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Android Device Manager coming this month; locate and protect your lost Android phone

Android Device Manager coming this month; locate and protect your lost Android phone

Jerry Hildenbrand 80

Google to offer an official lost phone locator and security application for devices running Android 2.2 or higher There are plenty of tools and software packages out there that will monitor your Android phone and help locate it in the event that it's lost, but until now we've not heard of any official solution from Google themselves. That's about to change according to the official...

Yahoo! acquires Rockmelt, no word on what the changes may mean for the Android app

Yahoo! acquires Rockmelt, no word on what the changes may mean for the Android app

Jerry Hildenbrand 7

Yahoo! and Rockmelt have big things planned for the ways they deliver media content Yahoo! has announced that they are purchasing Rockmelt, makers of a once popular desktop browser and current Android and iOS applications. We had a look at the Rockmelt app for Android upon it's release, and found it an interesting and well-made way to find the great content the web has to offer in a...

The future of authentication: Biometrics, multi-factor, and co-dependency - Talk Mobile

The future of authentication: Biometrics, multi-factor, and co-dependency - Talk Mobile

Talk Mobile

For years, the password was as secure of a means of authentication as we needed. Unless you were in charge of nuclear codes, a basic password of maybe a dozen characters was enough. Problem is, as the power of our computers increased, so did the power of the computers used by the database hackers and code crackers. Today your basic password takes mere minutes, if not seconds, to break...