As many as 1 in 5 Android apps is filled with malware. Symantec's most recent Internet Security Threat report says 17% of all Android apps are actually malware and are essentially disguised as real apps. Symantec found 700,000 bad apps in 2013 and now it has found a million.
It takes a while to manufacture the LG G4's leather back, according to LG. The leather used on the phone is high-quality and each backing is put through a 12 week manufacturing process. LG has released some details about the leather used on the phone.
There have been 100 million downloads of Microsoft Office apps on iOS and Android. Microsoft remains the dominant office app system across platforms and the recent focus on iOS and Android by Microsoft has grown mobile Office apps. It was 2013 when Office Mobile 365 reached iOS.
Cricket Wireless is updating its plans to include unlimited messaging and calling to Canada. The $50 and $60 per month plans in the US will receive unlimited calling and text, video, and picture messaging to that country. Plans will not have their prices changed.
The NSA has used Germany's intelligence system to spy on EU politicians and companies. Der Spiegel reports this spying and intelligence sharing has been going on for years. The NSA tells Germany who it needs information on and the German intelligence service complies.
Details regarding the ARM Cortex A72 microarchitecture have been revealed at ARM TechDay 2015. The ARM Cortex A72 core is the fastest ARM Cortex processor to date. ARM's own internal benchmarks put the Cortex A72 anywhere between 20% to 60% faster than the Cortex A57.
Would you play your favorite game until you drop dead? A 24-year old World of Warcraft player recently died after playing the game for 19 hours at a stretch. Blizzard's game is great, and sure is addictive, but is it really worth giving up your life for a game?
There is an Android urinating on an Apple logo in Google Maps. Team Android found that these coordinates show the Android peeing all over Apple. Easter eggs like this are not common and as much as Apple probably does not like its logo being urinated on, this is an amusing find.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable are not going to merge. Reports from April 23 had said the merger was being abandoned and now Comcast and TWC have confirmed that is the case. Opposition from federal agencies pushed the companies into a corner, making the deal nearly impossible.
iFixit has completed its tear down of the Apple Watch, Apple's smartwatch that was just released today. The tear down was not easy but iFixit was successful in breaking down the device to its tiniest parts. The display and battery for the Watch should be replaceable.
Philips has announced it is going to use Android TV on the majority of its TVs this year. 80% of its Ambilight TVs will use the software. Android TV will also be used on cheaper HD televisions and there will be 38 TV models running Android TV in the first half of 2015.
Sense TV will be killed on April 30. HTC is getting rid of its television application that was used as a software interface for IR blasters found in older phones. Sense TV had shipped on phones before the One M9 and HTC is getting rid of it while pushing users towards Peel.
Drones are soon going to be used in Switzerland to deliver mail. Swiss Post, the primary postal service in the country, will deliver small packages with drones. Quadcopters from Matternet will be used and a pilot program for drone deliveries will begin in the summer.
A recently discovered exploit lets hackers put iOS devices into a state of continuous restarts. Researchers with Skycure found that there is a vulnerability that is activated upon connecting to an unknown and open WiFi hotspot. Connecting to those hotspots is always a bad idea.
eSports is growing larger every year and it will be on ESPN2 for the first time this weekend. The channel is going to broadcast the final round of the Heroes of the Storm collegiate championship during primetime on Sunday. The broadcast will begin at 6:30 PM PT.
A new game series is coming later this decade from Marvel and Telltale Games. The companies have announced the series will debut in 2017, though details are not abundant. In a blog post, Telltale announced it had partnered with Marvel but did not release details.
Acer's first Windows Phone handset will soon be launched in the US. The Acer Liquid M220 will run Windows Phone 8.1 out-of-the-box, but will get the Windows 10 update once it is released. The Liquid M220 costs just $79.99, needless to say the specs will mirror the price.
Lenovo is working on a new Smartphone to take on the Asus ZenFone 2. The Lenovo K80 will compete with the ZenFone 2 in terms of specs, as well as pricing. Starting April 30th, Lenovo's K80 handset will go on sale in China for CNY 1,799 (which translates to $290).
The "Highlights" feature in Twitter has now reached the social network's Android app. Highlights is a new feature that provides users with push notifications that summarize the best tweets from a particular day. Users must opt-in to Highlights if they want notifications.
Samsung is coming out with a new Gear smartwatch and it is teasing the device. The company confirmed rumors of a circular smartwatch in a post about its SDK for smartwatches. A photo was posted that clearly shows a watch with a circular display and it may run Tizen.