Android Malware-infected Gmail Account

This tool tells you if your Gmail account was infected with malware

November 30th at 3:29 PM

This tool tells you if your Gmail account was infected with malware

Cybersecurity Check Point discovered a new piece of Android malware called Gooligan that’s able to steal email addresses. More than 1 million Google accounts connected to older Android versions are at risk, but there’s a tool you can use to see if you’re one of them. More →

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Android microSD Cards A1

Buying microSD cards for your phone just got a lot easier

November 23rd at 12:47 PM

Buying microSD cards for your phone just got a lot easier

Most Android devices out there come with one critical feature that’s not available on iPhone: support for expandable memory. There are some exceptions, including all of Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices — oh, and that time Samsung decided it wanted to try to ditch the microSD card.

But not all microSD cards are created equal. Some offer more storage than others, but that’s not the only differentiating factor. Some are crazy fast, while some are slower than you’d want them to be. Thankfully, going forward you won’t ever have to worry about buying the wrong microSD card for your smartphone or tablet. More →

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How to catch Ditto Pokemon Go

You can now catch Ditto in Pokemon Go

November 22nd at 7:13 PM

You can now catch Ditto in Pokemon Go

On Tuesday night, days after the rollout of the latest update for Pokemon Go, dozens of players from The Silph Road subreddit began reporting that they had caught Ditto. According to various reports, Ditto appears as a standard Pokemon, like Pidgey or Rattata, then transforms into Ditto after being caught.

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Ragentek Android Backdoor Malware

Millions of brand-new Android phones come with a massive built-in security flaw

November 21st at 8:00 PM

Millions of brand-new Android phones come with a massive built-in security flaw

Android malware isn’t a thing, the savviest Android users will tell you. And they are partly right. They and users like them will probably never have to deal with Android malware. But then there are reports like this one, which claims that a powerful backdoor program was discovered preinstalled on 3 million Android devices. More →

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Delete Facebook Android App

How to increase your Android phone’s battery life by 20% in 20 seconds

November 21st at 2:46 PM

How to increase your Android phone’s battery life by 20% in 20 seconds

Facebook’s Android app spells trouble for the battery life and performance of your mobile devices, as several reports revealed a while ago. But wait, didn’t Facebook fix those problems? It turns out that Facebook remains a huge battery hog on Android, and you could get 20% more battery life on your smartphone if you uninstall it right now. More →

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iPhone Vs Android Reliability

New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android devices

November 17th at 11:45 AM

New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android devices

While it’s generally assumed that the iPhone is far more stable of a device than your average Android smartphone, new data compiled by the Blancco Technology Group suggests otherwise. In a new research report covering mobile device performance for the third quarter of 2016, the data security company relays that 62% of iOS devices experienced a failure of some sort over the last three months compared to just 47% of Android devices.

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Android Spyware

Some Android phones have been covertly sending sensitive user data to China

November 15th at 5:08 PM

Some Android phones have been covertly sending sensitive user data to China

Researchers at Kryptowire recently discovered that some some disposable and prepaid Android phones house software that transmits sensitive user data, like text messages back to China. What makes this particular discovery unique is that the offending software isn’t a piece of third-party malware but rather ships with the phone itself. In addition to text message data, researchers found that the software also transmits user location data, contact lists, call logs and more.

As it stands now, it remains unclear how many existing phones are affected by what effectively amounts to spyware masquerading as firmware. The code itself was created by a Chinese company called Shanghai Adups Technology Company whose software is said to run on more than “700 million phones, cars and other smart devices” according to a report from The New York Times.

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OnePlus 4 Rumors Specs

Leaks suggest next year’s OnePlus 4 will be the Android phone to beat

November 14th at 3:04 PM

Leaks suggest next year’s OnePlus 4 will be the Android phone to beat

OnePlus will unveil a new phone on Tuesday, the OnePlus 3T that’s supposed to be a mild upgrade of the OnePlus 3. But the company is also working on next year’s flagship, which is probably the OnePlus phone to buy if you’re willing to wait a few months.  More →

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New Emoji Unicode 10

51 brand new emoji may hit your iPhone next year

November 11th at 7:30 AM

51 brand new emoji may hit your iPhone next year

We all love emoji, don’t we? Well, ok, maybe not all of us love them, but they sure come in handy. And there’s no stopping the Unicode Consortium, which keeps churning out more or them on a regular basis. Case in point: the organization proposed 51 brand new emoji for acceptance in Unicode 10.

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WhatsApp GIF iPhone Update

WhatsApp finally lets iPhone users share GIFs

November 8th at 7:10 PM

WhatsApp finally lets iPhone users share GIFs

Sharing GIFs, short videos, and Live Photos is now possible in WhatsApp, as long as you have an iPhone. The functionality is built in other popular instant messaging apps, including Facebook’s Messenger, its other valuable chat platform. Apple’s iMessage also does GIFs. But it’s only now that WhatsApp is beginning to see the light. More →

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Pokemon Go Nearby Feature Update

Pokemon Go finally expands the Nearby tracking feature, rolls out new game update

November 7th at 6:50 AM

Pokemon Go finally expands the Nearby tracking feature, rolls out new game update

Pokemon Go came with a handy Pokemon tracking feature when it launched this summer. But Niantic soon removed the Nearby tracker, prompting a massive wave of backlash from the community. The company did promise that the Nearby functionality would be fixed and returned to players, and it looks like Niantic is getting closer to that goal. More →

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