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Chameleon, the innovative Android launcher developed by Teknision (creators of the Blackberry PlayBook UI), made quite a stir in the Android community. The intelligent overlay promises to change... the way we use our devices, by offering “a better home screen for your Android tablet, designed to fit your lifestyle”. The project got successfully funded on Kickstarter (after some misadv...

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One of the problems with Android’s openness is the fact that most Android handsets come pre-loaded with crapware apps from carriers, manufacturers and third-parties... willing to pay the price for a proper placement. And not all apps are useful, and not all Android users want them on their devices to begin with.

Advanced users will surely go ahead and root their...

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A password is meant for security, preventing unauthorized people from accessing private and important information. Still, it doesn’t guarantee absolute protection, for it also has its... own limitations.

For instance, you are not protected from keyloggers that can grab your login data anytime. Furthermore, if you have numerous online service accounts, remembering all those pas...

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It’s a question that has come into prevalence with the rise of digital media. Do we actually own apps, music, ebooks, and other content we use, and can we legally resell them individually,... or along with our devices?

As one medium of information gives way to another, the question of ownership of content will usually come into place. This is especially important with the popularity of...

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An apple a day keeps the doc away.  But, an Android app a day keeps the blues away.

In the month of July, we saw a surge in new and fresh Android apps that will keep you downloading... and installing, and sometimes charging your credit card, and sometimes maxing out your Android’s internal or external storage.  We are as hooked to Android apps as you are; so hooked, in fact...

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Whether we’re on a trip, at work, or even at home, Web browsing has become a part of our daily life. Mobile phones have allowed us to keep connected to the Internet wherever we go. Browsing,... however, has a few perils. You could come across harmful malware or viruses that could damage your device, or worse, steal your log-in credentials. It’s only natural for us to seek something that coul...

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Despite Google’s valiant attempt to make Android a safer playground for its users by introducing the anti-malware Bouncer service last February, which helps scan... apps on Google Play Store for malware and keep them out, experts are still finding security loopholes that can wreak havoc on your Android device.

The first threat we’re going to talk abou...

asus transformer pad tf300t review

When it comes to manufacturing high quality tablet devices, Asus doesn’t cut corners. From build quality, to hardware and software, Asus tends to hit the nail on the head when creating... tablets. Their recent onslaught of devices have all been well received by almost everyone who’s had a chance to use them. I had the pleasure of receiving the Transformer Pad TF300T, which is...

X-Ray for Android

A new Android application, developed with funding from DARPA, aims to show users precisely what security holes there are on their Android devices.

Called X-Ray, the app was created by... Duo Security, and is now available for download at XRay.io as a standalone APK. What X-Ray does is analyze your Android system and look for known vulnerabilities, including privilege escalation bugs...

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Android = diversity! You’ve probably heard this one before, but what does it actually mean? While it’s a fact that the principle of diversity is as valid as ever in... the mobile industry, different groups of people have varied opinions on how useful the diversity of the Android ecosystem actually is, in its current state.

If you happen to notice that the t...