Android

Droid Protector App Lock saves you from prying eyes

Ever wished for a lock app feature on your Android smartphone? This is something a lot of smartphone owners want to have on their devices—for their apps to be locked to prevent prying eyes and snoops. You know how easy it is to check a particular app when borrowing a phone. Simply tap on the app icon and you’ll be able to see one’s private e-mails, photos, or access his Facebook, mail, or any other social networks.

Sony PartyShare app turns your Xperia device into a jukebox

Sony definitely knows how to bring life to a party. The company recently launched a new music app that can turn your Xperia phone into a jukebox. This app is ideal for hosting parties as it allows up to a maximum of ten users to broadcast a party, share a music playlist, and stream photos in real-time.

HTC planning to out a new smartphone, codename ‘EYE’

Gadget leaker @upleaks has come up with news from HTC – one of the major players in the smartphone market that has been relatively quiet in comparison to all who took part in the IFA 2014 gadget rush. But according to the leak, they may be coming up with a new gadget, codenamed the “HTC Eye”.

New Motorola products for pre-order starting September 16

The newly-announced Motorola products, unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin just two weeks ago, will now be available for pre-ordering through various sales channels. This includes the new Moto X (through carrier AT&T), the Moto Pure Edition, Moto Hint and Moto Turbo Charger. The other good news is that their round-faced smartwatch, the Moto 360, has been re-stocked after selling out since it was released in the market almost two weeks ago.

India’s Spice set to unveil first Android One phone

When Google initially announced the Android One concept back in June, there was much anticipation to see how they will be able to develop reasonably priced but more than decent smartphones with emerging markets. There hasn’t been much news about it since then, until now when India’s Spice is set to launch the first Android One device and details have been leaked ahead of the official announcement.

WearFaces makes Apple watch face for Android smartwatches

The more I looked at it, the more I was convinced I knew it from somewhere – it took a friend to look at my browser and say “Hey, that’s the Apple Watch, isn’t it?” For the record, I wasn’t looking at the newfangled smartwatch from Cupertino – I was looking at a smartwatch face designed by UhrArt and uploaded to an Android smartwatch via the same dev’s WearFaces app. The app allows for different watch face designs, and one of them mimicked that “colorful” design from Apple.

Foursaken’s Phantom Rift is another turn-based RPG for Android

Foursaken Media, an all-sibling outfit which brought you the mildly addictive Block Fortress on iOS, now tries its hand at Android RPG gaming with Phantom Rift, a turn-based grid-driven RPG that would be as at home on your Gameboy Advance as on your Android device. The game is loosely based on the Mega Man Battle Net, a grid-based action game on the aforementioned legacy console.

City Rush is Crazy Taxi’s newest installment on Android

Not a lot of us will have memories of Sega’s Dreamcast, because it was never as big as Sony’s Playstation. That said, most of us might remember Sega’s cool titles from its arcade incarnations – and we remember one such arcade gaming classic in Crazy Taxi (also ported magnificently to Android). Sega is now releasing the newest incarnation of the classic with Crazy Taxi: City Rush, a free-to-download game for your Android devices.