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

Microsoft pulls Your Phone app for non-Windows Insiders

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/microsoft-pulls-your-phone-app-for-non-windows-insiders/ Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out its new Your Phone app for Windows 10. Previously only available for Windows Insiders, the app allows Android users to access their photos on a … 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

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

Confirmed: Fortnite for Android will risk players’ security by sidestepping Google Play

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/04/fortnite-android-security-risk/ Fortnite for Android is one of the most eagerly-anticipated game launches of recent times, but the impending release could turn out to be something of a security nightmare. Following … Read more