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Skygofree Trojan, or why should Android owners be scared (again)

Ah, old love. It never fades and it always comes back. Just like this Trojan. Skygofree’s an old piece of malware, hailing back from the go… well, old days of 2014. Lately it made a return, seemingly going back to its old tricks; it can read all the traffic on your phone and even record your calls via a microphone. This Trojan is particulary difficult to remove, as upon installing itself on a phone it automatically grants itself access to everything on the device. Even hard reset may not be enough to get rid of it. Your best bet is to simply avoid any suspicious content (no, you ...

Moto Folio, protective case by Motorola

Motorola has just released its newest Moto Mod. Moto Follo is interesting mainly due to two factors. First, it is the cheapest Moto Mod to date, costing only $11.24. Second, it is not really a Moto Mod.So what it is, then? Well, a protective case. It covers the back and front of the phone and has a bonus of an inner pocket that can store a credit card. The only reason it is called a mod is that it is attached to a phone via magnetic connectors, just like other Moto Mods. Putting that detail aside, Follo is a nifty and inexpensive little thing. It comes in three colour variants – Fine ...

Foldable ZTE Axon M out in Europe by the end of March

ZTE’s Axon M used to be exclusive to the American AT&T; no more. Foldable smartphone will be making its way to China this Saturday and to Europe in March. It will be sold by TIM, Vodafone and some mysterious ”leading carriers”. Interested? Here is the phone’s specs to help you decide:– Snapdragon 821 chipset,– 4GB RAM, 64GB storage,– 20mpx main camera,– dual 5.2′ displays,– Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS.It is unknown how much will the phone cost. ...

Pics of a whole Motorola Moto G line leaked

There is nihil novi about having phones leak before their release (… ha!), but having a whole series leak, and a month before its release, well, that is different. The Moto G6 series was supposed to be revealed during the next month’s MWC, but thanks to the Droid Life website we will learn something about them today. Here is what we know:Moto G6: 5.7′ display, 18:9, dual 12mpx + 5mpx camera, 16mpx selfie shooter, Snapdragon 450 CPU, 3 or 4 GB RAM and 32 or 64GB storage,Moto G6 Plus: 18:9, 5.9′ display, as much memory as in Moto G6, Snapdragon 630 CPU, front-placed ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Olympic Games Limited Edition and how you will not get one

Two years ago, Samsung released an Olympic Games Limited Edition of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a special edition (duh) of the phone that was distributed to every Olympian competitor (except North Korea, because f*ck imperialistic capitalism, Great Kim Jong can bring us some sun rocks from his walking trip to sun). Now that the next olympics are to take place in South Korea, Samsung’s home turn, company is repeating this stun in with Galaxy Note 8 Olympic Games Limited Edition 2018. So, what is so special about that Olympic Games Limited Edition?– white colour variant with gold ...

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J1 mini receive their January security patches

Yaay. Samsung continues its new and odd tradition of updating its mid and low-entry phones before the flagships. Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J1 mini are the newest Samsung phones to receive January security update. Firmware version J330FXXU3ARA3 or J105FXXU0ARA2 brings with it five critical Android vulnerabilities, 13 critical Samsung vulnerabilities and a number of low vulnerability fixes. The over-the-air update should be available to all now; if it is not, it will be soon, so be patient. ...

iPhone was the most activated smartphone in the USA last quarter

Nowadays life is a bit hard for Apple. Company faces dozens of lawsuits and governments of three different countries are making inquiries into both the ”batterygate” case as well as the even more recent Meltdown and Spectre fiasco. For Apple, life was easier in the past… especially in the USA. According to the survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone was the most often activated (and, therefore, arguably the most popular) smartphone by Americans in the Q4 2017. During the time between October and December 2017, Apple’s smartphones accounted for 39% ...

New, mint-fresh image of Motorola Moto E5 leaked

Yay! It looks like there is another Moto E coming! Moto E is Motorola’s budget phone series, well known for creating cheap and cost-effective devices for those of us who do not give a heck about shiny phone bling. Leaked image of Moto E5 was just released online by MySmartPrice website. What does it show us?– Moto E5 will have at least one colour variant, gold,– its display seems to be roughly 5-inch wide,– single main camera and selfie shooter,– microUSB port at the bottom of the phone,– first in the series rear-mounted fingerprint scanner,– single ...

Launch, pre-order, and shipping dates of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus leaked!

One of the most popular leaksters, evleaks, says that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be launched on February 26th. This claim comes from the alleged contact between evleaks and a, quote, ”C-level executive at a major casemaker”. Evleaks believes that the phone will be available for pre-orders starting March 1st. Release is said to take place on March 16th. Usually Samsung unveils its Galaxy S series phones a day before the MWC; why this year is different, I do not know.By the way! Since the Galaxy S9/S9+ launch is so close, you can take most leaks that will surface online as truth. ...

”Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound”, or how to make a country panic by a misclick

So yeah, that happened. Last Saturday, a short-lived panic swept across the Hawaii (lately also known as a ”sh*tty country” thanks to the benevolent president Trump) when a country-wide warning of an inpending missile attack appeared on people’s phones. Thankfully the alert was false, and after fourty minutes of fearing for their lives, all Hawaiians have received a ”false alarm” notification. Phew.So, what exacly went wrong? A pretty prosaic thing, really. According to The Washington Post, Hawaii emergency employee has initiated an internal emergency tool ...