Tag Archive: World

Google aims to make Android the safest mobile platform in the world

Safer apps make for a safer phone.

Google’s new Security for Android Developers page has a pretty bold statement as it’s tagline:

Our goal is to make Android the safest mobile platform in the world. That’s why we consistently invest in technologies that bolster the security of the platform, its applications, and the global Android ecosystem.

Google is pretty transparent when it comes to Android security, and the past year or so has seen media outlets pick  [Read More…]

Motorola is announcing a new phone at Mobile World Congress in February

Motorola teases a new phone to launch at MWC.

Motorola is set to launch a new phone in Barcelona next month prior to the start of Mobile World Congress.

The annual show has become a traditional venue for manufacturers to launch phones for the European market, but many of them end up in North America and beyond.

Motorola is holding its event at 4:30pm on February 26, and while it’s unclear what the Lenovo subsidiary is launching  [Read More…]

Cubed Rally World is Addictive Lane-Changing Fun! (review)

A game recently released for both iOS and Android this past November is Cubed Rally World by developer Jared Bailey (under the corporate name “Nocanwin”). It’s the latest in a series of games using the ‘cubed’ motif of simple 8-bit graphics drawn in a 3D layout. I’ve had the best time playing and sharing this

Browse privately and unblock content from around the world with Ultimate SmartDNS & VPN Lifetime Bundle (Deal of the Day)

With all of this talk about hacking and security breaches that permeates the media, you’ve likely wondered if you’re at risk. The short answer to this question is a resounding yes. You need to be doing something to better protect yourself against prying eyes. We’re not just talking keeping your email secure. You can pick

Twist crams most of the world into a single charging adapter

An all-in-one travel charger for your mobile tech.

Travelling to another country and realizing that single travel charger you brought isn’t nearly enough for your phone and watch and tablet may be the ultimate First World Problem to some, but the truth is travelling with multiple international chargers quickly fills your travel bag. UK chargers are much larger than US chargers, for example, and the adapters don’t help a ton.

Twist is an interesting new solution  [Read More…]

USB-C is changing the world for the better, but it’s still not safe enough

There’s still a lot to do in order to ensure USB-C is safe for everyone.

For the most part, techy folks seem to have figured out USB-C. They mostly know you can’t just order the cheapest thing on sale at Amazon, are reasonably aware of the dangers associated with using bad cables, and there are consumer advocates out there pushing every day for better cables and more awareness. The beginnings of a safe ecosystem of cables  [Read More…]

Google Earth’s Timelapse feature shows how much the world has changed in the last 32 years

See how the planet has changed over the last three decades.

Google Earth’s Timelapse feature made its debut in 2013, offering a wealth of satellite imagery data from 1984 to 2012. The feature picked up a comprehensive update today, with Google adding four additional years of imagery and petabytes of high-resolution data from Landsat and Sentinel-2A satellites, giving us a “sharper view of our planet.” Google combined 5 million images — sifting through three quadrillion pixels — to create  [Read More…]

Project Tango is a portal to another world

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the size of a basketball shoe, it has rough software, and it’s going on sale at a hardware store. That’s a strange mixed bag for Lenovo’s first US smartphone offering, but still in all, I couldn’t wait to try it out.

That’s because the Phab 2 Pro is more than just a weirdo phablet: it’s the first commercially-available smartphone with Tango, Google’s augmented reality platform. In the couple days I’ve had with the  [Read More…]

HTC’s 10 Evo is a Bolt for the rest of the world

Mixed bag of hardware launches Nougat and HTC Sense globally.

As rumored, HTC today took the wraps off the HTC 10 Evo, a global version of the Sprint-branded Bolt. Aside from some branding changes, this is the same phone we recently reviewed, with a questionable assortment of hardware: HTC 10-style metal unibody, a bigger 5.5-inch screen, water resistance, USB-C audio only (#donglelife) and a nearly two-year-old Snapdragon 810 processor, with 3GB of RAM. There’s also a  [Read More…]

Daily Briefing: Facebook and Uber are eating the world

Android news, fresh out of the oven. It is Wednesday, November 2.

Facebook is everywhere. The company that everyone loves to hate is now used by more than a billion people per day on mobile devices alone, and nearly two billion overall. And after being accused of not understanding mobile, opting for a time to use HTML5 apps instead of native code, Facebook is almost entirely reliant on mobile for its advertising revenue.

That’s an incredible  [Read More…]