Ransomware targets Android devices

Ransomware targets Android devices

By now, most people know what ransomware is: malicious software that threatens to publish or erase its victims’ data unless they pay a ransom. But with the surge in mobile device computing, it was inevitable that ransomware would adapt to find new victims.

Google unveils sweet new Android OS update

Google unveils sweet new Android OS update

Google has revealed Android Oreo, the next major OS update. The software builds upon the success of Nougat, offering new features and upgrades to smartphones and tablets. If you have an Android device and want to know more about the Oreo update, here’s a quick rundown, including how to get it early.

Android now links to Windows!

Android now links to Windows!

From computers to smartphones to tablets, we use smart devices every day. Web browsing is one of the most common forms of usage, so isn’t it time we were able to share websites from one device onto another? Android and Microsoft agree, and have devised a solution.

Steer your Android clear of CopyCat

Steer your Android clear of CopyCat

The number of new malware being developed each day is alarming. If you think hundreds or thousands are a lot, try nearly one million. One that is extremely cunning goes by the name of CopyCat, which emerged in 2015 and has already infected millions of Android devices.

Key features missing in the upcoming iOS 11

Key features missing in the upcoming iOS 11

Apple users are anticipating the new iOS 11, which is expected to introduce key enhancements that will cater to business users. It’s supposed to close the gap between Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems, with updates such as Files, drag-and-drop ability, and a lot more that’s aimed at providing a better experience.

Mobile security threats in Android

Mobile security threats in Android

Employees today are working under tight timelines, but thanks to bring your own device policies (BYOD), they can access critical files and applications using their mobile device and get work done from anywhere. But BYOD can be a double-edged sword to those not vigilant about cyber attacks.

6 Android O changes you must know

6 Android O changes you must know

At the moment, Google’s upcoming operating system, Android O, has been released as a beta test for developers and is still a work in progress. Many are debating whether the successor to Nougat will be named Oreo when released. What we do know for sure is that the latest OS features extended battery life and an enhanced notification system.

Android Gmail gets phishing protections

Android Gmail gets phishing protections

Phishing scams, whereby cybercriminals masquerade as trustworthy entities to fool victims into disclosing private information, have had a recent surge in popularity. This is largely because hackers realize the best way to infiltrate a system is by exploiting people’s trust.

Dropbox doc scanner comes to Android

Dropbox doc scanner comes to Android

Back in the day, you needed bulky scanners to digitize paper documents. But now, Android users will have an easier alternative. Last month, Dropbox announced that they would bring their doc scanner feature to Android devices. If you’re looking to conduct business on the go, this feature will be a useful addition to your smartphone.