They’re designed to protect your smartphone from viruses, but it seems that several antivirus apps could actually cause more harm than good to your device. Experts from VPN Pro have warned Android users about 15 antivirus apps that are potentially dangerous . In a blog about the warning, security researcher Jan Youngren explained: “These apps are amazingly popular and potentially dangerous. “That’s because they’re asking users to give them a lot of dangerous permissions that they don’t seem to need. “Permissions like knowing where you are at all times, being able to use your camera, and even using your phone without your knowledge.” Worryingly, these apps, including Antivirus Free 2019, Clean Master and Security Master, have been downloaded more than 2 billion times, putting users and their precious data at risk. Scroll down for the full list of dangerous apps. Mr Youngren added: “Even though these apps have been found guilty … [Read more...] about Android users should delete these ‘amazingly popular’ apps immediately, experts warn
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Lollipop! Alex Dobie 12 Nov 2014 197 New Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7, 10 and 9 Android 5.0 Lollipop is upon us! The Nexus 9 tablet tablet has been on sale for a good while, but today the first Lollipop updates have started to become available for Nexus devices in the form of factory images. At the time of writing we're seeing Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (Wifi-only, 2013 + 2014 models) and Nexus 10 over on the Android Developers site. There's also an updated build for the Nexus 9 — LRX21Q. As always, Android 5.0 updates will filter to Nexus and Google Play edition devices automatically in the coming weeks for those who don't manually update. However if you don't want to wait to update your Nexus phone or tablet, the good news is that manually updating your device is relatively easy. All you'll need is your Nexus, an unlocked bootloader, a little bit of command line knowledge. We'll walk you through the process after the … [Read more...] about Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus factory images are live — here’s how to update!
Navdy head-up display Score Details “Navdy cuts the need for a litany of gadgets on your dash, making for a great all-in-one phone integration solution.” Head-up display minimizes distracted driving Excellent hands-free calling Displays text messages and reads them aloud Modernizes old cars for a fair price Screen can be slow to update Steering wheel-mounted inputs can get in the way Update: In late January, Navdy sent an email to customers stating that it’s no longer conducting business and is liquidating its assets. “What this means for you as a Navdy customer is that sometime within the next couple of weeks, your Navdy unit may stop functioning properly,” the note read. We suggest readers look elsewhere for a head-up display. Any number of new gadgets promise to modernize your older car, but frankly, a smartphone does a better job than most of them. That’s why the best car accessories now work … [Read more...] about Navdy head-up display review
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. New update! Galaxy Fit owners can finally use the fitness band to control music playback. Babu Mohan 13 Nov 2019 0 Source: Android CentralWhat you need to knowSamsung is rolling out a new software for the Galaxy Fit. The update adds new watch faces as well as a music control widget to the fitness band. You will need to update the Galaxy Fit Plugin app before you can download the new software update. Samsung is adding a few new features to the Galaxy Fit with a new software update. As reported by TizenHelp, the small update brings new watch faces as well as a music control widget to the fitness band. Currently, the update is said to be available in the U.S., Italy, South Korea, India, and the UK. The update includes 31 new watch faces, most of which are focused on showing useful information such as your heart rate, step count, and weather. Samsung had added 14 new watch faces to the fitness band in the … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Fit gets new watch faces, music control widget with latest update
A new version of Nokia's £50 ($67) retro 3310 phone that connects to 4G networks is set for release. The 4G 3310 houses a new operating system that can run a number of basic Android apps, according to documents leaked from China. Previous models have shipped with either 2G or 3G connectivity, but the new phone could use 4G to power stripped down versions of messaging apps like WhatsApp. Scroll down for video A new version of Nokia's retro 3310 phone that connects to 4G networks (front pictured left, back pictured right) is set for release THE NOKIA 3310 - Thin, light and durable - Measures 115.6 x 51.0 x 12.8mm - Weighs 79.6 grams (2.8 oz) - 22-hour talk time - One month battery life - 2.4 inch curved colour display - 2 megapixel camera with LED flash - Four colour options: Red, yellow, dark blue and grey - 2G, 3G and soon 4G connectivity - Bluetooth, micro USB, and headphone jack connections - MicroSD card support up to … [Read more...] about Nokia’s retro 3310 gets another upgrade: New version of the iconic £50 phone is set to ship with 4G and could connect to WhatsApp