All smartphones collect analytics data. This data is important for the manufacturer to improve both software and hardware. However, this data is usually anonymous and hopefully limited in scope.
Last year it was found that a few Blu devices were sending your private data to Chinese servers. The spyware software was from Shanghai Adups Technology, which was receiving all the data being sent away. The company called it a mistake ... Read More »
Sprint announced three-channel carrier aggregation back in September, but so far only one device has supported it. The HTC Bolt launched with support for the technology out of the box.
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Autonomous vehicle testing in California is pretty heavily regulated. Google’s self-driving car company Waymo has had a permit for a long time now, and all permit holders must disclose data, such as amount of disengagements per thousand miles. A disengagement is when a person takes control over the car.
Waymo has driven 50% more miles ... Read More »
AT&T has announced that it launching its new 5G Evolution network in two markets: Austin and Indianapolis. Theoretical speeds will be 400Mbps to start, but will eventually reach the full 1 Gbps as soon as this year in some areas.
With that, AT&T is bringing a platform called AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo. The 5G Evolution network ... Read More »
Google has announced a new method of updating your apps on the Play Store. A previous change had reduced the size of updates by 47% on average, but this new one can reduce the size by a further 65%.
The new method is called File-by-File patching. Since APKs are zipped up and compressed, one can’t ... Read More »
AT&T has announced Stream Saver, a new feature that will allow users to conserve data by lowering HD video to 480p standard resolution when streaming over data rather than Wi-Fi. Stream Saver will begin rolling out in early 2017, and users will receive a notification when it’s available with directions on to how enable and ... Read More »
AT&T GoPhone has announced that it’s ringing in the holiday season with increases in data allotments for the company’s two most popular plans. Customers who renew the $45/month plan will receive a 25% boost in data, moving to 4GB of high-speed data. Customers who renew the $60/month plan will also receive a 25% increase, ... Read More »
If you don’t have unlimited data and you suddenly need to use a large amount of it, the overage fees can hurt. The cost per gigabyte over your limit can be very high. Verizon has introduced a new service called PopData which solves this issue in a surprisingly reasonable way.
PopData offers you unlimited 4G LTE ... Read More »
Some people are getting a new prompt when trying to download an app in the Play Store over mobile data. The prompt offers to delay the app download until you’re on WiFi. Before, you’d be prompted to connect to WiFi or cancel the download. When you connect to Wi-Fi, the download will automatically begin.
The ... Read More »