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Android Q — Google Adds New Mobile Security and Privacy Features

Android Q — Google Adds New Mobile Security and Privacy Features

March 19, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google has recently released the first beta version of Android Q, the next upcoming version of Google's popular mobile operating syste...
New Android API Lets Developers Push Updates Within their Apps

New Android API Lets Developers Push Updates Within their Apps

November 08, 2018Mohit Kumar
You might have read somewhere online today that Google is granting Android app developers powers to forcefully install app updates…but it ...
From Now On, Only Default Android Apps Can Access Call Log and SMS Data

From Now On, Only Default Android Apps Can Access Call Log and SMS Data

October 09, 2018Mohit Kumar
A few hours ago the company announced its "non-shocking" plans to shut down Google+ social media network following a "shoc...
New Man-in-the-Disk attack leaves millions of Android phones vulnerable

New Man-in-the-Disk attack leaves millions of Android phones vulnerable

August 14, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies have discovered a new attack vector against the Android operating system that coul...
Over 500 Android Apps On Google Play Store Found Spying On 100 Million Users

Over 500 Android Apps On Google Play Store Found Spying On 100 Million Users

August 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Over 500 different Android apps that have been downloaded more than 100 million times from the official Google Play Store found to be inf...
Android Instant Apps — Run Apps Quickly Without Installation

Android Instant Apps — Run Apps Quickly Without Installation

May 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Downloading an app is a real pain sometimes when you don't want to install the complete app on your smartphone just for booking a mov...
Google may adopt Apple's Swift Programming Language for Android

Google may adopt Apple's Swift Programming Language for Android

April 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Almost two years back, Apple introduced Swift programming language at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) to the developers who ...
Google Play Store increases Android APK Size Limit from 50MB to 100MB

Google Play Store increases Android APK Size Limit from 50MB to 100MB

September 30, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Google is doubling the maximum APK file size on the Play Store from 50 MB to 100 MB . That means... Android app developers can n...
Microsoft Open-Sources Tool for Porting iOS Apps to Windows

Microsoft Open-Sources Tool for Porting iOS Apps to Windows

August 07, 2015Mohit Kumar
At its Build developers conference in April this year, Microsoft announced " Project Islandwood " - the " Windows Bridge ...
Malicious Gaming App Infects More than 1 Million Android Users

Malicious Gaming App Infects More than 1 Million Android Users

July 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
It's not at all surprising that the Google Play Store is surrounded by a number of malicious applications that may gain users' a...
How to Manage Android App Permissions to Protect Your Privacy

How to Manage Android App Permissions to Protect Your Privacy

June 22, 2015Wang Wei
Do you actually read the list of permissions that Android apps are asking for before you install them? I know most of us treat those...
Facebook Messenger Platform Launches at F8 Developer Conference

Facebook Messenger Platform Launches at F8 Developer Conference

March 26, 2015Mohit Kumar
Yesterday at its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, Facebook officially turned its Messenger app into a Platform. Facebook&#...
Google Now Manually Reviews Play Store Android App Submissions

Google Now Manually Reviews Play Store Android App Submissions

March 18, 2015Mohit Kumar
Google has changed the way it managed apps on the Google Play Store . After years of depending on the automated app check process, the compa...
DroidStealth — Android Encryption Tool with Stealth Capabilities

DroidStealth — Android Encryption Tool with Stealth Capabilities

February 14, 2015Swati Khandelwal
We all have Internet-connected smartphones in our pockets, but it’s very hard to find a place on Internet to feel secure and private. No...
Adware Android Apps Found in Google Play With Millions of Downloads

Adware Android Apps Found in Google Play With Millions of Downloads

February 04, 2015Swati Khandelwal
With the rise in mobile market, last year we have seen sharp growth in malicious ' adware ' — the most prevalent mobile threat i...
Beware! Fake WhatsApp PLUS App Rumored to be Next Official WhatsApp Release

Beware! Fake WhatsApp PLUS App Rumored to be Next Official WhatsApp Release

January 19, 2015Mohit Kumar
Several reports from the popular news websites had suggested that WhatsApp , the widely popular messaging application, is working on a n...
GCHQ Releases 'Cryptoy' App for Kids to Teach Encryption

GCHQ Releases 'Cryptoy' App for Kids to Teach Encryption

December 14, 2014Mohit Kumar
British government surveillance agency GCHQ – counterpart of NSA – has fired-up another debate over the Internet by launching Android a...
Twitter will now Track EVERY App You have Installed on Your Smartphone

Twitter will now Track EVERY App You have Installed on Your Smartphone

November 27, 2014Mohit Kumar
Like Facebook and Google, Twitter will soon be collecting your smartphone data in order to provide a " more personal Twitter experi...
Researcher Found TextSecure Messenger App Vulnerable to Unknown Key-Share Attack

Researcher Found TextSecure Messenger App Vulnerable to Unknown Key-Share Attack

November 03, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Do you use  TextSecure Private Messenger  for your private conversations? If yes, then Are you sure you are actually using a Secure mess...
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