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All pre-8.0 Androids vulnerable to overlay attack; mitigations toasted

All pre-8.0 Androids vulnerable to overlay attack; mitigations toasted

A new vulnerability has been discovered affecting older versions of the Google's Android OS.
By SC Staff Sep 11 2017, 10:40AM
App of the week: Data Wing

App of the week: Data Wing

There’s style and substance in this neon treat that mashes up Asteroids, racing and puzzling.
By Craig Grannell Aug 28 2017, 11:46AM
Nougat grows to 13% of all Android devices

Nougat grows to 13% of all Android devices

The latest OS sees market share grow, but Android O is expected to launch imminently.
By Joe Curtis Aug 10 2017, 12:08PM
Firefox 55 unveils performance improvements and new features aplenty

Firefox 55 unveils performance improvements and new features aplenty

Mozilla has unveiled one of the biggest updates to Firefox yet with its release of Firefox 55.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux.
By Nick Peers Aug 8 2017, 10:59AM
Virtua Tennis Challenge joins Sega Forever's catalogue of free games

Virtua Tennis Challenge joins Sega Forever's catalogue of free games

Dreamcast gem Virtua Tennis is now free on Android and iOS thanks to Sega Forever.
By Vaughn Highfield Jul 13 2017, 12:16PM
App of the week: Drop Wizard Tower

App of the week: Drop Wizard Tower

Like a classic arcade machine shoved into your smartphone.
By Craig Grannell Jul 11 2017, 11:03AM
Facebook: the operating system waiting to happen?

Facebook: the operating system waiting to happen?

Why haven’t one of the major web brands – Google aside – had a proper run at the operating system market?
By Staff Writers Jul 10 2017, 12:22PM
SpyDealer Android malware steals data from Facebook, Skype, other apps

SpyDealer Android malware steals data from Facebook, Skype, other apps

Highly sophisticated SpyDealer malware attacks Android operating systems and can exfiltrate data from a range of popular apps.
By Rene Millman Jul 10 2017, 10:38AM
Pokémon GO turns one, does a thing with hats

Pokémon GO turns one, does a thing with hats

That was already a full year ago now?
By Tim Henderson Jul 7 2017, 1:35PM
More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK

More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK

Trend Micro researchers spotted more than 800 Android applications available on the Google Play Store embedded with the software development kit (SDK) of the information-stealing ad library dubbed "Xavier."
By Robert Abel Jun 16 2017, 10:37AM
Firefox 54 extends multiprocess feature to promise faster, more stable browser

Firefox 54 extends multiprocess feature to promise faster, more stable browser

Mozilla has released Firefox 54.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, with Firefox for Android 54.0 due imminently.
By Nick Peers Jun 14 2017, 10:26AM
Apple really wants some of that gargantuan Android market share

Apple really wants some of that gargantuan Android market share

Switch to iPhone site and adverts target perceived Achilles’ heels of Google’s operating system.
By Alan Martin May 31 2017, 10:40AM
Google I/O 2017 and the inevitable death of the PC

Google I/O 2017 and the inevitable death of the PC

With three billion users now using mobiles as their primary access to the internet, the era of the PC is over.
By Ian Betteridge May 19 2017, 12:16PM
Android flaw used by 74% of ransomware to be fixed in August

Android flaw used by 74% of ransomware to be fixed in August

A flaw in Android reportedly used by most mobile ransomware is due to be fixed this summer when the new operating system, Android 0, is released
By Max Metzger May 15 2017, 10:18AM
40% of Android devices are at risk of screen hijack exploit

40% of Android devices are at risk of screen hijack exploit

But Google doesn't plan to fix it until late summer.
By Staff Writer May 11 2017, 12:24PM
Firefox 53 unveils new themes, adds reading time estimate to Reader Mode

Firefox 53 unveils new themes, adds reading time estimate to Reader Mode

Mozilla has released Firefox 53.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, with Firefox for Android 53.0 due imminently.
By Nick Peers Apr 20 2017, 10:46AM
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

We can (almost) be heroes.
By Andrew Hayward Apr 19 2017, 11:25AM
New Android OS blocks ransomware using system-type windows

New Android OS blocks ransomware using system-type windows

Along with new features, Google's latest iteration of its mobile operating system for Android devices, Android O, blocks ransomware.
By Greg Masters Apr 18 2017, 10:12AM
Play retro games on your Android device with these excellent emulators

Play retro games on your Android device with these excellent emulators

Fancy having Mario Kart 64 in your pocket at all times? These excellent emulators can do just that!
By Vaughn Highfield Apr 6 2017, 10:25AM
Android overtakes Windows as world's most popular operating system

Android overtakes Windows as world's most popular operating system

But Windows is still more popular in Europe...
By Zach Marzouk Apr 5 2017, 11:09AM