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Bit9 finds over 100,000 “suspicious or questionable” Android apps in Google Play

by: AdrianNovember 4, 2012
According to Bit9, a security solutions provider, there are more than 100,000 Android apps in Google Play that can be defined as “suspicious or questionable”, based on permissions requested, categorization and the publisher’s reputation.
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Android Authority On Air – Episode 36 – Hurricane Sandy Can’t Keep Android Down

by: Derek RossNovember 3, 2012

Before we get started this week, let’s take a moment and put our thoughts and prays with all of those that felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. From all of us here at Android Authority, our hearts go out to you, your families, and your loved ones.

This past Monday, Google had an Android event scheduled. They told us the playground was open. However, do to Hurricane Sandy, the event in New York City was canceled. Immediately the collective heart of the Android community sank. We had tons of questions as this was reminiscent of last years delayed launch, sadly do to the passing of Steve Jobs. We thought when was the event going to be rescheduled? How about devices, [...]

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Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition coming to Android tablets November 28

by: Kristofer WoukNovember 3, 2012
While the release date for the Android version of Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is still listed as "TBA" on the game's website, a tweet by the game's Creative Director, Trent Oster, says the game will hopefully be coming to Android tablets on November 28.
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7 sizzling new Android apps of the week (November 2 issue)

by: Carl ParkerNovember 2, 2012

The Google Play Store is bubbling and oozing with apps. Apps for games, productivity, videos, music, and all you can think of can be found on the Google Play Store. As we speak, hundreds of new apps appear in Google’s toy box, waiting to be used on your Android device. Thanks to the continuous support of app developers, we can enjoy a lot of apps on our Android handsets.

To make your search easier, we scouted the vast ocean of apps and manually picked the hottest new apps from the Google Play Store. In this post, we focus the spotlights on the new Android apps freshly released this week, with the hope that you will find them as interesting and/or useful as much [...]

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Android 4.2 security includes advanced anti-malware protection, just as previously rumored

by: Chris SmithNovember 2, 2012
Before Google unveiled Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, we saw a variety of leaks and reports that detailed potential new features for the company’s new Android OS version. Among them, one story detailed potential new security features for Android 4.2 devices that could offer users better protection against malware apps, among other things.
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Chrome for Android gets performance update, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 support

by: Bams SadewoNovember 2, 2012
Since it shed its beta skin in June, the Chrome for Android app hasn’t gotten many updates from Google. While the browser is fast and stable enough, it’s still lacking some features found on the desktop version. What can we expect to see from the new version of the mobile browser that’s just been pushed out to Google Play?
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Google Now ‘s built-in pedometer tracks your biking and walking miles

by: Varun RajNovember 2, 2012
Google Now brings a new feature for Jelly Bean phones, the pedometer. Though there haven’t been any official mentions of the feature, you might have noticed it while checking for directions on your phone. What the pedometer does is show how much you have biked or walked over the month.
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Google’s Nexus 4 system dump is out and about – apps, wallpapers, ringtones and more up of grabs

by: Bams SadewoNovember 2, 2012
The inevitable has happened. With a few days left before its official launch, and with review units being sent out to some lucky hands, the Nexus 4 system dump has been uploaded online – giving everyone access to the phone’s many Android 4.2 goodies.
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Amazon’s first mobile game, Air Patriots, hits the app stores

by: David GitongaNovember 1, 2012
As though their summer venture into Facebook gaming this summer was not enough, Amazon Game Studio has released its first mobile game, a free-to-play strategy game named Air Patriots.
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AT&T Locker hopes to compete with other cloud-based services

by: Kristofer WoukNovember 1, 2012
While AT&T Locker has been available for Android devices for a while now, with the app hitting Apple's App Store today, it seems that AT&T is ready to begin the marketing push behind the cloud service.
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