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Apps & OS, Mobile, Privacy, Security

4 billion Android users who downloaded apps flagged by Microsoft need to take some actions to stay safe

May 3, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Microsoft has identified some popular apps downloaded by over 4 billion Android users that can put users at risk. In a blog post published by the company, it has revealed that it discovered a vulnerability pattern in multiple Android applications […]


Cybersecurity, Mobile, Security, Smartphones

Malicious Apps Caught Secretly Turning Android Phones into Proxies for Cybercriminals

April 1, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Several malicious Android apps that turn mobile devices running the operating system into residential proxies (RESIPs) for other threat actors have been observed on the Google Play Store. The findings come from HUMAN’s Satori Threat Intelligence team, which said the […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Samsung finally implements seamless updates feature on its smartphones, starting with the Galaxy A55

March 22, 2024

Via: GSMArena.com

The seamless updates Android feature introduced by Google way back in 2016 was adopted by most Android OEMs except Samsung. Samsung said it was working on implementing seamless updates on its Android smartphones, and after eight years, the Korean brand […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Epic is bringing its Games Store to iOS and Android platforms

March 21, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

One of the biggest digital distribution online stores, Epic Games Store, is coming soon to iOS and Android platforms. The announcement was posted earlier today on Twitter in the form of a teaser, but no additional details were provided by […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Microsoft Edge on Android could soon get extensions to tempt you away from Chrome

February 1, 2024

Via: Techradar

Will browser extension support be enough to tempt Android users away from Google Chrome to the welcoming arms of Microsoft Edge? We might soon find out, as it looks like Edge is now prepping extension support for its mobile app. […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Android users will receive notifications prompting them to upgrade their apps

January 31, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

If you’re the type who wants their Android apps updated right away, you can open the Play Store, tap the profile icon at the upper right of the screen, and press on Manage apps & device. Under the heading Updates […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

HarmonyOS Next gets closer to prime time, video shows off the new UI design language

January 18, 2024

Via: GSMArena.com

HarmonyOS Next is getting closer to release – Huawei just posted an introduction video that highlights some of the changes to the UI design language. It’s trying to break away from the drab flat design and add back dimensionality with […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

WhatsApp working to bring audio sharing over video calls feature to Android users too

December 20, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

WhatsApp is always working to add new features to its app, so it’s no surprise that beta users are already seeing some options that are not yet available to anyone else. The new feature that’s available for WhatsApp beta users […]


Computing, Hardware

New 5G Modems Flaws Affect iOS Devices and Android Models from Major Brands

December 8, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

A collection of security flaws in the firmware implementation of 5G mobile network modems from major chipset vendors such as MediaTek and Qualcomm impact USB and IoT modems as well as hundreds of smartphone models running Android and iOS. Of […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Where is the Mobile Market Heading?

November 17, 2023

Via: Big Data Analytics News

Smartphones are essential parts of our lives now. All of use them to stay connected with family and friends, to learn, work, and play. The technology has seen a rapid change in the last couple of decades. From the green […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Under oath, employee reveals that Google spends billions so Android can compete with iOS

November 10, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

One of the subjects that the U.S. v. Google antitrust trial has focused on is the billions of dollars in search revenue sharing that Google pays out to various Android phone manufacturers and wireless carriers. All of that money is […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

A weird storage bug in Android 14 is locking users out of their phones

October 30, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Android 14 has been plagued by a storage bug associated with its “multiple profiles” feature. While users can open multiple profiles on a single smartphone or tablet, they face the risk of losing both data and access to their device. […]


Gadgets, Mobile

Microsoft CEO says his “most difficult decision” was exiting the mobile market

October 25, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Nadella said that in retrospect, he believes Microsoft could have made things work by perhaps reinventing the relationship between PCs, tablets, and phones. Nadella isn’t the only Microsoft bigwig to fumble the mobile opportunity. Back in 2019, Microsoft co-founder Bill […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Android users may soon get a two-page document view layout in Google Drive

October 13, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

Google Drive is getting a new two-page layout on large screens, such as foldable phones and tablets. This is a significant improvement over the current layout, which merely stretches out the same portrait UI to fit landscape screens. This new […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Lenovo starts selling Android-ready all-in-one PCs

October 10, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Lenovo has entered into a reseller agreement with Esper, an “industry-leading” Android corporation, to offer all-in-one PCs compatible with Google’s ubiquitous mobile operating system. The Chinese PC giant can now offer a portfolio of devices under the ThinkCentre brand, providing […]


Gadgets, Mobile

Researchers find backdoor in thousands of generic Android set-top boxes

October 9, 2023

Via: TechSpot

In January, security researcher Daniel Milisic found that a cheap, unbranded streaming box, only designated T95, was infected with unremovable malware seemingly straight from the factory. Several other researchers confirmed that the Android-based system was infected with a backdoor installed […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Third-party Apple stores warn Android USB-C cable will damage iPhone 15 – should you be worried?

September 26, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

The whole point of the European law that forced Apple to ditch the proprietary Lightning port for a USB Type-C connector is to enable people to use the same cable for a wide variety of devices. But a report by […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Google sets its Pixel 8 announcement event for Oct. 4

August 30, 2023

Via: Mashable

Google Pixel fans, mark your calendars and start setting aside cash now. On Wednesday, Google sent out invites to the media for its next Made By Google event, which is set for 10 a.m. ET on Oct. 4 in New […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Android 14 adds a very useful accessibilty feature topping Apple’s implementation of it

August 28, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

For those who have trouble seeing or hearing when they have a notification on their iPhone or iPad, Apple has allowed users to be alerted when they have received such a message by having the LED flash on the back […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Samsung may be the stateside king of Android, but Apple still has 61% of the US market in the bag

August 16, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

It took a long time for Apple to climb to the top and now we may be in for the most impossible “King of the Hill” game of all time! Once upon a time, Samsung was the undisputed leader in […]