• Cybersecurity firm warns of Android security flaw

    Cybersecurity firm warns of Android security flaw

    Cybersecurity company Zimperium warned of a flaw in Android, the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, that allows hackers to gain control via a simple text message.

  • Microsoft’s voice-driven personal assistant for Android has leaked

    Microsoft’s voice-driven personal assistant for Android has leaked

    Microsoft’s Android-based answer to Apple’s Siri has been accidentally released into the wild earlier than planned. Cortana for Android is a voice-driven personal assistant that was supposed to be released on July 29th along with the launch of the Windows 10 operating system. However, an early version of the app appeared online over the weekend
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  • Facebook Home releases, isn’t a smart phone

    Facebook Home releases, isn’t a smart phone

    Facebook announced the release of its new app, Home, as rumors that the company was working on its own smart phone device were finally proven to be mostly false.  While the company isn’t making their own phone, they have made an app that makes any Android phone into, well, a Facebook phone instead. The app,
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  • German researchers crack Android phones with FROST

    German researchers crack Android phones with FROST

    In this case, almost literally.  The Forensic Recovery of Scrambled Telephones (FROST) technique involves getting the phone really, really cold and then quickly cutting its power and dumping the memory’s contents to a drive.  It’s an idea that’s been around for a while and is usually called a “cold boot attack.” Is it realistic for
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  • Facebook for Android Beating iPhone

    Facebook for Android Beating iPhone

    For the first time, Facebook for Android is showing more mobile daily active users than is Facebook for iPhone.  The Android Facebook app launched in 2009, a year after the iPhone’s app, though both were internally developed by Facebook. The Android app, according to Facebook’s numbers, is now pulling 58.3 million DAU compared to iPhone’s
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  • Box.net Now Available for Android

    Box.net Now Available for Android

    The cloud content management system Box.net has just released a client for Android phones to cover a larger proportion of the business market. Interestingly, this client went live before the Blackberry offering – a strange move considering the large numbers of business users. So far, Box.net’s iPad and iPhone apps have been a hit and
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