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Android Hacks

Scary Qualcomm vulnerability might have let hackers spy on Android users

May 7th, 2021

Check Point Research (CPR) security researchers have discovered a significant security vulnerability in a Qualcomm chip found inside hundreds of millions of Android handsets. The mobile station modem (MSM) chip is present in nearly 40% of all the world’s phones, CPR explained. Hackers aware of the vulnerability could have abused it to “inject malicious and …

Android vs iPhone

Apple forced Google to copy a great iPhone privacy feature

May 7th, 2021

When the mandatory app privacy labels started rolling on in the App Store a few months ago, Facebook launched a massive anti-Apple campaign, accusing the iPhone maker that the new App Store policies threaten the open web and the livelihood of small businesses. Many pointed out Facebook’s hypocrisy in its criticisms. The app privacy labels …

Google Entertainment Space

Google just announced a rare exciting update for Android tablets

May 5th, 2021

The 2021 iPad Pro delivered a huge blow to Android tablet makers. The iPad Pro hardly had any competition in the market, and the M1-powered iPad Pro puts even more distance between Apple and the flagship Android tablets. The M1 processor offers performance well beyond what’s available from the best Android tablets out there, and …

iMessage for Android

Internal emails reveal the exact reason Apple won’t bring iMessage to Android

April 28th, 2021

When Apple launched iMessage on iPhone a few years ago, it set a new standard for instant messaging experiences on smartphones, effectively killing SMS texting in the process. iMessage replaced traditional texts with richer messages when chats occurred via an internet connection (blue bubbles), reverting to conventional SMS (green bubbles) when an internet connection wasn’t …

Android malware

Don’t fall for this trick that unleashes nasty new Android malware

April 27th, 2021

Enough people in the UK have been receiving text messages supposedly about a “missed package delivery” — which prompts the person to install a tracking app that actually contains Android malware — that the UK’s National Cyber Security Center decided to issue some formal guidance so that you hopefully won’t be fooled if this happens …

Samsung iTest

Samsung thinks its new app will make you want to ditch your iPhone

April 9th, 2021

Switching from one smartphone platform to another is not a decision that anyone takes lightly, which explains why the top vendors go to such lengths to convince consumers to at least consider making a change. The latest attempt from Samsung is admittedly one of the more clever stabs we’ve ever seen, as the Galaxy maker …

Android malware

This Android app spreads malware, so delete it right now if you have it

April 7th, 2021

If you were trying to design Android malware in such a way that the appearance ensured it mimicked one of the most popular smartphone apps in existence in order to ensnare the biggest number of people possible, you could probably do worse than borrowing the branding of the Netflix app. That’s what the makers of …