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Thursday, 19 June 2014 07:08

Microsoft and Google Bow to Kill Switches

It seems that Microsoft and Google have caved to government demands for “Kill Switches” in their phones. For those of you that might wonder what a Kill Switch is, it is an embedded mechanism that can render a phone inoperable from a remote location. Through the use of simple commands you can shut down the ability to make calls, receive data etc. and in some cases these switches would automatically turn on location features to allow the phones to be tracked.

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Growing up Lego was one of the “toys” that I played with most (that and girder and panel). I would build everything from cars, to towers to spaceships with the multi-colored blocks that I had collected. Lego’s popularity has not waned any since those days, in fact it has seemed to continue to grow as they come up with new and more unique kits for you to construct. Lego just seems to have a knack for understanding how to engage kids and adults alike.

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Remember when we told you about the first ransomware for Android? No? Oh ok so let’s give you a quick background. Not that long ago some enterprising person came up with a way to use the locking portion of Find my iPhone to lock a number of iPhones in Australia. This started a number of rumors about the spread of this new threat to the iPhone including one that claimed iCloud had been hacked. In the end the number of locked phones was much smaller than reported and the users were able to get their phones back without paying out the relatively small ransom.

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Annnnddd just like that, we have another rumor about Amazon jumping into the smartphone market. The original rumors surfaced in 2012 when the smartphone market was in one of its more rapid growth phases. At the time the rumors claimed that Amazon was looking to use a customized flavor of Google’s Android with hardware assembled by Foxconn. The details were (and still are) very limited.

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:38

New update for Android version of Gmail

Users who do not want or simply do not have enough room on their Android devices for attachments that they received via Gmail service, can now save their attachments via new options. The new version of the Gmail application for Android devices will be able to directly store attachments received via Gmail in Google's data storage service - Google Drive.

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Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was available for PC and Mac until now, and as it was mentioned since the start, game finally arrived to the iPad. Android version of the game is also in preparation, whose release date is tentatively scheduled for the second half of this year.

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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 19:50

Offline chatting comes to life on Android too

FireChat , an application that allows you to communicate without using a connection to the Internet or phone signal is now available to users of Android devices. Previously only owners of iOS devices with iOS 7 system installed were able to use it.

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Thursday, 03 April 2014 14:51

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini specs leaked

On the Internet appeared future specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini smartphone. As in the previous generation Mini version will be a smaller version of the top models of the company, in this case Samsung Galaxy S5 devices, with lower performance, and lower cost.

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At the end of the last year, the owner of the Galaxy Nexus Max Duckwitz via the website change.org launched a petition to get an upgrade to the latest version of KitKat Android operating system for his smartphone, and he succedded in his intention.

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Monday, 24 March 2014 12:42

iTunes arriving for Android?

Not so long ago in 2012. Steve Wozniak sparked the idea that iTunes could become available on Android devices, because as he said at the time that he loves Apple products, including iTunes and would like to use them from his Android devices.

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