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Google Working On KITT, Hands Free Car Functionality For Android

06/01/2014, A few months ago, Apple unveiled CarPlay, which was basically iOS in the Car renamed. It provided users with an iOS-like interface that allowed them to interact with certain features on their phone, while placing it all in front of the driver so that they...

HP Announces New Android Laptop And Chromebook

06/01/2014, HP today announced two new notebooks both of which are powered by software made by Google. First up is the company’s new Chromebook. It teamed up with Google last year to launch the Chromebook 11 which was praised a lot for its design and vivid...

Bing Translation Feature Tested In Twitter

05/29/2014, It seems that there is a new Bing translation feature that is being tested out over in Twitter, although this has not become official just yet. According to blogger Arvid Bux who managed to post an image on his Google+ account, it showed off said Bing...

Spotify Android Users Will Have To Update App Due To Data Breach

05/27/2014, On-demand music streaming service Spotify today notified users that it had become aware of unauthorized access to its systems and internal company data. It appears that the company was able to catch the breach quite early as it says that only one...

Security Firm: Outlook.com For Android App Exposes User Data

05/26/2014, In the connected world of apps, there is no 100% guarantee when it comes to ensuring whatever data that you send out or receive is secure. Having said that, according to security firm Include Security, Microsoft’s Outlook.com app for Android has this...

Android’s Global Dominance Continues [Research]

05/26/2014, Even though its comes at the cost of fragmentation, Google’s mobile operating system continues to dominate its rivals in major markets around the globe primarily because Android smartphones are available for almost every price point from countless...

Android Loophole Lets Apps Take Your Photo Without Your Knowledge

05/26/2014, If you didn’t already know, you should always make sure that you download smartphone/tablet apps from verified and trusted sources, such as official app stores, for example. This isn’t to say that apps stores are infallible, it’s just that for the...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition To Arrive With Android 4.4 KitKat

05/25/2014, With Samsung having a smartphone for just about any and every budget, it is not a surprise then, to see that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is still hanging around even with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Having said that, there is a newly launched version...

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Camera Rumored For Photokina 2014

05/25/2014, Android-powered cameras, at least at the start, seemed like a way for OEMs like Samsung to cash in on the Android trend. But at the same time, we did note that as cameras got smarter, it became harder for camera software to catch up, which saw the need...

Could The Nokia X2 Dual-Boot Android And Windows Phone? [Rumor]

05/25/2014, The Nokia X2 was spotted on benchmarks the other day. The device is said to be the successor to the Nokia X Android handset that was announced earlier this year. Now presumably given that the Nokia X ran on Android, the Nokia X2 will too, or will it?...

Redesigned Gmail Interface For Android Leaked

05/23/2014, Back in April, screenshots of an alleged Gmail redesign were leaked. It seemed to be in line with some of the other redesigns we’ve seen, and also appears to be in line with the design language of Project Hera, a project that Google has been rumored to...

Smartisan T1 China-Based Android Smartphone

05/22/2014, When it comes to Android-powered smartphones, I am quite sure that many of us would like to settle for one of the more established names in the industry such as Samsung and LG. However, this Chinese startup known as Smartisan (a mashup of...

Cliq Case Brings Customizable Hardware Buttons Onto Android Phones

05/22/2014, About a month ago, we reported on an Android accessory called the Dimple. The Dimple essentially added additional hardware buttons to your Android smartphone that allowed users to perform more functions, such as launch apps, without having to dive into...