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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.

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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.

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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. 

Brightest-Flashlight-Android

A seemingly harmless flashlight application built for Android has tricked tens of millions of users into handing over personal data, the Federal Trade Commission has revealed. Developed by GoldenShores Technologies, the Brightest Flashlight app took device ID and location data without informing users, then passed it on to advertisers.

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International Data Corporation (IDC) released it’s quarterly report on worldwide tablet shipments Tuesday. The report states that the data tracking agency has lowered its expected forecast for growth in the tablet sector, which includes Android, iOS, and Windows tablets.

Tablet shipments are now expected to reach 221.3 million units this year, which is down from the agency’s earlier forecast of 227.4 million units. This new forecast is still 53.5 percent higher than last year’s unit shipment levels, however.

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