The continuing saga of Eric’s journey to find a new phone…
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Thanks to all for the great feedback and suggestions. I’ve made my choice: The Google Pixel 6, Stormy Black, 128GB, Unlocked. It is backordered and expected just before Christmas.
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Privacy International Study:
How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook (even if you don’t have a Facebook account)
Article | Attached PDF Whitepaper | Video
We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not…If combined, data from different apps can paint a fine-grained and intimate picture of people’s activities, interests, behaviors and routines, some of which can reveal special category data, including information about people’s health or religion. For example, an individual who has installed the following apps that we have tested, “Qibla Connect” (a Muslim prayer app), “Period Tracker Clue” (a period tracker), “Indeed” (a job search app), “My Talking Tom” (a children’s’ app), could be potentially profiled as likely female, likely Muslim, likely job seeker, likely parent.
See page 35 of the PDF for what little you can do to protect yourself.
This means that much of what you see on your phone either is, or could have been manipulated.
If this doesn’t piss you off then you deserve what you get.
Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet and the Samsung 256GB microSD card to go with it [$40.00 off (47%)]
My aim is to watch stuff while on the treadmill or bike at the gym and maybe web surf while watching TV.
This guide is how I rooted and customized my new Fire HD 10.
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Normally this app is $4.50. It is free right now so grab it if you want it:
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I needed a way to scan contracts to my phone. Google search brought up several options, Adobe, Camscan, and others. They either wanted yet another account for decent options or wanted you to buy a premium version. Turns out the best option for me was right there all along.
Google Drive has scan to PDF built in. I didn’t know so I thought I would share.
Scan documents with Google Drive (Android)
Scan documents with Google Drive (iPhone) – “You can’t scan documents with Google Drive on iPhone and iPad.” ROTFL
When I’m behind the wheel I use Google Voice on my Android Phone:
Me: Text my wife
Phone: Text my wife. Sure. What’s the message?
This is what Google heard and sent:
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Mozilla has launched a new browser for Android and iOS called Firefox Focus. The focus of Focus is ad blocking and tracking protection.
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