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Google

Google beefs up Android device management for Google Apps accounts

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Google has made another move to improve Android as an enterprise operating system, and increased the appeal of Google Apps as well. Enterprise professionals now have more administrative controls thanks to t…

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Tools

Seenearly monitors what your spouse, kids, or employees do on their phones

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There was a time when jealous girlfriends checked their boyfriend’s beeper to search for clues of a cheating spouse. Today, people can track their loved ones online. Seenearly is an app that can be insta…

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Android App Reviews

Lookout tracks lost phones, backs-up data, and monitors suspicious apps [App Reviews]

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On the way home from a trip to San Francisco, I dropped my phone in the airport and someone ran off with it before I realized. I couldn’t find the phone in the terminal, but I’d probably be calling people from it righ…

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Android OS

Researchers claim Android apps are sending private data to advertisers

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Android already requires that applications display a list of permissions it plans to access. But researchers from Duke University and Penn State say that there are apps sending personal data to “onlin…

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Android

Adobe issues warning for “critical” security flaw in Flash for Android

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Android has been greatly enhanced by Flash, but the old devil that affects Flash on the desktop – security vulnerabilities that open it up to attacks – has made its way to Android. Adobe has issued a…

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Android

Droid OTA makes Exchange more secure but more annoying for some users

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Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance want to attract more enterprise users, so making Microsoft Exchange support is paramount to that goal. The latest effort to secure Exchange has also made i…

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HTC

HTC Peep/Friendstream down because of Oauth?

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We’ve gotten word from a few people unable to log-in to HTC Peep and Friendstream. Then a quick scan of Twitter shows a few others wondering what the heck is going along, and I think I know the source of the problem &…

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Android

Google responds to Android Market app protection cracks

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It was discovered yesterday that an Android developer has discovered a relatively simple workaround that allows him to break the Android Market License Verification Library. All it takes is some hacking kno…

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Android

Has Google’s anti-piracy Android system already been cracked?

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The Android Market License Verification system was introduced as new tool Google would offer to make it tougher on people trying to pirate applications. I was happy to see it but hesitant to say it would stop app…

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Android

Android’s gesture unlock screen is suceptible to “smudge attacks”

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Ever since my 10-year-old cousin was able to get onto my G1 without my permission, I’ve known that the Android gesture unlock screen wasn’t as secure as most would like. The little runt was able to g…

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Tools

Smart Lock controls what kids or friends get to open on your Android phone

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Android may be open source, but that doesn’t mean you have to apply those same principles to your kids. Parents who want to take a more locked-down approach to shield their kids from unsuitable activity o…

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Android News

Accused malicious Android app developer says the story is “bull****”

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Security companies often issue headline-grabbing reports about the threat of malicious activity. Those headlines sometimes don’t have much of a story to go with them, and people get caught in the cros…

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Android News

McAfee swallows up WaveSecure developers

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McAfee, Inc., known for desktop security software for home and enterprise users, has acquired tenCube, the company behind the development of popular Android app WaveSecure. WaveSecure has previously been…

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Beginner's Guide to Android

Android PSA: Read security permissions before installing an Android app

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Hey there, Android fans. You may wake-up this morning to discover that there’s an allegedly rogue application in the Android Market that is stealing people’s data when installed. According to a…

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Android Apps

Google uses remote kill switch to uninstall Android apps

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Google has announced that the company has used its little-known remote kill function that allows it to uninstall apps from Android devices. On the Google developer blog, Rich Cannings explained that Google h…

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