Google Play Store now lets users decide how to download apps

Google Play Store now lets users decide how to download apps

Smartphones are built for the Internet. Almost every functionality and every app seem to be designed with the presumption of an Internet connection always available. Naturally, installing and updating apps also require that. Internet access, however, isn’t available everywhere all the time. And in some cases, it can even be expensive. Google Play used to…

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Before Twitter suspended Alex Jones, Infowars was already directing users to Tumblr

Before Twitter suspended Alex Jones, Infowars was already directing users to Tumblr

SAN FRANCISCO — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones won’t get to tweet for a week. But even before the mild sanctioning from the social media service, his Infowars account had been directing users to another social media platform — Verizon-owned Tumblr.  Late Tuesday, Twitter suspended the personal account of the “Infowars” host  for violating the social media company’s…

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Instagram hack is locking hundreds of users out of their accounts

Instagram hack is locking hundreds of users out of their accounts

Instagram has been hit by a widespread hacking campaign which appears to have affected hundreds of users, leaving them unable to recover their accounts. As first reported by Mashable, increasing numbers of Instagram users are finding themselves barred from their own accounts. Login attempts appear to be failing, and when password reset and recovery emails…

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Spotify testing new ‘Active Media’ feature that lets users skip as many ads as they want

Spotify testing new ‘Active Media’ feature that lets users skip as many ads as they want

Spotify’s free ad-supported tier has been controversial in the past over concerns about how much gets paid out to artists, but the company is purportedly planning to make changes that would allow users to skip ads in which they are uninterested… Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip Spotify explained to AdAge that this feature, which it calls “Active…

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In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site

In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site

DLinkHackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in DLink modem routers to send people to a fake banking website that attempts to steal their login credentials, a security researcher said Friday. The vulnerability works against DLink DSL-2740R, DSL-2640B, DSL-2780B, DSL-2730B, and DSL-526B models that haven’t been patched in the past two years. As described in disclosures…

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Lawmakers asked Apple to reveal how it tracks its users. Here’s what the company said.

Lawmakers asked Apple to reveal how it tracks its users. Here’s what the company said.

The new AirPower wireless charger and iPhones are displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP) by Hayley Tsukayama August 7 at 4:57 PM Email the author Apple has answered several questions about its data…

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