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Get tough and still show off your phone  

It’s one the dilemmas we face when we spend a lot of money on a new smartphone. Do we cover it up with a case and look after it or do we run ‘naked’ and show it off in all its glory. With the Naked Tough Case from Case Mate for the Samsung Galaxy S5 that dilemma becomes easier to solve because it gives you the best  [Read More...]

Looking to add a dash of style to the Gear S once it launches in October? Samsung is giving its curved screen smartwatch the Swarovski treatment by announcing a range of straps that features crystal studded designs.

Set for an official unveil at the IFA in a day’s time, press images of Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact have leaked, giving us a look at the color variants. In addition to the black and white variations, the Xperia Z3 Compact will be available in red and mint colors, as detailed in the images below.

Samsung has today announced new products and services, expanding its Smart Home portfolio. The company is using IFA 2014 to refresh its connected home vision by increasing home safety, improving energy management and bringing future tech to the home of today. From digital door locks to IP cameras, the expanded Smart Home range of products – including third party solutions – enable consumers to add new hardware to their home to make their lives easier.

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Game developer DryGin Studios has released the Android version of its acclaimed, and fairly controversial, iOS medical strategy simulator Bio Inc, where the objective is to kill a virtual patient by creating diseases before other doctors can save the patient.

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to Berlin we go

And we can’t forget the cheddarwurst

As I sit writing this weeks column I’m actually on a train bound for London. More specifically, I’m bound for Berlin, Germany, where the Android Central team – of Alex Dobie, Derek Kessler and myself – are headed for the big event of the fall, IFA 2014. It’s always a busy event, lots of ground to cover, lots of press events to attend and lots of new devices to play  [Read More...]

The smartwatch or smartband is apparently old hat to a company called MOTA, which announced today an upcoming product called the MOTA SmartRing, which it says will provide mobile app notifications on a device that can fit on a finger.

This LG G Watch charging dock looks gorgeous

Looking for a great way to charge your LG G Watch that’s not boring or ugly? The standard G Watch charging base works well (we love the magnets) but it lacks in the sexy department. A lot. A small start-up from Sydney Australia aims to change that with their Indiegogo campaign for the Moduul smartwatch dock.

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Microsoft is prepping to drop the 2GB file size limit for OneDrive. Right now a small number of users can upload files larger than 2GB in size to OneDrive. Users on Reddit were the first to notice a change, with Microsoft sharing a statement to The Next Web to confirm the file size limit changes.

10 best ways to secure your smartphone

Lock your smartphone

We’ve said a million times, and we’ll say it till we’re blue in the face. Lock your smartphone. Lock your smartphone! We were also slightly dismayed (though not exactly surprised) to hear in our recent poll that a good third of our readers do not lock their phones. And we say unto you, there is absolutely no excuse not to, especially considering the vast array of options we have to do  [Read More...]