Hackers can retrieve “deleted” items off of any phone
Recently deleted files, including photos, can stick around in your phone’s system for up to 30 days after you have pressed the “Delete” button.
T-Mobile website features a plug-and-play hack that could expose customers’ details
All hackers had to do is find the site on a search engine, input a customer’s phone number and reap the data. A similar sort of bug was found last fall and back in 2015 at this company.
Qualcomm and OnePlus respond to one root backdoor, hacker finds data dump function
One hole is getting patched (somewhat) while another allows for personal data, including location, to be recorded, dumped and taken away.
Essential Phone patched of KRACK with Android 7.1.1 update
The Essential Phone is getting a fix for one scary Wi-Fi vulnerability. On the other hand, some big feature improvements are also in this update.
Replacing Emy with “OK Google” on the Huawei Mate 9
You can trigger the on-board Emy or Amazon Alexa assistant, but you can’t call out “OK Google” and expect Google search to pop up unless you hack it.
Of course the HTC HD2 would get Android Nougat, silly!
A seven-year-old Windows Mobile phone has been hacked to run the seventh version of Android. How sweet the victory and how humorous the irony.
Some Android Lollipop lock screens can be hacked through
Lollipop’s troubles have been made very visible by the tech media to…
root Nexus 6
What is build.prop and my 5 favorite tweaks
Android’s build.prop file is a treasure trove of settings that may help your device run more to your liking. Here are my favorite build.prop tweaks.
Pocketnow Throwback: HTC HD2 (Video)
It’s the most hacked smartphone of all time, and even after 5 years, it’s still impressing us. Join Pocketnow for this throwback review of 2009’s HTC HD2!
Galaxy Gear Nexus 5
How to use the Galaxy Gear with the Nexus 5 (video)
What if you have a non-Samsung phone and want to use it with your super cool new smartwatch? Here’s how to use your Galaxy Gear with the Nexus 5.
tethering nexus 6
How to re-enable tethering in KitKat with T-Mobile
Do you tether your tablet or other device to your smartphone? You might want to know that Android 4.4 KitKat broke T-Mobile tethering! Here’s how to fix it.
Understanding the Android Governor
The Android Governor: Overclocking Is More Than Just Clock Speeds
Learn about the Android Governor and why it may have more to do with performance and battery life than the number of cores or the clockspeed of your processor.
Google Now on Ice Cream Sandwich
How to Install Google Now on Ice Cream Sandwich
Learn how you can install Google Now on your non-Jelly Bean smartphone or tablet. (Updated with video!)