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Mozilla and Meta (Facebook) are now actually working together

Jun 23, 2022

The companies are working together on a new proposal for ad interaction tracking Mozilla, owner and developer of the Firefox browser, has attacked Facebook (now Meta) many times over the years for the company’s disastrous record on privacy and security. However, the two companies are now working together on a proposal for slightly more private online advertising, which is already drawing criticism from long-time fans of Mozilla. Mozilla revealed in a blog post on Tuesday, “For the last few ...read more

Android 13 will disable all haptics in Silent mode

Jun 23, 2022

Google recently dropped the first Android 13 developer preview release for its Pixel devices. We’ve already talked about some of the new features and changes coming in the next big Android upgrade in our original coverage, but Android 13 DP1 has a lot more to offer. A closer look at the build has revealed a few features that Google didn’t mention in its announcement post, including a Gboard-like clipboard auto clear feature, a Camera Obfuscator app, and two new home screen layouts for the P ...read more

Android 13 DP1 updates Privacy dashboard with optional longer data retention

Jun 23, 2022

Last year’s release of Android 12 included a new Privacy dashboard, which compiled all permissions requests from all the apps on your device into a readable format. Android 13 is on the way, and even though there aren’t many changes in the first Developer Preview, one of them might make the Privacy dashboard even more helpful. The Privacy dashboard in Android 12 maintains a log of all permissions requests by applications for 24 hours, but as Esper highlighted in a blog post, Android 13 Deve ...read more

PureVPN Introduces WireGuard Protocol for their Fastest Speeds Ever

Jun 23, 2022

One of the best VPN solutions just got even better, with the implementation of a protocol that will drastically improve your speeds. On December 8 of 2021, PureVPN switched to the WireGuard protocol to minimize speed degradation, making your internet traffic faster and more secure than ever. The new WireGuard protocol is now available on PureVPN’s Windows and Android apps. We have previously covered PureVPN for their fantastic audit results when it comes to privacy. Now there’s even ...read more

BlackBerry 5G phone might be cancelled as OnwardMobility reportedly loses license

Jun 23, 2022

OnwardMobility, a startup tech company, announced in August 2020 that it was working to develop a new smartphone with the BlackBerry brand. Few details about the device were revealed, besides that it would have a physical keyboard and would arrive in the first half of 2021. That didn’t happen, and now the company has reportedly hit a significant roadblock. Kevin Michaluk, founder of CrackBerry, reports that the in-development 5G BlackBerry phone is dead. He wrote in a forum post, “We’ll s ...read more

These non-Pixel phones will get this colorful Android 12 feature soon

Jun 23, 2022

Feb 10, 2022, 1:54 PM 4 Pixel users get to experience Google's new Material You design system for Android. One new feature allows them to capture the main color of the wallpaper they have selected and have it sprinkled throughout the operating system. If this is something that you want on your Android phone but you don't own a Pixel, we might have some good news for you. Android Central notes that to make the Android experience more uniform across the platform, Google wi ...read more

Motorola Edge 30 Pro’s design and accessories confirmed by leaked renders

Jun 23, 2022

Feb 11, 2022, 2:25 PM 1 Without actually telling us what phone it plans to reveal in the US on February 24, Motorola hinted at a new Edge series announcement not long ago. We now know for sure that the device in question is the Edge 30 Pro, the global version of the Moto Edge X30. Thanks to reputable leakster Evan Blass, we also have a much better idea about what to expect. The Moto Edge 30 Pro pictures attached to the article suggest Motorola’s upcoming smartphone ...read more

China goes beyond 5G as it sets record for data streaming using "6G" technology

Jun 23, 2022

Feb 11, 2022, 4:50 PM 10 While 5G is still in the process of being rolled out throughout the world, China has started working on the next standard of wireless connectivity, 6G, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. The report states that researchers in the country streamed 1 terabyte of data over 3,300 feet in one second, a record-breaking feat announced on Wednesday by a team led by Professor Zhang Chao of Tsinghua University’s School of Aerospace En ...read more

Samsung Galaxy S22 Colors: Which one to get

Jun 23, 2022

After months of anticipation, we can finally welcome the Galaxy S22 family in the flesh. If we said we were completely taken by surprise, we'd be lying—anyone who has been following the extensive trail of rumors is likely already familiar with the specs and colors to some degree. One of the most exciting parts of choosing a new flagship, needless to say, is deciding which color to go with. With such an extensive choice as Samsung offers this year, it can be a pretty tough decision—and ...read more

U.S. pre-orders of Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra are halted as demand swamps supply

Jun 23, 2022

Feb 12, 2022, 12:37 PM We may earn a commission if you make a purchase from the links on this page. If you procrastinated and decided to wait before pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, you might be in for a delay before receiving either tablet. It seems that Samsung may have underestimated the popularity of a strong Android tablet line and when pre-orders started on Wednesday after the slates were unveiled, so many pre-orders came in for th ...read more

Samsung ships Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S22 units to India

Jun 23, 2022

Feb 13, 2022, 2:47 PM A post published by Samsung in India reveals officially that the Galaxy S22 series is being powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset in the world's second-largest smartphone market. That is a change from recent years which saw the Galaxy S line powered in India by the Samsung-designed Exynos chipset. There was one exception as the 5G version of the Galaxy S20 FE replaced the Exynos 990 last year. There are other markets besides India where the ...read more

Next 5G OnePlus phone to be unveiled next week

Jun 23, 2022

Feb 11, 2022, 7:40 PM 2 On February 17th, OnePlus is unveiling the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G. The initials stand for Core Edition and the device will be a more affordable but less feature-rich version of the Nord 2. The Nord CE 2 5G is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S FE (Fan Edition) models. OnePlus has confirmed that the device will be introduced on February 17th thanks to a teaser posted by the firm that shows the February 17th date of the unveiling along with a photograph sh ...read more

First Android 13 preview reveals revamped media playback features

Jun 23, 2022

There's no time like the present for new updates on Google's up-and-coming mobile operating system version, Android 13. Although Android 12 is only just making its way to some international budget phone models—and Android 13 isn't due until the fall of this year— Google has just released its first developer preview of the new work in progress. A developer preview (often referred to as DP), for the record, is created to allow developers a preliminary look into what features Google ...read more

Easily repairable Galaxy S22 and iPhone 14: Android and Apple could make it happen, but...

Jun 23, 2022

As someone who's been involved with primary and secondary smartphone research/experiences for about ten years now, I've noticed a pattern that has to do with my level of nerdiness. Pre-PhoneArena times, I've had my fair share of nerdy periods, which could last months or even years. I'd do research on smartphones, watch tons of YouTube videos, and simply stay informed… OK, very informed. OK, more informed than Snow in "Informer". Why? Just because. Like most people on the team, Martin, ...read more

YouTube TV finally brings picture-in-picture to iPhones and iPads

Jun 23, 2022

Feb 11, 2022, 5:18 PM 4 The rivalry between Apple and Google goes beyond just competing for new customers and turning them into loyal users. Every time one has the chance to prevent or delay the other from keeping its customers on par with the latest features offered via a service, they immediately take it. That’s the main reason YouTube TV users on Android and iOS don’t have the same features, although they’re using the same service provided by Google. One of the ...read more