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Microsoft launches Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS

Microsoft has quietly rolled out its Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS, allowing PC users to access their Windows desktop from their phone or tablet.<p>The Remote Desktop app, which can be downloaded for free from Google Play and Apple’s App Store, lets users connect to a remote PC while on the …

How to back up your Android phone

Losing or breaking your phone doesn't mean you have to lose all your data, too--as long as you back it up first. Find out how to back up your valuable apps, contacts, messages, and more with just a few easy steps.<p>Android doesn't offer a native backup service, so it's easy to ignore the need to do …

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Warns of Android Mobile Malware Problem

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a new report that highlights the fact that Google’s Android platform accounts for the majority …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

Steve Jobs Never Wrote Computer Code For Apple

"Steve didn't ever code," writes Wozniak. "He wasn't an engineer and he didn't do any original design, but he was technical enough to alter and change and add to other designs."<p>This is a characteristic that we see referenced time and time again in Walter Isaacson's biography on Jobs. He was …

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FBI worried about police using Android due to security threats

A recently published paper by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has outlined the security concerns the two government agencies have about the use of Android by emergency service personnel including the police and the fire department.<p>In an …

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Four Out of Five Malware Menaces Choose Android

Android is the world’s most widely used smartphone operating system. It’s also the one most often targeted by malware ne’er-do-wells.<p>According to a …

StackOverflow Co-Founder Jeff Atwood Builds A $150 Mechanical Keyboard

If anyone knows far too much about their keyboard, it’s a programmer.<p>Professional programmers type a lot. A <i>whole</i> lot. So much that a flame war over which text editor/input method is best for coding (Vi! No, Emacs!) has roared on for <i>decades.</i><p>It makes some sense, then, that a well-known coder has …

Tools To Hack Android Phones Are Getting Easier To Use

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that’s on 80% of the world’s smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. The …