Android Apps: Personal Data and Location

The amount of personal data some Android apps collect is absolutely shocking

By about 5 hours ago.

The amount of personal data some Android apps collect is absolutely shocking

A new study looking at how mobile Android apps track smartphone users has revealed some interesting facts about Android applications, InfoWorld reports, finding that many apps collect plenty of personal data in an attempt to track users online and serve them targeted ads in the process. More →

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Eric Schmidt on Google Chrome Incognito Mode

Even Eric Schmidt has no idea how privacy works on one of Google’s top products

By about 6 hours ago.

Even Eric Schmidt has no idea how privacy works on one of Google’s top products

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is always an interesting interview — after all, he’s never shied away from offering quirky and memorable quotes in the past — and The Daily Dot has now revealed another memorable Schmidt moment. It turns out the top Google exec has no idea how one of Google’s most important products works when it comes to protecting your privacy while you’re using the Internet.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

By about 11 hours ago.

This has been a great week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free, and with Christmas right around the corner, we all need to save as much money as possible right now. Tuesday’s list included eight nifty iOS apps on sale — and you can still grab some for free if you hurry — and now we’re back with another 10 paid apps that are all free for a limited time. More →

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iOS 8.1.3 Update Release Date

Apple has a surprise iOS 8.1 update in store

By on December 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple has a surprise iOS 8.1 update in store

Apple has already issued iOS 8.2 betas to developers, with iOS 8.2 expected to be the second major iOS 8 update following the recently released iOS 8.1.2, but the company is apparently also working on an iOS 8.1.3 update that should be released before iOS 8.2 is ready for the masses. More →

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Gmail Google Drive and Security Features

This terrific new Gmail feature will help protect your private data

By on December 17, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

This terrific new Gmail feature will help protect your private data

Gmail, one of the most popular email services around, has received a couple of interesting new features that power users will certainly appreciate. Google announced on the official Gmail blog that its email services has just been upgraded, when it comes to security, revealing on its Google+ Gmail channel a handy new Google Drive feature for Gmail. More →

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HTC One: M8 and M7 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Report claims to reveal when the HTC’s One M8 and M7 will get Lollipop

By on December 16, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Report claims to reveal when the HTC’s One M8 and M7 will get Lollipop

Even though HTC already announced a rather fast Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) flagship handsets, only the Google Play edition versions have received it yet. HTC already confirmed that the regular, unlocked and carrier-branded, HTC One versions should get Lollipop no later than 90 days following the official Android 5.0 release, and it looks like TechTastic has learned more details about the actual rollout. More →

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Google Wallet for iOS: Touch ID Support

Google integrates Apple’s Touch ID security into its own digital wallet app

By on December 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Google integrates Apple’s Touch ID security into its own digital wallet app

One of the main features of the iPhone, especially when it comes to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that can be used for mobile payments in stores, is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home button, which adds an extra layer of security to Apple’s Apple Pay payments app, but also to other applications.

In iOS 8, Apple has opened Touch ID to third-party developers, with Google apparently being one of the companies looking to take advantage of the feature. The company has updated the iOS version of its Google Wallet payments app, adding Touch ID login support, 9to5Google reports. More →

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Google Maps 9.2 for Android Update

There’s a new version of Google Maps for Android that you can grab right now

By on December 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

There’s a new version of Google Maps for Android that you can grab right now

After recently updating Google Maps for Android to Material Design and releasing a bunch of interesting new features in a subsequent update, Google has again updated its popular mapping application for Android. And there’s more good news: You can download it right now.

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Apple Pay Support Expands

Apple Pay is already much bigger than you thought

By on December 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Apple Pay is already much bigger than you thought

This week, Apple announced that its Apple Pay service has grown once again to support dozens of new businesses, including banks, grocery stores, big-box retailers and even Orlando’s Amway Center. With 10 more banks signing on, Apple says that it now supports the cards which constitute about 90% of all credit card purchases in the United States. More →

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Apple Pay Vs. Google Wallet Samsung

Samsung reportedly working on an Apple Pay rival, but it’s no mere copycat

By on December 16, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Samsung reportedly working on an Apple Pay rival, but it’s no mere copycat

Google Wallet has been out since 2011 but it apparently took the launch of Apple Pay for Samsung to get serious about making a mobile payments platform of its own.
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Android Launcher Apps

Free Android app replaces your home screen with a gorgeous waterfall of real-time info

By on December 16, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Free Android app replaces your home screen with a gorgeous waterfall of real-time info

Android launcher apps are a dime a dozen these days, with new ones popping up all the time. Most of them just ape different features from established launcher apps and mix in a twist here and there, but every once in a while a new offering comes along that is worthy of your attention — and for many people, Flow Home will definitely be worthy of your attention.

Imagine Flipboard was your home screen, but instead of just news, that gorgeous user interface was also packed with content from your favorite social networks and updated in real time. That’s the basic idea with Flow Home, and it could end up being one of the best launchers on the market. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

Yesterday’s post about paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale brought you nine nifty paid apps that were all available for free for a limited time, and several of them are still free if you hurry. Today, however, we have an even better batch. There are eight great iOS apps on Tuesday’s list, and they would regularly cost you $35 altogether to purchase. For a limited time, however, they’re all free.

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