News about the recent malware for the Android platform comes from a security company based in Russia, called Doctor Web, which decided to give it the name of Android.DDoS.1.origin. Once it installs itself on the device running Android, the Trojan is capable of carrying out DDoS attacks to networks targeted by the creators.
If you own an Android device and would like to catch-up with the headlines for today while you’re commuting, one app that we recommend for doing that is called News Republic. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play and here’s what it has to offer.
The latest version of the app allows users to read news feeds by creating their own channels, by selecting from the default topics like sports, business, world or technology. In addition to this, you can actually build your own channels by entering a tag in the search box.
This Android application will save battery by entering your device into sleep mode (shutting down WiFi, 3G/4G).
Nowadays gadgets can do a lot of things for us: they can let us surf the web, while listening to music, or, why not, watching a movie, in the same time. Not to mention that they have huge displays with excellent colors which make them even more attractive when it comes to multimedia experience. And that’s just a tiny portion of what they can offer us. But all of these advantages have one minor downsize: the battery of such a device is very quickly drained. And sometimes… Continue to Android App: Save Battery When Your Device Is in Sleep Mode
Even though Android is an open source mobile operating system, which offers the user a lot of customizable options it is likely that you’re going to have a limit on them setup by the manufacturer of the device, just like with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300. In order to fully access the features that Android has to offer you will have to use a special tool to unblock the operating system.
The guys over at Gizmodo Australia have managed to get their hands on a bunch of documents which offer a lot of details over Google’s Nexus 7 upcoming tablet. The device is scheduled to be announced at the well-known Google I/O Conference but the news about the leak can only contribute to the hype and buzz for the product.
It’s clear that the Galaxy S3 made a solid impact on the Android smartphone market, bringing a fresh look and an impressive set of technical features. Since its launch, the XDA community has been working hard to bring this ultimate experience to people who don’t own a S3, at least from a software point of view. First, they ported Samsung’s newest “home-made” interface, TouchWiz, on the Galaxy S, Galaxy S2 and on the Galaxy Nexus and lately, on the Sony Xperia Arc (Arc S). Given the fact that it has been proven that it works very well on the former two devices… Continue to Galaxy S3 TouchWiz Launcher For Xperia Arc And Xperia Arc S
Android was created to be a mobile operating system open for third party developing, allowing everyone who’s got the skills or talent to create useful apps or mess with the system settings. This means that you can buy any Android device and find at least a couple of custom ROMs created by users who enjoy modifying stock versions of the operating system, to create ones with all kind of new built-in features.
The Barnes & Noble Nook Color, or the archrival of the famous Amazon Kindle Fire, is without doubt one of the top e-book readers on the market. Some would even consider it a tablet but looking at the competition, I wouldn’t go there. With its TI OMAP 3621 CPU clocked at 800MHz, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of flash storage it has the potential to go into battle against the low end tablets yet it cannot be compared to devices like the new iPad or the Asus Transformer 2.
Read It Later, a very popular iOS app was released some time ago for the Android platform but it failed to gain traction like its Apple iOS counterpart. This happened probably due to its not so great features and pricing, which were not on Android’s user base taste.
Fortunately though, the developers behind Read It Later decided to completely revamp the application and user experience, renaming it to Pocket and making it available for free on Android. Apparently, the reason behind this decision was the fact that users kept saving videos for viewing them later so the app’s name… Continue to Pocket Android App Lets You View Things Later & Offline
Face Unlock, aka Face Recognition, is one of the greatest and most desired features brought by the newest Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. By using it, you can unlock your smartphones without remembering complicated patterns, pins or passwords. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself and each time you want to unlock your device, look into the front-facing camera, Android takes care of the rest; it recognizes your face and automatically unlocks the phone. It’s also worth mentioning that some security flaws have been discovered in Face Unlock, like the fact that the device might… Continue to Visidon AppLock - Unlock Apps Using Face Recognition For Android 2.2, 2.3 Or 3.0