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by frankspin

How are you keeping your online data safe from 'hackers'?
In light of the recent[1] Apple iCloud news[2], I think it's a good time as any for us to re-evaluate how we're keeping our data safe in the cloud. I have a few measures in place including some two-factor methods and completely random passwords. Unfortunately no solution is full-proof but any methods can help.
With nearly every photo coming from iCloud, I'm beginning to second guess my reliance on auto-back up services. I know SpiderOak is supposed to be all... Read more →

by dave

Why do some Android apps require way too many invasive permissions?
Facebook's Messenger app wants access to basically everything on your phone. All of it! There's some commentary that seems to be popping up implying that this is a new thing and (rightly or wrongly) paints Facebook in a negative way.
The thing is, I feel like this sort of thing has been happening for a long time with Android apps. I think there's 2 ways to look at it:
  1. The cynical view that the companies want to mine all your data, ALL...
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by jonfingas

IRL: Taking HTC's One M8 for a test drive
Check out the original post here: http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/26/irl-htc-one-m8/
The original HTC One was one of my favorite smartphones from 2013, but it was easy to see why you'd pass it up in favor of an archrival like Samsung's Galaxy S4 -- it just didn't have the battery life, camera quality or expansion to keep up. Fast-forward to 2014 and it's a different story. Most of those headache-inducing flaws have been fixed in the new One; indeed, my colleague Brad Molen suggested it was an... Read more →

by Beleynn

Tablet Suggestions
I'm choosing which tablet to buy (my first), and would like some suggestions.
In general, I'm an early-adopter. I'm on at least my 10th smartphone, I've built half a dozen high-end gaming PCs over the past 15 years, own numerous gaming consoles, etc, but I've never been able to justify the cost of a tablet.
When I'm at home, I have my PC and TV setup so that I can see all 3 screens at once, and usually have a casual game (some facebook game or whatever) up while I'm watching TV or a movie, or a... Read more →

by LandRovers

Your Greatest moments in Mobile Technology
Ok, so we've all have had our favorite moments of technology, and I'm wondering what are yours. Like the moment when the most useful feature you've ever used was announced or anything like that.

Mine? The announcement of iCloud at the 2012 WWDC. Also, the time I first got an iPhone.

Multiple moments are allowed!

by viz3rd

Chromebook FUSION
We all have a wish of Chrome OS and Android merger in near future. Well, Chromebook FUSION, is a concept that gives a glimpse of how the two OS will work in hand while giving a seamless experience.
http://mygadgetic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Chromebook-FUSION-OLED-Touchpad-1024x584.png... Read more →

by viz3rd

NEXUS PLAY Gaming Console
A new concept that tries to blend the best of Android and Gaming world in one Unique curved screen Gamepad Console.




by frankspin

Are digital magazine subscriptions worth it?
I've been contemplating picking up digital subscriptions for various magazines to help encourage me to read more on the weekends. The thing is, looking at the prices of something I feel like they may be a little overpriced. When I browse through the store a lot of them (if I can actually find them) don't even look like they're designed for tablets, offering nothing more than PDF scans of the articles.
I'm likely going to purchase a few issues before a flight to see if it's worth it, but I'm just... Read more →

by iDockMobi

Kickstarter ending soon, Why Wouldn't You Want In On This?
Why Wouldn't You Want In On This? I started this Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idockmobi/bui... about creating a Platform that allows anyone, especially with NO Programming Skills to be able to get in the App environment and bring some of their ideas to life. Many people don't even think they can develop an app because it generally requires all a specific programming knowledge.
This platform is equipped to help beginners who can use... Read more →

by GF

Users of Android Kitkat, how would you change it?
I like most of Android 4.4, however I would change a few things that annoy me. 1. Alarms, I would like a short cut to be in the control panel as I use it every day 2. Headphone volume warning, this one annoys me no end, I know what's good for my ears an I have to unlock my phone to deal with the warning sign far too often 3. The slide up for Google now feature, when scrolling through test and websites I end up on Google now. However, it's useful to be able to get to fast. I would like to see it...

by sas786

mobile operating systems
Hi all, seeing as most users on here have a good understanding of tech, i was hoping for a small request in getting some feedback through my questionnaire.
Im currently doing research on mobile os as part of my final year dissertation in computing and would be extremely grateful for those who could fill it out. Ive approached companies head on and they don't seem to have the time to spare 5 minutes (less than that even) to fill it out. No personal details are required, just simple information on... Read more →

by frankspin

How do you find new apps and software to check out?
While we all probably have the pieces of software we've come to rely on day-in day-out, I think we all can agree we're always open to finding new apps and software to try out. Aside from relying on news sources, like here at Engadget, app store suggestions and Twitter, where do you go to get recommendations for apps and software?
My favorites sites of late are the following:
The Sweet Setup (http://thesweetsetup.com/) -- this is a site started by Shawn Blanc where the focus is to pick the best... Read more →

by groovechicken

Leaving Google - Eternal annoyance is the price of liberty
[if you are impatient, just scroll down to the bottom to see the links to the articles in this series]
Forgive the adaptation of the popular 19th century quote, but it really is the best summation of the series of articles I am going to put together about my Exodus from the land of Google. Before I dive into how I have managed to replace Google services, though, I want to clear up why I decided to start breaking the chains of convenience.
Given Edward Snowden's recent disclosures of the universal... Read more →

by groovechicken

Sending Gmail to the Spam Folder
Of all the Google services I am kicking to the curb, I actually expected Gmail to be the most painful before starting this experiment (see the meta article for the back story on this series of articles - http://www.engadget.com/discuss/leaving-google-eternal-annoyance-is-the-price-of-liberty-1plj/). Surprisingly, though, it has turned out to be the least painful. In fact, I am even liking my new scenario for mail even better than the old "Gmail everywhere" strategy.
The reason I dreaded this... Read more →

by groovechicken

Replacing Google Voice
I knew before going into this exodus from Google (see the meta article for the back story on this series of articles - http://www.engadget.com/discuss/leaving-google-ete... that finding a replacement for Google Voice was going to be painful, and might not even be possible. I have sung the praises of this service since I first joined it when it was still GrandCentral. At that time, I had recently been through 2 different work-issued cell phones, with... Read more →

by sirijo

Wearables...priced as tech or as fashion?
We've seen some examples of wearable tech hit the market over the last few years and rumors continue to swirl out of nearly every major electronics manufacturer about some development or other. We've seen examples that technically work but aren't quite 'there' yet (the Sony Smartwatch comes to mind), some brave attempts to set a standard by which others a judged (Pebbles entry), some failures (from Samsung) and of course, the buzz generating devices that make us dream of a far flung future... Read more →

by overidemehra

Samsung Galaxy S4 S-View Flip Cover - Alarm Clock Problem
Hi guys,
[I have no idea if this topic has been discussed before here or not, if it has, sorry about the repeat.]
Ok, the problem what I am facing here is that I just updated my Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 (Indian Model) to 4.4.2 Android OS via Smasung Kies as it was not showing up through the settings options.
After a long while (3hrs) of downloading (1.2GB or firmware file, very slow internet at my place), everything was updated to my phone, new white colored icons on the status bar and all.
At the... Read more →

by Will5204

Xperia z 2 tablet or Samsung Galaxy Note (2014) or Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro?
Hi everyone, I am in the market for a new tablet. I currently have the Asus Tf700, though it is still a contender amoung what's out now, I still have find myself getting tired of the lag and am ready for a change. Now for the topic at hand, which would you choose?