Watch out Android users, your smartphone may not be as secure as you thought it was. A study has found that a few Android manufacturers may have accidentally skipped crucial software updates despite saying they constantly keep their products up to date.
The mobile market is populated with a staggering variety of Android smartphones. Not only do you have to choose between several phone manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, but there are also other considerations like computing power, software features, and design.
Increased productivity and constant collaboration are two of the main reasons why businesses have integrated a mobile policy into their business. This means an increased use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in daily operations. But as the number of mobile users continues to grow, so does the number of cyber crime.
Smartphones are basically palm-sized computers. As such, they deserve the same protection as desktops and laptops. While there is no need to install bulky security software to protect against cyber threats, there are steps users can take to prevent cybercriminals from penetrating these small computers.
Upgrading to the new iPhone 7 has several benefits and features that are obviously not available in the older versions. After Apple released their latest flagship smartphone, much of the talk revolved around the absence of the headphone jack. Although the iPhone 7 is a minor upgrade of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, buyers will enjoy several benefits.
What gets you out of bed each day? Is it the smell of freshly-brewed coffee or the sounds of bacon sizzling on the pan? Now apply this toward smartphones: What gets you really worked up? Could it be the new, sleek design or its upgraded selfie camera? Regardless of the reason, we are all drawn to novelty like moths to a flame.
2016 seems to be the year of ‘ten’s for operating systems. The world’s two largest software developers are in the tenth iterations of their platforms, and both are making big splashes in the tech world. Apple presented iOS 10 with all of its new and upgraded features last month, and we’ve seen what the beta looks like first hand.
Microsoft smartphones have been on their last legs for months, if not years. Though builds and new features held promise in revitalizing the device, Microsoft announced the removal of their phones from the consumer market. While Microsoft maintains its stance on “fully committing” to Windows Phones, the fact that they are selling off their handset business, shows otherwise.
The smartphone. It may seem like the last safe haven from online security threats. As it rests snugly in your pocket, you may never even think a virus, trojan or other malware could ever touch it. And even if it did, how much damage could it really cause? Well, for Android users, we’ve got some bad news.