4 signs your Android phone has hidden malware, and how to deal with it

Malware on Android phones can make you miserable. Here’s how to prevent it or deal with a malicious app.

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Android malware often tries to trick you. A mobile app called Ads Blocker, for instance, bills itself as a useful service for cutting back on pesky mobile ads, which sometimes pop up to cover your screen just when you’re about to access something important. But users quickly found the app was nothing less than malware that just served up more ads, according to security researchers.

It’s just one example of malware that can frustrate Android

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Try these 5 clever Google Maps tricks to see more than just what’s on the map

Wherever you’re headed, Google Maps can give you a snapshot of what you’ll find when you get there, from real-time crowd numbers to menus, prices and contact information.

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I rarely use Google Maps to get directions, but I open the app practically every day for other reasons that might not be obvious at first glance — you can use Google Maps tricks to do far more than show you how to get from Point A to Point B.

Beneath all those color-coded traffic patterns and hi-res satellite images hides a powerful search tool that offers crowdsourced real-time data

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For All Mankind Season 2 Trailer Amps Up US-Soviet Tensions for Apple TV+ Series’ Return

For All Mankind season 2 trailer has flown in. At San Diego Comic-Con 2020 — known as [email protected] this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — co-creator Ronald D. Moore unveiled a teaser trailer for the sophomore run of his Apple TV+ series, which gives us a look at what to expect: armed American astronauts. The For All Mankind season 2 trailer is clearly building up the stakes for the show’s return, as guns are loaded, missiles are fired, masks are worn, and DEFCON status is changed. It all screams things are about to get serious.

All of that

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