Category: <span>Android</span>

Switch to LTE suggested by Verizon for battery life savings Verizon Wireless Customer Service sent out a tweet on the morning of February 28, 2021 that seems to suggest that 5G is causing issues with battery life. The Twitter post suggests that users that found their battery life was draining faster than normal could conserve […]

How to Read the New 5G Names 5G is everywhere now, but if you look at all the names that go with 5G, i.e. 5Ge and 5G Ultra Capacity, it seems to come in a variety of flavors. The monikers applied to the various 5G options are company specific. Verizon is using the terms 5G […]

YouTube, Gmail, and other Google services experience outage In the early morning hours of December 14, 2020, Google suffered a major outage that affected the usability of Google services around the world. Services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Meet, and Google Maps were down for approximately 45 minutes while Google worked to correct things behind […]

A study puts the Play Store at the top of the list for malware distribution A recent academic study undertaken by NortonLifeLock has identified the Google Play Store as the primary source of malware installations on Android devices. The study researchers analyzed the origin of the app installations on more than 12 million Android devices […]

Facebook Account Verification are affecting Quest 2 users Multitudes of Oculus Quest 2 users are finding themselves without the ability to use their devices. The problem comes from Facebook’s account verification system. Due to Facebook requiring an active account in order for the Quest 2 to function, some users are finding themselves with paperweights instead […]

Password protections for Android and iOS featured in Chrome update The release of Chrome 86 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS features some impressive upgrades. First and foremost are the password security upgrades for Android and iOS, where you’ll now be notified if passwords that you’ve asked Chrome to remember have been compromised. If […]

Hardware-based 2FA security can up your protection from hacks A great way to boost the security of your online accounts is to use a hardware key. Two-factor authentication – also referred to as 2FA or multi-factor authentication – provides extra protection from attacks by requiring the use of secondary verification in addition to a password […]

Terrible Firefox for Android update leaves users frustrated Mozilla recently released a semi-functional update for Firefox on Android. The functionality of the upgrade has users so confused that some were reporting that they thought they were in beta. Unfortunately, it’s been found that the update that was pushed to users is indeed the finished product. […]

A new phone with a 108-megapixel camera On August 21, 2020, Samsung is releasing two Galaxy Note 20 phones – the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Both Note 20s will come with an S Pen. The Note 20 boasts an impressive 6.7-inch display, and the Note 20 Ultra is just a smidgen larger at […]

An Android security bug gave access to Twitter DMs Twitter reported that a security bug may have exposed the private direct messages of users accessing Twitter via their Android app. Thankfully, there is currently no evidence that the vulnerability was ever exploited. Had the bug been exploited, it would have allowed a malicious Android app […]