Posts Tagged ‘apps’

SOLVED: Apps on Android Keep Re-updating Over and Over

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Recently, I noted that some apps on my Android were requiring updates a lot. At first I thought, “Wow — these developers are busy. But then I noted that the size of the update was the same each time. Exactly the same.

So I poked around and did some experimenting and found the solution.

  1. Let the download complete.
  2. From the Home Screen, select Menu / Settings / Applications/ Manage Applications /All
  3. Select the “Download Manager”
  4. Select “Clear data”

This solved my problem of some applications needing to update every day or every restart.

New Virus on Droid Phones…

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

According to Shanghai Daily, a virus has affected at least one million cell phone users in China.  The Zombie Virus, as it’s called, disguised itself as an anti-virus app that, when installed actually sends the details of the contacts on the user’s phone to hackers, who then use these contacts as a database for the spread of spam. Additionally, it sends links to infected  recipients phones.

Additionally, when a user follows a link sent by the virus, they find their phones infected.

Be careful out there — especially when you’re adding apps. And just as links received in email should be clicked with care, so those received on your phone should be examined carefully.