Tag: Android

How to prevent your social media accounts from oversharing

Science May 1, 2022 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on February 7, 2018. Your social media accounts help you share your daily life with friends. But the platforms can go further than that: automatically alerting everyone when you become available online, read a message, or even visit a location. As a general rule, if you don’t want your nearest and…

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Data limits are the worst—here’s how to stay under yours

Science January 24, 2022 0 Comments

This post has been updated. It was originally published on March 2, 2017. Smartphones put a world of information, games, videos, and music at your fingertips. That is, until you run out of data. It only takes a few minutes of throttled, agonizingly slow speeds to realize how much you rely on that cellular connection—and how important it is to…

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Spend less time on your phone with this simple trick

Science November 19, 2021 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on November 9, 2017. Tired of constantly checking your phone? Instead of switching from device to device, simply forward those notifications to your computer. With Windows and macOS, you can put your phone out of arm’s reach and concentrate on your larger screen—without worrying that you’re missing out on dozens of…

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How to troubleshoot tech problems remotely

Science November 17, 2021 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on September 19, 2019. Every family, workspace, and even friend group has that one person officially anointed by a higher tech power as “The IT Master.” If you’re familiar with diving behind your parent’s couch to get their WiFi working or spending endless hours trying to de-infect a virus-ridden laptop at…

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OnePlus 9 Pro: Everything you need to know about this new flagship Android phone

Science May 9, 2021 0 Comments

OnePlusIt takes a lot for a smartphone camera to stand out when it comes to performance at the moment. Today, OnePlus announced its new 9 Pro and 9 flagship smartphones with a focus on a revamped camera system. Here are the key things you need to know about the company’s new top-end phones. We’ll start with the OnePlus 9 Pro.…

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

Science January 25, 2018 0 Comments

Are you scared about Skygofree? I mean, from the sound of things, this newly discovered malware can give the bad guys free rein on your Android smartphone. Let’s start with the facts. Skygofree is bad. It’s Trojan horse malware that can do many horrible things to your Android smartphone. Like what? Glad you asked. Kaspersky, the antivirus company that found it, has a whole…

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HARDWARE February 19, 2017 0 Comments

The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport are “designed with Google,” and set the standard for Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches. Android Wear 2.0 is officially here, and while the update is due to roll out to current smartwatches in the “coming weeks,” you can experience it as soon as February 10 with LG’s all-new Watch Style and Watch Sport models. LG’s two…

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HARDWARE December 28, 2016 0 Comments

Android Studio offers a rich palette of development tools, and it’s compatible with many plugins. The first three articles in this series focused on basic tools for building simple mobile apps. Now you’ll get acquainted with some of the more advanced tools that are part of Android Studio, along with three plugins you can use to extend Android Studio. We’ll…

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