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Report: Irish communications regulator rates the best and worst smartphones for call reception

Not all smartphones are created equal when it comes to network signal reception, and some are, in fact, quite poor. The Irish Communications Regulator (ComReg) has put together a list of the best (and worst) smartphones for call reception in Ireland. The list focuses on some of the most popular smartphones used in the country,...

VPN Hotspot lets you share your VPN connection over a hotspot

There are a lot of people who worry about the privacy of their online activity these days. Companies are releasing entire web browsers that focus solely on blocking the countless number of trackers that companies have embedded into their websites. Then we have internet providers who try to snoop in on what you're doing, there are hackers...

Datally can disable data usage while you sleep, save data for emergencies

Smartphones have assuredly brought massive convenience to our daily lives. There really is no debating that point. However, with that convenience, there have been a couple of pain points. One of these issues is battery life, which Google has been working on fixing. The other is trying to maintain control of how much mobile data our devices...

Google Chrome on Android to disable JavaScript automatically on 2G connections

Google Chrome is a popular browser on all platforms, in fact, it's the most popular on several of them. It comes built-into Android, which makes it even more widely-used. Google is always hard at work making sure that their browser is accessible to everyone with the latest improvements in efficiency and reliability. They have rolled...

LTE flaw lets attackers hijack your browsing session and spy on the websites you visit

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) was introduced in order to improve upon current mobile data network protocols. LTE combines performance goals with security and is used by both the general consumer and enterprise alike. As such, it requires a high level of resilience against attacks due to the potentially private nature of the data being transmitted. aLTEr...

Datally gets 4 new data saving tools including “Guest Mode” and daily limits

Google launched Datally, an app for saving and control mobile data, in November of last year. The application helps you track your mobile data, control which apps use it, and find high-quality Wi-Fi networks. It uses VPN service to restrict mobile data usage. According to Google, an average user saves 21% of data by using this...

Smartphone Users Consumed 25% More WiFi and Mobile Data in 2017

For many folks, smartphones have replaced laptops and tablets as the go-to media consumption device. That isn't terribly surprising -- it's easier than ever to watch content on the go -- and stats show that people have warmed to the idea of using mobile data for streaming videos, music, and games. According to a report...

How to Restore the Mobile Data and Mobile Hotspot Quick Settings Toggles on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Love them or hate them, Samsung is by far the most dominant manufacturer of Android smartphones in the world. While most of us are only familiar with their flagship lineup, the list of Galaxy devices they have built is simply staggering. Samsung offers multiple models in every conceivable price and specification category and in nearly...

Google Enhances Searches for Spotty Data Connections

Making Google searches while on poor data connections can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes you really, really want to find an answer to some question or you are looking up, but because you're barely out of network range, your search never goes through. Thankfully, Google is looking to alleviate some of those headaches. In an official...