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Have you ever Googled yourself and stumbled upon some less than savory information or simply something you wouldn't want to be easily found? As Google states, it's important to control how people can find your sensitive, personally identifiable information (PII), so now you can. Using a new Google tool, users can... Read more...
Back in May of 2021, Google announced that privacy labels would be coming to the Google Play Store. Now, almost a year later, the company has announced that it will soon be rolling these labels out to the Play Store with requirements for application developers. The Google Play Store already features an expandable... Read more...
Google is about to slam the ban hammer on third-party apps currently in the Play Store that use the Accessibility API for recording calls. The move will make it more difficult to record calls on an Android device. While the latest Pixel smartphones offer the ability to record phone calls through its pre-installed... Read more...
Have you ever worried whether or not a Google Chrome extension is legitimate? You can soon put those worries behind you. Google has just rolled out two badges to confirm that a Chrome extension is valid. These badges will be visible to users as they browse the Chrome Web Store. The "Featured" badge is only assigned... Read more...
As we have alluded to in numerous recent posts, security and malware-related alerts are almost weekly if not more frequent. According to Google's Project Zero, a whopping 58 zero day exploits were found in 2021. That's basically about 1.12 new zero day exploits a week. Project Zero is an initiative from Google... Read more...
A new version of Android is around the corner, and it has a few new tricks up its sleeve. Users and developers alike should be getting excited as some of these updates include major performance updates to make game performance much smoother. The Android operating system, according to StatCounter, makes up a... Read more...
Let’s be honest-- many of us hate receiving phone calls. However, Google may be a little too enthusiastic about blocking unwanted conversations. Many Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners have complained their device is automatically declining incoming calls without informing the user. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners have... Read more...
Does everyone remember those classic digital alarm clocks? You know, the ones with a loud and grating buzzer sound that makes people want to throw them out the window. Or how about the classic alarm bell? Those sounds are were intentionally loud, irritating, and jarring to ensure you'd wake up and start your day... Read more...
When Microsoft added Windows Subsystem for Linux it was exciting for developers, but it also raised a question. "If Windows can run Linux, when will it run Android?" A logical inquiry of course, because Android is a Linux-based operating system. Unfortunately, now that Android Subsystem has been added, a bad egg has... Read more...
Google is pushing out an emergency patch for its Chrome browser on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac to protect against a zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. Applying the patch updates the browser to version 100.0.4896.127, and more importantly it protects users... Read more...
Google is looking to make moving from an iPhone to an Android device less of a headache with a "Switch To Android" app. But if you are wanting to make the move using this new app, you may have to wait a bit longer. Anyone who has ever made the leap from an iPhone to an Android device knows that it can be a chore... Read more...
Have you been interested in a Google Fi plan? Now might be your time to strike. Google just reduced the price of both its Google Fi Unlimited plans and added a few features. The price of the Google Fi Unlimited plans have been reduced anywhere from $5 to $10 USD. They are as follows: Simply Unlimited $50 per... Read more...
Last year, a new Android malware, dubbed "Coper," was discovered stealing banking information, phone call data, texts, and more. ThreatFabric's threat intelligence suggests that a new piece of malware, dubbed "Octo", is a descendant of a preexisting malware family called Exobot, which was first discovered in 2016 and... Read more...
Always be wary of installing apps on your mobile device, regardless of where that app comes from. Many people use their mobile devices for banking and other financial transactions, because they're always with us, always connected, and easy to use. Unfortunately, because of their ubiquity and ease of use, mobile phones... Read more...
Have you ever searched for something on the internet and found something close to what you were looking for except for a few key elements? Like a garment in a style you adore, but that's the wrong color, for example. Google's latest search innovation is specifically designed to help with that kind of scenario. It's... Read more...
The right-to-repair movement continues to gain momentum, and the teardown specialists at iFixIt are helping it right along. To wit, Samsung last month announced it was teaming up with iFixit on a Galaxy repair program that will see the latter offer genuine replacement parts and detailed guides. And now Google has... Read more...
Can’t find the Android app all of your friends have been recommending? Its absence is likely intentional. Google Play will soon get rid of apps that do not incorporate the latest privacy and security features. According to Android for Developers, “existing apps that don’t target an API level within two years of the... Read more...
Early adopters of new flagships almost always have some growing pains or woes. The Pixel 6, Google's latest flagship, is no different. Many users have complained of problems with the camera and wireless charging. The upcoming Android 12 Security update, which comes to Pixel 6 this month, aims to fix that. In our... Read more...
A new Google patent could bring about the end of the SIM card era, in favor of eSIM-only devices. The tech giant is looking to deploy multiple enabled profiles (MEP) in Android 13, that will enable a single eSIM to support multiple carrier profiles on one device. Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards have... Read more...
In the past year, the increase of malware-as-a-service has spurred significant growth of ransomware, phishing, and information theft attacks. Recently, Zscaler ThreatLabz researchers came across “BlackGuard,” a sophisticated information stealer advertised for sale on Russian hacking forums with a lifetime price of... Read more...
Google is looking to make your writing more concise and grammatically correct with two new features in Google Docs. The new assistive writing features are geared toward making your writing more impactful by suggesting an array of tone and style recommendations and more. If you have ever written a critical paper for... Read more...
Google is warming of a major security flaw in chrome and is recommending users update their browsers ASAP. Yesterday, Google issued a security update on the Stable Channel for the Google Chrome web browser. The bug, labeled as CVE-2022-1096, takes advantage of an issue with variable types in the V8 JavaScript... Read more...
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