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If you’ve been following our Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coverage, around the time the first screenshots were leaked, a couple of ICS-specific applications have also surfaced on the internet and Google+ was one of them. Now Google has officially updated the application and, aside from the usual bugfixes and performance enhancements, it also brings a completely new user interface. Ice Cream Sandwich is written all over it but aspect aside, you can now sign out the application and add people to a circle from circle profiles. Follow the source link below to download or update.
SOURCE: Android Market
Your smartphone is going to get stolen, and whether the culprits are a pack of well-meaning pranksters or police officers breaking up a peaceful protest, you’ll want to ensure that your private data is safe. No kind of encryption is foolproof, but taking a few moments to implement these simple tips will go a long way towards making sure your personal data remains secure when the trouble starts.
Encrypt your Android phone :
Most modern Android phones do not have data encryption built into the hardware, which means that you’ll have to rely on third-party apps to secure your text messages, e-mail, and other critical communications.
Thankfully, you have plenty of options; one of the most promising is WhisperCore, a smartphone encryption app from Whisper Systems that can encrypt your phone’s entire hard drive and even create encrypted backups in case your phone falls into the wrong hands and you have to perform an emergency data wipe. The app is still in beta and works only with Nexus S and Nexus One phones, but hopefully the Whisper team is working hard to extend this awesome app to cover more hardware.
Alternatively, Android owners can selectively encrypt specific files and folders on their phones using apps like Droid Crypt ($2.89) or AnDisk Encryption ($3.99). Both of these apps allow users to encrypt images and documents stored on their smartphones using 128-bit AES encryption, which should buy you some time if someone manages to crack your password and start rooting through your phone.
Even better, a handful of Android apps currently in development (that is, they’re in beta) can encrypt your outgoing phone calls and text messages in real time. Our favorite of these communication encryption apps include RedPhone and TextSecure, which are also from Whisper Systems. RedPhone will automatically encrypt your phone calls, making it more difficult for anyone to listen in, while TextSecure is a text messaging app that automatically encrypts all text conversations between you and other TextSecure users and stores all your text messages in an encrypted database.
Encrypt your iPhone :
It’s practically impossible to fully encrypt your iPhone, but you can significantly improve your smartphone security by updating to iOS 5 and enabling the Passcode Lock feature in the General section of your Settings menu. With iOS 5, your outgoing iMessages should be encrypted, and most modern Apple devices–including all iPads and all iPhones since the iPhone 3GS–have limited data protection built into the hardware, which encrypts some of your data with a unique key generated from your passcode. You can make sure this encryption is working by verifying that the Data Protection feature in your Passcode Lock menu is enabled.
Not many data encryption apps are available for iOS, but you can download voice encryption apps like Kryptos or Cellcrypt to encrypt your outgoing phone calls. Use text encryption apps like Encrypt SMS ($0.99) to keep your text messages secure, and consider picking up the (somewhat pricey) SecuMail app ($49.99) to allow you to send and receive email encrypted using the OpenPGP standard. Apple also provides built-in tools that allow you to remotely wipe your iPhone and ensure that nobody can steal your personal data if your phone is lost or stolen. To use those tools, first turn on the “Find My iPhone” feature and make sure that remote data wipe is enabled; then log in to MobileMe from your PC and select “Wipe All Data” on the device you’ve picked.
If you have the Siri voice command feature enabled on your iPhone, be aware that it’s possible for pranksters and thieves to send texts and email from your locked iPhone by holding down the Home button and dictating messages to Siri. To secure your smartphone against unauthorized Siri use, simply ensure that the “Siri” option in your iPhone Passcode Lock menu is switched off; this will prevent Siri access on your locked iPhone 4S.
Some of these security measures may seem like overkill, but don’t forget that our smartphones usually carry some of our most prized personal data, including credit card numbers and financial records. A strong password and reliable encryption are a one-two combination that will ensure your smartphone and the valuable data it contains are secured against unwanted use or intrusion.
Google has announced version 2.0 of its Google TV software, bringing a Honeycomb flavoured Android experience to the table. The key new addition to the Google TV setup is the Android Market, although not all apps are supported for obvious reasons. There is, of course, no GPS or telephony based apps on offer and because your TV isn’t a ruddy great touchscreen (if it is, you’re lucky) then the majority of touch based apps won’t work either. So that’s most of them.
But the Big G has promised that “50 developers have seeded the Market with cool and useful apps for the TV” and that it is “excited to see the number of apps grow”.
The new version has been given a more simple UI with customisable home screen, designed to be “similar to your Android phone or tablet”.
Search has also improved with the addition of “Live TV, Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, and more” and there’s also a new movie search option for 80,000 movies and TV episodes across cable or satellite, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and so on. The YouTube app has had a spring (well, autumn) clean as well.
Describing the first version of Google TV as a success would be a downright lie. And whilst it wasn’t exactly a car crash fail, it was akin to hitting the curb and going over your handlebars on a push bike. Not pleasant but recoverable.
At least the company realizes this though. “The initial version of Google TV wasn’t perfect, but launching it gave us the opportunity to learn,” it said. “These are still early days, and we’re working hard to move forward with each update.”
Google is being as aggressive as they can with their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich launch. Not only do we have an OS and a Smartphone to look up to, but developers can begin working on porting their apps to Ice Cream Sandwich starting today. Ice Cream Sandwich brings a true paradigm shift to what we currently know as Android. With the lack of hardware buttons, the enhancements brought to the table with 720p resolution on a screen, Android beam and so many other new changes, developers really have a lot of catching-up to do for next month’s release. On the positive side, Ice Cream Sandwich brings so many good things to the table that we know developers will do their best to embrace the massive hit we expect the platform to be.
So far the upgraded SDK is available for Windows PCs, Macs and Linux based computers and you may download it at the source link.
SOURCE: Android SDK
We’ve broken down the long-awaited phone and OS’s new features, so that you can see exactly what is now brought to the table. Our pick for most impressive new feature is that glorious camera, which includes native features ranging from filters to panorama shooting.
- Big, fast and powerful: the Nexus Prime has a 4.65-inch display and LTE, runs one of the fastest 4G networks in the world and has a dual core 1.2ghz processor.
- Everything about this phone is smoother. There’s a new font optimized for HD, software buttons replace hardware buttons and the keyboard’s improved.
- Your face unlocks the phone, as facial recognition replaces a traditional pass code.
- The new and improved camera has zero shutter lag, autofocuses, takes low-light photos, stitches together images into seamless panoramas and shoots 1080p, time-lapsed video. You also have lots of instant editing options such as removing red eye, adding a “hipster” filter or cropping.
- The phone gives you a detailed analysis of your data usage, down to the very app sucking up all your bytes.
- Android Beam eases sharing between phones — simply bump your phone against another Android to transfer videos, maps or other content.
- Gmail and Google calendar have slick new looks and are integrated into the OS.
- The People app innovates your contacts list, linking individuals with all of their social profiles.
- You can multitask and view your recent apps.
- Developers can download the SDK starting immediately. The phone will ship to the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia in November.
What do you think of Ice Cream Sandwich? Is it a game changer from Gingerbread or does it merely add some new bells and whistles? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Samsung’s cross-platform communication service, ChatON is now available for mass consumption. The app is currently available on Android via Samsung’s own app store. ChatON, if you’re unaware is Samsung’s tool for communication across various platforms including Android, bada, iOS, BlackBerry and PC. Currently, Samsung preloads the ChatON app only in bada 2.0 devices whereas Android users can download from the store.
ChatON will enable users to have a 1:1 conversation, group chat and share multimedia content. ChatON currently supports over 25 languages.
SOURCE: Samsung Apps
Most people keep a phone for nearly two years. Unless you’re keeping things fresh, you’re likely to get a bit bored with the look and feel of your phone. And while you can’t change the hardware, you can surely change the software.
Here are four ways to make your Android feel new again, in order of easiest to most difficult :
Change your wallpaper :
This might seem obvious, but it’s amazing how much of a difference a change of wallpaper will make to your experience. Most devices let you change the lock screen wallpaper independently of the home screen, so you can get even more variety by making them different.
If your battery life is on the fritz and you don’t want to toll your CPU with animated backgrounds, try Backgrounds HD for a huge selection of high-resolution static images.
Change your lockscreen :
If the “slide to unlock” function on your homescreen is feeling a bit stale, check out WidgetLocker to increase the functionality of your homescreen. This app is well worth the the $2 pricetag, as it gives you endless flexibility to make your homescreen functional. You can add widgets, place multiple sliders to quickly launch your favorite apps, and more.
Change your launcher :
Android is unique in that you can install a third-party launcher to change your home screen interface entirely. Don’t like HTC Sense, MotoBLUR, or TouchWiz? Try either LauncherPro or ADW Launcher EX. These apps let you set custom gestures for dock icons, apply visual styles to your application tray, and lots more.
Change your ROM :
At the end of the day, your phone is only as good as its core software. Thankfully, there’s a huge selection of third-party ROMs available from the development community that can increase your battery life, improve device performance, and drastically change the look and feel of every screen. For example, I’m currently running VillainROM on my Galaxy S II, which has improved my battery life by around 20%. Another popular ROM series is MIUI, which transforms your Android in what appears to be a totally different operating system.
To load a custom ROM, you must root your device and install a custom bootloader. To do this, allocate at least an hour of time to make it happen, as rooting often involves running through a handful of steps. Check out the development forum for your device over at XDA; you’re likely to find a sticky thread with instructions on how to get started.
Android apps except for Honeycomb are completely open for any manufacturer to use as they please, but Google’s apps — Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Books, etc. — are closed and only available for Google’s Android partners to use. Of course, people who are loading alternative ROMs on their Android devices know where to get the Google apps to install them. However, as of today, it seems that GetJar, one of the alternatives to the Android Market, has all of the Google apps available for download! If you do a search for “Google Inc” on GetJar, you’ll see them all.
It’s not quite clear how GetJar got access to these apps. A quick glance at GetJar’s blog didn’t offer any explanation. These apps aren’t even available in the Android Market! It’s additionally baffling since Google’s closed apps require tweaks to the Android system framework in order to work properly (those of you who have installed other ROMs on your Android devices know this). However, Jerry from Android Central tried both Google Music and YouTube, and both apps seemed to work fine. I’m curious whether devices that specifically do not have access to the Android Market would be able to properly load these apps? If you try this out on such a device, let us know in the comments.
SOURCE: Android Central
Google Docs app for Honeycomb tablets has been updated to be more tablet-optimized. It now has a 3-pane layout for easy viewing of your documents list, filters and collections, and document details all at the same time. The document details panel on the right has a thumbnail view so users can preview documents before opening them. It also shows a useful list of people who have access to the document, as well as information about whether or not they can edit the file. Furthermore, when sharing a document, the updated app will autofill collaborators’ e-mail addresses to make sharing easier. The updated Google Docs app is available in the Android Market now.