Tip: Free mobile security and device tracking for your Android device

Think of viruses and malware and you’ll be forgiven in thinking they just apply to Windows platforms. Wrong. Now that the Android platform is the world’s most widely used smartphone and tablet operating system, the poor old green robot is now being targeted from all sides, from the phishing scammers, script kiddies and professional viral code writers alike.

Enter the brilliant avast! Free Mobile Security software for Android. Czech Republic based Avast Software have been producing brilliant antivirus software for many years on both the Windows and Mac platforms. Now they venture to the Android platform and are offering a totally free (and non-time limited) mobile security app for your Android device, available from Google Play store..

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WTF: Get a monkey for your Tablet computer

No, not a primate. If you own a tablet, like the popular Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, iPad, Galaxy Tab or almost another other wide surface area tablet you’ll know it’s not easy to position without using your hands. Take for example if you’re in the kitchen and your reading a recipe on your favorite device. You know the problem! An awkward reading angle, splashes of water (or flour!), or you just want to read your eBook in bed, hand’s free.

Well, those clever people at Octa have created a robust but stylish flexible coil to hold any tablet, at any angle, above its surface, thus avoiding the pit falls of dirt and grime getting into it and providing the perfect viewing angle, almost anywhere.

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News: Google to launch its own retail stores this year?

Rumors are high on the fact that search giant Google, will be about to launch its own version of retail outlets in 2013, just like its counterparts, Apple. Although Google already do have some ‘stalls’ in airports in the UK and abroad, this will be the first retail outlets for the search giant.

According to Engadget, Google is looking to heighten its retail presence amongst its retail customers so that it can show-off its Nexus range of smartphones, tablets and the newly revamped Chromebook. It also comes at a time when Google maybe ready to launch other new and exciting hardware, that only a ‘live product demonstration’ can fully justify the product in question, such as the Google Project Glass HUD glasses and the rumored X-phone…

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Tip: Bug in iOS 6.1 allows anyone to bypass a locked iPhone

The iPhone is a cool device. You’ll happily store all your contacts and other details, and if your like me, sometimes forget were you’ve left it. Not a good idea. A recently discovered bug (yes, another one!) found in iOS 6.1 apparently allows any iPhone model, including the latest iPhone 5 running the iOS 6.1 operating system to by-pass the password lock!

Apple have now acknowledged the bug, so if you are running iOS 6.1, especially if you have sensitive data, you’ll be advised to keep checking the Apple website for a posted update that Apple will sure put forward to all of you. To see how easy the button combination is on your iPhone in allowing a hacker to by-pass the password screen, read on..

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News: Apple iWatch, fact or fiction?

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The big news this week from close sources at Apple sight that designs have been made and pre-production models produced of a so-called iWatch (or whatever, if anything, Apple decide to call it). Its a logical, but certainly not unique concept from the californian based company and in my my humble opinion Apple need something new to help prevent the recent slide in its share price.

According to various (trusted) sources including The Wall Street Journal, long time Apple product maker, Foxconn, have been in talks with Apple on various ‘wearable’ devices including the iWatch. But what can we expect of this wrist-based technology and what sort of competition will Apple be up against?

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Tip: The Must have app for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC

Okay, everything (sort of) sync’s with your devices and lets face it most of us have many digital devices, iPhones, iPads, Android stuff, Windows and Mac’s…we don’t stick to one platform and this can cause problems, until now.

Do you want to write something down, like an idea? Save a web-page without having to take a screenshot? Copy your notes or Docs from one device to another..instantly? Or maybe add  geo-locations, ideal if your out an about, on the trail or are a surveyor for example? I can warrant that all of us will need this great (and free) app for all your digital devices and has been voted as one of the best app’s of all time, so if you don’t have it already, read more and download it.

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Opinion: Has Apple finally lost its shine?

Some years ago Apple decided to change its name. In its innovative early years (when it made computers like the Apple II, Lisa and the original Macintosh..if your old enough to remember!) it was known as Apple Computer, Inc. Then it decided to change its name to just Apple Inc. A sign of the times, instead of focusing on making desirable, but expensive hardware it ventured into more ‘consumer related, mass market products’. Enter the iPod, the iPhone and now the iPad.

Yesterday it was announced that Apple had lost a whopping $50bn wiped of its share price. An astonishing amount of money, even for a top fortune 500 company like Apple. We have become used to Apple year on year beating last year’s expectations on profits, devices sold and  new ‘Apple stores’ opening up in major towns around the UK and abroad. But is this a turning point for Apple’s fortunes? Why has this happened and why are so many     shareholders and suppliers to Apple in Asia and elsewhere starting to worry?

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