Navigate your way across a busy city using these three apps

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/13/navigate-your-way-across-a-busy-city-using-these-three-apps/ Getting around a city is easier than ever and you could use a mix of transport from a hired bike, the underground, bus or even hire a “car club” vehicle for a few hours. Using a bicycle is the preferred option for many as … 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 outside of official stores are most likely to be malicious. Google’s percentage of malicious apps … 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 potential for malicious use, and affects Android 5.0 onwards. The security hole would allow an … 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 where you’re standing, without having to worry about public transport. Ride-hailing apps have certainly revolutionized … 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 of its users. Researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered an unprotected database had been exposed … Read more

Use these three iOS apps to find the cheapest flights

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/use-these-three-ios-apps-to-find-the-cheapest-flights/ In this globalized society, we’re traveling more than ever. But, how do you get to your destination as quickly as possible? Direct, using one stop and what’s the best time to travel? If you’re flexible, prepared to travel off-peak, reduce your luggage, then you will … Read more

After a year of silence, VLC for Android is updated with much-needed new features

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/vlc-for-android-2-5/ When an app goes silent for more than a year, it’s reasonable to assume that it has been killed off — but that’s not the case with VLC. The Android version of the popular media player has been updated to version 2.5 after getting … 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 app developers refuse to comply, Google will display a warning of its own. Developers have … Read more

What Are Progressive Web Apps and How Do They Compare With Native Apps?

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/0d7tfDzRRKY/ As a tech-lover, you’ve probably come across an article mentioning Progressive Apps, how great they are, that they are the future in apps and how all sites should have one. But, what are progressive apps exactly? Progressive apps are not entirely different from … Read more

Microsoft brings Edge for iOS and Android out of Preview — stay in sync with your PC

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/microsoft-brings-edge-for-ios-and-android-out-of-preview-stay-in-sync-with-your-pc/ Microsoft has launched the first stable version of its web browser for mobile with the release of Edge for iOS 1.0 and Edge for Android 1.0. Both browsers are targeted at Windows users who have Edge as their default — the primary purpose of … Read more

Google reveals the biggest apps, games, movies, songs and books of 2017

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/google-best-of-2017/ As we approach the start of a new year, the inevitable “best of” lists are starting to crop up. Never one to miss a trick, Google has released its own top five lists for 2017. The lists cover the US, and there are a … Read more

Google bans most Android apps from displaying lockscreen ads

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/google-bans-lockscreen-ads/ It is near impossible to avoid ads these days, but Google has just introduced a new policy that makes at least one area of your smartphone a safe haven. The new policy means that most apps will no longer be permitted to display ads … Read more

Google launches Datally for Android, a tool to monitor and control mobile data usage

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/google-datally-android-data-usage/ For many people — particularly in certain parts of the world — mobile data is an expensive commodity. If you’re someone who likes to keep an eye on exactly what’s using up all of your allowance — and take control of it — Google’s … Read more

Over 90 percent of cryptocurrency mobile apps contain vulnerabilities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/crypto-currency-mobile-vulnerabilities/ In the week when cryptocurrency values have reached new levels some worrying research from web security firm High-Tech Bridge reveals that more than 90 percent of the most popular cryptocurrency mobile apps on Google Play have common vulnerabilities and weaknesses. The company used its … Read more

Privacy: a huge proportion of Android apps are secretly tracking you

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/android-apps-track-users/ A joint research project between Yale University’s Privacy Lab and French non-profit Exodus Privacy has uncovered widescale tracking in a large number of Android apps. The likes of Tinder, Spotify, Uber, Twitter and Snapchat — as well as masses of lesser-known apps — were … Read more