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    We explain how make app icons better in your Android smartphone or tablet.

  • Test Centre: Best Android tablets 2014

    If you're looking to buy a tablet – that isn't the iPad – then you should consider buying an Android tablet. Here's where we present to you the 22 best Android tablets available to buy in 2014.

  • Test Centre: The 25 best tablets of 2104

    What is the best tablet available in 2014? Good question. Take a look at this chart of the 25 best tablets you can buy right now and you will find out.

  • Test Centre: 7 best smartwatches 2014

    Wearable technology has burst on to the scene, and smartwatches are the new gadgets that are leading the charge. Here we review and rank the best smartwatches available to buy in the UK in 2014.

  • Opinion: Use Slice to monitor your shipments and track expenses

    My preferred method of shopping is online, and I know I'm not alone here. The ease of browsing, clicking a few buttons, and then having your purchase just magically show up at your doorstep a few days later is so much simpler than dealing with the crowds at your local chain retailer. But one problem I often have is that I lose track of what I purchased and when it's supposed to show up... which then leads to oh-so-fun mystery boxes and digging through my email archive. What's in this Ticketmaster envelope? What did I order from Amazon, again? How long did that Etsy seller from Japan say the shipment would take?

  • News: Top 5 reasons to hate the Samsung Galaxy S5

    The Galaxy S5 is bogged down by drawbacks.

  • How-Tos: How to access your PC on your Android smartphone

    Google has made it possible to access your Windows or Mac PC computer on your smartphone. Doing so requires two things: an Android smartphone and the Chrome browser.

  • News: Five flaws in Samsung Galaxy S5's TouchWiz

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an evolutionary device; the vendor's new flagship is better than its predecessor across the board, without quite being revolutionary. But while it houses impressive hardware, it is let down by the infamous TouchWiz, Samsung's own interface overlay which skins Google's Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system with heavy-duty software (and in some cases, gimmicks).

  • News: Samsung and Amazon customize Kindle app, offer free e-books

    Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with Amazon.com to boost the content on its mobile devices.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs

    Following the Galaxy S5, Samsung's next flagship Android smartphone will be the Galaxy Note 4. Here's what we know about its release date, price and specs.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner gets hacked

    Much like the iPhone 5s with its Touch ID, the Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner has been bypassed with a fingerprint spoof.

  • News: Teardown: Galaxy S5 parts cost 21% more than iPhone 5S

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an "astronomical" cost for materials of $251.52 for the 32 GB version, according to a teardown estimate by IHS Technology.

  • News: Samsung's plans Android Wear smartwatch in Tizen-tinged 2014

    Samsung's latest Gear smartwatches may be running the nascent Tizen platform, but the Korea-based electronics maker is also planning an Android-based smartwatch later this year.

  • News: German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login

    It took just four days for German researchers to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner into accepting a mold of a fingerprint instead of a real finger.

  • News: Google Nexus 10 2 (2014) release date, price and specs

    Everything you need to know about the new Nexus 10 tablet from Google, including rumoured release dates, prices and specifications.

  • Test Centre: Best free apps for Chromecast

    We all know Google's Chomecast supports a handful of great apps, including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Vevo, Plex, Rdio and BT Sport, and that you can enjoy movies and music bought through Google or stored on your device or network via the streaming dongle. But what about the apps you don't know about? More than 250 apps support Chromecast streaming; here's our pick of some great free Chromecast apps for Android on which you're most likely missing out.

  • News: iPlayer downloads now on almost every Android device

    96 percent of Android users can now download content on BBC iPlayer.

  • News: Must-have apps for music festivals

    Grab your sunscreen, high-rise cutoff shorts, and favorite satchel: Coachella kicked off this week, which marks the unofficial ushering in of music festival season. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to music fests all around the country, and for some, summer just wouldn't be the same without attending one of these mega events. With beautiful weather (most of the time), camaraderie with other attendees, an interesting array of food and art, and of course killer bands, there's a lot to experience.

  • News: Amazon 3D smartphone release date, price, spec and rumours

    Here's everything you need to know about Amazon's rumoured 3D smartphone including release date, price and specs.

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    We explain the difference between then Samsung Galaxy S4 and the new Galaxy S5.

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