· Apr 19, 2015 at 07:10 am

Sale: Amazon FirePhone for $189 ($260 Off)

The FirePhone was met with  lot of criticism despite its adequate internals which include the tried and proved Snapdragon 800 processor. For its regular price, many would still stay away, but a current sale has it going for just $189 unlocked. If you want a cheap and packed phone (without much dev support), think about it!

· Apr 18, 2015 at 06:14 pm

CyanogenMod 12.1 for YU Yureka

YU Yureka recently received an official Cyanogen OS 12S update. If you prefer to use a newer revision of Android, XDA Recognized Developer varun.chitre15 has something special for you. Grab a stable port of CyanogenMod 12.1. now!

· Apr 18, 2015 at 04:43 pm

MediaTek Releases a Couple of New Mid-Range Tablet SoC

In the last few years MediaTek has significantly strengthened its position in the mobile world. This Chinese chip-maker just announced two new tablet processors, the MT8163 and MT8735. Both processors use 64-bit architecture and are designed to work with mid/low range devices.

· Apr 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

Google Wallet To Become FDIC Insured

According to a Google spokesperson, balances held in Google Wallet will gain FDIC insurance against bankruptcy in strict contrast to PayPal, Venmo, and other non-banking institutions like payday lenders and prepaid debit cards. Read on for more on the financial implications and PayPal's response.


· Apr 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

Google Code Jam Round 1A Has Begun

Google Code Jam 2015 has begun, the competition challenges professional and student programmers around the globe to solve difficult algorithmic puzzles, the four online Code Jam rounds will conclude at Google's Seattle office this August. To keep track of the event so far, find the live scoreboard here.

· Apr 18, 2015 at 10:00 am · 5 comments

Open War for Open Android: Antitrust for Cyanogen?

Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...

· Apr 18, 2015 at 08:12 am

Season 2 of Android Performance Patterns

Android Performance Patterns is a 16 episode series of videos courtesy of Android Developers focused entirely on helping developers write faster, more performant Android Applications as well as finding and using the correct tools. Today Google has announced the series has been renewed for a second season, coming soon.

· Apr 18, 2015 at 07:11 am

Intro to Planetary-Scale Geospatial Analysis With Google

The Google Developers site is now taking beta access requests for its Google Earth Engine platform, which allows geospatial analysis through the Google Earth infrastructure. Here you can find the first in their new series of tutorials on how the system works and what you can use it for.

· Apr 17, 2015 at 08:45 pm

Google’s April Fool’s prank broke site’s security

An April Fool's prank Google pulled inadvertently broke some of the site's security, an error resulting in the omission of the X-Frame-Options header briefly allowed "click-jacking" exploits that trick users into performing undesired actions such as changing their user preferences. This issue has since been rectified.  

· Apr 17, 2015

Google+ v5.3 APK Download

Google+ is receiving an update to v5.3, which revamps the Communities experience, giving them a larger picture, a different colored toolbar and status bar as well as some more Material Design finesse.

· Apr 17, 2015

Google Play Services 7.3.27

Google has just pushed an update to its Play Services. Update brings some improvements to the UI and Android Wear. This update may also fix the wakelock issue caused by the previous version, but it's yet to be known.

· Apr 17, 2015 at 06:36 pm

CyanogenMod Rolls Out 12.1 Nightlies for Ten Devices

CyanogenMod launched the official nightlies for first ten devices. Surprisingly enough, there is only one Nexus and two builds for OnePlus one labeled as nightly and experimental. Find out if your device is officially supported and get the nightly from the official website right now.

· Apr 17, 2015 at 01:50 pm

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 For $199 During Pre-Order

From now until 11:59 PDT Monday (April 20), you can pre-order Alcatel's unlocked 5.5" Lollipop phone at an $80 discount. Shipments will go out mid-May, so head to Alcatel's site for the full specs that include 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13/8 MP cameras, and dual speakers if you're interested in purchase.

· Apr 17, 2015 at 01:38 pm

OnePlus Event On April 20: OnePlus Two?

OnePlus officially sets the date of their next event to April 20th, so get ready for an announcement of the much anticipated OnePlus Two, OnePlus One Mini, OxygenOS 1.1, or any other crazy product or feature they might have up their sleeves. Continue on for the cryptic announcement, and let the speculation commence.

· Apr 17, 2015 at 01:22 pm · 3 comments

What Do You Do with All of Your Old Photos?

Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.