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Android and security don’t exactly go hand-in-hand with each other. In fact, from my view, the majority of mobile security concerns stem from an Android device, which results it seeming like the bane of mobile security. A recent report from a security company reveals the top twelve most unsecure phones all run Android, including the Samsung Galaxy Mini, HTC Desire and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. The iPhone, on the other hand, only comes in at number 13.

There’s a number of reasons why this is the case, from malicious apps invading the unwalled garden to a very laggy update schedule amongst Android phones. We’re going to explore these reasons in today’s article. (more…)

We’ve reached a time wherein the wonder and amazement of the Internet is no longer a buffer for underlying privacy concerns. In fact, now is as good a time as ever to worry about the safety of your data, especially following such scandals as the Android/iOS tracking story, and, of course, the Sony hacks.

Most of the scandals popularised in the media stem from illegitimate causes such as a series of hacks. However, you could be exposing valuable data yourself just by using apps that you optionally, and intentionally, downloaded and installed. (more…)

It’s time for another “Ask the Editor” post today. Thanks for all the questions you’ve been sending in; it’s great to be able to help you out with your Android issues. Keep them coming!

This time we’re talking about budget Android tablets, widgets, launchers, and permissions.

Read on for plenty of useful Android knowledge. I hope you’ll find it handy for our own situation as well!
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