Cabinet Beta, Sliding Explorer give a foretaste of Android L

Android has a lot of file managers, many of them offering more power to what is already a power tool. But they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and those file managers do not always meet the aesthetic taste buds of some users. Those users might want to give these two updated file managers a whirl, as they offer some superpower but look nice to boot, thanks to a dash of Material Design.

Flippr lets you use your widgets from any app

Widgets on our smartphones have definitely made our lives easier by offering us certain shortcuts to the apps that we love to use. However, one limitation is that we can mostly access them through our home screen only, and in this age when we want things faster and easier, it is a few added steps towards playing music, reading emails or checking your schedule for the week. One developer had the brilliant idea to create an app that will make using widgets even quicker and easier.

Meizu’s next flagship phone launch imminent

It’s not just the low-end, entry level Android phone market that’s getting saturated, outfits from China – like Meizu – are becoming bolder in their quest to battle the big boys with flagship level devices that are priced relatively cheaper than those of Samsung, LG, Sony, or Apple. Meizu, according to social media updates, may be coming out with its own flagship sooner than expected.

Researchers reveal gyroscopes can be used to spy on you

It is almost difficult to believe that a seemingly innocuous part of your smartphone would be a huge security hole, but then again that is how miscreants usually gain unauthorized access to otherwise secure systems. Standford researchers are once again proving how a device's motion sensors, this time the gyroscope, can be used to compromise your security and spy on you, without you knowing the better.

Best Buy might have leaked Moto 360′s retail price

To say that the soon to be announced Moto 360, the first round face smartwatch in the market, is highly anticipated is like saying that a full moon is, well, round. Those who are waiting to purchase their very first wearable are holding out for the official launch, expected to be this September 4th at the Motorola event. But the main concern right now is if this smartwatch running on Android Wear will cost an arm and a leg. Best Buy might have inadvertently jumped the gun as a product page on their mobile site showed the retail price of the Moto 360.

Huawei skips digits, Ascend Mate7 slated for Sept. 4

Huawei is jumping over numbers again. While the jump from Honor 3 to Honor 6 was believed to be motivated by the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 and next year's Samsung Galaxy S6, going from Ascend Mate 2 right to Ascend Mate7 is a bit more perplexing. Whatever the Chinese OEM's reasons may be, the Huawei Ascend Mate7 is coming next month at IFA 2014 in Berlin.

Xbox One SmartGlass beta: TV streaming, game recording

The Xbox One SmartGlass app beta version has received a major update to make your television, Xbox and your gadgets all the more interactive. While some of the new features will be rolling out first in regions where the upcoming Xbox TV tuner will first come out, it still is exciting to anticipate all these new functionalities when it eventually arrives for all other regions.