AT&T is trying to fight spam calls and phishing scams with its new Call Protect app. The app offers features like automatically blocking fraud calls before they ring on your phone. Another feature warns you of suspected spam while the phone is ringing, though this is only available when you’re in an area covered by HD Voice.
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Spam calls have been a problem for decades, and there’s not much we can do about them. Do not call lists are helpful, but they’re far from foolproof. Lately they almost seem useless. However, Google is adding another layer of protection to Nexus and Android One devices.
The Google Phone app is being updated starting today, ... Read More »
Announced on the Official Gmail Blog, Google is making some changes to the way spam is handled in Gmail that could make an impact on your inbox. According to the blog post announcing the changes, Google is “bringing the same intelligence developed for Google Search and Google Now to make the spam filter smarter ... Read More »
Cyanogen has partnered with the service Truecaller to improve the stock dialer and call experience in Cyanogen OS. Truecaller provides caller ID for unknown numbers, allowing you to know who’s calling, even if they’re not in your contacts. It also features spam detection. This announcement means that instead of having a separate app for caller ... Read More »
There are many who say that Google’s grip on Android is not tight enough. There are those who cry fragmentation, those who complain that “inferior” devices are being made, and those who say that Google doesn’t do enough to police the Android Market. Well, a huge step towards annihilating that third complaint was seen this ... Read More »
Today, probably like many of you, I updated the Google Maps application to discover something rather odd. Google Maps is now sporting four separate icons, one of which is a replacement for an existing stand-alone application. The strangeness stuck with me all day and what initially struck me as somewhat odd has now grown ... Read More »