Should you discover on your Android device this morning that your favorite 3rd-party video player, ringtone app or storage manager has vanished, it’s okay; it was for your own good. This morning, Google removed a whopping 300 apps from the Play Store that allow the hijacking of your phone as part of a botnet’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, while pretending to be legitimate programs. The botnet in question is called WireX, which was behind the DDoS attacks of many online content providers and delivery networks between August 2nd and 14th, while sometimes acting as ransomware (with the intention of demanding money from those inflicted).
Continue reading Google De-Lists 300 Apps (used for DDos Attacks) from the Android Play Store…
If you’re in the same camp as me that uses Google Maps to navigate everywhere, AND you don’t drive an Android Auto-compatible car, HAVE I GOT A PIECE OF GOOD NEWS FOR YOU! Go download the Android Auto app (for Android 5.0 or higher) it right now to use it on your phone, and it’s freaking awesome! Continue reading Does Your Car NOT Have Android Auto? Now You Can Just Download the App on Your Phone!
Opera had already launched an unlimited VPN service for iOS earlier this year after their acquisition of SurfEasy last year (2015), and now it’s doing the same for (us) Android users. What’s Opera VPN, you ask? Opera’s VPN service will allow you appear as if you’re in a different country such as the US, Canada, Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as letting you to block ad trackers. You can also bypass content restricted by your location with the VPN app, and the BEST PART is that Opera’s app does NOT have a data limit; meaning you can use it whenever you want, wherever you are, and as much as you want. HUZZAH!
Continue reading Opera’s Free AND Unlimited VPN Service is Available on Android
Today, at 1pm ET/10am PT, Google’s (likely) going to tell us about Android N details, Android VR, Chrome, self-driving cars, chatbots, and all that other fun stuff they have in store for us this year — and beyond.
Continue reading Watch the 2016 Google I/O Keynote Right Here
Because I CERTAINLY AM!!
Adult Swim recently released Pocket Mortys, a new mobile game (Android and iOS) on January 14, and I was pretty stoked about it when it was teased a couple of weeks ago. Simply put, it’s essentially Pokemon with a Rick and Morty skin — and it’s a free game. In case you’re confused and/or not familiar with the show, universes that contain multiple versions of Morty are a common theme in the show, as Morty’s grandfather Rick travels through space and time. Allons-y…er…uh…WUBALUBADUBDUB!! Continue reading Are YOU Enjoying the ‘Rick & Morty’/’Pokemon’ Mash-Up Game, ‘Pocket Mortys’?
In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementations and rise of the smartwatch.
Continue reading The History of Smartwatches – Doc’D #26
It’s time for Episode 120 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house that predominantly showcases plywood, how you can get a OnePlus One phone, how one game is really TWO games, and the reveal of the Brothers Hebner in WWF! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Plywood OnePlus New/Old Twins – WIRed #120
If you’ve a smartphone aficionado who’s been browsing the world wide interwebz lately, you’re aware that the OnePlus One is a fantastic Android (through CyanogenMod) phone with a fantastic price tag. But, like with many awesome things, the One Plus One is pretty darn near impossible to find one to buy. Why, because you needed an invitation (which ranged from impossible requirements to straight-up near-sexist marketing tactics; i.e. the “ladies-only selfie contest”) to buy a OnePlus One, but that is about to end, because THIS MONTH you’ll be able to just go ahead and buy one, if you’re quick enough. Continue reading Did You Get Your OnePlus One Android Phone Yet?
Ever since we’ve be able to take our cell phones and smartphones with us in our cars, we’ve seen companies create products to provide a true hands-free experience. In some cases, smartphone-based heads-up displays for cars were also implemented, however they are typically one-way devices — they’ll feed the info to you, but you still have to reach for your phone to answer a message or get directions. That’s where the Navdy comes in, as it projects car stats, navigation, notifications, and you can interact with them via a series of gestures and built-in voice commands from Android and iOS. Continue reading Navdy, the Voice/Motion-Activated In-Car Heads-Up Display