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Sony Xperia Z2 uses Heat-Pipe Technology to keep itself cool

Sony Xperia Z2 uses Heat-Pipe Technology to keep itself cool

Sony seems to have answered a long forgoing problem we all face when using our smartphones. The problem being our smartphones heating up, could be while playing games or using the camera for long periods. When the processor heats up, more battery juice is drained. This is an issue each and everyone one of us has faced and most likely continue to face in the future. Sony, though seem to be on the right path, as they have installed a heat-pipe technology in their next flagship smartphone the Xperia Z2. If you are a gamer or have built a high end Desktop PC, then you properly would have an idea of what is being talked about. If you don’t then thanks to Panasonic, here’s a quick Heat-Pipe Technology 101 class below:  “Heat-pipes are hollow metal pipes filled with a liquid coolant that moves heat by evaporating and condensing in an endless cycle. As the lower end of the Heat-pipe is exposed to heat, the coolant within it starts to evaporate, absorbing heat. As the coolant turns into vapor, it, and its heatload, convect within the heat-pipe.” Essentially, the liquid in the pipes cools the CPU when it gets hot, and then when the CPU cools down, so too does the liquid inside the pipes. Sony are the first mainstream manufacturers to utilize this technology in a smartphone. As the power game keeps on increasing, with processors like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, heating issues will keep on increasing. So, will other OEM manufactures take Sony’s path dealing with this issue or come up with another way only time will...

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Google Play Store Update has a Bug? Paid Apps Tab goes Missing

Google Play Store Update has a Bug? Paid Apps Tab goes Missing

The Play Store keeps getting updated with minor changes time and again, but today when I opened the Play Store a new Tab had added but some old ones went missing.  The new tab is called “Want Quick Suggestions?” and it shows all the apps which your friends have either liked or reviewed, plus the ones which similar to your own frequent searches. That’s the new the strange part though is the “Top Paid” and “Top New Paid” Tabs have been removed from the list entirely. Surely there is a bug with the update and Google needs to quickly solve this major issue. I’m sure this matter will be fixed in no time, well they have to! The current version of the Play Store is 4.5.10, so is it just me or any of you facing this issue as well? Do hit our comments and let me...

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WHY YOU SHOULD WANT TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

WHY YOU SHOULD WANT TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

In time, PC users have become quite accustomed to malware, which is now considered to be part and parcel of owning a PC. But such cyber-attacks have eventually led people to start investing their hard earned money in specialized antivirus software programmed to deal with any existing threats, and protect the systems against any future threats as well. Sadly, malware has also evolved and now its scope has expanded beyond PCs and has crawled its way into handheld devices like smartphones and tablets. This is especially true if we’re looking at Android devices. The main reason why Android devices are easy victims of malware attacks lies in the fact that since Android is an open-source OS, people can and do try to manipulate its use for unethical or even illegal purposes. The most common crimes that cyber-criminals resort to are stealing personal data and misusing personal information. Recent surveys conducted by AV-test have shown that there are currently more than 1 million different types of malware for Android, and that number is continuously on the rise. This has rung a lot of alarm bells among users and developers alike, since such threats could have a very negative impact on the long-term reputation of the Android OS. Now the main question that arises is exactly how a device can be affected by malware since it’s not as vulnerable as its PC counterpart? Well the answer is quite simple actually. Malware is often distributed through apps that seem non-malicious, and that cybercriminals control through advertising. When these apps receive a high number of installations, they begin to announce false notifications of updates that are actually Trojans (in hiding), and that are ready to attack that particular device. The malware is then received through either an SMS or some kind of other notification as soon as the user receives or opens it. As mentioned earlier, there is also another type of malware which once installed on a device, can steal personal data including pictures, contacts, passwords to social networks, bank accounts, etc. Companies through the years have been trying to come up with different types of solutions to tackle this nagging problem, and one such app whose name is most certainly worth mentioning here, is Clueful for Android developed by the world renowned antivirus company Bitdefender Antivirus. While not specifically an anti-malware app in itself, Clueful is designed to protect your privacy: it not only shows you how installed apps use and possibly abuse your personal information, but also warns you of potentially dangerous apps that it feels could be harmful for your Android device once installed. Clueful is quite prompt and alerts the user whenever it...

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Google Hangouts App Gets a Bug

Google Hangouts App Gets a Bug

The Google Hangouts app for Android seems to have a small problem (let’s call it a minor bug) with its Emojis. It was reported earlier that during a hangout session comprising of 10-12 people, the app started to hang when the users sent emojis to each other in large numbers that resulted in the app to stop working. The problem was first highlighted by Dan Morril on the Reddit forum and also confirmed that the bug has been reported to Google who are currently working on the fix as we speak. There does seem to be a temporary fix to the problem for the time being though. If you’re one of the unlucky users who have already gone through this experience before reading this post can log into Google+ from their computers, exit the group and then rejoin again. This seemed to solve the problem for us so hopefully it should do for you guys as well. Since launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, Google have integrated its traditional SMS client with Google Hangouts so that people don’t need to use 3rd party apps for sending SMS messages but after encountering this problem, it’s advisable to install one just to be on the safe side so as to not miss out on any important messages if your Hangout app isn’t working. Surprisingly, the problem seems to only be present in the Android version while the iOS version remains bug free. We’ll update you guys once Google starts rolling out a permanent fix in its next updates so do stick around till...

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Malware Warning – Do Not download apps developed by “apkdeveloper”

Malware Warning – Do Not download apps developed by “apkdeveloper”

2013 has just started an we have another malware scare on our hands people. A developer called “apkdeveloper” has been uploading some suspicious apps, and that too of some well known apps from the developers Imangi and Glu Mobile. What seems to be happening is that illegitimate developer is basically stripping apart the Apks and adding possibly harmful code in it and then uploading that file on the Play Store. All these malicious apps have “super” written at the end of them. The malware has seen to pop up ads in unwanted places such as your homescreen or notification bar, this may not seem harmful, but who knows what would be happening in the background. When the apps such as Imangi’s Temple Run gets installed it ask for only network access and permission to read and write in the storage while the Temple Run Super asks permission for your account, phone status and identity and a lots more. This is one of the drawbacks of having an open source platform, issues like these do tend to surface, so next time when you want to download an app just check the developers and go through some reviews first. If you happen to encounter such issues do let us know, so that we can warn the android community as...

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Google Sign-In error troubling Jelly Bean users

Google Sign-In error troubling Jelly Bean users

If you are a Jelly Bean user I’m pretty sure that by now you must have already been a victim of the very unusual sign-in error. Apparently many Jelly Bean users have been complaining that they are unable to sign into their Google Accounts. Attempting to follow the onscreen “touch to sign in to your account” directions will fail and take you back to the error screen.     Even though everything seems to work just fine the error message for some reason still remains intact. We tried downloading a few apps from the Play Store which were easily done without any issues. The Gmail app was the only thing giving a bit of  trouble during the syncing process and Google are trying their best to resolve it as we speak. Will keep you all posted as soon as the problem  seems to get fully...

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