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How to Automatically Record Calls on Android and Never Run out of Space

One benefit of digital communication is its permanency. Whenever you communicate with a company over email, you have a hard record of the exchange. Then, in case of fraud or other foul play, you have some proof of the abuse . Phone calls normally aren’t like this. Once a phone conversation is over, there’s no way to prove anything about ...

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Your Nook Tablet May Contain Spyware

Barnes and Noble’s latest Nook device may contain spyware. The Nook Tablet 7 appears to have shipped with ADUPS installed. ADUPS being software capable of collecting and transmitting data back to base. Which, in this case, means China. Linux Journal claims to have found ADUPS installed on the Nook Tablet 7, which Barnes and Noble launched in November. The Nook ...

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4 Android Anti-Theft Solutions Compared: Which Is the Best?

If your phone was stolen tomorrow, what would you do? None of us want to believe that our phones might get stolen, but the truth is that it could happen to anybody — no matter how careful you are. So just to be safe, it’s always a good idea to have some sort of anti-theft app on your device. Google ...

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2 Easy Ways to Recover a Lost or Stolen Android Phone

We live most of our lives nowadays with our smartphones by our side. They’re a constant companion at home, work, or on holiday. They are more valuable to us than just the money we spent on them since they can hold personal information and beloved photos. That’s why losing your device can be devastating. Whether you’ve misplaced it around your house, ...

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How to Make Android Faster: What Works, and What Doesn’t

We all wish our phones were just a little faster, right? Whether you’re chugging along with a device from three years ago or rocking a brand new Pixel, it’s the same — more speed is better. Here’s what to try, and what to avoid. What Works: The Basics The default apps and settings on Android aren’t always the best if ...

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Uber Can Now Track Your Location At All Times

Uber now has the capacity to track riders even after they have completed their journey. Which should worry anyone who cares about their privacy and security. OK, so this may be helping Uber improve its service, but at what cost to the people actually using it? When Uber recently updated its apps the ride-sharing company changed the way it collects ...

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Gooligan Malware Infects 1 Million Android Devices

A new type of malware is doing the rounds, and it has already infected 1 million Android devices. Dubbed Gooligan, this malware roots Android, giving the hackers full control of people’s devices. Anyone with an Android running Jelly Bean, KitKat, or Lollipop is currently at risk. As discovered by security firm Check Point Software Technologies, Gooligan first emerged in August. ...

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How to Make Your Amazon Fire Tablet Look Like Stock Android

The Amazon Fire tablets are a force of nature. Cheap, flexible, and with decent battery life, they provide a good intro to tablets for kids, grandparents, and anyone who might be reluctant to progress from a smartphone or even a desktop PC. We reviewed the Fire 7, Amazon’s $50 7-inch tablet, and although it’s a device you should certainly consider, ...

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How to Install a Custom ROM on Your Android Device

The ability use custom ROMs is one of the great joys of Android. A custom ROM contains a whole new build of the Android operating system. To be able to install — or flash, as it’s known — a ROM offers huge benefits. If your phone no longer gets updates from the manufacturer, you can use a ROM to get ...

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