SOFTWARE

Shocking Data Reveals Some Android OEMs Pushed Fake Security Patches

Shocking Data Reveals Some Android OEMs Pushed Fake Security Patches

Ashocking new research report spearheaded by Germany-based firm, Security Research Labs (SRL), revealed this week that many Android vendors not only fail to make key security patches available to their customers, but that some even go so far as to knowingly deceive device owners by telling them their firmware is secure and up-to-date, when in

New Samsung Galaxy Patent App. Copies the iPhone X ‘Notch’

New Samsung Galaxy Patent App. Copies the iPhone X ‘Notch’

t’s no secret that the smartphone industry — and, particularly, the Android ecosystem — is often dominated by a “monkey see, monkey do” design philosophy. Few companies epitomize that better than Samsung, who has long been accused of copying Apple’s flagship handsets whenever it could. If you don’t think that’s true, just consider this 132-page internal


Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Following an investigation conducted by internet security experts with AdGuard, Google has removed an assortment of fake and malicious AdBlockers from its Chrome Store, citing how the code hidden within their scripts may have been used to collect unauthorized information from users’ browsing sessions and manipulate the behavior of their browsers. “All the extensions I’ve highlighted

How to take photos of fireworks that don’t look really crap

How to take photos of fireworks that don’t look really crap

Going to the fireworks is a relatively easy and stress-free experience. You rock up to a muddy field with your family and friends, stand around drinking over-priced mulled wine and stare into the sky for around 15 minutes. But trying to take some not-embarrassing pictures to put on social media to prove you have a


This secret Google trick will turn your browser all Christmassy

This secret Google trick will turn your browser all Christmassy

Google has unveiled its latest hidden easter egg – and this one is perfect for putting you in a fuzzy, festive mood in the run up to Christmas. If you type ‘Christmas’ (or ‘Christmas cards’, ‘Christmas presents’, any phrase with the word Christmas in), into the search engine, you’ll be greeted by a string of


Here’s how to get two months of Spotify Premium for free

Here’s how to get two months of Spotify Premium for free

It’s safe to say that Spotify has revolutionised the way we listen to music. Beginning life as a startup in Stockholm back in 2008, it led the way in developing the streaming market, and remains the biggest player in the field, even since the mighty Apple belatedly made its move with Apple Music just over


Press play for gifts

Press play for gifts

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, but Christmas does throw up the rather tricky question of what to buy the gamer/sci-fi fan who has literally everything (yes, even the super-rare Snorlax Pokémon). But don’t worry: the Force is strong with GAME. They’ve travelled from Metropolis to the Mos Eisley trading post

YouTube are going to war with Spotify by bringing out their own streaming service

YouTube are going to war with Spotify by bringing out their own streaming service

With more than 60 million paid subscribers, more than 140 million active users and more than 2 billion playlists, Spotify is the reigning boss of music streaming services. Those are pretty intimidating numbers if you’re a rival company trying to set up a competing business – but that’s exactly what YouTube are planning to do.