Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
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Update: It appears as if this application contains a malware known as Android/Plankton.I. This has now been corroborated by several sources. While we’re looking into the issue, it is highly recommended that all users uninstall this application. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience, and will keep you up to date with a recommended course of action as we find out more.
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Few things in our mobile lives are more frustrating than getting our application preferences just the way we want then, only to have to perform a full wipe when switching to a different ROM. Luckily, various tools exist to make our lives a little easier when restoring such as the ever popular Titanium Backup. XDA Forum Member mane55 created a new option for those looking to easily backup their apps and preferences with his latest app Easy Backup. As the name implies, Easy Backup is quite user friendly. Just like other backup solutions, Easy Backup can backup and restore your contacts, custom dictionary, text messages, bookmarks, and application data to your local storage and the cloud. However, unlike the other solutions, these backups are stored in standard zip files that can be opened easily from outside the app. And in the spirit of easy access, your SMS, MMS, call log, calendar, bookmarks, dictionary, and contact data are all stored in easily accessible formats such as CSV, EML, and VCF. Finally, Easy Backup allows you to quickly batch restore all of your apps and data without much effort. If you’re looking for a very user-friendly application backup solution, Easy Backup is worth a look. To get started, simply head over to the application thread.
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...