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"Agent Smith" malware downloaded  to 25 million Android devices
Published in Mobiles


Check Point warns

Malicious apps from a campaign called "Agent Smith" have been downloaded to 25 million Android devices, according to new research by Israeli cyber-security firm Check Point.

Apps ignore restrictions
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:09

Apps ignore restrictions


Even saying no is not enough

Security boffins have found more than 1,000 Android apps that skirted restrictions, allowing them to gather precise geolocation data and phone identifiers behind your back.

Huawei waiting to see if it can use Android
Published in Mobiles


Otherwise, it is Plan B which will kick Google in its base

China’s Huawei is awaiting guidance from the US Department of Commerce on whether it can resume using Google’s Android mobile operating system on upcoming smartphones.

Bill Gates says he has never got over one mistake
Published in Mobiles


We missed doing an Android

Software King of the World, and sworn enemy of the mosquito, Bill Gates, says he never has really got over his biggest mistake.

Huawei ban hurts US tech too
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 11:27

Huawei ban hurts US tech too


Intel, Qualcomm, Google, Microsoft

The four above are just the tip of the iceberg and probably the companies that will most suffer from the ban, but ISV like Adobe, antivirus makers, any US-based software maker on Android or Windows selling to Huawei will be affected too.

Google is sitting on Android adoption data
Published in Mobiles


What is it hiding?

Google has been accused of sitting on the adoption data of its various mobile operating system versions.

Google wants to put adverts on your Android TV
Published in Mobiles


Sony Smart TVs, Mi Box 3 from Xiaomi, Nvidia Shield TV, and others

Search engine outfit Google is hoping to stick adverts on Android smart TVs because you can never have too much advertising.

Android AV apps don't work
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:54

Android AV apps don't work


More than 250 in the Google Play app store did not work

More than 250 anti-virus apps in Google Play are snake oil and fail to offer any defence against malware samples, according to the Austrian antivirus-testing lab AV-Comparatives

Microsoft suggests Windows 10 mobile users switch to Android
Published in Mobiles


Or you could be silly and waste your money on an iPhone, we don't really care

Software king of the world Microsoft has told those still using Windows 10 mobile that they will have to buy something different.

Google develops foldable phone software for Android
Published in Mobiles


Baked in

Google has developed software for foldable displays which are coming out from the likes of Samsung.