Android - Infoworld en German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login <p>It took just four days for German researchers to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner into accepting a mold of a fingerprint instead of a real finger.</p> <p>Despite fingerprint authentication being one of the headline features on Samsung's new flagship model, the company's implementation of it "leaves much to be desired," SRLabs said in a video demonstration of the hack <a href="" target="_blank">posted on Youtube.</a></p> Mobile Technology Security Samsung Android Authentication Mobile Security Hacking Identity Management Smartphones Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53:02 +0000 admin 240603 at Google patches Android icon permissions attack <p>Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye. FireEye recently spotted an malicious Android application that could modify the icons of other applications so that when they're launched, they send victims to a phishing website.</p> <p>The malware is abusing a set of permissions known as "" and ""</p> Mobile Technology Security Google Android Mobile Security Malware Patch Management Phishing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:39:01 +0000 admin 240495 at Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Alexander Shirokov</p></em></div> Mobile Technology Security Android Mobile Security Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237650 at Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security <p>Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.</p> <p>The security enhancement, announced Thursday, is designed to continually check Android devices to detect vulnerabilities in apps that could be introduced at any time. Previously, malicious apps downloaded outside of Google Play could only be flagged at the time of installation.</p> Mobile Technology Security Google Android Application Security Mobile Security Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:27:11 +0000 admin 240283 at Apple details $2.2B damages claim against Samsung <p>Apple began to lay out its $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung Electronics for the first time on Tuesday, arguing to an eight-person jury in California that Samsung's alleged patent infringement was large and significantly damaged Apple.</p> <p>Apple is demanding the money for lost sales and royalties it says it suffered as a result of Samsung's sale of more than 37 million smartphones and tablets between August 2011 and the end of 2013, the company told the court.</p> Mobile Technology Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:58:17 +0000 admin 240139 at Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries <p>The eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung was thrown into the deep end Monday and subjected to some heady talk of subroutines and class libraries.</p> <p>It was a big contrast to last week, when the court got a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the iPhone and were told of a Steve Jobs email in which the former Apple boss called for a "holy war" against Google.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:35:04 +0000 admin 240049 at Qualcomm adds fastest ever 64-bit Snapdragon mobile chip <p>Qualcomm is getting high on 64-bit chips with its fastest ever Snapdragon processor, which will render 4K video, support LTE Advanced and could run the 64-bit Android OS.</p> <p>The new Snapdragon 810 is the company's "highest performing" mobile chip for smartphones and tablets, Qualcomm said in a statement. Mobile devices with the 64-bit chip will ship in the first half of next year, and be faster and more power-efficient. Snapdragon chips are used in handsets with Android and Windows Phone operating systems, which are not available in 64-bit form yet.</p> Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Android Processors Smartphones Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:09:26 +0000 admin 239979 at Apple v. Samsung: a 'holy war' for $2 billion <p>Apple and Samsung were back in San Jose federal court alst week arguing over more patents and another set of devices. Apple is demanding more than $2 billion in damages, in the second case between the companies in California.</p> <p>Jury selection began Monday with roughly 130 prospective jurors, who were <a href="" target="_blank">whittled down to 10 people</a>. Many are iPhone and iPad users and just one has a Samsung smartphone, but many have Samsung TVs.</p> Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:48:52 +0000 admin 239957 at In the latest Apple-Samsung battle, Apple's real target is Google <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple and Samsung have <a href="">sued each other so often</a> and in so many countries that you can certainly be pardoned for yawning when the subject comes up.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Samsung Android Intellectual Property Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 239702 at Intel bases innovation hub in China to fuel its mobile processor business <p>As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularize its own mobile processors with a new center built in the heart of one of China's major technology hubs.</p> <p>The new innovation center, announced on Wednesday, will be based in Shenzhen and focus on helping Chinese hardware vendors build PCs and mobile devices around Intel chips. Shenzhen is home to many of the nation's tech companies and manufacturers, and has become a key segment in both the Chinese and global supply chain.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Intel Android Mobile Development Processors Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:26:56 +0000 admin 239620 at Intel to offer exclusive content to mobile devices powered by its chips <p>After falling behind ARM in the mobile processor market, Intel plans to go on the offensive by creating exclusive content for devices built around its chips.</p> <p>More details about the exclusives will be shared on Thursday during the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China. But Intel's software chief Doug Fisher said the U.S. chipmaker wants to work "hand in hand" with vendors to develop unique content within a game or product.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Intel Android Processors Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:08:22 +0000 admin 239623 at Apple demands more than $2 billion from Samsung for patent infringement <p>Samsung should pay more than $2 billion for repeated infringement of Apple patents in more than 37 million smartphones sold in the U.S., a Silicon Valley jury was told Tuesday as a trial between the two companies got underway after more than two years of preparation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Apple opened its case by declaring, "the reason the damages are high is because the scope of Samsung's infringement is massive," but Samsung hit back soon after, telling the jury that the Apple figure was "a gross, gross exaggeration and an insult to your intelligence."</p> The Industry Standard Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:51:29 +0000 admin 239587 at iOS tops Android for Web browsing in U.S. and other developed nations <p>Android smartphones from all manufacturers make up nearly 80 percent of all smartphones recently sold worldwide, but Apple's iPhone and iPad still dominate when it comes to Web browsing in the U.S. and other highly developed countries.</p> <p>In the U.S., about 62 percent of all mobile Web browsing in the last year came from iOS smartphones and tablets, according to dotMobi, a Web consulting and Web data measurement firm. The company measured billions of Web sites visited by smartphones and tablets in 101 countries, including the most developed ones.</p> Mobile Technology Android Internet iOS Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:17:30 +0000 admin 238889 at Huawei won't dual-boot Windows Phone and Android after all <p>Huawei has abandoned plans for a smartphone that dual-boots Android and Windows Phone.</p> <p>The company <a href="" target="_blank">told FierceWireless</a> that "at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone in the near future," despite earlier statements from a Huawei executive.</p> Mobile Technology Android Smartphones Windows Phone Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:22:50 +0000 admin 238807 at Don't blame Android for being like a PC <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Don't blame Android for being like a PC" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Mobile Technology Security Android Anti-spyware Anti-virus Data Security Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 238437 at Google kicks off Android Wear for wearable devices <p>Google has kicked off an effort to bring Android to wearable devices, reminding everyone that the OS is not just for tablets and smartphones.</p> <p>Google announced Android Wear, which the company characterized as a "a project that extends Android to wearables," in a Tuesday <a href="" target="_blank">blog post</a> by Google's Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and Apps.</p> Android Consumer Electronics Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:47:32 +0000 admin 238636 at Review: 12-inch Galaxy Note Pro is too big for its own good <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Review: 12-inch Galaxy Note Pro is too big for its own good" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If there was ever a need to show that bigger isn't necessarily better, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12-inch Android tablet provides the evidence.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Samsung Android Tablets Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238290 at Embarcadero unifies iOS and Android development within one tool <p>With a new IDE (integrated development environment), Embarcadero Technologies is hoping to ease the burden of application developers who must prepare their creations for more than one OS.</p> <p>"Appmethod is designed for developers who have to support more than one OS. Generally speaking, that is most developers today," said John Thomas, Embarcadero director of product management.</p> Application Development Android Mac OS X Application Development Development Tools iOS Windows Server Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:45:51 +0000 admin 238540 at Xamarin works with Samsung to ease Knox development <p>Xamarin and Samsung Electronics have worked together to make it easier for developers to create apps that can run on Samsung's Knox security platform.</p> <p>Xamarin's platform lets developers use C# to build native applications for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows, and share on average 75 percent of the source code across the different operating systems, according to the company.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Samsung Android Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mobile Security Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:59:21 +0000 admin 238497 at Microsoft and Google don't like Android-Windows hybrids <p>Microsoft may be comfortable with <a href="" target="_blank">Windows Phone and Android splitting time on a single phone</a>, but when it comes to PCs, fuhgeddaboutit. Google also isn't too thrilled with the idea of Frankenstein Android-Windows computers, and at least one PC maker may have to dump the hybrid devices from their lineup as a result.</p> Computer Hardware The Industry Standard Android Microsoft Windows Laptop PCs Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:12:08 +0000 admin 238427 at