Twitter now lets you tweet straight from the Android home screen

Twitter for Android is getting a little easier to use -- if you're using a compatible Android launcher, that is. The app now has app shortcuts for things like sending...

Signal app-maker rebuts criticism of dev direction by calling for more community help

Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Open Whisper Systems (OWS), the not-for-profit software group behind the respected Signal Protocol crypto (and the eponymous Signal secure messaging app)...

Opera Max update adds privacy tools but annoys some users

Opera has rolled out a set of privacy features to its data-saving proxy for Android, Opera Max. It’s now billing it as a “data management and privacy app”. The company previewed the new privacy...

100 awesome Android games you need to try

We started this roundup back in 2011, and though we believe Apple’s iPhone still has a better game selection, Android has grown considerably in the time since. In the pages...

Photoshop Fix is finally here for you Androids out there

Android users are finally being rewarded for their patience in the form of Adobe Photoshop’s newest app — Photoshop Fix. No less than a year after initially debuting the app...

Hackers could access your phone through your coffee maker, report indicates

A hot topic in the Internet of Things marketplace in the past year has been the security of these new home ecosystems. There is concern that hackers gain access to...

New ‘Fantastic Beast’ Google Now commands let you cast spells over your Android phone

In anticipation of the premiere of the Warner Bros. movie, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' Google has granted Android users a new feature: spell casting in the form...

Google combats manipulation of Play Store app rankings with improved system

Google is fighting back against fraudulent app promotion services with improved algorithms. The new system employs punishments that are noticeably harsher: apps caught violating policy are automatically removed. The post...

Google gets better at flagging apps trying to fake their way into the Play...

Google today announced it’s rolling out a new detection and filtering system on the Play Store to crack down on those developers who use illegitimate...

How to save text messages on Android and iOS

Texting is important to all of us, and there are times when you need to save texts that are really good, or simply too important to lose. It's a relatively...