If you're on a specific carrier in a specific country, your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8 may already have the Android 8.0 Oreo update, but many are still waiting.In an update on Samsung's community site, the electronics giant announced a rollout for all S8 and Note 8 phones (including unlocked phones) should be complete within three weeks."We understand that many of you … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Note 8, S8 phones will soon get an Oreo update
Facebook's been in the news quite a bit recently, almost entirely with a negative connotation. Just earlier today we reported on the recent revelation that it had been (Update: with user permission) harvesting call and messaging metadata from users for years by exploiting Android's old permissions model. Set within the framework of the broader Cambridge Analytica … [Read more...] about Weekend poll: Do you use Facebook on your phone?
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a lot of explaining to do. The social networking site has been lambasted in the media for possibly violating a 2011 consent decree with the FTC that prevented it from giving out information about subscribers without their permission. But the latest bomb to strike might be the most damaging. A man living in New Zealand was looking … [Read more...] about Facebook kept track of calls and texts sent by users with an Android phone
We can't bring to mind who it was that coined the phrase "A week is a long time in mobile phone deals", but we assume it must have been a wise and prescient philosopher of some sort. And The Big Deal can certainly verify the veracity of the statement, and never more so than this week.It’s been seven days during which Vodafone has bandied around Amazon vouchers with SIM … [Read more...] about The week in phone deals: Amazon vouchers, Galaxy S9 trade-ins and cheap iPhone SEs
Facebook is in the news right now. Perhaps you've heard. The social network is currently under extreme scrutiny for the way it has been both gathering and handling user data, wearing away at what was already a frayed trust of the gigantic company. The latest surprise, coming from people downloading their cache of Facebook data, has been that many Android users have unknowingly … [Read more...] about Facebook kept logs of calls and messages on Android phones, and followed the rules to do it