Google will charge device-makers to access Android apps in the EU

Smartphone and tablet makers wanting to sell Android devices in the EU with access to the Google Play Store will have to pay a licence fee, Google has announced. The technology giant is introducing new licensing options to Android devices available within the European Economic Area (EEA) from October 29, following a record £3.9 billion fine from the European Commission […]

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How To Block Donald Trump’s ‘Presidential Alerts’ From Your Phone (Long Story Short: You Probably Can’t)

The rollout of the new system has been moved back amid public backlash. If you don’t want “presidential alerts” on your smartphone, you are probably out of luck — but there are a few things you can do to try to mitigate the effects of the system on your phone. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Federal Emergency Management […]

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Google’s Family Link helps keep your children safe, here’s how it works

With increasing numbers of kids owning or regularly using a smartphone it’s never been more important to control what they do with their devices. Google ‘s Family Link aims to help parents regain a little bit of control. The app has just had a big update aimed at teenage children. For the parental control features you can use either an […]

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Rogue Fortnite apps on Android could be spying on you

A staggering 20 per cent of Android apps that claim to be Fortnite may actually contain code that leak private information or install rogue apps on your phone. These compromised apps ask for permission to do things that can leak information about you to malicious people, including asking for access to your camera, monitoring your calls and installing other software […]

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How to switch from iPhone to Android

The next iPhone device is rumoured to boast a raft of innovative features, but it’s also tipped to cost well over a thousand pounds. With each iPhone launch, the much sought-after Apple device seems to get ridiculously more expensive. At the same time, there are increasingly better and more innovative devices popping up from rival Android manufacturers. As a result, […]

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Fortnite boss slams Google for scoring ‘cheap PR points’ by exposing flaw

Earlier this month, a version of the popular game, Fortnite , was released for Android , much to the delight of eager fans. But Google has discovered a security flaw in the Android version, which the firm was quick to make public. Now, Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games has slammed Google, claiming that the firm scored ‘cheap PR points’ […]

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Google is tracking your location – here’s how to stop it

A fresh investigation into Google has found that both the company’s Android and iPhone apps are storing your location data, even if you’ve explicitly told it not to. Uncovered by computer-science researchers at Princeton University, on the request of Associated Press , the findings suggest that the tech giant is recording your movements despite users selecting the corresponding privacy settings […]

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Fortnite for Android could launch today – but there’s a catch

It’s one of the most popular games in the world, and now Fortnite could finally be launching for Android. While the game has been available for iPhone since March, an Android version is yet to launch. However, rumours suggest that Fortnite for Android could be unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York today. A report from 9to5Google suggests that […]

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