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How to Prevent Apps From Showing Up in Search and Siri Suggestions in iOS 11

In iOS 11 and earlier versions of iOS, Siri analyzes your app use, browsing history, emails, messages, contacts, and information from third-party apps to provide customized suggestions for searches, Look Up, News, Photos, and more. Siri syncs this information across all of your devices in iOS 11 to...

Software

DiskMax PC cleaning software review

DiskMax is a free program for Microsoft Windows that you may run on devices running Windows to clean the computer system. Computer users have two main reasons for wanting to clean old or temporary files from their devices. First, because it frees up disk space that they may use for other data, and s...

Software

Generate and compare file hashes with Hashing for Windows

Hashing is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows that you may use to generate hashes of files, and to compare these hashes. Hashes are used for a variety of operations, for instance by security software to identify malicious files, for encryption, and also to identify files in general. Yo...

Android

Weekly Recap: Leak All the Google Things

That’s a wrap on a crazy and fun week. If you somehow missed it, we took over the Interwebz on Tuesday, posting up info and pictures of what we think is everything Google is set to announce on October 4. It was good times. We also published our video review of the Galaxy Note 8, learned that G...

Android

Unlocked Essential Phone Now Available at Best Buy With In-Store Availability

The unlocked Essential Phone is now available for purchase at Best Buy. The pre-order period is done and you can order one with quick shipping or head into your local Best Buy to pick it up. In fact, I’m seeing several stores in the Portland area have them in-stock for immediate pick-up, so if...

Android

Oh Yeah, Google Leak Recap

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, boy do we have a ton of Android stuff to cover. As you know, we revealed what may be all of Google’s new products that are scheduled to be announced on October 4. From the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, to the new Google Home Mini, Pixelbook, and refreshed Dayd...

Android

RIP, Slow Android Update Rollouts: Mashing “Check for Update” Button Now Worth Doing Again

Back in 2013, now-former Android engineer Dan Morrill explained to us that mashing the “check for update” button in Android was a waste of your time. Fast forward to today and things have changed for the better, according to Googler Elliott Hughes, as long as you have the latest Google P...

Android

Googler Gives Actual Explanation Why Bose’s Google Assistant Headphones are Super Useful

Yesterday’s response to Google and Bose’s announcement about the new QuietComfort 35 II headphones with Google Assistant on board was lukewarm at best. Most couldn’t figure out (including us) how these were that different from any other Bluetooth headphones. Because if you own Blue...

Android

You can now grab Pokemon Playhouse, a completely free game for young children

The Pokemon Company today announced that its newest game, Pokemon Playhouse is now available for Android. The company has been entertaining us for the better part of 20 years and has been responsible for my personal all-time favorite game series. Now, it’s looking to entertain an entirely new...

Android

GO Keyboard is spying on millions of users according to researchers

Security researchers are warning Android owners that your keyboard may be spying on you. Researchers from Adguard say that two variants of Go Keyboard are sending personal information to remote servers and executing unauthorized code on devices. Go Keyboard is developed by the Chinese GOMO Dev Team...


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