Google Play

‘Check for update’ button will now actually push OTA updates to your Pixel, Nexus device

Until recently, repeatedly tapping — but really violently smashing — the “Check for update” button in Settings would not push OTAs to your device any faster. However, Google has changed its update system so that tapping the button will actually offer the download.<p>Google software engineer Elliott …

Android Lollipop

The 3 Best Stock Market Apps for Your Android

1<p>Top 3 Android Stock Market Apps<p>Whether you check your portfolio more than once a day or you just do quarterly adjustments, load one of these stock …

Personal Finance

Security researchers warn that GO Keyboard is spying on millions of Android users

Security researchers from Adguard have issued a warning that the popular GO Keyboard app is spying on users. Produced by Chinese developers GOMO Dev …

Information Security

Alphabet's Cloud Is A Game Changer

Alphabet has a history of dominating the internet, and it has come to dominate the cloud sector.<p>Google's Other revenue might be the icing on the cake …

Stocks

Google buying HTC smartphone unit for $1 billion

HTC will announce to investors that Google will acquire the Taiwanese business’s smartphone operations at the cost of $1 billion.<p>Reuters reports from …

Stock Markets

Google unveils new high

No need to search Google for this news, we’ve got it right here for you. With politicos and journalists in attendance, Google on Tuesday, September …

Texas

Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire now available on Google Play

Sticky Rice Games, publisher of Japanese games in the west, has announced the release of <b>Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire</b> on Google Play for Android …

Anime

Gmail just got a great new feature it should have had all along

Every so often, Google will add a clever, exciting new feature to one of its apps or services that we wonder how we ever lived without. Then there …

Google

5 best mechanic apps for Android

To be perfectly, honest, an app list like this is difficult. Mechanics generally have a work-space that has everything they need. That includes tools, lifts, flashlights, and stuff like that. There aren’t a lot of use cases for Android apps in a mechanic shop. There are a few, though, and we have …

Google

Android antivirus app with up to 50 million downloads covertly hijacked users' data

DU Antivirus Security failed to protect its users' information, said Check Point.<p>A free-to-use antivirus app for Android smartphones with between 10 …

Security

Apple Music app for Android updated with 'OK Google' support, more

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple Music app for Android with a few enhancements that bring the title more in line with its native iOS counterpart, …

Apple Music

Infected apps are secretly stealing money from millions of people

Malware that secretly charges users for fake services has been downloaded by millions of people, a new report says.<p>“ExpensiveWall”, software designed …

Amazing

Apple's iPhone X 'Truly an Engineering Marvel,' Analyst Claims

Hey there, here are your top news stories from eWEEK. Today’s topics include analysts’ reactions to Apple’s new iPhone X and iPhone 8; Google’s …

Windows Server

Android malware bypassed Google Play store security, could have infected 4.2 million devices

A new Android malware variant known as ExpensiveWall uses SMS messages to charge victims for fraudulent services without their knowledge or consent.<p>A …

Google

Security News This Week: Feds Give Kaspersky Security Products the Boot

Apple finally announced the iPhone X this week, complete with a facial recognition system that Apple calls FaceID. Preliminary impressions are that …

Security

Kodi for Android: How to get the app on your tablet or phone

Thousands of television, film and live sport fans are turning to Kodi for their streaming needs.<p>Kodi is open-source software designed specifically …

Birmingham, UK

Attacks on Android Soared 40% in Q2

Despite a rise in attacks, the average number of malicious variants remains surprisingly limited, according to a report from Avast.<p>Cyberattacks on …

Technology

Google Is Fighting A Massive Android Malware Outbreak -- Up To 21 Million Victims

Another month, another bunch of Android malware that’s found its way onto Google Play. That’s according to researchers from Check Point, who claimed to have found the second-biggest outbreak to ever hit Google’s platform, with as many as 21.1 million infections from one malware family.<p>The malware’s …

Google

Social Media Startup Gab Sues Google Over Removal From Play App Store

Gab AI Inc., a social media startup popular with far-right activists, is suing Google over its removal from the Google Play app store.<p>Gab’s lawsuit against Google—filed in federal court in Pennsylvania late Thursday—alleges its ouster was an illegal attempt to stifle competition.<p>The complaint comes …

Business

'ExpensiveWall' Attacks More Than 1 Million Android Users

9/14/2017<br>11:55 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>New Android malware variant registers users for paid services without their permission and sends bogus premium SMS messages.<p>A …

Information Security

Researchers find 50+ apps, downloaded 1M+ times, on Google Play that secretly charged users

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Google Play kicks off new initiative to support diverse game makers

Google is expanding its Infinite Deviation program to help support marginalized people in the early stages of their game development careers.<p>The …

Game Design

Usher in an 'Entrepreneur Mindset' With These 6 Apps

Use your phone to jump-start the process to improve your investment skills, use time more productively and sharpen your memory.<p>Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset isn’t easy. Some people just seem to be born with it, but sometimes you need a little bit of inspiration to get you there. Staying …

Google

10 best meditation apps for Android

Many people vaunt the usefulness of meditation. The claims are that it improves health, your mental faculties, and more. We’re not medical professionals, so we’re not going to attempt to prove or disprove those notions. However, we do know of some really good apps to assist in meditative practices. …

Happiness

Nintendo makes voice chat less of a disaster on Switch

Nintendo has rolled out an update for the Switch Online app that might finally make it usable. See, unlike what Sony and Microsoft did for the PlayStation and the Xbox, Nintendo has chosen to put its new console's chat functions in a separate app for Android and iOS. Unfortunately, it was clearly …

Gaming

The 43 best Android games of 2017

Game Development

10 fashion documentaries to stream for Fashion Week

It’s the most stylish week of the year — so what are you streaming?<p>New York Fashion Week kicked off on Thursday, and between the new spring/summer …

Entertainment

Equifax’s app has disappeared from Apple’s App Store and Google Play

Equifax’s mobile app has been removed from both the iOS and Google Play app stores. According to data from AppAnnie, the app was taken down the same day Equifax announced its massive security breach (September 7). Now customers no longer have access to Equifax Mobile.<p>The company has been in the …

Technology

Equifax's app disappeared from App Store and Google Play on the day it announced the breach

PlayOn

How to switch from Android to iPhone, and what you lose if you do

Somehow, for years, you resisted the lure of the iPhone.<p>You happily stuck with Android, while rolling your eyes at Apple fanboys and fangirls camping out ahead of the launch of a new device. You accepted the fact that it’s harder to find fitted cases and other accessories for your less popular …

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