Category: Android

Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move

Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move

| September 3, 2013

Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat. The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 of the OS would be Key Lime Pie. The decision to brand the software with the name of Nestle’s chocolate bar is likely to be seen as a marketing coup […]

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FBI Warns of Malware Targeting Android Phones

FBI Warns of Malware Targeting Android Phones

| October 26, 2012

The FBI‘s Internet Crime Complaint Center is warning smartphone users of malware that targets Androidoperating systems. “Loozfon” and “FinFisher” are the latest known versions of this type of malware, according to the IC3, which investigates Internet-related criminal complaints. The organization is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center. The malware lures victims […]

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The Apple-Samsung Verdict: 11 Q&As

The Apple-Samsung Verdict: 11 Q&As

| August 25, 2012

In what has been dubbed “the patent trial of the century,” Apple has emerged victorious beyond measure. On Friday a Silicon Valley jury ruled that a series of ubiquitous smartphone and tablet features—such as the rounded rectangular form and how screens slide and bounce when touched—are proprietary Apple innovations. The nine-person jury, which deliberated for less than three days, found […]

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The New Face of the PC Industry

The New Face of the PC Industry

| July 10, 2012

Over the past 30 years, the PC industry has always operated around a basic principle: Microsoft creates and licenses an operating system (Windows) to all OEMs and they manufacture hardware that runs it. This marriage between Microsoft and its hardware partners has been very successful and it has driven the industry engine of growth this […]

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How to Locate Your Unprotected Android Device

How to Locate Your Unprotected Android Device

| March 22, 2012

If you lose your Android smartphone and didn’t proactively install a security or remote locator app, you can still find your missing phone by following our handy guide. By Eric Geier,  Feb 15, 2012 7:00 pm So you lost your Android phone or tablet, and you don’t have a remote antitheft or GPS location app installed? […]

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Continuous Mode in Google Goggles

Continuous Mode in Google Goggles

| December 8, 2011

Google Goggles for Android has a new mode that lets you find information about objects without manually taking pictures. Just enable the continuous mode and Goggles will automatically analyze the scene, upload the photos to Google’s servers and show the results at the bottom of the screen. “Continuous mode is a quick and easy new way […]

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Microsoft’s Android Plan: Evil Genius Or Just Evil?

Microsoft’s Android Plan: Evil Genius Or Just Evil?

| July 14, 2011

Buried in all the intrigue surrounding the Nortel patent auction was an interesting tidbit: Microsoft did not have to bid on the patents, but they did anyway. Why? As far as I can tell, it’s one of two reasons. One is evil. The other is evil genius. Either Microsoft really wants to kill Android. Or, if Android […]

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