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BlindShell: Making Android Better For The Blind

09/11/2014, A great deal is often made about “User Interface” in the tech world, but to date, much of that discussion is focused on how things look. All well and good, except if you’re blind or visually impaired. (Note that “Blind” is a medical term...

First Chrome OS Native Android Apps Revealed

09/11/2014, Every year Google shows off its software advancements at the I/O conference, 2014 was no different. Android was the highlight of this year’s conference but Google did take some time out to talk about Chrome OS. Its browser based operating system...

Viber Launches Video Calling Feature

09/11/2014, Messaging services are a dime a dozen these days which is why those competing in this saturated market try to get a leg up on their competitors by introducing new features. Viber emerged on the scene a couple of years ago with its voice calling and...

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 To Get Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update

09/09/2014, It looks as though more and more devices these days are on the receiving end of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, such as the Galaxy Note 3 from Sprint, as well as a range of Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z from Sony. Well, those who happen to own a Samsung...

Coolify Claims To Keep The Temperature Of Your Android Device Down

09/09/2014, Have you ever used a smartphone for a long time, only to notice that the battery has heated up to a level that you are uncomfortable with, so much so that you do wonder whether the handset is going to spontaneously combust in your hand? Just like other...

Square Enix Announces “Dive In” Mobile Game Streaming Service

09/09/2014, When we want to play a game on our smartphones, what we usually have to do is download the game, install it on our smartphones, and play it from there. That’s how it is for the PC and for consoles as well. Well the good news is for mobile gamers is that...

Amazon Instant Video App On Android Arrives

09/09/2014, It looks like the folks over at Amazon have finally introduced its Instant Video App to the Android mobile operating system. In other words, one is now able to stream not only movies, but also TV shows as well from Amazon Instant Video all the way to an...

Moto X (2014) Review

09/09/2014, The Moto X was my favorite Android smartphone of 2013. A year later, and the landscape’s changed. So too must the Moto X. For the second-generation model, which we’ll refer to as the Moto X (2014), Motorola decided to improve on the fronts...

Verizon HTC One (M8) To Get Android 4.4.3 From Tomorrow

09/08/2014, HTC’s Mo Versi has stepped forward to say (via Twitter, of course) that the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will be making its way in the direction of Verizon’s HTC One (M8) from tomorrow onward, which means everyone should mark September 10 on their...

Twitter Will Let Users Buy Products Directly From Tweets

09/08/2014, We reported a few weeks back that Twitter was debating a move into commerce by allowing users to buy products straight through tweets. Today the microblogging service confirmed these plans. Initially only a small percentage of users based in the U.S. will...

HomeTube Will Keep Your Kids Away From Questionable YouTube Videos

09/08/2014, YouTube’s videos in general tend to be pretty safe given that Google is constantly policing the website for videos that are unsavory in nature. Granted once a while a video might split past Google’s moderators, but they tend to be taken down pretty...

Windows Phone Users Least Likely To Switch To iPhone 6 [Survey]

09/07/2014, There are probably plenty of Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry users out there who would have bought an iPhone if only it had certain features. For example battery life and screen size have been some of the main reasons why customers have gone with...

Samsung Announces First Android-Powered Printer In The World

09/04/2014, Samsung has its fair share of Android-powered device released in the past, and they do not intend to stop anytime soon with the recent announcements of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Well, how about an Android-powered printer? Now this is definitely something...

LG G Watch R Review: Hands-On

09/04/2014, LG has been working for two years on the development of its circular LG G Watch R.  Touted as World’s first full circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display” that utilizes 100 percent of its watch face, the Android Wear powered device certainly features a...