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OnePlus Admits To Slowing Down Apps On $1,000+ Flagship Phones

OnePlus, a popular manufacturer of mid-range to premium Android phones has been throttling the performance of many popular apps — on their $1,000+ flagship phones. It is the Snapdragon 888-powered OnePlus 9 Pro, which is strange considering that these are high performance phones costing over $1,000. When someone pays that much for performance, they aren’t…

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

Samsung To Offer 5 Years Of Security Updates For Some Phones

Samsung, one of the largest phone manufacturers will start offering 5 years of security updates for some of its Android phones. The supported models are the Galaxy Enterprise phones. This could (and should) be the norm for Android phones, but sadly it isn’t. The industry (like many others) has been driving customers to buy new…

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Android Apps May Be Forced To Use The Official Share Menu

Android apps have been launching custom share menus. However, recently they haven’t been able to (but they can launch ShareSheet, the official share menu) and this was reported as a bug by Sharedr. Google says it isn’t a bug and that apps aren’t supposed to alter share menus because it’s technically infeasible and causes an…

iOS 14.6 update screen

iOS 14.6 Has Been Released, Implementing Support For Lossless Apple Music

Apple has released iOS 14.6, an update that enables iPhones to use the new lossless version of Apple Music among other benefits. Apple Card Family: iOS 14.6 enables Apple Card Family users to track and manage expenditure with optional limits and other controls via a convenient app. This is definitely welcome at a time when…

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iOS Should Have A Permissions Screen

Apple has been leading the pack on user privacy for smartphones and tablets for years, and App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in iOS 14.5 is one of the most prominent examples of that so far. Despite offering a significantly higher security and privacy standard than Android, iOS users would still benefit from having a permissions screen.…

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Epic Games Takes On Apple’s App Store Dominance

Epic Games — a large video game vendor is taking on Apple — one of the largest smartphone vendors in court regarding Apple’s decision to suspend Fortnite from the app store. Epic Games allegedly violated Apple’s app store policy by creating a payment option that bypasses Apple’s payment system. Apple collects a percentage of apps’…

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Apple Will Ban Apps That Force Users To Enable Tracking

Apple has released iOS 14.5, and one of its most significant features is App Tracking Transparency (ATT). ATT requires app vendors to ask users for permission before tracking their activity across multiple apps. This mirrors efforts in many countries to pass laws requiring consent for data collection. However, such laws have been circumvented by telling…

How To Disable Location Tracking On Your iPhone

Location tracking on mobile phones has become more sophisticated over the years. It started with cellular service providers tracking your cell signal (they still can), and then GPS eventually went mainstream. The difference between GPS and cellular tracking is that GPS ascertains your precise location (in the form of GPS coordinates). Cellular service providers are…

iPhone SE 2

What’s The Difference Between The iPhone SE And The iPhone 12 Mini?

Apple released the second generation of the iPhone SE for $399 in May and turned heads with the performance it offered for the price, and for bringing the lowest price point for new iPhones down to $399. That price point helps Apple to break into the mid-range smartphone market, as they have broadened their offerings…