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Apple software is now a bigger risk than Java and Flash

November 9, 2015 - 1:19 pm in Apps

  Apple just reported another massively successful quarter, but not all the Apple-related news circulating right now is worthy of a high-five. Apple also just had a massive quarter in terms of software vulnerabilities.The security researchers at Secunia…

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New malware infects non-jailbroken iPhones, is really difficult to remove

October 8, 2015 - 12:29 pm in Apps

  Just two weeks ago we told you about a rogue version of Xcode that helped hundreds of malicious apps sneak into the iOS App Store. Now another…

Roku OS 7 improves content discovery and mobile app

October 7, 2015 - 12:27 pm in Apps, Software

  In Roku's last operating system update that rolled out in May, it introduced much-needed search functionality to make finding content and channels…

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Android porn app takes your mugshot, holds your device ransom

September 11, 2015 - 1:06 am in Apps

  Bad news, mobile porn viewers! The FBI knows what you’re up to. They’ve taken your mugshot and they’re going to need you to transfer $500 via PayPal before you can do anything with your phone again.No, it’s not part of some crazy government…

Opera Mini now has two compression modes: high and extreme

September 10, 2015 - 12:55 am in Apps

  For years, Opera has been compressing web pages to let its users squeeze a little more usage out of their bandwidth caps and slow connections. Things sometimes get lost during compression, but Opera says they’ve solved that problem now. With the latest…

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Over 100 banking Trojans traced to one 20-year-old Brazilian programmer

July 5, 2015 - 2:23 am in Apps

Read about a 20-year-old Brazilian in the news, and it’s likely to be an up-and-coming soccer or volleyball star. Not this one, however. He’s made a name for himself coding banking Trojans. He goes by the name Lordfenix online, and Trend Micro figures…

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Teen killed after locating his lost smartphone with a tracking app

June 19, 2015 - 12:13 am in Apps

Linking your mobile devices to a tracking service is a very good idea in case they get lost or stolen. But actually using tracking services to go find your device is not always a safe thing to do as one Canadian teen found at the cost of his life in London.Jeremy…

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Hackers port Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant to Android

April 28, 2015 - 2:09 pm in Apps

Apple was the first major mobile company to personify its voice assistant when Siri was announced as the flagship feature of the iPhone 4s. That was back in 2011, but just last year Microsoft attached a personality to its own voice assistant on Windows Phone…

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Stream PC games to your Android device with Remotr

April 25, 2015 - 2:07 pm in Apps

You can stream nearly any game from your PC to your Android device -- provided you can master the controls. Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET The concept of streaming games to a mobile device is nothing new. Nvidia's Grid service, for example, allows players…

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Automatically zap away your iPhone screenshots with Screeny and save space

March 21, 2015 - 10:57 pm in Apps

Grabbing a screenshot is often the fastest way to make sure you have that boarding pass available or can capture an image of that weird bug your iPhone is experiencing. However, screenshots can clutter up your camera roll rather quickly. Those cute pictures…