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Palo Alto Networks Uncovers Backdoor In Android Devices Sold by Coolpad

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Palo Alto Networks® (PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today revealed details of a backdoor contained in millions of Android-based mobile devices sold by Coolpad, one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers based in China. The backdoor, named "CoolReaper," exposes users to potential malicious activity and appears to have been …



How Android 5.0 lets you get raw for better photos

Programmers have begun unlocking a new feature in Google's new Lollipop mobile OS: the ability to shoot photos in raw format, which adds new flexibility in image quality.



RBC first bank in North America with Host Card Emulation

RBC first bank in North America with Host Card Emulation



Report: Google Eyeing Cars With Built-In Android Access

The next version of Google's Android could be built directly into your car, according to a new report.



3 Takeaways From Gartner’s Q3 Mobile Phone Sales Report

Technology research firm Gartner recently released its survey on third quarter mobile phone and smartphone sales . For technology investors, these worldwide sales figures help to define the breadth of the market, aid in determining winners and



AirDroid 3 brings one of iOS's best new features to Android

This nifty system connects your Android phone to your computer's desktop so you can answer phone calls and reply to text messages remotely.



BBC iPlayer app gets major mobile update: iOS, Android and Windows Phone

The BBC has launched a new iPlayer streaming app for the three major mobile operating systems: iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The broadcaster says that the new version of iPlayer offers the best-ever playback experience. It follows the launch of the new iPlayer for web and TV in March . See also : BBC Three to be pulled but live on as online channel on iPlayer. Dan Taylor, head of BBC iPlayer …



Qihoo investing $409M in mobile JV; shares close down 6.9%

Qihoo (NYSE: QIHU ) will invest $409.1M to obtain a 45% stake in a mobile phone JV with fast-growing Chinese Android OEM Coolpad. The JV will make phones under Coolpad's well-known Dazen brand, and primarily sell them online.



Google readies Android for the connected car

Google is preparing the foundations for a version of Android which can be built directly into connected cars.



Android increased its lead in smartphones in Q3 sales boom, says Gartner

Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.