Posts tagged data

Feed off your Android when there's no Wi-Fi. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Feed off your Android when there’s no Wi-Fi. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Apple makes it easy for iPhone users to share their data with their Mac, but it’s not quite as simple for those of us with an Android. Thankfully, there’s now a handy third-party Mac hack called HoRNDIS that makes it incredibly easy to share your Android’s data connection over USB.

Thinks Tim Cook wasn't briefed properly on Google's policies.

Thinks Tim Cook wasn’t briefed properly on Google’s policies.

Eric Schmidt has hit back at Tim Cook’s recent jibes at Google, claiming that “someone didn’t brief him correctly on Google’s policies.”

Schmidt was speaking as part of a CNN Money interview to promote his new book How Google Works. The Tim Cook comments in question concern Apple’s focus on keeping user data private.

During his recent two-part interview with Charlie Rose, Cook said that, “I think everyone has to ask, ‘How do companies make their money?’ Follow the money. And if they’re making money mainly by collecting gobs of personal data, I think you have a right to be worried and you should really understand what’s happening with that data.”

Android Data Manager

For this week’s Monday Need-To-Know, we’re showing you how to implement your very own mobile data limit on your smartphone. This is a feature that goes unrecognised by many, but really is one of the best raw services the Android operating system has to offer. Whats more it’s super easy to set up. All you have to do is set a demarcation line and you’re good to go.

Spotify-Nexus-5

Data breaches are becoming more and more prevalent amongst major companies,  Spotify is the most recent to suffer the nasty consequences of what could have been a byproduct of the recent Heartbreak virus.

Earlier today, the folks over at the music-streaming service announced that, unfortunately, there had been some unauthorised access to its systems and internal company data. Fortunately, only one customer’s non-sensitive account data was accessed, but the service is taking extreme care to ensure other users are not affected.

Google Keyboard Header

Google, today, rolled out an update for Google Keyboard that bumps the version number to 3.0.1 from 2.0. The update brings a major feature, which has  long been available in other rival keyboards, the ability to import words from other services to offer personalised suggestions. 

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