Tag Archive: Users

Google reportedly considering putting app permissions in the hands of users

Google is reportedly working on bringing the ability for users to manage individual app permissions on their devices.

According to a new report out of Bloomberg, Google may soon bring the ability for Android users to select what aspects of their device an app can and cannot have access to before downloading from Google Play.

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Straight Talk gets generous with data, gives users 5GB instead of 3GB going forward

Customers who use Straight Talk as their carrier will now receive an additional 2GB of high-speed data for the same price they were paying before.

Straight Talk has increased the data allowance included with their plans, from 3GB up to 5GB, and the increase comes at no extra charge. Last year Straight Talk increased the data allowances by 500MB, but this year’s offer is far more generous.

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Sense TV shuts down April 30, HTC reminds users to download Peel Smart Remote

HTC has made the decision to shutdown Sense TV on April 30, and they are reminding users to download Peel Smart Remote instead.

Effective April 30, users of the Sense TV app will receive a “no data retrieved” message when launching the app, as HTC is shutting it down and asking users to switch to Peel. At the end of March users started seeing warnings of the shut down, and HTC had already replaced the app  [Read More…]

Twitter makes policy changes to help combat abusive users

Twitter has announced some changes in its policies, along with some revised enforcement options, designed to combat the abusive users of its social network.

The changes include expanding the definitions of Twitter’s violent threats policy, along with more options for the company’s service team to lock out accounts.

Twitter will now allow users to receive direct messages from anyone

Twitter is making a big change in its direct messaging feature, allowing users the option to receive direct messages from any other Twitter user.

Previously, Twitter only allowed for direct messages to be sent to people who followed each other on the service. Now users can make a change in their settings to allow anyone to message them. This option is opt-in only, so you don’t have to do anything if you want to keep things  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s new Office Delve app for Android lets users view their shared documents

Microsoft’s latest Android app is Office Delve, which lets business users of Office 365 to look quickly through shared documents via a card-based user interface.

Microsoft seems to be making a bigger effort to support Android apps. Recently it made a deal with Samsung and other hardware companies to pre-load Microsoft apps on their Android devices.

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Opera updates its Mini browser, aims for 275 million Android users by 2017

Opera today announced the team has released a major new version of the Opera Mini browser, which is available for free from the Google Play Store.

Microsoft revamps Bing.com design for Android users with new sections

Microsoft has launched a revamped design for its Bing.com homepage for Android browser users, with a number of new features and changes.

Chrome browser users can now swipe up to see the sections on the Bing.com home page. They will also notice a new translucent color scheme.

Dropbox to give web browser users better document preview features

Dropbox is currently rolling out a new update for its web browser users that promises a better preview experience for stored documents.

Dropbox says that the improvements will allow documents to load faster and look better while previewed on a web browser such as Chrome on Chrome OS.

Some users experiencing issues using Gmail over IMAP, Google working to fix

A large set of Gmail users are experiencing a service disruption when using the service with an IMAP mail client.

Google is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. The issues seem to only be affecting those using Gmail with an IMAP mail client, and results in error messages and other problems.