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The UK Spectrum Policy Forum says any switch off of 2G networks should be carefully planned and might not take place until the 2030s.#technology #telephony #mobile #2G
Mobile operators hope that a ‘sunset’ of 2G will reduce operational costs and free up spectrum for 5G services, however some users and applications are dependent on the gaining infrastructure.
Some elderly and rural users require 2G, as do the government’s smart meter project and the EU’s eCall system that connects vehicles to emergency services in the event of an airbag deployment.
Google is rolling out a Maps update that adds more in-depth spoken walking directions, with the aim of helping vision-impaired people navigate with more ease. The detailed voice guidance feature will inform users when to turn and tell them when they're approaching a large intersection, so they can exercise more caution when crossing. If users accidentally move away from their route, the voice will let them know Maps is re-routing them.Also means you can use earphones and leave your phone in your pocket and avoid being the dead phone zombie in an RTA.
Security researchers at Sophos have found a manipulative strain of adware in the Google Play Store that attempts to avoid removal by hiding its own icon in the launcher, or by disguising itself as a legitimate system app.#technology #mobile #Google #Android #adware #security
The researchers found 15 apps in the Play Store that serve no purpose other than to display intrusive ads, and are unusually difficult to uninstall – and there may still be more undiscovered.
There’s one thing worse than waiting for your phone to get a new version of Android, and that’s a brand-new phone launching with an old version of the platform.#technology #mobile #Android #Google
Fortunately, Google is cracking down on this practice (h/t: XDA-Developers), as it will no longer approve new devices running Android 9 Pie after January 31, 2020. In other words, new devices submitted to Google after this date will need to run Android 10.
Attackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that can give them full control of at least 18 different phone models, including four different Pixel models, a member of Google’s Project Zero research group said on Thursday night.#technology #mobile #smartphone #Google #Android #Pixel #hacking #security
According to Google's researchers, the vulnerability impacts the Pixel 2, Huawei P20, Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi A1, Oppo A3, Moto Z3, LG phones running Oreo and the Samsung S7, S8 and S9 running Android version 8 or higher.#technology #mobile #smartphone #Android #security
Google today announced Action Blocks, a new accessibility tool that allows you to create shortcuts for common multi-step tasks with the help of the Google Assistant. In that respect, Action Blocks isn’t all that different from Shortcuts on iOS, for example, but Google is specifically looking at this as an accessibility feature for people with cognitive disabilities.#technology #mobile #smartphone #Android #Assistant #ActionBlocks
A lawsuit filed by millions of U.K. iPhone users alleges that Google bypassed Apple’s privacy settings to collect user data. The “Google You Owe Us” group represents more than 4 million people. This group is asking for a maximum $3.9 billion in damages.#technology #mobile #iPhone #Google #Apple #privacy #security
By now, most people know that the Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphones will not ship with Google apps on board. Originally, we thought you would be able to unlock the bootloader to install Google apps on a Huawei Mate 30 Pro, but the company recently dashed those hopes.#technology #mobile #Google #Android #Huawei #Mate30Pro
Luckily, there appears to be a fairly simple workaround — discovered on Reddit — which allows a user to run Google apps with no rooting, unlocking, or software hacking necessary. However, the method does come with some considerable privacy and security risks, so it is by no means flawless.
Apple’s updated operating system will now show you how often your location has been recorded and by which apps. It will do this proactively via a pop up, which shows a map of where you have been tracked, including the option to allow or limit it.#technology #iOS #mobile #Apple #privacy #security
Along the same theme, another blow to apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp is a change in Apple’s iOS 13 that will not allow messaging and calling apps to run in the background when the programs are not actively in use. Before, apps such as these were able to collect information on what you were doing on your device.
your area has coverage, that is. Look Around is just getting started, and covers very few places. Street View, on the other hand, is available for pretty much anywhere, including underwater, up mountains and on hiking trails.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #Maps
Why is Look Around better? Well, it’s faster, for one. And it just looks nicer. The images are super-high-resolution and full-screen. Using it on a 13-inch iPad Pro feels like taking a virtual street tour of a neighborhood.
Apple’s new iOS 13 update adds a new privacy measure that requires apps to get your consent in order to use your device’s Bluetooth. After installing the latest version of iOS, trust me when I say you’ll be surprised by the number of apps asking for Bluetooth permission the next time you open them. Some might seem very strange (like Dunkin’ Donuts in my case), but others probably won’t make you think twice about giving the thumbs-up.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #Bluetooth
Apple has barely released iOS 13, but you might be getting another significant revision mere days later. The company has told Engadget it's moving the releases of iPadOS and iOS 13.1 to September 24th, or nearly a week before the originally scheduled September 30th debut.#technology #mobile #smartphone #tablet #Apple #iOS #iPadOS
If you were thinking of buying a Huawei Mate 30 series smartphone as your next device, you may struggle to get one. A new report suggests the whole family of phones won't be launching in the UK, as well as a number of other European countries.Huawei make some of the best Android phones on the market. If you can't get your hands on one of these, you know who's to blame.
Samsung is going to keep making high-end phones, but according to Evan Blass (a reputable leaker) it might merge the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ranges, possibly eliminating both names in the process.#technology #mobile #smartphone #Samsung #Galaxy
ith the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Apple will introduce the updated and renamed Find My app. Part of the update includes the ability to locate devices even when they are offline. And it's already done its job with one Reddit user locating a lost Wi-Fi-only iPad at an airport.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #FindMy
The way this is made possible is pretty mind-blowing. Users mark their devices as lost and then other peoples' iPhones, iPads, and Macs effectively start looking for them via an encrypted Bluetooth signal. If a lost devices is spotted, its location is then sent back to Apple which in turn forwards it to the Apple ID that the device is registered with.
At its event last week, Apple previewed a new version of Filmic Pro running on the iPhone 11 Pro. It was a compelling demo, with the app able to record from multiple cameras simultaneously, like recording the front and back camera together, or filming using the new ultra-wide and standard wide cameras for additional coverage.#technology #mobile #photography #Apple #iPhone #FiLMiCPro
However, the good news is that simultaneous multi-cam sessions are not only available on the iPhone 11. The feature is also supported by the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and the 2018 iPad Pro…
While rival smartphones may tease Apple over launching a non 5G iPhone as its flagship this year, the reality is that there is so little coverage as yet that it’s almost irrelevant.#technology #mobile #5G #Apple
Waiting a year also enables Apple to benefit from two upcoming developments in 5G chips…
Google Now On Tap first introduced us to the wonders of searching our screens, as Google’s feature highlighted noteworthy snippets of text and other details on our phones.#technology #mobile #Google #Android #Lens
Since then, we’ve seen Google Lens emerge as a powerhouse of a visual lookup tool, allowing us to copy/paste text from the real world and much more. Now, 9to5Google reports that the search giant is working to integrate Google Lens abilities into the Google app’s screenshot function.
The folks at Pine64 have been selling inexpensive Linux laptops for a few years, and they’re getting ready to launch their first Linux smartphone.#technology #mobile #watch #Linux #PineTime
But the team also has other products in the works, including new single-board computers, a tablet, and a previously unannounced smartwatch/smartphone companion called the PineTime.
phone's software. AdaptiveMobile Security researchers say they've discovered a new vulnerability, nicknamed Simjacker, that's being used to surveil people's devices by an unnamed surveillance company. The technique sends SMS messages containing instructions for an old [email protected] Browser app supported on some carriers' SIM cards.#technology #mobile #smartphone #security #privacy
Microsoft’s Your Phone app is getting smarter by the day. The app allows you to connect your Android smartphone to your Windows 10 PC to access notifications, SMS, photos, and more. Samsung users can do even more with it as a result of the company’s partnership with Microsoft.#technology #mobile #Windows #YourPhone #Android
We all hate being placed on hold when calling a business – especially the part where you're forced to listen to excruciating hold music that seems to drone on endlessly.Very clever. And if it's coming to the Pixel 4 soon, it could come to your Android device... well, maybe never, given how Google and Android phone manufacturers work.
But what if your phone's virtual assistant could go on hold for you, freeing you up to do other things? According to a new report from 9to5Google, the upcoming Pixel 4 could be getting that very feature.
Apple has taken issue with Google's findings about exploit-laden websites injecting malicious code into iPhones. Last week, Google published a blog post describing how a handful of hacked websites had taken advantage of an iOS vulnerability. Today, Apple shared a rebuttal.#technology #mobile #iPhone #Apple #Google #security
Google Maps is receiving two new updates that will hopefully offer a slightly better user experience. Android Police noticed a new “Your transit” section which allows quick access to your favorite public transportation lines and a better notification settings list which makes managing notifications simpler.#technology #mobile #Google #Maps
The new Your Transit feature will show up in Maps’ side menu, and it lets you favorite nearby public transport lines for easy access. Previously, users would need to manually search for the lines they are looking for. This update makes your most commonly used buses’ and subways’ timelines accessible in only a few taps.
Bogus text messages aren't just being used to send you to malicious websites or crash your phone -- in some cases, they can hijack your emails. Check Point Research has discovered a vulnerability in phones from Huawei, LG, Samsung and Sony that lets attackers use custom SMS to intercept all email traffic on target devices.#technology #mobile #Android #security #privacy
Android 10 has landed, complete with a new name, a new mascot, and several fun features. One of the most important aspects of the new operating system is enhanced security and improved user control over permissions. You can now fine-tune the data apps access, restrict location services based on usage, contain background app activity and best of all, do all of this from a single privacy hub in settings.#technology #mobile #Android #privacy
Android 10 is here with loads of new features and some important changes under the hood. It’s all covered in our Android 10 announcement post, our features overview, and the update tracking hub. But what if you don’t have time to read through it all? Then Joe’s 11m:24s video overview of Android 10 is just what you need. Watch it below and stay tuned for our full Android 10 review coming soon.#technology #mobile #Android
As far as we know, Huawei is going to launch the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and vanilla Mate 30 at some point this year (rumors suggest they’ll land on September 18). This would be the first major flagship smartphone launch from the company since it was placed on the United States government’s Entity List.#technology #mobile #Android #Huawei #Mate30Pro
However, according to a Google spokesperson speaking with Reuters, Huawei would be in violation of the ban on U.S. firms working with the company if the Mate 30 devices come with the officially licensed version of Android that includes the Google Play Store and other Google-branded apps.
Apple users are being warned to exercise particular caution over their cybersecurity for the next few days, after the company mistakenly reopened a security flaw in the latest version of iOS.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #security
In iOS 12.4, released last month, Apple fixed a number of security bugs, as well as enabling support for the Apple Card in the US. But in doing so, the company accidentally reversed a security fix it had previously patched in iOS 12.3 at the end of April. iOS 12.4, released last month, Apple fixed a number of security bugs, as well as enabling support for the Apple Card in the US. But in doing so, the company accidentally reversed a security fix it had previously patched in iOS 12.3 at the end of April.
Microsoft has created an SMS Organizer app for Android .that’s designed to automatically sort messages. The software giant originally released the app in India last year, but XDA-Developers has spotted it’s now making its way to the US, UK, and Australia today. SMS Organizer uses machine learning to automatically sort messages and organize them into separate folders.#technology #mobile #sms #Microsoft #Android