Joby GripTight Stands for phablets now available

Joby has been making cool stands for smartphones for a long time, but if you were using larger devices, those stands didn’t always fit. Joby has announced that it has launched new larger size GripTight Mounts that are designed to work with big smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note series.

Zotac Zbox Nano D518 PC runs Freescale quad-core CPU and Android 4.3

Zotac has a new small form factor PC that is set to launch next month called the Zbox Nano D518. The machine will have a Freescale i.MX6 quad core processor inside and rather than coming with Windows installed or simply having no OS and leaving it up to you to get the machine running, Zotac is shipping the little PC with Android 4.3 ready to run.

Sandboxing flaw opens Gmail, apps to hijacking

Researchers at the University of California Riverside and University of Michigan have discovered a flaw in Android that could allow nefarious users to hijack apps. The researchers believe that Android isn’t alone in being vulnerable to this attack; iOS and Windows Phone are thought to be susceptible to the flaw as well.

AnyMote turns Android smartphones into universal remotes

Most of us have our smartphones with us everywhere, including on the couch. The fact that your smartphone is always nearby makes the device a convenient item to be turned into a universal remote control for your TV. A new product called AnyMote is designed to turn your Android smartphone or other devices into a next generation universal remote.

Samsung footie app “Kicks” its way to fans’ digital hearts

Now that most of the domestic leagues have started after a few months’ rest from the World Cup, diehard football fans with gadgets are once again relying on various sites and apps to keep abreast of all the action and movement of their favourite players and teams. Samsung’s research shows that the average football fan engages more on online content than actually watching live games. So they came up with an app called Kick that aims to bring all the latest information and statistics in an engaging and visual manner.

Crazy LG G Pad ad: tablets are dangerous

Trying to prove that its rival isn't the only one with a funny bone, LG has released a video ad that tries to sell its new G Pad series. But like many ads, it's all fluff, funny fluff mind you, that practically has nothing to do with LG's tablets until the very last parts of the clip.

CYSPO Omnistation: first wired and wireless charging device

Does your desk or room look like a snake pit because of all the wires criss-crossing in just one extension to charge various devices? A crowd-funded project has come up with what is supposedly the first charging dock that has both wired and wireless capabilities with the CYSPO Omnistation. With the device you can charge your smartphones, tablets, power banks, smartwatches, wearables, etc, all at the same time.

California “kill switch” bill takes effect July 1, 2015

The once contentious "kill switch" feature, previously blocked and now accepted by the mobile industry, has finally been signed into law, at least in California. But given the practical implications of this new legal mandate, suffice it to say that we would most likely see this anti-theft feature implemented equally across the country, whether or not other states legally require it.