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It seems like only last week I was prophesying the coming of the smartphone malware era and here it is. DroidDream is the new breed of malware targeted at infecting your smartphone disguised as an application. Once it gains entry, it collects personal identifying information and opens a backdoor through which even more executable code can slip.
The ways to avoid smartphone malware and prevent smartphone malware are evolving with the threats and even the best antivirus solutions we know of need to be adapted as threats are developed and released.
Realize that your phone is a computer and is vulnerable like a computer. There are security apps for (safe) download that can be of immense help. There are also plenty of settings on your handset that can be enacted and will be a huge part of protecting your phone.
The third method just involves being aware of the dangers and using sound judgment when considering downloads or leaving the house.
“Keep calm and carry on,” but take this opportunity to learn about the new dangers facing users of Android smartphones. Here are some vital security measures that will protect your computer-phone from malicious software.
Lock down your handset. Set a password, PIN, fingerprint, or pattern lock – whatever security measures are available on your phone, use them. When your phone is locked it is safe. Choose and use an antivirus scanner. Heretofore excused as pointless, antivirus scanner apps such as Lookout will now be an important line of defense when downloading other apps. There are some further recommendations for these below. Research reviews for apps before downloading – also look into the developer’s history. A developer with one or two apps to their name and a poor description are all red flags. Examine permissions before downloading. Make sure the permissions correspond to the tasks being performed by the potential app. If something doesn’t match up, it’s best to move on. Limit Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. When you leave your house, disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to limit outside network access to your device. Set it so that you have to give a mobile hotspot or foreign network your permission to connect. Limit screen timeout setting. Setting the screen timeout to one minute or fewer limits access to your phone’s computer one minute after you are no longer actively using it. When malware Steer away from installing APK files. APK is a file format that represents Android Package Files. APKs are part of the shining genius of the Android opensource philosophy allowing amateur developers to contribute to the application-building industry. It does have a dark side now, though. The same element that makes APKs a great opportunity for legitimate devs is the same thing that allows the criminal element to easily mold their destructive codes into an APK structure that will deceive unwary users.
Some recommended security applications include Lookout, McAfee WaveSecure and DroidDream Killer by Chris Ravenscroft.
DroidDream Killer is the quickfix for dealing with malware that’s already slipped through and been installed. AppScan Beta by Aegislab should prevent a virus download from ever happening in the first place.
Lookout also scans applications before you download them to let you know whether or not it’s safe.
These are just the basics of how to avoid smartphone malware; we are learning new things all the time about how to stay protected and get the most out of these marvels of human computer engineering.
The new Samsung Galaxy Ace is a phone that will be changing the total face of the mid-range smartphone industry mainly because of the presence of a number of features that will be competing with the high end cousins. This is something that has not been previously seen in a mid-range smartphone that will also be having the Android operating system at its heart. The Android operating system, until now, has been limited only to the high end smartphones mainly due to the extreme processing powers that will be requiring in order to run in the best possible way. However, the Samsung Galaxy Ace will be bringing all those above-mentioned qualities in a package that is not going to burn your pocket.
It will be having a dimension of 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm and weight of 113 g, which will be making the Samsung Galaxy Ace extremely pocket friendly as well.
Even though the phone has very small dimensions, it will be coming with a 3.5 inch display that will be on par with the display of the Nokia N8 in terms of the quality. This is due to the presence of the capacitive nature of the touch screen display and the high resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Also, the usage of the TouchWiz user interface version 3.0 massively improves the user friendliness of the phone. Due to the presence of a high resolution, this phone is also capable of supporting high number of colours. In fact, it will be one of the very few mid-range smartphone is to be supporting a maximum of 16 million colours within the 3.5 inch display.
The rich display will be used to show the Android 2.2 operating system that is present in the phone. Again, there is a tendency for manufacturers to refer to the Android 1.6 operating system in between smartphones like these for. However, Samsung has given this new Samsung Galaxy Ace the best possible Android operating system due to the presence of a powerful 800 MHz processor. This processor will be having the QUALCOMM chipset at its heart that is extremely efficient, while at the same time will also be delivering the high levels of power required to run the Android operating system. It is extremely tough to see any disadvantages in the Samsung Galaxy Ace. You could probably take a look at the camera, but here too, it will be excelling due to the presence of the five megapixel autofocus camera.
Along with the autofocus options, this camera will also be coming with the face detection and smile detection option. Even though the camera does not have the capability of recording the videos in the 720 p HD format, it will be capable of good quality video recording through the QVGA resolution in the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Ace is currently available in the United Kingdom for a price of around £ 200 on various networks including the Three network, which should also be offering a number of deals.
The HP Pre 3 is the latest mobile phone in the HP ranks and it will be the sole weapon that HP will be using in the attack of the competition that has swelled in numbers in the last few years. This new smartphone from HP will be having all the great features that you can expect from HP phone, but it will also be having the style factor as well, which has not been previously seen in HP phones. The style factor of phone comes from the fact that it will be having a touch screen display and a full QWERTY keyboard. Normally, this is a recipe for disaster. But in the HP Pre 3, it is made extremely attractive due to the usage of the sliding mechanism.
The HP Pre 3 will be coming with a display that measures 3.58 inches in size. It’s a capacitive display is capable of supporting the multiple touches within this large touch screen display.
The high resolution of 480 x 800 pixels mean that you can use the capacitive display to zoom in and zoom out of images without losing any of the clarity or detail. The phone will also be having a full QWERTY keyboard that can be accessed by sliding the keyboard underneath the touch screen display in the portrait mode. The keyboard seems to be good enough size for fitting into every single palm and it has also been designed in a way such that it will be supporting fast text input without compromising on the quality. The internal memory of the phone will be in two different options, 8 GB and 16 GB. Even though the internal memory of the phone is extremely good, it will be lacking in the fact that it does not have an external memory card slot.
The five megapixel camera in the HP Pre 3 will be capable of taking extremely high resolution images even in total darkness due to the presence of LED flash. There is the option of being able to record 720 p HD videos using the video recording option. However, the feature that gets the most attention out of all these aforementioned features has to be the 1.4 GHz scorpion processor that is used in the phone. It is by far the fastest single core processor that is used in a mobile phone and it will be replicating the performance that will be close to the levels of the dual core processor. It is going to be used alongside the RAM of 512 MB. The operating system that is used in the HP Pre 3 will be the HP web OS version 2.2 that is known for being one of the most user-friendly operating systems currently available. The operating system is so user-friendly that HP has decried the use of external user interface. The HP Pre 3 has just been launched by the company in the MWC 2011 and it is expected to be launched in the United Kingdom very soon.
All the offerings from apple corporation are meticulously made and give great performance. Therefore, you can go for any that suits your needs and pocket. If you are a kind of person who want lock an efficient handset at affordable price then go for apple iphone 4. We tell that it is the latest entry in iphone range, gives great performance with nice efficiency and many more.
The best part of this device is affordable price tag that comes in range of every type of buyer. Therefore, mobile phone buyer from any stratum can easily buy without burning hole in pocket or reduce bank balance to a large extent.
We feel pleasure to tell that the extraordinary performance or apple iphone 4 comes due to highly-configured multimedia facilities. In fact, the list of its aspects is large and every feature could not be given in one write-up.
Nevertheless, some noticeable and foremost features of this device are given below.
Display: This gadget sports a retina display that is 3.5-inch display with a native resolution of 960 by 640 pixels. This configuration provides higher resolution than the typical human eye. In addition, its makers claim that the iPhone 4’s display winds up looking like a high quality printed book.
A4 chip and gyroscope: This apple gadget runs on an apple-designed A4 CPU. According to apple experts, A4 processor comes with improved power management. Therefore, iphone 4 will manage 40 percent more talk time on 3G networks (up to 7 hours), or up to 6 hours of 3G web browsing or 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing. In addition, the device can also play up to 10 hours of video and 40 hours of audio files.
The most-luring aspect of iphone 4 Deals is a 5 megapixel camera with a backside-illuminated sensor. This sensor increases the amount of light captured by the sensor, resulting in better photographs, particularly in low-light situations. With this camera, you can also record HD video at 720p resolution and 30 frames per second and the LED flash can be used to light video as well.
If you are excited with this device and planning to own then then do not afraid of its price. It is not expensive to own. All the most-prominent network operators of UK including vodafone, virgin, orange, o2, three and t-mobile offer iphone 4 best deals 2011 at competitive price. Out of those, you can buy with any per your wish. These deals are easily available in market and online. Out of both the modes, you can go for any per your wish. We prefer online dealing over market shopping as it is more convenient and simple.
One mobile brand that has particularly stunned experts and mobile freaks alike with its impeccable growth chart firstly embarking on journey as an underrated player then to becoming one of the most talked about mobile brands worldwide definitely makes an interesting read. Marketing and promotion altogether is a different ball of game and in an age where secret to rule the roost apparently depends on sticking to innovative PR exercises ; HTC lives no stone unturned to charm mobile freaks through not only offering power packed handsets but also equally emphasizing on the aggressive brand promotion.
HTC has added one more jewel in its glittering crown by launching HTC One X that has been receiving rave reviews and mobile fanatics are giving huge thumbs up to the leading mobile manufacturer for pulling up such an implausible show.
One of the most distinctive features of 4.7 inches multimedia phone is 8 mega pixel rear camera endowed with LED flash and autofocus but mobile major seems to have especially designed this phone to lure camera freaks. In addition to 8 mega pixel rear camera; the one X phone is also loaded with 1.3 megapixel front camera. No points for guessing that mobile freaks who have inherited passion for photography are particularly rejoiced and going gaga over the phone.
The HTC One X runs on 4.0 ice cream sandwich Android operating system and with comparatively large screen; watching videos or browsing Internet will be a smooth operation like never before. HTC has mastered the art to charm mobile freaks. So, music enthusiasts have also reason to rejoice as one X also incorporates beat audio feature that offers better sound experience to the music buffs. There are also equally important array of vital applications that will make mobile freaks to jump with joy. If anyone wants to rebuff answering any incoming call and instead wants to send a text message stating that” I will call back” then in built software application exclusively allows mobile freaks to exercise this feature surely a double delight to them.
HTC in order to increase its penetration in the UK market and to concurrently increase its customer base are coming up the winning composition; setting the pulses of mobile freaks racing. HTC One X comes embraced with all most sought after features and no wonder that it also manages to outperform other multimedia phones in terms of features and design. HTC One X, latest offering by the mobile manufacturer which is generating quite a buzz for its overwhelming features.
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BlackBerry 9780 Bold is a Smart phone. It has dual network technology of GSM and UMTS. The effective data in this mobile phone is GPRS and EDGE with 3G HSDPA and HSUPA. The design of this mobile phone is Candybar with perfect dimensions of 109 x 60 x 14 mm and it weighs 122g. This mobile phone has 2.44 inches, TFT with 65K colors display and 480 x 360 pixels resolution. The full and QWERTY keyboard plus navigation with touch sensitive optical pad is amazing. The powerful standard battery in this device is Li-Ion 1500 mAh to offer effective standby and talk time in 2G as well as 3G. The integrated software is BlackBerry OS 6.0 and CPU of 624 MHz processor.
BlackBerry 9780 Bold is having an exciting multimedia with innumerable music player and video playback supports. The internet browsing is invariably via BlackBerry browser. The multi-featured phonebook is unbeatable.
The organizer is comprised of calendar, alarms, tasks, document viewer and calculator etc. The E-mail messaging supports IMAP, POP3, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, BlackBerry connect and SMTP. The memory slot type is micro SD and micro SDHC and maximum card size is 32 GB. The internal storage is 256 MB with 512MB RAM. The 2GB card is included. The connectivity are Bluetooth version 2.1, Wi-Fi types 802.11b and 802.11g, UMA, micro USB with USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack and tethering.
Blackberry 9780 Bold is sported with 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels camera with LED flash and auto focus features. It also has a video. There are downloadable games in this handset. This device comes in attractive colours of black and white. There is GPS with A-GPS support. The Java is spectacular with MIDP 2.0, BlackBerry maps, predictive input of text and many others. The sound alert types in this mobile phone are vibration and MP3 ring tones with incorporation of optimum speakerphones. The phone book and call records are unbeatable in this mobile phone.