Galaxy S5 update rolling out with July security patch

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung is rolling out a new software update to its Galaxy S5 smartphone which was released back in 2014. The update installs the July security patches and is being rolled out over the air (OTA). As usual with OTA updates, it is being pushed out in stages so it may take a few days or even weeks […]

May 2017 Nexus and Pixel factory images and OTAs available now

Pixel Nexus Image

Hot off the press comes another monthly security update from Google, the release of the May 2017 factory images and OTAs for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. A more detailed list of the build information for each device is provided for you below. Pixel/Pixel XL: N2G47O Pixel/Pixel XL (Deutsche Telekom): N2G47T Pixel/Pixel XL (Verizon): NHG47L Pixel […]

Researchers hack smartphones using audio pulses

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A common belief in computer science is that software can automatically trust hardware sensors, well now it seems that isn’t the case. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan have demonstrated how acoustic pulses from a speaker can be used to hack smartphones and fitness trackers. The audio tones were designed to trick the accelerometer sensor […]

Signal now allows iPhone access to its desktop client

Signal Messaging

The popular messaging app Signal, for people who really need to keep their conversations private – can now access the desktop client even if they’re an iOS user. Previously this capability has only been available to android users. Signal – which offers its users the added benefit of encrypted messaging have recently updated their iOS […]