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Monday, March 3, 2014

Get 'Root' on your Android device

Rooting Android
(It's The Roots, get it?)
So you want to know about rooting your Android phone, eh? Yeah, it sounds a little scary. It's kind of a big leap, and it may involve a few steps. and quite possibly the use of a command prompt, which would require you to follow instructions and type words and stuff.
Here's rooting in a nutshell: Your Android smartphone is based on Linux. A big, bad, scary computer operating system known only by people with neck beards. (Only, not really. But mostly.) Anyhoo, Android apps need permission to access certain parts of Linux, and not all apps have this special "root" access. That includes a few basic things, like the camera flash, and the ability to take screen shots. There are a bunch of other apps that need root access for other reasons, too, but the basic premise is the same.
So should you root your phone? First thing to do is read this editorial, and decide if you want to go further.  Then if you're the type who loves to mess with things, go for it. If you want to squeeze a little more functionality out of your phone, go for it. Need more convincing? Check out "Rooting Q&A -- Is it for me?"

Rooting for your Motorola phone

Rooting for your HTC phone

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Android device manager

The Find My iPhone option has been proudly touted as an anti-theft measure, with stories online of people recovering their iPhone by turning up at the perp's door with the police in tow.
Now Android has added a very similar feature called the Android Device Manager for GPS-equipped smartphones and tablets. It allows you to locate your lost device and also change passwords, lock screen PINs, and even remotely wipe your missing unit.
Here's how to set up your phone or tablet to use the service, so the next time your Nexus 7 falls behind the sofa you’ll be able to track it down.

Setting up Android Device Manager

Step 1
First need to head over to www.google.com/android/devicemanager where you’ll be prompted to accept Google’s request for location data. As this is a tracking service it’s necessary to do this for the feature to work properly.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 1
Step 2
If you already have a Nexus device with location services turned on then it should automatically appear on your list. Here you’ll see the current position of your handset, along with the last time it was used.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 2
Step 3
To switch between devices click on the name and a drop down menu will appear. Select another model and you’ll be taken to the map screen for that one instead. You can also rename each device by clicking on the pencil icon.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 3
Step 4
To step up a new device you’ll need to visit the App Store on the handset itself, then search for the Android Device Manager app. There are a few similar apps, so look for the one with the green circle and target in the middle.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 4
Step 5
Tap the install button and you’ll be presented with another Welcome screen requesting to use your location data. As in Step 1 you’ll need to agree to this if you want to use the service. Tap Accept and you’re ready to go.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 5
Step 6
The screen now looks remarkably like the one in Step 2, this is because the Android Device Manager app basically uses the web interface to run the service. Once your device has found a GPS signal it should appear on the drop-down menu.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 6
Step 7
Now you can take a closer look at the features available. Beneath the device name there are two different icons - Ring, and Set up Lock & Erase. We’ll look at how each of them work in turn, starting with Ring.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 7
Step 8
Selecting the Ring option will allow the app to make your device announce itself at maximum volume for five minutes, even if it’s locked and set to vibrate. This is particularly useful if you’ve lost it somewhere in the house.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 8
Step 9
Selecting Setup Lock and Erase will return a dialog box telling you that you need to send the device a notification. Tap Send and you’ll see a message appear in your notification bar for Android Device Manager, tap this.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 9
Step 10
You’ll now be taken to the settings for the app, where a pop up box will ask if you want to activate the device administrator? Agree to this and your device will now have access to all the security features.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 10
Step 11
The Lock option will now allow you to remotely create a new password for the lock screen, while Wipe is the choice of last resort. Essentially it’s a factory reset which  removes all of your data from the device.Very effective in the event of a theft.
How to use Android Device Manager - Step 11

Sunday, December 22, 2013

best antivirus apps for android

 Protection for Android devices has become a high priority over the last year or so. Malware and viruses are more rampant than ever and although being careful usually avoids the problem, sometimes people want more. A good antivirus or anti-malware app can not only bring peace of mind, but also protect your Android device from threats you may accidentally stumble upon. So in this list we’ll show you the 10 best  antivirus and anti-malware apps for Android.

antivirus application

#10 Norton Security Antivirus

[Price: Free or $29.99/year subscription]
Get it on Google PlayNumber 10 on our list is Norton Security Antivirus. Norton is already a trusted brand in security and millions use Norton on their PC. It comes in both a lite and paid flavor. The light version offers some peripheral protection, including scanning the SD card and apps for threats. With the free variant, you can also lock the phone via SMS if it is lost or stolen.
With the $29.99/year subscription, you get all the features. Unfortunately, some of them probably should’ve been included in the free version, like locating a lost or stolen phone. Bad free/paid decisions aside, Norton is a solid antivirus app from a name that people know. To give it a shot, click the button below.
Norton AntiVirus

#9 Hornet AntiVirus Freehornet

[Price: Free]
Get it on Google PlayNext up is Hornet AntiVirus and it’s one of the few truly free apps on the list. It includes a number of standard features, like scanning apps for malware and scanning your storage for threats. It also includes a number of unique features, like detection of apps that use offensive advertising.
The interface is easy to use even if it isn’t much to look at. Really, we weren’t able to find anything bad about this app. Hornet is free, it works fairly well, and it updates frequently to add new definitions and features. It’s a win-win. We would’ve liked to have seen some anti-theft features, though. Use the button below to check it out.
Hornet AntiVirus Free

#8 BitDefender AntiVirus Freebitdefender

Get it on Google Play[Price: Free]
Number 8 on our list is BitDefender AntiVirus Free. As the name implies, it is completely free. What this app has that the others don’t is simplicity. It performs exactly one action and that’s a comprehensive scan of your device to see if it’s safe. You can do this manually or enable the auto-pilot feature which does it for you.

BitDefender’s claim to fame is the light usage. The app doesn’t have all the bulky features of most of these other apps. It simply scans your device to keep it safe. That’s it. If you need something with more features like anti-theft, you’ll need to look elsewhere. This is for people who just want something that scans for safety, then goes away. It doesn’t hurt that BitDefender is also a well known PC antivirus app. To check it out, use the button below.
BitDefender AntiVirus Free

#7 Zoner AntiVirus Freezoner

Get it on Google Play[Price: Free / $4.99]
Zoner is another free antivirus app. This one carries a much larger set of features than most of the other free offerings on this list. This includes your standard virus and malware protection, anti-theft features, and the ability to block calls from unfamiliar phone numbers. There is even a task manager built in.
The interface is sleek and the features work well. When it’s all said and done you really can’t ask for much more than that out of an antivirus app. There is also a version that was specifically developed for tablets. To check it out, click the button below.
07 Zoner AntiVirus Free

avast#6 Mobile Security and AntiVirus by Avast

[Price: Free / $1.99 per month / $14.99 per year]
Get it on Google PlayNext up is Avast, which is another well known name in the PC antivirus space. Avast is one of the more highly rated PC antivirus apps and they’ve translated well to mobile. The mobile app is truly impressive and is packed with features. This includes your standard anti-virus and anti-malware along with one of the highest rated anti-theft systems out there.
Aside from the standards, Avast puts a lot more into the app. There is a network monitor, SMS and call filtering, and even backups. There is a free and premium version. The free version gives you pretty much everything but the paid version makes them better. For instance, you get backups with the free version but when you pay for it, it extends to music, video, and applications. To give this truly impressive app a shot, use the button below.
Mobile Security and AntiVirus

#5 AntiVirus Security Free by AVGavg

[Price: Free]
Get it on Google PlayAVG already has one of the most popular free PC antivirus apps out there. Their mobile app is no different as AVG boasts over 70 million users to date. It comes with your standard features and a few extra perks to make this powerful antivirus app even better.
You get the standard malware and antivirus protection. Along with that you get web security, anti-theft using Google Maps, a task manager, and a battery monitor to help manage your battery life. It covers all the bases and a couple of bases the others don’t cover. That makes it a great option for mobile security. To try it out, use the button below.
Antivirus security free by AVG

#4 Armor for Androidarmorforandroid

[Price: $29.95]
Get it on Google PlayUp next is not only one of the highest rated antivirus apps for Android, but also one of the most expensive. When it first came out, Armor for Android was on sale for $1. It now costs around $75. That doesn’t prevent it from being a great app, but we understand if that’s a little too expensive for your tastes. For the $75 price tag you do get lifetime support for the app as opposed to 1 or 2 year licenses you get from others.
In terms of features, it comes with everything you’d need to keep your Android device secure. Armor for Android has one of the most comprehensive malware databases for Android as well as other helpful features like their Memory Booster. If you can foot the bill, it’s an amazing application to have on your device. Our advice, keep an eye out for any sales because if you can pick it up for cheaper, it’s that much better of a deal. Use the button below to give it a look.
Note: Armor for Android recently dropped their prices to a much more reasonable $29.95. At this price, it is a substantially better deal than it was at $75!
Armor for Android

#3 Mobile Security and Antivirus by ESETeset

[Price: Free / $15.97/year subscription]
Get it on Google PlayThe first in our top 3 is ESET’s offering, called Mobile Security and AntiVirus. Like many others on this list, ESET is known for it’s PC antivirus, called Nod32. It also follows the free-paid paradigm, where you get more features if you pay for it.
The features come packed into a pleasant interface. Other than the standard, you get access to the ESET Live Grid which offers great updates on the latest malware threats and anti-theft. If you pay for it, you get even more unique features like SIM Guard, where you can control the phone even if another SIM card is installed. It’s great for protection and you can check it out by using the button below.
Mobile Security and Antivirus by ESET

#2 Antivirus and Mobile Securitytrustgo

[Price: Free]
Get it on Google PlayNumber 2 on our list is Antivirus and Mobile Security by TrustGo Inc. This is the highest rated free app on the list. It is 100% free with no pay options. Aside from being free, it has also won awards for its protection and security.
Aside from the standard features, you also get others like data backups and anti-theft. The anti-theft includes a feature that will snap a picture of the thief if they enter your password wrong 3 times. It then emails you the picture. If you want to try it out, use the button below.
Antivirus and Mobile Security

#1 Dr. Web Antivirusdrweb

[Price: Free / $75]
Get it on Google PlayHere it is, the number one highest rated app in the antivirus space on Android. It’s called Dr Web Antivirus and it comes in the classic free-paid paradigm. The three versions give you the basics including antivirus and anti-malware. It’s geared toward people who have Android devices with lower specs, limited data plans, and those who are battery savvy.
The paid version includes anti-theft and anti-spyware protection. So if you want complete protection you’ll have to pay for it. It all comes packed in an easy-to-use interface and people genuinely seem to enjoy it. To see more, use the button below.
Dr Web Antivirus

Antivirus Wrap-up

This is one of the most truly competitive lists we’ve ever published. The ratings in the Play Store range from 4.5 to 4.7 and every single one of these antivirus apps caters to a different audience. So whether you prefer comprehensive protection or something more minimal, one of these apps will fit your needs.
What it really comes down to is a difference of opinion and which niche you belong to. If you want something that doesn’t consume significant resources or get in the way, you would use something like BitDefender. If you require 100% protection and can’t pay for it, you’d look at TrustGo’s Antivirus and Mobile Security. There simply isn’t one right answer here. Regardless of what you end up choosing, know that we’ve hand picked each one, and that all are a fantastic choice. Let us know what you think down below!

source : androidauthority.com
tags : Android,Antivirus ,Wrap-up, Android devices,Protection for Android,protection for android tablet,malware protection for android,norton

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

installer Android 4 sur un ordinateur

Android est un système d’exploitation qui à première vue est réservé au possesseur de mobile, cependant il est possible d’installer android sur un Netbook afin de bénéficier de toute les fonctionnalités offerte par ce système d’exploitation léger et rapide conçu pour les mobinautes.
Dans ce tutoriel nous allons voir comment installer Android sur un netbook et donc une architecture x86.

A/ télécharger Android :

androidx86 - installer android sur pcDans un premier temps rendez-vous à l’adresse suivante : http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/downloads/list
puis téléchargez la version d’android correspondant à votre matériel.
Mais avant tout cela nous allons apprendre a copier android sur une clef USB ou une carte SD pour pouvoir booter dessus.

B/ Installer Android Sur une clef USB/carte SD bootable :

UnetbootinCette étape est automatisé par UnetbootIn et vous pemettra d’installer android sur votre clef USB et de la rendre Bootable comme n’importe quelle CD/DVD que vous pourriez inserer dans votre lecteur.
Voici la démarche à suivre :
  • Branchez une clé usb sur votre ordinateur.
  • Installez UNetBootIn sur votre ordinateur.
  • Lancez le logiciel.
  • Sur la fenêtre principale, sélectionnez l’option « diskimage ».
  • Allez chercher l’ISO d’Android-x86 en cliquant sur le bouton « … ».
  • En dessous, sélectionnez « USB Drive » dans « Type ».
  • Sélectionnez ensuite votre clé usb dans la liste « Drive ».
  • Validez en cliquant sur le bouton « Ok ».
  • Patientez…
  • C’est terminé !

maintenant que vous avez téléchargé la version d’Android adapté, trois possibilité s’offre à vous :
1/Tester android sans installation.
2/Installer Android en tant que système d’exploitation principal
3/Installer Android sur une carte SD ou une clef USB pour bénéficier du multiboot et ainsi conserver votre système d’exploitation principal

Vous avez dorénavant une clef USB Bootable avec android installé dessus. Il ne reste plus qu’à brancher cette clef sur votre netbook et redémarrer celui-ci :

1/Essayer Android-x86 sans l’installer

La première chose à faire – et c’est valable pour toutes les options d’installation qui s’offrent à vous – va être de démarrer votre netbook sur votre clé usb. Et là, c’est bien simple, il va falloir que votre BIOS soit correctement paramétré. Commencez donc par aller fouiner dedans pour modifier la séquence de boot. Tout dépend évidemment de votre BIOS.
Pour les EEE PC, suivez simplement les étapes suivantes :
  • Appuyez sur « F2″ au démarrage de la machine.
  • Allez dans le menu « Boot » et sélectionner ensuite « Boot Device Priority ».
  • Assurez-vous que la clé usb est bien en première position.
  • Allez dans le menu « Exit ».
  • Sélectionner « Exit & Save Changes ».
  • Validez en appuyant sur « Entrée »
Votre ordinateur va ensuite redémarrer sur la clef usb, vous devriez voir apparaître l’écran suivant :
Boot androidPour tester android sans installation, il faut alors choisir : « Live Cd – Run Android without Installation » puis tapez sur la touche entrée. Enjoy

2/Installer Android-x86 sur une carte SD en multiboot

Nous allons installer un système d’exploitation sur une carte SD pour éviter d’avoir à écraser votre installation ou à créer une partition . Cela fonctionne bien évidemment avec n’importe quelle distribution Linux ou même avec Android-x86.
Pour installer Android x86 sur une carte SD, suivez les étapes suivantes :
  • Insérez une carte SD dans le lecteur de votre netbook.
  • Branchez la clé usb préparée sur votre netbook.
  • Démarrez votre ordinateur, bootez sur la clé usb (cf méthode précédente).
  • Sélectionnez l’option « Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk ».
  • Appuyez sur la touche « Entrée ».
  • Attendez que l’OS charge ses outils.
  • Sélectionnez votre carte SD dans la liste (« Flash Reader » normalement).
  • Validez en appuyant sur la touche « Entrée ».
  • Choisissez le format de fichier.
  • Appuyez sur la touche « Entrée ».
  • Validez en appuyant une nouvelle fois sur la touche « Entrée ».
  • Patientez tranquillement.
  • Lorsqu’il vous demande, choisissez d’installer Grub. (**)
  • Attendez la fin de la procédure.
  • Cliquez sur « Run Android-x86″ lorsqu’il vous le demande.
Et voilà, c’est terminé, Android est désormais installé sur votre carte SD et vous pouvez commencer à en profiter.
Android Eeepc

3/Installer Android-x86 sur votre disque dur

Si vous préférez il est aussi possible d’installer Android sur votre disque dur. Il sera lors possible d’écraser votre partition principal avec votre ancien système d’exploitation ou de créer une nouvelle partition avec Android et avoir le choix de lancer ou non Android au démarrage de votre pc.
Pour installer Android-x86 sur une partition du disque dur, suivez les étapes suivantes :
  • Créez une nouvelle partition sur votre disque dur. tutoriel création de partition avec Gparted
  • Branchez la clé usb contenant Android x86 à votre ordinateur.
  • Démarrez votre netbook, bootez sur la clé usb.
  • Sélectionnez l’option « Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk ».
  • Dans la liste, sélectionnez la partition adéquate.
  • Appuyez sur la touche « Entrée » pour valider.
  • Choisissez le format de votre choix.
  • Appuyez sur la touche « Entrée » pour valider.
  • Validez une nouvelle fois en appuyant sur la touche « Entrée ».
  • Attendez la fin du formatage de la partition.
  • Lorsqu’il vous le demande, choisissez d’installer Grub.
  • Validez avec la touche « Entrée » du clavier.
  • L’assistant d’installation va détecter vos autres systèmes d’exploitation.
  • Acceptez de créer un « boot item » pour ces derniers.
  • Validez avec la touche « Entrée ».
  • Attendez la fin de l’installation.
  • C’est terminé !
Voilà vous avez terminer l’installation d’Android sur votre netbook, dorénavant lorsque vous démarerai celui-ci vous serez invité à choisir le systéme d’exploitation à demarrer.

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