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Tim Cook says privacy is a fundamental, moral right

It should surprise no one that, while being honored as a champion of privacy, Tim Cook threw shade at Google for its attitude toward its customer data. As <i>TechCrunch</i> reports, Apple's CEO was speaking at a Washington-based civil liberties non profit and said that his company believed that people had …

Facebook and Spotify Music apps are the biggest hogs of your Android phone’s battery, memory, and data

A new report is calling out the Android apps that use up the most battery, memory, and storage resources — even when running in the background.<p>If you use any of these apps — and you probably do — you’ll be glad when Android M arrives on your device later this year; Google just announced that its …

Apps

How to backup your data on a smartphone or tablet

In our technological age, losing data is a fact of life. Technology fails, files get corrupted, and sometimes we inadvertently delete our own data. …

German spy agency 'helped US find Osama bin Laden'

As German's intelligence agency is under pressure for co-operating with NSA on European spying, report claims BND played pivotal role in finding bin Laden<p><b>Germany</b>'s foreign intelligence agency <b>helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden</b> to the Abbottabad compound where <b>US special forces killed the</b> …

What is Android?

Android means a few different things — but in the end it's all good!<p>You see the word Android used a lot on the Internet, and it gets used …

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Dear carriers: Please stop putting bloatware on my Android phone

My Mom bought herself a white Galaxy S6 Edge last week. She won’t stop texting me about how to get rid of all the apps and widgets Verizon bundled …

Tor Cloud, the Amazon-powered service that let users donate bandwidth for anonymous browsing, closes

The Tor Project, the not-for-profit organization behind the anonymizing network that lets anyone browse the Internet without being tracked, has announced that it’s closing its Tor Cloud service that allowed people to donate bandwidth capacity.<p>Tor, a contraction of “The Onion Router,” is …

Privacy

How to take sharp smartphone photos

With a few simple tips, sharp photos from your smartphone are within easy reach.<p>Struggling to get your smartphone photos looking sharp?<p>Here are a few ways to ensure your mobile photography is crisp rather than mushy.<p>Many of these principles also apply to photos taken with conventional cameras, so …

6 ways to expand storage on your iPhone 6

2. Cut the storage cord<p>If you want physical storage but don't want the wires, you can choose to get a wireless hard drive or wireless USB drive. …

CoBattery Swappable Battery iPhone Case (video)

iPhone owners that need more than just one extended battery pack to help them through the day, maybe interested in a new Kickstarter campaign by …

10 ways to cut your mobile phone data usage

It's one modern convenience most of us can't live without: our mobile phone.<p>These touchscreen devices have evolved into pocket-sized computers, capable of messaging, Web surfing, video conferencing, gaming, photography, GPS navigation, social networking, fitness tracking and the handling of work …

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Secret Shuts Down

[Update: Secret has confirmed it will shut down and give investors back their money]<p>Anonymous sharing app Secret will shut down soon, according to sources close to the company. The announcement could be made as soon as today or tomorrow, and there’s some talk of current employees receiving modest …