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Find Out if The Newest Android Version 4.4 Is Available for Your Phone

The Factory Images for Nexus Devices have come out, which means that Google has officially rolled out Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) for specific devices. Factory images also mean that cell phone manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC are probably already hard at work updating their customized versions of Android 4.4 to release to consumers. See if yours is on the list!

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How to Flash A ROM (And What to Do Before & After Flashing)

If your Android powered smartphone or tablet is rooted then this is something you probably do once a month (or every other week for you flashaholics). If you’re just getting into rooting then this quick video will certainly make things more clear for you in terms of flashing a ROM.

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Kit Kat: What’s New in This Version of Android?

Android has now morphed into its 4.4 version, KitKat. Since 4.0 Google’s has migrated from changing the appearance altogether to making it more polished with each iteration. KitKat adds to this trend by changing the look just enough to make Android feel refreshing while bringing some noteworthy features to the platform.

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Nexus 5 Rumor Synopsis

There are a lot of rumors swirling around regarding the Nexus 5.  Rather than going from site to site trying to piece it all together, I decided to put them all right here just for you.  So without further ado, let the speculation commence! Looks like it’ll be CMDA compatible after all (Phandroid) $349 is…

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McDonald’s NFC Racetracks for Kids

NFC, near field communication, has been utilized for quite some time now. Thanks to this technology Android & Windows Phone owners have been able to do some pretty nifty things such as send pictures to others wirelessly; read tags that automatically trigger actions such as turning on WiFi; and even making payments with your phone. The trouble with NFC is that main stream consumers haven’t quite caught yet. Thankfully McDonald’s aims to change that.

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Is Your Smartphone Watching You?

It’s well known that smartphones use location based data in order to communicate important information to the user such as the weather and to keep track of miles ran. However, this data cannot be collected without consent from the user so that one’s privacy does not become violated. Here’s how to view that data, as well as how to disable it.

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The New Nexus 7: The Official Reveal

By the end of 2013 consumers and businesses are projected to purchase more than 225 million tablets, beating out the PC.  At the end of 2012, Android was approaching 20 million tablet activations.  A year later, the number has jumped to nearly 70 million.  The increase in activations began to occur with the release of…

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