Thousands of Android apps track everything you do — and you can’t stop it

New research out of the International Computer Science Institute in California has turned up a worrisome finding: About 17,000 Android apps have apparently been not only tracking your activity over the long-term (even in instances where users make it clear they don’t want that), but they’ve also been creating a permanent record on your device of every single thing you […]

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WhatsApp update will make it much easier to send Stickers to your friends

It’s one of the most creative features on WhatsApp, but until now, users have been slightly limited about which Stickers they can send. Thankfully, that’s set to change with the latest WhatsApp update. The update, which was spotted by WABetaInfo , will allow third-party keyboards to be integrated within the app, providing access to more Stickers. The first keyboard app […]

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Can’t Delete The Facebook App From Your Android Phone? Unfortunately, There’s Not Much You Can Do

Some Android users have recently discovered that they can’t delete the Facebook app from their phone. Rather than deleting the app, users are only given the option to disable it. TechCrunch reported on this, noting that “Facebook is the new crapware.” Meaning, thanks to an agreement between Facebook and certain mobile companies, the app comes pre-loaded onto the phone. It’s […]

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Tech review: Oppo R17 Pro impresses with fast-charging feature

Oppo’s new R17 Pro smartphone is a bit of an oddball. It boasts some of the latest innovations in the industry, such as an in-display fingerprint sensor and a super-fast charging feature. Yet its processor is an upper mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip that slots between the flagship Snapdragon 845 and the mid-range Snapdragon 670. Other typical flagship smartphone features […]

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App analyses your texts and tells you if the person you’re messaging fancies you

If you regularly use online dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, you’ll probably know the stress of trying to interpret messages from potential dates. But that stress could be a thing of the past, thanks to a new app called Mei. The app, which was made by Nvidia, can analyse your texts and tell you if the person you’re messaging […]

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Google Play Store Removes 13 Android Games For Containing Malware

Google Play store has recently removed several apps because they were found to contain malicious software (malware). As reported by the Daily Mail, some 13 offending apps — all of which were driving simulator games — were removed from Play Store. The apps asked the user to download an additional item on their phones called “The Game Center.” The discovery […]

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Tech review: Oppo R17 Pro impresses with fast-charging feature

Oppo’s new R17 Pro smartphone is a bit of an oddball. It boasts some of the latest innovations in the industry, such as an in-display fingerprint sensor and a super-fast charging feature. Yet its processor is an upper mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip that slots between the flagship Snapdragon 845 and the mid-range Snapdragon 670. Other typical flagship smartphone features […]

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Over 500,000 Android Users Downloaded Malware From Google Play App Store

Users expected to download a driving game, and instead downloaded malware to their Android devices. The Google Play Store is generally fairly safe, but it is possible for application developers to sneak malware into it. TechCrunch is reporting that over 500,000 Android users have downloaded applications that contain malware without their knowledge. In total, 13 applications were released on the […]

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