Reuters: Chinese “rival awe” on Google Play comes in!

Chinese Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Oppo and Vivo are joining forces to create a platform where developers outside China will be able to upload apps to all their app stores at the same time, in a move that analysts say is meant to challenge Google Play’s dominance, as reported by Reuters. The four companies put the finishing “touches” on Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Google wants to change our relationship with smartphones

It’s not too long since there was talk of a technological gap: Not everyone had access to new technologies, so some had more opportunities and rights, while others (Third World residents, poor people) were in the dark. Today, this debate seems outdated. In the Third World, they may very often not have access to water, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How mobile phones share our sensitive data

You use an app on your mobile phone, you make an appointment, order a product, make a reservation. All these simple daily actions of any unsuspecting citizen can lead to the creation of a digital file, which includes his/her consumer habits, the areas he/she moves, religious beliefs, political and social views, state of health, sexual preferences! Exaggerations? Don’t Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Kaspersky warns users in view of winter discounts

Kaspersky Researchers detected a Trojan application that deceizes users with unsolicited advertisements and enhances the installation of applications for online purchases;‎‎ by tricking both users and advertisers. This ‎‎malicious app ‎‎”visits”‎‎ smartphone app stores, ‎‎”Downloads”‎‎ and launches applications and leaves false reviews on behalf of the user‎‎, all ‎‎unbeknownst to the device owner‎‎ . ‎ Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Smartphones in which WhatsApp will not work in 2020‎

WhatsApp will stop working on some specific mobile devices‎‎, just as it has happened in the past with other platforms and smartphones. As of ‎‎February 1, 2020‎‎ , the ‎‎application will not be supported by the operating systems IOS 8 and Android 2.3.7, or older versions of them.‎ The messaging service will only be supported Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Easier file transfer from Facebook to Google Photos‎

Facebook has presented‎‎ a ‎‎new tool‎‎ that ‎‎allows‎‎ ‎‎easier file transfer from the user’s profile to Google Photos. This‎‎ tool‎‎ ‎‎is named ‎‎”Facebook-to-Google-Photos”‎‎ ‎‎ and has already started to be available to the ‎‎Irish users of Facebook. In‎‎ ‎‎2020‎‎ it will become ‎‎available‎‎ worldwide, according to what the ‎‎social network itself has announced.‎‎ With the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎How to stop your smartphone from recording‎ you

Are you absolutely sure your cell phone doesn’t ‎‎listen‎‎ to you all the time? No, this is not some strange conspiracy theory but a reality of the technological era in which we live, with ‎‎smartphones evolving‎‎ into the rather ‎‎more necessary objects of our everyday life.‎‎ Just this year, ‎‎Apple faced a small but significant Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How to get the most out of your old smartphone

Data show that smartphones worldwide are down significantly from the previous year, with 3.2%. Nor has the launch of the iPhone 11 helped substantially in the opposite direction, with consumers increasingly prolonging the life of their old cellphone. At the same time, mid-range smartphones have the largest market share, with prices ranging from €350-500. In Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Stalkerware: So easily someone can “trap” our smartphone

‎Large increase‎‎ show attempts to install ‎‎ ‎‎”Stalkerware”‎‎, ie software through which someone ‎‎monitors‎‎ ‎‎messages‎‎, ‎‎photos‎‎, ‎‎social media‎‎ , ‎‎GPS‎‎, ‎‎recordings‎‎ or ‎‎cameras‎‎ on the victim’s smartphone, in some cases even in real time.‎ ‎Over 37,000 such attempts were recorded from January to august 2019‎‎, a figure corresponding to ‎‎an increase of 35% compared to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The first wireless charger that keeps backups of files

Some small dramas are played on a daily basis in our lives. “You have 30 seconds before your cellphone battery runs out” and “Cellphone memory is full” are two phrases, two updates that easily cause panic in the age of nomophobia. Two different problems, however, all show that they have finally found a common solution Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …