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Top 5: Free Android Antivirus Apps

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments

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Many people don’t care about security and viruses hitting their beloved smartphone, because they reckon they can simply factory reset the device and all will be well. That is not always the case, though, and there are masses of malicious software out there that can find a home in your phone.

We think security on your phone is important, and to that end, here are our picks for the top free antivirus applications on Android. (more…)

HTC replaces Swype with China’s TouchPal on new Android keyboards (video)

Published by on Mar 6th, 2015, No Comments

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HTC users who like using the Swype keyboard are going to have to switch phones or learn to type differently because the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is ditching the system. HTC’s new phones, including the new flagship, HTC One M9, will come installed with Chinese keyboard tool TouchPal instead.

One feature TouchPal has over Swype is that predicted words appear above the letters as you type instead of above the keyboard, as can be seen in the promotional video below. Overall, however, they are fairly similar, so it shouldn’t be more than a minor annoyance for users to make the switch. (more…)

Google reportedly preparing Android Wear for iOS

Published by on Mar 4th, 2015, No Comments

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Google is reportedly preparing to release an Android Wear app on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, according to a French technology website.

The report claims Android Wear with extended iOS support could be announced at Google’s I/O developer conference in late May, although Google may push the agenda depending on sales of the Apple Watch. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Specs and first impression

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, 10 Comments

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As was rumoured, at this year’s MWC conference in Barcelona, Samsung indeed unveiled two flagship devices. The first, of course, is highly anticipated Galaxy S6 – the latest iteration has seen only slight design changes (be sure to read about them here). But Samsung had the other flagship up their sleeves as well, with the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The Galaxy S6 Edge has pretty much the same design language as its sibling, with one distinct difference. The Edge has a curved display on both sides of the device (unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, which only had a curved display on the right). (more…)

Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL at MWC

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, No Comments

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Not to be outdone by many of its rivals at MWC, Microsoft has taken the wraps off of two (essentially the same) smartphones with which it will aim to keep its large market share in the mid-tier smartphone market. The major difference between the two are their sizes, as you would have guessed from the XL moniker.

Both devices will launch in April, and Microsoft says that the 640 features Windows Phone 8.1, as well as a 2,500 mAh battery for all-day battery life. You will also find a 5-inch HD display at 720p and it will come in four different colours, namely Cyan, Orange, Black, and White. (more…)

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 820, already?

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, No Comments

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The Mobile World Congress that is happening this week in Barcelona is always the pick of the trade shows when it comes to unveiling new smartphones, tablets, smartwatches an all the other mobile products you can expect over the coming months.

However, while it’s very easy for us to get excited about the commercial products and gadgets, the show also provides some other types of hardware manufacturers that platform to show off their newest tech.

Today Qualcomm had a few such developments to share with us, including a new Snapdragon processor, some advanced authentication tech, and a platform that will drive the future of its SoC lineup. (more…)

HTC launches the One M9 – Beautiful or disappointing?

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, 2 Comments

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The day has finally arrived – HTC has revealed its latest iteration of its flagship. The HTC One M9 is now official, after being one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year.

Just as the past week’s rumours have suggested, the One M9 we’re seeing today is the one that takes the majority of its inspiration form the One M8’s design, rather than making a radical departure into Desire/Nexus 9 territory.

It’s been a year since the HTC One M8 launched, and the Taiwanese company has spent 12 months hard at work designing the best they possibly can. Or have they? Looking at the new M9, you have to where the year of work since the previous One has gone. (more…)

Motorola launches the new Moto E with LTE (video)

Published by on Feb 26th, 2015, No Comments

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The US smartphone manufacturer now owned by Lenovo has been making some great products in the last year or two. They have all been well received, both critically and by the general public alike. One major reason is the fact that they are competitively priced, while offering a top of the line experience in their specific segments.

Chief among the devices on the lower end of the price scale is the Moto E. The second iteration has come around, and fixed one shortcoming it always had that meant many turned away: LTE. Now that is no longer a concern for prospective buyers, as the newest Moto E comes with LTE as well, but still at the same low price. (more…)

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