Google Docs now supports written annotations on Android
The Android version of Google Docs will support annotations written by hand or a stylus pen. Among other things, this can be useful for providing feedback on a text.
The new feature will be available for smartphones and tablets running on the Android operating system. The annotation toolbar will... Read more
Spyware industry develops most zero-days and governments promote it
Commercial spyware vendors appear to be the largest developers of zero-day vulnerabilities. Through these vulnerabilities, spyware such as Pegasus and Predator can be installed on devices worldwide. This was stated in a report by Google, in which the tech company is also calling for greater actions... Read more
Google lets developers instantly see how their app runs on iOS or Android
Google has added new features to Project IDX. Through this in-browser environment, developers can now test their apps on an Android emulator and an iOS simulator. Despite this addition to Project IDX, users should ask themselves how much they want to rely on this functionality.
Project IDX is si... Read more
How the Kotlin programming language has conquered Android
When Google announced in 2017 that Kotlin would now be supported as an official Android language, the audience cheered loudly. That enthusiasm has turned into adoption, as 80 percent of all apps on Android now use Kotlin. What's behind the rapid rise of this programming language?
The development... Read more
Android phones with Qualcomm chip vulnerable to remote attack
Google recently fixed a critical vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely attack Android phones with a Qualcomm chipset. Other very critical vulnerabilities have also been fixed.
In the first 2024 patch round for Android, Google patched a total of 59 vulnerabilities. These patches target no... Read more
Rumor: Lenovo soon to unveil hybrid Windows-Android device
At the CES 2024 conference in early January, we might see an unusual device from Lenovo. Indeed, according to a leak, the company is announcing a Windows laptop whose screen is detachable in order to use it as an Android tablet.
The notebook would become part of the ThinkBook line, claims the ru... Read more
Android malware bypasses biometric scan and steals phone PIN
The so-called Chameleon malware is not new, but it has worrying new capabilities. Android users can download an otherwise normally functioning app without ever realizing that Chameleon is running in the background.
Discovered in April, Chameleon is known as a "banking trojan," an umbrella term f... Read more
Bluetooth vulnerability affects Android, Apple and Linux devices
A recently discovered vulnerability in Bluetooth, CVE-2023-45866, opens the door to a hostile takeover of Android, Apple and Linux devices. Security researcher Marc Newlin made the discovery.
In a posting on GitHub, Newlin recently disclosed the Bluetooth vulnerability CVE-2023-45866. By exploit... Read more
Google fixes Android bug that hackers can abuse without privileges
In its recent security update for Android, Google patched a critical vulnerability that enables so-called zero-click remote code execution (RCE). In addition, 84 other vulnerabilities were addressed.
According to the tech giant, critical vulnerability CVE-2023-40088 was the most important vulner... Read more
Google gives Android developers tools to determine best price for apps
Android developers are getting new functionality in the Google Play store to better showcase and price their apps. The new features also provide opportunities for app quality and security improvements.
Google is giving Android developers many new functionalities. Android developers can now even ... Read more