Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Microsoft announces app mirroring to let you use any Android app on Windows 10

Microsoft announced a new feature for Windows 10 today that will let Android phone users view and use any app on their device from a Windows desktop. The feature, which Microsoft is referring to as app mirroring and shows up in Windows as an app called Your Phone, seems to be work best with Android […]

Huawei reverses its stance, will no longer allow bootloader unlocking – will lose many customers

In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. For devices launched prior to the aforementioned […]

Enabling new Google photo face and people search in UK, Europe, Germany

Virtual Private Networks, a.k.a. VPN, are very handy to make your internet traffic to appear from a different location than you are. All your traffic is tunneled to an exit point of your choosing, for example a data center in New York City. To Google Photos service you then seem to be located in New […]

OnePlus suspends credit card transactions after fraud

Over the weekend, members of the OnePlus community reported cases of unknown credit card transactions occurring on their credit cards post purchase from oneplus.net. We immediately began to investigate as a matter of urgency, and will keep you updated. […] As a precaution, we are temporarily disabling credit card payments at oneplus.net. PayPal is still […]

Skygofree: Serious offensive Android malware, since 2014

At the beginning of October 2017, we discovered new Android spyware with several features previously unseen in the wild. In the course of further research, we found a number of related samples that point to a long-term development process. We believe the initial versions of this malware were created at least three years ago – […]

Chinese Adups Backdoor Still Active on Many Android Devices

Back in mid-November 2016, US cyber-security firm Kryptowire revealed it discovered that firmware code created by a Chinese company called Adups was collecting vasts amount of user information and sending it to servers located in China.According to Kryptowire, the backdoor code was collecting SMS messages, call history, address books, app lists, phone hardware identifiers, but […]

Google collects Android location data even if you turn it off and don’t have a SIM card inserted

Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers—even when location services are disabled—and sending that data back to Google. The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals’ locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer […]

Lenovo Folio: 5.5″ phone that unfolds into 8″ tablet seamlessly

At the third annual Lenovo Tech World last week, the Chinese tech giant wowed attendees with the Lenovo Folio, a tablet with a screen that folds in half into a phone. Before you start getting too excited, you should know that the Folio is a concept device, which means it may not be released as […]

Samsung forces unkillable adverts down Galaxy S8 buyers’ throats

“Hier heb ik geen 1000 dollar voor betaald!” Source: Samsung verrast gebruikers met advertenties op Galaxy S8 – Webwereld They come with the gaming service which cannot be disabled or uninstalled unless you’re root. Considering you pay through the nose for the most breakable piece of hardware there is, this sounds like a great reason […]

Samsung blocks ability to remap Galaxy S8’s Bixby button

Samsung wants to keep you locked in the Bixby AI ecosystem in its fight against Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and others. Source: Samsung blocks ability to remap Galaxy S8’s Bixby button | ZDNet And Bixby won’t work at all during launch. I’m actually not so very happy with Samsung deciding to ditch the […]

Android-x86 – Porting Android to x86

Android-x86 Open Source Project Source: ReleaseNote 6.0-r1 – Android-x86 – Porting Android to x86 Wow, open source Android?

DeskDock – use your android device as a second PC monitor

DeskDock allows you to share your computer’s mouse with your Android devices via a USB cable. The app enables you to control your Android device as if it was an additional monitor for your computer. Simply move your computer’s mouse cursor over the screen boundaries to use it with your Android devices. Source: DeskDock Free […]

CTRL-F – Search, for the real world

Scan to search To search a document, simply scan the page using your device’s camera. The app then analyses the document and you’ll be able to search within it after a few seconds, just like you would with a digital document and CTRL-F on a PC! Source: CTRL-F – Search, for the real world

Google – Voice & Audio Activity

This page lets you view, listen to and delete all of your Google Audio history. To delete all, find the 3 dots -> delete options -> advanced Source: Google – Voice & Audio Activity

Rabobank puts NFC payment on all KPN simcards

The simcards have an NFC element that belongs to the Rabobank. I guess that means that Rabobank must then get quite a lot of information from the telco provider that you wouldn’t necessarily want them to have. Worrying. KPN geeft sinds begin dit jaar een nieuw type simkaart uit dat contactloos betalen per telefoon mogelijk […]

The State of Mobile Application Security 2014-2015 – IOS more dangerous than Android, mainly through the apps.

The document addresses the findings of a mobile App research and summarizes concerns and approaches required to improve the state of mobile app security. Source: The State of Mobile Application Security 2014-2015 – Checkmarx.com

Debloater(Lets remove all that carrier bloat !! Root not required..)

It will disable / block any system and third party application on your device with ease and allow you to enable / unblock the application just as easy. It also reads everything, real-time, directly from your device, so that there are no messy batch files, scripts and txt files, etc. that you have to maintain […]

New tool could reduce smartphone battery drain by intelligently suppressing background activities

he first large-scale study of smartphones in everyday use by consumers has revealed that apps drain 28.9 percent of battery power while the screen is off. To address the problem, researchers have created a software tool that reduces the energy drain by about 16 percent. Researchers at Purdue University, Intel Corp. and startup company Mobile […]

Recon Jet finally ships – HUD sunglasses, not as creepy as Glassholes and works better

Jet’s display is equivalent to a 30” screen viewed from 7 feet (2 m) away. It’s crisp and vibrant in all lighting conditions—and thanks to our patented Glance Detection technology, it wakes up instantly when you glance down, then turns off again when you look away, minimizing distractions and maximizing power efficiency. Only $699 Recon […]

Google Handwriting Input – Finally Graffiti but better!

Google Handwriting Input allows you to handwrite text on your phone or tablet in 82 languages. It supports printed and cursive writing, with or without a stylus. Google Handwriting Input also supports hundreds of emojis, so you can express yourself in any Android app. via Google Handwriting Input – Android Apps on Google Play. I’ve […]

Google gives handwriting interface for Android

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/16/google_releases_handwritingrecogniser_for_android/

Pixel OFF save battery on amoled screens

Some AMOLED screen powered devices are able to “turn off” those pixels which are showing black colour. This app will let you to turn off some pixels in order to save your appreciate battery by showing very small black points. As newer devices comes with very high density screens those points will be insignificant to […]

Office Lens Preview

Office Lens takes pictures of pages and using OCR transports them to MS Office format. On Windows phone it’s been around for some time, on Android they are starting the technology. Office Lens Preview – Android Apps on Google Play.

Xiaomi Mi Note: a smartphone that looks the biz!

Xiaomi Mi Note: This Chinese Phone Is Great. Too Bad You Can't Use It..

Your New Galaxy S6 Will Have a Built-In Expiration Date

No removable battery!?!?! So sad, goodbye Samsung :'( Your New Galaxy S6 Will Have a Built-In Expiration Date.

 
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