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Popular Android Apps Fall Under Security Scrutiny

Popular Android Apps Fall Under Security Scrutiny The recent announcement that Google would no longer be supplying security updates for legacy Android users has caused consternation among fans of the search engine giant's smartphone operating system. With more than 930 million Android mobiles being affected, the decision highlights a growing concern over smartphone and tablet security. These days' people rely on their smartphones for more than just calling and texting. With the rising popularity...

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888 POKER APP – IF YOU ARE MISSING IT, DOWNLOAD IT NOW!

888 POKER APP – IF YOU ARE MISSING IT, DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Internet has given a great platform to all game lovers especially the poker ones. Now it’s too easy to install poker over your Android, IOS and all other high deficiency gadgets. More and more poker apps are being added to the market and the latest one is 888poker app. You can download it via 888poker to get started right away. You can play it online too anytime. Online poker fans are craving for more and more of these types of apps and all ...

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Is your Android Device Spying on You?

Is your Android Device Spying on You? Do you ever stop in the middle of a conversation and ask yourself if your Android smartphone/tablet or whatever is spying on you? Well, the truth is that we live in a 1984'sh world in which everything tech-related has the potential of spying on its owner and the latest confirmation of this apparently paranoid assumption comes from Samsung themselves. In a recent statement, Samsung admitted that their smart TVs (running on Android, yes y...

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Samsung Unveils New Gen Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos (Dual SIM)

Samsung Unveils New Gen Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos (Dual SIM) The new series Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos are part of the Korean giant's strategy of acquiring even "moar" market share, especially since the latest "happenings" with its archenemy (read Apple). I am referring of course at Q4 2014 when Apple's sales surged dramatically while Samsung's, well...long story short, Samsung needs an ace in its sleeve and with the A series and especially the Galaxy A5, it just looks like they did it finally. E...

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Malicious Android Adware Found in Google Play Store Again

Malicious Android Adware Found in Google Play Store Again Once again (how many more times Google?!) internet security experts warned the Android community about apps downloaded millions of times from  Google's Play Store, lurking with malicious  Android adware. This is not the first time and certainly it's not the last time when malicious software/adware finds its home in the Play Store, but it looks like it's becoming a bad habit and things must change once and for all. Android adware is ba...

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One Billion Android Smartphones Shipped Worldwide in 2014

One Billion Android Smartphones Shipped Worldwide in 2014 Android running smartphones are entering legendary territory. Why, you may ask? Well, the open source mobile OS is boasting with an impressive figure : over 1,000,000,000 units shipped worldwide in 2014, all of them running on Android! That's something, don't you think? According to Strategy Analytics, the smartphone market grew with ~30% in 2014 (compared to last year's figures), to 1.3 billion smartphones sold in 2014 from which 1 billio...

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Future High-End Droid Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Leaked

Future High-End Droid Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Leaked All droid heads are eagerly waiting for the new high-end flagship from the Korean manufacturer, namely the soon-to-be-the-next-most-desired Android smartphone in the world, Samsung Galaxy S6 ladies and gents. Even if the info I'll share with you must be taken with a grain of salt, i.e. in the rumor department, along with some renderings presented just a few days ago, now we have a clear and undeniable set of let's say "drawings", revealing...

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Android Wi-Fi Direct Vulnerability Detected

Android Wi-Fi Direct Vulnerability Detected The IT department from Core Security recently discovered  a DoS (denial of service) vulnerability in the Android Wi-Fi Direct feature   The Wi-Fi Direct feature allows Android devices to inter-connect directly among them/peer to peer (let's say a tablet and a smartphone) without requiring a "third party" device, like a wireless router. Most of the modern Android running smartphones already have this feature implemented for qui...

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Three Great Android Apps for Simulating the Stock Market

Three Great Android Apps for Simulating the Stock Market In recent years, the stock market has seen its fair share of lows and highs. From the sub-10000 days following the 2008 financial crash and the Great Recession to the peaks we are now seeing today, there is plenty of adventure (and money) to be had in the world of stock trading. Many people have thought about trying their luck at trading stocks online at one point or another; others have actually taken the first step, only to lose their investmen...

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Does an Android Tablet Stack Up Better than a Handheld Console for Casual Gaming?

Does an Android Tablet Stack Up Better than a Handheld Console for Casual Gaming? If you are someone who likes to game on the go, then you may have considered the possibilities of owning a touch screen Android tablet versus a specifically designed handheld gaming machine like the Nintendo 3DS or the PS Vita. Both are a lot of fun and can make things like your daily commute or any other boring downtime fly by in a blitz of addictive, fun gameplay. But which should you choose if you are looking to buy a handheld gaming device? ...

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App Perception 101: Intuitive Ways To Increase Downloads

App Perception 101: Intuitive Ways To Increase Downloads It’s no secret that ASO (app store optimization) is the best way of acquiring quality users for your product. However, the techniques that enable websites to rise through the ranks of Google’s organic search results won’t necessarily help mobile app builders in the world of app store optimization. A leader in mobile app promotion, Gummicube specializes in connecting app builders with the high-quality users they desire. Here are some of Gumm...

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Students and Mobile Apps Infographic

Students and Mobile Apps Infographic This infographic shows the latest trend in mobile app usage amongst college students. Students and Mobile Apps Infographic Presented By Campbellsville University Graduate & Professional Studies...

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The 1st SWIFT Compliant Ad Network – StartApp

The 1st SWIFT Compliant Ad Network – StartApp Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference unveiled a new C-based programming language known as Swift. This application will be able to restructure the Mac OS and iOS app development process. Swift takes high level coding language, combines it with C and provides the flexibility of Python and Node.js to create a world of applications to the developers. The iOS developers can now enjoy the benefits of memory management system which is automated in ...

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The Android and iOS Rivalry – Cosmetic and Functional

The Android and iOS Rivalry – Cosmetic and Functional Bias throws any hint of fair assessment out the window. Even with independent reviews in consideration, there’s the suspicion that not all ground has been covered, not enough to justify the verdict at the end of a review. This has been the challenge in comparisons, especially in consumer electronics. For the longest time, Sony and Nintendo were caught in a bitter console war, until Microsoft stepped into the picture and redefined the playing ...

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Beware of Stolen Devices When You Buy Mobile Phones Online

Beware of Stolen Devices When You Buy Mobile Phones Online TCF Introduces IMEI Checker If you like to buy mobile phones online, especially from places like Ebay or Craigslist, you should be aware of the fact that you could buy a stolen mobile phone. But the good news is that TCF just introduced an online checker which allows you to verify if a handset is "legit" or not. Well, TCF is actually the New Zealand Telecommunication Forum so the online checker only works for New Zealand mobile networks, b...

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Monitoring Instant Messengers Is Now Possible!

Monitoring Instant Messengers Is Now Possible! When looking for a good way to monitor someone or find out if a person is lying to you, chances are that the most of the information you need will be in that person’s mobile phone. By reading their text messages, going through call logs, seeing which web pages they visit, and who they communicate with on their social profiles you could find out all the secrets those people have.   Well, monitoring instant messengers is now possible!  Being ...

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Google Does Read Your Emails, According to Its Updated ToS

Google Does Read Your Emails, According to Its Updated ToS   Google Admits to Reading Your Emails The tech giant Google just admitted that it's actually reading your emails. In case you did not know, after the privacy terms and conditions were updated on Monday, it became very clear the fact that all the information submitted via its email system is analyzed. The announcement is part of Google's attempt to be more transparent when it comes to its email scanning habits. This announcement is ...

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Beware of Virus Shield, the Paid but Fake Anti Virus Android App on Google Play

Beware of Virus Shield, the Paid but Fake Anti Virus Android App on Google Play Virus Shield, the First Paid But Fake Antivirus Android App on Google Play Store   Virus Shield is one beautiful, cool sounding and paid for Android app, available on Google Play,which comes with great promises : it will save you from those pesky viruses from the Internets, it will speed up your droid, it will bring sunshine on your street and will put a smile on your sad face. For just $3.99, and that sounds like a bargain. Right? Wel...

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The New Sharp Aquos Revealed, Android Flagship

The New Sharp Aquos Revealed, Android Flagship Here comes the new Sharp Aquos Android Flagship   The Japanese from Sharp just released their latest Android running smartphone, the Sharp Aquos. What's extraordinary about this droid is its unprecedented screen to body ratio, putting its rivals from Samsung and Apple to shame. The device codenamed Xx 202Sh is pretty impressive, to say the least! Even if the 5.2 inches wide display is as big as it gets, the smartphone's chassis meas...

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Beware of Android Apps Containing Malware Used To Mine Crytpocurrencies

Beware of Android Apps Containing Malware Used To Mine Crytpocurrencies Android Apps Containing Malware According to Trend Micro, a Cyber Security company, millions of Android apps were downloaded, containing malware used to mine virtual coins, such as Dogecoin, Casinocoin and Litecoin. Some of those apps were actually downloaded from the Google Play Store and they contained a hidden mining code inside; when installed, the apps started the mining process, draining the smartphone's battery very fast, according t...

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XBox One vs. PS4: Who Won Black Friday?

XBox One vs. PS4: Who Won Black Friday? Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation gaming consoles are already traditional enemies, even if Microsoft is relatively new in this business, when compared to the Japanese giant.  Sony was the king of home entertainment since like forever and PlayStation achieved an iconic status among gaming enthusiasts. Just to make a point, Sony revealed their first PlayStation in 1994 while Microsoft hit the markets with the Xbox in 2001. But, th...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumored to Be Available Starting from Q1 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumored to Be Available Starting from Q1 2014 According to the Korean news site ETNews, Samsung is working relentlessly on their new Android flagship, the Galaxy S5. According to industry insiders, Samsung is already preparing its  assembly lines for the new smart device, which is rumored to begin mass production starting from January 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to hit the shelves worldwide from February or March of 2014. The new flagship from the world's biggest mobile p...

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Video Playback Performance Decreased in Android 4.4 KitKat

Video Playback Performance Decreased  in Android 4.4 KitKat The latest version of Google's mobile Operating System, Android 4.4 KitKat, was expected like the second coming or something.  Google "pwomised, mr. Frodo" a significant increase in the overall performance of the OS, yet I have some bad news for you : even if the claim about a  performance boost in your updated Android device is somehow true , well, when it turns to video-playback performance, guess what : Android 4.4 KitKat fails to impr...

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Moto G Available Now on Amazon on Pre-Order

Moto G Available Now on Amazon on Pre-Order Great news for Android lovers everywhere, because Black Friday brings us the budget-friendly Motorola G, now available on pre-order on Amazon.com. If you place your order now on Amazon, you will receive your Moto G smartphone just in time for Christmas. Motorola promised solemnly that they will start shipping the Android smartphone starting from December the 6'th. Talking about the price-tag of the device, the Motorola G is available for $...

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Great New Tool For Finding Android Apps

Great New Tool For Finding Android Apps There are thousands of apps in the Google play market. Sometimes finding the best apps is quite a daunting task. Its also very hard to find honest android app ratings and reviews. There is a new site out there that makes it very easy to find, rate, and review your favorite android apps in the market. AndroidAppRatings.com was created by android developers to better help android app users find the best apps out there. Going through the Google P...

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Candy Crush Game Tips & Hints

Candy Crush Game Tips & Hints Candy Crush has rapidly become one of the most popular mobile games ever created. It features hundreds of levels of fun and is quite an addicting game. Many people wastes hours a day playing Candy Crush. Well, there is now a website out there that can help you beat those hellish levels you aren't able to get passed. Candy Crush Tips is a website that brings you the best tips and tricks on how to beat each level on Candy Crush. Many people are una...

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Is Here

Samsung Galaxy Gear Is Here The world of gadgets has welcomed a lot of intriguing devices lately, some of them being the smartwatches, some little tech-fellows that hope and promise to make your life easier. And they do a pretty good job, actually. As an example, see what the Samsung Galaxy Gear has to offer and find out if it’s capable of improving your life and deserves to be bought. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is an Android based smartwatch that is currently compatibl...

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Android Games Vending Machines Rolling in Tokyo

Android Games Vending Machines Rolling in Tokyo In Japan (obviously), they have vending machines for everything, ranging from worn underwear(yes, you read that correctly, those Japanese dudes are weird) to, breaking news, Android Games! Yes, now you can buy Android Games from Vending Machines, only in Japan! You can't get more retro and true than that, mark my words. Don't even try. So, riding the wave of trendiness and the cult for vending machines, the good people from Google Japan...

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