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Android exploit eats up WhatsApp chat databases

Android exploit eats up WhatsApp chat databases | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Bad programming practices open up WhatsApp chat database backups to Android malware attack
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Though the WhatsApp database is supposed to be encrypted to prevent casual snooping, Bosschert found it wasn't difficult to extract the database key with the aid of an existing program and to decrypt the results.

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This Android malware can secretly root your phone and install programs

This Android malware can secretly root your phone and install programs | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
A new variant of the Godless malware can bypass security checks at app stores like Google Play
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......it targets devices running Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and earlier, which accounts for more than 90 percent of Android devices ....
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Bluetooth 5 will be announced next week with four times the speed and double the range

Bluetooth 5 will be announced next week with four times the speed and double the range | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The next version of the Bluetooth standard is called Bluetooth 5, and will be formally announced next week, Bluetooth Special Interest Group executive director Mark Powell has revealed. Bluetoot
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"Bluetooth 5 is expected to be a significant upgrade over the current version of the wireless standard, offering double the range and four times the speed of current low-energy Bluetooth transmissions ........."
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Tinder discontinues service for users under 18

Tinder discontinues service for users under 18 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Tinder is discontinuing use of the app for everyone under the age of 18 starting next week, according to a statement from Tinder VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian.

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"That said, Tinder’s massive and growing user base requires even tighter specification and enforcement of policy to keep the dating app safe for its users."
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Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile is awesome, and you can install yourself

Skype Preview for Windows 10 Mobile is awesome, and you can install yourself | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
A preview version of the new UWP Skype app has leaked on to the internet. I installed it last night and tell you how you can do the same. Plus, I share my initial thoughts and limitations of the current early beta of Microsoft's new Skype client for Windows 10 Mobile.
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"How to Install!  You can find the full directions and discussion over at XDA, but here is the short version. ......."
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Samsung's 512GB NVMe SSD weighs just one gram, is about the size of a coin

Samsung's 512GB NVMe SSD weighs just one gram, is about the size of a coin | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Samsung has announced that it is mass-producing the first NVMe SSD that fits into a single ball grid array, fitting all of the SSD components — NAND flash memory, DRAM and controller — in an area not larger than that of a coin. Called PM971-NVMe, the SSDs will be available in capacities up to 512GB.
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Samsung is claiming sequential read and write speeds of 1500MB/s and 900MB/s when used with its TurboWrite technology.
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Best Photography Apps for your Windows Phone

Best Photography Apps for your Windows Phone | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Best Windows Phone Photography Apps from WPCentral We've taken a look at the best free apps, the must have games, the must have apps and the best weather apps for your Windows Phone. We now turn our attention to the best photography apps for your Windows Phone. Now that you have some insight on how your Windows Phone camera works, these apps will help you edit and add a creative touch to your photographs. Some of these apps will even have an in-house camera function to keep everything under one roof. As with all our "best of" lists, this list contains the apps that stand out in our opinions. If we've missed an app that you think should be included, please sound off in the comments.
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Fully agree with the author when he says "So, which is the best? I find that photography applications are much like ringtones. Most are really good apps, it's just finding one that meets your photographic needs and tastes the best."
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Dell's 43-inch 4K monitor is just what you need for perfect computing experience

Dell's 43-inch 4K monitor is just what you need for perfect computing experience | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Dell's new 43-inch monitor dubbed Dell P4317Q is rad.
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...... That high-resolution, large display, Dell says, means that you can have four separate 1080p screens placed next to each other.
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As the Free Update period comes to a close, should you install Windows 10?

As the Free Update period comes to a close, should you install Windows 10? | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Windows 10 offer was one of the most unprecedented offers Microsoft made in the past few years. Typically, Microsoft would offer Windows update
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Here are a few reasons why you probably should ride the Windows 10 gravy train while it’s available.
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Defend yourself! Build a cyber security database

Defend yourself! Build a cyber security database | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Attackers have all kinds of data about the threat landscape -- and about your organization, if it happens to be a target. Now's the time to arm yourself with data, too
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....... The idea is to identify all the ways in which you could detect a particular attack -- which tools, which configurations -- and figure out the gaps.
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Samsung announces EVO Plus 256GB microSD Card, highest capacity for a microSD card in its class

Samsung announces EVO Plus 256GB microSD Card, highest capacity for a microSD card in its class | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Samsung today announced the new EVO Plus 256GB microSD card which offers the highest capacity for a microSD card in its class. You can now record up to 12
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Samsung will sell the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card with a limited 10-year warranty in more than 50 countries
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What 'digital transformation' really should mean

What 'digital transformation' really should mean | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
We're inundated with exciting new enterprise tech. But for it all to amount to more than the sum of its parts, we need to address certain longstanding problems
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..... Yes, we’re gradually moving to subscription models, but some seem to wilfully emulate the complexity of licensing plans. No wonder more companies are adopting open source -- or building their own applications rather than buying.
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Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages
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....... Thanks to “Universal Windows Programs,” recommending an essential toolkit of free Windows apps isn’t so universal anymore.
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Toshiba Z20t-C2112 review: 14 hours of battery life highlights this business-class hybrid

Toshiba Z20t-C2112 review: 14 hours of battery life highlights this business-class hybrid | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Toshiba's Z20t is one of the best tablet-laptop hybrids we've seen, with a whopping 14 hours of battery life and design flourishes that include a matte-finish touchscreen. But it is pricey.
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The Z20t-C2112’s Core m5-6Y57 CPU, 8GB of DDR3/1600MHz RAM, and Samsung 256GB M.2 SATA SSD
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We’ll soon know Android N’s full name

We’ll soon know Android N’s full name | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Google thought it would be smart to let Android fans name the next major version of its mobile operating system. Known as Android N while in beta, the OS will have its own dessert name when it launches this summer. But Google apparently lacked inspiration for choosing a proper name.
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Google took to Twitter on Wednesday (June 9) to announce that Android N’s name will be unveiled very soon.
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Evernote vs OneNote: The Best App for Note-Taking, Researching and Organizing?

Evernote vs OneNote: The Best App for Note-Taking, Researching and Organizing? | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
After I accidentally threw my Macbook out of a moving car and couldn’t afford another one, I’d suffered with a Windows machine for 2 years before getting a Mac again. I made a solemn oath never t…
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The post focuses on the author's experiences with Evernote and OneNote, when when working on a laptop.

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PicsArt for Windows 10 gets a big design revamp, all clipart packages are free until June 30

PicsArt for Windows 10 gets a big design revamp, all clipart packages are free until June 30 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The popular photo editing app PicsArt for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile has received a major update, including a design revamp and much more.
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In addition to the new version, all of the clipart packages available for PicsArt are free to download for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users until June 30.
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6 ways to add a second line to your smartphone

6 ways to add a second line to your smartphone | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Whether you're running a small business or just looking to improve your BYOD situation, there's an app that can help
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"Thanks to various apps and services, one smartphone can have two separate and distinct phone lines. You keep your current number, then add a second one (new or ported, your choice) that's strictly for business."
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VIDEO: Hardcore - The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is irresponsibly fast

VIDEO: Hardcore - The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is irresponsibly fast | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Seven point two billion transistors. State-of-the-art 16nm process. And nothing but absolutely pure bad-assery.
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Friggin' fast!!! 60 to 70% faster than GTX 980 ...........
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VIDEO: The truth about Windows 10's hidden drive partition

VIDEO: The truth about Windows 10's hidden drive partition | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
You may think there's free space in these hidden drive partitions, but think twice before messing with anything in these locations. We use a third-party disk utility to find out what's really in them.
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Good video tutorial on how to use EaseUS Partition Master Free version
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15 hidden WhatsApp features that everyone should know about

15 hidden WhatsApp features that everyone should know about | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Whatsapp has swiftly grown from a small startup to one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over one billion users.
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While you may use it every day, you might be unaware of the cool tricks and secret features hiding in the app.
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VIDEO: What will Apple’s wireless EarPods be like?

VIDEO: What will Apple’s wireless EarPods be like? | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Apple might be developing wireless EarPods for the iPhone 7. We tested Erato Audio’s Apollo 7 earphones and the Rowkin Mini to get a taste of what they might be like.
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How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Intel's Atom smartphone chip cancellations pull the curtain back on an ugly past in which the company shot itself in the foot with bad timing and ill-advised executive decisions
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Intel's decision to pass on making chips for Apple's iPhone back in 2007 now looks like a huge mistake.
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How to break into Android development

How to break into Android development | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Demand for Android talent is hot. Here’s how to get started and stand out
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"But if you’re looking to make good on this ongoing demand for Android development talent, where should you begin? How do new Android developers demonstrate their skills and get hired?" If you are interested read on!
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Intel's new super-fast SSDs feature 3D NAND

Intel's new super-fast SSDs feature 3D NAND | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The company's first SSDs with 3D NAND chips are aimed at businesses and data centers
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The sequential read speed is up to 1600 megabytes per second, 3.2 times faster, and the write speed is 1,400 megabytes per second, which is 3.1 times faster.
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