Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Rooting Android vs Jailbreaking iPhone: Which One is Better?

Rajesh Pandey, iPhoneHacks, 5/30/17 For advanced iPhone users, the best way to customise their handset is to jailbreak it which opens the door to a world of tweaks and hacks. While latest iOS releases are now not getting jailbreak’d as frequently as before, it still remains a popular choice among power users who cannot use […]

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Posted on May 30, 2017 at 11:25 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone

Jessica Conditt, Engadget, 5/30/17 Google is aware of the issue. Researchers from UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech have discovered a fresh class of Android attacks, called Cloak and Dagger, that can operate secretly on a phone, allowing hackers to log keystrokes, install software and otherwise control a device without alerting its owner. Cloak and […]

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Posted on May 30, 2017 at 11:15 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Mobile Technology

Android Go could help make Android O a runaway success

Chris Velazco, Engadget, 5/20/17 Android O might not seem like the most thrilling software update at first, but it just might be one of the most important. Google has been on a quest to capture and delight billions of new Android users for years with various initiatives. So far, scaling hasn’t been a problem — […]

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Posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:20 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android Device Manager has a new name: Find My Device

Richard Lawler, Engadget, 5/20/17 Part of the Google Play Protect rollout is a new name for an old feature. Since Google introduced Android Device Manager in 2013 it has updated the feature periodically, but the latest change gives it a new name — Find My Device — and a few new features. It’s now a […]

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Posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:14 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android O is supposed to make Android updates arrive faster

Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, 5/17/17 Google is once again trying to solve the problem of slow Android updates, and this time, the company says it has a solution that’ll make it “easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers” to update their phones to new versions of Android. The answer is a feature inside of Android […]

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Posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android malware spreads like wildfire: 350 new malicious apps every hour

The Next Web, 5/4/17 Better watch out what apps you opt to install on your Android device: It turns out malware-infested software for Google’s mobile operating system is multiplying at an alarming rate. Security researchers from antivirus software firm G Data have discovered that more than 750,000 new malicious apps have sprung out during the first […]

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Posted on May 4, 2017 at 9:54 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Gmail for Android can send and receive payments as attachments

Mariella Moon, Engadget, 3/15/17 The Google Wallet integration used to be exclusive to Gmail for the web. The Gmail app for Android has scored what used to be a web-only feature. It now has Google Wallet integration, so you can send and request money right within your emails. Say, you need to split the bill […]

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Posted on March 15, 2017 at 9:31 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android devices coming with preinstalled malware

Darlene Storm, ComputerWorld, 3/14/17 Android devices were infected with malware at some point after leaving the manufacturers, but before landing in the hands of companies’ employees. The phone, given to you by your company, could be targeted at some point and end up with a malware infection, but you wouldn’t expect the malware to be […]

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Posted on March 14, 2017 at 9:04 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Alcatel wants to be Android, but different – and another crack at the Windows market

Tim Anderson, The Register, 3/3/17 MWC Alcatel, a brand of Hong Kong-based TCL Communication, has announced the A5 LED at Mobile World Congress, which it claims is “the world’s first interactive LED-covered smartphone.” Before you quip “and there’s a reason for that”, have some sympathy for the plight of Android vendors struggling to differentiate their […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Mobile Technology, WinPhone

Android’s instant tethering is now officially available

Mariella Moon, Engadget, 2/13/17 But still only for Pixel and Nexus devices running Nougat. Instant tethering started making its way to some Android users in late January, allowing them to set up an automatic hotspot connection between devices. Now that the feature is officially available, more people should have access to it — but it […]

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Posted on February 13, 2017 at 9:51 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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