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How to Abandon iOS and Switch to Android – Gizmodo

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Having guided you through the not-all-that-straightforward process of switching from Android to iOS, we’re back to tell you how to go in the opposite direction. (Make your mind up will you?) Going from Apple-powered devices to Google’s platform is either ridiculously easy or rather taxing, depending on your current setup. Do you Google? Good news if you’re already heavily invested in the Google ecosystem on your iPhone….

This trick makes moving iPhone apps easier than ever – CNET

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Move iOS apps like a pro If you have lots of apps on your iPhone, moving them around can be an annoying experience. Here’s a quick tip to make things a bit easier. by Chris Parker Rearranging apps on your iPhone and iPad is pretty easy, but moving them across screens can be a little more frustrating. There’s an easy trick that solves this: use the dock. Here’s how it…

The iPhone 8 could unlock when you press the screen – CNET

Saturday, May 27, 2017

We’ve suspected for a while that Apple will give the home button the boot on the iPhone 8, but that would mean Apple’s fingerprint sensor would have to find a new home. The potential workaround? Put the optical fingerprint scanner into the phone’s display. That’s what DigiTimes reports, citing China’s Economic Daily News. (The source: Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, according to the report.) Enlarge Image iPhone…

Android Loophole Means You Could Unknowingly Give Hackers ‘Permission’ to Steal Your Passwords – Inc.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Do you like downloading and trying a wide range Android games and apps? You may want to rethink that habit, or at least proceed with caution. A newly disclosed Android vulnerability means miscreants can use apparently harmless apps to fool you into giving them “permission” to take control of your phone or tablet and watch everything you do with it. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the Georgia Institute of…

Apple reportedly developing a dedicated AI chip for the iPhone – The Verge

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Apple is reportedly working on a dedicated artificial intelligence chip that would power AI-related tasks on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The chip, which may be called the Apple Neural Engine, would be used to offload tasks that require sophisticated algorithms related to facial and speech recognition and augmented reality tasks that rely heavily on computer vision. This chip could improve the device’s overall battery…

Google Just Killed What Might Be The Biggest Android Ad Fraud Ever – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

Google has thrown more than 40 apps out of its Play store after it emerged they were quietly forcing Android users to click on ads. As the apps been downloaded as many as 36 million times, security researchers said it appeared to be the biggest ever case of ad fraud perpetrated via Google Play and probably the most successful malware in terms of installs from the official store. Security firm Check Point revealed the campaign…

New report reaffirms the iPhone 8’s most exciting new feature – BGR

Friday, May 26, 2017

“It is not a tip but true” that the iPhones coming out this year will lack a home button, a new report says. We’ll point out that nothing is “true” until Apple unveils the iPhone 8 later this year, but this new report appears to reaffirm one of the most exciting iPhone 8 rumors we’ve seen so far. For starters, it doesn’t come from Twitter leakers with shady sources. It comes…

A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone – Mashable

Friday, May 26, 2017

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device — a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation of software from an unverified source.  But a new type of attack, dubbed Cloak and Dagger, can basically take over your Android phone without your (conscious) help. Worse, no major version of Android is safe at this time.  SEE ALSO: Whoops. Millions…

iPhone 8 ‘Impossible Design’ Suddenly Makes Sense – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

The iPhone 8 has an impossible design. According to multiple sources, will create an almost bezel-less design yet it will also integrate both the fingerprint sensor and front facing cameras under the screen. The former is plausible but the latter didn’t make sense, until now… The explanation comes from two independent leaks which dovetail perfectly. The first is a parts leak from regular Apple goldmine Weibo, the second a detailed…

iPhone 8 ‘Impossible Design’ Suddenly Makes Sense – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

The iPhone 8 has an impossible design. According to multiple sources, will create an almost bezel-less design yet it will also integrate both the fingerprint sensor and front facing cameras under the screen. The former is plausible but the latter didn’t make sense, until now… The explanation comes from two independent leaks which dovetail perfectly. The first is a parts leak from regular Apple goldmine Weibo, the second a detailed…

iPhone 8 ‘Impossible Design’ Suddenly Makes Sense – Forbes

Friday, May 26, 2017

The iPhone 8 has an impossible design. According to multiple sources, will create an almost bezel-less design yet it will also integrate both the fingerprint sensor and front facing cameras under the screen. The former is plausible but the latter didn’t make sense, until now… The explanation comes from two independent leaks which dovetail perfectly. The first is a parts leak from regular Apple goldmine Weibo, the second a detailed…

Why the iPhone 8’s $1000 price tag won’t impact sales one bit – BGR

Friday, May 26, 2017

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been inundated with somewhat conflicting information regarding how much the iPhone 8 is going to cost. While some analysts anticipate that Apple’s next-gen iPhone will cost somewhere in the $870 to $1070 range, other analysts maintain that the entry-level 128GB iPhone 8 will retail for $1,000, with a more storage-friendly 256GB model set to retail for $1,099. As a point of reference, the 128GB…

With new iPhone in the works, Apple shares headed toward $200 – ABC News

Friday, May 26, 2017

In the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” the hapless hero learns that his friend Lt. Dan unwittingly invested their Bubba Gump fortune in shares of Apple, making them both very wealthy men. Though Apple stock has long been more reliable than an undistinguished box of chocolates, it was up and down as recently as a year ago. The price per share hit a peak of $134 in the summer of 2015,…

Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone – Engadget

Friday, May 26, 2017

This concerns researchers because Android automatically grants the draw-on-top permission for any app downloaded from the Play Store, and once a hacker is in, it’s possible to trick someone into granting the a11y permission. A Cloak and Dagger-enabled app hides a layer of malicious activity under seemingly harmless visuals, luring users to click on unseen buttons and keystroke loggers. “To make things worse, we noticed that the accessibility app can…

iPhone 8 ‘Impossible Design’ Suddenly Makes Sense – Forbes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The iPhone 8 has an impossible design. According to multiple sources, will create an almost bezel-less design yet it will also integrate both the fingerprint sensor and front facing cameras under the screen. The former is plausible but the latter didn’t make sense, until now… The explanation comes from two independent leaks which dovetail perfectly. The first is a parts leak from regular Apple goldmine Weibo, the second a detailed…

Why the iPhone 8’s $1000 price tag won’t impact sales one bit – BGR

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been inundated with somewhat conflicting information regarding how much the iPhone 8 is going to cost. While some analysts anticipate that Apple’s next-gen iPhone will cost somewhere in the $870 to $1070 range, other analysts maintain that the entry-level 128GB iPhone 8 will retail for $1,000, with a more storage-friendly 256GB model set to retail for $1,099. As a point of reference, the 128GB…

An iPhone saved the life of a Manchester attack victim – BGR

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pictures have emerged of an iPhone that saved a woman’s life during the recent Manchester Arena bombing. Lisa Bridgett, of Pwllheli, was seriously injured during the attack, but things could have been much worse if it wasn’t for her iPhone. Bridgett was reportedly using her phone at the moment the bomb went off. The attacker had packed metal around the bomb to create shrapnel, and one steel nut hit Bridgett. It…

Cloak & Dagger is a newly-discovered Android exploit that lets hackers hide malicious activity – TechCrunch

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have released a full report on a new attack vector that affects Android up to version 7.1.2. The exploit, called Cloak & Dagger, uses Android’s design and screen behaviors against users, effectively hiding activity behind various app-generated interface elements that lets a hacker grab screen interactions and hide activity behind seemingly innocuous screens. The team, Yanick Fratantonio, Chenxiong Qian, Simon Pak Ho Chung, and…