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LG G3 Review: a better phone has been built
By Andrew Kameka on Monday June 30, 2014

The G2 ended LG's stereotype as a Samsung copycat, thanks mostly to its truly unique form factor that has become a standard of LG's premium smartphones. In its game of oneupmanship with Samsung, LG may have finally managed to get ahead with the LG G3. Maybe.

Favi Audio+ pumps up the volume on your iPhone without wires
By Andrew Kameka on Friday June 27, 2014

The Favi Audio+ is a different kind of speaker. While most of the audio accessories we come across are for Bluetooth connectivity or a high-fidelity Wi-Fi pairing system, the Audio+ offers wire and protocol-free pairing to play audio from a smartphone.

Amazon offering $100 worth of apps for free until June 28
By Andrew Kameka on Friday June 27, 2014

Amazon has a habit of making apps free for a limited time, and it's continuing that trend today with a new App Bundle that will put more than 30 apps on a user's device for free.

Moto 360 smartwatch stars in new official demo video
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday June 26, 2014

We're still waiting on Motorola to be upfront about what's coming next to Moto 360, but the company has so far been mum. Though we're short on details, we at least get to see it up close in this new video.

"OK, Google" now works from any screen in Google Search update and Audio History keeps a log of searches
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday June 26, 2014

When Google released the "OK, Google" hotword to prompt a hands-free voice search, the feature originally worked only on the home screen. An update to the app now makes it possible to launch from anywhere in Android if the screen is on.

All Android phones will have Samsung KNOX security features in the future
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday June 26, 2014

Samsung developed KNOX as a way to make its smartphones more appealing to the enterprise sector, but elements of the security platform will be in all Android L smartphones, including those made by Samsung's rivals.

Police officers must have a warrant to search your phone, Supreme Court rules
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 25, 2014

Law enforcement officers in the United States will have to obtain a warrant prior to searching someone's phone or risk lawsuits and botched investigations. The US Supreme Court today ruled that police officers, with limited exception, must secure a warrant before searching a phone seized by someone in custody.

Android Wear launches today, will have plenty of interaction with Android smartphones
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 25, 2014

Android Wear will offer users content made for quick glances and time saving updates that would normally take more steps or time when getting that same information from a smartphone. However, the most compelling aspect of what was shared is how Android Wear will interact with Android smartphones.

Google announces Android One as a way to introduce more affordable phones with Google software
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 25, 2014

Google makes software, manufacturers make phones. The divided partnership between the two sometimes leads to subpar products or good products hampered by lengthy delays, but Google is working to combat that with a new standardization process called Android One.

Android has 1 billion active devices
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 25, 2014

Every year, Google announces the latest activation figures to reveal how many Android devices have been activated over time. Today, Google switched to measuring the number of devices used within the past 30 days.