Skygofree is a class of spyware that not only spies on you via your Android device but also makes sure that your Windows PCs are infected upon connecting your phone as well.
A group of security researchers from Ruhr University in Germany has revealed a security loophole in the end-to-end encrypted messaging app WhatsApp. They say that they plan on revealing similar flaws in apps such as Signal and Threema. The common thing here is that they all use the Signal protocol, made by Whisper Systems.
Google delighted fans today by announcing that Android Pay and Google Wallet would be combined and subsequently replaced by Google Pay. The two payment platforms confuse many users by either offering retail payment services, or else a platform for sending money to known contacts. Enter Google Pay, a solution to make cash payments easier and more efficient for users. Continue reading “Google introduces “Google Pay” to finally unify Android Pay and Google Wallet”
Google spent the last few years developing, investing in, and perfecting two primary operating systems. Chrome OS and Android run on billions of devices across the world and their popularity is rapidly spreading. Discovered in 2016, Google is officially creating a third operating system, Fuchsia.
OnePlus was undeniably among the quickest to update their devices to Android Oreo via its Open Beta program. However, those who couldn’t wrap their heads around the beta program were obliged to hold on to last year’s sweet until the official update is released, especially if you weren’t quick enough to install the last OxygenOS 5.0 update before it gets silently pulled. Today, OnePlus decided to end that wait and release the official Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, perhaps as an early New Year’s Eve gift.
During OnePlus’ last event in New York, OnePlus took the opportunity to inform the people about their plans for the coming future. One of them is to make migrating data to the user’s newly purchased OnePlus device a much easier experience by releasing an app called OnePlus Switch. Yesterday, OnePlus Switch has been released on the play store, marking OnePlus’ first steps to making the app available for the discerning users to download.
As promised in the OnePlus 5T’s launch event, OnePlus has released the first Open Beta Oreo build for the OnePlus 5T right on time. Needless to say, the highlight will have to be updating the OnePlus 5T to the newest treat from Google. Naturally, this update takes cues from the previously released Oreo update to OnePlus’ preceding flagships, as well as having (almost) all the bells and whistles that you expect when updating your phone to Android 8.0, like Picture-in-Picture mode, Smart Text Selection, Auto-fill and more.
Microsoft’s Windows receives a lot of heat due to it’s susceptibility to malware. This is in part because it is profitable to hijack a Windows device and inject it with advertising and spyware. The popularity of Android makes it a prime target for people who write malware.
Last week OnePlus was kind enough to explain to their discerning users why their current OnePlus devices won’t receive Project Treble support with the latest Oreo update. In short, adding Project Treble support necessitates a free partition, large enough to accommodate the OEM’s proprietary stuff separately, so that the main Android OS framework can be updated without reworking the whole vendor-specific code. Though we are yet to see Project Treble in action, Google claims that this should address one of Android’s main shortcomings and considerably speed up the whole updating process. As an extra treat, Project Treble support enables the enthusiastic XDA members to boot a generic, functional, pure AOSP ROM compiled from source with all ease, and enjoy the next iteration of Android way earlier than the OEM’s release.
Security should be one of the most important things you prioritize on your pocket computer. Every device lets you lock the entirety of your content with a pin, password, or biometric key. However, one of the problems plaguing both iOS and Android is the inability to safe keep specific content from prying eyes and hands.