Free iPhone Apps Might Be Riskier Than Android Counterparts

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According to a newly released study on application security, free iPhone apps are more likely to access your personal information. This information comes by way of a report by research firm Appthority, which attempts to give a comprehensive look at real world scenarios that could compromise computer networks in the workplace. Their App Reputation Report found that after […]

Get $50 In Google Play Credit with Motorola Android Phones

Score $50 in Google Play Store credit with the purchase of a Motorola Smartphone.

Shoppers can score $50 in Google Play Store credit with the purchase of a Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR HD MAXX, Droid M and a dozen other popular Motorola Android smartphones. The Google Play Store credit deal runs through March 4th, and it is not tied to purchases on Motorola or a specific carrier. Motorola […]

Motorola X Phone Pegged for Summer Launch on Verizon for $300

Google may continue the friendly Motorola, Verizon friendship with an X Phone announcement.

Motorola’s much-rumored X Phone is expected to be available for consumer purchase this summer and at least one leak has it that the device will be available on July 8th on Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the U.S. for the price of just under $300 with a two-year contract. The smartphone has been rumored with […]

Google Play Now Uses Google+ Profiles For Reviews

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The Google Play Store now uses Google+ profile information to attach real names and photos to app reviews according to a TechCrunch report. Now users who want to leave a review of an app in the Play Store will need to use their real name and photo to comment. Older reviews won’t carry a user’s […]

LG Nexus 4 Selling for over $700 on eBay

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The LG Nexus 4 remains out of stock in the Google Play Store and eBay shoppers are paying a premium of up to twice the retail value for the Nexus 4. On eBay shoppers looking to buy the LG Nexus 4 won’t score any deals with sellers asking as much as $1,749 for a Buy […]

LG Nexus 4 Shipped to Early Buyers

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The LG Nexus 4 is on the way to customers lucky enough to place an order for the Nexus 4 on November 13th. Yesterday Google showed preparing for shipment, with an estimated shipping date of November 15th, and as of this morning multiple reports show that the Nexus 4 shipped and is in the hands of UPS. […]

LG Nexus 4 Shipping November 15th

LG Nexus 4 on sale Tuesday

The LG Nexus 4 is shipping on November 15th to users that were able to order the LG Nexus 4 from the Google Play store on Tuesday November 13th. With two-day shipping, users can expect to get their hands on the LG Nexus 4 as early as Monday November 19th, unless users are lucky enough […]

Google Page Confirms Google Play Gift Cards, Users Can’t Use Them Yet

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Google’s rumored Google Play gift cards are real, the company just isn’t talking about the cards just yet, it seems. While Google hasn’t made an official announcement for the gift cards, it does have an official Google Play gift card web page which gives a few details about the cards. The top of the page […]

Google Play Gift Cards Spotted, Coming Soon

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Android fans will soon have to chance to buy gift cards for the Google Play Store. According to Android Central, the gift cards are already made, Google just needs to distribute them to retailers. The gift cards are good for anything in the Google Play Store. That includes apps, music, movies, and potentially even devices […]

Tablified Market HD is The Best Way To Find Nexus 7 Apps

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“How do I find Nexus 7 apps and Android tablet apps?” This is a common question from readers who just purchased a Nexus 7. As the Nexus 7 gains popularity users are looking for Android tablet apps optimized for the larger display, but the Google Play store does a poor job of organizing apps. After […]

How to Password Protect Google Play Purchases on the Nexus 7

Nexus 7 Google Play PIN for purchases

Because the Nexus 7 is affordable, small and relatively durable it makes for a great tablet to share with the entire family, including younger users who can easily run up a high bill in the Google Play store. Reader Mara bought the Nexus 7 for her 5-year old son to use, and wants to make sure […]

The Nexus 7: Google Has a Game Changer

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Most folks who follow my mobile and Tablet blogging here know that I really enjoy the iPad experience. Some (including my wife) say I enjoy it far too much. I’ve owned every edition since the original. Contrary to what the platform zealots believe, I’ve always been eager to take a look at what else comes […]

The Battle for the Big Box in the Cloud

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It has been said many times before but in the gadget obsessed world we live in, hanging on every rumor or drop of speculation about the next device to be announced, it often bears repeating. The shiny new gadgets have us all agog and we pay attention to the crazy race about who is ahead […]

Unlocked HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus Now In Stock At Google Play

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Our very own eagle-eyed editor Adam Mills spotted that the Galaxy Nexus is now back in stock through the Google Play Store and will ship in three to five business days. The smartphone retails for $349, an impressively low price for a contract-free, unlocked device that you can take to any GSM carrier of your […]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ Price Drops to $349 at Google

The unlocked Galaxy Nexus is now $349.99

In addition to announcing the Nexus 7, Nexus Q, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at Google I/O today, Google also dropped the price of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus down to $349 at its Google Play Store. The price drop takes $50 off the normal price of the regular $399 Samsung Galaxy Nexus price tag. The […]

Google Play Store Adds TV Shows and Magazine Subscriptions

Google Play adds tv shows and magazine subscriptions

At Google I/O 2012, the company showed off some of the new features included in their new Google Play Store, including the ability to buy Movies, TV shows, books and magazine subscriptions. Google recently changed the name of their app store from the Google Market to Google Play, which includes apps, music, movies and books […]

Google By the Numbers: Android, Google Play, Google+

Google now activates 400,000 Android devices a day.

Today at their Google I/O 2012 Event for developers, Google announced some significant numbers. Hugo Berra of Google took the stage and bragged that the company’s Android device activations grew a lot over the last two years. Compared with 400,000 activations of Android smartphones and tablets by this time in 2011 and 1 Million devices in 2012, […]

Flipboard Officially Arrives on Android

Flipboard on Android

After a few weeks on beta, Flipboard for Android is finally available for all users in a variety of app stores including the Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore, and Barnes & Noble Nook Store. For those unfamiliar with the app, Flipboard is essentially a personalized news magazine for smartphones and tablets. The service aggregates stories […]