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'Lemon Meringue Pie' Could Be Android's Most Delicious Branding Yet

The most important part about any new Android version is what new features it brings to our smartphones — and to be sure — Android L is bringing plenty. But one thing we didn’t know for sure is what delicious dessert would become its moniker. It looks like lemon meringue pie may be the winner.


Take Control Of Your Connection With These Wi-Fi Management Apps

Between your home and corporate networks, from personal hotspots to Open Access Points and everything in between, keeping track of which network your mobile device is using and managing access to all these connectivity options is getting really tough these days. It doesn’t have to be.


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

Y’all must’ve been good little smartphone users, because Appaclaus brought a giant bag of new Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps for you this week. Why is there an app-focused Santa, and why does he visit randomly in the middle of August? Nobody knows. Quit asking and start downloading!


50 Things Cortana Can Do Right Now (Compared To Siri And Google Now)

Cortana is Windows Phone’s answer to Siri and Google Now: A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice. Technically, she’s still in beta on Windows 8.1, but PhoneBuff is here to show us 50 things Cortana can already do.


What Android Fragmentation Looks Like

This seemingly random assortment of colourful rectangles, reminiscent of a terrible paint swatch accident, actually represents the state of Android fragmentation in 2014. OpenSignal, a website dedicated to mapping all things mobile, pulled together this data and saw 18,769 distinct devices downloading its app on Android. And we thought last year was bad.


Tesla Owners Will Be Able To Start Their Cars With Only An iPhone

Tesla’s Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old-fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumour has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognise the owner’s phone to start the car.


Sharp Aquos Crystal Hands-On: No Bezel, All Beauty

Japan builds phones differently to the Western world. We typically want better performance, more dazzling displays and faster processors. Japan just makes the thing look awesome. And not many have done it better than Sharp.


Vine Now Lets You Upload Old Videos From Your Camera Roll

In typical Twitter fashion, Vine success has largely been attributed to its simplicity and spontaneity. And in typical Twitter fashion, Vine is also evolving in exciting ways. Namely, Vine now lets you turn old videos from your camera roll into six-second snippets of goodness. This is great news!


Skype Just Fixed The Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin or digital service you use: When you’re actively Skyping, the app’s notifications will only go to the device you’re currently using. Why didn’t this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago?


Sharp's New Phones Have So Little Bezel It's Ridiculous

Never heard of a Sharp smartphone? It’s not surprising since the company, known best for its televisions, has never brought a handset to the West. But today Sharp announced two new virtually bezel-less smartphones under the “Aquos Crystal” banner and one will be making its way across the Pacific.


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