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Recent advances in battery technology could mean that the next generation of batteries will last ten times longer than current batteries.

The new tech known as Lithium-air batteries use... the oxygen in the air as part of the chemical reactions that make batteries work. The biggest hurdle up until now has been that the oxygen also reacts with other parts of the battery causing them to det...

Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft is no stranger to making hardware Рalong with the odd mouse and keyboard, it has been making and selling its successful Xbox line of game consoles for a decade.

It... now seems that Microsoft will enter into the tablet market. Microsoft has scheduled an event on Monday in LA, where it promises to make a major announcement. Although the nature of the event has not...

Amazon’s Kindle Fire has been on the market for exactly seven months today, and it looks¬†likely¬†that before the 7-inch tablet reaches its first¬†birthday¬†it will be revised and updated... by Amazon. It is¬†also¬†likely¬†that the 7-inch version will be joined by a little brother.

According to a recent report by Digitimes, Amazon is preparing to lower the price of the Kindle Fire t...

One of the¬†ingredients¬†in the Android Fragmentation soup is the extra UIs that companies like Samsung and HTC add on top of the¬†standard¬†Android interface. These extras help¬†differentiate¬†one... company’s phone over another. The problem is that for app developers to make use of these extras they need access to a software development kit which exposes the relevant APIs.

HTC’...

magicpiano

Smule, known for its Songify app that automatically turns speech into music, has released another one of its popular apps on Android.

Magic Piano is very popular on iOS and Smule reckons... it has over 13 million players on that platform. Now it is the turn of Android users all over the world to start making magical music! The concept of Magic Piano is simple Рplayers tap on beams o...

google-bouncer

In February of this year, Google revealed some details of a new malware scanner which it had been developing during the latter half of 2011. Dubbed “the Bouncer”, the automated service runs... each app submitted to Google Play to see if it has any malicious intentions. According to Google’s initial figures, the Bouncer has been responsible for a 40% drop in malicious apps available in Go...

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Samsung is very well known for the successful use of Android on its smartphones. In fact, Samsung is using Android so effectively in the Galaxy S3 that it has been able to knock the iPhone... 4S off the top position in the uSwitch Tech’s Mobile Tracker chart in just a few days of availability.

Like all modern operating systems (mobile or desktop), Android is made up of different¬...

Lenovo phones

Lenovo, the second largest PC company in the world, is doing quite well in the smartphone market and is planning to release up to 40 new models during the second half of 2012. ¬†In 2011, the Chinese... company, which bought IBM’s entire PC business in 2005, built and sold¬†six million smartphones. For 2012, the company wants to triple that number to 18 million units. To do this, Lenovo will la...

How secure is Android?

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Mobile device usage continues to climb and companies like Google and Facebook are working hard to cash in on the potential revenues¬†available¬†from mobile users.... But they aren’t the only ones trying to make money from mobiles. Cyber criminals, organized crime gangs and malware authors are also trying to get a slice of the pie. As an Android user, it is i...

UPDATE: We have an updated Best Android antivirus app list, click here to see.

With startling headlines like “Number of malicious... Android apps grows by 2200% year over year” and “86% of all malware delivered via repackaging of legitimate apps” it is worth looking at what measures you can take to protect yourself from...