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Thousands of Android and iOS apps are leaking your data through their Firebase backend

Apps are inadvertently leaking data through 2,271 misconfigured databases.

Firebase is a great service for any small developer who needs to have an online service at their disposal. It’s powered by Google and the company goes out of its way to help developers use it in their mobile apps. You can see by simply watching any Google I/O session video about Firebase that developer actually cheer when the service is mentioned.

Apparently, some of those developers have hit a  [Read More…]

People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

Are you a numb thumber?

Smartphones have become a regular part of our daily lives. We use them to text, tweet, and stream videos, and all of this requires the use of our fingers — more often than not, specifically our thumbs.

Nellie Bowles at The New York Times recently published an article called “Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons.” In it, Bowles talks about how, as she’s continued to use  [Read More…]

An Amazon Echo sent someone’s private conversation to one of their contacts

Time to bust out the tinfoil hats.

Amazon’s Echo gadgets have exploded in popularity over the past couple years, but some folks have been reluctant about the idea of having an always-listening speaker in their home. Thanks to a report out of Seattle, a lot more people might switch to that mindset.

According to KIRO 7 News, an Echo Dot recorded the private conversation of a husband and wife in Portland, Oregon and sent it to the  [Read More…]

The folks behind Pornhub just created their own VPN called VPNhub

You can download the Android app for free right now.

We live in a very strange world. Some people her an audio clip saying “Yanny” when it clearly says “Laurel”, Elon Musk made a flamethrower and then let people buy it, and now Pornhub created its own VPN. Welcome to 2018, everyone.

Called “VPNhub”, Pornhub’s VPN actually sounds kind of great. You can download the Android or iOS app right now and the service is free to  [Read More…]

Honor 7A and Honor 7C make their way to India, sales kick off next week

Honor is on the rise in India, and it is looking to continue the momentum with its latest budget phones.

After launching the mid-range Honor 10 a week ago, the Chinese manufacturer is now introducing its latest budget phones, the Honor 7A and 7C, in India. Both phones feature 18:9 displays, dual cameras, a face unlock feature, and will be sold exclusively online. The Honor 7A will go on sale at Flipkart starting May 29 for ₹8,999  [Read More…]

Around 200 million people had their real-time location exposed by LocationSmart

A bug allowed you to track someone’s location without obtaining their consent.

Earlier this week, it was reported that a company called LocationSmart partners with U.S. carriers to sell people’s real-time location to all sorts of third parties. This news came as a rather unpleasant surprise on its own, but it’s now been discovered that a bug on LocationSmart’s website exposed the real-time location for around 200 million individuals.

According to ZDNet, LocationSmart used to feature a  [Read More…]

Can the $99 Crazybaby Air Nano earbuds beat the Apple Airpods at their own game? (review)

Apple’s Airpods might be the most popular truly wireless earbuds on the market, but the Crazybaby Air Nano is giving them a run for their money. Check out our review of these $ 99 Airpods competitor.

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Verizon’s new Smart Family app gives parents control over their kids’ phones

Verizon has just announced an overhaul of its old FamilyBase service. The new Smart Family app comes with a new interface and novel features.

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T-Mobile announces big discounts for service members, veterans and their families

T-Mobile is honoring the members of the military and their families with a new plan which brings great discounts. It’s called T-Mobile One Military and will be available starting April 22.

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Google Home and Google Home Mini could make their way to India in April

Google’s smart home products are ready to make their debut in India.

Google Home made its debut back in 2016, and Google introduced the mini variant late last year. Both smart home products are available in select markets around the world, and it now looks like they’re making their way to India. Information received by Gadgets 360 suggests both the Google Home and Google Home Mini will be introduced in the subcontinent in April.

The timing  [Read More…]