WARNING: There’s a MASSIVE security flaw in Android and BlackBerry phones, and it’s your carrier’s fault!

Smartphone Hack

With fears over hacking and NSA spying still mounting, the last thing we needed was yet another report of a serious vulnerability that leaves millions of people at risk — but that's exactly what we got recently when news broke of a huge security vulnerability that impacts millions upon millions of Android phones, BlackBerry handsets and even some iPhones.

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Meizu MX4 to deliver the world’s thinnest bezel?

Meizu MX4 to deliver the world's thinnest bezel?There’s no doubt that the upcoming Meizu MX4 will be an amazing device. From what we’ve heard before, it will be available in few different versions, one of which will rock top-notch specs that includes a 5.5-inch 2560×1536 pixels screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip, 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel main camera. The other model…

Moto Maxx coming soon with a big battery?

Moto MaxxMotorola secured trademark for the Moto Maxx name, which we tend to think will be device with a massive battery that could provide enough juice to keep the phone running for full two days. Or something of that sort. The American handset maker, now part of the Lenovo Group, is already offering the “Maxx smartphone”…

Shamu – maybe the next Nexus to make a splash

shamu - codename nexus

Its that crazy time of the month – no, not that one, the other time. That time when Apple rumours start to go into overdrive and both Nexus and Galaxy Note stories spring up from almost nowhere… Almost nowhere. The Information ran a report stating that the new Nexus will be manufactured by Motorola, it’ll be 5.9 inches which brings it firmly into phablet territory.

The Galaxy Nexus was 4.65 inches, which tiptoed up to 4.7 inches for the Nexus 4, albeit with a vastly improved screen. The Nexus 5 slightly increased size by 0.2 inches, but this will be a solid inch bigger in one go. For those who like Nexus/Moto X/Moto G sized phones, this will be a real step change if the rumours are true. That’s going to be a real two handed phone, a la the Note 3. However, maybe it’s also a sign that Google may add a little something to the mix to enable one-handed usage. They’ll have to be holding something back now that they have shown off “Material Design” in the preview and at the developer conference.

At least they’ll have a legitimate reason for calling it a Nexus 6.

source: The Information via Android Police

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Amazon’s Giving Away $100 Worth of Free Apps! Here’s How to Get them

Amazon Project Aria smartphone coming later this year?Amazon is continuing its tradition of periodically doling out free apps by offering 30 paid Android apps for free. It’s a deal that’s definitely worth checking out, and could save you some hard-earned cash. Some of the free apps include Sonic & SEGA All-Stars racing, Instapaper and the most expensive free offering today, the normally…

Here’s how you can stream a bunch of Hulu shows without paying a dime

Hulu Free Streaming On Android

Earlier this year, Hulu announced that it would be bringing free streaming to mobile devices at some point this summer, but a precise release date wasn't revealed. This week, Hulu finally launched the update for Android phones and tablets which will allow mobile users to access select content from from Hulu Originals, Anime, Kids, Movies and Latino. Network shows from NBC, Fox, Comedy Central and others will be available as well.

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Hulu Now Lets You Watch Shows on Your Android Device Without a Hulu Plus Subscription

097482-huluHulu’s Android app was updated today, giving Hulu users who don’t have a Hulu Plus subscription the ability to view their favorite Hulu shows on the go. While Hulu hasn’t made a whole lot of content available, viewers will be able to catch up on the most recent episodes of their favorite shows as well…

Sprint Expands 4G LTE to 17 New Markets

sprint-logo-intomobileSprint has rolled out 4G LTE coverage to 17 new locations today, a welcome move to any Sprint customer. Sprint’s 4G LTE rollout, which began in 2012 has resulted in over 500 locations being blanketed with 4G LTE. Coverage outside of urban areas is Sprint’s weak point (T-Mobile’s as well) and if the yellow carrier…

Sweet app brings one of Apple’s best new software features to your Android phone

How to Use Yosemite Handoff with Android

One of the best software features Apple introduced at WWDC 2014 is Handoff, a neat trick that will allow users who own both an iOS 8 device and a Yosemite Mac seamlessly move between devices while using the same supported app. For example, with continuity, Apple will let users send and receive SMS and MMS messages, and making a phone call directly from a Mac through an iPhone that happens to be really close by. Luckily for Android users there’s an app that brings some of that functionality to their Macs and/or Windows PCs.

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HTC Desire 816 review: A mid-range M8 let down by sluggish cameras

HTC may have some problems behind closed doors, but outside, it's still widely regarded as one of the world's top phone makers. We already gave this year's One M8 flagship a rather jolly review, and now it's time to see if the same qualities are preserved in its mid-range counterpart, the Desire 816. Indeed, back at Mobile World Congress, HTC called this $390 LTE phablet the "flagship mid-range" to emphasize its competitiveness. But has it lived up to its name? Or is it too little, too late in a world full of affordable options? Let's find out.

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