One of the main selling points of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be its iris scanner, a feature that we haven’t seen much before. However, there might be some serious usability issues with the new feature.
This video shows someone allegedly using the Note 7′s iris scanner, and it’s ridiculously fast. It ... Read More »
Google is being very open about how long it will support Nexus devices. A support page describes the rules Google has set, and honestly, they’re extremely good. Android version updates are guaranteed for at least two years from launch, and security patches are guaranteed for three years from launch or 18 months after the Google Store ... Read More »
Google created Android Security Rewards to reward people for finding security vulnerabilities in Android. And the reward was cash, which is the best kind of reward. To date, Google has paid out over $550,000!
There were 82 individuals who were paid, 15 of which got over $10,000. Many of the vulnerabilities were related to the ... Read More »
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (or Galaxy Note 6, if you’re distrustful of rumors) has been rumored to have an iris scanner for a while now. This rumor seems more and more legitimate, especially since The Korea Herald has named the alleged supplier of the iris sensors.
The last update that the Nextbit Robin received had some unintentional side effects: the audio improvements ended up being hugely detrimental to its speakers. The minimum volume setting was far too loud, and audio was generally distorted.
Nextbit recently announced June’s update, which claims to have fixed all audio bugs. The lowest volume ... Read More »
It seems that Samsung’s update to Marshmallow for a few of the higher-end models have been causing users some grief. Although it doesn’t seem like a common issue, some people have been locked out of their device entirely.
After the Marshmallow update has finished installing, some people found that neither their fingerprint nor their password ... Read More »
Google has posted its monthly Android Security Bulletin for June, showcasing all of the vulnerabilities found in Android. This month a critical vulnerability was found that could execute code through email, text or more by processing media files. Google doesn’t think the exploit has been used, but it’s been patched anyway.
Encryption in a messaging app is a no brainer. It offers a level of privacy that many users want, especially in recent times where privacy is a major concern and the lack of privacy is so obvious. But it can have consequences for future features.
With security threats on the rise, Google has continued to place a larger emphasis on privacy and security controls for users of its products. One of the steps it took last year was to introduce My Account, a hub for security and privacy controls related to a user’s Google account. Today, My Account ... Read More »