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Anomaly series and Plex all on Sale for a limited Time
Looking for something to spend some money on today? 11 Bit Studios has placed all three of their tower defense games series, Anomaly, on sale. Each of the three tower-defense games has been steeply discounted this week, and this week only. Anomaly Warzone Earth HD and Anomaly Korea are on sale for $0.99 vs their […]
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15-07-2014, 14:45 By Stormy Beach
Three of the top five best selling smartphones are made by Samsung
If you ever any doubts about Samsung and Apple’s leadership in smartphone sales so far this year, let them end now. According to a new report of out Counterpoint Technology Market Research, the two companies are still leading the pack when it comes to mobile phone sales, with Samsung making three of the top five best ...
15-07-2014, 14:37 By Dustin Earley
Unified Remote Updated To v3.0 With A Huge UI Revamp, Widget Editor, And More
Human society didn't really enter the modern era until we invented the remote control, because let's face it, no one wants to get up. The freedom to loaf around is an important part of life, and Universal Remote brings that to your PC. With today's update, it's much more attractive and useful. Unlike you... because of all that loafing around. The v3.0 update was in beta testing prior to today's full rollout, so don't be confused if you've seen it around. Unified Remote Updated To v3.0 With...
15-07-2014, 14:33 By Ryan Whitwam
KitKat MR2.2 (AKA 4.4.4_r2) OTA Update Rolling Out To Nexus 5 In Australia, India, And New Zealand, Probably Just Radio Fixes
Update: This update is limited to Australia, New Zealand, and India, and addresses carrier support / fixes in those regions. If you're seeing an update notification on your Nexus 5, you're not alone - Google is pushing a maintenance release of Android 4.4.4 to the smartphone, though this one appears to limited to a few corners of the world. New Zealand, Australia, and India should be seeing the OTA, which contains a new radio image, likely addressing issues with networks in those regions. Ki...
15-07-2014, 14:21 By David Ruddock
AT&T adds Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 to its lineup online today
The next member to join the tablet lineup for AT&T is the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0. Its launch date? Today. While today is only for the carrier’s website, AT&T stores will start carrying the tablet on July 25. With a new two-year contract, this Samsung tablet will cost $269.99; however, customers can take advantage of Next […]
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15-07-2014, 14:11 By Justin Herrick
Google Play Store Now Selling The Chromecast In Ireland
Google's HDMI dongle continues to spread across the world, bringing streaming video to bigger screens. This time the Chromecast has landed in Ireland just days after Google Play Movies became available. How convenient. The device will cost €39 from the Play Store, which is somewhat higher than the US price when you figure in conversion. Until Android TV comes out, the Chromecast is the only way to beam content from all those cast-enabled apps to a TV. Google Play Store Now Selling The Chrom...
15-07-2014, 14:01 By Ryan Whitwam
InkCase Plus E-Ink Case Reaches $100,000 Kickstarter Funding Goal On Its First Day
Five months after demoing working InkCase Plus prototypes at this year's Mobile World Congress, Oaxis has taken to Kickstarter to get its hands on some cold hard cash. And it's paying off. Already the company has amassed over $100,000 in pledges, surpassing its funding goal on just the first day. The idea of a case that adds a Bluetooth-connected secondary e-ink display to a phone apparently has a lot of people plenty excited. InkCase Plus E-Ink Case Reaches $100,000 Kickstarter Funding Goal ...
15-07-2014, 13:59 By Bertel King, Jr.
Verizon adds 4G LTE to ALLSET prepaid plans
Verizon today announced that 4G LTE connectivity will be included in its prepaid ALLSET plans. Effective July 17, the $45 rate plan includes unlimited talk and text as well as 500MB of 4G LTE data. For a limited time Verizon will double the pool to 1GB just so long as you agree to its auto pay... Read more »
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15-07-2014, 13:53 By Scott Webster
Nest, Google, Samsung, ARM, And More Teaming Up To Form An Open Smart Home Networking Standard, The Thread Group
With a growing market for smart home accessories - and that whole internet of things (shudder) - the lack of a single, widely-adopted communication standard is undoubtedly a bit troubling. Most smart products today use existing 801.15.4 Wi-Fi platforms like ZigBee, Ant, or increasingly commonly, the proprietary Bluetooth Low Energy standard (aka BT Smart). ARM, Nest, Samsung, and Google (operating under an advisory role, not as a member) though, are now fielding an open platform competitor k...
15-07-2014, 13:51 By David Ruddock
Google will indicate if devices are not compatible with websites before opening
It can be a little frustrating when hitting a link from a Google search and the website does not fully work with your device. Most of the time, this is because the website still uses Flash and Android devices no longer play nice with that technology. The outcome is either a blank page or a […]
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15-07-2014, 13:44 By Justin Herrick
Google Announces Project Zero, Sets Its Sights On Making The Internet More Secure
Let's face it, as the world becomes more dependent on computers and the Internet for the functions of day-to-day life, security will become ever more important. Clearly encouraged by employee Neel Mehta's discovery of Heartbleed, Google has decided to do more in the area of Internet security. To help combat this ever increasing problem, they're offering up Project Zero. Essentially, Google will begin hiring "the best practically-minded security researchers and contributing 100% of their time...
15-07-2014, 12:50 By Shawn De Cesari
The internet will be a safer place thanks to Google’s Project Zero
Today, Google announced a new “well-staffed team called Project Zero.” Project Zero aims to put an end to targeted internet attacks such as those criminals or state-sponsored actors that try to infect your computer to steal information or monitor your activities. Google is hiring the best security researchers who will devote 100% of their time […]
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15-07-2014, 12:45 By Robert Nazarian
Comet Collapse – simple to play & totally addictive
Comet Collapse is a stellar casual adventure puzzle game to collapse all blocks to retrieve parts to build a space station needed to travel to stop an Earth shattering comet. It’s very addictive! Read this review to see why you’ll want to download it! Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Content Rating: Everyone... View Article
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15-07-2014, 12:41 By Antonio Wells
[New App] Wear-a-tron Lets You Unlock A Lockitron Door With Your Android Wear Watch
Lockitron is a crowd-funded "smart" door lock that aims to let you control your home or office door lock with your smartphone. And now that Android Wear is available, some developers won't rest until every facet of their phone is tied into their watch. Thus, Wear-a-tron, which allows users to activate the unlocking function of the official Lockitron app via a Wear extension. It's available for free on the Play Store. [New App] Wear-a-tron Lets You Unlock A Lockitron Door With Your Android Wea...
15-07-2014, 12:20 By Michael Crider
Accessory of the Day: Scosche dual 12 Watt USB car charger
Given that many of us now own multiple gizmos and gadgets which can be charged via USB it makes sense that we’re fighting over the charging port in our cars. Things get even trickier when you’re riding with a companion or two. Level the playing field a bit and turn that single output into two... Read more »
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15-07-2014, 12:15 By AndroidGuys
Patent filing reveals Samsung is testing new S Pen technology
With the Galaxy Note 4 expected in just a few months, we are going to be learning more and more about the large handset. Today’s news has to do with the Galaxy Note’s most vital feature: the S Pen. A patent filing from Samsung reveals that they could be transitioning to a new technology. Many […]
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15-07-2014, 11:58 By Justin Herrick
MediaTek Announces Its First 64-Bit Octa-Core LTE Chip, Brings Support For 2K Displays
Look, we get it - MediaTek isn't the first name you want to hear when it comes to innovative new SoCs. The company doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to releasing source code, which is a huge no-no in the Android world. But still, this is probably worth talking about, because it's pretty neat. This morning, MediaTek announced the first 64-bit octa-core processor for smartphones. The chip, model number MT6795, can run at speeds up to 2.2GHz, and supports native 2K displays (2560x...
15-07-2014, 11:36 By Cameron Summerson
There Is Now A Matrix "Falling Code" Watch Face For Android Wear (It Was Inevitable And You Know It)
The world was a whole lot simpler back in 1999 – the economy was doing fine, MTV played music, and the Matrix was much less ridiculous without all that weird pseudo-philosophy from the sequels. There's a new watch face that can take you back to those relaxing days each time you look at your Android Wear watch. Yes, a Matrix watch face. When the screen is awake, you get the iconic falling code and a green clock. There Is Now A Matrix "Falling Code" Watch Face For Android Wear (It Wa...
15-07-2014, 11:03 By Ryan Whitwam
[DEALS & STEALS] Plex and three Anomaly games are on sale
Take control of your personal media with Plex. For all of you who don’t know what Plex is, it is a service which organizes your photos, music and videos so that you can stream/watch those wherever you want via personal computer or a smartphone/tablet device. Plex is usually priced at $4.99 which is a hefty... Read more »
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15-07-2014, 10:49 By Kristijan