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Google has changed the Play Store app icon

13 May 2017, 01:54 | Ricardo Garza

Google updates Play Store app icon

Play Store icon loses the bag in favor of modernity

It seems, however, that many popular apps, such as Facebook and Pocket, used the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW feature.

This change extends to Play Store notifications, too. Plus, the update brings "Picture in Picture" (PiP) display capabilities for watching a video while using other apps alongside.

For now, Android users are encouraged to be extra cautious with the apps they download even if they are found on Google Play. It'll take time, depending on how many holidays you've gone on with your old Android phone. We can see in a layout file that this new toggle is hidden in Android Auto's Engineer Settings page where one of the most anticipated features of the app, WiFi Projection, can also be enabled.

If you own an Android smartphone, it is likely you are at risk from a newly discovered security flaw, researchers have said. Having a security tool that can recognize and block malware can also help.

Arsene said using this permission model does allow Google stricter control but doesn't eliminate the potential for clickjacking attacks, especially for those without access to the Google Play Store. It can also be used by ransomware to create a persistent on-top screen that will prevent non-technical users from accessing their devices.

Beware of fishy apps: Users should always beware of malicious apps, even when downloading from Google Play. "And not because they're necessarily bent on using those marketplaces, but because Google Play may be restricted in their respective region and third-party marketplaces are their only choice".

Nine months after releasing the first version of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google has wrapped up the beta program for that mobile operating system in anticipation of the arrival of Android O. "It's a tough call all around, but something that most developer teams wrestle with every day".

The really bad news in all of this is that Android users everywhere are going to be vulnerable to the issues that impact Android permissions until Android O comes out. With the screen overlay feature, these malicious apps, when installed, will still be able to capture your personal details quite easily.

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