Google confirms it misleadingly tracks your location even with Location History disabled — but it’s not changing that

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/17/google-location-history-misleading-wording/ Call it bad wording, call it blatant lying, call it what you like — Google was recently found to have been misleading people about what disabling Location History on … Read more

WhatsApp now lets you backup to Google Drive without using any of your cloud storage quota

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/16/whatsapp-google-drive-cloud-backup/ Facebook and Google have struck a deal that benefits WhatsApp users. Starting later in the year, users will be able to store WhatsApp backups on Google Drive without using … Read more

How to backup your computer to the cloud with OneDrive folder protection

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/onedrive-folder-protection-backup/ Previously only available to OneDrive for Business users, Microsoft is now rolling out OneDrive folder protection to everyone. Also referred to as “known folder move” — and rather copying … Read more

If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you’ll need to root your phone

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/record-phone-calls-android-9-pie/ Recording phone calls is dodgy territory legally speaking, but whether you choose to do it depends on where you are in the world, and whether you’re concerned about complying … Read more

Twitter is killing push notifications for third party apps — here’s what you need to do

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/twitter-push-notifications-workaround/ Starting tomorrow — Thursday, August 16 — Twitter is disabling push notifications for third party clients. If you use the likes of Twitterific, Fenix or Plume, this could mean … Read more

Need a rugged Oreo smartphone without (too many) compromises? Try the Poptel P10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/14/poptel-p10-rugged-oreo-phone/ As Samsung, Apple and even the likes of OnePlus push out flagship smartphones with ever-larger price tags, it’s little wonder that people are increasingly seeking out cheaper alternatives. Where … Read more

Google is tracking your location even when you tell it not to

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/13/google-location-tracking-iphone-android/ An investigation by the Associated Press has found that Google is tracking the location of Android and iPhone users even when privacy settings supposedly explicitly stop this from happening. … Read more

Campfire leak: Google could bring Windows 10 support to Chromebooks, Boot Camp-style

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/13/campfire-dual-boot-windows-10-chrome-os/ Google could be about to add Windows 10 support to a range of Chromebooks, according to a new leak. The appearance earlier in the year of a new project … Read more

Banned Windows Timeline Support extension returns to the Chrome Web Store

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/12/timeline-support-browser-extension/ We recently wrote about a browser extension which added Windows’ Timeline support for Chrome and Firefox — the aptly-named Windows Timeline Support. While we loved the addon for making … Read more

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note9 with exclusive Fortnite access, plus Galaxy Watch

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/09/samsung-galaxy-note9-galaxy-watch/ Today — after weeks of leaks — Samsung finally revealed the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Note9. While we already knew just about everything about this smartphone, we now know that … Read more

Privacy: Apple denies listening in on iPhone conversations and sharing recorded audio with third parties

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/08/apple-audio-recording-denial/ In response to questions from Congress, Apple has written a letter in which it denies recording iPhone users’ phone calls. The letter stresses Apple’s stance on privacy after the … Read more