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Avast announces two apps that will clean up, speed up your phone

Anybody who’s anybody in the smartphone and mobile device industry is at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona, including famed antivirus and security software experts Avast who have themselves just announced two new mobile apps that will aim to “clean up” our phones. “Avast GrimeFighter” is a no-nonsense clean up app, while “Avast Battery Saver” says it all in the name.

Nook Reading App 4.0 now on Android devices

While the Nook tablet may have appealed to a certain kind of mobile user, not everyone was a fan of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, so it did not reach that wide of a market. But if you really preferred Barnes & Nobles' e-book reader over all others like Kindle, Kobo, Aldiko, etc, then this will be good news for you. The ebook retailer is releasing a new version of the Nook app so you can read content you bought from them on your Android device of choice.

Kazam Tornado 552L stuffs robust midrange specs in 5.5mm body

Kazam is probably one of the outfits that have made the MWC 2015 in Barcelona its breakout party. Over the last few days, they have announced a number of budget phones, with specs getting better as they go. Today they announced the Kazam Tornado 552L – but hold up, this is no budget phone. The slim form factor and the metal accents may just betray an actually very serviceable midrange phone from Kazam.

YotaPhone 2 to launch in the US via IndieGoGo [UPDATE]

The YotaPhone 2 is a unique kind of smartphone with its dual display and it made waves when it was first introduced at the 2014 World Mobile Congress. A year later and it still hasn't reached US shores yet, but it looks like all that's going to change as the Russian OEM has said it will be launching in North America through crowd-funding site IndieGoGo. It may be a good move for them to scout out the interest the public has in a different kind of smartphone.

Waze could be pre-installed on Android smartphones

Waze could be pre-installed on your next Android smartphone. Right out of the box, you might see the GPS maps & traffic social app as Google is adding Waze as a pre-installed software option on Android phones. This means carriers and OEM partners can choose to have the service available by default. So when consumers turn on their phones for the first time, the Waze app is already there and ready for immediate use.

Google releases preview of Contacts update

While other Google products like Gmail, Maps, Hangouts, have been constantly updated with new features or even just bug fixes, some like Google Contacts have been sorely neglected. It's funny because it's one of the most basic things that we use, whether you're on an Android device or you're highly reliant on the whole Google eco-system. Well, they've finally heard our gripes as Google has released a preview of what the Contacts update will now look like.

Become a security guru with the White Hat Hacker Bundle [DEALS]

More than ever, security and privacy has become by-words in the tech industry, especially after Edward Snowden dropped his bombshell of a revelation. But security isn't as simple as flicking a switch. And sometimes, knowing how hackers act and think can just be as important as knowing how to defend yourself. Never fear! Now you can learn all about that with our White Hat Security Hacker Bundle, designed to empower you with knowledge and skills to become a security expert, and hopefully not a hacker.

Google to reportedly release Android Wear app for iOs devices

With a lot of skepticism and not much excitement about the soon-to-be released Apple Watch, Google is reportedly already preparing to venture into the tough world of iOS users and release the Android Wear app for iPhone and iPad users. A French technology website is citing sources close to the tech giant, saying this is not a too far-out possibility as they are trying to expand their wearable market, even beyond the already large Android-using market.
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