A group of researchers from Check Point Software Technologies have discovered malware in about 60 apps on the Google Play Store. Many of these apps are games (mostly popular with children), some of which have been downloaded millions of times.
That’s right, Google Maps is getting a fresh new UI and icons with an upcoming update that will make it easier for users to navigate.
Have you ever thought: “Gee whiz, if only I could like this Facebook photo of a cat pooping by smiling at it”. Me neither. However, it looks like gesture-based controls for Facebook’s reactions might not be as far-fetched as one might think.
One of Windows (Mobile)’s biggest holes is the fact that the app store is such a barren desert. Many well-known apps are missing and that’s just one of the reasons why people don’t even start to consider the operating system. For the year 2015, Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store have at least 1.2 million apps each – Windows? Only 300,000.
Redmond wanted to solve this, by introducing a Windows Bridge platform aka Project Astoria. Through the project, app developers could easily just port over the same Android code that they used to make apps for the Google Play Store for Windows Phone devices.
Then, last year rumours flared up that Project Astoria was going bust and now Microsoft has confirmed it themselves.
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If you’ve ever lost your phone before and immediately tried to locate it using some GPS-tracker app like “find my iPhone”, you’d probably know that a wild goose chase ensues. The chase begins and you’ll have to act fast if you want to catch the culprit that has stolen your smartphone.
Now, what if you’re on the receiving end of these searches multiple times. Does it make you a thief? Or is your house just bringing bad GPS-related luck? We dig deeper into this mysterious case that has a couple in Atlanta constantly having find my phone-like apps bring people to their house.
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At long last after spending six years in development, Gmail’s Undo Send feature is finally available to the masses. The vast majority of us have already felt the horror of accidentally sending a mail with typos, the wrong person’s name or even when its unfinished and the new feature is set to change that.
Smartphone struggling under the weight of it’s own apps? AVG, a well known antivirus and cleaning software provider has put together it’s latest study which pinpoints which apps on your smartphone consume the most battery, data and performance on Android smartphones and tablets, and drops some helpful tips on how to help keep your performance frosty.
More after the break.
Well known to be full of bloatware, generally unoptimized and not very visually appealing, the new version with the Galaxy S6 is rumoured to be optimized to the point it will run similar to near-stock Android level and will majorly cut down on the bloatware by making most of it optional downloads. This is a great move on their part so users will be able to get more performance out of it instead of just relying on devices with larger and larger amounts of processing power to handle it all.
However it is unclear just what sort of apps Samsung has removed, where it could be possible that things like S Health, S Voice, S Note or Scrapbook will have to be downloaded separately on the Galaxy Apps store.
This is not a new app but it’s something that we’ve just recently discovered and one that we thought is useful, awesome and amazing enough for us share it with you.
AirDroid is a simple to setup and easy to use application that allows you to manage your Android device wirelessly from the web browser on your computer. The app is a really great way to access stuff on your Android device. You can manage files and documents on your device’s micro SD card, you can drag and drop files to and from the device, and even access your contacts, call logs, emails, and a whole host of other things too. You can also text using the app as well as download and install apps on your device all wirelessly from the web browser of your choice on your computer.
The interface is pleasant and you don’t need to root your device to access most of the cool features of AirDroid. You don’t even have to install anything on your PC either. Just key in passcode or scan a QR code and you’re done.
This is something we really recommend you try out. Download the free app from Google Play here or just scan the QR code below.