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Saturday, July 08, 2017

CopyCat malware infected 14 million outdated Android devices

July 08, 2017 0
The virus made millions by infecting millions of phones with fake apps to churn out fraudulent ad revenue.

The CopyCat malware would pretend to be legitimate apps and steal ad revenue on apps, making millions.

A new strain of a malware called CopyCat has infected more than 14 million Android devices around the world, rooting phones and hijacking apps to make millions in fraudulent ad revenue, researchers at Check Point said Thursday.
While the majority of victims are in Asia, more than 280,000 Android devices in the US were hit by the massive hack. Google had been tracking the malware for the last two years and has updated Play Protect to block CopyCat, but millions of victims are getting hit through third-party app downloads and phishing attacks.
There was no evidence that CopyCat was distributed on Google Play, according to Check Point. 
"Play Protect secures users from the family, and any apps that may have been infected with CopyCat were not distributed via Play," Google said in a statement. Keeping true to its name, CopyCat pretends to be a popular app that people on third-party stores, like SimSimi, which had more than 50 million downloads on the Google Play store. Once downloaded, it collects data about the infected device and downloads rootkits to help root the phone, essentially cutting off its security system.
From there, CopyCat can download fake apps, as well as hijack your device's Zygote -- the launcher for every app on your phone. Once it has control of the Zygote, it knows every new app that you've downloaded, as well as every app that you open.
CopyCat is able to replace the Referrer ID on your apps with its own, so every ad that pops up on the app will send revenue to the hackers instead of the app's creators. Every now and then, CopyCat will also throw in its own ads for an extra buck.
There's been nearly 4.9 million fake apps installed on infected devices, displaying up to 100 million ads. In just two months, CopyCat helped hackers make more than $1.5 million, Check Point estimated. 
The malware also checks to see if the infected device is in China. Victims in China are spared from the cyberattack, and Check Point's researchers believe it's because the cybercriminals are Chinese and are trying to avoid any police investigations. While there hasn't been any direct evidence on who is behind the attack, there has been several connections between CopyCat and the Chinese ad network MobiSummer. The malware and the ad company operate on the same server, and several lines in the virus's code is signed by MobiSummer. The two also use the same remote services.
The majority of victims were in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Myanmar. More than 381,000 devices in Canada were infected with CopyCat. The mobile malware spread through five exploits that hit devices running Android 5.0 and earlier and had been discovered and patched more than two years ago. Android users on older devices are still vulnerable to the attack, if they're downloading apps off third-party markets. "These old exploits are still effective because users patch their devices infrequently, or not at all," Check Point said.
Google said even older devices are covered from CopyCat by using Play Protect, which is updated regularly as malware strains like CopyCat continue to grow. The attack hit its highest number of victims between April and May of 2016 and has slowed down since Google blacklisted it on Play Protect, but Check Point believes infected devices could still be suffering from the malware.
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

13% OFF || TIANQU XS809W Foldable RC Quadcopter - RTF - STANDARD VERSION BLACK

June 07, 2017 0
TIANQU XS809W Foldable RC Quadcopter - RTF - STANDARD VERSION BLACK
WiFi FPV Camera / One Key Return / G-sensor Mode
Discount : 13% OFF


TIANQU XS809W is an awe-inspiring quadcopter with stylish foldable design. The arms can be folded manually, making it easy to be put into any bag. The RTF version supports control via transmitter and mobile device. The G-sensor Mode enables the multicopter to move according to the movement of your smartphone for more intuitive operation.
The 0.3MP WiFi camera offers you the fascinating FPV in real time within the range of 70 - 100m. Therefore, it is a great choice for outdoor aerial photography.

Main Features:
● Foldable design, 17.5 x 13 x 6cm when it is folded, approximately the same size of a bottle of water
● WiFi FPV, 0.3MP camera. You can use your phone to pilot the drone and control the pitch of the camera
● The G-sensor Mode enables the quadcopter to follow the way in which you move your smartphone
● Headless Mode allows the drone to fly according to the movement of joysticks in spite of its orientation
● One Key Return makes it effortless to recall the quadcopter whenever you want
● Awesome 3D stunt. It can roll continuously in the air towards different directions
● Speed Switch. Low / medium / high speed for players in different levels
● Equipped with 6-axis gyroscope, it is capable of resisting the wind and flying outdoors

Specifications:
App name: XSW UFO
App download: Google Play, App Store, QR code on user manual
System requirement: Android 2.2 or later, iOS 5.1.1 or later
Folded size: 17.5 x 13 x 6cm ( excluding propellers )
Unfolded size: 21.5 x 21.5 x 6cm ( excluding propellers and protectors ); 36.5 x 36.5 x 6cm ( including propellers and protectors )

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ASUS ZenFone 2 17%OFF | A Marvel of Craftsmanship and Engineering, in The Palm of Your Hand

June 07, 2017 0
A marvel of craftsmanship and engineering that combines the beauty of Zen, unprecedented performance, fast charging, sharp vision and a seamless and intuitive UI, designed to be your best companion.

The Beauty of Zen
Beautifully-Crafted with Ultra-Thin Edges

We moved the volume and shutter button to the back to reduce the thickness of the ZenFone 2 to a mere 3.9mm, while at the same time delivering a very comfortable user experience. This update posed structural challenges as components are tightly designed to fit into the ever-thinner design.
Unique NCVM molding techniques are applied to achieve the mesmerizing metallic look and solid grip, while reducing weight.

Ergonomic Arc Design with 
Intuitive Rear Controls

When designing the ZenFone 2, we started with you in mind. As a result, ZenFone 2 has a highly-intuitive control layout, incorporating a physical rear key as part of the new Ergonomic Arc design. Snapping selfies, adjusting the volume and retracing your steps now feels completely natural, regardless of whether you are right- or left-handed. The elegant new shape feels secure and extremely comfortable to hold.


Celebrate Your Uniqueness

Celebrate your uniqueness with the Fusion and Illusion series. Designed for those who refuse to conform or accept compromise.


Unprecedented Performance
Performance for Today, and Beyond

ZenFone 2 is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz Super Quad-Core Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor, and is the world’s first smartphone with 4GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM. Featuring LTE Cat 4+ for download speeds up to 250Mbit/s, and a 60ms touch response time, ZenFone 2 gives you power beyond your imagination.

Sharp Vision
See What Others Can't See

ZenFone 2’s 13MP PixelMaster camera with its f/2.0-aperture lens captures stunning, high-resolution photos with zero shutter-lag. The industry-leading Low Light mode employs pixel-merging technology to capture up to 400% brighter photos at night or in low-light scenes, without the need for a flash. Backlight (Super HDR) mode lets you see clearly through daytime shadow and Super Resolution mode helps you to capture detailed images at resolutions of up to 52MP!

Tame The Brightness with Backlight (Super HDR) Mode

PixelMaster Backlight (Super HDR) mode automatically captures multiple shots of the scene in the viewfinder, and processes these using ASUS Pixel Enhancing technology. This expands the dynamic range by 4 times to give the final picture up to 400% more brightness, along with improved color contrast and detail to ensure the photos you capture in any scene with strong back-lighting look totally natural.


Unrivaled Low Light Mode

Through a combination of pixel-merging technology, which joins four adjacent pixels to form a new pixel, and advanced image-processing algorithms, Low Light mode increases light sensitivity by up to 400%. It also enhances noise reduction and boosts color contrast by up to 400%, for clear and bright low-light shots with no need for flash.

Fast Charging
60% Charged in 39 Mins
ZenFone 2 high-capacity 3000mAh battery offers and delivers the power you need to take you for a powerful and long lasting using experience, from sunrise to sunset — and beyond. Power up your entertainment, and enjoy life on the go. Not only does it have a big capacity, ZenFone 2 also comes with the exclusive ASUS BoostMaster Technology that can charge your ZenFone 2 at double the speed. With BoostMaster, your battery is juiced up to 60% in no more than 39 minutes! Less time waiting, more time doing.

3,000 mAh

New Technology Brings Efficiency

The battery is 3000mAh which is relatively big compare to others, power team also create a magic formula to maintain the high density of the battery while still fast-chargeable. (if the density is not high, then the size of the battery must be bigger, but if the density is high without special formula, then it’s hard to be fast chargeable)




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Monday, May 29, 2017

22 best smartphone tips and tricks That You Should Know to impress your friends

May 29, 2017 0


Become an instant mobile wizard, whether you've got iOS or Android

There's more to your smartphone than you might think: underneath its user-friendly, simple surface there are all kinds of hidden features and shortcuts you can take advantage of do more with your handset of choice.
Okay, okay - maybe your friends won't be that impressed unless you make your phone vanish into thin air.
But these are all handy little tips you can use to get more out of your mobile, and maybe raise an eyebrow or two along the way.


1. Digitise your documents
Thanks to the increasing quality of smartphone cameras, you no longer need a scanner to get all of your paper files up into the cloud. Evernote, Google Drive and CamScanner are three of several apps that can do the job.

2. Identify songs in an instant
You can use apps such as Shazam or SoundHound to work out what you're listening to, but you don't have to: Google Now, Siri and Cortana can all respond to the voice command "what song is this?".

3. Put your contact details on your lock screen
If someone else finds your phone, will they be able to get it back to you? Put your details on the lock screen to make sure: the option is in Settings on Android, Health on iOS and on Windows Phone you'll have to edit the wallpaper.

4. Get automatic weather alerts with IFTTT (Android and iOS)
Set up a recipe on IFTTT (or the accompanying mobile apps) and you can get alerts sent straight to your phone if the weather's looking bad - handy if rain or snow means you'll need to leave for work earlier.

5. Fix the Google Calendar time zone (Android and iOS) 

Delve into the Google Calendar app settings and it's possible to fix the time zone (rather than have it update every time you travel somewhere). That way, you'll always know when something's happening at home.

6. Turn Wi-Fi off with your voice
The future is here: Siri, Google Now and Cortana let you turn off Wi-Fi with your voice. Just launch your app of choice and say "turn off Wi-Fi" to achieve the desired result. It works with Bluetooth as well).

7. Email huge files from your iPhone (iOS)
iOS 9.2 added Mail Drop to iPhones, so when you email a large file from your phone you'll get a prompt to use it. Instead of attaching the file, Mail uploads it to iCloud, with the download link valid for 30 days.


8. Control your computer with your phone
A host of apps, from Spotify to YouTube, have some kind of remote control functionality built in. If you want overall control of your laptop or desktop, take a look at the likes of Unified Remote and Alfred.

9. Change the keyboard (Android and iOS)
Both Android and iOS now support the use of third-party keyboards, which can do everything from add extra emojis to apply some neural network processing power to your phone's autocorrect feature.

10. Find out where all your battery power is going



All the major smartphone OSes now have detailed readouts of which apps are using up most of your battery juice, so have a root through the Settings app to find the worst offenders and uninstall them if necessary.

11. Use aeroplane mode to speed up charging
Just like everyone else you probably want your phone to charge up as quickly as possible (even more so if you're in a rush). Put it in aeroplane mode and it will use much less battery life and thus charge more quickly.

12. Keep your kids or friends inside one app (Android)
On Android Marshmallow, go to Settings, Security and Screen pinning - when activated, you can 'pin' apps from the multitasking screen, so the app can't be left without a PIN. Handy for lending your handset to other people.

13. Use your iPhone's LED flash for notifications (iOS)
You can have your iPhone's LED light flash whenever a notification comes in as an extra way of alerting you to new activity: from Settings, choose General then Accessibility and then toggle LED Flash for Alerts to the on position.

14. Access Android's hidden safe mode (Android)
Android has a hidden safe mode (like Windows) where third-party apps are disabled, which is useful for troubleshooting. On stock Android, Bring up the Power off menu with the power button then long press on it.

15. Quickly flush the RAM on your iPhone (iOS)

iOS doesn't have a safe mode, but you can quickly clear out the memory and speed everything up again - press and hold the power button, then when you see the "slide" message, press and hold the home button.

16. Unlock the System UI tuner (Android) 
Android Marshmallow includes a hidden System UI tuner for playing around with the Quick Settings pane (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc). To enable it, press and hold the cog icon at the top of Quick Settings, then find it in the Settings app.

17. Turn the keyboard into a trackpad (iOS) 
If you're running iOS 9 or above on an iPad, an iPhone 6S or an iPhone 6S, press and hold two fingers on the keyboard to turn it into a makeshift trackpad. Unfortunately the feature doesn't work on older iPhones.

 18. Go home with one button tap (Android) 
Google Maps for Android offers a one-icon widget that instantly directs you to the address of your choosing - that means you can create a home screen shortcut that takes you home from anywhere with one finger tap.

19. Fall asleep to your music (iOS)
If you go into the Clock app on your iPhone you can set a countdown timer - easy enough - but you can then choose Stop Playing as the option from the When Timer Ends menu to shut off all your music after the allotted period.

20. Set your alarm to get louder and louder (Android)

Here's a tip for the Android Clock app: delve into the menu (three vertical dots) from the main alarms page then find the option that says Gradually increase volume. It gives you that extra impetus to get out of bed.

21. Snap photos with a hardware button 
Sometimes you can't beat the feeling of a real physical button when taking your snaps - well, good news, because on Android, iOS and Windows Phone you can take photos using the volume buttons whilst in the Camera app.

22. Record screencasts on your phone (Android and iOS) 
You can record phone screencasts pretty easily: either via the YouTube Gaming app on Android, or by plugging your iOS device into a Mac computer and selecting it as the recording input source in QuickTime.


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How to speed up your 3G connection

May 24, 2017 0


These days, 4G and LTE are available in almost every major market without fail. But if you find yourself in a more rural or less developed area, 3G may still be your most reliable and widely available option. Unfortunately, today’s internet can be quite demanding, and 3G isn’t always up for the job. The good news is that there are little things you can do to make your experience better on 3G. Here we’ll talk about a few helpful tweaks that you can make to your Android phone to speed up your mobile connection. Now, you won’t be transforming an outdated device into a speed demon by any means, but if you just want internet browsing to be a little less painful, then maybe we can help you out with that.


Opera Max
Opera Max truly is the one-stop shop for anyone looking to take authoritarian control of their data usage and maximize their browsing speeds. Although this app was designed with crowded wifi networks in mind, a lot of the functionality that it brings you translates well to 3G use. Opera Max actively optimizes streaming content such that it stays lean and brisk.


Recently, Opera has been improving their data optimization app to the degree that they are now claiming an increase of 23% over conventional usage. Almost a quarter faster with half as much data use? What more could you ask for! If you’re trying to milk as much as you can out of your 3G connection, try Opera Max first and then advance from here if you don’t see a marked increase. Click the button below to grab it from the Google Play Store!


Facebook Lite
Facebook, frankly, is the devil. At least as far as data use is concerned. Not to mention battery use! Swapping to Facebook Lite is an excellent way to cut down on both of these over-uses. The app was specifically designed for users who aren’t able to access the world’s most popular social network on state-of-the-art networks, and it focuses on giving users a reliable Facebook experience while simultaneously soaking up the least amount of bandwidth possible.


If you’ve been through the rigamarole of uninstalling the official Facebook app, and have experienced desirable results, but the alluring convenience of using an app over a browser has pulled you back into sub-par use experience, Facebook Lite is for you. Give it a whirl by clicking the button below, and see if it improves your 3G experience.


Disable images in your browser

For the fastest possible internet experience, try putting your browser in Text Only mode. Not all browsers support this capability, but it can be found in most settings menus. 
Turning your browser to Text Only will prevent it from loading images, which constitute the bulk of internet traffic. When your phone starts ignoring images, you’re guaranteed to feel a boost in speed.

Find a better web browser

Chrome is an excellent browser for the average user. It can synchronize across multiple devices for a seamless internet experience, including remembering all your passwords and bookmarks. However, Chrome isn’t exactly famous for its lean use of memory.


Again, for the most memory-saving features available in a mobile browser, we’d recommend Opera Max. With this third-party VPN service, you’ll be able to save megabytes of data on social, video, music and photo sharing apps, monitor your apps to see which ones consume the most data, manage your data consumption and even boost your Wi-Fi speeds. However, Opera Mini is also a lighter, yet still feature-rich version of the Opera browser, which we’d also recommend. Both apps are available for free in the Play Store.

Download Opera Max 


Download Opera Mini



Clear your cache

If you’ve tried the methods above, and you’re still experiencing sluggish service on your 3G network, the problem may be with your device rather than your network. We’ve come a long way since 3G was the norm, so apps and firmware tend to be optimized for 4G usage. This can lead to some perhaps unexpected resource management issues that are fairly easy to resolve once you’re aware of them. 
While newer versions of Android are getting better and better at managing your system’s memory, having a bloated cache can still eat into your device’s resources and slow it down. This is an especially common problem on older phones running older versions of Android. Having a stuffed cache can slow down everything about your phone including your internet browsing. A good first place to start when you’re looking to get a speed boost is to dump that cache. 
To clear out an app’s cache, go to Settings > Applications and then select the app you want. From here, tap Clear Cache.



If you’re not sure which app is dragging you down, it’s also possible to clear the cache for all of them by using a cleaning app with a Clear All caches button, such as App Cache Cleaner.



Conclusion

These are our recommendations for increasing 3G connection speeds. Most of them have to do with trimming down your phone’s resources to make sure your browser can operate to the best of its ability, but you may also get more consistent results. Can you think of anything else that will help users get the most out of their 3G network? Let us know in the comments! And no, “Upgrade to a service with 4G” doesn’t count, smarty pants.


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Podcast Go

May 23, 2017 0


Podcast Go is a good, simple podcast app. It features a colorful, modern design and it's easy to use. It boasts a collection of over 300,000 podcasts across a variety of genres. You can subscribe to them, download episodes, and listen offline. It is missing the occasional feature that podcast fans are likely used to. However, those people are likely using more powerful podcast apps anyway. It's a good, simple app for the casual podcast fan. It's also free with no in-app purchases. There are some ads, though.

Listen to your favourites podcasts in your phone!
Podcast Go is the most elegant podcast player for Android phones and it is free.
Podcast Go allows you to find, download, and listen to podcasts offline any place and any time.
You can subscribe your favourites artists so you will be always up to date.

There is over 300,000 shows and you can explore them by popular categories such a comedy, music, news, games, education and so on.

You can explore popular and trending podcasts by categories:
- Arts,
- Business,
- Comedy,
- Education,
- Games and Hobbies
- Health
- Kids and Family
- Music
- News and Politics
- Religion and Spirituality
- Science and Medicine
- Society and Culture
- Sports
- Technology
- TV and Film


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Microsoft To-Do

May 23, 2017 0


To Do is Microsoft's latest app. It's a to-do list app with a simple design and simple function. It allows you to create lists of things that you need to do. It then syncs them between your PC and your Android device. You can create tasks, add reminders, make the tasks recur (like taking out the garbage every week), and create new lists to help keep yourself organized. It looks and works a lot like Wunderlist except that it's more simplified. It's currently completely free to download and use. The only caveat is that you have to sign into your Microsoft account to use it.

Microsoft To-Do is a simple and intelligent to-do list that makes it easy to plan your day. Whether it's for work, school or home, To-Do will help you increase your productivity and decrease your stress levels. It combines intelligent technology and beautiful design to empower you to create a simple daily workflow. Organize your day with To-Do's smart Suggestions and complete the most important tasks or chores you need to get done, every day. To-Do syncs between your phone and computer, so you can access your to-dos from school, the office, or the grocery store or even while you're traveling around the world.

You can quickly add, organize and schedule your to-dos while you're on the go. With important to-dos that you really shouldn't forget you can add reminders and due dates—we'll remember them for you. And if you have to-dos that you need to tick off on a daily, weekly or yearly basis you can set up recurring due dates to remind you each and every time.

You can also use To-Do as a note-taking app, adding detailed notes to every to-do—from addresses, to details about that book you want to read, to the website for your favorite café. You can collect all your tasks and notes in one place to help you achieve more.

What areas of your life do you want to be more productive in? You can have a color-coded list for each. Now you can quickly add your homework to one list, your groceries to another, your packing list, your work projects and your home DIY projects to yet more lists. You can create as many lists as fits your lifestyle. And if you follow a productivity system such as GTD (David Allen's Getting Things Done Methodology) then you can create a Someday list or a Follow-up list. To-Do is here for you, whether your goals are for this week or in 5 years time.

Plan what you want to focus on each morning and give yourself a powerful productivity boost for the day. This simple to-do list app is free to download and use. It includes customizable themes, notes, reminders, due dates, smart Suggestions, and syncing across multiple devices. In short, everything you need to manage your life and accomplish more. Completing your tasks or chores has never been so easy. Errands just got a little more enjoyable with To-Do. It is the task management tool you need to add to your daily arsenal. Learn more about To-Do at http://todo.microsoft.com.


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Libby, by OverDrive Labs

May 23, 2017 0


Libby is an ebook and audiobook platform by Overdrive Labs. It works by using your library card to let you borrow content for free. You simply sign up with your library card and the entire platform is open to you. It features thousands of ebooks and audiobooks to choose from. You can download books for offline reading, rate books, and more. Overdrive Labs has an official app that does a lot of these things. However, Libby aims to be more of a simplified experience. It's also free and has no in-app purchases.


Meet Libby. Discover ebooks and audiobooks from your local library. Brought to you by OverDrive Labs.
Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

1. Fish out your library card
2. Open the Libby app
3. Find your local library
4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.

• Sign in to multiple libraries, with one or more library cards
• Stay signed in for as long as you like
• Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space
• Sample any book with a tap — nothing to download or delete
• Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio
• All your holds and loans are consolidated on a single shelf
• Tag titles as read, loved, hated, wishlist, schoolbook, beach-reading, whatever you like
• Your loans, holds, reading positions, bookmarks and notes are synchronized automatically across all your devices
• Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab

Libby is the brand new app from OverDrive Labs. We're trying to simplify and bring joy to every aspect of digital borrowing and reading. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don't love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app, but check in on Libby from time to time — we're adding features and squashing bugs every day.


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GlassWire – Data Usage Privacy

May 23, 2017 0


GlassWire helps you keep track of your data. It shows you a real-time graph that shows how much data you've used, the apps that use it, and more. It's most useful for those who have limited data caps and want to keep track of how much they've used. However, it's also an excellent way to see the apps that access your network the most and how often they do it. You can even have GlassWire alert you whenever a specific app accesses data. It's free to download with no in-app purchases.

GlassWire makes it easy to keep track of your mobile carrier data usage and Wi-Fi Internet activity.

Key features:
• See a live graph of which apps are currently using your mobile carrier data or Internet connection.
• Instantly know every time a new app accesses the network and begins using Wi-Fi or mobile cellular data.
• Go back in time with GlassWire’s graph to see which apps used mobile data earlier in the week or month.
• GlassWire’s data alerts can help keep you under your data limit. Get alerted before you reach your carrier data limit to avoid overage fees.
• The GlassWire app does not have the ability to send or receive data itself and uses absolutely no data. Your data usage and app usage information never leaves your phone so we could not access it even if we wanted to. Please check our privacy policy if you have any concerns, or feel free to email us.


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