Tag Archives: Android

These Android apps got caught engaging in a sketchy practice that could drain your wallet

by Andy Meek, BGR

Well, it seems we’re starting 2020 off with a string of sketchy Android app news, with a new report identifying a set of so-called “fleeceware” apps to steer clear of. And this report follows the group of apps we told you about only a day ago which bombard users with ads, drain their phone’s battery, and more.

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From Instagram to TikTok: How social media evolved this decade

by Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business

Shortly after midnight Pacific time on October 6, 2010, a new app built by a small team went live on Apple’s App Store. Right away, they noticed people abroad signing up for the app, called Instagram; by 6 a.m. the startup was so overwhelmed with traffic that its servers reportedly melted down.

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Google’s RCS texting is like iMessage for all Android phones. Learn to use it

by Jason Cipriani, c|net

Google Chat has now rolled out to all Android phones. Here’s how to take your text-message game to the next level.

Android phones have had a texting problem. Their old SMS features couldn’t compare to Apple’s modern iPhone text message app, iMessage. But now, phones that run Google’s mobile software stand a chance. RCS Messaging, a new text-messaging protocol, is now available on all Android phones in the US, tweeted Sanaz Ahari Lemelson, a Google senior director of product management.

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Want RCS chat on your phone right now? Here’s how to enable it

by Nicholas Sutrich, AndroidCentral

It seems a little too good to be true, but enabling RCS chat is just a few steps away.

It wasn’t too long ago that Google enabled RCS Chat on Android phones in some European countries, and now it seems ready to flip the switch in a number of other countries as well.

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2016: The Year That Deep Learning Took Over the Internet

by Cade Metz, WIRED

On the west coast of Australia, Amanda Hodgson is launching drones out towards the Indian Ocean so that they can photograph the water from above. The photos are a way of locating dugongs, or sea cows, in the bay near Perth—part of an effort to prevent the extinction of these endangered marine mammals. The trouble is that Hodgson and her team don’t have the time needed to examine all those aerial photos. There are too many of them—about 45,000—and spotting the dugongs is far too difficult for the untrained eye. So she’s giving the job to a deep neural network. Continue reading 2016: The Year That Deep Learning Took Over the Internet