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How to stop Google location tracking from collecting information on you

Article written and supplied by Phonetradr If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you might not know that Google is able to track your location and gather information about you at any given moment when you’re using your smartphone – not just when you’re using Google Maps. Nevertheless, living under a rock might just be one of the best ways to stop the tech giant from accessing personal information about you and using it to their advantage. Wait, why should I care about blocking Google from tracking me?If you’re wondering why this may be so...

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How to have a new smartphone with your old phone’s data

Article written and Supplied by Phonetradr Having a smartphone for an average period of two years means that a lot of memories, routines, information and the ups and downs of a relationship with a smartphone have built up quite a bank of information that screams “back up your smartphone!” You don’t need to start from scratch every time you get a new phone (Although sometimes a new beginning can feel good. But we’ll get to that another time). If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to keep your beautifully crafted camera roll or your high profile contact list. Apple or Android,...

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Choosing a second-hand smartphone IS going green

Article sourced and supplied by: www.phonetradr.com With the rise in the use of electronics in our daily life, and the increased pace in which these technologies are advancing, smartphones, laptops and tablets are slowly but surely contributing to the globe’s next pollution epidemic: electronic waste. Yes, not everybody tosses away their laptop or smartphone when they get a new one, but enough people do it to make e-waste a global phenomenon. The World Economic Forum has surmised that the US alone throws away 9.4 million tons of e-waste each year, including 152 million phones per annum. So, how can people...

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How to smarten up so that your phone doesn’t get hacked

Article sourced and supplied by: www.phonetradr.com So you’re the guy with the nicest smartphone in your group of friends, but you may also be the guy who opens an email supposedly from your bank that asks you to enter your full password (Sweet tip: Your bank will never email you to ask you to enter or change your password via an email. The safest way to access your account is through your banking app or the saved link in your browser). Before that happens, we’re here to save the day (and your soon-to-be stolen information) from hackers accessing your smartphone. After...

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Where did your mobile data go? Six reasons for and solutions to your dwindling data

Where did your mobile data go? Six reasons for and solutions to your dwindling data

Article sourced and supplied by: Phonetradr Where oh where hath our data gone wonder? That is the question we ask ourselves at the end of every month. No need to ponder – we know not everyone has access to free or uncapped WiFi, so we’ve listed the most common ways your data says farewell, as well as our solutions to each one. Apps that use background dataBackground, what? Some apps on your smartphone that you’re not even using need data to remain updated, even if you aren’t using the app. If you go into your Settings, you’ll see every single...

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