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Chrome Remote Desktop lets Android users control Windows or Mac OS
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

In the event that someone is away from his or her computer and needs to access files on it, Google has released an app to make that possible. The Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android connects to software on the desktop that makes it possible to remotely control a Windows PC or Mac OS machine. An Android 4.0 or later device and this Chrome browser extension are required to use the app.

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Google has its own camera with new UI in Google Play
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Google today released an all new camera application that's designed to greatly improve the experience of taking photos with a stock Android device. And even people with non-Nexus smartphones like an HTC One M8 or Samsung Galaxy S5 can use the app because it's available in Google Play.

Samsung could have its own Amazon Mayday feature with SPOT support in Google Helpouts
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Amazon has a unique feature in its most recent tablet and TV that offers customers live tech support when someone runs into a problem or needs help figuring out how to do something. Samsung has launched a similar program for its home products, but it should do the same for mobile devices.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets Android 4.4 KitKat
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

It's later than some other devices, but Android 4.4 KitKat has arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The update adds some UI enhancements, small performance boosts, and security patches. It also offers color emojis, a new lock screen with full-page album art, full-screen in some apps, better closed captioning, access to the camera from the lock screen, wireless printing, and setting volume in specific applications. Galaxy S4 Active owners can try to manually trigger the update by going to Settings > More > About Device > Select Software Update > Check for Updates. Be sure your phone has at least 75 percent battery life before applying the update.

Google Project Ara phones go on sale January 2015
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Project Ara, the modular phone concept started by the advanced projects group at Motorola (now Google), has been shown in increasing detail in recent months. Now we know the most important detail - the release date.

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked just like Apple iPhone 5s
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Remember how the Apple iPhone 5s was defeated by a security researcher replicating a fingerprint and then placing it on the Touch ID sensor? Well, it turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is also susceptible to the same hack.

Amazon smartphone prototype with 3D UI effects leaks
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The frequency and specificity of Amazon smartphone rumors have increased in recent weeks, and we now have somewhat of a glimpse into what to expect the phone finally becomes official later this year.

As Google Glass sale opens to everyone, Google announces new KitKat update
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 15, 2014

Though Google normally updates its Glass software every month, the wearable computer went several weeks without new software until Google today announced plans to release an upgrade later this week. And while users wait on that update, anyone in the U.S. interested in Glass can purchase one today.

T-Mobile puts an end to data overage fees and challenges carriers to do the same
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 14, 2014

>T-Mobile says it's done with charging customers extra for going over their monthly data when within the confines of the United States. It also now challenges rivals AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint to follow suit.

Samsung says to "Kapture the Moment" in teaser for new event that may be for Galaxy Zoom
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 14, 2014

Samsung, fresh on the heels of releasing four new devices last week, is already back to work and teasing another smart device soon to launch. That device may be the new Android-powered Galaxy Zoom.

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