Android apps can track your whereabouts and traffic patterns: Study

By on August 10, 2016 at 6:00 AM.

Android apps can track your whereabouts and traffic patterns: Study

Android apps can be manipulated to access built-in sensors in smartphones and track your whereabouts and traffic patterns, without your knowledge or consent, a new study has warned. Researchers from Northeastern University in the US built an Android app and tested it. Their system uses an algorithm that inserts data from the phone's built-in sensors into graphs of the world's roads. The researchers applied the algorithm to various simulated and real road trips. For each trip, the system then generated the five most likely paths taken. The results showed that there was 50 percent chance that the actual path taken was one of the five.

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QuadRooter vulnerability puts nearly 1 billion Qualcomm-powered Android smartphones at risk: Report

By on August 8, 2016 at 3:55 PM.

QuadRooter vulnerability puts nearly 1 billion Qualcomm-powered Android smartphones at risk: Report

The open-source nature of Android OS has made it prone to vulnerabilities and security issues. Over the past year, Android OS has been affected by some nasty vulnerabilities such as stagefright, CVE-2015-3842 and Google’s full-disk encryption flaw, putting Android users at risk. Now, a newly discovered security flaw called ‘QuadRooter’ once again puts nearly 1 billion Android smartphones at risk. It is a set of four vulnerabilities affecting smartphones powered by Qualcomm chipsets. More →
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Marshmallow now running on 15.2 percent of Android devices, Lollipop still dominates with 35.5 percent

By on August 3, 2016 at 5:40 PM.

Marshmallow now running on 15.2 percent of Android devices, Lollipop still dominates with 35.5 percent

Google has released its Android distribution data for the month of July and it shows that Android Marshmallow is still in the ‘slow and steady’ race. Two-year old Lollipop still leads the table with 35.5 percent. According to Google, Android Kitkat is running on 29.2 percent of Android devices whereas Marshmallow is on 15.2 percent. The ancient versions of Android like Froyo and Gingerbread are still surviving with presence on 0.1 percent and 1.7 percent Android devices respectively. More →
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Google launches tips and tricks website for Android users

By on July 28, 2016 at 2:25 PM.

Google launches tips and tricks website for Android users

Google’s got your back! To make your Android experience better, Google has launched a website feature easy to implement tips and tricks for Android users. The website looks inspired from its own Google Tips website, which provides tips and tricks for users on all platforms using any Google app. More →
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Prisma for Android now available for download on Google Play store

By on July 25, 2016 at 11:56 AM.

Prisma for Android now available for download on Google Play store

Popular photo editing app Prisma that turns all your photos into work of art is now available for Android users. You can now download the Prisma app from Google Play store, but be wary of the fake apps with the same name. Do note that there are several fake Prisma apps on Google Play store as well. More →
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Baidu’s Android marketplace launches new feature to personalize app collection

By on July 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM.

Baidu’s Android marketplace launches new feature to personalize app collection

Baidu’s Android marketplace, MoboMarket, launched a new feature called ‘User Stores’ on Monday. The new features allows users to curate personalised app collections and recommend these apps by sharing them with their friends. More →
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MobiKwik launches a new app for Android

By on July 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

MobiKwik launches a new app for Android

MobiKwik has today announced a new app for Android the most popular mobile operating platform in India. This launch makes MobiKwik the lightest mobile wallet app available in India with over 32 million users and a network of 100000 merchants. MobiKwik is packed with features such as bus booking, recharge, utility bills payments etc. The application also allows users to access ongoing offers and locate nearby stores for offline payments with a tap. More →
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Yahoo Mail for iOS and Android updated with new features

By on July 7, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Yahoo Mail for iOS and Android updated with new features

Yahoo Mail on Thursday introduced several new updates for iOS and Android operating platforms that are focused on allowing users to add personal touch to their inbox. Yahoo now allows iOS users to take back an email right after it’s been sent. After you press send, an option to “undo” will appear at the bottom of your inbox feed for three seconds. Just click that and you’ll stop the email from sending. More →
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HummingBad malware affects millions of Android devices; here’s how to detect and remove it

By on July 6, 2016 at 3:45 PM.

HummingBad malware affects millions of Android devices; here’s how to detect and remove it

A very deadly smartphone malware by the name of ‘HummingBad’ has been recently discovered, and it is believed to have already infected over 10 million Android devices. The malware has increasingly affected Android devices particularly in Asia, with 1.35 million devices reportedly affected in India. A detailed report by cyber security software maker Check Point explains the origins of the malware and how it affects a device. It has also helped out with solutions on how to remove the malware from the infected device. More →
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Google’s full-disk encryption flaw could put millions of Android users at risk

By on July 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Google’s full-disk encryption flaw could put millions of Android users at risk

Google’s Android OS has always been prone to security and vulnerability issues. Last year, we came across two nasty vulnerabilities - Android stagefright that allowed to remotely brick devices with a single SMS, and a CVE-2015-3842 that allowed hackers to run a code with whatever permission that want. Now, the security of your Android smartphone is at risk once again, especially those running on Qualcomm chipsets. More →
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