Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/samsung-max-privacy-security-data-saving/ Samsung has revealed a new, free Android app — Samsung Max, which it says is “designed to promote mobile data savings and application privacy management”. The app replaces Opera … Read more

Google Reply lets you use smart replies with popular Android messaging apps

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/21/google-reply-smart-replies-android-messaging-apps/ There are times when you don’t need an elaborate reply to a message a friend just sent. Maybe all you need to say is “I’ll be there,” “No, thanks” … Read more

Official Amazon Music app for Windows 10 lands in the Microsoft Store

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/13/official-amazon-music-app-for-windows-10-lands-in-the-microsoft-store/ Part of the reason why Windows 10 S failed was because it only allowed software from the Microsoft Store and the Store is famously lacking in quality apps. It’s … Read more

Strava says military users should opt out of heatmap feature to avoid revealing secret army base locations

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/29/strava-heatmap-reveals-secret-military-bases/ Military personal who used the fitness app Strava have unwittingly contributed to revealing the location of secret army bases around the world. Strava published a “heatmap” of global user … Read more

Google tweaks Files Go to make it easier to free up space on your Android device and change file associations

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/26/google-files-go-update/ Using any smartphone means having to work within its storage limitations. The prevalence of cloud services has taken some of the strain off physical storage, but running out of … Read more

Time runs out for WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/27/whatsapp-ends-windows-phone-blackberry-support/ The start of a new year means saying hello to new beginnings and waving goodbye to a few old things. As 2018 rolls around, WhatsApp is killing off support … Read more

Microsoft Launcher is very popular with Android users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/18/microsoft-launcher-10-million-downloads-android/ Microsoft has become one of the most relevant mobile developers by offering its best products and services to (virtually) everyone who owns a smartphone and tablet — for free. … Read more

Malicious mobile apps fool consumers by imitating leading brands

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/12/malicious-mobile-apps-imitation/ By impersonating brands and fooling consumers, malicious mobile apps are on the increase, according to digital threat management leader RiskIQ in its latest Q3 mobile threat landscape report. Apps available … Read more

Huge Janus bug leaves Android apps open to unauthorized code modification

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/android-janus-security-vulnerability/ Researchers from security firm GuardSquare have discovered an Android vulnerability that allows for app code to be edited with affecting the apps’ signature. Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability has massive … Read more

Stuck for transport? Get to your destination with these 3 ride-hailing apps

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/07/stuck-for-transport-get-to-your-destination-with-these-3-ride-hailing-apps/ Walk around any major city and you quickly lose the will to continue. Thanks to ride-hailing apps, you can now grab your smartphone and simply locate a ride from … Read more

Privacy: Popular ai.type keyboard leaks personal details of 31 million users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/ai-type-personal-data-leak/ Third-party Android and iOS keyboard ai-type is at the center of something of a privacy nightmare after a misconfigured database leaked the personal details of more than 31 million … Read more

Privacy: Google updates Safe Browsing rules so apps must warn when they collect personal data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/google-safe-browsing-privacy-warning/ Google is introducing changes to its Safe Browsing policies, requiring Android apps to display their own privacy warning if they collect users’ personal data. The company says that if … Read more