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Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages

Google is removing apps from Google Play that request permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven’t been manually vetted by Google staff. The search and mobile giant said it is part of a move to cut down on apps that have access to sensitive calling and texting data. Google said in ...

Windows 10 Mobile’s final death shouldn’t be mourned, but celebrated

01.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The time has come to smash open that emergency bottle of whiskey and pour one out for Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile platform.  Wait, didn't Microsoft's failed mobile operating system and phones already die years ago? Yes, Microsoft stopped build... ...

Verizon extends free Apple Music subscription for some Unlimited plans indefinitely

01.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Verizon and Apple Music are committing to a long-term relationship. Starting January 17, the largest wireless provider in the U.Swill be offering a free Apple Music subscription for customers on two of its unlimited plans. Verizon Beyond Unlimited an... ...

Researcher shows how popular app ES File Explorer exposes Android device data

Why is one of the most popular Android apps running a hidden web server in the background? ES File Explorer claims it has over 500 million downloads under its belt since 2014, making it one of the most used apps to date. It’s simplicity makes it what it is: a simple file explorer that lets ...

DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps

DuckDuckGo has a new, unlikely partner in search: Apple. The privacy-focused search engine that promises to never track its users said Tuesday it’s now using data provided by Apple Maps to power its map-based search results. Although DuckDuckGo had provided limited mapping results for a while using data from open-source service OpenStreetMap, it never scaled its ...

German court tosses Qualcomm’s latest iPhone patent suit

Qualcomm has had a patent lawsuit against Apple dismissed by a court in Mannheim, Germany, as groundless (via Reuters). The chipmaker had argued Intel -powered iPhones infringed a transistor switch patent it holds. But in an initial verbal decision the court disagreed. Qualcomm has said it will appeal. In a statement, Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s executive ...

Samsung’s new Galaxy M smartphones will launch in India first

01.14.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Samsung will launch its new lower-priced Galaxy M series in India before the smartphones roll out globally. Asim Warsi, senior vice president of Samsung India’s smartphone business, told Reuters that three devices will be available through its website and Amazon India at the end of January and are intended to help the company double online ...