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Google reaches agreement with FAS to open Android to other search engines in Russia
Apr17

Google reaches agreement with FAS to open Android to other search engines in Russia

Google and Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) have both reached settlement that will finally bring an end to long-term dispute over Android monopoly. The settlement came with a fine as Google was made to pay $7.8 million to the Russian antimonopoly body. The search engine giant will also open up its Android operating system to other search engines in Russia. Google will also not continue to prevent other companies’ apps from...

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How  are Smartphones Able to Tackle Theft ?
Apr05

How  are Smartphones Able to Tackle Theft ?

Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. Whether chatting with friends, reading the latest news stories or listening to music, these clever devices are all but essential within day-to-day activities. Unfortunately, these very same qualities are just as attractive to thieves. Countless phones are stolen every day and thankfully, technology is now beginning to tackle this problem. What methods are employed to help...

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Google Maps quietly adds a new feature that help you remember where you parked
Mar21

Google Maps quietly adds a new feature that help you remember where you parked

Google has quietly updated its Maps app with a new feature that helps you remember where you parked. With the latest update, all you need to do is park your car, open Google Maps, and tap on the blue location dot. Google will then present you with a new menu offering “save your parking” that lets you store all the info you need to find your car, reports ArsTechnica. The new interface will not only save your current location; it will...

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More worries for Google as Open Internet Project petitions regulators over Android
Mar08

More worries for Google as Open Internet Project petitions regulators over Android

On Tuesday, we brought you a report that Turkey’s Competition Board had opened an investigation into alleged violation of the country’s competition law. Well, the dust raised by that report was yet to die down when the Open Internet Project comprising of Axel Springer and Getty Images petitioned the European Commission, claiming anti-competitive control on Android smartphone manufacturers, reports Reuters. The OIP in a statement per...

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Faux version of Facebook Lite infected Trojan
Mar07

Faux version of Facebook Lite infected Trojan

Malwarebytes reports that a fake version of Facebook Lite is infected with a malware called Android/Trojan.Spy.FakePlay. The more compact and lighter version of the popular Facebook app, is designed for users with low internet access, and works on slow connection. According to the report, though the infected version, which apparently isn’t from the Google Play Store works as advertised, it does possess the ability to infect your...

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Turkey investigating antitrust complaint against Google
Mar07

Turkey investigating antitrust complaint against Google

Google is being investigated by Turkey’s Competition Board over a complaint brought against the search engine giant. The Competition Body will seek to find out whether Google violated the country’s competition law, reports Reuters. According to a statement posted on its website on Monday, Turkey’s Competition Board said it was carrying out the investigation to determine whether Google’s contracts with equipment...

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