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Samsung announces limited edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge

The Avengers-themed accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S6 have rolled out last week but the South Korean tech giant isn't done yet making Marvel geeks excited. Why, the company just launched the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition. Samsung partnered with Marvel and the results are just marvelous: this Iron Man S6 edge and the Avengers phone case plus the Capt. America's Shield wireless charger. If you're not satisfied with only the Iron Man, Hulk, Capt. America or Thor accessories for the S6, then you might want to consider the Iron Man S6 edge.

Factory reset from some Android phones still leave data traces

When you're about to sell or give away your old Android phone to upgrade to a newer, better one, the first thing you do (aside from finding a buyer/taker) is to back-up your data, and then do a factory reset. You're probably confident that all your data, including contacts, emails, log-in details, etc are forever erased from the device. Unfortunately, a group of Cambridge University researchers have found a flaw in the process and they have managed to recover data from these supposedly clean phones.

A5 Browser is small, lightweight yet very fast and easy to access

There are lots of mobile web browsers available but only a few offer fast browsing speeds. Google recommends Chrome for obvious reasons but if you're looking for a new one, try the A5 Browser. This web browser is very lightweight and fast. It even features a simple navigation page that allows one-tap access to the latest news and some of the most popular websites you regularly visit. If you want to add your favorite sites, you can do so by adding them to your fave sites list.

Twitch now has Video On Demand for Android devices

If you're not a serious gamer, chances are, you think that all hardcore gamers do is, well, play games. But actually, there is a lot more to it than just actually playing your favorite titles. Some like watching other people play the games that they love, either to learn from them, or even to vicariously live through them. One app that brings gamers and game watchers together is called Twitch, and the newest update lets you access highlights and past broadcasts from your favorite channels.

Layout from Instagram finally arrives for Android devices

A couple of months after they released it on that other platform, Instagram has finally released their companion app called Layout from Instagram, this time for Android devices. It is a collage-making app that comes from the fact that a lot of people don't just want to post a single photo but rather a series of pictures on their Instagram accounts. The collage-making app is perfect for those who don't want to use third-party apps but instead a fully authorized one in making their scrapbook-style photo posts.

Samsung Flow now available in beta for selected devices (US only)

If you're a Samsung eco-system believer (meaning, you love Samsung products and buy them all the time), then the newest app they've introduced should please you, if you have a smartphone and/or a phablet, and a tablet. Samsung Flow was introduced last November, but it is now only available as a beta version and it will ensure a seamless transition between your selected Samsung gadgets. For now though, it is limited for those residing in the US only.

TWRP announces support for Qualcomm’s encryption for OnePlus One

The newer Android devices that have Qualcomm chipsets have a choice when it comes to encrypting the data on their device. The first and most obvious is Android stock encryption that has been made available for devices that run Android 5.0 Lollipop or better. The other choice is to use the encryption process and algorithms provided by the Qualcomm chipset, as users of the OnePlus One smartphone have generally done. The good news? TWRP now supports the Qualcomm encryption process on the OnePlus One.

Sony now allows custom recovery on select Xperia devices

Sony has always been a standard apart when it comes to helping their smartphone users customize their devices to the way they want it. Sure, they may have locked bootloaders, but Sony will unlock those for you. They’re even moving more into AOSP (Android Open Source Project) territory when the announcement came out that they will be officially allowing custom recovery installation on select Sony Xperia devices.

The astronomic increase in computer processing power, in images

It’s the year 2015, and were you a citizen from the 1980s transported to the here and now, you’d probably be expecting floating/flying cars, teleportation, magnetic trains, and Marty McFly’s hoverboard. Sadly, we are only at the verge of discovering these things. But that is not to say that the progress of technology has been slow. If you know how much raw processing power you have in your hands in a mid-range smartphone, you would probably be surprised at what those level meant a few decades back.

Samsung Galaxy S6 accessories Avengers rolling out this week

What better way to market your flagship phone than taking advantage of the latest movie 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'. The Avengers phone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6 series were shown off last week but the Galaxy Note 4 Avengers cases were even made available earlier and we got excited with the Galaxy S6 Iron Man version. These are official accessories from Samsung marked with Marvel's latest moneymakers: Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor. Sorry, I don't see any Hawk Eye or Black Widow but there's a Captain America’s Shield themed wireless charger.
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