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Android

Starting with Android P, Google will force manufacturers to roll out regular security updates for their smartphones

Security of Android devices has been a nightmare since the first days and the biggest reason being is that users don’t receive latest security patch updates regularly. Precisely, it’s your device manufacturer (Android OEMs) actually who takes time to roll out security patches for your devices and sometimes, even has been caught lying about security updates, telling customers that their smartphones are running the latest updates.

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Android

Review: Privacy Browser – The most underrated Firefox fork for Android?

There good Firefox forks and there a lot of bad Firefox forks floating around the Internet. Today I’ll take a closer look at the Privacy Browser for Android which is maybe a good alternative since it has some neat privacy related function on board.

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Android Hardware

Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking

Huawei and Honor will stop providing unlock codes completely. All phones sold after today, May 24, won’t have unlockable bootloaders. All phones sold before that date will have 60 days before unlocking won’t be supported. This information comes from a tweeted screenshot of a Huawei message.

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Android Hardware Tips and Tricks

How To Calibrate your Laptop’s & Android’s Battery

Managing the battery usage is a very big aspect of an electronic device in order to conserve the performance of the battery and prolong the battery life. Using as less applications as possible while disabling unnecessary background tasks is on major factor to get a longer life, but what if the screens suddenly went black?

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Android

How Advertising Malware smuggles Malware into the Google Play Store

“Always download apps from the official app store.” – that’s what people arguing in order to stay away from malware but is this true? Several malware was already found during the past years within the official Store, Google reacted and hardened their systems, as a result, your device gets regularly scanned in order to find malware apps. Google also increased their own security mechanism, so their contribution rules and app restrictions in order to prevent bad people abusing some permissions are a bit better restricted.

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Android Security

Is Android Xposed Module XPrivacyLua dead in the water?

M66B is a well-known developer which got a lot of attention with his XPrivacy Xposed Module back in the day, his latest Xposed Module is called XPrivacyLua which can fake application in order to prevent to give out the app your real ID’s.

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Android Tutorials

How To find and stop apps from draining your Android Phone’s Battery

A longer battery life is key to ensure your mobile phone actually stays online and mobile. There’s nothing worse than downloading a few new apps only to find that your battery life has begun to take a serious drop. In this guide, I show you how you simply can identify the battery drainers.

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Android Apple Browser Security

Fire.onion for Android & Red Onion are Tor Browsers for anonymous browsing and darknet

Fire.onion is an Android supported (unofficial) Tor Browser which allows you to surf the web without any other external apps running in the background – it’s an all-in-one bundle. iOS user can use Red Onion. Both Browser are unique and come with everything you need, which means you don’t need any apps or programs running in the background in order to Browse the Tor/Onion network.

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Fire.onion browser. Picture Source: GitHub
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Android Review Software

personalDNSfilter is a DNS filter proxy for Android to block advertisements

t-ryder posted on XDA his new created DNS filter application which is written in Java, theoretically it can work on other operating systems but the main target seems to be Android. It’s original written by Zenz Solution. The DNS filter proxy quickly allows you to block advertisements on an easy way.  You can help this project if you like to, so go ahead translate it.

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