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Facebook Introduce Save – For When Your News Feed Isn’t Enough

Facebook Introduce Save – For When Your News Feed Isn’t Enough

Do you ever get sick of filtering through the miles and miles of drivel on your Facebook News Feed, just to find that little nugget of comedy gold you glimpsed earlier but didn’t have time to see the end of? Well, Facebook are introducing a new feature whereby you can save these precious finds for …

Project Ara Smartphone Developer Kits Available for Preorder

Project Ara Smartphone Developer Kits Available for Preorder

Project Ara – Google’s modular smartphone. You may have heard this name being excitedly thrown around. With no ETA on arrival or information on when (or even if) developer kits will ever become available, actual news on Googles Project has been very limited until now. Modular smartphones are an brilliant concept and it really is …

Snapchat App launches new Geofilters for Locations

Snapchat App launches new Geofilters for Locations

Smartphone messaging service Snapchat has announced another extension to its picture based messenger service with the introduction of Geofilters. Similar to the existing filters option, Geofilters offers new filters based on specific Cities and Locations across the globe.

To launch the new service a video was sent out to Snapchat subscribers showing how the Geofilters …

Chromecast Launch Mirroring for Android Devices

Chromecast Launch Mirroring for Android Devices

Y’know when you connect your laptop to your TV to watch films on the big screen? Have you ever thought how cool it would be to be able to do that with your Android smartphone?! Google announced on their Official Android Blog that Chromecast users will be able to do just that! Whether it’s viewing …

New Apple Patent Mirrors Android L ‘Personal Unlock’

New Apple Patent Mirrors Android L 'Personal Unlock'

“Why can’t we be friends?”

There might be a patent war brewing again between Apple and Google, as a new patent has been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office which details a ‘smart lock’ system designed for the iPhone, which is a lot like one which Google detailed at Google I/O.

Both systems …

Airport Security Begins to Target Smartphones

Airport Security Begins to Target Smartphones

A full body scanner at work.

The ever present threat of terrorism to airlines is a huge worry for security entities tasked with protecting the general public from illicitly smuggled explosives. The measures they have taken seem to have paid off, there hasn’t been an attack on an airline entering the United states or the …

Android Wear – Getting Started Setup Guide

Android Wear - Getting Started Setup Guide

Anyone who’s pre-ordered an Android Wear device, listen up, we’ve got the Google approved step-by-step to getting your device all set up when it arrives. There are a couple of apps and updates you’re going to need, all now available from Google sources.

The first thing you’re going to need, on your mobile at least, …

LG G watch – Android Smart-watch review

LG G watch - Android Smart-watch review

Lg G watch – fresh in with an unbroken seal

The first generation of Android wear is here and we have got our hands on the LG G watch which hits the market on July 7th along with competitor Samsung’s Gear 2 smart watch. As with most android devices it is charged by a Micro …

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact Potential Release

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact Potential Release

Most phone manufacturers bring out various models of the same phone, sometimes reducing the size, sometimes changing the spec too. Majority of the time when the size of the handset is reduced ready for a “mini” version, the spec also becomes “mini” and it loses the features that made it a flagship.

Sony does things …

Google I/O 2014: Google Fit Platform announced to take on Apple HealthKit?

Google I/O 2014: Google Fit Platform announced to take on Apple HealthKit?

The mobile world is full of health apps, products and services, this is a market dominated by Samsung and Apple and a few others but Google has decided that they also want a slice of this healthy pie. Google have unveiled a service called Google Fit that will manage health and fitness data generated by …