Power consumption info can be used to spy on you

Most people think that data leaks often happen through those apps that require the phone users to allow GPS, WiFi, and other possible entryways to be hacked. Some apps that can now track your every move via GPS are most likely to be open to hack attacks but researchers recently discovered that Android smartphones actually reveal information about one's location to every app installed on device through the power consumption.

Turning off your smartphone won’t save you from this spyware

There might come a time when we get so frustrated or so scared of malware threats that we just give up and turn off our phones in exaspertion. There might be a case, however, where even that won't be enough to protect you. Security software makers AVG just released a report revealing a new kind of malware that attacks Android devices even while they're turned off. Or to be more precise, it just makes it look like you've turned off your device already when, it truth, it could still be phoning home.

Samsung Norway shares some Samsung Galaxy S6 photos ahead of MWC launch

MWC 2015 is happening next week which means there will be another surge of leaks, rumors, and early announcements from gadget manufacturers leading to opening day. One of the highly anticipated phones is the Galaxy S6, Samsung's next Android flagship smartphone. So far, we know that there might be two variants: one regular and one with a curved display similar to the Galaxy Note Edge. Phone might also have a reduced TouchWiz and with production starting this February in time for the March announcement.

T-Mobile releases Galaxy S6 teaser, boasts of its “Six Appeal”

We've suspected for some time now that the newest smartphone that Samsung will be officially announcing in a few days time will probably be the Galaxy S6. Although we haven't exactly gotten a "yes, that's what the name will be" from the Korean OEM, the newest teaser image that has come out sports the tagline "Six Appeal". This is an almost confirmation that we will be having the sixth edition of their flagship, and as the launch is almost upon us, the teasers keep getting less cryptic, and more like the real thing.

App now allows Android Wear to play with iOS, sort of

One of the very real issues that any owner of an Android Wear device – that is, mostly Android-powered smartwatches to you who have been living under a rock – is the fact that their smartwatch is rendered practically useless if and when they decide to jump from an Android smartphone or tablet to another platform. In our case, the problem is jumping to iOS. Android Wear doesn’t play with iOS devices, until now, that is.

LG to launch new mid-range phones packed with premium specs

A week before the MWC 2015, LG is said to introduce a new line of affordable smartphones that are expected to be bestsellers, at least, in the mid-range category of Android phones. The good news is these units will boast of specs and features that most high end phones currently have. Exactly four new mid-range phones will be unveiled: the LG Joy, LG Spirit, LG Leon, and LG Magna.

New Next Galaxy teaser hints at borderless, metal design

As the day of the official unveiling of the Samsung "Next Galaxy" grows nearer, we can expect that its teasers become less of a tease and more of actual but unconfirmed details about the upcoming new flagship device. The latest one is the longest video yet and may have just unofficially confirmed the rumors that the Galaxy S6 (still an unconfirmed name, we're just assuming) would have a metallic body and dual-curved display.

HTC One M9 renders, details leaked by German retailer

We're just a week away from the world's largest mobile industry event, so naturally companies are getting their stuff ready. Unfortunately, at least for the companies, sometimes that results in unwanted leaks of "official" marketing materials happen. It seems that HTC just can't seem to get a lockdown of its information before MWC 2015. Or does it? This latest leak delivers an almost complete picture, figuratively and literally, of the HTC One M9 that makes it sound almost too good to be true. The same can't be said of the smartphone, sadly.

Chrome OS Cloud Backup makes syncing to Google Drive easier

Backing up media files from your mobile devices is important. You can always transfer files from a smartphone or tablet to a computer using the cable but it's easier to copy files via wireless transfer although it can be slower. Thanks to cloud storage technology, it's now easier to backup photos and videos because you just click on a button to sync and copy files.