Avast Mobile Security is a leader in protecting Android devices from malware, recently surpassing 100 million downloads
Avast Mobile Security is a leader in protecting Android devices from malware, recently surpassing 100 million downloads. To celebrate this and the app’s recent redesign, we have 100 licences for a free upgrade to the Avast Mobile Security’s premium package.
For those new to Avast! Mobile Security think of it as your ultimate security suite. Mobile malware is growing exponentially and Avast currently has 1 million malicious mobile samples in its database, which it leverages to protect its more than 50 million mobile users. In addition to protecting against malware, Avast! Mobile Security includes antitheft and back up components. AVAST has tracked and found more than 2.2 million lost or misplaced smartphones, and users took more than 54,000 “thefties” of thieves trying to unlock their phones to aid with recovery. Avast users have also remotely locked their lost phones more than 600,000 times and remotely wiped data from their phones to protect their valuable data and privacy.
To protect your device from viruses and thieves, download Avast! Mobile Security here and use the code below to claim your premium upgrade:
The Tesco Hudl 2 is the follow-up to the successful Hudl tablet.
One of the biggest surprises last year was the powerful Hudl tablet. Not only was it lightning quick, it offered many high-end features for just £119. The follow-up to the Hudl has just been announced, so see below for all the specifications of Tesco’s new tablet.Tesco Hudl 2 specifications: 8.3-inch HD screen (1920 x 1280) Intel Atom quad-core CPU Android 4.4.4 installed 16GB storage (expandable microSD) 5-megapixel rear cam, 1.2 front October 9th release date £139 price tag
Avid Tesco users will be able to use their Clubcard points with the new tablet to get up to £60 off the £139 price tag. On top of that, there will also be £60 of vouchers contained in box.
A plastic clad version of the M8 arguably loses one of its most important features. But does it matter?
Taking a HTC One M8 and doing away with its most redeeming feature might at first seem like a pretty bad idea. The aluminium construction of the M8 is stunning – it’s the best feeling phone on the market today. But think about it a little longer – many of us, perhaps most of us, use our phones in cases today, and in fact the M8 (and the E8) have one of the coolest protections around in the Dot View case. The minute you snap on any case, the benefit of the fantastic material is lost, so you could argue the phone may as well be made out of whatever is cheapest!
On the whole, that’s exactly what you need to think about when you decide how you feel about the E8. The plastic body isn’t the only change from the M8 – the Duo Ultrapixel camera is replaced with a conventional 13-megapixel sensor and the IR remote functionality is no more – but accepting this downgrade is likely to equate to a saving of around £150 on the SIM-free price (UK pricing and the release date are yet to be confirmed at the time of going to press).
The good news about the E8 is that, materials aside, it feels identical to the flagship device. The touchscreen on the M8 has an incredibly fast response time, which is also present here. The screen is exactly the same, the processor model, memory and storage are identical and the software is the Sense 6 UI skin on top of Android KitKat that we are so used to seeing across the HTC range now. A full complement of wireless connectivity is included and audio is excellent courtesy of the BoomSound speakers with dedicated amplifiers.
Cast your vote for your favourite Android phone, tablet and app to win top prizes including Bluetooth speakers and a personal CCTV kit
Cast your vote for your favourite Android phone, tablet and app to win top prizes including Bluetooth speakers and a personal CCTV kit.
The annual Android Awards celebrate the best the industry has to offer, from the best phone and tablet to the leading manufacturer and retailer. In a new category for 2014, we will also crown the best Android smartwatch of the year.
While our panel of experts will award the majority of prizes, we also want to give you a chance to have your say. There will be three Reader’s Choice prizes voted for entirely by the general public, covering phones, tablets, and best app or game. The nominees are:
A dynamic new way to read comics
This innovative app aims to bring comics to life by adding both visual and sound effects in ‘motion books’. Music, in particular, can really add to the atmosphere of the story. But it’s the visual side that impresses, including simple character motion and zooming and panning. Some pages feature a quasi-3D effect using parallax layers and focusing to add depth – often, you can swipe to shift the view or even move around a panorama.
Standard navigation is simple: tap an arrow to proceed to the next page, or tap the screen to bring up a bar of page thumbnails at the bottom. We experienced some lag between pages and the odd glitch, but it mostly works well. The in-app store has a fairly limited range (including some traditional flat comics), but this should improve: Madefire’s cloud-based Motion Book Tool for comic creators makes it easy to convert existing titles, as well as creating new ones.
Use the LocalCast app and Chromecast to stream PDF files
Thanks to the increasing number of Chromecast-compatible apps on the Google Play store, there are now several ways users can stream their PDF files directly onto their TV without anything overly complicated to set up. This process enables users to then read through PDF files, and depending on the app you use to stream them, make simple edits to them.
Although there are several to choose from, for this tutorial we’ve chosen to use the LocalCast app. What we like most about this app is that it’s easy to use, connects to your Chromecast almost instantly and scales PDF files well. The app ultimately works as a streaming hub for all media files, including any pesky .mkv files stored on your device that are commonly unusable with many of the similar apps available. Its PDF function works well and is easy enough to access thanks to its intuitive menu system.
So read on, as we take you through the process of getting your PDF files on the big screen. All you’ll need is the app installed from Google Play and the Chromecast plugged in and set up and you’re good to go.