Mobile data limits are tricky creatures. Plans vary wildly in how they handle data limits and it can be confusing for users. It’s particularly bothersome when you hit your data limit and are left stranded with no or slow data. To help users, Google released Datally, an app that helps you better ... Read More »
Digital privacy is a huge topic right now, since many of our privacy laws don’t directly apply to the digital world. But the Supreme Court of the United States made a major ruling on the security of your location history.
Instagram is solving a common complaint among customers with an upcoming tool that will allow users to download their personal data that’s been shared on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and messages, though it remains to be seen if other data is included, such as Stories, likes, comments, and more. Instagram has long ... Read More »
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Switching phones isn’t particularly tough these days, but it can get annoying. Google‘s own backup system is great but it’s limited. You can’t transfer text messages, call logs, photos (although you can access them in the cloud with Google Photos), and more.
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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.
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 »