Tag Archive: Stop


The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL made a stop by the FCC

Considering the number of leaks we’ve had about the upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, it’s about time they showed up at the FCC. There isn’t much else we can learn about the phones at this point, especially not from what little information the FCC publishes. Yet, it does mean they are one step closer to being an actual product you can buy.

What little we are able to glean from the FCC certification is that Google themselves submitted  [Read More…]

How to stop your Android phone from sharing your location with Google

All the settings you need to know when Google doesn’t need to know.

If you carry a cell phone — even a simple flip phone without any sort of real display — someone somewhere is tracking your location. Even if there is no SIM card inside, the phone is in constant contact with cellular towers as long as it’s turned on and one or more are in range. When you add some smarts to the mix and  [Read More…]

App developers are going through your email, here is how to stop them

Never trust anyone when it comes to managing your privacy.

The Wall Street Journal reports that application developers, both mobile and desktop, are busy rummaging through the email of thousands and thousands of users with free accounts from Gmail, Yahoo, and Microsoft. The Journal rightfully chastises the companies involved for allowing this to happen then proceeds to tell us why it’s happening: because we said they could.

Of course developers (and worse, think of that last crummy  [Read More…]

Verizon and AT&T will stop selling real-time location data of its users

T-Mobile’s conducting an “internal review” into the matter.

Last May, U.S. carriers came under fire after it was discovered that they were tracking real-time location info of their subscribers and then selling that information to third parties. Following a heap of backlash over security and privacy concerns, both Verizon and AT&T have confirmed they’re ending this practice.

First reported by The Associated Press, Verizon sent a letter to Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden (who’s been particularly critical  [Read More…]

How to stop apps from automatically updating

A few months ago, Snapchat rolled out a massive redesign. People hated it with a passion. The update basically shuffled around core features, such as putting Snapchat Stories from your friends on the Chat/Friend screen to the left of the camera.

The redesign turned out to be a disaster and it actually led to Snapchat’s user base to shrink in March. But earlier this month, CEO Evan Spiegel announced a big reversal of the redesign’s worst part.

Yet a lot  [Read More…]

Google reported to stop working on Maven, its government-licensed AI tech

The contract with the Pentagon could have cost as much as $ 250 million.

Over the last few months, Google’s faced nonstop backlash for partnering with the United States Pentagon to work on an AI system that can swiftly identify people and points of interest from drone footage. The system is called Maven, and a new report’s surfaced suggesting that Google’s decided to cease its involvement with it.

According to emails received by Gizmodo —

Google Cloud  [Read More…]

How to stop streaming apps like Spotify from randomly shutting down

Changing a setting can keep streaming apps like Spotify up and running instead of cutting off your favorite song.

Modern Android phones make excellent devices for streaming media. Whether that means watching video on YouTube, listening to music through an app like Spotify, or indulging in an audiobook from Audible, your phone and a good set of headphones are all you need for a first-class experience.

Unless that experience gets interrupted by the app randomly shutting down,  [Read More…]

Huawei says it’ll stop offering bootloader unlock codes

The service is being stopped for all phones on May 24.

If you’re big into the Android modding community, chances are you’ve taken a liking to Huawei. Huawei’s gradually become one of the more developer-friendly companies in the Android space, but that’s all changing.

According to a pop-up found on the company’s unlock page:

To provide better user experience and avoid issues caused by ROM flashing, the unlock code application service will be stopped for all products  [Read More…]

Here’s how you can enable YouTube’s new reminders to stop you from watching

After being announced at Google I/O 2018, the ability to have YouTube remind you to stop watching videos and take a break is starting to roll out to various users. We take a look at how you can enable this on your device.

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How to turn on YouTube’s reminders to stop watching videos

Seriously, just go outside or something.

Of all the apps on my phone, one of my most used ones is easily YouTube. Whether I’m catching up on Good Mythical Morning with my cereal before work or taking a break to see what’s going on with 368, I often find myself glued to my phone going through everything new in my subscription feed.

I try to be as conscious as possible of my smartphone usage, and while I  [Read More…]