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Google has been collecting Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

We already know that Google collects information about its users to better its services, but according to a report from Quartz, the search giant also collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled on their phones. And this happens over Wi-Fi even when the phones don’t have any SIM card inserted. Quartz: Since…

RHB launches home loan app and debit card delivery service

  RHB Bank Bhd has launched RHB MyHome app to make it easier to apply for home financing.   Users can check loan eligibility with the built-in mortgage calculator and get an estimate. They can then proceed to apply for a loan via the app by sending their documents digitally.   And they no longer need to…

Rumor: Google is emulating Apple’s strategy for its 2018 Pixel lineup

  Less than three weeks after the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, online portal Droid-Life claims that it has obtained information on Google’s plans for their successors next year.   A reliable source reportedly told Droid-Life that Google might be working on three Pixel phones for 2018 where two phones…

Google signs agreement to purchase HTC’s Pixel team for US$1.1 billion

It looks like the rumors were indeed true: Google has signed an agreement with HTC to acquire a part of the Taiwanese company’s mobile division – specifically the team behind the Google Pixel and Pixel XL – for a tidy sum of US$1.1 billion (~RM4.62 billion).   HTC yesterday halted trading of its shares on the Taiwanese…

Google removed more than 500 apps from the Play Store suspected of spyware

  In light of the latest news of the AccuWeather app that is reportedly collecting data on iOS users in secret: Just across the digital pond, Google recently removed more than 500 Android apps from the Play Store for similar reasons.   According to a report by the International Business Times, the 500 Android apps…

55 billion messages are sent through WhatsApp daily

WhatsApp has reached another milestone this year – one billion people are using WhatsApp everyday.   The latest milestone comes more than a year after WhatsApp shared that one billion people used its instant messaging app every month, which has now grown to 1.3 billion monthly active users. It also revealed other interesting figures such as: 55 billion messages sent per…

Malaysian Red Crescent Society launches First Aid app with Prudence Foundation

In preparation of the upcoming SEA Games 2017, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) has launched its first ever First Aid app for mobile devices.   The app was developed and made in partnership with the Prudence Foundation, as well as with the support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).…

Apple asks holdouts to switch to iPhone because, well, because…

The cell phone business seems so ancient these days that it’s easy to believe the sides are entrenched.   You’re either an iPhone person who mocks anyone who has an Android phone. Or you’re one of those Android or other non-iPhone people who derides everyone who has an iPhone. Is…

Android Pay to launch in Taiwan, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Canada

  Google has announced that Android Pay will be available in five new markets: Taiwan, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Canada.   So far, Google has officially confirmed that Android Pay is launching in Taiwan. Furthermore, the company unveiled plans to expand its mobile payment app to Canada, Spain, Brazil and…

The Google Assistant is coming to more Android phones

Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. Enter the Google Assistant, which is conversational, personal and helps you get things done—from telling you about your day to taking a selfie. The Assistant is already available on Pixel, Google Home, Google Allo and Android Wear. Now we’re bringing it to even more…