Category: Smart Phones

Google spies on you, recording your voice when you are not expecting it to

Android devices have an “Ok, Google” voice activation feature. This enables voice input of search and other functions on your Android device. Google also records a copy of the audio when it does this. Google also occasionally records incidental audio having nothing to do with a search. It certainly has for me. You can manually delete the records, one by one, which is very time consuming. You need to go to this Google page and...

Apple gets 91% of global smart phone profits

“Apple raked in 91% of of the $9.4 billion profits the global smartphone market generated in the third quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.” Source: Apple claims 91% of worldwide smartphone profits in Q3: Report | FierceWireless Astounding. Apple phones are not the dominant product, but Apple manages to collect most of the industry profits.

How Steve Ballmer, with help from Stephen Elop, largely destroyed Nokia

How Steve Ballmer, with help from Stephen Elop, largely destroyed Nokia

The former CEO says Microsoft got into the mobile device market too late Source: Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Broke His Relationship With Bill Gates – Bloomberg

Another Android – Nexus 5 battery drain problem and how to fix it 0

Another Android – Nexus 5 battery drain problem and how to fix it

This link describes the problem: Chrome: sandboxed processes are killing my b… | Nexus 5 | XDA Forum.   Periodically, Chrome launches something that shows up in Settings | Battery as “com.android.chrome:sand…“. This task consumes significant amounts of power, all by itself, even when the phone is not in use. In fact, the phone is quite warm to the touch.   Some think this is related to having multiple tabbed windows open in Chrome and/or one or more...

How to save your Instagram photos and then delete your account 0

How to save your Instagram photos and then delete your account

In light of Instagram’s new policy to license out user’s photos for ads, without specific permission or compensation, users are canceling their Instagram accounts in droves: Oh My Tech!: How to delete your Instagram account | The Salt Lake Tribune. Many are switching to the Flickr.com, which now includes an iPhone photo sharing app. Update: Instagram co-founder wrote a blog post suggesting they messed up their new terms of service and will make unspecified changes. Related...

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