How To Improve Your Android Phone's Battery Life?

How To Improve Your Android Phone's Battery life?

What can you do to improve or extend the battery life of your Android phone? There are just so many different suggestions across the web to recommend you the best techniques to improve the battery life of your Android device.

However, in this article, we aim to focus on actionable tips that are proven to be helpful. We are pretty sure that you do not want to follow a long list of things to do. So, in this article, we will limit the options to the ones that make a difference and are easy to follow.

Olympus Ceo Says That The Company's Camera Business Could Be Put Up For Sale

Olympus CEO Says That The Company's Camera Business Could Be Put Up For Sale

In the digital camera market, there are many players such as Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm, and Panasonic, just to name a few. However, there are some brands that are definitely more popular and preferred than others, and as such, other brands are starting to suffer as their slice of the market pie is getting smaller.

One of those companies is Olympus, who you could credit for kicking off the mirrorless trend, which has since been dominated by the likes of Sony. Unfortunately for Olympus fans and users, it seems that the company’s camera business is doing as well as they’d like, leading to the company’s CEO Yasuo Takeuchi revealing that they might consider selling their camera business off.

Android Security Flaw Allows Apps To Spy On Users Through Their Camera And Microphones

Android Security Flaw Allows Apps To Spy On Users Through Their Camera And Microphones

Recently, iOS users with Facebook installed had a bit of a privacy and security scare when it was discovered that due to a bug in the app, it would launch the phone’s camera in the background while the app was being used. The issue has since been patched, but now it looks like it’s Android’s turn to suffer from a similar vulnerability.

However, in this instance it has nothing to do with Facebook, but rather it is an issue with Android in which according to security firm Checkmarx, they have discovered a security flaw that allows apps to potentially use the user’s camera and microphone to secretly make recordings without the user’s knowledge.

Ad-supported Free Amazon Music Now Available For Ios, Android Devices

Ad-Supported Free Amazon Music Now Available For iOS, Android Devices

There are many music streaming services available today, and as such, customers might be torn trying to decide which to signup for. If you’re still unsure about whether or not music streaming is right for you, then you might want to check out Amazon Music because Amazon has made it free and available for iOS and Android devices.

For those unfamiliar, Amazon Music is a free and ad-supported music streaming services that was launched earlier this year for Amazon’s Echo speakers and Alexa devices. However, it seems that Amazon has since made it more widely-available for non-Amazon speakers and devices.

Microsoft Will Kill Off Cortana On Ios And Android In 2020

Microsoft Will Kill Off Cortana On iOS And Android In 2020

Unfortunately for Cortana users on iOS and Android devices, it seems that come 2020, Microsoft will be killing off support for the app. According to a post on Microsoft’s support page, the company has noted that on the 31st of January, 2002, they will be ending support for Cortana on iOS and Android.

“To make your personal digital assistant as helpful as possible, we’re integrating Cortana into your Microsoft 365 productivity apps. As part of this evolution, on January 31st, 2020, we’re ending support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS in your market. At that point, the Cortana content you created–such as reminders and lists–will no longer function in the Cortana mobile app or Microsoft Launcher, but can still be accessed through Cortana on Windows.”

Your Cheap Android Phone Could Be Filled With Malicious Apps

Your Cheap Android Phone Could Be Filled With Malicious Apps

However, it seems that on the software front, certain compromises could also be made which according to security research firm, Kryptowire, could be a problem as they have discovered that the apps that come preinstalled on cheaper Android phones come with a host of bugs and vulnerabilities that could make them easy to be hacked, and in turn compromise the device in question

While they did not mention the brands involved, they do note that these vulnerabilities were found on the phones shipped by at least 29 manufacturers. Speaking to CNET, Kryptowire CEO Angelos Stavrou suggests that Google should also be held accountable to a certain degree by being more strict and thorough regarding apps that are used on Android.

Google Isn't Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out Rcs Support For Android Uses In The Us

Google Isn't Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out RCS Support For Android Uses In The US

According to Google, “Chat features are already available for some of you in Messages, and today we’re starting to broadly roll them out in the U.S. If you already have Messages, you’ll also be prompted to enable chat features in the coming weeks. If you don’t have Messages, you can download it on the Play Store. We expect this service to be broadly available in the U.S. by the end of year.”

For those who are unfamiliar, RCS is essentially the evolution of SMS. The problem with SMS is that it is limited in terms of what it can do, which is why messaging apps like WhatsApp are extremely popular where it allows users to not just send text messages, but they can also send photos, videos, and more.

Xperia Xz2/xz3 Family Gets November 2019 Security Patches; Xperia 1 With October Patches

Xperia XZ2/XZ3 family gets November 2019 security patches; Xperia 1 with October patches

Sony Mobile has updated a few handsets in recent weeks. First off, the current flagship, the Xperia 1, has seen its firmware update move to build number 55.0.A.10.26. This update brings the October 2019 Android security patches, although it's surprising why we haven't seen an update with the November patches – maybe Sony is contemplating Android 10, although it is keeping quiet about an official release date for now.

Alleged Specs Of Nikon D750 Successor Leaked

Alleged Specs Of Nikon D750 Successor Leaked

The Nikon D750 was originally launched back in 2014, which means that it is about time that the camera gets a refresh. If you are interested in perhaps getting your hands on the potential successor of the D750, the folks at Nikon Rumors have managed to obtain what they claim could be the leaked specs of the upcoming camera.

According to the report, they claim that the D750’s successor might actually not be named the D760, which is the logical progression as far as model numbers are concerned. Instead, they claim that the camera could instead been known as the D770 or D790, but it will still hover between D760 to D790.

Google's App Defense Alliance Wants To Stop Bad Android Apps From Reaching Your Phone

Google's App Defense Alliance Wants To Stop Bad Android Apps From Reaching Your Phone

While the Google Play Store has systems in place to try and prevent malware and bad apps from getting listed and downloaded by users, unfortunately, it’s not the perfect system and from time to time, we do come across reports that bad apps find their way into the Play Store where it ends up being downloaded by users.

In a bid to prevent that from happening, or at least reducing the chances of that happening, Google has formed a partnership with various security companies, such as ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium, where they have come together to create the App Defense Alliance. According to Google, this alliance’s goal is to stop bad apps in their tracks before they reach the devices of users.