An application that would send your current photos to you and your friends, reminding you of your past memories was launched for Android platform. Users sign up with their email and are given the option to take a new photo or choose one from their photo album. From there, users can choose to send those photos into the future, a time that ranges from a month from now or five years from now. Users can also choose the “Surprise me” function, letting the app choose when a photo will be received. http://tcrn.ch/1fCoeu7
Google, known for passively collecting data of the users to improve it’s apps performance is working on “Mobile Meter”, which will track mobile app usage, browsing habits from your mobile device. Though, denied as “rumor”, the app will target iOS and Android platforms. The participation will be voluntary and not mandatory for the users. http://engt.co/1gEXzv3
Android mobile phones are always prone to hacking attempts. The vulnerabilities existing in the system, gives jitters to Android based users. Here is the list of some, new improved security apps for an Android phone. http://ubm.io/161M1tu
To prevent data loss in case of handset loss, the Android Device Manager is now equipped with full remote device lock-down. It will override your pattern or pin protection. http://bit.ly/18lGcK1
The Weblogin feature used to log into Google accounts from Android phones, can compromise the privacy and the security of the Google Apps users. Through this, the Android user authenticate themselves without entering their username/password, on the Google websites. If a Google App Administrator is using such method on his/her Android phone, that might risk the company’s whole setup. Details – http://bit.ly/14szLb9
BlueBox Security, a mobile security startup has found a loophole in the Android phones security, released over the past four years. The vulnerability disclosed to Google in February, is still pending from Google. Though, Samsung S4 seems to have patched up this loophole.
World’s number 1 Web Search Engine, Google is reportedly working on developing a Gaming Console in Android. Google’s Android operating system is the world’s most popular mobile software, featured on three out of every four smartphones sold. This would enable Google, expand Android’s scope beyond smartphones and tablets. Google is also working on a wristwatch model based on Android. Details – http://reut.rs/1aRXMbg
Microsoft has combined hands with a Japanese smartphone game developer Klab Inc, to bring it’s PC and XBox games for iPhone and Android handsets. Microsoft’s popular game – Age of Empires will be available free of cost for the smartphones. Microsoft’s mobile gaming strategy could provide a lucrative link between its game console and mobile business, which includes its Windows Phone platform. Windows Phone handsets currently account for just 3 per cent of the world’s mobile phones, so providing its games to Android and iPhone handsets, which jointly command an estimated 90 per cent of handsets used worldwide, could unlock a huge new mobile gaming market for Microsoft.
Days after buying Summly for $30 million, Yahoo integrated the same into it’s latest iOS and Android apps. The looks of apps on both the platforms is almost identical. Summly creates a summary of news article in 400 characters, which enables readers to quickly glance through the news. Though this update is available in US, for the time being. Details – http://bit.ly/157vJEK
Have you secured your Android phone by a pin or unlock pattern. What if you lost your phone? Is your data still safe. No. “Frost” Attack Unlocks Android Phones’ Data By Chilling Their Memory In A Freezer. The researchers from Erlangen University of Germany, found they could read all the secured data, by simply cooling the phone to around five degrees Fahrenheit and quickly rebooting it. With a technique called FROST, or Forensic Recovery of Scrambled Telephones, they could read data from its memory including images, emails and web browsing history, as well as the key that in some cases allows them to decrypt the phone’s encrypted storage disk. Details here – http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/02/14/frost-attack-unlocks-android-phones-data-by-chilling-its-memory-in-a-freezer/
As more and more smart devices are opting for Android operating system and the market is being flooded by the Android devices. Google App Store, which was formally known as Android Market, has approx 600,000+ apps available. Here is the list of 51 must haves, which range from ‘Advanced Task Killer’ – to kill stubborn, memory consuming apps, to ‘Cloud Print’. Check the complete list, here – http://www.datamation.com/mobile-wireless/51-must-have-android-apps-1.html