‘Nine in ten’ Android apps send data to Google

A new study has revealed that 90 per cent of all Android applications share personal data to Google, raising questions about the volume of information collected by ad-supported software and the ability for tech giants to create profiles of individuals.

Researchers at Oxford University looked at almost one million Android apps available on the Google Play store and found the median app shared user data with ten third parties and a fifth shared it with more than 20.

The researchers told the Financial Times that the popularity of ‘freemium’ applications supported by advertising and the rise of vast advertising networks meant that many people, and often app developers themselves, are unaware of the scale of this data harvesting.
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Palm Reading Premium just released for PlayStation 4 Store!

Analyze your Palm, in PS4! Palmistry in its bests… Try it now!

Palm Reading Premium is the most luxury and professional palmistry and chirology software out there. You can use it to analyze, read and master your palm lines and palm fingers without knowing anything of hand reading. Understand yourself better with simple / quick and entertaining image tests. Get analytics of your own palm or your friend’s palm and reveal all its secrets and future. This is no nonsense, it works. Test your left hand and you will see what you are. The right hand will show you how you want to be seen by others.

The application supports up to 4K for PS4 Pro.

Search “Palm Reading” and find it in your local Playstation Store.

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PS4 Germany Store

Frutakia 2 just released for Nintendo Switch!

Frutakia 2 just released for Nintendo Switch!

It works great on both tablet mode with touch screen and TV mode with pro controller.
Get it now in your region. On Nintendo eShops, USA and Europe regions.

Fast links:
USA eShop.
Europe UK eShop.
Europe Germany eShop.
Europe France eShop.
** Search for it on your local eShop **

Frutakia is back and better than ever! Match 3 or more fruits and level up! Go ahead and move any row up or down! We dare you to discover its ultra-addictive gameplay, play once and that’s it… Simple and smart gameplay, ideal for short periods of time, like buses, trains.

Palm Reading Premium V2 Android, 60% sales 4 days left.

60% sale! Only 4 days left. Get Palm Reading Premium V2 at Google Play with a huge sale!

Get our latest completely remade version of Palm Reading Premium at Google play with a huge 60% discount. Only 4 days left.

Get it here:
Premium Version: Get the 60% discount in Google play.
Free Version: Get the free version in Google Play to try it.
Desktop Steam Version: Get the Steam version.

Version 2 is out.
1) Completely redesigned from scratch.
2) Now is full of particles, effects and super polished.
3) Now up to 5 persons can be saved.
4) Living room multiplayer!
5) Export outcome to your email.
6) Many UI improvements.
7) Animation everywhere.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: a dull launch, too expensive… but that’s a good thing

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Watching the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch was tough. After watching a decade of phone launches waxing and waning in bombast, the new Note launch felt like it was running on fumes a little bit.

Let’s skip past the lack of upgrades on the new Galaxy Watch, the ‘and-me’ smart speaker and the decision to have ‘Mr Doodle’ on stage drawing with a product launched a few weeks ago, and jump straight to the Note 9.
There were a lot of marketing words spoken about the handset, about how it was ‘inspiring’, ‘removed borders and interruptions’ and basically worked with you… a lot of words that don’t really tell us much, meaning that most of us were left wondering ‘what’s actually new here?’.

That’s the issue – smartphones are now so capable that there’s not really that much further to go, so unless a brand materially changes the design and ways of using the phone (as Apple did with the iPhone X) then there’s not much to really excite consumers. more here

Review of Huawei P20 Pro. They simply nailed it with the P20 Pro.

It’s not often that we use so many superlatives in a review, but Huawei simply nailed it with the P20 Pro. The phone, as a whole, is a real work of art, undoubtedly Huawei’s best phone ever, arguably the best phone of 2018 yet.

The Huawei P10 of early 2017 was (still is) a super capable phone that was highly regarded among our editors here at Pocketnow. The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro came along late last year to convince us that the company is meaning serious business. We all expected the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro to be some sort of point-iteration, and we’re glad we were wrong! Review

Oppo Find X flagship with a pop-up mechanism for the cameras.

Oppo introduced the unique Find X flagship with a pop-up mechanism for the cameras and screen to body ratio of over 92%. The global launch took place in Paris and now the company is doing a local Chinese event on June 29.

The Oppo Find X will be introduced in the industrial park of Beijing at the famous 79 Tank at 751 D-Park, famously used for massive launches by many smartphone manufacturers. The launch on Friday will show the device to the Chinese audience and some sources suggest there might be a new variant with different colors and eventually different prices.

The Oppo Find X will arrive in August on major European markets like Italy, Spain, France, and the Netherlands. Actual availability dates were not unveiled in Paris, but the Chinese launch should come with pre-order and availability dates. Source (in Chinese)