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New Android Market Released

New Android Market Released

Google released an update to the Android Market, which bring books and movie rentals as well as a ton of other changes.  The new market also sports a new UI, top picks, Editor’s Choice, and Staff Pics.

This update will start rolling out in the next few weeks and is only available for Android 2.2 or higher and for the US only; however Google has stated they have plans to roll this out to other countries in the future.Check out the […]

Jul 13th, 2011Comments Off on New Android Market Released
Skype for Android – Now with Video

Skype for Android – Now with Video

Skype recently announced that it’s updated Android application supports video calling on select devices.  The app also sports a new UI – with new menu, profile access, and much more.

The app requires Android 2.3 or higher and a front facing camera for video chat.  In addition, only the Sony Ericsson Xperia and the Google Nexus S are supported video chat devices at this time.  Additional support is expected for more devices in the future.

Check out the video below for more […]

Jul 2nd, 2011Comments Off on Skype for Android – Now with Video
Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps

Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps

Google was made aware of an issue with a little over 20 applications in the Android Market that were malicious.  These apps gained system access when downloaded and intercepted and secretly transmitted private data from user’s handsets to third party servers. To make matters worse, some of these apps have been downloaded over 50,000 times.

Google started using a remote ‘kill switch’ feature to wireless kill the apps on user’s handsets.  In addition to removing the apps, Google is […]

Mar 7th, 2011Comments Off on Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps
Updated Anrdoid Market 2.2.11 Now Available

Updated Anrdoid Market 2.2.11 Now Available

A new version of the Android Market app is now available, reportedly fixing a security issue in the previous version.  Some users have already received the update, but if you don’t want to wait you can download the file below and follow the steps to upgrade your market.

Download the updated market app HERE.

Follow the steps here to update your market app.

Jan 20th, 2011Comments Off on Updated Anrdoid Market 2.2.11 Now Available
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