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Google Maps Location Tracking

Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here’s how to stop it

Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here’s how to stop it

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Google Maps has completely changed the way people navigate the world. Without having to pay a dime, users are able to find almost any location on the planet, learn about it, and even navigate to it. Of course, “free” always comes at a price with Google as we have discussed at length in the past, and sometimes Google collects far more data than most people are aware. Google’s various services always detail data collection in their terms and conditions, but we all know just about no one actually reads those lengthy jargon-filled disclaimers.

When it comes to Google Maps in particular, you might be shocked at how much private data the app collects — even while it’s not open. More →

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Nexus X Rumors: Display Sizes

Two very different Nexus X models might launch this year

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Two very different Nexus X models might launch this year

Unlike in previous years when it only released one Nexus smartphone at a time, Google might be changing its tune this year as the company may have plans to launch two different sized Nexus X models, both made by Motorola. More →

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’

By on August 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’

In the latest edition of Talking Schmidt, a series where 9to5Google analyzes Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s most baffling quotes, we take a look at Schmidt’s upcoming book, How Google Works. In order to promote the book, Schmidt took to Google+ and posted the following image. More →

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Nexus 9 Specs: 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1

New Nexus 9 leak confirms key hardware details

By on August 27, 2014 at 7:50 AM.

New Nexus 9 leak confirms key hardware details

Various reports have so far detailed the HTC-made Nexus 9 that Google is expected to soon launch, and TKTechNews, a source of plenty of mobile leaks in the recent past, has now provided an alleged screenshot of CPU-Z running on the tablet that appears to confirm processor details for the high-end device. More →

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Google Fiber Reaction Video

Watch a man weep tears of joy when he finds out he’s getting Google Fiber

By on August 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

Watch a man weep tears of joy when he finds out he’s getting Google Fiber

What was the happiest day of your life? The day you got married? The day you saw your newborn child for the very first time? The day you graduated college and knew you had a bright future ahead of you? Not for this man. For this man, the happiest day of his life appears to be when he found out he’d finally be able to ditch his current Internet provider for Google Fiber. More →

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Google Self-Driving Car Issues

Here’s why you’re not behind the wheel of Google’s self-driving car

By on August 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Here’s why you’re not behind the wheel of Google’s self-driving car

It was inevitable that Google would have to overcome a few obstacles to make its self-driving car a reality. Despite months of successful tests, government officials and the general public are still concerned about the safety risks posed by a vehicle without any manual override. As The Wall Street Journal reports, if Google wants to continue to test its cars on public roads in California, the company is going to have to abide by a new set of rules starting on September 16th. The new rules will require Google to give drivers the ability to take “immediate physical control” of the vehicle if necessary. More →

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Nexus 9 Rumors: Wi-Fi Certification

Google’s upcoming Nexus 9 is one step closer to launching

By on August 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Google’s upcoming Nexus 9 is one step closer to launching

The high-end Nexus 9 tablet HTC is said to be making for Google this year is one step closer to launch, as documents found on Wi-Fi Alliance, the wireless certification site, have confirmed that such a device actually exists. More →

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Android L Lemon Meringue Pie LMP

This might be Android L’s official name

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

This might be Android L’s official name

Google unveiled Android L at I/O 2014 without actually revealing a commercial dessert name for the upcoming platform release. Right before Google’s developers event, a Bulgarian site claimed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be the company’s next Android version, but that name never received any confirmation. Meanwhile, Android Police has discovered various pieces of evidence that suggest Android L may become Android Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP) when it launches this fall. More →

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Nexus 9 Rumors: Release Date

HTC’s hot Nexus 9 tablet might launch sooner than you think

By on August 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

HTC’s hot Nexus 9 tablet might launch sooner than you think

Google is expected to unveil two Nexus devices this year – at least according to some recent reports – including the HTC Nexus 9 tablet and the Motorola Nexus 6 smartphone. The Nexus 9 has been found listed in code as the “HTC T1″ according to some leaks and it may launch a lot sooner than people expect, @upleaks says. More →

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OpenSignal Android Fragmentation Report

Research reveals there are almost 19,000 different kinds of Android devices in use

By on August 22, 2014 at 8:05 AM.

Research reveals there are almost 19,000 different kinds of Android devices in use

No wonder you may be having trouble buying the right Android smartphone and/or tablet for you, as there are simply so many devices to choose from. OpenSignal has released its “Android Fragmentation Visualized” report for August 2014, revealing there are 18,796 distinct Android devices this year, a significant increase from last August, when 11,868 devices were registered. More →

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Free Android Apps Vulnerabilities

Most of your favorite free Android apps leave you open to hackers

By on August 21, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

Most of your favorite free Android apps leave you open to hackers

Security has always been a huge concern for Android users. From seemingly insignificant security flaws to massive outbreaks that make international headlines, it’s never a bad idea to be cautious when downloading a new app or browsing the web. Unfortunately, sometimes even being careful isn’t enough. In a recent analysis, the FireEye Mobile Security Team discovered that 68% of the top 1,000 free apps on Google Play are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. More →

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