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Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, televisions, automobiles and other electronics. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available, including Delphi, Ruby and Visual Studio (using C++).

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Mobile touchscreen dock for Samsung DeX now available - turns your Samsung S8 & layer or Note 8 & later into a 2-in-1 laptop alternative.

https://www.cnx-software.com/2019/09/17/smartdock-15-touch-2-in-1-laptop-dock-for-samsung-dex-usb-c-smartphones/
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It turns out that only 3 Android AntiVirus programs are very effective:
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/android-av-apps-bogus,news-29621.html
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by:Martin Nguyen
I treat my Android phone like I do any computers I use.

1. Don't click on weird links.
2. Don't download and install programs/apps from developers that seem unsavory without doing research first.

I haven't had too many (noticeable) issues yet.

Luckily out of this list of Google Play apps that have infected people with malware, are the types of things I would steer away from.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/google-play-apps-with-150-million-installs-contains-aggressive-adware/
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Dangerous malware hides in Android image
Félix Marciano - Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 18:28

By taking advantage of a flaw in Android, hackers can take control of a smartphone with a simple PNG image.

Computers are not the only victims of security breaches. Smartphones and other touch tablets can also be targeted by hackers, as they also work with an operating system that may contain breaches. And the paths that hackers take are sometimes impressive in their ingenuity. Thus, in its latest security bulletin , Google has just issued an alert for all devices running Android, because of the massive spread of malware hiding in a common PNG image .

Exploiting a flaw identified and corrected by Google, this malware would circulate easily through couriers and social networks . But under a harmless appearance, he would be able to wreak havoc by creating a backdoor (a backdoor) allowing hackers to take control of a device, including recovering personal data (contacts, messages, etc.).

All recent versions of Android, from Nougat (7.0) to Pie (9.0), are affected , which concerns a large number of smartphones. The threat is taken so seriously that Google recommends performing security updates without delay . The publisher has just released on February 1 patches, in which he corrects this dangerous flaw, among forty other problems.

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I moved away from using Apple iPhones because of my waning eyesight. My Android is much easier to use. Having experienced an Android-based Samsung s9+ phone now, I can't see myself going to back to an iPhone as my main phone. I have both - but I'm using the iPhone less and less these days.

What's your take?

https://thewest.com.au/business/apple-drops-iphone-bombshell-on-already-reeling-market-ng-b881064164z
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by:Brandon Lyon
Yikes. This could get ugly.
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Consider the following:

The first case was brought in 2010, adjudicated in favor of Google in 2012, then reversed on appeal in favor of Oracle in 2014.
In 2016 a jury determined Google's actions were shielded by fair use which, again, was overturned on appeal in Oracle's favor two years later.

What I see is a court system of tech illiterate lawyers arguing the merits (or lack thereof) of software & open-source copyright/patent law to tech illiterate judges and juries unaware of the extent and ramifications of their rulings. This will likely continue, the back & forth, for another 8 years or until SCOTUS decides to take up copyright and patent cases of this kind. We can only hope we address the application of laws used to protect the invention of the cotton gin being applied to software.

tl;dr: I wouldn't count android as dead just yet
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Mobile Apps & Virtual Reality: Understanding the Future Chemistry!

If you are a business owner, this is the right time to make the most out of the changing trends. Today, we will talk about how VR technology is making our futures bright and understand their penetration into mobile apps. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mobile-apps-virtual-reality-understanding-future-chemistry-shah/

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HI . in topics from cybersecurity and IT management to business practices and

I note the growing interest in this technology:
Is the spread of hardware: As I call the age of the computer: even smart phones have become mobile computer platforms And Other devices also:

, And here Fox News also published in one of her interesting writings about the importance cybersecurity. and i am add words about the cybersecurity
I would also like to add a few words about the importance of this topic :,Basem-Abeido.jpgBasem Abeido
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This course will help prep you to earn the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification showing that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing, and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings.

In the year 2017, most of the companies realized that it is important to invest into Android App Development Services. If you want to achieve exponential success with your business, it’s time that you start embracing these technologies and get your android apps developed based on them. The SMEs that want to enhance their branding and customer engagement must offer similar Android Apps.

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New GrouHow to break encryption in WhatsApp?

The answer is Group Chat.

More is Less: On the End-to-End Security of Group Chats in
Signal, WhatsApp, and Threema

https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/713.pdf
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Azure has a changed a lot since it was originally introduce by adding new services and features. Do you know everything you need to about Azure? This course will teach you about the Azure App Service, monitoring and application insights, DevOps, and Team Services.

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Warning Uber users!

And they are using this discovery to make a point that they are cleaning up their act. Interesting.  

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-21/uber-concealed-cyberattack-that-exposed-57-million-people-s-data
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And now they are buying 27,000 cars for self driving service.

How do you  hop in a car and ask nobody where is the best secrete hidden place for pizza?
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Warning: If your device uses WiFi, it's at risk!
News broke today about the Krack Attack, a new cyber threat that can decrypt and potentially view everything users are doing online. The Krack Attack preys on a weakness in WPA2 protocol. Hackers near the vulnerable devices (Android and Linux are at greatest risk) can retrieve sensitive user data and information.
Steps to Protect:
1. Apply patches as they become available. For phones and computers, the patches will come in the usual update format. For wifi routers, the manufacturer's website will have the patches.
2. Don't use public WiFi, especially for sharing or sending any sensitive information.
3. Double check that you are browsing with HTTPS. If you are unsure, install this plug-in to encrypt your communications with major websites and make your browsing more secure. https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
4. Otherwise, use Ethernet.

For more tips on how to protect yourself: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/16/heres-what-you-can-do-to-protect-yourself-from-the-krack-wifi-vulnerability/
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Android

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Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, televisions, automobiles and other electronics. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available, including Delphi, Ruby and Visual Studio (using C++).