Pixel Phones Have The Update For Newest Android OS

The latest version of the Android OS is now available in beta form.  The catch is, you’ve got to own a Google Pixel phone to use it at this point. The rest of Google’s massive user base will get to see Android Q later this year. In an unusual move, the company limited access to their latest work in progress …

Hundreds Of Apps Loaded Adware Onto Millions Of Android Phones

How many malicious apps would you need on the Google Play Store to infect more than one hundred and fifty million Android devices? Unfortunately, we have a good answer to that question, courtesy of SimBad adware, which can be found in 210 different Android apps. Taken together, they’ve made their way onto nearly 150 million devices. If that was the …

Google Security Device Had A Microphone Nobody Knew About

Google has found itself in hot water for something they claim to be an honest mistake and oversight. Owners of the company’s popular Nest Guard (the centerpiece to their Nest Secure home alarm system) have recently discovered a microphone hidden in the guts of the device.  The microphone wasn’t mentioned in the product’s specification sheet, which has creeped out consumer groups …

Right Clicking In Gmail Will Unveil Its New Features

When is a right click more than just a right click?  When Google reveals its latest changes to Gmail, of course! The tech giant has recently announced that they’re going to be overhauling Gmail’s right click menu options. This will enhance its value by adding more and better functionality, with an eye toward improving the overall user experience. The current …

GSuite Now Offers Better Android Mobile App Management Options

GSuite has added an important new bit of functionality in the form of Android App Management, which comes in two basic flavors.  There are some things you can do using the company’s basic app management console, but to get access to the full range of features, you’ll need to set up an advanced account. It’s a significant and most welcome …

Google Releasing Chrome Extension To Detect Password Theft

Google has a new extension for its Chrome browser, and it’s one you should strongly consider getting for all of your devices at home and in the office. The extension is called ‘Password Checkup,’ and has exactly one purpose.  It securely checks your logins against a breach database in real time as you’re logging onto the various websites you use …

New 5GE Coming To Phones Is Still In Development

AT&T is getting some pushback for what most industry insiders are calling a misleading indicator. It has started to appear on many new smartphones including both Androids and iPhones. With the latest update, a growing number of customers are now seeing a “5G E” indicator on their 4G phones, which leads to a momentary surge of excitement, leading customers to …

Mistyped URLs Will Soon Get A Warning In Chrome

At one point or another, everybody has done it.  You open a browser and type in the URL of a site you visit frequently.  In doing so, your finger slips and you mistype it.  Sometimes, nothing comes of it except that you get an error message. Knowing that, increasing numbers of hackers have gotten into the habit of buying up …

Download Your Data From Google Plus Before It Gets Deleted

Google has kept no secret of their plan to eventually put an end to their social media experiment, Google+.  In case you haven’t been keeping abreast of the company’s announcements where the service is concerned, be aware that it will be shutting down on April 2nd of 2019. The closer we’ve gotten to that deadline, the more details we’ve gotten …

Chrome And Firefox Should Be Updated To Stay Secure

The first browser update of 2019 is officially out. Both Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers are getting a raft of security fixes that will help make Mac, Linux and Windows users safer and more secure. The latest build of Chrome addresses nearly sixty CVE-level flaws, seventeen of which are rated as being “high” severity, and one rated as ‘critical.’ …