It has just been revealed that Sony will be launching the Xperia Z2a "mini" premium smartphone in Taiwan tomorrow. But along with that is word that the company will also be revealing a new smartphone headed for international markets. And this time the mysterious device's defining feature will be its selfie-friendly front camera.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has discovered what could be a serious privacy leak in most recent Android device. According to them, smartphones and tablets running Android 3.1 or later whose screens are turned off are broadcasting their previous WiFi connection history to anyone within WiFi range willing to listen, leaving the user vulnerable to future attacks.
LG is once again trying to leave a mark in the Android tablet scene by announcing the global availability of its largest tablet yet, the LG G Pad 10.1. Though the company bills this to be the perfect device for on-the-go media consumption, it sports an odd mixture of mediocre specs and interesting features that could leave you on the fence about this relatively late newcomer.
When you’ve got an iPhone, your friends know it. Those around you know you're holding an iPhone with just a glance. Over the past few years, several brands have also begun settling their brand well enough that you’re able to identify their smartphone at a glance. What sets your smartphone apart from the rest?
It’s not an official release from Google itself, but it’s as close as you’re going to get without hacking at the moment. Here we’re seeing the Android L heads-up notifications available as an app, created by app developer Dr. Alexander Breen. This fellow has "backported" the feature to any device running Android 4.3 or higher.
Around this time in 2012, the beloved media player VLC arrived in the Google Play Store as a beta offering for Android users. Though it has been available since then, US and Canadian users have been relegated to grabbing the APK from the VLC website and installing manually, something that has finally come to an end.
Amongst the apps released this week in the the wave of Android Wear for Google Play was IFTTT, making way for a number of Android Wear Channel additions in the process. IFTTT - for those of you unfamiliar - stands for If This Then That. It’s a collection of formulas that make it easy for you to connect all of your devices. With Android Wear, this is all connected to your wrist.
Welcome to the wide open door of the internet, Virtual Reality, it’s nice to see that you’ve finally arrived. This week both Mozilla and Google are speaking about their efforts to bring a "VR-Engabled Browser" to the universe, one that’d allow the whole web to be visualized with virtual reality goggles like Oculus Rift.
The Next Big Thing continues to be Here as Samsung releases another video spot snarking on iPhone owners. In this video you’ll see masses of iPhone and iPad owners plugging in to the wall ports spread across airports in an effort to keep their batteries strong. Meanwhile, of course, Samsung Galaxy S5 owners are shown rolling through the day without effort.