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Amazon, get ready for all the scrutiny you never wanted

It’s easy to see every mistake now, Amazon.

Welcome to the big leagues, Amazon. After just three days of people being able to use Alexa Calling and Messaging on the Echos we already have, you’ve met the first of many public rebukings when it comes to user privacy. And there will probably be plenty more.

The internet loves it when the big guy makes a mistake.

Amazon has always been one of those companies that collects gigantic  [Read More…]

TPO: Why Saving Money on Cellular Service Never Felt so Good

An introduction to TPO (The People’s Operator), an MVNO that saves you money on cellular plans and helps you initiate change.

The People’s Operator, or TPO, is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) based in the UK that has been servicing the US since 2015. It’s mission is to save you money on your monthly cellular bill, while bringing about social change via charitable donations to various causes.

If you’d like to help out folks in need with your  [Read More…]

Never miss another delivery with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro for just $200

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great savings on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro!

Thrifter deal alert! Who’s that knocking at the door? Oh, just a $ 50 savings on the awesome Ring Video Doorbell Pro? Well, come on in, don’t be shy. This savings drops the video doorbell to its lowest price yet, coming in at just $ 199.99. With the Video Doorbell Pro you’ll be able to not only see who is  [Read More…]

MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

Forestry review: Being a lumberjack has never been so fun

So far I haven’t found anyone chained to any trees…

This review is based on the Oculus Rift version of Forestry. It is also available for HTC Vive.

My tent is set up, my axes are sharpened, and I’m ready to get to work. Birds are chirping in the plentiful forest and the sun is shimmering off the nearby lake. It’s peaceful here, but that peace is about to be destroyed by my cliche announcements of  [Read More…]

Cog: Endless games have never looked so good (Review)

In a marketplace where more and more endless games are trying to compete for new users, developers are just starting to realize that they need a differentiating factor in order to survive the app carnage. Cog, by Interactive Monster, offers gamers what is expected from an endless game: simple gameplay, no-nonsense controls, and challenging gameplay. […]

The Matrix PowerWatch is a smartwatch you’ll never have to charge

There are plenty of smartwatches available on the market, but sadly most of them barely offer a full day of use before abruptly expiring. Recently we talked about the Kronaby hybrid smartwatch which promises a whopping 2-year battery life. But wouldn’t be nice not to have to worry about juicing up your wearable? Like at […]

With FotoSwipe 3.0, sharing files, pictures, videos (even apps) has never been easier #BYEBYEBLUETOOTH

If you’re looking for an easy way to transfer your files, pictures, folders — WHATEVER — check out FotoSwipe!

For those of you that have been reading Android Central for a while, you might remember us posting about FotoSwipe way back in 2014 and 2015.

Together, with the help of our awesome community, we helped the FotoSwipe team launch their app in iTunes and Google Play, and we’ve been super pumped about their  [Read More…]

Why Android malware scares are almost never as bad as they seem

Headlines shout about hundreds of millions being vulnerable. But they ignore a vital part of Android’s security which stops app-based malware dead in its tracks.

Whether it’s QuadRooter earlier in 2016, or Gooligan more recently, the news is full of reports of terrifying Android security vulnerabilities. Often they’re brought to light by security companies with a product to sell, and blown out of all proportion by the mainstream press.

Research like this is important work done  [Read More…]

Swappa now offers protection plans so you’re never without a phone!

You can now protect your Swappa purchases!

When you buy a phone new, there’s usually an option to protect your investment should you accidentally leave it on the hood of your car and drive off holding a taco in your hand instead of listening for notifications. You pay a little extra for that peace of mind and hope you never need it, but accidents happen.

When you buy a phone secondhand, there are usually fewer options  [Read More…]