Tag Archive: Report


Report: Google will continue tracking you, even if you told it not to

We all know that Google tracks us. But what you don’t know is that the search giant will do so even after you’ve told it not to.

Google does give you the option to turn Location History off. Yet according to a recent paper, this act might not have the intended effect of wiping your tracks completely.

An investigation led by researchers at Princeton Universe and reported by the Associated Press revealed that Google services on Android continue to store  [Read More…]

How to request and download your Instagram data report

In response to huge Cambridge Analytica scandal, as well as to comply with the new European data privacy rules, Instagram started, not so long ago, rolling out a new tool that gives users access to all of their data.

It’s a convenient addition, especially since Instagram is notorious for making it very difficult to export data from the app. Users can’t drag, tap or hold on images to save them. Yes, there’s an option to “Save Original Photos” in a  [Read More…]

New report suggests India’s local manufacturing sector is struggling

Investment in India’s local manufacturing industry is drying up.

Earlier this month, Samsung announced that it opened a new manufacturing plant in India capable of producing 120 million handsets a year — making it the largets phone factory in the world. The move is a win for Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative, which is designed to facilitate foreign investment in India’s manufacturing industry.

The government’s goal is to get manufacturing industry to account for 25% of  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017 report card: Successes, failures and no-shows

Has Google made good on the promises from last year?

Google’s annual developer keynote is a fantastic spectacle. New things are announced every couple of minutes, ranging from developer tools to new apps to hardware you can purchase moments after seeing it for the first time. It’s a lot of fun, but with so many ideas flying your way it can be easy to forget what actually launched successfully and what hasn’t yet come to pass.

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Android P to get ‘overhaul’ and feature deeper Google Assistant, report indicates

Google should begin teasing its next version of Android in the coming weeks and months. Bloomberg tells us what we might expect.

The post Android P to get ‘overhaul’ and feature deeper Google Assistant, report indicates appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Carrier report card: How we rated the Big Four U.S. networks in 2017

See who passed, who failed, and who needs to stay after class when it comes to the Big Four.

As part of any year-end roundup worth its salt, it’s time for a look at how the companies who provide our phone service did over the last 12 months.

For most people, talking about a cell phone provider is not sitting high on a list of interesting things. And that’s great, maybe even the way it should be.  [Read More…]

Consumers favor software updates over buying new phones, report suggests

Is the new annual flagship smartphone worth your hard-earned money, or is your older phone worth a second look? According to a new report coming out of the New York Post, it seems customers these days prefer getting a software update packed with new features, rather than invest towards a new phone. The rising trend […]

Nougat usage nearly in double digits in latest Android platform distribution report

Google’s latest Android platform distribution numbers are in, and they’re just about what you’d expect.

The June 2017 Android distribution stats reveal which versions of Android were used to access the Play Store during the seven-day period ending on June 5. During this time, Android Nougat (7.0 and 7.1) was present on 9.5 percent of devices, which is up from the 7.1 percent of devices that it was on last month.

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Verizon takes top spot in latest RootMetrics nationwide report

Another carrier report, another win for Verizon… but the gap is closing

T-Mobile’s been jumping up and down claiming it’s the best network now, pointing to an OpenSignal report in some of its most recent bragging. This week, we have another report from RootMetrics, which claims, as it has claimed for a while now, that Verizon is still top dog nationally in each of their six categories. So, who’s right? Who’s wrong? Who’s best? Who’s worst?

Well, like a  [Read More…]

Report claims Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploded because they were too big

Instrumental report says there wasn’t sufficient clearance between the battery and its enclosure, and manufacturing tolerances led to the battery being squeezed.

Ever since the late Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was withdrawn from sale, there has been no shortage of theories — both legitimate and dubious — about exactly what caused the phone’s battery to go boom. Samsung originally blamed a battery cell issue in cells from one supplier, however the second recall and subsequent cancellation  [Read More…]