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OnePlus fixes yet another security flaw that may have exposed sensitive customer data

OnePlus fixes yet another security flaw that may have exposed sensitive customer data

A security vulnerability in OnePlus’ out-of-warranty repair invoicing system has been fixed. The vulnerability, which was discovered on June 30th, exposed customer details including full names, phone numbers, email addresses, IMEI numbers, and physical addresses. The system affected is run by a third-party vendor and is only used by US customers. Android Police disclosed details...

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How, why, and when you should clear app cache or data on Android

How, why, and when you should clear app cache or data on Android

This story was originally published 2019/10/03 10:41am PDTon Oct 3, 2019 and last updated 2020/05/26 4:04pm PDTon May 26, 2020.  App cache can be a controversial topic on Android. Many people clear their app cache religiously, with the belief that it will keep their phone from getting sluggish and avoid unnecessary buildup on their phone’s...

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Fitbit hopes to detect COVID-19 infections earlier via fitness data

Fitbit hopes to detect COVID-19 infections earlier via fitness data

Wearables capture a whole lot of data about us, far beyond heart rate graphs and activity estimates. Fitbit (soon to be owned by Google) thinks it might be able to use some of that data to help with the current global pandemic to build an algorithm that could detect COVID-19 before you notice symptoms yourself....

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Understanding data and how it reflects your health

Understanding data and how it reflects your health

So far, you’ve chosen your Wear OS watch, and you’ve started to gather vital health metrics. And while those are critical steps, having a ton of information at your fingertips is only useful if you understand what it means. In the third installment of How to Get Fit with Android and Wear OS, we’re diving...

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US carriers forgiving late payments, bolstering benefits during coronavirus fallout (Update: Mint free data extension)

US carriers forgiving late payments, bolstering benefits during coronavirus fallout (Update: Mint free data extension)

Cellular carriers have earned many negative impressions over the years for poor billing practices, unfair contracts, and some dubious attempts to insert themselves where they might not belong; but there’s no denying that they have a good track record for giving a little back in times of crisis. In light of the spread of COVID-19,...

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AT&T, Cricket offer stupid cheap $15 2GB plans, bonus data for customers (Updated)

AT&T, Cricket offer stupid cheap $15 2GB plans, bonus data for customers (Updated)

AT&T’s prepaid wireless operations are the latest carriers to dole out extra high-speed data to existing customers and introduce cut-price wireless plans in response to the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. AT&T Prepaid and Cricket Wireless will launch these efforts tomorrow, March 27. All customers signing onto or already with capped plans will...

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