Most security apps are not effective if a thief uninstalls the app or simply resets the phone. With LoJack for Android, which is embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 firmware, tracking down a stolen phone will still be possible.
Google Drive for Android has undergone a big reconstruction to add several new features, including the ability to scan a document by taking a picture and having words on paper converted to text that can be stored online or edited.
Apple iOS 7 is rumored to be a dramatic departure from its current version. According to a report published by 9to5Mac, Apple is set to introduce new connections with photo-sharing service Flickr and high-quality video sharing site Vimeo.
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile: which is the best carrier? A new app called CellMaps provides a highly-detailed answer to the growing question of which carrier offers the best wireless service in a given area.
Photo-hosting and sharing service Flickr today unveiled a brand new design that lets users store and share full resolution photos. Storing large, high-quality photos can quickly eat up the 1 to 5 GB of data typically offered by free photo-sharing services, but Flickr has raised the bar to supply a terabyte of storage.
AT&T doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to "blocking" video calling apps, and the discovery last week that Hangouts requires a Wi-Fi connection on AT&T's network didn't help matters. The carrier today issued a statement explaining the lack of support, and promised to fix it.
Despite initial disappointment that Google Voice was not included in the announcement of Hangouts, Google's unified messaging and video calling application, Google today confirmed that phone calls will be added soon.
The Android f-word, fragmentation, has been a thorn in Google's side since the introduction of Android 2.0 left a generation of devices unable to receive the latest software. Google has yet to solve the problem, but the company says it is taking steps to minimize it.
During last week's Google I/O keynote, Google SVP Vic Gundotra highlighted a number of new photo enhancements made for the Google+ web app. Those features are now available for Android devices, along with new options for locations and related streams.
Android currently has an all-or-nothing approach to permission requests for user data, but Google is open to the idea of letting users maintain more privacy by picking and choosing which requests they will allow.