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Google updates Android security, app scanning

Google has announced an update to their app security protocol for Android, which will now continuously scan your devices for nefarious app activity. Prior to the update, Android verified the security of an app on install, but this update will keep scanning your device for any strange activity. It’s a measure to thwart malware and other odd app behavior.

Sonos update adds Google Play Music support

Google Play Music support has arrived on Sonos this morning. The support will be available for those using the Android app, as well as the controller app on a desktop. And interestingly, you'll also be able to stream Play Music (to a Sonos setup) direct from the Play Music app in the same way you have been streaming to a Chromecast.

Heartbleed only an issue for Android 4.1.1

There has been plenty of talk regarding "Heartbleed" lately. For those who may have somehow missed that story, the simple version is that Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL. But while that is simple to say, this is causing issues for quite a few people. On the flip side, we do have a bit of good news for Android users.

Five things HTC’s Sense 6.0 does better than Android

Stock Android is great. I’m a big fan, and am typically pretty critical of OEM overlays, eschewing them for Nexus at just about every turn. With the HTC One (M8), you’ll get Sense 6.0, which is HTC’s latest take on Android. One of the first Android skins, Sense has come a long way from the clunky blanket it once was. Mature and sensible, there are some things we think Sense does just a bit better than Android proper.

Smart Launcher Face-off – Battle of the Brains

Android has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to app launchers, but there is a certain breed of them that deserves special mention. These are the so called smart or contextual launchers and today we'll be giving you the rundown on a few of them.

LG G Watch pricing confirmed, won’t break the bank

LG is setting the pricing pace for the upcoming crop of smart wearables. The South Korean company has confirmed their G Watch, based on the Android Wear platform, will be £180 or less. This price point, should they translate it to other geographies and currencies, will put it at just under $250 stateside.

Google Glass at Work: pushing the wearable into enterprise

Google Glass seems to be in a constant state of update and change. Of course, that comes as a direct result of the Explorer program. And while there is still quite a bit of growth and education needed in terms of making everyone feel comfortable being around Glass, we are now getting a look at the Glass at Work initiative from Google.

Verizon HTC One (M8) initial hands-on

We now have a Verizon HTC One (M8) in for review. The handset arrived earlier this morning, and while we obviously aren't going to post a full review after having the phone for only a few hours -- we did want to share some images and some first impression thoughts. Of course, we can also touch on some of the Verizon specifics that you'll find (should you decide to purchase this model). That said, read on for our first impressions of the Verizon HTC One (M8).