Instagram has been in the news a lot recently. It launched on Android only a few weeks ago and enjoyed over 1 million downloads on its first day on Google Play. Then Facebook decided to buy the 13... person company for $1 billion! Naturally, the Facebook purchase rocketed the app to even greater popularity with the  acquisition being covered by the mainstream media.

When a cyber criminal...

Google-Glasses-Wearable-Com

With consumers lapping up the latest technology faster than ever before, research firm Forrester has released a new report on wearable devices and how they are set to become the next big thing.... The firm noted, however, that wearable devices would only go mainstream once Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook – the big five platforms – and their developer communities — make more...

Best-Midrange-Android-Phone

Although devices such as the Droid RAZR MAXX, the Galaxy Nexus and the HTC One X are obviously the cream of the Android crop, many Android fans don’t want to spend top dollar on a high-end... smartphone that will become obsolete in little more than a year. Since cheap Android smartphones should be actively avoided (for reasons I’ve detailed in this previous article here), the only remain...

Android Malware Banned

In its ongoing battle with malicious app writers, Google has removed 29 apps from Google Play that harvested email addresses and phone numbers and uploaded them to remote command servers. Symantec... has so far identified 29 apps that targeted the Japanese market. All of the 29 apps share common code and it is believed that one group is behind all of the apps.

The first app in the series app...

ARM-Quad-Core

The advent of the smartphone brought with it a dramatic shift in how people work, communicate, and play. Of course, the primary use of the ‘cellphone’ is still to make and receive... phone calls, but our mobile devices are increasingly being utilized for a wide variety of other purposes. Email, social networking apps, internet browsing, and serious gaming capabilities mean that we...

tablet-itself

So you want to get in on the world of Android tablets but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Well don’t worry! I had the same urges a few months back and got myself an Asus Transformer... for ÂŁ200/$317. Now, you may be asking why I am recommending a tablet that already has a younger and more powerful brother, the phenomenal Asus Transformer Prime. Well, if you are after a tablet which is sti...

windows-8

I’ve been writing about Android since the release of the first smartphone to run the OS, the HTC Dream (those of you from the US might know it as the T-Mobile G1), back in October 2009. At... the time, I must have read about a hundred articles by authors of all calibers, all arguing why Android didn’t stand a chance to become what it is today: the largest smartphone OS in the world by ma...

Android Security

Android’s security issues and vulnerabilities have been the subject of heated debates in the technology world for a while now, with many developers and researchers claiming that the former... Android Market, now known as Google Play, is the source of numerous malicious apps.

And while I don’t intend to thorougly analyze and discuss all of the issues surrounding Android security we...

updtbot-malware

New malware, which targets Android users with the offer of a system upgrade, has been discovered. UpdtBot (Update Bot), as it is known, spreads via SMS messages but is really a malicious app which allows... the device to be controlled by a remote Command and Control (C&C) server to send text messages, make phone calls, and download and install apps.

The unsuspecting victims receive a SMS message wh...

Samsung-Galaxy-S3-vs-Motoro

With HTC having already launched their new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One X, the Android rumor mills’ attention seems to be currently focusing on the upcoming flagships from... the two other main Android smartphone manufacturers: Samsung and Motorola. While during the previous weeks we have extensively covered the rumors and leaks regarding the Samsung Galaxy S3, Motorola...