Google’s Nexus program is great. It sets the stage for Android and gives hardcore Android fans a selection of great pure devices that are free of vendor tweaks and carrier bloat. If pure Android is what you’re looking for, however, there’s a new smartphone duo that just rocketed to the top of your list. Motorola on Tuesday unveiled the brand new Moto X Pure Edition and Moto G, and we just spent some time with both new smartphones. DON’T MISS: 5 Gmail hacks you shouldn’t have to live another day without Beginning with the flagship model, the Moto X Pure Edition is the U.S. version of the “Moto X Style.” Neither name really rolls off of the tongue, but that obviously
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
Razer acquired Ouya in an all-cash deal, it was announced this week. The Android-based micro-console was supposed to be a haven for smaller games and independent developers, but some developers who bought into that story may be harshly punished for their enthusiasm. It all began with a $1 million fund for indie games.
Motorola on Tuesday took the wraps off its Moto X Play and Moto X Style flagship phones that promise to be big upgrades over last year’s impressive version of the Moto X. For those interested in just the hardware, here are the full specs for the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play. FROM EARLIER: OnePlus 2 offers cutting-edge hardware for under $390… and Android fanboys are still whining about it Moto X Style: 5.7-inch quad-HD display Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 1.8GHz hexa-core processor 3GB of RAM A 21-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera Universal LTE banding 3,000 mAh battery microSD support up to 128GB Android 5.1.1 2015 Moto X Play: 5.5-inch 1080p display Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.7GHz octa-core processor
For a period of time in late 2014, the Moto X was the best Android phone on the planet. It wasn’t the most powerful Android flagship and it wasn’t the thinnest. It didn’t have the highest-resolution display and it didn’t have the support of a billion-dollar marketing budget. The Moto X was, however, the most well-rounded Android flagship on the market. It was sleek, it was unique, it had solid specs and it could be customized in dozens of different ways. Meanwhile, the 2014 Moto G was shockingly capable for a handset that was so affordable, offering all-day battery life, respectable specs and a surprisingly good screen for under $200 with no service contract. It was an improvement over its predecessor in every
OnePlus, a small Chinese upstart, drew big hype after it released the OnePlus One -- a smartphone geek's smartphone. With its follow up device, the OnePlus 2, it looks to take the next step.
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Cyber security firm Zimperium on Monday warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. "Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted media file delivered via MMS (text message)," Zimperium Mobile Security said in a blog post. Android code dubbed "Stagefright" was at the heart of the problem, according to Zimperium.
If you’ve never heard of the OnePlus One, don’t feel bad — we’re not here to judge. This oddly named smartphone isn’t a handset you’ll find at your wireless carrier’s local store, and its upcoming successor likely won’t be stocked there either. OnePlus’ One was one of the most surprising and exciting smartphones of the year in 2014 though, bringing impressive specs, an affordable price and great hackability to Android fans around the world. Or at least, it brought all that to Android fans around the world who managed to secure an invitation to purchase the phone. Now, OnePlus is back with the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the One, and it’s shaping up to once again be among the hottest Android
Watch out, Android owners. A security firm says it only takes one malicious text message to spy on your phone and steal personal data. Google has a fix, but when will it be coming to your phone?
When it comes to bragging about some of Android’s more impressive achievements, Google isn’t exactly shy. Over the past few years, Google has never missed an opportunity to let us know how many Android activations they’ve seen or how Android shipments have been doing. DON’T MISS: Boeing 777’s insane landing in a 75MPH windstorm is almost too unnerving to watch Curiously, though, it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything substantive about the current state of Android. As highlighted in the tweet below, Google hasn’t graced us with any compelling Android data since last summer. “Google hasn’t given a new Android statistic since last summer” –@BenedictEvans — Horace Dediu (@asymco) July 27, 2015 So what gives? Is it possible that
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Razer announces plans to create Android-based game consoles for the Chinese market.
Last year, more than 1 billion Android devices shipped around the globe. Security firm Zimperium says this vulnerability could affect 95 percent of them.
A security researcher has recently uncovered a worrisome new Android exploit which allows hackers to compromise a device simply by sending either an MMS message or a multimedia file. Once a device has been targeted and infected, hackers can access a user’s microphone, camera, external storage, and in some cases (depending on the device in question), even gain root access. Initially discovered by Joshua Drake from the security firm Zimperium, the exploit takes advantage of a number of vulnerabilities found within the software framework Android uses to “process, play and record multimedia files.” DON’T MISS: 5 Gmail hacks you shouldn’t have to live another day without What makes the exploit truly dangerous is that it can seemingly be triggered without any pro active
If you're looking for a digital assistant to help bridge Android and Windows 10, Jack Wallen shows you how to install Microsoft Cortana.
The Samsung SE370 is the first world's first computer monitor that can double as a wireless battery charger for a smartphone, tablet or even a smartwatch. For example, it uses AMD's FreeSync technology so that it refreshes at the same rate as the computer's graphics card (provided it's also AMD) for a smoother, more immersive gaming experience. "Technology should support, not interfere with, active lifestyles.
Following rumours, Ouya founder confirms sale.
Last year’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the most powerful iPhones the world has ever seen. They positively pulverized quad- and octa-core Android rivals in a number of key performance tests, and they pushed Apple’s iPhone sales to an all-time high in the holiday quarter. iOS 8 makes great use of all that power, having brought a wide range of new features to the iOS platform that make it Apple’s most capable mobile platform to date. As great as iOS 8 is — and as great as iOS 9 is shaping up to be — there are still plenty of great features that only iPhone owners who jailbreak their phones have access to. DON’T MISS: How have you lived
While Google has released a patch for the widespread vulnerability found in its Stagefright multimedia playback engine in the Android OS, the fix won't help millions of users with older versions of the system that Google no longer supports. Android has deployed Stagefright since its 2.2 release in 2010. Recommended: Passcode How well do you know hacker movies?
Among titles releasing the week of July 28, world-saving burglary simulator "The Swindle" arrives on consoles and computers, "Angry Birds 2" takes flight on Android and iOS, and a new "King's Quest" game takes us back to King Graham's beginnings.
What to watch on Friday, July 24... NEXT: Saturday, July 25 | Sunday, July 26 8pm, Syfy Defiance With Nolan, Amanda, and Irisa, and the militia attempting to hold off the besieging Votanis Collective, Datak takes decisive action of his own. The title "My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You" may provide a subtle clue as to the specific nature of said action. 8:30pm, Disney Girl Meets World It's Riley's turn to take the class pet home for the weekend in "Girl Meets Fish." But after the little bugger goes belly up soon after entering her care, Auggie believes something smells fishy. 9pm, PBS Great Performances Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrate the music of composer John Williams, including selections from his most beloved film scores. Itzhak Perlman joins for three pieces from Schindler's List. Natalie Portman hosts. SERIES FINALE, 9pm, The CW The Messengers This one's for all the existential Tostitos as the Horsemen attempt to shatter the fifth seal and the Messengers attempt to… y'know, not let them do that. Will the world end with "Houston, We Have a Problem," or just this series? 9pm, Syfy Killjoys When a legendary Killjoy goes rogue in "One Blood," the Quad's top tracking talent is in a mad, mad, mad, mad race to bring him in. Khlyen uses Dutch, so John and D'avin must join forces with a foe. 10pm, Syfy Dark Matter Having finally cracked into the ship's secret room, the crew discovers a bunch of coins and power-ups a chipper android and a severely ill woman who knows something about Three. 10pm, Pivot HitRECORD on TV With Joseph Gordon-Levitt Ben Schwartz joins for a round of secret-sharing sketches based on the confessions of real people, and an animated music video relates an unconventional romance. 11pm, Showtime SXSW Comedy With W. Kamau Bell The comedian hosts a standup showcase recorded at the South by Southwest festival, featuring Todd Glass, Wyatt Cenac, Iliza Shlesinger and more. LATE-NITE: – Rachel McAdams, Michael Peña, and Robert Klein on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT? And now, let's all vote to crown the What to Watch Tonight Episode Title of the Week! NEXT: Saturday, July 25 | Sunday, July 26 What to watch on Saturday, July 25... PREVIOUSLY: Friday, July 24 | NEXT: Sunday, July 26 9pm, Starz Power Holly goes missing and Tommy loses his cool in "You're Not the Man," while Ghost's explanation of his actions seems to satisfy Angela. 9pm, AMC Hell on Wheels While schlepping a locomotive over the Sierra Nevadas, Cullen and Fong land in a dangerous situation. Elsewhere in "Mei Mei," the Swede earns Phineas's trust. 9pm, BBC America Atlantis As Jason fights for survival in "Kin," Aeson ventures into the city to save his son's life and soul. 9pm, Discovery MythBusters Adam and Jamie head high into the skies—like really, super, "I can see my continent from up here" high—to test aviation-related myths in "Flights of Fantasy." 9pm, NBC Aquarius Hodiak comes to a fellow detective's aid in "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)," while Shafe makes headway on the heroin case. SERIES FINALE, 10pm, BBC America Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" concludes the magicians' tale with England in turmoil and the Raven King's ominous prophecy looming. Can Strange's plan restore order, rescue Arabella, and get everyone home in time for tea? 10pm, NBC Hannibal "The Great Red Dragon" opens the series' next (last?) chapter three years after Hannibal's surrender. With the good doctor now a resident of the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Will and Jack turn their attentions to a new monster: Francis Dolarhyde, a.k.a. the Tooth Fairy (Richard Armitage). WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT? And now, let's all vote to crown the What to Watch Tonight Episode Title of the Week! PREVIOUSLY: Friday, July 24 | NEXT: Sunday, July 26 What to watch on Sunday, July 26... PREVIOUSLY: Friday, July 24 | Saturday, July 25 SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, E! I Am Cait Caitlyn Jenner introduces her true self to the world in the pages of Vanity Fair in the opener of this reality series. Later, she sets out to learn more about transgender youths in crisis. 8pm & 8:30pm, NBC Welcome to Sweden In "Scrapbook/Skidresa," Bruce joins Emma and her parents on their annual family ski excursion, where Emma finds an old rivalry reignited. Then in "Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk," Bruce's parents visit to help plan the wedding, but not all their suggestions are warmly received. 8pm, PBS Last Tango in Halifax Greg shows a knack for dealing with both Flora and Lawrence, while Alan keeps his distance from Gary and his troubling behavior. Meanwhile, a private matter is exposed to public scrutiny. SEASON 7 PREMIERE, 9pm, TLC Who Do You Think You Are? Ginnifer Goodwin seeks to connect her father with the grandparents he never knew, and in the process learns that her family tree has its share of troubles. 9pm, HBO True Detective In "Church in Ruins," Frank confers with Mexican drug dealers in hopes of tracking down a missing woman who may know something about Caspere. In other truthful detecting, Ani insinuates herself into an exclusive inner circle as Ray and Paul keep an eye on things. 9pm, AMC Humans To elude Karen, Leo sends Niska to George's house, where a surprising friendship brews. In less amiable affairs, Joe's secret could spell doom for the Hawkins family. 9pm, PBS Poldark At the Warleggans' gala ball, Demelza shines while Ross squares off against the gambler who swindled Francis. Elsewhere, Ross and Dr. Enys try to save Jim Carter from the pestilence afflicting Bodmin Jail. 9pm, Showtime Ray Donovan "Come and Knock on Our Door" finds Ray and Mickey scheming to spring Terry from prison, apparently through an elaborate caper involving mistaken identities and butterfly-collared polyester shirts. 9pm, TNT The Last Ship The team infiltrates an Immune compound in "Alone and Unafraid." As Chandler gains Sean's trust, Danny makes a discovery about Patient Zero. SERIES FINALE, 10pm, PBS The Crimson Field Joan faces treason charges, Col. Brett faces criticism of his leadership, and Kitty faces guilt and uncertainty. In somewhat more positive developments, Flora facilitates a family reunion. 10pm, AMC Halt and Catch Fire Mutiny circles the wagons following the emergence of a new rival in "Kali." Elsewhere, Gordon's efforts to ease his paranoia carry a heavy cost. 10pm, TNT Falling Skies In "Non-Essential Personnel," the 2nd Mass sets of for a climactic confrontation against the Espheni. But unexpected dangers emerge along the way, and not just because like half of them forgot to use the bathroom before they left. 10pm, Showtime Masters of Sex Masters and Johnson leverage their growing notoriety, but Tessa endures the downside of having a famous mother. Meanwhile in "The Excitement of Release," Libby works to maintain her social life. 10pm, FX The Strain Gus and Vaun attack Palmer in "Fort Defiance," while a different sort of tension stirs between Eph and Zack. Elsewhere, Councilwoman Faraldo plans to expand her extermination efforts to other boroughs. 10pm, HBO Ballers Charles looks out for himself, Joe negotiates with Maximo, and Ricky opens up after his off-field activities come to light. Meanwhile in "Everything is Everything," Tracy gives Spencer the kick in the heinder he needs to face his fears. SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 11:30pm, Cartoon Network Rick and Morty Rick wrecks the temporal fabric in "A Rickle in Time," while Beth and Jerry get their romance on. 12am, Cartoon Network Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever "Knapsack!" finds Meatwad exploring the worlds of dog food and pornography. There may be some sort of wiki out there that can elaborate on how those two things are related, but I'm sure as heck not going to go looking for it. WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT? And now, let's all vote to crown the What to Watch Tonight Episode Title of the Week! PREVIOUSLY: Friday, July 24 | Saturday, July 25
We cover iPhone and iPad app sales every single day, but Android app sales aren’t quite as easy to come by. The reasoning is simple: Android apps don’t go on sale for free very often. Sometimes there are big Android app sales that are definitely worth noting even if there aren’t any good freebies to be found, and such is the case with the Google Play summer sale going on right now. DON’T MISS: Netflix is rolling out its first major TV app update in 2 years – here’s what’s new As is always the case with app sales, these deals could be over soon, so be sure to jump on anything that looks appealing as soon as you can. All of
The Fallout mobile game is coming to non-iOS devices in August.
Nearly two months after its surprise E3 announcement, Fallout Shelter — the free-to-play mobile vault management sim — will make its Android debut on Aug. 13, accompanied by a host of updates to the game. At a Fallout panel at QuakeCon today, Bethesda made the announcement and detailed some of the updates, which will also come to the iOS release on the same day.
By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI (Reuters) - The Pakistani government plans to shut down BlackBerry Ltd’s secure messaging services by Dec. 1 for "security reasons", the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said on Friday. Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 180 million people, is plagued by militancy, criminal gangs and drug traffickers. "PTA has issued directions to local mobile phone operators to close BlackBerry Enterprise Services from Nov. 30 on security reasons," an official with the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority said in a text message. He asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of discussing communications and intelligence. BlackBerry was not immediately available to comment.
Dark Matter S01E07: "Episode Seven" At this point, I may as well just write these Dark Matter reviews as a place for commenters to argue over which Syfy show is better: Dark Matter or Killjoys. Based on the comments section, that still seems to be a big topic among you all. And if you're a Killjoys fan, you got some ammo from Dark Matter's "Episode Seven" (Disclaimer: I have not seen this week's Killjoys). "Episode Seven" was the kind of episode of Dark Matter that we'll all forget by Monday, a problem-of-the-week hour built around one of the dumbest revenge plots you'll ever see on television. A quick setup: Five finally remembered the code to the vault thanks to her memory vacations, and in the treasure room the crew of the Raza found guns, money, and... a disassembled, sexy pleasure bot and a woman in a stasis pod. Everyone agreed to put robot Wendy (guest star Ruby Rose) together because ROBO-SEX (but really they wanted someone to do chores and because they're bored, they'll put anything together), and she started cooking them fancy meals and had acrobatic, porno sex with One. The woman in the pod turned out to be Sarah (guest star Natalie Brown from The Strain), an old friend of Three's who was suffering from a fatal disease. She still had her memories, but her time pre-stasis with Three didn't offer up much because they didn't know each other too well. There's your setup. From there, "entertainment bot" Wendy shmoozed the crew with massages, yummy dinners, cleavage, a charming Australian accent (default settting), and sex. She was too good to be true, so obviously she was. The truth? She was planted on the ship by a man named Cyrus King, whose crew was obliterated by the Raza crew a while back. So he boxed Wendy up in a tightly locked cargo hold on the ship somehow, waited for them to find her and put her together, then had her cook for them and have sex with one of them before sending her on her real mission: lock them in the kitchen and fly the spaceship into the nearest star! I mean, as far as revenge plots go, this was very remedial movie-villain stuff. Completely convoluted, not worth the trouble, and not even close to guaranteed. How long was Cyrus waiting by the phone for word that these guys found his Trojan Deathbot? Six months? A year? This dish of revenge was served incredibly cold. I don't think I need to tell you that they killed Wendy and didn't fly into a star and die. Hooray for the good guys! Sarah's plot was pretty typical for what we can expect from Dark Matter's exploration of its characters' pasts: a thin kernel of interesting info surrounded by a lot of fat. The big news here was that Three wasn't always the awful, cocky, insensitive jerk that we love him to be. He cared for her, had romantic relations with her, and didn't even the next day. And when she first showed signs of being sick, he stayed with her, eventually hauling her onto his ship to keep her in stasis until she could get better. That's about the gist of it. Oh, and Sarah died in the end, keeping Three's pre-stasis life secret with her in heaven or wherever she ended up. I was wondering if she would be using the advantage of Three not remembering their past to her advantage and waited for the big twist, but there was none. The idea of pre-stasis romance coming back to haunt these crew members is an interesting one with lots of possibilities, but Three's time with Sarah was played straight and didn't offer a whole lot to cling on to. And because this was relegated to a very distant B-story compared to Wendy the sexy murderbot, it never took and went anywhere. "Episode Seven" was a pretty standard affair that took the series away from what it could be and what he hoped for. But at least it cleared out a room on the ship so that new characters can't just appear on the Raza anymore. That has to be worth something, right? DARK MATTERS – What's up with Two? She's just toying with One now. And no, we still don't care about this potential romance between them. – "Dunking the cosmic donut." There's your sex euphemism of the evening. – Lots of humor coming from Android! Particularly her attempt to add an accent to get attention from the rest of the crew after being jealous of Wendy. – Of course, there's no way Android would be jealous of anything since it's a very human emotion and that was totally out of character and allowed only for comedic effect. Ehh, it was pretty entertaining, but it's hard to know what the rules of the show are if they break one like this.
Android and guitar amp juggernaut Marshall have teamed up to create what might be the greatest sounding smartphone ever. Jack Wallen gives you the scoop.
Google Maps is one of the most useful apps on your smartphone, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. It turns out Google thinks about Google Maps along the same lines, as the company has added a hilarious Easter Egg to its Android app that you can use to troll everyone you’re driving with. DON’T MISS: How have you lived this long without knowing these 10 hidden iPhone tricks? What you have to do to activate it is to ask Google Maps while it’s in navigation mode whether you’re there yet. At first, the app will tell you how much is left to your destination. Repeating the “Are we there yet?” question like a child will annoy Google Maps to
At its Silicon Valley lab, the automaker unveils its new Accord, with a slightly redesigned front end and LED lighting. But the biggest change is a new infotainment interface featuring rival systems from Apple and Google.
Technically Incorrect: At New Orleans airport, a cell phone video of a simple pat down causes a Transportation Security Administration officer to call for the police.
YouTube has just fixed the most annoying thing about your homemade iPhone or Android videos — you know, the ones you record when you are foolishly holding your smartphone vertically. Viewing vertical videos on YouTube is an unpleasant experience, to say the least, but Google has taken steps to fix it, at least for Android users. DON’T MISS: 10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone YouTube on Android will now show you vertical videos properly in full screen and you won’t have to do anything to activate the feature. Just hold the phone in a vertical position when watching a vertical video, and the video will occupy the entire screen real estate (see image above). The
By Euan Rocha NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd on Thursday showcased a suite of security products that safeguard everything from medical devices to Hollywood movie scripts, though its CEO acknowledged that his effort to transform the company remains a work in progress. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company, whose smartphone market share has dwindled, is attempting to morph into a more software-focused entity. "I'm pretty satisfied with the progress on the turnaround so far," BlackBerry's Chief Executive John Chen said in an interview just before an event in New York.
The bump in the polls comes even as some criticized Trump for questioning whether Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is a war hero, and releasing the personal cellphone number of fellow GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham. These conversations with voters suggest that Trump's campaign has given a voice to real frustration and public anger, drawing support that crosses party lines and cites a range of policy concerns. If James Hollingsworth were in Trump’s shoes, he would have given out Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number, too.
We’ve written about the Nova Launcher Android app before but this in-depth review from Android Central made us want to plug it all over again. For those of you who don’t know, launchers in general are like Facebook Home but 1,000 times less terrible — they take over your phone’s main home screen and make some great improvements to the design while also giving you added customization options. Android diehards have long had high praise for Nova Launcher, which just seems to get better and better with each new release. RELATED: Android M: 5 small but important features you’re going to love The customization options, of course, are what Android fans really love about any addition to Android and Android Central’s review
Notimex, Mexico’s Official News Agency, Launches Mobile Video Feature with AudioNow App Available on Android and iPhone Worldwide Mexico City & Washington D.C. – July 23, 2015 – Video news is now available for Notimex’s mobile app subscribers worldwide through their app with AudioNow Digital. Notimex, traditionally an online news agency, launched their multimedia app with topical audio podcasts for iPhone and Android earlier this year. Notimex app video news briefs, covering society, culture, education, sports and entertainment are available on-demand, by topic, and updated daily, in addition to audio podcast.
By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - With only a tiny share of the world's fastest-growing major smartphone market, Apple Inc is stepping up its push into India, with a first targeted TV advertising campaign, expanded retail network and promotional financing schemes. For years, India has been a low priority for Apple as spending power is weaker than in China, where the company's iPhones swiftly became must-have devices after their 2007 launch. Apple has just a 2 percent share of India's smartphone market, while South Korean rival Samsung Electronics accounts for around one third of volume sales with its range of Android phones.
Because I believe that strong encryption protects valuable American intellectual property from hackers and adversaries overseas – one of the most critical problems facing both startups and large corporations. Apple said that devices running its new software would be encrypted by default. Even the company itself unable to gain access to its customers' protected data. And Google made headlines last year when it announced that "full-disk encryption," which protects user information on its Android devices, would be enabled by default.
The ride-hailing company will hand-deliver the Chinese smartphone maker's new phablet to impatient buyers in Singapore and Malaysia.
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