How To: Use an old smartphone or tablet as a security camera

Don’t throw away or retire your older smartphones and tablets. Deploy them as a security camera around your home or office.     We bet there will be many of you who have an old smartphone or tablet that is lying almost useless simply because either it under performs, is outdated hardware or there are … Continue reading

Firefox OS WhatsApp client may be in the pipeline

Cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp, which recently dismissed the notion of being bought over by Facebook and Google, may just be headed to Firefox OS. The app, which currently has over 300 million active users a month across more than a 100 countries, might be getting an official version released for the alternative OS before the end of the year, according … Continue reading

Google CEO: Facebook is doing a really bad job

Google CEO Larry Page said in a recent interview with Wired magazine that Facebook is doing a “really bad job with its products”. Page did not elaborate on the reasons why he thinks so, nor did he name any products. Page, who generally claims Google is not affected by competition, levelled direct criticism at Facebook for probably the first time. … Continue reading

Ninety-nine percent of fresh malware programs attack Android: Report

As per findings of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2012, ninety-nine percent of newly discovered mobile malicious programs target the Android platform, while only a very small amount targets Java and Symbian-based smartphones. The report found that 2012 was the second year to show explosive growth in Android malware. From a negligible eight new unique malicious … Continue reading

Apps on your phone could be stealing your data

How many apps do you have? On an average, on any given smartphone or tablet you will be sure to find at least six to seven apps, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if you were to find even more than twenty apps. Whether it’s a smartphone you are using or a tablet, your experience … Continue reading

Canonical announces Ubuntu for smartphones

Canonical announces Ubuntu for smartphones   Soon, you would have the ability to carry a proper desktop operating system on your mobile phone. The firm behind the Ubuntu operating system, Canonical has announced a version of its software for smartphones. Instead of Android, now users will be able to run a very different Linux-based OS , the long-awaited … Continue reading

Developer expelled by Google Play Store on posting Malicious Android apps

Developer expelled by Google Play Store on posting Malicious Android apps   Google Play Developer Console enables developers to easily publish and distribute their applications directly to users of Android-compatible phones. Recently someone posted on Reddit that a developer is trying to spread malware by masquerading infected programs as legitimate software.   The account of the … Continue reading

UbnHD2 : Ubuntu based Pentesting OS for Mobiles

UbnHD2 : Ubuntu based Pentesting OS for Mobiles Most of the crazy readers always demand for some solution to turn their Android Smartphone into a Hacking Machine. There are various solutions, like installing some penetration testing android based tools like ANTI, dSploit, FaceNiff etc and also Installing ARM version of Backtrack OS. Today I found … Continue reading

Best Android apps of 2012: Evernote, Pinterest make it to the list

Best Android apps of 2012: Evernote, Pinterest make it to the list Android users! If you have felt as lost as a kid in a candy store when in Google Play, it has to be because of the sheer number and categories of apps in there. But there are some that outshone the others in … Continue reading

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