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Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information
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Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information

Jun 2nd 2021, 12:34 PM 72,863 Views 52 Comments

Vodafone Ireland, Eir and Three have all warned customers about the so-called FluBot scam today.

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
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Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Apr 16th 2021, 9:06 AM 8,409 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

Jun 16th 2020, 1:52 PM 11,218 Views 21 Comments

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you
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Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you

May 20th 2019, 11:18 AM 60,988 Views 82 Comments

The news from Google comes as a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

Google records people's movements even when told not to
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Google records people's movements even when told not to

Aug 14th 2018, 3:01 PM 22,069 Views 43 Comments

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system
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Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system

Jul 18th 2018, 12:17 PM 22,173 Views 39 Comments

The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.

'Technology is the great equaliser' - how two apps for those with impaired sight are levelling the playing field
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# Making A Difference

'Technology is the great equaliser' - how two apps for those with impaired sight are levelling the playing field

Jul 16th 2017, 8:30 PM 12,141 Views 6 Comments

The two apps have been developed in conjunction with National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI).

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
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Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

Jun 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 16,874 Views 32 Comments

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

Donald Trump has moved from Android to iPhone
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# Tweeter In Chief

Donald Trump has moved from Android to iPhone

Mar 30th 2017, 10:36 PM 29,631 Views 38 Comments

Trump had been using an older Android device, belived to be a Samsung.

The internet is full of free stuff and these are the ones worth downloading
# Well That Was A Freebie
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# Well That Was A Freebie

The internet is full of free stuff and these are the ones worth downloading

Dec 29th 2016, 7:00 PM 46,093 Views 33 Comments

Cause everyone likes free, useful stuff, right?

Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help
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Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help

Dec 28th 2016, 7:30 AM 9,964 Views 6 Comments

And you can do it without them accessing other parts of your phone or tablet.

You can now pay for things using your phone (but only if it's an Android)
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# Android Pay

You can now pay for things using your phone (but only if it's an Android)

Dec 7th 2016, 6:08 AM 26,569 Views 26 Comments

Two banks, KBC and AIB, will be offering the service.

Here are some handy iPhone and Android gestures you might not know about
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Here are some handy iPhone and Android gestures you might not know about

Oct 9th 2016, 12:30 PM 33,652 Views 4 Comments

What do you mean there’s more to my phone than tapping on apps?

One of the iPhone's most annoying limitations is now gone for good
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

One of the iPhone's most annoying limitations is now gone for good

Sep 8th 2016, 6:10 AM 44,589 Views 53 Comments

And other talking points from Apple’s September event.

Here is a quicker way to delete large apps on your phone
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Here is a quicker way to delete large apps on your phone

Aug 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 26,226 Views 21 Comments

If you need to free up space quickly, there is a more efficient way of doing it.

There's a new version of Android out, but good luck getting your hands on it
# Bit Of A Wait
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# Bit Of A Wait

There's a new version of Android out, but good luck getting your hands on it

Aug 23rd 2016, 11:05 AM 14,836 Views 20 Comments

Unless you have a Nexus device, you’ll be waiting a while.

Android apps can be used to track your whereabouts without you knowing
# Behind The Scenes
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# Behind The Scenes

Android apps can be used to track your whereabouts without you knowing

Aug 11th 2016, 5:01 PM 12,119 Views 15 Comments

Researchers found a way to figure out a phone’s whereabouts without relying on GPS or WiFi.

Another major security flaw has been discovered on Android phones
# Quadrooter
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# Quadrooter

Another major security flaw has been discovered on Android phones

Aug 8th 2016, 10:49 AM 23,498 Views 6 Comments

And it affects more than 900 million devices.

Vodafone's attempt at a higher-end phone gets it mostly right
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# Tech Review

Vodafone's attempt at a higher-end phone gets it mostly right

Aug 7th 2016, 7:30 PM 24,309 Views 36 Comments

After experimenting with a number of cheap devices, Vodafone is now thinking bigger.

There's a way to end calls on Android using only the power button
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# Convenience

There's a way to end calls on Android using only the power button

Jul 22nd 2016, 5:00 PM 25,454 Views 26 Comments

Handy if your phone takes ages to wake up when you’re finishing a call.

Turns out Android won't get its own night mode anytime soon
# Nougat To Wait Longer
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# Nougat To Wait Longer

Turns out Android won't get its own night mode anytime soon

Jul 20th 2016, 3:50 PM 14,108 Views 15 Comments

It was in the works but won’t be included in the next version of Android as it wouldn’t be ready in time.

This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices
# Tricks
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# Tricks

This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices

Jul 6th 2016, 4:52 PM 28,452 Views 9 Comments

HummingBad was used to download fraudulent apps and tap on ads to generate revenue.

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Need some help relaxing? These app could help you out

Jul 2nd 2016, 11:45 AM 15,759 Views 5 Comments

Because everyone needs a little bit of time to unwind.

These football apps will help pass the time in-between games
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These football apps will help pass the time in-between games

Jun 18th 2016, 11:30 AM 9,422 Views 5 Comments

Because what else are you going to do while the Euros aren’t on?

Sony has a new smartphone range, but does X mark the spot?
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# Smartphone

Sony has a new smartphone range, but does X mark the spot?

Jun 5th 2016, 7:30 PM 17,114 Views 9 Comments

The Xperia gets a new range of smartphones, but is the X the beginning of something new and better?

5 apps worth downloading this bank holiday weekend
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5 apps worth downloading this bank holiday weekend

Jun 4th 2016, 11:30 AM 14,333 Views 6 Comments

Since you’re going to be out and about, you may as well have a few apps to help you.

There's now another easy way to find your lost phone
# Where In The World
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# Where In The World

There's now another easy way to find your lost phone

Jun 2nd 2016, 12:36 PM 24,011 Views 19 Comments

Although it’s more useful if you own an Android device.

There's a way to set a sleep timer for your music apps
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There's a way to set a sleep timer for your music apps

May 30th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,586 Views 5 Comments

Handy for those who like to doze off to a soundtrack.

5 apps worth downloading this week
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5 apps worth downloading this week

May 28th 2016, 11:30 AM 17,535 Views 3 Comments

Featuring professional iPhone camera apps, honeycomb keyboards, and warping puzzlers.

What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?
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What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?

May 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 20,225 Views 11 Comments

There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.

5 apps worth downloading this week
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5 apps worth downloading this week

May 21st 2016, 11:30 AM 18,174 Views 2 Comments

Featuring advanced listening, specific volume control and not cracking eggs.

Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse
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Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse

May 19th 2016, 7:30 PM 44,782 Views 29 Comments

If you’ve been doing it because you think it’s good for your battery life or phone, you’re going to be disappointed.

The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly
# Without Delay
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# Without Delay

The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly

May 18th 2016, 9:27 PM 19,006 Views 12 Comments

And it will remove the commitment of downloading an app.

You can easily set reminders that only activate when you arrive home*
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You can easily set reminders that only activate when you arrive home*

May 18th 2016, 12:00 PM 11,630 Views 8 Comments

*Or any other location that you plan to travel to.

Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats
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Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats

May 15th 2016, 11:00 AM 14,429 Views 5 Comments

Better make some room on your home screen.

Should the Huawei Mate S be your new smartphone pal?
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Should the Huawei Mate S be your new smartphone pal?

May 14th 2016, 6:00 PM 16,146 Views 21 Comments

Huawei adds another phone to the list, but should you care?

5 apps worth downloading this week
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5 apps worth downloading this week

May 14th 2016, 11:30 AM 18,877 Views 2 Comments

Featuring a keyboard that taps into Google Image Search, gesture shortcuts for your phone and a smart photo organiser.

Can't take a call? You can do more than just reject it
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Can't take a call? You can do more than just reject it

May 11th 2016, 12:25 PM 20,410 Views 9 Comments

Especially if you know you’ll ring the person back later that day.

5 apps worth downloading this week
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5 apps worth downloading this week

May 7th 2016, 11:30 AM 20,422 Views 0 Comments

Featuring a quick way to clear those redundant WhatsApp images, artsy photos and a motivational alarm from The Rock.

Android doesn't look like it's any closer to solving its biggest problem
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# Keep Waiting

Android doesn't look like it's any closer to solving its biggest problem

May 4th 2016, 4:46 PM 24,024 Views 27 Comments

If you own a device that’s more than two year old, then the likelihood of it getting an update is looking slim.

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