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Android Malware Disguises Itself As A Nintendo Emulator

07/09/2015, The thing about malware that disguises itself as a fake app is that in order to get as many people to download and install it as possible, they tend to be free. After all paid apps tend to close the door on potential targets, right? However in the case of...

More Evidence Of BlackBerry’s Interest In Android Surfaces

07/08/2015, Is BlackBerry working on an Android device? While the company’s CEO was a bit coy when addressing the rumors, it seems that recently evidence has surfaced that suggests that the company is indeed interested. According to recent reports, it looks like...

Google Messenger Updated With Stickers And Location Sharing

07/08/2015, If you’re an Android user who has updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop or later, chances are you are familiar with the Google Messenger app. This app is basically the dedicated app for receiving SMS and MMS whereas previously it was bundled together with...

Google Play Music Wiping Downloaded/Cached Songs On SD Cards

07/07/2015, If you’re subscribed to Google Play Music and you’re wondering why is it that as of late, your songs have been wiped from your SD card, well fret not because it seems that you’re not alone in experiencing this problem. There have been several...

Google Wants To Incorporate Material Design Into Websites

07/06/2015, With the recent updates to Android, Google has introduced the Material Design language which is basically a flatter UI with clean, solid, and bold colors. We have to admit that it looks pretty good and does a good job at creating a uniform look across the...

Chrome for Android Hits 1 Billion Installs

07/03/2015, Last week we reported that Hangouts for Android had managed to hit 1 billion preinstalls. This is impressive in the sense that it shows how many Android devices are out there, but at the same time we suppose it is “cheating” given that all Android...

Alleged Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice Rendering Leaked

07/03/2015, According to a report from yesterday, we brought word that BlackBerry was working on an Android slider called Venice that is expected to make its way onto AT&T, and now thanks to a tweet by @evleaks, a rendering of the device has been leaked which you...

BlackBerry Passport-like Device Spotted Running Android [Update]

07/03/2015, Update – @evleaks clarifies that the image he posted was that of the BlackBerry Passport – nothing to see here folks! According to an earlier report, it was suggested that the BlackBerry Venice handset could be headed for AT&T. The Venice,...

Fallout Shelter Arriving On Android In August

07/02/2015, Last month we reported that Bethesda had promised that Fallout Shelter will be arriving on Android devices in the coming months, but other than providing a vague timeline, not much else was known about the Android launch of the incredibly popular mobile...

Android 5.X Lollipop Receives Complaints Of Battery Drain

07/02/2015, Google’s Android mobile operating system does not have a reputation of being rather reserved with the use of its resources, as there has been a bunch of issues that have impacted the eventual user experience already, ranging from battery drainage to...

BlueStacks Lets You Run Android Apps On Mac

07/02/2015, There is a solution available for you if you feel the need to run Android apps and games on your Mac. BlueStacks first launched its Android emulator for Mac in alpha back in 2012 but today it’s finally bringing a final version of the emulator. The...

CyanogenMod Building Flexible Open-Source Browser For Android

07/02/2015, It’s easy to get confused between the folks at Cyanogen Inc. and CyanogenMod. The former deals mostly with Cyanogen OS which is an operating system that is sold and installed on smartphones like the OnePlus One, Yu Yureka, and so on. CyanogenMod on the...

Google Looking Into Hangouts/SMS Messages Merging Bug

07/01/2015, If you use Hangouts on your Android smartphone, you know that you have the option of merging your SMS/Google Voice and Hangouts messages together, thus grouping them and making them more organized as opposed to being all over the place. However according...