Android

Google Chrome Update Will Decrease Data Usage by Up to 50%

                Google will release an update to the mobile version of Chrome, which promises to decrease data usage while browsing by as much as 50%. Google announced the upcoming changes to its browser Wednesday in a blog post, saying, “Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by … Read more

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UPDATED: Facebook Begins Rolling Out New, Customizable Timeline

The redesign for timeline has been tested in New Zealand and other parts of the world, but Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start officially rolling out the new look to select users immediately. Much like Facebook’s updated news feed, the goal for timeline is to reduce clutter and place more options in the hands of users. The new design … Read more

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Mobile ads can hijack your phone and steal your contacts

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Those pesky pop-up ads  from the ’90s are back, but this time they’re holding your smartphone hostage. Tens of thousands of smartphone apps are running ads from rogue advertising networks that change smartphone settings and take contact information without permission, according to a new study released Monday Aggressive ad networks can disguise ads … Read more

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Facebook Officially Launches App Center

The leak is now a launch, as Facebook began rolling out its app center to users in the U.S. Thursday night, saying that it will be available to all users “in the coming weeks.” App center is available via the Facebook applications for Apple’s iOS and Android, as well as via Facebook.com. Users who discover apps on the latter can tap the send … Read more

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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion [BREAKING]

Facebook snapped up the hugely popular photo-sharing app Instagram Monday, for roughly $1 billion in a combination of cash and stock. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition in a post on his Facebook Timeline Monday. The sale is expected to close later this quarter, and will bring the 8-person staff of Instagram to the social network. “For years, we’ve … Read more

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