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What is full disk encryption in Android Lollipop?

Keeping your bits and bytes as safe as possible through encryption is a complicated affair.

There’s a lot of information out there about Android 5.0 Lollipop’s “default” full disk encryption (FDE). Some of it is good information, some of it is bad information, and plenty of it is just repeated snippets of speculation. While this makes for good conversation — and FDE is something worth talking about — we wanted to break down the finer  [Read More...]

T-Mobile customers worried about receiving the latest version of Android can now track the status in an official capacity. A newly launched Software Updates page helps subscribers pin down the update for their respective device.

Broken into three categories, the tool lets interested parties see where the update is along the development process. As of today the site is tracking Android 5.0 Lollipop for nine models spread over smartphones and tablets.

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HTC One M9 leaks show an iterative design

More images of the HTC One M9 seem to have leaked ahead of the HTC flagship’s expected reveral at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. The design is rather iterative, building on the curvy all-metal language established by the One M7 and One M8 before it.

Microsoft has announced a new API for OneDrive that will make it easy for developers to integrate the company’s cloud storage service into their apps. The API supports all major platforms, including the web, Windows, iOS, and Android.

Pebble just unveiled its newest creation, the Pebble Time. The Pebble Time is the company’s latest smartwatch with a revamp that goes farther than the exterior design. The Pebble Time’s main selling point is its new display, which is a color e-ink display. The technology allows the Pebble Time to add vibrant colors to the watch rather than a black and white color scheme. All the while, however, it still retains its excellent outdoor reading ability as well as its 7-day  [Read More...]

Being a tech-forward parent presents its own unique set of challenges, and letting your kids use YouTube is one of the best examples of this.

I have trouble believing that YouTube is safe for adults most days, which is why I’m often hovering over my children to ensure whatever they are watching on Google’s video service is safe. It’s not even that YouTube is bad for children — the service just plain wasn’t built to  [Read More...]

Kickstarter darling Pebble is back with a new, color, crowdfunded e-paper smartwatch. Meet Pebble Time, crowdfunding for $ 159.

Launcher Lab review

People often ask me about what my favorite thing about Android is as a user. For me, that is the customization. I can completely change the entire look and feel of my device quickly and easily. This is even possible without rooting the device.

I do however have an arsenal of apps to help me accomplish this task. Among the apps that I use are Zooper for custom widgets, a variety of icon packs and a third  [Read More...]

This OEM flip cover has a clear front window to manage your notifications without even opening the case. The polyurethane leather texture is comfortable to hold and adds a professional look to your Note 4. When closed, the case puts your device to sleep to conserve battery life, too! Yours today for only $ 30.95

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has just announced that pre-orders for the LG G Flex 2 in black are now available. Previously slated for February 28, the G Flex 2 can be yours when taken out with plans starting from £24 a month (accompanied by a down payment of £310 for the phone). To help sweeten the deal, you’ll receive a free Bluetooth speaker and QuickCircle case.

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