Archive for the ‘Mobile Technology’ Category

New Android malware that spreads via text can steal victims’ credit card details from other apps

Rob Price, BusinessInsider, 8/18/17 It’s wise not to enter your credit card details into shady-looking apps and websites if you don’t want your details stolen. But sometimes, not even the apps you know and trust are safe. A piece of malware detailed in a blog post from security firm Kaspersky is able to quietly steal victims’ […]

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Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android phones could follow Apple’s lead with new 3D facial recognition

Brett Williams, Mashable, 8/18/17 Android phones sometimes follow Apple’s lead when it comes to key functionality features, and the next generation of smartphones could be no different. Future Android devices are expected to mimic one of the upcoming iPhone 8‘s most anticipated new features: 3D facial scanning. Qualcomm’s next generation of Snapdragon chips, which will be announced […]

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Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:42 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Why HTML5 is killing Flash: it’s the devices, people!

Ruadhán O’Donoghue, MobiForge, 8/18/17 It’s 7 years now since Steve Jobs famously declared war on Flash in an open letter entitled “Thoughts on Flash“. With his knack for prescience, only now is it really looking like it’s lights out for Flash. In response, during the Android Keynote at Google IO 2010, Vic Gundotra cheekily declared that “it […]

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Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:36 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android apps can find nearby devices even when they’re offline

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 8/2/17 Nearby Connections doesn’t need an internet connection to start talking. If you’ve ever wished that your smartphone’s apps would automatically do your bidding the moment you neared a device, you’re in luck. After previewing it at I/O in May, Google has made the second generation of its Nearby Connections toolkit available to Android developers. The […]

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Posted on August 2, 2017 at 5:51 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Windows 10 preview connects your Android phone to your PC

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 8/2817 Pick up your web browsing where you left off. Microsoft is acting on its promise to make PCs and phones live in harmony. It just posted a Windows 10 Insider Preview (on the Fast ring) that introduces the first batch of features integrating Windows with your mobile devices. If you have an Android phone, […]

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Posted on August 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google is finally making it easier to create GIFs on Android

BRETT WILLIAMS, Mashable, 7/21/17 Google’s Motion Stills app brought some much-needed focus and balance to the iPhone’s Live Photos when it launched last year. Thus far, however, it has only brought its steady video stabilizing goodness to iOS users. That’s no longer the case. Google Research is finally rolling out Motion Stills for Android, giving everyone outside of […]

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Posted on July 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mozilla’s new Firefox features improve browsing on iOS and Android

David Lumb, Engadget, 7/21/17 The mobile apps get a few upgrades apiece. Firefox is adding a few quality-of-life features to its mobile browsers. To celebrate hitting one million downloads in the month since it launched, the minimalistic, privacy-intensive Firefox Focus for Android now lets users download files, supports full-screen video and enables opening the browser right from notifications. […]

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Posted on July 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google brings its fancy Motion Stills GIF-making app to Android

Jessica Conditt, Engadget, 7/20/17 It’s been an iOS exclusive for the past year. Motion Stills has existed in a strange space for the past year. It’s a Google-made app but it’s been available only on iOS, piggybacking off Apple’s Live Photos function to create dramatic, stabilized GIFs and short videos. Android owners, Google’s main user base, […]

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Posted on July 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Apple is making Samsung rich

Kif Leswing, Business Insider, 7/7/17 Samsung Electronics on Friday forecasted record profit and sharply increased revenue in an earnings-guidance release.  Samsung expects its operating profit to increase by 72%, to $12.1 billion, and revenue to rise by 18%, to about $52 billion.  Those are strong results — and it looks like they’re coming from Samsung’s […]

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Posted on July 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Touch-friendly controls are coming to Chrome OS

Saqib Shah, Engadget, 7/7/17 Don’t be surprised if this ends up in the next version of Chrome’s stable build. Google’s lightweight Chrome OS was never intended for touch, but that didn’t stop the likes of Samsung and Acer creating touch-enabled Chromebooks. It probably helped that the OS was set to receive access to millions of […]

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Posted on July 7, 2017 at 5:55 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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