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CMU Student Pleads Guilty To Making Spy App For Android

A Carnegie Mellon University student is set to plead guilty to developing and selling malicious software that allowed others to remotely control Google Android smartphones, including using the phones’ cameras to spy on their owners.

08/25/2015

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Android Phones Subject To Attack Via Text Pics

New research suggests that nearly a billion Android phones are capable of being hacked simply by receiving a picture message.

07/28/2015

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Top 5 Apps To Help You Go Green

If you’re ready to take your overall going green experience to the next level, check out some of these apps that can help you reduce your harmful impacts on earth.

04/14/2015

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New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything you need to get the best savings.

11/10/2014

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Apple’s New Operating System May Have Bugs

Just as a car cannot run without an engine, so also a smartphone cannot run without something called an operating system, Carnegie Mellon University professor Anind Dey told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Friday.

09/19/2014

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Experts Say Android Phone Users At Risk For Malicious Apps

Experts are warning Android phone users about a security issue. It’s called Fake ID, and could allow malicious apps to access the other programs on your phone.

08/01/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

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Consumer Reports: Tips To Protect Your Smartphone

Based on a new survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to more than three million. More than a million smartphones were lost and never found.

04/17/2014

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What’s New Dr. Frank: Finding The Right Tablet

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) How do you know what to look for when searching for a tablet this holiday season? Does price equal quality? Dr. Frank joined Larry Richert to give his expert opinion on what Tablets to get if you have some money to spend and even if you don’t what good ones are out there for a modest price.

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CMU Researchers Claim To Have Created Messaging App Even NSA Can’t Crack

Carnegie Mellon University researchers claim they have created a smartphone messaging app with security that not even the National Security Agency can break.

10/08/2013

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Consumer Reports: Smartphone Security Apps

As the use of mobile devices keeps growing, the need to protect your information is becoming a bigger concern.

08/06/2013

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New App Lets Commuters Complain Directly To Politicians

Every single day tens of thousands of Americans get stuck in traffic, subways and planes because of outdated and collapsing infrastructure, too many cars, detours, repairs and poor mass transit.

07/30/2013

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Need Tax Help? There’s An App For That

There are lots of websites and software available, but you may not have thought of smartphone apps for doing your taxes.

03/01/2013

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Popular Pet Apps

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Apps aren’t just for people anymore. Here is a roundup of popular pet apps for mobile devices. The cost of apps ranges from free to a few dollars. For the iPhone, […]

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Consumer Reports Compares iPhones & Androids

In a TV commercial, Samsung makes fun of Apple fans, claiming that Android phones have had better features and capabilities than the iPhone 5 for ages. Back in the labs, Consumer Reports puts all the phones through their paces, assessing each one’s features and options.

10/05/2012

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