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All Talent Development Centre posts for Canadian technology contractors relating to Android phones.

Dangerous Android Apps to Delete Immediately

Android users take note: there are dangerous apps that might be on your phone and you need to delete them. Google Play is great because it allows mobile app developers to easily distribute their latest innovations, but it also allows some sketchy, unethical developers to put their software onto your phone. The results lead to slow performance, drained battery life, viruses and even identity theft.

Brightside decided to look into this a bit deeper. They created this in-depth video with 12 dangerous apps that they recommend you delete immediately. As a technology professional, you may already be aware and diligent when downloading apps. Or if you’re an iPhone user you’re less concerned (although these tips could be relevant to you as well). Either way, we strongly recommend watching this video, or at least sharing it with an Android user who’s less careful when downloading apps.

A First Look at Android P

Google has released the developer preview for Android P. While it’s still in very early stages and not much has been released (we don’t even know what P stands for), if you have a spare device lying around you can install it to get a look.

Some changes include smart replies and blocking access to microphones, cameras and other sensors to inactive apps. Watch this first look video by The Verge to see what kind of messaging tweaks and other changes are being made.

8 Things You Are Doing Wrong on Your Android Smartphone

You must be thinking, “What could you possibly do wrong on an Android smartphone?” – Android has been around for quite some time now, but did you know that there still might be some things you are doing wrong with your Android Smartphone? Beebom shows us 8 things that we might be doing wrong with our Androids including killing our apps manually, installing our apps from unknown sources, and not shutting down our devices.

If you are an Android type of person, this is a definite must watch. By following these simple tips, you can improve the overall speed and performance of your Android device. Never make a mistake using Android again!

Quick Poll Results: Preferred Cell Phones

If you’re shopping for a new cell phone and considering changing to a new operating system, then you’ve stumbled upon the right post. Last month, we polled our network of IT professional contractors to learn their preferred phone and the results have been tallied. It turns out, most of our readers prefer Android, the but race is tight!

Do you agree? Do you think this trend will change over the year given Blackberry’s recent announcements to expand in different areas?

Quick Poll Results: What's your favourite smart phone?

Contractor Quick Poll: Cell Phones

What is the Preferred Cell Phone of Technology Professionals?

You’re well aware that as an IT expert, everybody comes to you for advice about their technology. They want to know the best functioning computer, most intelligent anti-virus software, most compatible browser — the questions are endless. One common question tech experts get is related to smartphones and which operating system is better. With this month’s Contractor Quick Poll, we intend to put that question to bed once and for all.

How to Become an Android Developer

Mobile technology is one of the fastest growing trends across all industries making mobile development a fantastic skill to have in your skillset.  In this video, Hooman Mardokhi explains how anybody, from beginner to advanced programmers, can become Android Developers.  There is a lot to learn, with many steps, but if you’re interested, this video is a great starting point.  For any mobile developers currently reading this, do you agree with Hooman?  Is there anything you would add?  Share your thoughts below.