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XDA Basics: How to view and remove EXIF data on Android and iOS, and stop Location Tagging

Most modern-day smartphones with great cameras make it really easy for anyone and everyone to click good photos. But what most people don’t realize is that with each photograph, they're also capturing a lot of personal information which, when they share that photo on social media, becomes available to a much wider set of people...

XDA Basics: How to view your Location History in Google Maps, and How to turn it off

Google stores location data about everywhere you go and the places you visit with its location history option, even when you’re not using Google Maps. Although Google’s Location History is turned off by default, there are quite a few features offered by the company that require the location history to be turned on. So unless...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 will support India’s NavIC in a future update

Back in October last year, American chipmaker Qualcomm announced support for India's NavIC Satellite Navigation system in select chipsets. Then, earlier this year in January, the company officially announced the new Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662, and Snapdragon 460 SoCs, with support for the Indian satellite navigation system. However, it's flagship Snapdragon 865 chip still doesn't...

Qualcomm announces support for India’s NavIC Satellite Navigation System

In a bid to improve location services in the region, Qualcomm has officially announced support for India's Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) in select chipsets across the company's upcoming portfolio. This initiative, which was undertaken in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), will make use of India's NavIC constellation of 7 satellites to...

Google may be facing class-action lawsuit over Location History tracking

Recently, it was found that despite users switching off location history on their Android smartphones, Google was storing some location data of users on their servers. This isn't the first time they've been questioned over similar practices, though it doesn't appear anything came of it that time. Previously, the company said "You can turn off...

Google is Collecting User Location Data Even When Location Services are Switched Off

Most Android devices by default (so long as they have Google services, anyway) track the location of the owner. These locations are used for advertising purposes, but also provide useful services to the owner such as motion tracking, fitness statistics, future commute suggestions and more. Those more concerned about privacy may opt to switch off...