Tag Archives: Mobile technology

What is juice jacking, and why is it dangerous?

Smartphones help us complete various work and personal tasks, and, depending on our usage, we may need to recharge them several times a day. But when your charger is unavailable and you need power for your phone, charging at public kiosks can seem like a good substitute. Here’s one good reason why you shouldn’t plug […]

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Why you shouldn’t use public charging kiosks

Smartphones have become a vital part of modern life. And as we spend more time on these gadgets, the likelihood of needing to recharge them while on the go increases. When your phone’s juice runs out and you’re nowhere near your charger, a public charging kiosk can look pretty promising. But what you might not […]

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Don’t be a victim of juice jacking

Smartphones have become an indispensable tool for most of us. We use them for a wide range of activities, from gaming to checking social media to accessing work apps. Because of heavy use, our smartphones may sometimes run out of battery. When that happens and you’re out in public with no access to your charger, […]

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Disabling Android location settings

The location tracking feature in Android smartphones makes it easier to use certain apps like Google Maps. With this feature turned on, it’ll be easier to locate, for example, the nearest diner. However, enabling this feature has security implications. Hiding your location may require extra steps when you use certain apps, but at least you […]

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Changing your Android smartphone’s location settings

Location services or location tracking is a handy feature in your Android smartphone. Enabling it has some benefits; for instance, it makes it convenient for you to find the nearest gas station using Google Maps or check in at places on Facebook. While convenient, there are some risks in allowing the apps on your phone […]

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How to disable Android location settings

When using an Android smartphone for the first time, users receive a prompt from apps like Google to enable location services. Users may decide to accept it because it’s convenient — no need to enable it every time you open an app. But that also means letting Google track all your activities. If you don’t […]

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Android 11 Developer Preview 2: New features

Developer previews are used to test every application’s usability and compatibility with an upcoming OS. With Android 11 due to be released in the third quarter of 2020, Android 11 Developer Preview 2 covers some more notable functions that Android users can expect. New notification panel user interface “Conversations,” “Alerting,” and “Silent” notification sections in […]

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Expect enhancements to Android 11

You’re probably keen to learn what new features will be available in the next major Android OS update. Android 11 won’t be released until the third quarter of the year, but you can get a glimpse of the OS’s enhancements in Android 11 Developer Preview 2. New notification panel user interface “Conversations,” “Alerting,” and “Silent” […]

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Android 11 Developer Preview 2’s top features

Developer previews allow application creators some time to ensure that apps will be compatible with the new OS. With Android 11 Developer Preview 2, they can take a peek into the notable enhancements of the new Android OS. Here are some of the top features to expect. New notification panel user interface “Conversations,” “Alerting,” and […]

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Spiced up security features on Android Oreo

There’s plenty to get excited about in Android 8.0: improved auto-fill functionality, picture-in-picture capability, greater notification control, and plenty more. While these features are all-impressive, Android has also included a number of significant security enhancements that you shouldn’t miss. More secure booting Android’s Verified Boot feature was introduced in 2013 and has been fine-tuned since. […]

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