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Android Oreo wants to make your phone twice as fast

The latest chapter of the mobile war is in full swing. In conjunction with Monday's 2017 solar eclipse, Google revealed the official name of its latest mobile OS as Android Oreo. The update is undergoing carrier testing for Pixel ($789.99 at Amazon.com) phones and the Nexus 5X and 6P, and should …

Google

Action Launcher updated with customizable App Shortcuts and a Pixel-style weather widget

Action Launcher — one of the most popular third-party launchers on the Google Play Store — received a massive update a little less than a month ago to support Google Feed integration, App Shortcuts, and plenty of other Android O-related features. Now, Action Launcher is being updated once more, and …

Google

Android 8.0 Oreo is official, and rolls out to Pixel and Nexus devices first

Google has rolled out the finished version of its Android 8.0 mobile operating system, adding the nickname "Oreo" for good measure. As usual, the …

Mobile Technology

The latest BlackBerry Launcher includes BB10 and BB7 icon packs

So you downloaded the latest BlackBerry Launcher and have been using it, but did you know it also includes two new icon packs? If you did, you can …

BlackBerry

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 205th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:<p>Google is apparently working on a light search app. The app should use less data than its full counterpart. We’re all but certain the app is for emerging markets. Those places still have slower, more …

Android Apps

Japan's Largest C2C Ticket Marketplace with 5 Million Users Accepts Bitcoin - Bitcoin News

Services<p><b>Japan’s top customer-to-customer (C2C) ticket exchange marketplace, Ticket Camp, announced last week that it has become the first in the</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Why you should get the ChronicleLive app on your phone and iPad

Do you want to get the very latest news from the North East, Newcastle and around the globe, completely free?<p>The ChronicleLive app allows you to …

Sunderland AFC

Using the first Android smartphone I owned in 2017

Advances in the smartphone space have occurred at an almost exponential rate, but with seemingly small changes happening every six months to a year, it might be hard for some of us to appreciate how far we’ve actually come in a short amount of time. To truly highlight this, I thought it would be …

Phones

‘It’s Cool’ weather alarm app reminds us the summer heat isn’t that scary

<i>App Attack is a weekly series where we search the App Store and Google Play Store for the best apps of the week. Check out App Attack every Sunday</i> …

App Store

Moto 360 Sport: Android Wear 2.0 is now rolling out to Motorola’s forgotten wearable

Considering how much of an odd place Android Wear is in at the moment, there’s a fair chance you don’t use Google’s wearable OS any longer. And, if you do, it’s even less likely that your watch of choice is the flop that was the Moto 360 Sport. However, if you are still holding out with Motorola’s …

Wearable Tech

Nebula Mars projector review: Great hardware with mediocre software

Article Contents<p>1 Specs<br>• 2 The Good<br>• 3 The Not So Good<br>• 4 Design and Hardware<br>• 5 Performance and battery<br>• 6 Software<br>• 7 Conclusion<p>There is no shortage of …

Android TV

Sarahah app is getting quite popular, and it is harmful? Let us find out - NewsManiac

The Sarahah App has been created by Jainul Abedin from Saudi Arabia and is acquiring quite a lot of headlines from around the world. This app has …

Apple App Store

Tata Trusts supported Meghshala launches education app

Bengaluru-based social education start-up Meghshala Trust, supported by Tata Trusts, has launched the Meghshala (meaning ‘school on the cloud’) …

Education

RetroArch 1.6.7 -Released!

NOTE: This is a bugfixed and spit-and-polish update. The initial release notes below are still from the 1.6.6 release.<p>RetroArch 1.6.7 has just been …

iOS

New Malware Steals Your Credit Card Info via Text

Be careful about receiving a SMS message asking you to download files or pictures.<p>It's wise not to enter your credit card details into shady-looking apps and websites if you don't want your details stolen.<p>But sometimes, not even the apps you know and trust are safe.<p>A piece of malware detailed in a …

Security

New Android malware can secretly steal your credit card data, calls and texts

At this point, we assume that most savvy Android users know to be on the lookout for suspicious apps and download prompts, but even as smartphone users become more aware of the risks of downloading apps, the creators of the most vicious malware have adapted by releasing increasingly subtle Trojans …

Android Pay

How to spot malicious mobile apps

The pervasiveness of smartphones has resulted in an onslaught of mobile apps, and it’s pretty safe to say that, by now, there is an app for every …

Mobile Apps

Google removes Gab app for violating hate speech policy

Popular alt-right social network recently raised $1 million in crowdfunding campaign<p>Gab, the social network that has become popular among members of the alt-right, was removed from the Google Play Store this week for violating Google’s hate speech policy.<p>The company announced the removal of its app …

Technology

A gift for Gab? Google kicks social networking app for hate speech

Accusations of inconsistent censorship abounds as free speech platform is pulled<p>A year ago, accusations of Facebook burying conservative news …

Social Media

'It was terrifying'

Eyewitnesses describe the Barcelona attack.<p><i>This video has been optimised for mobile viewing on the BBC News app. The BBC News app is available from the</i> Apple App Store <i>for iPhone and</i> Google Play Store <i>for Android.</i>

Apple App Store

Auto-Clicking Android Adware Found in 340 Apps on the Google Play Store

The developer(s) of an Android adware family named GhostClicker has managed to sneak his malware on the official Google Play Store on several …

Google

Banking Trojans Set Their Sights on Taxi and Ride-Hailing Apps

It was to be expected that Android banking trojan operators would eventually set their sights on ride-hailing applications, considering that these …

Banking

Mobile malware Faketoken impersonates taxi apps

You’re in a hurry, trying to get to work, a business meeting, a date. So you launch your favorite app for booking a taxi as usual, but this time, it …

Kaspersky Lab

Help Make an 'Eclipse Megamovie' Using Your Smartphone

You can help scientists out during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 using nothing but your phone.<p>A project called Eclipse Megamovie is asking …

Astronomy

Samsung Gallery App Lands On Google Play

The Samsung Gallery app is now available on the Google Play Store. Samsung has been making a number of its own apps available on Google Play and this …

Samsung

Google Play Bans Twitter Alternative Gab.ai App Over 'Hate Speech'

Gab.ai, the social media platform that was built as an alternative to Twitter, was banned on Google’s Play Store Thursday.<p>The move will make it …

Social Media

Deal: select Final Fantasy titles currently 50%-off at Google Play

Square Enix is holding a 50%-off sale in the Google Play Store on select Final Fantasy titles. Until August 25, you can pick up Final Fantasy one through six, including Final Fantasy IV: After Years and Final Fantasy Dimensions, at the discounted price.<p>This means you can go all the way back to …

Final Fantasy

How to Force Daydream VR Compatibility on Unsupported Android Devices

Google Daydream VR is Google’s virtual reality solution for mobile devices. Devices need to be officially cleared by Google to be labeled as Daydream …

Linux

Gboard Beta 6.5 adds support for Bitmoji and stickers [APK Download]

Last year, Gboard was updated with the ability to insert GIFs directly into any supported app. This initially only worked on Android 7.1 or higher, …

Google

Watch the first episode of Disney’s new DuckTales series for free

In case you hadn’t heard, DuckTales is back! The new animated television series premiered a few days back and you can watch it for <b>free</b> at Amazon and the Google Play Store. The first episode will become a permanent part of your collection on whichever platform you choose. Enjoy!<p>Strap in for …

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