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Why Your Phone Connection Is Slow on the Airport Tarmac

If you’ve ever boarded a flight only to find your phone connection suddenly drop just while you’re trying to send a pre-flight text, you’re not alone. It’s a problem that plagues most passengers right before their departure or soon after landing, just when they most need a lifeline to the outside world. “Everyone… Continue Reading […]

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How to Tell If an Android App Is ‘StrandHogg’ Malware in Disguise

‘StrandHogg’ sounds like something out of Quake II, but it’s actually the name of a new Android vulnerability that allows malware apps to masquerade as legitimate apps, ask for permissions, and then perform all kinds of actions you probably wouldn’t want. For example, one of these apps could read and scan your…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Protect Yourself After T-Mobile’s Big Data Breach

T-Mobile has confirmed a data breach has affected a subset of its customers, with additional reporting from TechCrunch putting that figure at an estimated 1M+ accounts (or so). In other words, this is a big breach, but you shouldn’t freak out. Don’t ignore it, but don’t get nervous.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Protect Yourself After T-Mobile’s Big Data Breach

T-Mobile has confirmed a data breach has affected a subset of its customers, with additional reporting from TechCrunch putting that figure at an estimated 1M+ accounts (or so). In other words, this is a big breach, but you shouldn’t freak out. Don’t ignore it, but don’t get nervous.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Check for 5G Service in Your Area With Verizon’s New Coverage Maps

Should you buy a 5G smartphone? You probably don’t need one right now unless the price is right and—if you’re a Verizon user, at least—your living or working space falls within its 5G territory, which you can now check thanks to the company’s just-released 5G coverage maps. If either (or both) do, the decision gets […]

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Say Your Phone Is Dying at the Start of Every Annoying Phone Call

In case you’ve missed it, it’s Evil Week over at Lifehacker HQ—a week dedicated to doing morally questionable things the right way. Yesterday, we shared strategies on how to get out of virtually anything just by using your kids as an excuse. On the phone with someone who won’t shut up? Tell them there’s an […]

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Say Your Phone Is Dying at the Start of Every Annoying Phone Call

In case you’ve missed it, it’s Evil Week over at Lifehacker HQ—a week dedicated to doing morally questionable things the right way. Yesterday, we shared strategies on how to get out of virtually anything just by using your kids as an excuse. On the phone with someone who won’t shut up? Tell them there’s an […]

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My Fiancé Says These ‘Disturbing Sites’ in His Phone History Are ‘Pop-Ups’

What happens when you find something something on a loved one’s phone that shouldn’t be there? What if that’s something that concerns you? We’re tackling the mysterious case of “why is that on your phone” in this week’s Tech 911, Lifehacker’s tech support column.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Verizon Users Can Fix a Huge Call Delay Bug in Android 10

On the list of “annoying quirks about my device,” I suspect that having to wait anywhere from 20 to 60 seconds for a phone call to connect would be pretty high on anyone’s list. And that’s exactly the bug that some Verizon users are dealing with after upgrading to Android 10—painfully problematic delays when incoming […]

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What to Do If Android 10 Kills Your Pixel Phone’s Sensors

Some early adopters have run into a pretty problematic bug with Android 10 on their Pixels. It’s unclear what specifically triggers the bug, but bumping up to Android 10 has, for some users, killed the sensors in their Pixel devices. And as of the time of this publication, there appears to be no way to […]

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How to Access Google’s Secret Easter Eggs in Android 9 and Android 10

Google, in its infinite capacity for silly, has dropped a fun hidden feature into Android 10 that you should spend a little time exploring. (At the very least, you’ll be a hit at your next party when you pull out your updated phone and show off your secret knowledge.)Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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