Android users may have been inadvertently exposed to a major data breach that could have tracked and transmitted a vast amount of information and data from Android devices to hubs and users in China. Some of this data includes call histories and text messages, and various other data that most users would prefer be kept private.
There is a new threat to Android users that has many customers racing to their closest IT security firm. The malware, from the DressCode family, makes a subtle entrance through Android apps and then branches off to attack your most sensitive files. Here is more information on the vicious DressCode malware and how you can safeguard your computer from infiltration.
Smartphone development is a tough market to break into. Microsoft tried with its Windows Phone, but that was a fruitless venture. This year, Google plans to have a go in the same market with the Google Pixel, a smartphone that looks every bit as promising as the latest iteration of the iPhone.
Sci-fi movies have predicted a lot of modern technology, the touchscreens of Minority Report, the virtual reality headsets of Back to the Future, you name it. But for some reason, no matter how far into the future we go, everyone still has cash. There’s something visceral about Harrison Ford pulling out his wallet and showing his badge in Bladerunner, despite virtually every surface around him being a digital display.
Although Apple gets all the attention, Android tablets have plenty of loyal fans to keep the gossip mill running. The most recent of these suggests that Google may be bringing back one of its most revered devices: the Nexus tablet. With a rumor that Google and Huawei will be collaborating to make this happen, we couldn’t be more excited.
What gets you out of bed each day? Is it the smell of freshly-brewed coffee or the sounds of bacon sizzling on the pan? Now apply this toward smartphones: What gets you really worked up? Could it be the new, sleek design or its upgraded selfie camera? Regardless of the reason, we are all drawn to novelty like moths to a flame.
Despite great efforts to prevent broken hearts and to enhance mobile security, there’ll always be the one that gets away. It’s not uncommon for us to overlook things small in size; we rationalize this by assuring ourselves that no substantial harm can come from things so tiny.
As subversive as smartphones may be, we’ll likely never be able to completely get away from desktop computing. And when you’re stuck hammering away on the keyboard, how do you mitigate the stream of texts and notifications coming in on your phone? In a win for PC computing, you can now receive and respond to the majority of your Android notifications from any Windows 10 PC. We’ve explained how this works and how to achieve it in more detail here.
“Insufficient storage available”, we all dread to see this message popping up right before taking a picture or installing a new app. Limited storage on Android device is frustrating to say the least. But it doesn’t have to be if you know how to manage storage space wisely.
There was once a time when a broken laptop meant your life was flipped upside down. That’s not the case anymore as long as you have an Android device with you. Everyone knows that you can check emails, edit documents stored in the cloud, and make video calls as well.