Tag Archive: terms


Read the fine print: Terms of service, privacy policies and the power of knowledge

It’s the only way to know what you’re giving away.

When you buy a new phone or install a new app, reading the boring (and often difficult to comprehend) privacy policies and terms of use are the last thing you want to do. But it’s also the most important part of the process.

We were having a discussion about visual voicemail in the Android Central Slack channel recently. With Marshmallow, Google introduced a visual voicemail framework for  [Read More…]

Becoming an Android Expert: Android Rooting Terms

Rooting is a big part of Android. The fundamental premise of Android is that almost every element is customizable but occasionally some things require escalated privileges called root. Rooting itself can be a big topic to get your head round and with it comes its own plethora of acronyms and terms that can seem daunting. […]

EU considers yet another record fine for Google, this time over Android’s anti-competitive terms

The EU and Google continue to battle over antitrust allegations.

Google may be facing yet another decision in an antitrust investigation in the EU, according to a new report by Reuters, including a fine that could exceed $ 2.7 billion. The news comes just a few days after the EU finalized a record-setting $ 2.7 billion fine over Google’s practices involving shopping ads in search. It serves to reason, then, that a fine for something as large as terms  [Read More…]

What do all those networking terms mean? Network nerdery for dummies

Making sense of those acronyms and abbreviations.

“Hey, man. Did you hear that Qualcomm’s new X20 modem is rated for cat 18 LTE, carries 12 spatial streams and is 4×4 MIMO capable? Isn’t that cool?”

Maybe that’s cool, but really how is a regular person with a regular job or who goes to regular school and has regular hobbies supposed to know? It sounds like a secret code with all the abbreviations and acronyms, and the companies  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go glossary: All the terms you need to know!

What are some Pokémon Go terms?

As Pokémon Go takes over your life, be sure you’re talking the lingo with your fellow trainers. Here are the important terms that are used throughout the Pokémon Go universe.

Battle Combat Power (CP) Defender Bonus Eggs Evolution Candy Experience Points (XP) Fainted Pokémon Gyms Hit Points Incense Incubator Lure Module Lucky Egg Medals Poké Balls PokéCoins Pokédex PokéStops Potions Power-Up Prestige Razz Berry Sightings Stardust Training Trainer Wild Pokémon  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go terms to know!

What are some Pokémon Go terms?

As Pokémon Go takes over your life, be sure you’re talking the lingo with your fellow trainers. Here are the important terms that are used throughout the Pokémon Go universe.

Battle Combat Power (CP) Defender Bonus Eggs Evolution Candy Experience Points (XP) Fainted Pokémon Gyms Hit Points Incense Incubator Lure Module Lucky Egg Medals Poké Balls PokéCoins Pokédex PokéStops Potions Power-Up Prestige Razz Berry Stardust Training Trainer Wild Pokémon

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Google celebrates a year’s worth of search, reveals top trends and terms of 2014

Trillions of search results were displayed in 2014, and that’s just from Google. The search giant has today shared with the world what it believes to be the moments of 2014. As well as releasing a video to show the year in search, Google has rounded up some of the most popular search terms across numerous topics.

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Verizon’s new contract terms make it more expensive to defect early

Verizon Wireless has updated its terms of service, which could increase the amount you’re paying in early termination fees, or ETF, depending on when you wish to defect and leave the carrier. According to the new terms, if you sign a new two-year contract with Verizon and decide to leave towards the beginning of the contract term, you’ll be out more money as your early termination fees do not see any reductions until eight months into  [Read More…]

Vine doesn’t want to be the source of porn on the internet, changes terms of service

Vine

When you step into the playground, you follow the rules of the owner

Making a move towards keeping its service family-friendly for all, Vine is revising its rules and terms of service to completely ban the posting of “explicit sexual content.” After reiterating that the Vine community and overall creativity of content has grown, it points out that a very small percentage of videos being posted are not a good fit for the  [Read More…]

Vine doesn’t want to be the source of porn on the internet, changes terms of service

Vine

When you step into the playground, you follow the rules of the owner

Making a move towards keeping its service family-friendly for all, Vine is revising its rules and terms of service to completely ban the posting of “explicit sexual content.” After reiterating that the Vine community and overall creativity of content has grown, it points out that a very small percentage of videos being posted are not a good fit for the  [Read More…]