Google Voice gets a new look for its first major update in years

Chris Welch, The Verge, 1/26/17 Google just announced the new and improved Google Voice that the company teased a few weeks ago. Today you’ll find updated versions of Voice available for Android, iOS, and on the web. The service has been given a much-needed visual refresh, bringing it in line with Google’s other apps. According […]

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Posted on January 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google pushes ahead with RCS messaging app to run on Android phones

Matt Hamblen, ComputerWorld, 3/18/16 Messaging services on Android devices get dinged by users for being too complex and fragmented, at least when compared to the universal app approach with Apple iMessage on iOS devices. Google recognizes that it needs to make improvements to messaging on Android devices. To that end, the company bought Jibe Mobile, […]

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Posted on March 18, 2016 at 8:49 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android malware that can erase devices remotely being used in attacks

Ben Woods, TheNextWeb, 2/18/16 There’s a piece of Android malware currently being used to launch attacks on handsets that, if successful, can result in the full wipe of a device. According to Heimdal Security, a message being sent to random phone numbers around the world will give attackers complete control of a device if you […]

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Posted on February 18, 2016 at 9:26 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android flaw lets hackers break in with a text message

Relaxnews, 7/29/15 Cyber security firm Zimperium on Monday warned of a flaw in the world’s most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. “Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted media file delivered via MMS (text message),” Zimperium Mobile […]

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Posted on July 29, 2015 at 8:38 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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First case of Android Trojan spreading via mobile botnets discovered

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Linux and Open Source, 9/9/13 Kaspersky Lab is reporting that “For the first time malware is being distributed using botnets that were created using completely different mobile malware.” Isn’t that special? While annoying, it was only a matter of time. The botnet pairing of Obad.a and Opfake.a and suitably unwary users can […]

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Posted on September 9, 2013 at 7:42 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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x-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users

Rip Empson, TechCrunch, 6/19/2012 During their lengthy careers at Google in both senior technical and product management roles, Maneesh Arora and Amit Sangani were able to geek out on products like AdSense, AdWords, and the now-defunct Google Health. Arora tells us that, while his time at Google was defined by smart people and ambitious ideas […]

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Posted on June 19, 2012 at 10:13 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile launches VoIP services for iPhone

Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service, 1/10/2012 T-Mobile is offering a calling service for iPhone and iPad users, even though it doesn’t sell those devices. The operator is expanding its free voice-over-IP service, called Bobsled, to iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. Users with the app can make calls to mobile or landline phones in the U.S., […]

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Posted on January 10, 2012 at 8:37 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T unveils a new API platform for HTML5 apps

Nancy Gohring, IDG News Servic, 1/9/2012 The operator also said it plans to launch an online store for HTML5 apps this year AT&T is hoping to encourage developers to use HTML5 with the release of a new API platform. “It’s essentially a rich set of APIs and tools aimed at furthering the HTML5 appeal as […]

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Posted on January 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wave of Trojans breaks over Android

John Leyden, The Register, 6/1/2011 Fake security updates and other Windows malware-style trickery Fraudsters have cranked up production of malware targeting Android device with with a rash of Trojans, many of which apply tricks long used against Windows PCs. F-Secure reports that a rogue developer has modified a harmless app that displays pictures of bikini-clad […]

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Posted on June 1, 2011 at 8:37 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Femtocells, Wi-Fi to play growing role in mobile networks

Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service, 2/16/2011 While some operators are still choosing one or the other, many experts say femtocells and Wi-Fi will both be used Some people may yet debate the value of femtocells, but the tide has turned: in 2010, the number of femtocells around the world exceeded the number of macrocells, according […]

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Posted on February 16, 2011 at 10:18 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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