Tag: Android

  • Assessing the ‘War on Tech’: Huawei vs. U.S.

    Assessing the ‘War on Tech’: Huawei vs. U.S.

    [I wrote this with Curtis Kang who did a lot of work researching various aspects of this article and provided invaluable help. His research and written contributions made this article possible. It was originally intended to be published on RiskBasedSecurity.com in early 2020 but was passed over so I am publishing it here.] In 2019, […]

  • Search Speak for Automaton

    Search Speak for Automaton

    Alternate titles for this blog could be “Doodle Transition for Machina” perhaps! For at least a decade I have thought about just such an application and today I have Google Translate for Android. Load, aim, and it will process the text and translate on screen for you. Given the state of technology you would think […]

  • It’s 2016, why is rotating a video such a pain?

    How many times have you quickly shot a video on your phone and not rotated it for landscape? It happens too often and we see these videos all over social media. I sometimes forget to do it as well, or portrait is more in line with what I am shooting. So, I want to quickly […]

  • Disclosure: Mr Number for Android Screenlock Bypass Concern

    Mr. Number is an android app that allows you to do a variety of blocking for incoming communication. I’ve been using it for several months now and am quite happy. Crowd-sourced spam detection lets you know a new number is spam usually. When a call comes in that is suspected spam, a pop-up appears with […]

  • Android & Granular Permissions

    For Android-based phone owners, you are no doubt passingly familiar with the permission system that governs applications and what they can do. Every time you install an application, the device will ask you if you accept a list of permissions that it says are required for it to run. If you want the app, you […]

  • So far, yet so short…

    two days into my smart phone experience, i am simultaneously amazed and disgusted by the state of technology surrounding these devices and ‘cloud’ applications. back in the day, i had a ‘hacker’ mindset. i found flaws in systems that let me circumvent security or gain privileges not intended for users (or remote people not intended […]