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These sketchy Android apps were so obviously malicious

July 29th, 2020

For the umpteenth time so far in 2020, a new batch of sketchy Android apps has been identified, with the apps seemingly having no legitimate purpose beyond bombarding users with ads. This new batch of 29 Android apps was downloaded at least 3.5 million times. Most of the apps in question included the word “blur” …

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The most-downloaded Android apps of all time are exactly what you’d expect

March 6th, 2017

Google has released some data on the most-downloaded things from its app and content store, in celebration of the Play Store’s fifth birthday. Although I’d like to say that it’s an interesting peek behind the curtain, the truth is the most-downloaded apps are 100% what you’d expect.   The most-downloaded movie, on the other hand, …

Google Play Malware Android Apps

Legit Google Play apps found to be covertly mining digital currency

March 27th, 2014

In addition to Android apps sideloaded from unsecure third parties, which can contain malicious code that can turn devices into slow cryptocurrency miners, antivirus provider Trend Micro has discovered two legitimate Google Play apps that have between them over one million downloads. The firm also found that the apps can turn Android smartphones and tablets …

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Amazon is offering huge deals on Android apps

March 21st, 2014

In celebration of the Amazon Appstore’s third birthday, the giant retailer is offering users huge deal son apps, giving away $50 worth of Android apps for free for two days only, AndroidGuys reports. The 16 apps, which regularly retail for anywhere from $0.99 to $12.99, will be available free of charge to users starting Friday, March 21st …

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Spy on the NSA as it spies on you with this new Android app

March 13th, 2014

In the wake of the numerous Edward Snowden revelations about the extensive NSA digital spying operations, handset makers and app developers have come up with new devices and/or applications to help put a stop to all the spying. One such new app that aims to better inform users about the data their smartphone sends while …

Dolphin Zero Private Web Browsing

How one mobile browser is trying to save online privacy

December 19th, 2013

Dolphin on Wednesday announced a new browser application for Android, which aims to protect the user’s privacy while browsing the web, essentially becoming a “Snapchat of browsing.” Called Dolphin Zero, this first ephemeral mobile browser will automatically delete personal data on the mobile device when exiting the application, including browsing history, cache, passwords, cookies and anything …

Flashlight App Sharing Data

FTC finds popular flashlight app for Android illegally sharing data with advertisers

December 6th, 2013

A popular flashlight Android app with an installed base of between 50 million and 100 million users has also been collecting personal data including location and device ID and sharing it with advertisers even for users who had opted out, the Federal Trade Commission found. GoldenShores Technologies, LLC, the developer behind the “Brightest Flashlight Free” …

Cydia-style app store for Android coming soon

January 23rd, 2012

Google’s open approach with the Android platform means developers can build applications that make use of parts of the operating system that iOS developers can’t even consider if they hope to get their apps approved for distribution through Apple’s App Store. Even still, however, there are a number of Android developers with apps that have …

Android apps coming to Windows 8 with BlueStacks App Player

January 10th, 2012

BlueStacks announced at the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday that the company’s Android App Player is coming to the Windows 8 platform. Last year, BlueStacks released the Apps-on-PC program that made thousands of Android apps accessible on Windows-based PCs, and now the company is looking to bring the same program to mobile devices. “The Metro UI is …