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Android 4.4 KitKat Sees A Sharp Uptick In Distribution

01/07/2015, Last month Google released the distribution numbers for Android where it was revealed that Android 4.4 KitKat was sitting at the 33.9% mark. Well interestingly enough it looks like in the past month, Android 4.4 KitKat has seen a surge in distribution...

Microsoft Opens Office For Android Preview To Everyone

01/06/2015, Microsoft Office for the iPad has been around since early 2014 where it is open for all iOS users. Unfortunately for Android users, the suite of productivity apps has yet to be released for everyone as it was previously only made available as a preview...

RAZER Forge: Android and PC Games On The Big Screen

01/06/2015, RAZER is the gaming brand that keeps rising and expanding. This time, the company is entering a new market with the introduction of Forge, an Android TV micro-console which is capable of running Android apps and games, but can also stream PC games on a...

These Android Apps Collect The Most Data From Users

12/30/2014, Smartphone applications require permissions in order to be able to access other parts of the device, like the onboard storage, camera and even the address book in some cases. Sure users are told what permissions they have to agree to but its rarely...

Windows Phone Android Support “Confirmed” (Rumor)

12/29/2014, There is news, and then there are rumors. Well, this time around, we have a “confirmation” of an old rumor – one that would see Windows Phone offer support for apps that are meant for the Android platform. Tom Warren has “confirmed” on...

Pirated Copies Of The Interview Comes Loaded With Android Malware

12/29/2014, Regardless of whether or not you enjoyed The Interview, the movie has turned out to be Sony’s best selling online movie to date, not to mention a hit amongst pirates as well, thanks to all the attention that was brought to the movie following the spate...

Man Steals Tablet, Gets Arrested When Trying To Return It

12/29/2014, So you bought a new tablet but you have no idea how to use it, so instead of reading up on it and watching tutorials, you decide that you’d rather just return it. Sounds good, doesn’t it? But what if the tablet you’re trying to return was a tablet...

Netflix Cracks Down On DNS-Based VPNs In Its Android App

12/28/2014, As much as many would love to subscribe to services like Netflix or Hulu so that they can watch their shows online legally, the sad fact of the matter is that these services just aren’t as widely available at the moment in a lot of countries. This has...

Skype For Android Bug Discovered, Lets Others Spy On You

12/26/2014, If you are a heavy user of Skype on Android, you might be interested to learn that there was a bug recently discovered in the app that allows someone to spy on your Skype sessions. Basically how this works is that it involves using two devices on your...

Koala Android Launcher Is For The Visually Impaired

12/26/2014, A lot of smartphones and their user interfaces tend to be designed for regular people in mind, as opposed to being catered to users with special needs. Sure there are some accessibility options, but for the most part they feel like an afterthought. Well...

WhatsApp Voice Calling Feature Might Look Like This

12/25/2014, There may be lots of cross-platform messaging services available right now but WhatsApp is a clear market leader. It was one of the first services of its kind to work cross-platform and has since captured hundreds of millions of users around the world....

Sony’s ‘iPad Pro’ Rival Rumored For 2015

12/25/2014, Some manufacturers are trying their hand at larger tablets. While 7-inch and 10-inch tablets are a dime a dozen in the market only a few manufacturers are daring to touch the 12-inch barrier. Even Apple is expected to do the same in 2015 by launching...