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3 tips to avoid spy apps on your smartphone
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Smartphones have become one of the most important devices for millions of people. With the help of these phones, you can easily have a wealth of online information at your fingertips and enjoy accessing your emails and appointments whenever you want. #However, smartphones are just as prone to cyber attacks as any other computer device. Criminals don’t even have to steal your phone in order to get access to your banking details and other personal data. If you want to protect your smartphone against spyware, make sure you read the following guide: 


1. Avoid Clicking on...

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The Adverse Effects Of Rowhammer On Smartphones
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Rowhammer is a hacking procedure that manipulates the user information in electronic devices. It was first realized by researchers four years ago when they began ascertaining the working mechanism of this harmful software. It alters the security system in the computer by influencing the electric charge in the storage system to steal and corrupt the information stored in the device. Efforts to fix this issue, however, bear no fruits since the exploitation happens on the hardware of the device and not the software.


The Working Mechanism of the Rowhammer

Recently, the researchers...

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Why You May Be Using an Android Smartphone that Lacks Security Patches
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Research from different research laboratories indicates the existence of a patch gap regarding various Android vendor devices. Google admits that it's difficult for it to deploy security patches for Android mobile phones due to numerous smartphone manufacturers that use the operating system. Although its open source approach offers many advantages, it doesn't mean that it's the responsibility of the different manufacturers to issue software updates for the OS.

The truth is that most of these manufacturers aren't honest when they say that they have patched all phone...

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Cost of developing an App
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There is no denying the significant importance that mobile phones play in our lives. Innovations in technology have resulted in the development of apps that  enhance the way we experience computing. Their usage is evident in almost all sectors, which range from medical, social media, education, and banking among others. Given that apps differ in complexity and what they can do, there is no magic formula when it comes to cost calculation when you want to develop one. However, there are some factors you can consider to come up with a rough estimate:


What the App will be used...

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Why are Android Users Switching to iOS Systems?
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It is a well-established fact that Android and iOS have been doing battle for a number of years in regards to which is the better overall operating system. However, it is beginning to look like iOS might be gaining ground and attracting more users. Why is this the case and what can we expect in the coming months?


The Security Issue

The rise of malware and spyware dictates that users are more keenly aware of potential security vulnerabilities than ever before. Unfortunately, Android has been a bit late in the game when addressing this issue. iOS systems have always been restrictive in...

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Protecting Your Smartphone From Meltdown & Spectre
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While Intel has been dominating headlines after a kernel bug affected most of its processors putting users of Windows and Mac at risk, the major security flaws referred to as Meltdown and Spectre can also affect ARM processors which power iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads and Android smartphones. Here is what you need to know about the flaws:


What are Meltdown and Spectre?

These are security flaws that were recently discovered by Google security researchers in collaboration with others. Google notes that even if Android phones are vulnerable, exploitation has been...

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The Best 10 Smartphone to Checkout in 2017
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The rate at which Smartphone versions are evolving has doubled than ever recorded and smart features than the predecessor versions recorded high sales but for Samsung S7 bomb battery. The year is ending and new rumors have already hit the street ears. 2017 is going to bring science and fiction to reality. Everything has been upgraded to suite all your needs.

We have ended 2016 with Google's Android 7.1.1 Nougat as the best Smartphone OS. These are the rumored top 10 awaited smartphones in 2017. None of them has been launched yet, but rumors are real.

Samsung Galaxy 8 (Edge)

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New Foldaway Screen revealed by Samsung's Patent Application
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Time and technology waits for no man, or indeed technology manufacturer. New concepts, features and improvements are constantly needed to drive consumers' need for new gadgets. Manufacturers such as Samsung are beavering away in the background, coming up with new ways to realise inventive concepts. One of these has recently come to light - with the details of a patent for a foldable phone submitted by Samsung.

The patent was actually filed over a year ago but details have only come to public attention more recently. Apple also had a similar patent for 'flexible display devices'...

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All You Need to Know About Android 7.0 Nougat
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Nougat is the latest update of Google's popular mobile operating system, continuing the sweet and sticky naming theme of previous updates, Marshmallow and Lollipop. Nougat has already been released to Google's Pixel, Pixel XL and Nexus devices, apart from Nexus 5. Other phone manufacturers, such as HTC, Samsung and HTC are still in the process of updating their own editions of the software. There aren't many massively obvious design changes but there are some, including: 

  • An enhancement of Marshmallow's 'Doze Mode', the energy-saving technology that...

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The Android Update Conundrum
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The so-called 'N' update, Google's latest Android software release, could take a while to arrive with users if past performance is the guide. Smartphone makers and wireless carriers are largely to blame for the delay, risking user security and depriving them of the latest technologies. 

Because Androids are flexible, custom apps ('bloatware') can be created but manufacturers and carriers have a duty to preserve essential features such as calls, security and data, so have to use intensive testing to ensure these work. This means that operating system updates are...

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