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Android OS

Mobile anti-virus app makers are “charlatans and scammers” says Google employee

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Chris DiBona is no fan of mobile anti-virus software, and he’s not afraid to say it. DiBona took to Google+ to decry companies who, as he believes, stoke fear and misinformation about mobile device ̶…

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Android

Ice Cream Sandwich Face Unlock feature tricked with a photo [Video]

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Ice Cream Sandwich includes a feature that allows users to unlock the phone simply by looking at their device. A front-facing camera takes a look at the person holding the phone, compares that to the registered…

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Android Apps

Adobe Flash Player 11.1 now available for download, fixes familiar “critical” vulnerabilities

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Only two days after confirming rumors that it would cease development on Adobe Flash Player for mobile devices, Adobe has released Flash Player 11 for Android devices. Like the just-released updates for Wind…

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Android

Lookout Mobile Threat Report shows how shady developers distribute Android malware

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Android malware. It’s always popping up in the news yet it never seems to really be a widespread threat. Just a few hours ago, the Internet was abuzz with reports of malware that can secretly record phone c…

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Android

[Security Alert] Android trojan that records your calls

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It seems like only yesterday that they only time I had to worry about a trojan was when I went to questionable websites on my PC. Now, I hear about new threats to my security everyday on my Android device. Security r…

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Tools

Lookout adds browser protection to fight malware and phishing scams on Android phones

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The Android virus train keeps trudging along, and several companies have released apps designed to protect users from malicious attacks. But most of those efforts are focused on blocking Android apps that co…

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Android

CyanogenMod lets users select which permissions Android apps can access [Video]

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Researchers at NC State University announced last month that they discovered a way to give Android users direct control over their data. The researchers suggested that no one should be forced to accept every p…

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Android

Android Market filters mature content but has one fatal flaw

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Among the many, many, changes to the Android Market announced in recent weeks, Android users can now personalize their Market by filtering out apps marked as mature. Turning on app ratings will then block Andr…

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Commmunication

Skype adds 3G calling and security fixes to Android app

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Skype has updated its Android app to offer two major features. The first isn’t so much a feature as it’s a change to addressa bonehead mistake made when the app was developed: Skype now encrypts you…

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Productivity

Evernote 3.0 brings the changes that such a round number implies

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A couple days ago, Chris told you about a dead-simple note taking app. But, for those of you who want a more full featured solution, Evernote has been the go-to app for quite a while, and it just got a whole lot bette…

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Android OS

Researchers find way to restrict which data Android apps access, put privacy options in user’s hand

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There’s an Android security scare happening at least once a month. Most of these are overblown, rehashed non-issues, but there are legit concerns about Android malware and privacy leaks. Researchers…

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Tools

AVG Mobilation adds virus protection to Android tablets and phones

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The Android Market has more than 150,000 apps. That means it also has thousands of possible distribution points for phone viruses and malware hidden within Android apps. While we’ve covered how some co…

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Android OS

Why Android phones are targets for Trojans (and how to protect your phone)

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Android phones are as open to viruses as Android is open to app developers and phone makers. A recent batch of malware in the Android Market suggests as much when attackers managed to obtain data of thousands of p…

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Android News

Netflix not coming to Android until 2011, and only on select devices

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Netflix has been infuriatingly absent on Android. We’ve seen the job postings tipping the company’s hand and heard the lip service of “we’re working on it,” but still haven&…

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Tools

Lookout adds remote wipe/lock, premium privacy and backup options

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Lookout, Inc., has updated its Lookout Mobile Security app to include some new premium features. Fans of the security app that monitors spyware, backups data, and locates phone position – for free R…

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