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This monster smartphone should fix all your Android battery life woes

5300mAh Smartphone Battery Philips W6618

The Philips W6618 is a monster smartphone that packs an impressive 5300mAh battery. The device was released earlier this week in China where it retails for 1,699 Yuan, or around $ 273, PhoneArena reports. The battery is non-removable and it offers a standby time of 66 days and talk time of 33 hours. Because the battery is so big, the phone is also slightly thicker than competitors, having a 11.6mm profile.

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Maker of Android flashlight app with 50M downloads avoids fine after selling location data

Brightest Flashlight app scam

This past December, we reported that a popular Android app called Brightest Flashlight could do more than just shine light. Brightest Flashlight was a simple flashlight app that was highly-rated and had over 50 million installs. However, it had one devious, hidden feature: It would share personal data, such as your location, with advertisers. The FTC caught wind of this and began investigating the developer. According to GigaOm, the FTC reached a settlement with the developer last week, and it looks like he got away easy.

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This free Android app could save your phone from the Heartbleed bug

How To Test For Heartbleed On My Android Phone

The NSA has apparently known about Heartbleed for years, but the general public was only made aware of the devastating bug a few days ago. Many of us are at a loss for what to do, but smartphone security firm Lookout is living up to its name with a free app that will allow you to check and see if your Android device is vulnerable. Lookout’s Heartbleed Detector app determines which of OpenSSL is running and then tells users whether or not their phones could have been affected by Heartbleed.

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Chrome beta for Android makes it easy to send web video to Chromecast

You no longer have to engage in some hidden setting gymnastics just to send web videos from Chrome for Android to your Chromecast. Google has rolled out a Chrome 35 beta that lets you deliver “some” clips from the browser to a Chromecast-equipped TV….
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Nikon’s Coolpix S810c is a second attempt at an Android compact camera

Liked the idea of Android apps with a proper camera attached? Still itching for a Nikon camera over a Samsung one? Then perhaps the new S810c will win you over where its predecessor didn’t. To start, the rear touchscreen is bigger (3.7 inches this…
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Nikon COOLPIX S810c combines Android and WiFi for easier sharing

Trying to cut out the middle man, Nikon has announced the upcoming availability of the COOLPIX S810c social camera. This smart camera is powered by Android to make it easier … Continue reading
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Here’s the cheapest cloud Android users can buy

IDrive Cheap Cloud Deal for Android

Android users who require more cloud storage options, which could come in handy when looking to fix storage issues with their devices, will be happy to hear that IDrive is now offering them an absurdly cheap cloud storage and sync plan. The company on Wednesday announced that only Android users will be able to grab 100GB of cloud for “less than $ 1 per year” – the offer includes 50GB of backup and 50GB of sync.

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Here’s what LG’s Android Wear smartwatch looks like

LG G Watch Price and Release Date

After announcing the G Watch in a press release that mostly focused on the close cooperation between LG and Google on this particular Android Wear device — and after releasing more images of the handset — LG has finally shared more details about the device, offering an almost proper hands-on experience to Pocket-lint. However, the publication only saw a non-working prototype, though it was the final design version of the smartwatch.

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Feedback Loop: Best Android phone, cameras in tablets, finding good deals and more!

Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There’s so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need…
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Android TV tipped to reboot Google TV’s rough edges

Google is readying a renewed attempt on the living room with Android TV, leaked internal documents suggest, ditching the ill-fated Google TV and trying to put content rather than individual … Continue reading
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