More than 500,000 people downloaded games on the Google Play Store that were infected with nasty malware — here are the 13 apps affected (GOOG, GOOGL)

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider Google has removed several games from its Play Store for containing malware.  The games, which were all driving simulators, required users to download an extra app that could then gain full network access to a user’s device.  If you’ve downloaded one of the apps, your best bet is to factory reset your […]

Latest Windows 10 update breaks Windows Media Player, Win32 apps in general

Part of the group Cydnidae, these are a type of shield bug. These two are apparently on the verge of producing a number of additional shield bugs. (credit: jacinta lluch valero (jaclluch at Flickr)) The important data loss bug that interrupted the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, may be fixed, […]

Senators call for FTC investigation into ads in children’s apps

Last month, a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics described just how prevalent advertising is in apps geared towards children, and its findings have now led three Senators to ask the FTC to investigate. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the commission […]

Google may offer a subscription service for Android apps

Many people aren’t that fond of paying for mobile apps, but Google might have a simple solution: bundle it all in a subscription. XDA and Kieron Quinn have discovered both code references and a Google Opinion Rewards survey hinting at a “Play Pass” app subscription service. According to the survey, it might offer “hundreds of […]

11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity and Efficiency

Meeting scheduler apps are awesome if you use them right. Use them wrong and you can look like an arrogant elitist. In this article, we’ll share not only how to use meeting scheduler apps to improve automation, integration and reputation, but also 11 awesome meeting scheduler apps you can start using today. Meeting Scheduler Apps […]

Why Use Productivity Tracker Apps? 11 Ways They Can Change Your Life

The life of a modern man is very busy; it is subject to the tough schedule with many things to do, meetings and events to attend. At one time, about 50 years ago, a simple paper diary became literally a revolution in the work organization and affairs planning. Nowadays, in the modern world of information […]

Microsoft suspends development of touch-friendly Office apps for Windows

Enlarge (credit: Nicole Klauss) Microsoft has stopped developing new features for the touch-friendly Office Mobile apps for Windows 10, reports the Verge. Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile first made their debut with Windows 8.1. Their significance is twofold: they have a user interface that’s designed to be touch-friendly, and they’re built using Microsoft’s […]