Fake Anti-Virus Apps Found In App Stores

Fake apps claiming to offer virus protections for mobiles when in reality they offer none have been found in app stores.

Apps claiming to operate under the Kaspersky anti-virus name were found in both the Windows Phone Store and on Google Play.

On both occasions users were required to pay to download the apps, which went under the names Kaspersky Mobile and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014, both of which have since been removed.

The former app claimed to act as a scanner to pick up viruses on the users’ phone, while the latter used screenshots from the official Kaspersky Android app’s page to fool users into downloading it.

Senior Malware Analyst at Kaspersky Lab, said: “The story of paid fake AV for mobiles started with the appearance of Virus Shield in the Google Play store. Now we are seeing how one successful scam spawns numerous clones. Scammers who want to make a quick buck from inattentive users are selling dozens of fake apps, copying the design, but not the functionality of the original.

“It is quite possible that more and more of these fake apps will start appearing. However, one thing for sure is that the security mechanisms put in place by the official stores cannot cope with these kinds of scams.”

Moto E , Made To Last. Priced For All.

Featuring the sharpest display in its class, Corning® Gorilla® Glass protection and a water-resistant splash guard for lasting durability, and an all-day battery. For just Rs 6999 with no contract, Moto E is made to last and priced for all.

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The Moto E has been launched simultaneously in India and the UK. Moto E has a 4.3-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP camera and 1,900 mAh battery.

This is Motorola’s third device in India after it pulled out of the country a couple of years back. Both the earlier devices, Moto G and Moto X, were launched exclusively on Flipkart.

The device is likely to have serious implications for Indian manufacturers, who get the bulk of their huge numbers from the sub-Rs 10,000 devices. The kind of specs on offer along with brand value of Motorola will make the Moto it a top choice for budget conscious buyers. For instance, the price tag is Rs 2,000 cheaper than the Nokia Lumia 520, which is among the most popular devices in this segment.

With the launch of this device, Motorola now has a good product to offer in all price ranges till Rs 25,000, where again the bulk of the numbers are in the smartphone market.

 

Specifications

Operating system

Android™ 4.4, KitKat®

Processor

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 with 1.2GHz dual-core A7 CPU Adreno 302 400MHz single-core GPU

Capacity

4GB user storage
MicroSD slot supports up to 32GB expandable memory
1GB RAM

Dimensions and weight

Height: 124.8mm
Width: 64.8mm
Depth: 12.3mm (6.2mm at edges)
Weight: 142g

Display

4.3 inches
540 x 960 qHD, 256ppi
Features anti-smudge coating and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Connectivity

MicroUSB, supports USB 2.0
3.5 mm headset jack
Micro SIM
Dual-SIM option*

Battery

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion, 1980mAh
Mixed usage up to 24 hours

Rear camera

5 MP

Video capture and playback

Capture 30fps FWVGA (MP4, H.264, H.263)
Up to 720p playback capable FWVGA (MP4, H.264, VC-1, WMV-9, DivX 4/5/6)

Audio playback

AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM,
FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis

Networks

UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
AWS 850/1700/1900 (2100) + QGSM 850/900/1800/19000
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
CDMA 800/850/1900

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz

Bluetooth® Technology

Version 4.0 LE

Location services

GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou

In the box*

Moto E in black or white
USB cable
Quick start guide

New Facebook Feature Now Enables You To See “Nearby Friends”

Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby by the use of a new feature launched by the company. It is simply called “Nearby Friends”.

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This new feature should be switched on by the user, so that people do not end up broadcasting their location unknowingly. It uses the GPS system on smartphones to tell your Facebook friends that you are nearby, but only if they have the feature turned on as well.

Location sharing or even knowing the exact location of your friends has been possible in the past through many different apps, but what we like about this feature from Facebook is that it does not share your exact location, it will only show that you a re nearby, say, within half a mile radius.

However, if you insist to share your precise location you can manually do so with a specific friend you’d like to meet up with.

 Friend will be able to see where you’re located in an airport or a city block or a park, etc. By default, your exact location will be shared just for an hour, although one can change this.

Such new feature only suggest that we have started to bring online and physical worlds together, with more advanced technologies being developed this bridge will soon be complete.

Chrome Remote Desktop For Android Browses A PC Or Mac From Your Phone

We had expected Google to bring remote desktop access to Android in the next version of the OS. But as it turns out Google is not waiting for Android L to release and has now launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app on the Play Store.

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Following on the basic features of Chromoting i.e. remotely accessing another computer through Chrome, the Chrome Remote Desktop app is just like Remote Desktop, VNC, and other similar apps that are available as browser extensions.

 Chrome Remote Desktop can let you access your home or office PC from your smartphone. All you really need to do is install the app from the Play Store, enable remote access, and connect to any PCs. You can set up the Chrome Remote Desktop app from the Chrome Web Store on your PC to enable remote access and they will automatically show up on your phone as well.

Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM Tablet Launched For Rs 12999

Asus, on Tuesday, has launched Fonepad 7 Dual SIM voice-calling tablet in India for Rs 12999. It was initially announced at MWC in Barcelona this year, alongside an LTE variant. The device supports dual-SIM functionality and voice-calling and supports Micro-SIM cards. It comes with 7 inch LED IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

The new Asus Fonepad 7 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. It is powered by 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor with 1GB RAM. It comes with 8 GB of inbuilt storage, while Asus is also offering 16 GB on Asus Webstorage cloud space for one-year.

The device sports a 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.  For connectivity it includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+).

The Fonepad 7 Dual SIM has a 3910 mAh battery, which delivers up to 10 hours of battery life. It will be available in Grey and White colour variants. The tablet measures 199.5 x 120.8 x 11.35mm and weighs 340 grams.

Facebook To Shut Down Messenger For Windows Desktop, Firefox On 3 March

Facebook Messenger for Windows Desktop will be shutting down from March 3, according to a report in The Next Web. The report comes within days of Microsoft’s announcement that the official Facebook Messenger app will be coming to Windows Phone 8 devices within weeks.

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 According to the report, Facebook’s Messenger app began showing a link saying that it would shut down from March 3. “We’re sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Windows, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014. We really appreciate you using Messenger to reach your friends, and we want to make sure you know that you can keep chatting and view all your messages on http://www.facebook.com,” the message stated at the top of the application.

 A Facebook spokesperson also confirmed the same to the website.

 Facebook Messenger for Windows was released in March 2012. An OS X version was expected to be launch but given that the Windows version has shut down, it seems unlikely. Facebook is likely to concentrate on Messenger for Windows Phone devices, and other mobile devices, instead of focusing on desktops.  Another report on the The Next Web also said that Facebook Messenger for Firefox is also shutting down on March 3.

 This isn’t the only service to get the axe in Facebook recently. Facebook also announced that it would be killing off the email service @facebook.com admitting that it had failed to take off amongst users.

Source – TheNextWeb

Motorola Signs Deal To Produce Modular Smartphone Parts

Motorola has signed a deal with 3D Systems to 3D print smartphone modules for the phone company’s experimental Project Ara which will see whether a phone can be built using interchangeable parts.

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The deal marks a significant step for Motorola as it’ll be asking 3D Systems to essentially 3D print smartphone modules, a technique that has not only never been tried before but hasn’t even been fully tested.

Whilst being a multi-year deal the Google-owned Motorola hasn’t left itself totally open as the agreement is hinged on 3D Systems being able to prove that they can actually build the parts first.

Motorola first announced Project Ara after it was revealed that the company had begun talks with phonebloks about partnering in developing a modular smartphone where individual parts like a display, or storage could be simply ‘snapped’ on and off as the user desired adding as yet unseen levels of customization.

Very much still in the developmental stage the project will look at taking customization further than before, something that Motorola first demonstrated with it’s Moto Maker website for the Motorola Moto X.

At present users can build a custom Moto X by choosing the color, materials and the wallpaper that’ll arrive on the smartphone along with other features like engraving

LG Mini Beam : The Tiny Projector With The Power To Transform The Way We See The World

Introducing the new LG Mini Beam, the tiny projector with the power to transform the way we see the world.

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The Mini Beam’s LED digital based light source pumps out pictures in stunning color and clarity sharp enough for film makers, video artists and street performers to challenge people’s perceptions. It’s so sharp you can blur the lines between real life and an imagined world.

Because the light pulses, the LED light virtually eliminates motion blur while the stunning 1280×800 WXGA resolution, guarantees vibrant colours, larger than life and immersively real onto any surface. And that means you can transform any object into something a whole lot more exciting.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a film maker to fok all in love with the LG Mini Beam. The built-in digital TV tuner lets use your projector to view TV content too.

So you can watch that latest Hollywood blockbuster or your favorite sports in big vivid digital glory.