Android’s apps can be mimicked by hackers
Jul30

Android’s apps can be mimicked by hackers

Android is hardly known as the most secure of mobile platforms, no matter how much Google tries to say it is. Five million infected Android devices sort of tells us that, but just in case we needed more proof a new security flaw in the OS has been found, and this one could have some fairly wide implications. Security firm BlueBox Security has found a very big flaw in the way Android approves apps and the result is a bug that means...

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Reading Rainbow is Back on Your Android Device

For those of you who remember Reading Rainbow, I am guessing you have great memories of the show and my guess is that feeling helped the company reach its Kickstarter goal to help fund a new app for Android devices.  While Reading Rainbow began in 1983 this project had a goal of bringing it into the electronic age and to a new generation of children. This Kickerstarter project goal was a lofty 5 million dollars and somehow they have...

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Android App Nokia Z Launcher Gets Released Beta

Nokia (not the Mircosoft owned Nokia) has moved on the mobile game by not only doing mapping but now it's in the Android device launcher game. They have just released Nokia Z Launcher into the wild as beta for users to download.  It is very minimal feeling launcher for you Android device that counts on learning your uses patterns at different times of the day.  Pocket Now did a quick hands on demo check it out below. What are your...

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SwiftKey App Going Freemium With Version 5.0

SwiftKey is a very popular keyboard app for Android devices and is about to get even bigger when it goes live in the iOS app store for the first time shortly.  This app use to have two choices: a limited timed trial app and a premium paid version. Now there's one app that's available free to all, though there are a few paid add-on options. These add ons will purchased in the Swiftkey store and include over 30 themes to choose...

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Spotify warns Android users of security threat
May27

Spotify warns Android users of security threat

Spotify may be enjoying its status as one of the best music streaming services, but the company is dealing with a security problem today. Spotify has alerted users that its Android app is potentially under threat after an admittedly minor hack. The British company reported that one unlucky user had his or her account hacked earlier today and is warning other users they may also be at risk. This seems a precautionary measure by Spotify...

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Android targeted frequently by viruses and malware
May13

Android targeted frequently by viruses and malware

Android's openness is often the thing cited as why so many people love the platform. Google's mobile OS is unrestricted and free from the shackles of a certain rival from Cupertino, although that open nature also has a dark side. Yes, Android has become something of a base for the indie developer, but there is a murkier side to the platform as it is arguably the most dangerous mainstream mobile operating system of them all. Threat...

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