable Nexus 7 listed at just $ 49 with a two-year contract. Not necessarily a route we’d recommend at this point, more than halfway through the tablet’s cycle (assuming a refresh this year, anyway). But if you’ve just got to get one and are looking to do so as cheaply as possible — and don’t mind signing a contract to do so — this might work for ya.

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The unlocked HTC One is now only $499

Less than two weeks until the arrival of the All New HTC One, HTC drops the price of the One to $ 499. We can’t say that this is unexpected – many companies try to get rid of some existing stock before the new one takes over.

Oddly enough, the HTC One with the $ 100 discount is still pretty expensive compared to other unlocked smartphones. If HTC discounted it by $ 200, then they might have something. But the  [Read More…]

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition available today

Verizon today has listed its LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition for sale. It’s $ 699 outright, and signing a two-year contract will shave $ 100 off that. Jerry’s take from his review last year: “Right up front — this is a worthy upgrade from the original. It’s faster, better built, and has better S Pen functionality.”

    

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