Tips on more efficient data use for Androids

If you rely on an Android device and a data plan for email, news, and business, it’s important to optimize how and when that information is downloaded. WIthout careful consideration, you could end up with slower connection speeds and higher bills. Here are 5 ways to avoid those problems. Delete data-draining apps Apps that keep […]

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 […]

HTTPS matters more for Chrome

HTTPS usage on the web has taken off as Chrome has evolved its security indicators. HTTPS has now become a requirement for many new browser features, and Chrome is dedicated to making it as easy as possible to set up HTTPS. Let’s take a look at how. For several years, Google has moved toward a […]

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 […]

Protect your Facebook and Twitter from hackers

In the wake of Facebook’s worldwide privacy scandal, it’s time to revisit some social media best practices. Your information is incredibly valuable, and you can’t rely on social media platforms to keep it safe from hackers. Heed these tips to make sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are well secured. Lockscreens exist for a reason […]

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 […]