Android

Privacy activists beg Google to ban un-removable bloatware from Android

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/13/privacy_activist_beg_google_chief_sundar_pichai_to_ban_unremovable_bloatware/

4 days ago

Open letter to Chocolate Factory's Sundar Pichai penned by 50 campaign groups

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DuckDuckGo is the clear winner of Google's first Android search provider auction

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/09/duckduckgo-is-the-clear-winner-of-googles-first-android-search-provider-auction/

a week ago

Google announced plans in 2019 to auction off three of the four positions of a new search provider selection screen on Android devices that are set up for the first time from […]

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Here we go again: Software nasties slip into Google Play, exploit make-me-root Android flaw for maximum pwnage

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/07/nasty_google_play_apps/

a week ago

Apps spotted abusing use-after-free() bug seven months before patch

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Here is what you need to know about the 2020 Firefox for Android upgrade

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/07/here-is-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-2020-firefox-for-android-upgrade/

a week ago

Mozilla is working on a new mobile browser for Android that is called Firefox Preview currently. Firefox Preview is in development at the time of writing and available as Stable, Beta and […]

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Where's our data, Google? Chrome 79 update 'a catastrophe' for Android devs with WebView apps

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/16/chrome_79_update_a_catastrophe_for_android_users_with_webview_apps/

a month ago

'Unfortunately local storage was missed off the list of files migrated'

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Google stops rollout of Chrome 79 for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/16/google-stops-rollout-of-chrome-79-for-android/

a month ago

Google has stopped the rollout of Chrome 79 for Android. The new stable version of the mobile web browser was released last week for supported desktop and mobile operating systems. Shortly after […]

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Tricky VPN-busting bug lurks in iOS, Android, Linux distros, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, say university eggheads

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/06/vpnbusting_bug_spotted/

a month ago

OpenVPN, WireGuard, IKEv2/IPSec also vulnerable to tampering flaw, we're told

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Vivaldi releases second Beta of its Android browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/05/vivaldi-releases-second-beta-of-its-android-browser/

a month ago

Vivaldi Technologies, the company behind the Vivaldi web browser, released the second Beta of the upcoming Vivaldi mobile browser for Android on December 5, 2019. The company released the first, long-awaited, version […]

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Opera 55 Stable for Android is out: here is what is new

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/05/opera-55-stable-is-out-here-is-what-is-new/

a month ago

Opera Software released a new stable version of the web browser on December 5, 2019. The new Opera 55 web browser for Android devices includes a new Night Mode and improved keyboard […]

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An early look at Firefox Preview 3.0 for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/28/an-early-look-at-firefox-preview-3-0-for-android/

2 months ago

Mozilla released the first beta version of Firefox Preview 3.0 on the project's GitHub home. The beta, which is only available on GitHub and not on Google Play, upgrades the mobile browser […]

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Criptext is a free encrypted email service with open source apps for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/28/criptext-is-a-free-encrypted-email-service-with-open-source-apps-for-windows-linux-macos-android-and-ios/

2 months ago

Criptext is a free encrypted email service for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS. It has been around for a while, but I thought it may be worth looking into. Before we […]

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Microsoft retires Cortana support on iOS and Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/17/microsoft-retires-cortana-support-on-ios-and-android/

2 months ago

Remember Cortana? The digital assistant that Microsoft integrated into the company's Windows 10 operating system? Microsoft went all in on the digital assistant when it first launched Windows 10 and even made […]

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Winstars 3 is a planetarium application for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/15/winstars-3-is-a-planetarium-application-for-windows-linux-macos-and-android/

2 months ago

Who remembers going to the planetarium? I was a kid when I visited one on a field trip. Stargazing isn't exactly my forte, though I like watching the night sky and try […]

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Mozilla Taiwan releases Firefox Lite 2.0 for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/12/mozilla-taiwan-releases-firefox-lite-2-0-for-android/

2 months ago

Mozilla has created several Android web browsers in the recent past: from classic Firefox and Firefox Preview to Firefox Focus and Firefox Lite. Firefox Lite 1.0 was released last year by Mozilla […]

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How to enforce Dark Mode in many apps on Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/30/how-to-enforce-dark-mode-in-many-apps-on-android/

3 months ago

Lately, I have been switching programs and applications over to Dark Mode whenever possible on my Android devices to save battery and improve visibility especially in the morning and at night. Some […]

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Good news: new Firefox for Android will support extensions

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/24/good-news-new-firefox-for-android-will-support-extensions/

3 months ago

Mozilla is working on a new mobile browser for Android. Firefox Preview, that is the current name of the browser to distinguish it from the soon-to-be-replaced Firefox for Android, was released to […]

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Opera 54 for Android: new theme, Bitcoin support

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/22/opera-54-for-android-new-theme-bitcoin-support/

3 months ago

Opera Software released a new version of the company's main web browser for Google's Android operating system on October 22, 2019. The new Opera 54 web browser features a new theme and […]

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Google slings websites into Chrome's solitary confinement on Android to thwart Spectre-style data snooping

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/18/chrome_solitary_confinement/

3 months ago

Ignore the overhead, enjoy Site Isolation – a defense against side-channel attacks

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Google improves Site Isolation in Chrome 77, adds it to Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/18/google-improves-site-isolation-in-chrome-77-adds-it-to-android/

3 months ago

Google rolled out the security feature Site Isolation back in 2018 when it released Chrome 67 to the public. Site Isolation was limited to desktop versions of the Chrome web browser back […]

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You rang? Windows 10 gets ever cosier with Android, unleashes Calls on Insiders

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/09/windows_10_yourphone_calling/

3 months ago

Plus: New build brings Cortana resizing to all. Hurrah!

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