Tag Archive: Alert


New malware alert: ExpensiveWall found hidden in Android wallpaper apps

Another month, another Android malware discovery. Recently Check Point security research found that a new form of Android malware was able to evade Google Play’s built-in anti-malware protections and could have infected up to 4.2 million devices. The new strain of malware – known as ExpensiveWall – was discovered and reported by Check Point early […]

Google Search will now alert users to pollen levels

Google Search will now integrate pollen forecasts.

Google Search has long been able to alert users of various weather conditions, from thunderstorms to flash foods and and everything in between. One more weather condition will be available for search starting today.

Google has announced that users will be able to search for pollen levels near their location. I tried this on my OnePlus 3T by searching for both “pollen levels” and “pollen forecast.” All this  [Read More…]

Back to school shopping alert! Grab this great windows ultrabook for half off! (Promoted Deal)

Hello, friends. We’re back again today with another amazing deal. Technology has become an integral part of education in schools today. Almost every kid out there will be learning on computers and most likely will have one at home to do research or homework on. But damn, computers are expensive! If you’re looking to pick […]

Best feature alert: Samsung considering unconditional refunds for Galaxy S8

On March 29 Samsung is expected to announced the greatly anticipated Galaxy S8 flagship. The heavily rumored phone will come with tons of interesting, new features like the virtual assistant Bixby or the DeX desktop dock accessory. But it seems the rumor mill has been saving the best for last. According to a new report […]

Spoiler Alert! If you’re using a Note 7 ROM, you’re going to get Note 7 notifications

No, Samsung is not collecting your ROM’d phones.

Samsung’s recall of the Note 7 means two things — lots of people curious about whether their phone might be next, and lots of misinformation about how Samsung is handling the recall. We’ve seen reports claiming Samsung will send kill signals to phones, claims that Samsung has been monitoring existing Note 7 users, and now claims that Samsung is pulling phones running Note 7 software.

The one thing  [Read More…]

OnePlus has absolutely spoiled me: Every Android should have an ‘Alert Slider’

Such a simple addition makes a world of difference in usability.

There’s clearly a lot about the OnePlus 3 that impresses me. It’s fantastically built, offers great performance, has a solid camera and perhaps best of all undercuts flagship competition by hundreds of dollars. And though the OnePlus 3 doesn’t offer as many whiz-bang features as the competition, it does have one that no other phone has: its Alert Slider.

Yes, that little three-stage switch on  [Read More…]

Straw can now alert you when polls you voted on close

Social polling app Straw has received some notification improvements courtesy of its latest update. Specifically, users will now see a button to request notifications for their favorite StrawCast topics when they’ve run out of polls to vote on. Users can also now get notifications when polls they’ve voted on close.

Here’s the full breakdown of what’s new in the latest update to Straw:

StrawCast automatically loads more polls when you reach the end of the list Request  [Read More…]

Security Alert: New method to undermine fingerprint-protected phones

Two researchers from Michigan State University have come up with a new method to subvert smartphones with fingerprint biometrics. It’s possible to spoof a device in 15 minutes or less

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Impulse Buy Alert: The HTC Re is now just $50

HTC was ambitious when they decided to take on GoPro with their HTC Re. The action cam didn’t gain much traction due to lack of features and a high price point. Now it looks like HTC is trying to get rid of its stock.

On HTC’s online store, you can now pick up the HTC Re for just $ 50. That’s 75% off the original $ 200 price tag. No word yet on whether this price will trickle down to  [Read More…]

Yahoo Weather will now alert you to approaching rain

Yahoo Weather has been updated, adding new weather alerts to make sure you never get caught in the rain. The app’s new alerts will tell you 15 minutes before rain or snow is expected to start so you can be prepared.