Tagged with: Android

Study: Millions of Android Phones are (Again) Vulnerable to Data Theft

Study: Millions of Android Phones are (Again) Vulnerable to Data Theft

Bluebox Security, the same outfit that last year identified a worrisome (but thankfully patched) flaw in the Android app-packaging system, has done it again. On Tuesday, the company said it had found a new Android vulnerability that potentially allows the stealthy theft of information from millions of devices. Those with ...

Calendar App ‘UpTo’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Personal Assistant

Calendar App ‘UpTo’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Personal Assistant

If you've been searching for a new way to look at your calendar, look no further than UpTo. UpTo, which launched on iOS in March and is now available on Android, adds an entirely new dimension to your upcoming schedule. UpTo offers a top-level view of your calendar and can expand to show upcoming events based on a whole ...

Reports: There Have Been No Talks of Google Acquiring Spotify

Reports: There Have Been No Talks of Google Acquiring Spotify

Based partly on a previous filing by Google about an unnamed foreign company it tried and failed to buy for $4 billion to $5 billion and a line I had in a story that noted that a top exec at the search giant had expressed interest in buying Spotify — the Journal is reporting that Google tried to buy the music service, but ...

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, plot, themes, comprehension and critical ...

Android’s ‘Factory Reset’ Doesn’t Fully Wipe Your Data

Android’s ‘Factory Reset’ Doesn’t Fully Wipe Your Data

Was that naked selfie you took really deleted before you sold your phone on eBay? A new study from security software vendor Avast calls into question the effectiveness of Android's factory reset option, which many people have relied upon to delete personal data from their old smartphones before reselling or making a ...

Rumor: Windows Phone May One Day Support Android Apps

Rumor: Windows Phone May One Day Support Android Apps

As Microsoft continues to evolve Windows Phone in hopes of greater market share, its latest trick could be to support Android apps on its handsets. That’s the latest rumor, according to Eldar Murtzin, a long-time industry insider who has a few correct predictions to his name. Murtzin tweeted the information on Tuesday ...

Your Android Device May Leak Your Wi-Fi Connection History

Your Android Device May Leak Your Wi-Fi Connection History

If you're using an Android phone that's less than three years old, it could be broadcasting the names of every Wi-Fi network you've connected to. A new investigation from the Electronic Frontier Foundation traced the behavior to a feature called Preferred Network Offload (PNO) introduced with the Honeycomb OS. As part of ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 2, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 2, 2014

Google recently showed off the future of Android at its I/O conference. The most exciting thing on display might have been a $20 piece of cardboard. Google’s Cardboard project is the company’s take on Virtual Reality – an area of tech that saw Facebook spend $2 billion to acquire VR device maker Oculus. So how does ...

Here’s What Google Didn’t Talk About at I/O

Here’s What Google Didn’t Talk About at I/O

The keynote at Google's big developer conference is over, and in its three hours(!) we found out about AndroidTV, Android Auto, and the next big release of Android for you phone. But there was also a ton of rumored stuff that Google didn't announce. Here's what was missing, and our best guesses at why. Coming into I/O, some ...

Google Play for Education is Now Available on Chromebooks

Google Play for Education is Now Available on Chromebooks

Last November, Google launched Google Play for Education, a portal for teachers and schools to more easily buy Android apps, books and educational YouTube video, and distribute them to their students. At the time, the program was solely focused on tablets, but starting Thursday, the team also launched support for ...