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Facebook Adds 'Nearby Friends' To Show You Where Everyone's At

Facebook’s newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today. The opt-in app addition lets your friends know when you’re close by, with the option to show your precise location on a map, if that’s the kind of thing you want to share with your friends.


This Google App Lets You Control Your Computer From Your Phone

Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device.


Google Camera Is A Standalone Photography App For Android

Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that’s very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice.


What Is Tizen?

This year, Samsung will sell (at least) two phones and a watch that don’t run Android. Instead, they will run something called Tizen. That’s a major departure for such an important player in the smartphone game. But what is Tizen? And will you actually want to use it?


How To Check If Your Android Device Could Be Hacked Via Heartbleed

Heartbleed is causing heartache on hundreds of servers all over the internet, but security researchers have also warned that the bug could allow direct hacks of Android too. Here’s how to check if your device is at risk.


Latest Update Brings KitKat To Google Glass

It’s been a while since we last heard of a software update for Glass and now I guess we know why. The team over at Mountain View has been busy updating the face-computer to run on the latest version of Android (4.4.2 a.k.a. KitKat).


Before The iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

It’s virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn’t planning to make Android for touchscreen devices. Revealed in court documents that form part of the current Apple-Samsung legal argument, a Google report explains that Android “was designed with the presence of discrete physical buttons as an assumption.


Google's Android Icons May Be Getting A Makeover

One thing that iOS has had over Android for a long time is the constant, ceaseless march of progress in its interface design. With iOS 7, then iOS 7.1, Apple’s mobile operating system received a huge visual makeover. Google hasn’t been so heavy-handed, and because of that, some of its app icons are starting to look a little staid. That seems set to change, though, with rumours of an upcoming overhaul of Android icons in the works.


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

Rejoice, the weekend is here. Whether you sprinted or hobbled across the finish line, we made it. Now let’s download some apps!


Android Now Offers Routine Malware Surveillance For Your Phone

It’s no secret that Android apps can get a little shifty, but having the freedom to explore that is part of what makes Android great. Now Google is helping you stay even safer by keeping a constant eye on whether or not any of your apps are doing anything they shouldn’t be.