Six new features from Android O

Six new features from Android O

Since it has just been released as a beta test, the next version of Google’s Android operating system still doesn’t have a full name and is known as “Android O” for now. What has been confirmed so far are extended battery life and an optimized notification system.

Google adds phishing defenses for Android

Google adds phishing defenses for Android

Although hackers are known for unleashing a host of malware to infiltrate critical networks and devices, phishing emails are their most effective attack method. This scam preys on the trust of computer users with seemingly innocuous emails that request for login credentials or prompt a file download.

You can now scan documents on Android

You can now scan documents on Android

Good news for Android users of Dropbox apps. Last month, Dropbox announced a new app update that will bring the very useful document scanning feature to Google’s operating system. This means you no longer have to use a bulky scanner to convert files into PDFs — just bring your Android device.

Four noteworthy Nougat 7.0 features

Four noteworthy Nougat 7.0 features

For Android users, not only does a new operating system entail a new, confectionary-inspired name, but also a handful of features to look out for — case in point, Android 7.0 Nougat. Even better, older smartphone users can expect to enjoy it too, thus revoking Google Pixel of its exclusive privilege.

Mobile malware on Android apps

Mobile malware on Android apps

Smartphones are basically palm-sized computers. As such, they deserve the same protection as desktops and laptops. While there is no need to install bulky security software to protect against cyber threats, there are steps users can take to prevent cybercriminals from penetrating these small computers.

Trash to treasure: old Android repurposing

2016november16_android_cIt’s a fact of life that electronic devices don’t stay on top of the market for very long. That nice new Android tablet with all the latest apps and games will soon be replaced with a newer version, demanding that you upgrade or risk being left in the dust with a useless piece of metal and plastic.