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Security researchers at Malwarebytes Labs have discovered a small handful of malicious Android apps loitering in Google Play, which collectively have racked up over 1 million installations. According to the researchers, each of the four malicious apps is contaminated with a Trojan that serves up adware and directs... Read more...
A Reddit user looking download and install the free image editor GIMP has discovered a devious malware campaign using contextual Google search ads to trick unsuspecting users into installing the RedLine stealer malware. The user who uncovered and reported this campaign almost fell prey to it himself, until Windows... Read more...
It is spooky season once again, and with it comes tricks, treats, and spooktacular games from those jumping in on the fun. Among those doing so is Google and its Doodles team, who have returned with the Great Ghoul Duel following a four-year hiatus. In 2018, a small team of 13 people launched Google’s first-ever... Read more...
Researchers at the threat analysis company ThreatFabric have published a report detailing some recent evolutions in Android malware droppers on the Google Play Store. Recent changes to Google Play policies restricting access to certain permissions have pushed malware developers to find workarounds. Google is... Read more...
YouTube is making it easier to find a content creator's Shorts, as it gives the category its own tab. The streaming service said it was listening to viewer's feedback, and made the decision to make it easier to discover the kind of content you are most interested in. Google's YouTube rolled its Shorts option out a... Read more...
If you're among the more than 2 billion who use Google's Chrome browser on your desktop PC, take a moment to apply the latest patch. Google has issued an emergency update that contains a single security fix and nothing more, but it's an important one—its plugs up a gaping security hole that hackers are known to be... Read more...
Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet and we reckon there's a fair number of people surfing the web with it inside Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Well, bad news for them—barring a last-minute reprieve, Google plans to sunset its Chrome browser on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 with its version 110... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity company Guardio have uncovered a campaign that has stealthily injected malware into the chromium-based browsers of over one million victims. The campaign makes use of browser extensions distributed through the Google Chrome Web Store and the Microsoft Edge Add-ons store. However, the... Read more...
The green versus blue bubble battle has been ongoing, with Google calling out Apple, requesting the company implement Rich Communication Services (RCS) to ‘fix texting woes.’ However, it seems Google is now making an even bigger leap to help foster text messaging interoperability with its latest update to Messages by... Read more...
One of the biggest features of the Windows 11 2022 Update was the addition of Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA). This unlocked the capability of using Android apps somewhat natively on Windows 11 devices, very much like Windows Subsystem for Linux. Microsoft seems to be going all in on Android, because Android 13 is... Read more...
As we stated in our Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro review, Google's latest-generation flagship smartphone is refined in every way with solid performance all around, sharp and fast OLED displays, and the best camera experience around on a mobile handset. That last bit is especially an especially attractive point. Even better... Read more...
Back in September, Razer stated it wanted a piece of that sweet sweet cloud-gaming pie. Now, it looks like the new Razer Android gaming handheld is on its way and we have to admit, it looks pretty cool. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan unveiled the product during RazerCon 2022 along with a plethora of other products, and... Read more...
This week, the Northern District of California court is considering whether to let a lawsuit filed against Google continue as a class action lawsuit. The suit in question is seeking statutory damages on behalf of millions of Google Chrome users, claiming that Google misled users of Chrome’s Incognito mode into a false... Read more...
Pretty much everyone has experienced a moment of fear as they struggle to remember a password to an account they are trying to sign into. Throw into the fray prompts for two-factor authentication, hackers still accessing your pertinent information online, and trying to maintain an online account can feel overwhelming... Read more...
Mullvad VPN, the Swedish VPN service that powers Mozilla VPN, is currently in the midst of a security audit of its Android app. While conducting this audit, the company discovered that Android’s VPN settings don’t block the operating system from making certain connections to Google servers outside the VPN tunnel... Read more...
Back in 2018, the Associated Press (AP) published a piece bringing attention to the fact that Google still collects some user location data even when Location History is disabled in Google Account settings. Two years later, the Arizona Attorney General sued Google for deceptive location tracking practices, citing this... Read more...
Today’s Made by Google Launch event formally introduced the world to an array of new Pixel devices. Extensive information about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones has already been shared, or otherwise leaked out, but some new tidbits were covered as well. In addition, the Made by Google team announced the Pixel... Read more...
Next week, it is expected that Google will unveil the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at a Fall event, which lines up with leaks and rumors we have heard. However, that is not all, as Google might sweeten the deal with a free Google Pixel Watch or Google Pixel Buds Pro when you preorder one of the new devices. Over on... Read more...
Cloud gaming isn't dead, but it certainly hasn't taken off the way some folks wish it would. Case in point: Google's Stadia service, one of the first big players in the space, is shutting its doors less than three years after they opened. If you're not familiar with it by name, Stadia is the name of Google's cloud... Read more...
An Amazon US listing for the upcoming Google Pixel 7 smartphone has been spotted and screen-shotted. At the time of writing, the Amazon retail page has been taken down, as someone obviously jumped the gun. However, we now have pretty solid information on the non-Pro device’s price, release date, and Amazon BO... Read more...
If it isn’t backed up, it doesn’t exist—or so the adage goes. It is vital to have any files that are important to you backed up in at least a few ways. For a long while now, Google Photos has made backing up images to the cloud almost effortless which has made it a popular solution for many. Recently though, some... Read more...
If the Dynamic Island feature of the new iPhone 14 impressed you as an Android user, an app on Google's Play Store may be what you are looking for. The dynamicSpot app aims to give Android owners the island experience. Apple recently launched its latest iPhone 14 family of smartphones during its Far Out event. One... Read more...
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