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Google+ Update Features Post Re-sharing

by: Edmund ApostolSeptember 1, 2011

Version 1.0.6 of Google+ has just been released this month. Android users of its standard smartphone app will be happy to note that this latest update presents a function for re-sharing content posted by other users. Simply choose a post, click on the re-share option and then select who in your network will be allowed to see it.

No release dates have yet been announced but the web edition for other mobile devices, as well as the specific version for the iOS, is reportedly going to receive the upgrade soon.

If you haven’t tried Google+, then this is the time you should get started. The features incorporated within this umbrella app are [...]

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BlackBerry OS 7 May Contain Android Code

by: Edmund ApostolSeptember 1, 2011

BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) just officially released their OS 7 this August. There are rumors that parts of the programming in this latest BlackBerry platform, specifically version 7.0.0.353 may actually contain some coding compatible with or similar to the Android operating system and application development framework.

BlackBerry OS 7 made its first public appearance in the smartphone scene when images of its user interface were leaked online in the first quarter of this year. It was still then known as OS 6.1.

True or not, this piece of gossip is not entirely surprising. RIM did acquire fellow Canadian software development company QNX [...]

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High Quality Games for the Xperia Play Coming Soon

by: Edmund ApostolAugust 31, 2011

Sony announced that triple-A game titles will be coming soon for the Xperia Play. The statement was given this week in Gamescom, one of the biggest trade fair events for video games held every year in Cologne, Germany.

Representing the company was Tim Harrison, the head for Sony Ericsson’s content marketing and strategy. He revealed that more focus will be given to content design and production in order to mitigate the lack of titles for the Android device. No particular release dates were mentioned but the stated aim is to have more high quality titles by Christmas this year.

The Xperia Play is a unique device in that it is an [...]

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5 Simple Ways to Guard Against Android Hackers

by: Edmund ApostolAugust 29, 2011

If you’ve been keeping up with our posts, you know that the Android platform, just like any other operating system, is not 100% bulletproof when it comes to hacking. And with the increasing adoption of the Android OS among phone users, it’s become quite a large and lucrative target for malicious hackers everywhere. But how do you protect yourself against these threats? You just need to be informed, be attentive, and use the right tools.

1. Download from trusted sources.

Despite earlier events such as the DroidDream debacle, the Android Market is still the main source for Android apps. Google does slip up occasionally but you can at least count on them to clean up [...]

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New MIUI Surprises from the Xiaomi M1

by: Edmund ApostolAugust 17, 2011

Chinese mobile company Xiaomi recently announced that it’s coming out with a smartphone called the Xiaomi M1. Naturally this would be the one Android phone that’s specifically built around the customized Android user interface MIUI. Unlike what the earlier reports stated however, the M1 or Xiaomi phone is going to be driven by a faster processor and may also be released at a lower price. The targeted date for release is October and customers can pre-order the handset by August 29.

 

Instead of the 1.2 GHz dual-core chip that was initially announced, the Xiaomi phone’s CPU is actually going be a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 SoC. Given that it’s a Snapdragon [...]

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Samsung Celox Could Be the Droid Bionic’s Nemesis

by: Edmund ApostolAugust 14, 2011

Rumors are going around that the Samsung Galaxy S2 has a younger brother named Celox that looks almost like it. Speculations of its features point that it can be the biggest rival Motorola’s Droid Bionic will have to face on the 4G LTE arena.

 

According to the buzz, Droid Bionic is supposed to be released this September. If any of its assumed features are true, then its future contemporaries on Verizon’s 4G LTE network – the Samsung Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt, won’t be a match for this Android superphone.

The Samsung Celox on the other hand is a different story. The face-off is not likely going to happen in Verizon’s backyard as the Celox [...]

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