Android

Titanium Backup gets updated for Android 5.0

When we post about certain third party ROMs for devices, or processes and tweaks on your devices, we usually end it with a reminder to keep a usable backup of your device. Titanium Backup is one of those apps that have made our lives easier and much more secure over years of tweaking Android devices.

Adguard protects Android smartphones from ads,phishing

There was a time when the only thing you would need to protect from viruses and malicious websites are your desktop computers or your laptops. But now that you're using mobile devices to browse the web more often than the more static devices, then your smartphones and tablets are also vulnerable to attacks. And when we say attacks, it's not just viruses, but rather the onslaught of unsolicited ads that bombard you when you visit websites, some of which can be harmful to your device.

Amaze File Manager is a root browser sleek with Material Design

No offense, but Android file managers are dime a dozen – you can literally go crazy on the choices you have available. Unfortunately, very few of them have the features you want in a robust file browser. And even then, only a select few are even good to look at. XDA senior member “arpitkh96” wants to be able to tick both boxes with Amaze File Manager – a powerful file explorer with the looks to boot.

Sennheiser progresses in designing Project ARA sound module

Sennheiser recently announced that it was going to dip its considerable audio design and manufacturing clout into the revolution for the first marketable modular phone project, a.k.a. Project ARA. The outfit is globally known for its audio processing technology, and it is now designing one of the first premium sound modules for Project ARA.

Endless Doves: Another Flappy Bird like game for the geeks

If you miss Flappy Bird, don’t worry as there are a lot of similar games available on the Google Play Store. The short-lived successful game has resulted to a number of copycats. Geeks couldn’t really say goodbye to the Flappy Bird that’s why developers created their own version. But didn't Google tried rejecting those Flappy apps earlier this year?

Wearhaus Arc brings social back to music listening

While headphones serve their purpose when you want to drown out the annoying people around you or you just want to go off into your own musical world alone, there are some things lost by plugging into one and plugging out of your environment. One of these things lost is sharing music with friends and loved ones. A new headset trying to get crowdfunded wants to bring that social aspect back to music listening, even as you will have your own device on your head and in your ears.

Prynt soon to print (and animate) your smartphone photos

It's a little bit ironic (and still totally understandable) that the more digital we become, the more we hearken to old ways of doing things, like printing digital pictures. There has been a keen interest lately in having pictures taken with your smartphone actually printed out and stuck on your corkboard or diary or wallet. A new phone case will soon be able to do just that and even give you an added bonus of seeing said photo have a few seconds of animation through an accompanying app.

Possible Sony Xperia Z4 touch digitizer leaked

Ok, first off, I don’t know how we can take these rumors of the Sony Xperia Z4 launching in January seriously. Yes, the CES 2015 in Las Vegas goes up at around that time, but there is just too little time in between the launch of their current flagship, the Sony Xperia Z3, really just a few weeks ago until January. Still, the intarwebs are rife with rumors – even as images of this possible touch digitizer of the rumored Z4 leaks.

Nokia not returning to handset business

Nokia still has remaining businesses but its mobile division is no more. Its CEO Rajeev Suri made it clear that it’s not going back to manufacturing handsets. Instead, the company will focus more on its Technologies business, the HERE mapping subsidiary, and the Networks unit.