Google Play app store invaded by the white

Google Play app store invaded by the white

Google has begun offering massive redesign of the Google Play Store to users. This design has appeared several times in limited testing in the past few months, but already now is available to everyone.

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The new look is in line with the “Material Design” that Google brought with Android 9 Pie last year. This style uses the official Google.com site as inspiration and the results are very white.

It’s the same design released in Gmail earlier this year, present on Android P and will continue with Android Q.

The Play Store sells apps, books, movies, and music, and past design was colorful between different sections. Now the app is almost monochrome.

In addition to the new look, the app offers support for the new gesture navigation panel by making it transparent. On the homepage, the content tabs are at the bottom of the app. The four tabs remain “Games”, “Apps”, “Movies & TV” and “Books” while the “Music” tab is missing.

Along with the Play Store, we expect to see successive redesign with Google apps in the coming weeks. The company has promised a “Dark Mode” for everyone, a feature that will be available at system level on Android Q as well.

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Do you need an antivirus on Android? What about on the iPhone?

Do you need an antivirus on Android? What about on the iPhone?

Everyone knows that an antivirus is necessary for the computer. There are endless malware and viruses ready to steal even the smallest information from your computer.

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But have you ever wondered if our smartphones or tablets also need antivirus? what about iPad? BlackBerry or Windows Phone?

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The simple answer is: Yes. You need some kind of security app for your smartphone and tablet. All these devices have security issues. But how possible it is to face malware on these platforms depends on the type of device you use.

Malware on Android and Antiviruses

Malware on Android and Antiviruses
Malware on Android and Antiviruses

Android app stores, including Google Play, have always had issues with security and malware penetration. Even with the introduction of Google Play Protect and the rise of Google Play security measures, Android malware has managed to penetrate despite the situation improving.

One of the biggest threats is Ransomware. Attacks of this kind are declining on consumers but are increasing on businesses. As a result, the main problems for Android devices remain theft of credentials and information and bad ads.

Protecting your Android smartphone or tablet from malware and ransomware, an antivirus can save you a lot of trouble. In fact, this platform is the biggest mobile malware target. Some reports indicate that 95% of the attacks go to the Android operating system.

Luckily there are some quality security and anti-malware apps on Android. But what matters is how effective an Android antivirus is.

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We recommend that you check out the latest AV-Test Android report for the best antiviruses. Currently Avast Mobile Security, AVG Antivirus Free, Bitdefender Mobile Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, McAfee Mobile Security, Norton Mobile Security, Sophos Mobile Security and Trend Micro Mobile Security have all received the highest points in protection and usage.

You can also install firewall applications for your Android device such as DroidWall. However, most of these applications require administrator privileges exposing them to other risks. Adding a firewall gives you a level of protection given how cybercriminals attack android devices, a firewall is not necessarily needed.

Malware on iPhone and Antiviruses

Malware on iPhone and Antiviruses
Malware on iPhone and Antiviruses

You’ve likely heard people say you don’t need an antivirus or security app on macOS or iOS, but they are totally wrong. You need malware protection on macOS and even iOS.

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The malware situation on the iPhone is different from Android. In fact very different. Apple imposes tougher measures and controls on the App Store and the iOS app development process. In fact, the “Apple wall” reduces the chances of downloading malware to the App Store significantly.

Apple has created iOS from scratch with security in mind. Apps that fully scan the system are not allowed in the App Store. Antivirus applications on the App Store have limited functionality and focus primarily on protecting against malware vulnerabilities, attachments and downloads.

Fortunately this makes them less effective. However if you make your iPhone jailbreak to download apps from stores other than the App Store, you can expose yourself to malware. In other stores, the chances of getting malware are as high as in Android.

The famous KeyRaider malware on the iPhone came from a third-party store and targeted the jailbreak iPhone. Also these phones do not have the latest security updates leaving them vulnerable.

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On iOS, firms that run standalone tests don’t run tests and big antivirus names don’t offer full antivirus apps for iOS

Malware on BlackBerry and Antiviruses

Malware on BlackBerry and Antiviruses
Malware on BlackBerry and Antiviruses

BlackBerry devices can be divided into two camps: those using the BlackBerry (BB) operating system and the latest ones running Android. The latter have the same risks as we described in the Android space.

Those who still have a BlackBerry system installed are also vulnerable to malware. The BB10 is the latest BlackBerry operating system. Currently, at the moment we are writing, it has not received an update in five months. Furthermore support for BB10 will end in 2019.

Chinese company TCL Communications manufactures new generation of BlackBerry phones. TCL is licensed to manufacture devices by this name but all new devices use Android operating system and not BB.

What does this mean in terms of security? Well the number of people using WB is decreasing over time. The number of targets and the cost of attacking the WB is greater. It is therefore less profitable to attack BlackBerry devices.

What’s more, BB10 malware is not as much of an issue as Android and doesn’t get as much attention in testing.

Malware on Windows 10 Mobile and Antiviruses

Malware on Windows 10 Mobile
Malware on Windows 10 Mobile

The successor of Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile has strong connections to the desktop operating system. But Windows 10 Mobile will end on December 10, 2019. Last year’s Autumn update was the last.

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At the end of the support users should switch to an alternative mobile operating system. Windows 10 Mobile will become vulnerable to attacks as the problems to be detected will not be addressed.

You need an antivirus application on mobile devices!

As you can see, whether you need an antivirus application, it depends on your mobile operating system.

If you have an older Android device you should use an antivirus application as this category of Android devices are more exposed. With iOS you have a much safer operating system than Android but installing a security tool for scanning e-mail or download files can help you stay safe online.

As far as BlackBerry and Windows 10 Mobile are concerned, both operating systems are in the end-of-life, and the best option left to you is to switch to an operating system device that receives constant updates.

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That’s all! Hope you made is clear about the need of an antivirus on your mobile device. Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. follow us on twitter and facebook for more news and updates.

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YouTube Originals

YouTube Originals will be free from September

YouTube, the giant video sharing websites, announced that starting September 24 this year, free YouTube users will be able to access YouTube Originals.

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The company’s Help Center wrote:

“Starting September 24, 2019, your first YouTube Origin experience will change whether or not you have a YouTube Premium membership. Some YouTube Originals series, movies and live events are available to watch without a paid YouTube Premium subscription.”

“However, you will see adds during this viewing experience and only selected episodes may be available for broadcast at any time.”

YouTube Originals, a channel that started back in 2016, features a selection of original YouTube series, events and movies.

Previously, access to this content was restricted to YouTube Premium users, which is a paid site service, with features such as exclusive content and the ability to download videos, among others.

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Huawei breaks the silence, launches their operating system - Harmony OS

Huawei breaks the silence, launches their operating system – Harmony OS

Today at the Huawei Developers Conference, CEO of the company’s Consumer Business Group Richard Yu, surprised the audience by unveiling “Harmony OS“, which he says is faster and more secure than Android.

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The software is aimed at IoT products instead of smartphones. Harmony OS is an operating system for all platforms, compatible for desktops and smartphones.

According to Yu, once Huawei can no longer access Google’s Android, it can run “Harmony OS” immediately. Until then, Huawei will continue with Android.

The platform is open source, and is in fact more of a competitor to future Google Fuchsia, given that both are microcornel-based and can be used on multiple devices at the same time.

In contrast, according to Yu’s presentation, Andoid is not as efficient due to its redundant codes, outdated planning mechanism and fragmentation issues.

But Harmony OS, thanks to the microcornel design, is more secure because it lacks root access, so it is protected from external service isolation.

In addition to a lighter system, Huawei says the Harmony OS will provide performance improvements. One of these is the “Deterministic Latency Engine”, which can allocate system resources using real-time analytics and forecasts. Android, on the other hand, has stuck with the less intelligent Linux mechanism.

Huawei states that HarmonyOS’s IPC performance is 5-times as Google’s Fuschia , 3-times as QNX’s.

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Google closes Trips app, switches the functions to Google Maps

Google closes Trips app, switches the functions to Google Maps

Support for the Trips app ends today and places stored in will be available on Google Search as long as the user is logged in with the same account on both apps.

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To find the most visited attractions and places a user can search for “my trips” or go to the new and improved Google Travel page.

Google first launched this site in September 2018 and included many features that were then offered in the Trips app. The focus now will be on bringing users back to Travel.

In Maps, searching for a destination or finding specific places, points, restaurants and much more can be done by going to the Explore section.

By clicking the menu icon users will be taken to the places saved in Trips.

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Messenger will also place ads through private messages

Messenger will also place ads through private messages

According to one patent, it is seen how Facebook wants to put ads through private messages exchanged on Messenger, among users.

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The company has long enabled businesses to advertise, but not within messaging.

The way Messenger will handle advertising is worrying because the conversations will be followed and depending on the topic being discussed, the ads that interest those who are writing will appear.

In the patent, we see how the words Grand Canyon and San Jose are used in the conversation as users reach the ads, which shows the best things ours can offer.

It is expected to have the same form with various food, cosmetics, or even things to use.

The application for this patent has been accepted, and it remains to be seen when Messenger will launch these ads.

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Starting today, private browsing in Chrome really becomes private

Starting today, private browsing in Chrome really becomes private

As promised Google is ready to make websites respect “Incognito” whether they like it or not. The company launched Chrome 76 for Linux, Mac and Windows, closing a gap that sites used to track private browsing.

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If you are tired of sites that require you to pay to read articles, then you are lucky. We have tested and it works with at least some media that previously did not allow visitors to “Incognito” mode.

The sites will not be liked at all. Most of them know that people use Incognito to avoid “Paywall” and by requiring visitors to sign up to read articles, they easily track visitors for free.

Now you either have to find another way to detect Incognito, or accept that these users will go untouched in the future.

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If you're concerned about privacy online, this is the browser you will need!

If you’re concerned about privacy online, this is the browser you will need!

If you are very concerned about your private information while browsing the web, you may need to consider the browser you are using.

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Chrome and Firefox, the two leading browsers can help keep your data secure but to do this you will need to change the configuration and installing some plugins.

There is a browser that brings this whole process integrated. The Brave browser blocks third-party trackers and cookies that monitor your web activity. But what makes it special is the fact that you can check what you want to block and what not from advertising to cookies and to the buttons on the internet connection and registration from Facebook and Google.

The browser developer has realized that this strict policy may have consequences on websites because you do not see ads that help websites to create content.

To compensate for creators of content, Brave applies a creative approach where readers can make anonymous contributions to the websites they visit. Publishers then make contributions in the form of cryptocurrencies.

Otherwise, you still have to allow advertising and tracking in the Brave configuration panel, but is it worth sacrificing your privacy?

Available on Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS, the Brave browser is built on the same Chrome foundation, which means it works with Chrome plug-ins. In fact, if you click on finding attachments and topics in the Brave Configuration panel, you’ll be directed to the Chrome Web Store.

Check what Brave blocks

Automatically Brave blocks all commercials, trackers, and third-party cookies. However, you can adjust these options.

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  1. From the Brave menu, click Preferences

2. In the Settings panel on the left, click Shields

3. From the pop-up menu that appears, select the level of protection you want

4. Click Social media blocking if you want to allow the Google and Facebook connection buttons on the websites

5. If you require more control under Additional Settings, click Privacy and security.

6. Here you can change and check the services that the browser uses to automatically search and retrieve URLs

Barve Browser/Check what Brave blocks
Barve Browser/Check what Brave blocks

Contribute to websites and content creators

The Brave Access Restriction approach to advertising has a cost: websites do not get the job they are doing. As a way of contributing to the websites you visit without being traced, Brave has developed a program called Brave Rewards. Seeing some ads selected by Brave, the generic amounts go in the form of cryptocurrencies for the websites you visit.

Here’s how you join the program.

Brave Browser/Contribute to websites and content creators
Brave Browser/Contribute to websites and content creators
    1. Click the three parallel striped hamburger menu and select Brave Rewards
    2. Click Yes, I’m In.
    3. On the Brave Rewards page you can change and adjust your participation in this program
      • For ads you can change how many ads look in an hour
      • For your automatic contributions you can check how much you want to contribute per month with a minimum amount
    4. In addition to advertising, you can add the cryptomoney to Brave Rewards and contribute to the websites.

Synchronize phone and desktop saved connections

Brave has a synchronization tool to manage websites – bookmarks – on desktop as well as mobile. It’s in beta and you have to follow the instructions below to successfully complete the process.

Brave Browser/Synchronize phone and desktop saved connections
Brave Browser/Synchronize phone and desktop saved connections
  1. Click the hamburger menu and select the Sync option
  2. Click Start a new Sync Chain and then select whether you want to sync on a mobile or desktop platform
  3. If you select Computer you will see some word circles that Brave calls Chain Sync Code. Go to the desktop you want to sync, navigate to the Sync option in Brave and click I have a Sync Code and place the code from the first device.
  4. If you choose a phone or tablet you will notice a QR code. On the phone, navigate to Sync in Brave and select Scan Sync Code

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From October 15, Chrome plug-ins will be more safer

From October 15, Chrome plug-ins will be more safer

The company announced today that third-party developers have until October 15 to comply with new user data rules or will risk being excluded from the Chrome Web Store.

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New changes to the Strobe project were introduced at the beginning of the year following an audit of Chrome third-party plugins and apps on how users manage their data. New measures anticipate that developers undertake a more conservative approach to user permissions. Add-ons should require as few data as possible.

Moreover, any app that manages user content should post a privacy policy. In the past, Google requires such a pact only for plugins that have access to sensitive information touching only a small number of applications.

In February, a study found that 85% of Chrome plugins did not have a privacy policy. After October 15, any app that violates new privacy policies is likely to be removed from the Chrome Web Store.

Google has also updated the developer’s manual.

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VLC video player software has a critical security problem

VLC video player software has a critical security problem

German CERT-Bund researchers say they have found a major security problem on the video player that has been downloaded billions of times worldwide.

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Through this problem hackers can gain access to user devices. Though it is not yet exploited by hackers, it poses a growing threat to software users.

According to CERT-Bund, the problem activates remote code execution (RCE), unauthorized modification and data discovery. Known as CVE-2019-13615, the security issue is present in the latest versions of VLC Media Player 3.0.7.1 and has received a rating of 9.8 for the risk.

The problem lies in Windows, Linux and UNIX, but not MacOS.

VideoLAN, a nonprofit organization behind VLC Media Player, says it is working to address the problem for at least four weeks.

Not so longer than last month, VideoLAN launched the biggest security update in VLC Media Player history. The update contained 33 problems addressed, two critical, 21 average and 10 small problems.

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