How to Update WhatsApp for Android and iPhone

May 15, 2019

To make sure that your device is safe from prying eyes and ears, though, you’ll need to make sure that the WhatsApp on your phone is up-to-date. Hopefully, your phone automatically has updated WhatsApp in the background, but since some of us keep automatic app updates disabled, that might not be the case. How to […]

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How can Google keep Android from becoming stale without alienating existing users?

May 5, 2019

Google I/O is coming soon, and while it’s about more than Android, most of the news and things you read will be about the smartphone. That’s a given now that computers are things we mostly hold in our hands instead of set on a desk and I/O is a conference about software. I’m going to make […]

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Hackers get Fuchsia to run in Google’s Android Studio Emulator

May 3, 2019

Google has been working on an open source operating system called Fuchsia for years. It’s not entirely clear what it’s for, but some folks have speculated that it could one day replace Android and/or ChromeOS for smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Since it uses a custom kernel called Magenta instead of Linux, it would give Google even more control over its […]

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iPhone users twice as likely to text while driving than Android users

April 28, 2019

A study conducted by insurance comparison website and the leading insurance search engine, The Zebra, has revealed that iPhone users are more likely to be distracted while driving than an Android user. The results of the study involved a survey of 2,107 Americans, which revealed that iPhone users ‘reported that they text, take photos, browse […]

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Google Location History explained: How police are broadly using Android geo data to solve crimes

April 14, 2019

Location data taken in aggregate can power useful features, with Google leveraging that history for traffic updates, recommendations, and ads. A new report today reveals how U.S. law enforcement is increasingly requesting that data as part of criminal investigations. While useful, privacy advocates argue that such overbroad practices risk “snaring the innocent.” What’s happening technically? […]

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OnePlus launches OnePlus 3 and 3T closed beta for Android Pie

March 23, 2019

When Android Pie launched, OnePlus promised that the OnePlus 6, 5/5T, and 3/3T would all be updated to the next version of Android. So far, OnePlus has held beta programs and officially released Android Pie for the OnePlus 6 back in September, and the OnePlus 5 and 5T back in December. We are finally seeing progress on the long-awaited Android 9.0 […]

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