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Here are the most addictive social Android apps in the US

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
This post is part of the ‘Market Intelligence’ series, brought to you by SimilarWeb: get insights for any website or app. The App Economy is tricky business. How can you tell how sticky an app is? By heading to the app store and taking a look at install volume and store rank? These are easily manipulated [...]

Nokia is finally building the Android phones you’ve been dreaming of

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Finally? Too little too late? The smartphone market has never been as crowded as it is right now, but it will soon have one more new entrant that will be a familiar name to just about everyone in the developed (and developing) world: Nokia. When then-CEO Stephen Elop made the decision to adopt Windows Phone instead [...]

Security flaw places Mac, iOS & Android users at risk from hacking on some major websites

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Cryptographers have discovered that a security flaw dating back to the ’90s is placing OS X, iOS and Android users at risk from hacking attacks when visiting some major websites, including American Express, Airtel, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Groupon, Marriott and many more. The FREAK exploit allows an attacker to force a website to use lower-grade [...]

Beware of the ‘Freak’ inside every Android and Mac

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
More and more security threats are discovered on a regular basis, and now it’s turn for a “Freak” vulnerability — that’s actually its name — for Android and Mac to come out of hiding. According to Re/code, both Google and Apple are aware of the situation, and have developed fixes to patch the Freak. Continue reading…

VideoSelfie focuses on Southeast Asia with Android release, new investors, local celebs

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Last November, Tokyo-based startup Pocket Supernova launched its VideoSelfie app for iOS. The app brings real-time editing, GIFs, filters, and a host of other features to the popular video creation space and combines it with the cultural phenomenon known as the selfie. Just three and a half months later, co-founder and CEO Oscar Noriega tells [...]

Google said to be planning iOS support for Android Wear, could debut at I/O conference

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Last month a developer managed to hack together a solution that enabled iPhone users to see their notifications on Google’s Android-powered wearable operating system, but at the moment there is no official way to use the two competing platforms together. That could change at Google’s annual I/O conference later this year, if new rumors are [...]

Nvidia announces $199 4K Android TV gaming console and Full HD game-streaming service

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Talk about game-changing: Nvidia just announced the Shield, the world’s first 4K Android TV gaming console, at Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The device will be available this May for $ 199. Along with the new entertainment system, the company also announced its Grid game-streaming service, which will deliver games on-demand via the [...]

GDC 2015: Nvidia Shield is both a console and the world’s first 4K Android TV

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Nvidia has been teasing a product that’s been years in the making, and now we know what it is – a set-top box that’s going to become the centrepiece of your living room. Named the Nvidia Shield, the box will sit next to your TV and, running on Android, will offer high-end gaming and entertainment [...]

Nvidia’s Shield is a $199 Android TV streaming microconsole powerhouse

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO—At a Game Developers Conference presentation tonight, Nvidia revealed Shield, a living room gaming and 4K video streaming-focused extension of its existing portable- and tablet-based Shield game console line. The “streaming device on steroids,” as an Nvidia rep referred to it, will be available in “early May” for $ 199 with an included controller. [...]

NVIDIA announces all-new Shield — a 4K Android TV game console for $199

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Xbox One? PlayStation 4? Yesterday’s news. Today, NVIDIA disrupts the console market with the all-new Shield gaming console. While not a gaming console in the traditional sense, it is instead a 4K Android TV media box with extreme graphics performance. How has NVIDIA pulled off such a thing? By utilizing its new Tegra X1 chip, [...]

You can finally buy this crazy Android phone with a rear-facing E Ink display in 2015

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
This week has been packed with exciting smartphone announcements, from the refreshingly gorgeous design of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to the tried and true look of the HTC One M9. We’ve also seen the future of the most secure Android phone on the planet, and even a few Lumias worth your consideration. [...]

Google seriously thinks iPhone users will consider getting an Android Wear watch

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Google might have found an interesting approach to competing against the Apple Watch that we didn’t see coming: The company is reportedly going to bring its Android-based wearables platform over to iOS, thus allowing iPhone and iPad users to buy Android Wear devices and pair them with their Apple products. Continue reading…

Updated: Best free Android apps 2015

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Best free Android apps If you have an Android device you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to apps, with the Google Play store being home to thousands of them. The huge quantity of apps doesn’t mean they’re all quality – far from it in fact. To make sure you never install a [...]

Google will stop updating Chrome for Android 4.0

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
As Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) approaches four years old, Google has announced today it will no longer release updates for Chrome on the operating system. In today’s announcement, Google said that it’s released twenty-four versions of Chrome for Android 4.0. The last version of Chrome to land on ICS will be Chrome 42. Ice Cream Sandwich is [...]

“FREAK” flaw in Android and Apple devices cripples HTTPS crypto protection

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Security experts have discovered a potentially catastrophic flaw that for more than a decade has made it possible for attackers to decrypt HTTPS-protected traffic passing between Android or Apple devices and hundreds or thousands or millions of websites, including AmericanExpress.com, Bloomberg.com, NSA.gov, and FBI.gov. In recent days, a scan of more than 14 million websites [...]

Google ‘preparing’ Android Wear support for iPhone

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Google’s efforts to counter the threat of the Apple Watch will begin with bringing Android Wear support to iPhone. Sources claim the search giant is now “preparing” an Android Wear app for iOS, and it could be announced at Google I/O… Read more ›

I almost touched the first ever 256GB Android tablet

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
French Android device maker Archos at MWC 2015 announced the first Android tablet in the world that will have a massive 256GB of built-in storage, a new addition to its Magnus line of devices. On top of that the company also unveiled a new storage innovation at the show, called Archos Fusion Storage, that’s supposed to [...]

Google ‘preparing’ Android Wear support for iPhone

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
Google’s efforts to counter the threat of the Apple Watch will begin with bringing Android Wear support to iPhone. Sources claim the search giant is now “preparing” an Android Wear app for iOS, and it could be announced at Google I/O in May. As an iPhone owner and Android Wear user, I’ve long been waiting for [...]

Is Android Wear about to support iOS?

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
If you wanted to take some of the wind out of the Apple Watch launch, what would you do? Why, make your own smartwatch platform compatible with iPhones, that’s what. French tech website 01net reckons that’s exactly what Google is plotting. The site isn’t well-known outside of France, but it has hit the mark with [...]

7 ways to maximize your Android and Apple contacts

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
I’m sure you all know that your smartphone contacts app has long been essential for storing contact information, but while storage is its typical use, Android and Apple devices contacts are not limited to that function. There are several nifty tricks you can use to lever the full potential of your contacts list. Here are [...]

 
 
 
 

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