Android: Data backup and recovery tips

Android phones and tablets have become mini computers capable of storing gigabytes worth of data. But like any computer, that data can be lost or compromised at any time. Users who value their data benefit from planning ahead and backing up their data. Here are some Android backup and recovery tips to get you started. […]

4 steps to erase data from your old phone

Avast, a cybersecurity software company, purchased 20 used Android phones from eBay in 2014. Even though previous owners had performed a factory reset to erase all their private data from memory, the company was able to recover 40,000 photos (including nudes and kids’ pictures), 1,000 Google searches, 750 SMS and email exchanges, and tons of […]

The Best New Features of Android P

Google revealed the preview edition of Android P at this year’s Google I/O event. Since the operating system is still going through tests, there will be functions added and removed as the weeks pass. Read on to learn about the most promising features of this work in progress. App Actions and Slices App Actions aim […]

Android features you need to use right away

Due to Android’s widespread popularity, it gets plenty of unwanted attention from cybercriminals. Recently, Android has suffered a string of security incidents that would make any user consider switching to a different operating system. Despite what the reports say, Android can be incredibly secure if you use the following features. Find my device If you […]

Is your Android phone really up to date?

To fend off the latest cyberattacks, Android phone manufacturers claim they always stay on top of bug fixes and security patches. But in light of recent reports, you may not want to take their word for it. Researchers say some popular Android vendors have missed quite a few important patches. If you’re an Android user, […]

How Facebook collects data on Android phones

Facebook recently made headlines because of a private data controversy involving UK consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. While that scandal continues to emerge, Facebook is facing another privacy issue concerning Android users’ call logs and text data being collected for years. How Facebook’s data-collecting activities were discovered Software developer Dylan McKay realized Facebook had been collecting […]

Top Android P improvements you need to know

Every year, Google pushes out a major Android update filled with new features and improvements. Although this year’s update, Android P, is still not out for you to enjoy, Google did give a sneak preview of the new improvements. Indoor positioning If you’re having trouble finding your way around a huge complex like a mall […]

Google suggests business-friendly phones

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone but overwhelmed with the number of options available, Google can help. They’ve recently published a set of standards of what constitutes a ‘business-friendly’ phone and has created a short list to help you decide. Google-approved devices Recently, Google launched Android Enterprise Recommended to make it […]