Virus Shield pulled out of Google Play Store for being a fake app

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When it comes to mobile security, people take it as a serious matter and try to find a solution to enhance the security of their device in every way possible. This is where Virus Shield, a so-called $3.99 security app for Android that secured the first position on Google Play’s paid apps charts, came into action to save the day (not really) by claiming that it will make your device virus free.

The app climbed to the top of the charts on Google Play’s paid apps section in just over a week, got a stunning and convincing 4.7 rating stars, and was downloaded over 10,000 times. The app claimed that it “prevents harmful apps from being installed on your device”, “scans apps, settings, files, and media in real time,” and “protects your personal information” while having a minimum effect on your battery level. » Read the rest

Motorola honored to receive four Red Dot design awards

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Motorola recently won four Red Dot design awards, something that has never been done before, and today a blog post was posted to the Motorola blogspot that detailed how honored they were. These awards were given for a number of products that were released in this past year, including the Moto X.

Other products that received awards were 3 of the companies Bluetooth-enabled devices, the Motorola Roadster Pro automotive speaker, the Motorola Whisper and the Motorola Sliver II headsets.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for April 7, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Guides

How to apply slow motion effects to your videos on the HTC One (M8)

Apps

AllCast mirroring to Amazon Fire TV revealed in new video

BT Sport now supporting Chromecast for U.K. subscribers

Dropbox update adds computer account setup via device and some fixes

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Samsung releases another budget device, the Galaxy Ace Style is official

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The race to the bottom in the smartphone industry never ends. Samsung has announced a brand new budget device running Android 4.4 KitKat. The Galaxy Ace Style, model number SM-G310HN, runs the latest version of Android with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface on a 4-inch WVGA display. On the back is a 5MP camera and the front features one with 0.3MP. Both dual-SIM and single-SIM variants will be available. Yes, this is the same device that leaked recently.

Do not expect to see the Galaxy Ace Style in the United States. This little guy is heading to European countries for 200 to 300 euros (or $275 to $412 in the U.S.).

Source: Samsung

CyanogenMod 11 M5 released with a number of bug fixes

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Today the latest M release of CyanogenMod 11 was released, M5, bringing a number of bug fixes. This update comes right on time, a month after the release of M4.

You can download the update now, but you’ll first need to find out if your device is compatible. Some devices, like the US Galaxy S III, and the International Snapdragon 600 powered Galaxy S4, aren’t yet compatible because of a couple of issues that need to be ironed out.

Source: CyanogenMod

HTC One M8 gets S-OFF allowing users to mod their device

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Many HTC device owners will be aware of HTC’s S-ON, which is HTC’s security that prevents modding of their devices, including kernels and custom recoveries. This also includes the installation of Google Play Edition software, otherwise known as stock Android, even though the ROM for it has been available for a while. The Firewater team, which is a team of developers, have managed to achieve S-OFF on the all new HTC One (M8), opening up the device to a number of modding possibilities.

S-OFF will allow users to install the Google Play edition ROM, essentially allowing for stock Android on the device. Users should be wary of doing this, however, as the procedure will void your warranty and is quite dangerous. If you are comfortable with the procedure, then head to the source link below!

Source: Firewater

Software update for Verizon HTC One Max now live

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Today Verizon released the Android 4.4.2 update for their version of the HTC One Max. This update will come with a number of great features, including a number of bug fixes.

Users with the Verizon variant of the device will now enjoy improved battery life. The update has also been “redesigned for ease of use”, which includes a master switch for location settings, a list of which apps are using location services, and the estimated battery use of each app.

Source: Verizon

Twitter buys up Cover, the contextually aware lock screen replacement

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Remember that contextually aware lock screen from a few months ago, Cover? The app hasn’t made any waves lately, but that didn’t stop Twitter from scooping up the app and its developers.

Twitter is generally pretty platform agnostic, so it’s interesting that they were willing to acquire a startup that only applies to the Android side of the fence. Of course, there’s always that chance that Twitter only bought Cover for some interesting technology or the developers, especially since Cover plans to stay available in the Play Store for the foreseeable future. » Read the rest

Livestream allows you to broadcast what you’re seeing with Google Glass

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As one of the largest broadcasting services on the Internet, it is not a surprise that Livestream would want to launch an app for Google Glass. Well, they’ve done just that! Users of Google Glass can now stream what they’re seeing straight to Livestream.

Users can easily start an event, simply by using the “Livestream” voice command, which will launch the app. After that you simply tap the device, and you’re live. Right now, the only way to pair your device with a Livestream account is by scanning a QR code found on the Livestream event pages, but soon users will be able to do that from an app on their smartphone.

Source: Livestream
Via: Engadget

NVIDIA Shield receives Android 4.4.2 software update with new features

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The NVIDIA Shield, which is the company’s Android-based gaming console with an analog controller and an attached 5-inch screen, received the April software update today that takes the gaming console from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 4.4.2.

The April update comes with new features such as Remote GameStream and Notebook support beta, an updated TegraZone, a keyboard and mouse support in console mode, Multi-PC pairing and many more features which you can find out at the end of this article.

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