The average smartphone user doesn’t give nearly enough consideration to mobile phone security. In fact, smartphone users are more likely to get anxious about their phone’s physical safety than the more serious threat of malware. Malware and other forms of cyber threats are far more common in desktops and laptops particularly for business users, but with the increasing sophistication of cyber crimes, disregarding your other ‘lower risk’ devices’ security can mean disaster.
At its I/O 2016 conference, Google introduced us to Android Instant Apps. This built-in feature allows users to access a cloud version of an app without having to download it from the Google Play Store. While the technology isn’t yet available to the general public, Google is running a limited test of the technology for a few devices.
Thanks to Google, the apps on your Android phone that you wish you could use on a larger device might finally find their way to a bigger platform. Even though Android apps are designed for a mobile platform, the apps are also available for the Google Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks.
Google Now has been around for years, but the service still doesn’t have the name recognition of Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. Considering that it is delivered on nearly every new Android device, it’s a crime that it doesn’t get more use.
Google is the driving force behind a wide variety of devices and operating systems today. It is well-established that Google is in charge of Android devices and operating systems. However, Google has announced its latest operating system, Android Things, and people are wondering what this will mean for operating systems from Google going forward.
Google has to contend with yet another malware attack that targets older Android users. Gooligan is a variation of the very successful Ghost Push malware that infected more than four million phones in 2015. This time the point of attack is the Google account.
VoIP technology has done wonders for business communications by simplifying the way business owners and staff communicate with stakeholders. VoIP apps compete for a big slice of the consumer spending pie and those who adapt well to developments are poised to succeed.
Android users may have reason for concern regarding their device security as well as the information transmitted by their phones. A backdoor security breach has recently been identified in Android devices that could cause user data to be sent to China.
Android developers are on the lookout for a malicious malware that is attacking app stores and users across the United States, France and other European countries. The malware, known as DressCode, is particularly dangerous to corporations that allow employees to use their own devices for work.
Technology companies have been pushing phone-based payment methods for years now. And the various vehicles for this type of transaction are surprisingly similar, right down to their names: Apple Pay (for iPhones) and Android Pay (for Android devices). For those who have been waiting for Google’s mobile wallet to find its footing, we believe that time has come.