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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Android

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# Cybersecurity
Android users warned over sophisticated 'missed delivery' text messages attempting to steal personal information
Vodafone Ireland, Eir and Three have all warned customers about the so-called FluBot scam today.
# Android
Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.
# debunked
Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone
The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.
# Explainer
Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you
The news from Google comes as a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.
# location history
Google records people's movements even when told not to
The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.
# Ouch
Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system
The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.
# making a difference
'Technology is the great equaliser' - how two apps for those with impaired sight are levelling the playing field
The two apps have been developed in conjunction with National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI).
# Location
Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.
# Tweeter in chief
Donald Trump has moved from Android to iPhone
Trump had been using an older Android device, belived to be a Samsung.
# well that was a freebie
The internet is full of free stuff and these are the ones worth downloading
Cause everyone likes free, useful stuff, right?
# stay safe
Need to keep the kids entertained? These apps will help
And you can do it without them accessing other parts of your phone or tablet.
# android pay
You can now pay for things using your phone (but only if it's an Android)
Two banks, KBC and AIB, will be offering the service.
# Hidden
Here are some handy iPhone and Android gestures you might not know about
What do you mean there’s more to my phone than tapping on apps?
# Talking Points
One of the iPhone's most annoying limitations is now gone for good
And other talking points from Apple’s September event.
# q-tips
Here is a quicker way to delete large apps on your phone
If you need to free up space quickly, there is a more efficient way of doing it.
# bit of a wait
There's a new version of Android out, but good luck getting your hands on it
Unless you have a Nexus device, you’ll be waiting a while.
# Behind The Scenes
Android apps can be used to track your whereabouts without you knowing
Researchers found a way to figure out a phone’s whereabouts without relying on GPS or WiFi.
# Quadrooter
Another major security flaw has been discovered on Android phones
And it affects more than 900 million devices.
# tech review
Vodafone's attempt at a higher-end phone gets it mostly right
After experimenting with a number of cheap devices, Vodafone is now thinking bigger.
# Convenience
There's a way to end calls on Android using only the power button
Handy if your phone takes ages to wake up when you’re finishing a call.
# Nougat to wait longer
Turns out Android won't get its own night mode anytime soon
It was in the works but won’t be included in the next version of Android as it wouldn’t be ready in time.
# tricks
This malware infected more than 10 million Android devices
HummingBad was used to download fraudulent apps and tap on ads to generate revenue.
Need some help relaxing? These app could help you out
Because everyone needs a little bit of time to unwind.
# Pick Me
These football apps will help pass the time in-between games
Because what else are you going to do while the Euros aren’t on?
# smartphone
Sony has a new smartphone range, but does X mark the spot?
The Xperia gets a new range of smartphones, but is the X the beginning of something new and better?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this bank holiday weekend
Since you’re going to be out and about, you may as well have a few apps to help you.
# where in the world
There's now another easy way to find your lost phone
Although it’s more useful if you own an Android device.
# Q-tip
There's a way to set a sleep timer for your music apps
Handy for those who like to doze off to a soundtrack.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring professional iPhone camera apps, honeycomb keyboards, and warping puzzlers.
# TechKnowHow
What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?
There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring advanced listening, specific volume control and not cracking eggs.
# Q-tip
Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse
If you’ve been doing it because you think it’s good for your battery life or phone, you’re going to be disappointed.
# without delay
The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly
And it will remove the commitment of downloading an app.
# TechGuide
You can easily set reminders that only activate when you arrive home*
*Or any other location that you plan to travel to.
# TechKnowHow
Android users, this is the quickest way to access your important WhatsApp chats
Better make some room on your home screen.
# tech review
Should the Huawei Mate S be your new smartphone pal?
Huawei adds another phone to the list, but should you care?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a keyboard that taps into Google Image Search, gesture shortcuts for your phone and a smart photo organiser.
# TechGuide
Can't take a call? You can do more than just reject it
Especially if you know you’ll ring the person back later that day.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a quick way to clear those redundant WhatsApp images, artsy photos and a motivational alarm from The Rock.
# keep waiting
Android doesn't look like it's any closer to solving its biggest problem
If you own a device that’s more than two year old, then the likelihood of it getting an update is looking slim.