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Invoke Cerberus To Protect Your Phone From Thieves

Most of us have experienced that feeling at some point, you reach for your phone but it's not there. What follows is usually an increasingly rapid patting of all your pockets and a rising feeling of dread. Then you realize: the taxi, the restaurant, the man who bumped in to you earlier. Your phone could...

Can VR Justify QHD and 4K Displays?

Are we crazy for wanting QHD and 4k screens in our pockets? With rumors of Sony offering Full-HD and Quad-HD variants of the Z4 despite claiming in September that consumers can't tell the difference, 2015 is set to be a banner year for dense displays. But as our own Emil Kako asked this past Sunday,...

Reminder: Free Your Phone! – American Carrier Unlock

We've been hearing about unlocking standard laws regarding American carriers and their branded smartphones for years, and it was in late 2013 when the CTIA officially pushed the development through. Something to note from that page is where it says "(...) the Code has a section on Mobile Wireless Device Unlocking, which includes voluntary standards to...

Exynos Past and Future: An Old Chip Comes of Age

Chipsets are arguably one of the main components that drive innovation forward in the mobile space. The formula is simple: the more processing power you have, the more things you can pull off efficiently. In the past 7 years, we've seen smartphone chipsets evolve from single-core CPUs clocked at 412MHz to our current behemoths of...

The Future of Phone Calls: Carrier Extinction?

Not many people expected the internet to bring this revolution in human interaction and communication, and before it came to be, video-conferences on your wrist seemed liked something too far off and too futuristic. Now it is trivial, and in a sense, I think peoples' heads are opening up to the possibilities of these new...

Snapchat Drains Excessive Amount of Background Data

On the 27th of January, Snapchat updated their application to include a "Discover" tab, this page displays icons from various sources such as: National Geographic, MTV and Cosmopolitan. Selecting one of these icons opens up a related news feed, featuring: videos, images and text. As with any major update to an app, reviews were very mixed...

Switcheroo: Control Any Device From Your Mobile

Meet the Switcheroo, developed by Amal Graafstra the founder of Dangerous Things. It is a small circuit board that once installed can control almost any device from your phone. Utilizing Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and either open or secure options as they put it "Anyone can control that toy, but only you can unlock your door."   Amal, who you may...

Guide: The Best CyanogenMod 12 Themes

In the past few years, a heated debate has been waged - and goes on to this very day - about the superiority of mobile operating systems, and because of different perspectives, there is no clear victor in the arguments pitched, save for one - customization. Google's Android operating system is known far and wide...

Just Where Is Cyanogen Taking Us?

If you have rooted your phone or flashed a custom rom, chances are you have heard about CyanogenMod. The company has given users the chance to customize their devices greatly, remove bloatware and keep up with the latest OTA updates long after their device has been abandoned by their carriers. By developing a universal installer,...

Today Calendar Developer Deals With Pirates In A New Way

When Jack Underwood, developer of Today Calendar revealed that only 15% of users of the premium version had actually purchased the app, he also revealed his plans for dealing with the 85% of users that were pirating the application. When he first gave the figures above, Reddit users took it upon themselves to help his plight, offering a wide...

A Look At Samsung’s Z1

In October of 2008, HTC released the G1 (HTC Dream), which was the first handset to run Android. For many of us, it was a game changer and in the first 6 months over a million units were sold in the US, accounting for roughly two thirds of all 3G devices on T-Mobile's network. Just over six...

A Picturesque Trainwreck of a Lockscreen

When Microsoft announced Picturesque, their new lockscreen replacement for Android, I was skeptical. Originally I ignored it, but finally I decided to try it out. At a first glance, I was impressed: the interface was surprisingly clean and appropriate for an Android phone, and it seems Microsoft left their Windows Phone motif completely behind for this task....