android

Thu
11
Apr
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Google's Android a 'Trojan Horse,' Microsoft Says

Microsoft and several other prominent technology firms have filed a complaint with the European Commission against Google. The problem, according to Microsoft: Google is using its Android operating system (OS) like a Trojan horse to take control of ... the rapidly-expanding mobile market. At the moment, Android can be found on most tablet computers and smartphones. According to a recent study by Strategy Analytics, roughly 7 in every 10 mobile devices run this highly-adaptable OS. Microsoft is just one member of the FairSearch coalition, which also includes Nokia and Oracle. In total, FairSearch ... (view more)

Tue
09
Apr
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Microsoft Rips Facebook's 'Home' Android App

Microsoft communications leader Frank Shaw has taken a swipe at Facebook over 'Home,' its new mobile application for the Android platform. According to Shaw, it's an old idea. Home was recently unveiled by Facebook. It turns an Android device's ... screen into one big Facebook News Feed, thereby limiting applications to the background. Overall, it's designed to make accessing news easier than before. According to Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, it's part of Facebook's plan to put people ahead of apps. Idea Two Years Old, Microsoft Exec Says But Microsoft's Frank Shaw thinks the ... (view more)

Fri
09
Nov
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Microsoft Office Coming to iOS, Android: Report

Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing its Office software to the Android and Apple mobile platforms. The reported plan would involve offering a free viewing app for users, and light editing tools for subscribers. At the moment, Office ... functionality on mobile devices varies widely. Handsets running Windows Phone have a limited range of viewing and editing tools, while Microsoft's Surface tablet comes with Office pre-installed. Now, a combination of leaked screenshots and a press release from Microsoft's subsidiary in the Czech Republic make it clear that Office is coming to devices ... (view more)

Mon
05
Nov
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Nearly 1 in 8 Home Networks Infected: Report

According to a new report, nearly one in every eight home networks in North America is infected with malware. Experts consider about half of those threats to be "serious." The study comes from Mountain View, California's Kindsight Security Labs. In ... its third-quarter malware report, the company indicates that 13 per cent of all home networks are infected. Kindsight's report suggests that about 6.5 per cent of these infections are serious enough to have converted the computers on the infected network into a botnet , or are capable of compromising a user's information security. ZeroAccess Botnet ... (view more)

Wed
15
Aug
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'Google Translate for Android 2.5', and 'Database .NET 7.0.461'

Google Translate for Android 2.5 Google Translate for Android devices is a new, free software program that helps you break through language barriers. The system can translate words and phrases between more than 64 languages. For most languages, you ... simply speak your phrases in one language and will immediately hear the corresponding translations in another language. http://play.google.com Database .NET 7.0.461 Database .NET is an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool. With it, you can browse objects, design tables, edit rows, export data and run queries, all by ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jul
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Yahoo Mail Exploit Blamed for Widespread Spamming

Rumors of a rampant Android-based botnet that is spamming individuals around the world are now proving to be unfounded. Instead, experts have discovered that Yahoo Mail may have been compromised. Rumors of an Android-based botnet first began ... circulating last week. Reportedly, the botnet was sending out waves of pharmacy, penny stock, and e-card spam emails. Terry Zink, a program manager for Microsoft's Forefront security product team, added credibility to the rumors by claiming, "a spammer has control of a botnet that lives on Android devices. These devices login to user's Yahoo Mail account ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jun
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Amazon Kindle Leads Android Charge Against Apple

According to a new survey, almost one in every three American Internet users owns a tablet computer of some kind. If the trend continues, by next year nearly half of U.S. web users will own an Internet device in this category. The report also showed ... that Amazon's affordable Kindle Fire tablet has Android surging in popularity. That means Apple's share of the market appears to be in serious decline. The survey was performed by the Online Publishers Association (OPA), which summarized the results in a report stating that tablet adoption is "exploding" among American Internet users. ... (view more)

Tue
05
Jun
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'Everything 1.2.1.371', and 'Speaktoit Assistant for Android 0.4.0.3'

Everything 1.2.1.371 Everything is software that functions as an administrative tool to instantly locate files and folders on your computer by filename. Unlike the standard Windows search capability, however, Everything initially displays every file ... and folder on your computer (hence the name "Everything"). You simply type in the file name information that interests you, and that data becomes a search filter to limit the files and folders that are displayed. http://www.voidtools.com Speaktoit Assistant for Android 0.4.0.3 The Speaktoit Assistant is a software-based voice recognition ... (view more)

Thu
17
May
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Apple, HTC Patent Battle Leads to Customs Seizure

United States customs officials have reportedly blocked shipments of two high-profile Android smartphones from entering the country. It's the result of a court injunction obtained by Apple on the basis of alleged patent violations. The affected ... phones are the One X and the EVO 4G LTE, both manufactured by HTC. It's a significant blow to the smartphone maker, as these phones were intended to be its flagship models in the fast-growing Android smartphone market. Apple, Android No Strangers to Courts Apple and various manufacturers of Android devices have been engaged in a lengthy war of ... (view more)

Thu
17
May
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'Google Maps for Android', and 'PilotEdit Lite 5.6.0'

Google Maps for Android Here's a free piece of software that will help you search Google, as well as your smartphone's apps and contacts. You can either type or speak your inquiry. The software helps you search for local businesses, get turn-by-turn ... directions to any destination via GPS-based navigation, and even get public transit instructions. You can also record and share various time, distance, and elevation statistics that track your travel as you run, bike, or walk. http://www.google.com PilotEdit Lite 5.6.0 PilotEdit is a free, advanced text editing program that can be used to work on ... (view more)

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