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Great technology is best with great design. This does not involve only aesthetics, but also usability, accessibility and functionality. When wireless charging technology came into fashion, for... example, the intent was to enable untethered powering-up. However, design limitations resulted in some difficulty creating chargers that are both easy to use and well-designed.

Case in point: Whi...

Samsung Retina Scan

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming personal and ubiquitous — which means you’re probably carrying more personal information on your smartphone than your wallet. This comes... with a host of security issues, of course. If you lose your smartphone or tablet, then whoever picks it up might be able to glean a lot of information about you, to the extent that your device can be...

NORMAL earphones

Music is a very personal thing — from your choice of genres, artists and even equipment. Cost permitting, one would usually want the best audio equipment possible. Not everyone is an audiophile,... however, and some would settle for just the stock earphones or headphones that come with their music player or smartphone. But for those who are more discerning, a good quality pair of earphones is necessary fo...

Jolla Phone launcher

Customization is one of the stronger points of Android as a platform. However, for some, running a new launcher, installing SMS and calling app replacements, and rooting one’s device is... not enough. Android’s open source underpinnings has actually been forked by manufacturers and developers so that they can deliver their own user experience and run their own platform. Take Amazon...

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Google announced several new things at Google I/O 2014, and one of these is that its HDMI plug-in device Chromecast will be able to provide casting functionality even when an Android device... and the Chromecast are not connected to the same WiFi network. Previously, this was confirmed to be done through geo-location data, whereby Chromecast will authenticate with the device by confirming...

Pi Locker

You may not be spending too much time with your Android device’s lockscreen, but it’s certainly the first thing you see when you bring out your phone from your pocket or purse. Given... this, you might want your lockscreen to offer more interactivity than the default shortcuts or unlock method offered by your UI. Depending on manufacturer or ROM, you might have a combination of slider...

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ConsciousLifeNews

It’s an open secret that the NSA is keeping tabs on Internet users through various means. Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations suggest that the agency does... not even have to take an active role in eavesdropping, as it’s the Internet and tech companies that do this for them. Case in point: Vodafone recently published a transparency report, indicating...

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Using a smartphone can sometimes keep you too engaged that you won’t have time to do other things, like relax at home, spend time with loved ones or keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on... the road while driving. To address this, some apps exist to make it easier to manage your communication needs when you’re preoccupied elsewhere. For instance, Motorola Assist was earlier update...