Dark Mode On Android Phones Extends Battery Life

Google recently confirmed that “Dark Mode” on Android phones uses less power and thus, helps to boost battery life. Most websites and OS screens do all they can to make it easier to see them on the diminutive screens of our smartphones.  That means bright white backgrounds and bright colors are used to highlight what designers and webmasters want you …

Android May Be  Coming To More New Cars Soon

Google scored a major coup in the auto industry. They just inked a deal that will put the Android OS in every car made by the global auto alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. It sold a staggering 10.6 million vehicles around the world last year. The tech giant has struggled to get its foot in the door, primarily because auto makers have been …

Vulnerability Found In Major Manufacturers Of Android Phones 

Researchers operating out of the University of Florida, Stony Brook University and Samsung Research America have made a disturbing discovery. Millions of Android smartphones manufactured by eleven different OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) were found to be vulnerable to attack via AT Commands. If you’re not sure what an “AT Command” is, you’re not alone. Part of the Hayes Command Set, …

Android Malware Could Access Your Pictures And Calls

Android users have a new threat to contend with, according to a sixteen-page whitepaper outlining a new malware strain. The paper was published by a group of security researchers working for Bitdefender. They identified a robust new strain of malware called “Triout.” According to the report, although they just discovered the malware a month ago, there are indications that it …

Android Still Tracking Users With Location History Turned Off

According to Google’s support page on the matter, disabling your phone’s “Location History” in your phone’s privacy settings will prevent Google from tracking every move you make. The support page reads as follows: “You can turn off Location History at any time.  With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored.” That doesn’t leave much in the …

Android Gets New OS Update Named Android Pie 

Android 9 is finally here, at least for some users.  As of today, if you have any of the following phones, you can get the latest update: The Google Pixel The Pixel XL The Pixel 2 The Pixel 2 XL The Essential Phone The company is currently working with other vendors to make the new update available. So if you’ve …

Automatic Mobile Picture Sync Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft has made numerous ventures into the smartphone ecosystem, but so far, they’ve only been met with limited success.  This time, they’re trying something a little different. Instead of making their own Windows-based phones, they’ve created a “Your Phone” app that syncs your phone with your PC.  The app is still in testing and is slated to be released sometime …