Facebook Messenger For Android Allows You To Use Your Name, Phone Number As Login

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Facebook has updated Facebook Messenger for Android based devices. The latest version is lets non-Facebook users sign up with just their name and phone number even if they don't have a Facebook account or email address. The important change makes Facebook Messenger for Android a direct competitor of another popular messaging service WhatsApp. Before the update was announced by Facebook, the Internet was abuzz with reports that the social network giant was trying to acquire the most popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp. …
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Download Nokia HERE Maps App For iOS and Android

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Nokia has rebranded its existing mapping service as the new HERE Maps. Nokia HERE Maps, an alternative to Apple Maps, is now available as free download from the iOS App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new iOS app uses mapping data from Nokia-owned NAVTEQ, and supports Here.net personalized POI (points-of-interest) Collections. Nokia HERE Maps covers over 200 countries and is an HTML5 app and not a native iOS software. The new Nokia HERE Maps app includes turn-by-turn walking directions, which is still not offered by Apple Maps. Additionally, the iOS app also features live traffic, community maps (for selected areas), social sharing, public transportation and offline support. It allows users to select a local region and download the maps for that region in advance as a cache for offline viewing. …
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ESET USSD Control: Protects From Dangerous Android USSD Vulnerability

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Almost all Android-based smartphones are affected by a dangerous Android USSD vulnerability. The USSD vulnerability allows any malicious users to wipe completely your Android phone remotely, either by directing you to a URL, or through a text message or scan a QR code or NFC tag linking to the malicious website. The USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) codes (a code starting with asterisk *, continuing with hashtags # or digits, which represent commands or data, and ending with a hashtag) are normally used by handsets to communicate with carriers. A common USSD code used by all handsets is *#06# which displays the IMEI number of your device. …
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Fabrik (Cloud Ebook Reader) With Dropbox Sync For Android

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Android users have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a perfect eBook reader for their smartphone. Android eBook readers like the Amazon Kindle app and the Nook App by Barnes and Noble are already very popular. Some other notably good eBook readers are the Moon+ Reader and the Aldiko Book Reader. Here's another good addition to the increasing list of eBook reader applications for Android users. Fabrik Reader developed by XDA Forum Member eirikrwu is a "different kind of eBook reader" and is available free of charge from the Google Play Store. The Fabrik Reader completely follows the Android design guidelines and thus looks very elegant and beautiful. The eBook reader lets you easily access all your txt, epub, and mobi eBooks which you have saved on your phone. The most unique feature offered by the Fabrik Reader is its Dropbox sync function. It can pull eBooks directly from your Dropbox account and lets you read them. This way you can store your eBooks in the cloud (Dropbox) …
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VLC Android App Beta Available For Download In The Google Play store

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The long wait for the official VLC Android app is finally over. The official VLC Player for Android has finally seen the light (albeit in beta stage now) and is now available as free download from the Google Play Store. VideoLAN, the developers of the VLC Media Player and the VLC Android app notes that VLC Beta is intended for power users and hackers. The beta version is not stable and is slower than the upcoming final version. The beta version is available only for Android devices running on ARMv7 processor that supports the NEON engine. The ARM NEON general-purpose SIMD engine efficiently processes current and future multimedia formats, enhancing the user experience. VideoLAN will release separate applications for Android phones or tablets running on other processors soon. …
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Google Analytics for Android (Official Google Analytics Android App)

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Google has officially debuted Google Analytics Android app Google Analytics for Android via the Google Play Store. With this release, Google has made the webmasters' and developers' lives easier. Google Analytics Android app is yet another feather added to the increasing number native applications of Google services released for the Android platform. Google Analytics Android app provides easier mobile access to the same accounts and profiles available through the web version of Google Analytics website accessible via any desktop browser. The mobile counterpart of Analytics however displays reports optimized for easy viewing on a small screen of the smartphone. Real-time statistics, along with customizable dashboards and intelligence events are available for Analytics users straight from their Android smartphone. …
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Chrome For Android: Finally Out Of Beta, Available In 38 Languages

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Google just announced the first stable version of Chrome for Android browser. With this announcement, Chrome for Android is now officially out of beta. Like before, Google's Chrome mobile browser is only available on devices running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, or later. Chrome for Android's stable version number is 18.0.1025123, marking the first version to be released to the Stable Channel. Google with the announcement of their first Nexus 7 tablet said that Chrome for Android will be the tablet's default browser. Thus Nexus 7 becomes the first Android device to use Chrome as its default browser. …
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Instagram for Android Released, Available for Download

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For a long time since 2010, iPhone users bragged about having Instagram exclusively for them. But now with the app being released for Android, it seems the wait is finally over. Yes, you got it right, Instagram is finally available for the Android platform! If you haven't heard about Instagram before, let me clarify a little. Instagram is the most popular photo editing app that allows you to apply cool filters instantly to your photos taken with your phone. Instagram has more than 30 million iPhone users after its first year in the Apple App Store. When Instagram opened Android registrations few days back, it received more than 430,000 Android users on the waiting list. Now, after its launch for the Google platform, Android users will be able to join hands with the 30 million already registered iOS users. …
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