Google, Microsoft pledge to add ‘kill switches’ in smartphones

Google and Microsoft are set to add a “kill switch” to the next versions of Android and Windows Phone operating systems. devices. The move comes as evidence mounts that the technology is effective in deterring thieves.


How to transfer your contacts between iPhone and Android

There's nothing worse than getting a new phone and realizing you don't have any of your old contacts. Luckily, smartphones make things easier than they used to be. Check out how.


Nike finally gets around to releasing a FuelBand app for Android

Nike has finally seen the light and released an Android app for its FuelBand SE fitness tracker. The free app is designed for use with phones running Android 4.3 or higher, though has been optimized for a number of high-end handsets.


Console OS promises to deliver a better Android experience on your PC

Console OS aims to let you use Android on your PC, but claims to take a different approach compared to past attempts to do the same.


Chinese government reveals list of patents Microsoft holds over Android

Microsoft says that Android infringes on a long list of patents, but has never revealed the list. Now, the Chinese government has unveiled Microsoft's secret patent list for all to see.


Apple gets into the Android app business with Beats

The acquisition of Beats could be a momentous turning point for Apple’s strategy in the fight against Android because the company apparently intends to keep it on the rival platform. Is this evidence of Cook’s business sense moving Cupertino beyond Job’s…


Is Google Nearby about to bring better location features to Android?

"OK Google... remind me the next time I meet up with my brother." People-based reminders are just one potential use of Google Nearby, a new feature rumored to be heading to Android in the near future.


Android KitKat finds its way into more devices, but Jelly Bean still reigns supreme

According to the latest Android distribution stats, KitKat is quickly picking up steam. Even so, Jelly Bean still reigns supreme, with Honeycomb no longer part of the list.


How to download and listen to podcasts on Android or iOS

If you want to download and listen to podcasts on your Android or iOS device, here's a guide on what to do and which apps to choose.


Beware of ‘Cupid,’ the new Heartbleed attack method that affects Android devices

If you think the Heartbleed Bug threat is over, think again. Less than two months since the security flaw was first exposed, exploiting it for malicious purposes just got a lot easier.

Asus launches mad phone, tablet, and laptop hybrid running Windows 8.1 and Android (updated)

Asus has brought together Android and Windows 8.1 into a single device. It's called the Transformer Book V, and it can become three different devices - an Android-only smartphone, a tablet, and a laptop, the latter two capable of running both operating…


Android TV will focus on online media and games

We're expecting to see Google's latest take on the future of television later this month, and a new report reveals some interesting nuggets of information about what to expect when it arrives.

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9 weather apps for Android you need to try

You may not be able to change the weather forecast, but that doesn't mean you can't change the change the way you look at it. Check out our top picks for the best weather apps for Android, so you'll always know what to expect when you step out the front door.


Dimple NFC sticker buttons for Android phones may soon come embedded in their own TPU case

The Dimple is an NFC sticker with buttons that can be customized to perform a variety of actions with a compatible Android phone. Thanks to an Indiegogo campaign, those buttons may soon come in their own TPU case.

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Hisense releases feature-packed H6 Smart TV with Android 4.2.2

Hisense swings for the fences with its new H6 smart TV, which boasts a 55-inch screen, Android's OS with Chrome browsing, and a pile of apps for only $700. Click the link to find out more.

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