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What you need to know American Express has a new targeted offer for its Platinum cardholders. Adding  [Read More…]

WhatsApp passes the 2 billion monthly users mark

It is the first messaging app to reach the 2 billion monthly users milestone.

What you need to know There are now over 2 billion active WhatsApp users across the globe. WhatsApp is only the second app to have crossed the 2 billion users milestone. Facebook had reached the 2 billion active users milestone in June 2017.

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp today announced that it now has more than two billion active users around the world. Until  [Read More…]

Netflix begins streaming AV1 on Android to help users save data

Not all titles are available to stream in AV1 currently.

What you need to know Netflix has started streaming videos on its Android app using the AV1 codec. The royalty-free video codec offers 20% higher compression efficiency over VP9. Only selected titles are currently available to stream in AV1.

Netflix today announced that it has started to stream video using the royalty-free AV1 codec on its Android app. The AV1 codec, which was released in 2018, promises  [Read More…]

How to add multiple users and use Guest Mode on your Android phone

Hide your personal data with just a few taps.

From banking apps to personal text conversations, your Android phone is likely filled with a lot of sensitive data. With it being the computer/connected device that’s with you most often, that only makes sense.

However, when your kid wants to play games on your phone or you need to let a family member/friend use it to make a call, should you really be handing over immediate access to  [Read More…]

Off-Facebook Activity rolling out to all users in the coming months

“One of our main goals for the next decade is to build much stronger privacy protections for everyone on Facebook.”

What you need to know Facebook has announced that its new Off-Facebook Activity feature is now rolling out to all users. Originally announced in August of 2019, it lets you see what information websites and apps share with Facebook. It also gives you the option to disconnect yourself from all of it, or specific apps and websites.

Facebook  [Read More…]

The Play Store will no longer inform users when apps have been updated

Notifications informing users of pending updates may also have been affected.

What you need to know Google is seemingly working to reduce the number of notifications originating from the Play Store. A Google spokesperson has confirmed that it’s testing a change where confirmations for app updates won’t be sent out. A bug may also be causing errors in notifying users that an app update is available and asking for their permission to download it manually.

The Google  [Read More…]

Pixel 4’s face unlock is inexplicably broken for some users

Some users are seeing errors trying to login.

What you need to know Some Google Pixel 4 owners are finding themselves unable to log-in to the device using Google’s face unlock system. The problem reportedly started after the November 2019 update. User remedies like deleting face unlock and factory resetting have only had limited success rates.

The Pixel 4 family has run into another user-facing issue. This time, with the Project Soli-backed face unlock system. Reports are  [Read More…]

Wyze allegedly suffers data breach, logs out all users as a safe measure

The breach was not responsibly disclosed and remains unconfirmed.

What you need to know Wyze’s database was allegedly publicly exposed to the Internet, a breach reported by a security blog. Wyze has yet to confirm the breach but has signed out all users as a security measure. The breach was not reported in a responsible manner and leaves several questions surrounding its validity.

Wyze, the maker of affordable home security products, has allegedly suffered a data breach  [Read More…]

PSA: Android users should update Twitter immediately to avoid this exploit

The company says it’s not aware of any attacks exploiting the vulnerability, but it can’t be sure.

What you need to know Twitter this week revealed a major vulnerability in its Android app. The exploit could allow an attacker to get access to sensitive information or even take control of a Twitter account. The company is communicating mitigation strategies to users it believes are at risk and is advising everyone to update the app.

Twitter’s Android app  [Read More…]

Roughly 4,000 Ring users just had their data leaked

Ring screws up yet again.

What you need to know The credentials and user data of 3,600 cameras have been leaked online. This includes log-in emails, passwords, and camera nicknames. An additional cache belonging to 1,500 users have also been discovered for sale on the dark web. It’s not yet clear whether these are from the same data set or if it’s an additional leak.

Smart home security firm, Ring has been caught in a cycle of  [Read More…]