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A new smartphone unboxing video has recently surfaced on social media. The exciting thing about this particular video is that it appears to feature the new Google Pixel 7 Pro—a device which hasn’t yet been officially launched. Smartphone enthusiasts will have to wait until October, for Google’s Fall Event, before the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Read more...
  ASUS Zenfone 9 - Starting At: $699 ASUS took a different approach than many competitors with the new Zenfone 9, and packed class-leading performance into a compact, svelte form factor. If you want a small, fast smartphone, the Zenfone 9 may be for you.     Streamlined Form Factor High Performance Decent Battery Life Headphone... Read more...
Last week, T-Mobile and SpaceX announced a partnership to bring satellite connectivity to your smartphone. The plan has modest goals to start, but the future is looking bright. Now, Hiroshi Lockheimer of Google has confirmed that Android itself will be getting broader support for satellite connectivity in its next... Read more...
Lenovo just announced a suite of new ChromeOS and Android powered devices, targeting a wide range of use cases. The company has options for both enterprise and consumer markets that are designed to support everything from hybrid workflows to media consumption. We will kick things off with the two Chrome OS devices... Read more...
In an emergency, your smartphone can help you far beyond just dialing 9-1-1. Modern smartphones are increasingly including safety features like panic-button style triggers, automated location sharing, and even triggers to record and share video. These features are designed to both help you in the moment and to help... Read more...
High-end Android tablets are few and far between these days, but Google is finally taking large screen devices seriously. It added a raft of new tablet features to the OS this year, and now they're actually available on a tablet in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series. These devices have just gotten an update... Read more...
  Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 - Starting At: $1799.00 Samsung made some great refinements to the Galaxy Z Fold4 over the previous gen Fold3, including a better camera, better build quality and a fantastic folding display. However, its battery life is middling and its price tag still hefty.      Great S Pen Support Solid Camera... Read more...
Released in July of this year, 2022, the Nothing Phone has not made as much of a splash as its creators had hoped for a budget "iPhone Killer." That thankfully hasn't stopped the manufacturer from keeping their device in tip-top shape with updates. Today a new update was released for Nothing's Android-based Nothing... Read more...
Android 13 is currently rolling out to Pixel devices. Google is pushing privacy and security more strongly with this new version of Android, and this push extends to the clipboard as users often copy sensitive information. As a means to prevent exposure of this sensitive information, the clipboard will now... Read more...
An Android Banking Trojan with an already extensive toolkit recently gained a ransomware module. While banking malware is an all too prevalent a threat for mobile devices, ransomware isn’t a technique commonly deployed against mobile devices, making this particular piece of malware notable. Banking trojans come in the... Read more...
It has been almost two years since Motorola released a foldable Razr phone, and flip phone fans in most of the world will have to wait a bit longer. Moto has finally unveiled the 2022 Razr foldable, but it has only been announced for China, where it will retail for just 5,999 CNY, or about $900 USD—that's several... Read more...
There is widespread concern over the amount of personal data siphoned off by Google, Facebook, and other big tech companies, but that's nothing compared to what your mobile carrier knows. A startup called Invisiv aims to address that with a new beta of its mobile data service. With Pretty Good Phone Privacy (PGPP)... Read more...
You now have more time to get rid of that embarrassing WhatsApp message you sent while tipsy in the middle of the night. The popular messaging app is allowing users more than just one hour to delete a regrettable message. Most all of us have hit send on a message to someone, only to regret it moments it later... Read more...
OnePlus exploded on the scene in 2014 talking smack about the big boys and promising to help its customers "Never Settle." In the same way the "Don't be evil" slogan has come back to haunt Google, OnePlus fans have delighted in calling out the OEM for settling on numerous occasions. Get ready for another round of jokes because the new OnePlus... Read more...
It is widely expected that Google will launch its next flagship smartphones sometime in October, as it will have been a year since the search giant released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Now, a Google Pixel leaker with an unrivaled track record has ‘confirmed’ the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are set to be launched with pre-orders open from Thursday, Read more...
Google is engaged in a never ending game of cat and mouse with threat actors on its Play Store who employ different techniques to sneak malware-ridden apps onto the app store. We fairly regularly write about newly discovered batches of malicious apps that went unrecognized as such long enough to infect hundreds of... Read more...
According to some users of Google's latest, affordably-priced flagship Android smartphone, the Pixel 6a, the device's biometric security isn't exactly secure, and that is a big problem. The Google Pixel 6a was just released on July 28th to the masses, retailing in the US for $449. Compared to its bigger brethren... Read more...
Google has some new policies for developers when it comes to the Google Play Store that target bothersome ads, copycat apps, and more. The company says the policies will take effect at different times in order to give developers plenty of time to adjust. Malicious Android apps infecting mobile devices have littered... Read more...
It seems these days that security researchers are sounding the alarm on malicious Androids apps in Google Play at an alarming rate. So it goes again with a fresh reporting highlighting over two dozen Android apps packaged with malware, and which have collectively been downloaded and installed 10 million times. Suffice... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming service is adding support for smooth 120fps mobile gaming to a much wider range of Android devices. However, there are a couple of requirements that you will need to meet in order to get that type of performance. Mobile gaming has been growing in popularity, as more and more... Read more...
Time and again, we're reminded that even when installing Android apps directly from Google's Play Store, contracting a malware infection is still possible. It's still the safest route (versus venturing off elsewhere and/or sideloading), but still not foolproof. Case in point, a security researcher has sounded the... Read more...
Last month, we wrote about malicious Android apps containing a trojan that researchers have dubbed “SMSFactory.” This bit of malware exists to infect Android phones and conduct SMS billing fraud. SMSFactory uses SMS and phone permissions to regularly send premium text messages and make calls to premium numbers... Read more...
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