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Trivia Crack claims to be the most downloaded gaming app in the world

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Amidst an allegation by a player surfacing over the past days that the gaming app was probably rigged now comes the news that Trivia Crack, the smartphone game that allows you to pit your wits against anyone from around the world, was the most downloaded gaming app in the world. (And if you are in the minority who’s still not heard of it, stop reading any further.)

Here’s what a report today in VentureBeat had to say: Trivia Crack is the top downloaded game on mobile in the world, according to developer Etermax and industry-tracking firm App Annie. Since its debut, this app has racked up more than 125 million downloads worldwide. It has also managed to reach the No. 1 spot on the overall app download chart in important countries like the United States and Canada.

UK’s The Guardian has just reported that over 500,000 Brits had already downloaded the popular mobile game in the 1st 2 weeks since its release in the UK.

The social trivia quiz had already picked up 100 million players in the US & Latin America, where it launched in late 2013.

Released for iOS, Android & Windows Phone devices, Trivia Crack is all about, well, trivia – its vast database of GK questions split between history, geography, science, sports, entertainment & arts. At the basic level, there’s a spinning wheel that players need to spin to select 7 of the categories named above including one called “Special”.

The game’s objective is to 1st obtain all 6 characters on the wheel. The 1st player to obtain all 6 is the winner of the match. Each match will have a maximum of 25 rounds. To obtain a character a player must correctly answer 3 questions in a row, or land on the special section on the wheel. In this case, the player will choose between challenging the opponent for 1 of their characters, or simply answer a new question for a character of choice.

The high numbers, & we mean the number of downloads, has some crying foul. A few reports are surfacing on the Net alleging that the game is rigged, though we have no independent methods of verifying these charges, and no rejoinder to these charges was yet forthcoming from the Argentinian developer, etermax.

A report in the Latin Post, for example, quotes a player alleging so.

For the reportage on this highly popular gaming app, click on the links below:

Image Credit: Trivia Crack

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SnoopSnitch mobile network security app warns you about threats

snoopstichSnoopSnitch is a mobile network security app made for Android phones as an open source project.

The application collects & analyzes mobile network data so that it can warn you about threats like user tracking , fake base stations & over-the-air updates.

It currently only works on Android phones with a Qualcomm chipset & stock Android ROM (ver 4.1 or later). This includes devices like the Moto E, Samsung S3 Neo, LG G2, Samsung S4 & S5 & the Sony Xperia Z1.

Also note that the application depends on data contributed by users & collected at the GSM Security Map at If you choose to upload your mobile network security measurement results or security events, you will be contributing your data to help improve the database & make tools like SnoopSnitch more effective.

SnoopSnitch seeks your confirmation to upload encrypted data to their servers. The app also runs a series of active tests.

1st, it will place a call to dedicated number that is always kept busy in order to avoid the possibility of users being billed for the call. The app will also send an SMS to an invalid number as a test.

Your carrier should in theory not bill you anything for the failed call & SMS. But SnoopSnitch still suggests using a dedicated pre-paid SIM card to run these tests.

Installation is quite simple too. You root your phone, & then download & install the app from Google Play or the SnoopSnitch Website. Run the app, let it execute the active tests, & then upload the security events & threats the app has detected.

SnoopSnitch was developed by Berlin, Germany-based Security Research Labs. SRLabs are a security research & consulting think tank which helps their clients understand & mitigate technology risks. Their work includes strategic technology projects for Fortune 500 companies.

Click here to download the SnoopSnitch mobile security app on your Android device.

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