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Fanboys Stab Each Other Over Android Vs Apple

The ever-heated battle over mobile ecosystems left two wounded fanboys today: In Tulsa, Oklahoma, two roommates were hospitalised after a drunken fight about the relative benefits of Android and Apple phones.


Want To Find Your Android Phone? Just Google It

I lose my phone in more stupid places than I can possibly count. I seriously considered installing a landline so that I can call my phone the three times per day it goes missing. But Google just made something even better. Type three magic words into search, and you’ll find your missing handset.


Use The Power Button To End Calls On Android With Ease

The traditional way of ending calls on an Android smartphone is to bring the phone away from your ear, take one last look at your contact’s avatar of choice, and tap down on the end call button. If you want something that’s a little more convenient — and slick — then you can use the power button instead, with no extra add-ons or hacking involved.


Dell's Venue 11 7000 Android Tab For Work Looks Great, If That's What You Want

Last September, Dell quietly announced one of the most exciting and horribly named Android tablets ever made — the Venue 8 7000. Now, that awesome slate is getting a big brother.


LG Accidentally Reveals Its Leather Clad G4 Weeks Early

The leaks just keep rolling in! LG is unveiling its G4 smartphone on April 28th, but this weekend, prominent leaker Ev Leaks discovered an unannounced progress site that revealed a lot about the looks of Android’s new flagship. One word: Leather.


Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

It’s starting to feel a lot like autumn, which means its the perfect time to stay inside and mess around with some apps. We’ve got smartphone software for finding that next favourite app, mixing that perfect drink or finding that perfect trip. Let’s get to downloading.


10 Things You Can Do In Android 5.1 That You Couldn't In Android 5.0

Android 5.1 isn’t one of those massive life-changing releases that will have you tapping the ‘look for updates’ button frenetically for days on end; but nor is it one of those minor upgrades with only bug fixes and technical improvements. Here are the cool new features you’re going to get with the new Android — once it eventually arrives on your phone.


This Drone's Brain Is Just A Run-Of-The-Mill Smartphone 

Like with many technologies, drones and quadcopters are getting cheaper and cheaper as they get smarter and more capable. And as Dr Vijay Kumar and a group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania recently demonstrated, the average consumer smartphone is now more than powerful enough to serve as an autonomous drone’s brains.


Asus ZenWatch: Australian Hands-On

At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Asus joined Motorola, Samsung and LG in launching an Android Wear smartwatch. Asus’ first attempt is the ZenWatch, with a curved 1.6-inch OLED display, a beautiful leather strap and a few Asus bespoke apps for extra functionality over the bog-standard Android Wear on other devices.


Free Games Friday: Glyder, Star Wars: Commander, Valiant Hearts

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.