Day: August 7, 2020

How to organize photos and screenshots on your Android phone

You can arrange the photos you snap on your Android phone by placing them into albums via Google Photos.

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Your Android phone may be overflowing with hundreds or even thousands of photos and screenshots that you’ve snapped over the years. You might have photos and screen captures that you’ve taken for your organization, perhaps for inventory, documentation, events, or promotional purposes. How can you organize all those images?

SEE: Managing and troubleshooting Android devices checklist (TechRepublic Premium) 

On an Android phone, your best bet is to make sure your photos are being synced with Google Photos, so you can organize them either on your phone or though your PC. You can then create albums in which to store your individual images. Let’s cover the steps.

How to set up Google Photos

Your Android phone automatically comes equipped with the Google Photos app. But should you need to download and

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Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Discontinued Less Than a Year After Launch

Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 XL and the Pixel 4 less than a year after the phones were launched, as per an online report. The flagship phones are no longer available in Google’s US store. This comes at the heels of Google launching the new Pixel 4A earlier this week, and Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G gearing up for an autumn release. It is to be noted that the Google Pixel 4 series was never available in India.

According to a report by The Verge, Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 XL and the Pixel 4 and that the phones were out of stock in Google’s US store. However, some variants are still said to be available in other regions for the time being.

“Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 4 [and] 4 XL,” a Google spokesperson told The Verge. “For people

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Android phones could spy on users via flaws in Qualcomm chip

Vulnerabilities were found in a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip that could let attackers obtain photos, videos, call recordings, and other data on Android phones, says Check Point Research.

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Our mobile phones are home to a vast amount of personal information, including photos, videos, call recordings, contacts, location data, and more. That’s why any security holes found in those phones can be problematic, especially if an attacker is able to exploit those flaws. A new report by cyber threat intelligence provider Check Point Research explains how vulnerabilities found in a chip in many Android phones could allow hackers to spy on users.

SEE: Top Android security tips (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

In its report “Achilles: Small chip, big peril,” Check Point described how it discovered more than 400 security flaws in a Snapdragon Digital Signal Processor (DSP) chip made by Qualcomm Technologies. Devised as a system on

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