Violating Google’s policy, apps are still collecting device data.   In a report from AppCensus, it’s been determined that 17,000+ Android apps with as many as tens of millions of installs on the Google Play Store have been found to violate Google’s Play Store Advertising ID policy guidance. They’ve done so by collecting persistent device […]

Two-factor authentication doesn’t stop hackers from phishing Gmail and Yahoo info   A new Amnesty International report has been released that gives insight on how some hackers break into Gmail and Yahoo accounts, even those accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. 2FA is an added layer of authentication added on to some accounts in an […]

Cell phone batteries can’t keep up with today’s tech   Geoffrey A. Fowler did a test for The Washington Post testing cell phone battery life and you’re right…cell phone battery life is getting worse. Fowler performed the same battery test over and over on 13 phones and in most cases the battery life of the […]

Researchers stole password data using sonar   Researchers at Lancaster University posted a paper that demonstrated how they were able to steal a device’s unlock pattern by using the smartphone’s microphone and speaker system. They were the first to demonstrate that an attack of this kind was even possible. According to the researchers, their “SonarSnoop” […]

The CEO of Samsung’s mobile division stated that foldable smartphones are coming soon     The rumors are true. According to DJ Koh, the CEO of Samsung’s mobile division, Samsung will unveil details of a foldable smartphone later this year. While speaking to CNBC, Koh was tight-lipped on how the folding screen could work. Though, […]

Google’s confidential mode has made its mobile debut   Google released their confidential mode to mobile devices so that emails sent can have a self-destruct date. Confidential mode made its appearance as part of the large Gmail redesign that was announced earlier this year and became the default for consumers in July. The Gmail feature […]

New Chrome 69 release includes a great new design     Google Chrome just released Chrome 69 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The release includes a new design, a more powerful omnibox, a more accurate autofill, and an updated password manager. The update is available using Chrome’s built-in updater when you launch Chrome. […]

Billed as the one-size-fits-all cable, USB Type-C isn’t up to snuff   Once seen as the one-size-fits-all answer to our cable woes, USB Type-C has yet to live up to the promises that were made. While USB Type-C was supposed to unify power and data deliver with display and audio connectivity, the USB Type-C can’t […]

Changes are coming to the product support forum   Effective starting in July of 2018, Microsoft will no longer provide product support for a number of devices. Microsoft Agent Michelle Mad posted this message in the Microsoft Community: Hello,   Effective July 2018, the Microsoft Community forums listed below will shift support scope and Microsoft […]

A security researcher found a potentially damaging vulnerability on T-Mobile’s company website   The vulnerability found on T-Mobile’s company website last December was just revealed this week. The bug was so severe that hackers could have easily hijacked and taken control of customer accounts. The flaw on their website allowed hackers to log into T-Mobile […]