Twitter Apps Data Collection

How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android

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How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android

Twitter is about to become more annoying for some users, as the company will start tracking what other mobile apps iOS and Android owners are using in a push to better profile users, and thus improve its targeted advertising business. More →

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Android Apps

Download these paid Android apps and games at dirt-cheap Black Friday prices right now

By on November 28, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Download these paid Android apps and games at dirt-cheap Black Friday prices right now

In addition to offering Android fans discounts on various devices that are currently available for purchase in the Google Play Store, Google has also listed various Black Friday and Cyber Monday Android app deals in the store. More →

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iPhone Vs. Android Best Features

What one recent iPhone convert still misses about Android

By on November 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

What one recent iPhone convert still misses about Android

Although many online forums are dominated by hardcore iOS or Android fanboys, there are some levelheaded people out there who can see the plusses and minuses of each platform. Business Insider’s Jillian D’Onfro recent picked up a new iPhone and, while she thinks it’s a fantastic device overall,  she still misses some things about her old Android device. More →

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Cheap Black Friday Android Tablets

Dirt-cheap Android tablets from Best Buy, Walmart, elsewhere found to ship with major security flaws

By on November 26, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Dirt-cheap Android tablets from Best Buy, Walmart, elsewhere found to ship with major security flaws

Many retailers are ready to offer buyers various interesting deals on smartphones and tablets this year on Black Friday, but not all products are safe for consumers, new research from security company Bluebox Labs reveals. Apparently, certain dirt-cheap Android tablets might come with major security vulnerabilities on board. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Best New Features

5 awesome Android Lollipop features you’ve probably never heard of

By on November 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

5 awesome Android Lollipop features you’ve probably never heard of

By now we’re all very familiar with the big features Google added to Android with its Lollipop release, highlighted by the addition of its gorgeous Material Design user interface. Droid Life, however, has dug below the surface and has unearthed some lesser known gems in Lollipop that we think are really worth highlighting. More →

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Uber Android App Spying Permissions

Uber’s Android app is reportedly collecting a huge amount of data without your knowledge [updated]

By on November 26, 2014 at 10:31 AM.

Uber’s Android app is reportedly collecting a huge amount of data without your knowledge [updated]

Uber has been recently hit by various controversies, and it looks like the company’s PR team will have one more thing to clean up: its Android application. According to a report from Joe’s Security Blog and a post on Y Combinato’r Hacker News further detailing the matter, the official Uber Android app might be spying on users, collecting various data that it shouldn’t have access to in the first place. More →

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iPhone and Android Smartphone Health Risks

Here are two ways your iPhone might be killing you softly

By on November 25, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Here are two ways your iPhone might be killing you softly

For many people nowadays, smartphones such as the iPhone (and any other similar device running Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and other mobile operating systems) are ubiquitous, must-have, devices that offer instant access to information and entertainment. And while they’re certainly important gadgets that come in handy during modern-day life, they can also have some negative effects on the human body The Register reports, quoting two different studies. More →

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Google Android Billboard in Times Square

Google takes over Times Square with massive, interactive Android billboard

By on November 25, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Google takes over Times Square with massive, interactive Android billboard

Even though Android is the dominating smartphone platform when it comes to market share, enjoying huge popularity in many markets, Google appears to be interested in heavily promoting it this holiday season, especially now that Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 have all been launched. Google has taken its Android video commercials — the ones telling the audience that Android is supposed to offer user a unique experience  to a whole new level, Android Central reports, renting ad space on a huge, over 25,000 square feet, billboard in Times Square.

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iPhone vs. Android Tracking

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

By on November 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have shown in the last 18 months. While companies such as Apple and Google have started encrypting iPhone and Android devices by default, prompting the U.S. government to heavily criticize their encryption practices, that doesn’t mean smartphones are now free from spying. More →

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Google Maps 9.1 for Android Update

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

By on November 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

Google has a new Google Maps version out, Android Police reports, which brings some neat new features to this popular Google service. Google Maps 9.1 for Android — available for immediate download by following the source link, in case it hasn’t been already rolled out to your device — will be even more useful when planning trips or when looking for certain locations. More →

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Android Malware: NotCompatible

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

By on November 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

As many as 4.5 million American Android smartphone users may have been fooled into somehow downloading a complex malicious program on their devices since January 2013, The New Yok Times reports, citing security company Lookout. More →

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iPhone and Android Encryption vs. FBI

Why the government keeps telling you iPhone encryption will eventually kill a child

By on November 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Why the government keeps telling you iPhone encryption will eventually kill a child

The U.S. government doesn’t appreciate the increased personal data protection measures tech companies including Apple, Google and others offer their American and international customers following the many reports that detailed the advanced spying and mass data collection tools the NSA has at its disposal. As a result, the government keeps offering tragedy scenarios — that a child will die because law enforcement agencies will not be able to access crucial data on an encrypted phone belonging to a criminal — in its attempt to persuade tech companies to come up with some sort of encryption technology that would give law enforcement agencies access to protected phones and other devices with a warrant, while still protecting other users’ privacy. More →

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