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Where Your Smartphone Energy Goes…

  New research out of Purdue University shows how free smartphone apps suck energy out of your phone. In summary, they spend 65-75% of their energy on “ad modules” — ”tracking the user’s geographical location, sending information about the user to advertisers and downloading ads.” Well, as someone in the internet industry, I know that ads [...] Related posts: Energy Efficiency Apps for Your Smartphone – Top Five Purdue, U.
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Android Phones Track Your Location, Too

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (4 years ago)

Researchers have discovered that smartphones running Google's Android operating system are tracking users' locations and storing that data in files on the phone. This news comes only days after the discovery of a similar file on App... Read Post

How Ads on Free Apps Drain Smartphone Battery

Media / Publishing : eBookNewser (3 years ago)

Purdue University researches analyzed battery usage on free smartphone apps, discovering that some of the most popular free apps “spend up to 75 percent of their energy tracking the user’s geographical location, sending information ... Read Post

How to stop Twitter from seeing what mobile apps you’ve installed

Technology : GigaOM (12 hours ago)

Twitter is going to start tracking what apps users have installed on their phone, so that the service can target advertising better, as well as recommending users or tweets for people… Read Post

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