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The new Google Nexus 7 tablet, running the freshly-announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, will be, without doubt, one of the highlights of this summer in the technology world. The 7-inch device costs... just $199 in its basic configuration and proves that great technology does not have to cost you an arm and a leg.

With the Nexus 7, Google makes a stand against both the iPad, the still undisputed...

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available in a few weeks. Besides the brand new Nexus 7 tablet, the first devices to receive the latest Android update from Google will be the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus... S, and the XOOM. Following Google’s mind boggling Keynote announcement at Google I/O today, the Android team posted the platform highlights, recapping all of Jelly Bean’s new features. Here a...

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In our fourth edition of the “How it Works” series, we’re going to talk about NFC, or near field communication, a technology that’s being adopted by more and more smartphone and tablet... makers and mobile operators.

When talking about NFC use in the mobile ecosystem, you’re going to hear the term paired with mobile payments most of the time, because that may be one of its most...

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German security researcher Thomas Skora has developed an app that can read the details off a contactless credit / bank card using an NFC-enabled (near field communications)... handset. The app, which appeared briefly in Google Play before Google removed it, can read the card number, issue date, expiry date, and bank code from contactless cards.

Skora was only able to test h...

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After initially choosing Android over IOS, one must then decide which Android phone suits them the most. Whittling down your choice can be tedious, as you will be... presented with a large number of phones from a large number of manufacturers. Looking to pick up a high-end Android handset manufactured by Samsung? You’ll be faced with purchasing one of Sammy&...

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I have nothing against stats that put Android in a bad light. If anything, I’m usually glad they appear, because they highlight some problems that I had raised long before, hopefully prompting... Google to do something and improve Android in that specific respect.

What I really can’t stand, though, is when statistical data presented as accurate is downright misleading. Like my all-time-fa...

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Android’s security concerns have been the primary focus of an on-going debate for a while now. Google has been trying to fend off malicious app developers, with the introduction of a new... security system called “Bouncer”, but we have still seen over 5,000 malicious apps already in just the first quarter of 2012.

In what is a further cause for concern, Kaspersky Labs E...

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The Galaxy S3’s presence is currently being felt throughout the world. With the S3, Samsung has easily produced one of the hottest smartphones to ever hit the market. Destined to shine, the... Galaxy S3 bears the specs that help it handily beat out nearly any phone on the market. But, despite its prowess, Samsung’s superphone is facing some top-notch competition. Competitor HTC, with t...

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When choosing your next Android smartphone you should be taking into account a variety of factors before committing to a single model. Some of these factors are screen size and screen technology,... processor speed, 3G/4G support, camera performance, operating system, and upgradability to future versions and world phone support.

Today we’re going to focus on that last feature, global roaming...

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Something historic happened in the first quarter of 2012. For the first time ever, the major carriers in the US have registered a combined decline in the number of postpaid (contract)... subscribers. The total number of subscriptions of the seven biggest telcos in the United States has declined with 52,000.

Sure, that’s not a dramatic fall by any means, considering that AT&T, V...