Facebook introduces security keys for enhanced account protection

facebook_feSocial networking giant Facebook Inc., on Thursday introduced an additional option for account protection. Users can now register a USB-based physical key to their accounts, thus allowing them to login via a small hardware, Brad Hill, a security engineer at Facebook said in a blog post. Most users access their accounts via two-factor authentication, which […]

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WhatsApp disabled on older Android, iOS & Windows devices

whatsapp-1212017Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging app has stopped functioning for those using older smartphones, according to several media reports including PTI. The messaging service will no longer support iPhones running on 3GS or iOS 6 versions, any Android tablet or phone running Android 2.1 or 2.2 as well as Windows 7 operating systems, the reports said. WhatsApp […]

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Nintendo opens Super Mario Run pre-registration for Android users

Super MarioAfter launching the Super Mario Run for iOS devices earlier this month, Nintendo is now gearing up to launch the Android version. Nintendo, on its American Twitter handle, announced that it has started taking pre-registrations for the Android version of the game on Google Play, and users will be notified when it becomes available for […]

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PremjiInvest-backed Cyanogen to shut down services on December 31

For-Cynogen-Story_the-end-1544913_1920Cyanogen, the startup that made a popular custom version of Android, has announced that it is shutting down operations and will stop releasing nightly builds of the software by the end of the year. “As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16. […]

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Nokia to re-enter smartphone market in 2017; to be powered by Android

nokia-pixabayNokia officially announced that it will re-enter the smartphone market in early 2017 with a range of new smartphones in a blogpost on Thursday. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown around the world for the return of the Nokia brand to smartphones. The HMD Global team has the ambition, talent, and resources to bring […]

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Android malware Gooligan breaches over 1 million Google accounts

Android_feAn Android malware has infected over 1 million Google accounts with the number of affected devices rising to 13,000 a day, says cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point said in a statement it has found traces of the malware Gooligan in dozens of legitimate-looking apps on third-party Android app stores. These stores […]

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Facebook launches Flash in third attempt to quash Snapchat

facebookSocial media giant Facebook Inc. has been relentlessly trying to takeover Instagram’s market share. It has either been launching competitive products or simply buying them out. In its third attempt, Facebook has launched Flash, the new standalone app has Instagram’s short-lived photo and video messaging features as well as amplified reality lenses, reported Androidpolice.com. Most […]

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Reliance Entertainment picks stake in FunOnGo, launches entertainment app Chillx

Chillx_feAnil Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment has picked a majority stake in digital content and distribution company FunOnGo Media & Entertainment LLP to enter the video-on-demand space. FunOnGo Media & Entertainment has developed a new over-the-top (OTT) Android app called Chillx. The all-in-one entertainment app offers users a mix of free and premium content including games, music […]

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BlackBerry launches its last smartphones DTEK50, DTEK60 in India

Canadian mobile maker BlackBerry on Monday launched two new Android smartphones—DTEK50 and DTEK60—in India. BlackBerry has launched its third Android-based phone in New Delhi—the device whose success will be a do-or-die for the company’s viability—opting to price its top-end device well-below Apple Inc’s iPhone 7. The BlackBerry DTEK50 was launched in July 2016, and began […]

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