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LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2

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Both the LG and Sony flagships are fantastic phones. But how do they fare against each other? We find out in this comparison of the LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2!

How to take a screenshot on the LG G3

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Taking a screenshot is one of the most simple and useful feature that you can take advantage of on your Android smartphone. For the majority of Android phones, taking a screenshot involves pressing volume down and power simultaneously. If you have a Samsung, it’s typically volume down and home. With the LG G3 the button combination is still volume down and power at the same time but since the G3′s buttons are located on the back the approach is a little different.  For that reason LG’s included a secondary way of taking a screenshot with the QuickMemo+ application, but we’ll go…

Next on Samsung’s security feature list: retina scans

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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 a potential threat to the security of your identity. You lock your phone anyway, you say? But a Consumer Reports survey done earlier this year indicates that only a third of Americans bother to lock their…

How long should a smartwatch last?

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It’s still the early days for smartwatches. With the first few Android Wear devices on the market and a 3rd one on the horizon we have a pretty good glimpse of what wearables might be like. Android Wear is exciting and feels generations ahead of what came before it.  But like any burgeoning technology, the hardware and software are going to grow exponentially with each generation. As somebody who would want to buy a smartwatch, it might be important to consider how long they will last before becoming obsolete. After all, $200 being the low end, it’s hardly an impulse…

China deems the iPhone a national security threat

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On Friday, China’s state run China Central Television (CCTV)  deemed Apple’s iPhone a national security threat. The threat is due to Apple’s “Frequent Location” feature that is a part of Location Services on the iPhone. According to the Wall Street Journal, the fear is based around the information contained within this feature that would, in essence, enable anyone who had this information to know of China’s secrets. Apple has not commented on the report, but according to their support page, the feature can be customized or turned off in the device settings. Apple also claims that the information collected is only…

Will app developers and OEMs adopt Material Design?

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Is there enough of an incentive for developers to start implementing Google’s Material Design guidelines in their apps? Can OEMs be persuaded to drop custom overlays? Could Material Design be the long awaited answer to Android fragmentation?