• Instagram update adds a tool that measures how long users spend on the app

    26 days ago - By Phone Arena

    The Android 9 Pie update adds a beta version of the DigitalWellbeing app that measures how often an Android device owner is using a particular app. And iOS owners have the ScreenTime app that launched with iOS 12, also designed to stun users by alerting them to how many hours in a day they might be watching YouTube, or any other app. Both "dashboards" can be set to prevent certain apps from running after the user reaches a pre-determined usage cap during the course of a day.
    Now, as detailed by The Verge, Instagram has started rolling out an app called "Your Activity," ...
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  • Lockdown mode for Android Pie protects a user's data when he doesn't have his phone

    Lockdown mode for Android Pie protects a user's data when he doesn't have his phone

    26 days ago - By Phone Arena

    According to Android Authority, among the many glorious ingredients that are baked into the Pie belonging to Android 9 is a security feature known as Lockdown mode. With the latter enabled, an Android Pie user won't have to worry about personal data being stolen while some stranger is holding on to his phone. Under Lockdown mode, a phone's facial recognition system is disabled as is the device's fingerprint scanner, and any other method setup for unlocking the handset.
    The Android 9 Lockdown mode also blocks notifications from appearing on the device's lock screen. ...
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