How to disable lockscreen widgets and camera access on all Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and higher devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, etc.) [Guide]
Two of the many new features in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean are lockscreen widgets and direct camera access from the lockscreen (without having to unlock your device). If you have a device on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or higher, you will have these two features. However, not everyone likes having [...]Read More »
Google may not advertise 4G LTE as a feature on the Nexus 4 but, as dotTech has already shown you, Nexus 4 does indeed have a 4G LTE chip built into the phone. As it turns out, it is possible to enable/turn on/use 4G LTE on the Nexus 4. This [...]Read More »
HTC says it is not paying Apple $6-8 per phone, and court tells Apple to reveal details of Apple-HTC agreement to Samsung
Last week HTC and Apple signed a 10-year cross-licensing agreement allowing them to use each others patented technology. While the official details about the agreement were not released, an analyst estimated HTC would pay Apple $6-$8 per Android device sold. The analyst is wrong, according to HTC’s CEO Peter Chou.[...]Read More »
Would you want Apple apps like iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band and iWork suite on your Android advice? I know I wouldn’t mind would probably even pay for apps, assuming they are quality.
One malicious “developer” clearly thinks the same and decided to take advantage of the unsuspecting by releasing fake [...]Read More »
Bloons TD 4 is an extremely popular web-based game that was recently ported to Android. It is a tower defense game and follows typical tower defense gameplay. This game will be a big hit for those who are familiar with and enjoy playing the tower defense genre.[...]
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Enjoy your Amazon 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD? I bet you will enjoy it more once it is rooted. This guide will show you how to root it!
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Qello is a unique app that will give access to tons of concert footage from your favorite band. This app is perfect for those who prefer watching a real concert as opposed to listening to studio recordings.
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iFixit has got their hands on a Nexus 4 and took it apart. Most of what they found was expected: NFC, battery, GSM/EDGE chips, processor, etc. One thing, however, did surprise — an LTE chip.
According to the iFixit teardown, the motherboard of the Nexus 4 comes with a Qualcomm [...]Read More »
To say that Google’s Android phones are a hit in China might be understating it, with news from Analysys International surfacing that Android-equipped smartphones have surpassed the 90 percent mark in the crucial market of China. This is even higher than Android’s 75% global marketshare.
With that kind of dominance, [...]Read More »
Eye In Sky Weather is an app that takes a minimalist approach to weather. This app is perfect for those who find typical weather apps to clunky and overwhelming. It is designed to give you want you need, when you need it, and nothing else.[...]
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Control Panel for Android is an app that is designed to grant you easy control of all of your most used functions on your phone. This app is great for people who constantly have to tweak settings depending on their location. It also simply provides an incredibly convenient way to [...]Read More »
You have a shiny new Nexus 10 on your hands. Want to unlock its full potential? Then you need root — and this guide shows you exactly how to root your Nexus 10!
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Google is looking to use the real world as the basis for Ingress, a free mobile game for Android devices. This new game, developed by Google’s app development team Niantic Labs, is an augmented reality game in which the scientists on Earth have undiscovered a new mysterious energy source. You [...]Read More »
[Android] Picture Effects is a simple photo editor that comes with many different effects and frames
Picture Effects is an application that aims to combine all popular picture effects into one app. This app is perfect if you are using several picture sharing services. It combines all the great features of these services into one app.
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So you bought the beast known as HTC Droid DNA (for Verizon Wireless). Now you want to root it and install ClockworkMod Recovery. This guide shows you exactly how to do that.
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any [...]Read More »
Siri was the big thing Apple used to sell iPhone 4S. However, Apple has never really been adept at providing services that depend on the collection, management, and sorting of data. As such, Siri — while entertaining, at times — has flopped in the eyes of many. Google, on the [...]Read More »
Extreme Road Trip 2 is a fast paced scrolling-style game that will test and push your reflexes. This game is designed for those who are constantly looking for excitement and love going at fast speeds. It will be great for people who love racing games, and while it’s not exactly [...]Read More »
Want to root your new Nexus 4? This guide shows you exactly how to do that!
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How to enable USB debugging mode on all Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and higher devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, etc.) [Guide]
If you like playing around with your Android device (e.g. rooting or installing custom ROMs), then you probably are familiar with Android’s ‘USB debugging mode’. However, USB debugging mode is really intended only for developers and people who don’t know what they are doing may accidentally enable it and put [...]Read More »
Diet & Food Tracker is an app designed to keep you healthy. This is perfect for busy people who do not have time to properly plan out a diet or exercise schedule. This app is also great for people with difficulty organizing data into useful purposes.[...]
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The AFP is reporting that top Samsung executive J.K. Shin has made comments indicating that they have no plans to reach a settlement with Apple on their ongoing patent lawsuit battles around the world. This is in contrast to the [...]Read More »
What happens when you couple top-of-the-line hardware with promises of fast software updates and a bargain-basement price tag in a smartphone? That smartphone sells out within minutes.
The Nexus 4, which went on sale yesterday (November 13) around the world, was sold out within minutes of availability — both 8GB [...]Read More »
You have a new Nexus 10 and want to be able to root it or install custom ROMs. Before rooting or flashign a custom ROM, you need to unlock your boatloader. This article shows you exactly how to do that.
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The new Droid DNA: Android’s latest beast comes with full HD 1920×1080 display, quad-core, 2G RAM, and LTE
HTC and Verizon Wireless have just announced their latest partnership, the Droid DNA by HTC. Its most notable feature is its 5-inch full HD 1080p 1920×1080 screen (440 ppi), the same resolution that we see on our large HDTVs and computer monitors. It’s also one of the most powerful Android [...]Read More »
Screenshot Ultimate is a screenshot app that will take perfect looking screenshots easier than most apps of similar functionality. This app is useful for people who don’t like rooting their phones just so they can get a simple functionality like taking screenshots.[...]
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Zoomingo is an app designed to help shoppers find the best possible deals at local stores. This app is perfect for the holiday season, especially Black Friday. This app will fit anybody who gets overwhelmed by all of the potential sales that various stores are offering.[...]
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My, what do we have here. Apple and HTC have finally settled their legal differences and have agreed to a 10 year cross-licensing patent arrangement that ends all current legal disputes and allows HTC and Apple to have access to each others patents (present and future) for the next ten [...]Read More »
Apparatus is a unique puzzle game with one simple objective. This app is great for people who are looking for an extremely challenging puzzle game. It is also great for the creative types who enjoy building structures and messing around with physics.[...]
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So you have a Nexus 4 and want to be able to root it or install custom ROMs. Before you can do any of those things, you need to unlock the bootloader, first. This guide will show you how to unlock Nexus 4 bootloader.
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TerraTime is an application designed to beautifully display information in time zones across the world. It is perfect for travelers who are constantly changing time zones. It is also great for people who just want a unique view of common information across the world.[...]
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Drawing is one of the most free and expressive forms of communication we have, yet it seems so hard to find an appropriate place to convey our inner artist. Having technology in our pocket all the time would surely be more convenient than carrying around a pad and brush. There [...]Read More »
History Here is an application that will give you information on historical sites around you. This app is great for people who are constantly on the move and want to learn more about their surroundings. It is also a good app for people who are traveling and want to become [...]Read More »
What if there was a game that took massively multiplayer gaming to a new and decidedly unique level? What if there was a game that offered more than just a challenge or reward system, but instead offered the players a chance to find something truly amazing at the end of [...]Read More »
There has been a slow but steady stream of leaks and rumors regarding an official Microsoft Office app for the two most popular mobile platforms out there, iOS and Android. In typical corporate style, Microsoft has been very coy about their plans for Office on iOS and Android, never really [...]Read More »