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The potential of NFC and the obstacles that stand in its way

by: Simon HillOctober 29, 2012
Analysts have been predicting the rise of NFC for a while now, but expectations vary wildly. The main driver that’s widely touted is mobile payments, but the number of NFC-enabled devices in circulation is still relatively small. We take a look at some potential uses for NFC and ask: what is holding it back?
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Google’s Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 3G and Android 4.2 announcement event cancelled, Sandy to blame

by: Chris SmithOctober 27, 2012
Thanks to recent leaks and reports, we have a general idea of what Google should unveil during its upcoming media event – initially scheduled to take place in New York on October 29 – but, with two days left to go, we have some bad news from Android fans: the playground is temporarily closed.
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9 spooktacular Android apps for Halloween 2012

by: Carl ParkerOctober 27, 2012

Halloween is that one day in the whole year when people get to dress up in the skins of creepy crawlies and monsters that hide in dark places to haunt parties and peoples’ doorsteps for sweets. Halloween isn’t just about the costume, of course. It’s also about that distinct feeling that horror is in the air. With technology present in almost every aspect of our lives, is there still room for that feeling of being “not alone in a room”?

Mobile devices can still factor into Halloween, of course. There are apps on the Google Play Store that can help you creep up the mood, letting you share ghost stories with friends, and even do a bit of [...]

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The iPad mini is no threat to budget Android tablets

by: Simon HillOctober 24, 2012
The iPad mini is not a "budget" tablet at all. With prices starting at $329 the budget Android tablet manufacturers can rest easy. The iPad mini is just another underwhelming, expensive release from Apple and this time it is a late entrant to a segment of the tablet market that is really starting to take off.
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LG Optimus G review [video]

by: Dan EvansOctober 24, 2012

Just because all you’ve been hearing and reading about is Samsung this, HTC that, Asus this, Google that, it doesn’t mean they’re the only players on the field. LG certainly hasn’t bowed out of the game and this time, it’s giving people something to look forward to.

If you’re dying for a large screen with great colors but something that not everyone else has, the LG Optimus G might just fit your needs. After playing around with a test unit of the Korean variant (F180K) of the Optimus G, we realized that this, so far, is the best phone that LG has ever produced. We found the hardware and display to be superb (with personal [...]

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Apple iPad mini vs Google Nexus 7 (budget tablet showdown)

by: Mike AndriciOctober 23, 2012
The battle between the Apple iPad Mini and the Google Nexus 7 is crucial for the future of both Android as well as iOS. Who did better ? Find out inside!
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185 million Android users vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 22, 2012
A report by security experts indicates that as many as 185 million Android users around the world may be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. This means that even as the communications protocol is secure in itself, messages can be intercepted during data exchanges through spoofing of security certificates, and malicious hackers or software can tamper with communications.
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Create custom notifications with Notif

by: Joshua MunozOctober 22, 2012
Ever since Android saw a total revamp of it's pulldown notification system, I've been impressed. I'd always wondered, though, how could I create my own custom notifications? After doing some research, I discovered Notif. Notif allows you to create four different types of custom notification, and it does it all for free. Interested? Find out more after the break.
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The Datawind Ubislate 7Ci tablet sells for $40 but can it compete?

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 20, 2012
The India-bound Aakash tablet made waves in the technology media for its dream of providing cheap tablets to the educational sector (among others) in this developing market. The tablet also drew flak for its creator's inability to adequately meet demand. But will the cheap tablet trend catch on with the rest of the world?
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Braven 625s portable speaker review: sounds great for the outdoorsy

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 18, 2012
We've reviewed the Braven 625s, a Bluetooth speaker that is portable, yet sturdy. At $180, the Braven 625s delivers great sound, but is it worth it?
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