Tag Archives: Android

Samsung announces security-minded Cloud Print apps for Android and iOS

Does anyone actually cable up to a printer anymore? Not if they’re kitted out with Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, or Sammy’s new alternative: Samsung Cloud Print. The service will launch with an Android app in June, followed by an iOS version in…
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HP 8 Android Tablet launched without fanfare

The recent MWC 2014 could have been the perfect setting for HP to announce their HP 8 Android tablet, but it looks like the company preferred a softer approach and … Continue reading
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Video: Check out this credit card-sized battery for iPhone, Android

TravelCard Credit Card iPhone Battery

The LithiumCard isn’t the only credit card-sized battery for mobile devices seeking crowd-funding, as there’s also a TravelCard project that offers iPhone and Android smartphones exactly the same perk: a credit card-like device that packs enough energy to bring life to a dying smartphone.

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Irony: Android SmartWatch doesn’t even run Android

Android SmartWatch Specs, Price

“Android SmartWatch” would be a very apropos name for Google’s own smartwatch, but that’s not going to happen, as such a product already exists. Sadly for Android fans, the Android SmartWatch doesn’t have anything to do with recent Nexus smart wristwatch rumors. Instead, it’s produced by Android Watches USA, and while it can be paired with Android devices, it doesn’t even run Google’s operating system, CNET reports. Instead it runs Android USA’s own software.

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Why Android users shouldn’t worry (too much) about malware

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So we know that malware developers absolutely love targeting Android since it’s not only the most widely used mobile operating system in the world but it’s also the least tightly controlled of all the other major mobile platforms. The Next Web points us to the latest study from F-Secure showing that, unsurprisingly, 97% of mobile malware found last year targeted Android phones. However, there’s some potentially good news here for Android users: As long as they’re smart, the chances of them ever encountering such malware are pretty slim.

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Chrome beta for Android lets you send web videos to your Chromecast

Want to stream any web video from your smartphone to your Chromecast? Grab the beta release of Chrome 34 for Android. The browser includes experimental support for sending embedded clips to Google’s media stick, saving you from launching a native app…
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XBMC looks to improve Android video playback with ‘Gotham’ beta

Version 13 of XBMC’s media center software, codenamed Gotham, is now ready for your official beta-testing pleasure. The organization — which started the project for the Xbox and spawned apps like Plex and platforms like Boxxee — kicked off work on…
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How Google plans to beef up Android security

How Android's Verify Apps Feature Works

While Sundar Pichai’s statements regarding Android malware and security have been misinterpreted, Google plans to further increase the security of its mobile operating systems just as the executive said. ComputerWorld reports that the company is soon going to update its “Verify Apps” feature to constantly monitor app behavior in the background and figure out whether an app has any malicious intents.

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This is what Sundar Pichai ACTUALLY said about Android malware and security

Android Malware and Security

A site quoted Sundar Pichai saying at MWC that Android was designed to be open instead of safe, but that doesn’t appear to be exactly what the Google exec said. TechCrunch secured a transcript in English from Google on the Android malware-related discussion between Pichai and reporters. The executive apparently said the opposite, that Android is designed to be safe and secure, especially its latest versions, hinting that OEMs that ship dated Android versions on their devices may be partly responsible for any malware issues.

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Switched On: Android (tablet) inside

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

Inexpensive 7-inch tablets were everywhere in 2013 and became, as Switched On noted in December, a populist platform that fulfilled the promise of the sub-$ 100 PC….
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