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Android smartphones “leaked” Google dozens of times more data than iPhones – Apple

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Everyone has known for a long time that smartphones collect and send a lot of data to Google and Apple servers – even if the user prohibits telemetry. However, as it turned out, the amount of this data in the case of one and the other companies is fundamentally different. And not in Google’s favor.

Researcher Douglas Leith from Trinity College Dublin published a study in which he said: even if the user forbids telemetry, it is still carried out, and the collected data is sent to Google and Apple servers. But Leith is not worried about the very fact of this, how much data is collected and sent: he claims that when turned on, the average Android smartphone sends Google 1MB of various kinds of information, while the iPhone is only 42KB. But that’s not all: in standby mode, an Android smartphone sends Google 1MB of data collected in 12 hours. Whereas the iPhone sends only 52 KB to Apple’s servers over the same period of time. It turns out that Android only in the US collects and sends data 1.3 TB in 12 hours to Google, while iOS only 5.8 GB.

Leith notes that Android and iOS send data to the servers of Google and Apple, respectively, even when performing the simplest operations with a smartphone – such as viewing settings or inserting a SIM card. The preinstalled apps send data to Google and Apple without fail, even if they are not opened or used. These programs include Siri, Safari, and iCloud on iOS, and Chrome, YouTube, Google Docs, and others on Android.

Apple and Google have already commented on the results of the Douglas Leith study and, as you would expect, their point of view differs from that of the researcher. So, Google explained everything by the difference in methodology. Allegedly, the study only describes the principle of operation of a modern smartphone, but it is similar to the principle of operation of a modern car, when the manufacturer receives various data from cars in order to be sure of their safety and normal maintenance. Similarly, in a smartphone – the data collected by Google is needed so that the company, figuratively speaking, sees that the device’s software has been updated to the latest versions, the services are working correctly, and the smartphone itself is safe. As for Apple, a spokesman for that company also referred to the data collection misinterpreted by the researcher. He also noted that Apple provides “transparency and control of personal information,” and also provides “safeguards that prevent the company from tracking users’ location.”

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Xiaomi Civi will receive the thinnest bottom bezel of all the company’s smartphones. Its thickness is only 2.55 mm

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Xiaomi has published a new teaser and revealed new details about the Civi smartphone, which will debut tomorrow. It turned out that this model received the thinnest bottom bezel among all Xiaomi smartphones. Its thickness is 2.55 mm.

The smartphone also confirms the presence of a curved AMOLED screen with a frame rate of 120 Hz. The display supports HDR10 + and Dolby Vision technologies.

Xiaomi Civi will receive the thinnest bottom bezel of all the company's smartphones.  Its thickness is only 2.55 mm

From other teasers, it became known that the Civi is built on the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, equipped with a 32-megapixel front camera with autofocus and a 4500 mAh battery, as well as an NFC module, stereo speakers and an IR emitter. Recall that the official premiere of the novelty will take place tomorrow in China.

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IPhone 13 Brand New Issue: Weird Artifacts Appear in Photos

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IPhone 13 users continue to report new issues they face when using a smartphone that only went on sale the day before yesterday.

On the Chinese social network Weibo, this topic became a very hot topic over the weekend. Users confirm that some strange artifacts appear in the photos taken with the iPhone 13, as shown in the following video.

The video confirms that there are no problems in the preview window, however, after the photo is taken, black artifacts are randomly generated on it. It is not yet known whether the problem is software or hardware, and it is also somewhat widespread.

It is worth noting that Apple previously officially confirmed that after restoring the iPhone 13 from a backup, widgets can be reset to their default state. There are also problems with Apple Music and syncing with Apple Watch.

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Apple confirms iPhone 13 bugs

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It wasn’t until the day before yesterday that the iPhone 13 went on sale, and all indications are that they are selling very well. In terms of pre-order volume, the iPhone 13 is well ahead of the iPhone 12.

As before, users lined up in front of stores, some sold their seats in queues, while others resold brand new smartphones at a premium. From day one, iPhone 13 users started reporting some issues.

Apple has already officially confirmed the bugs that are present in iPhone 13. If you restore a new iPhone or iPad from a backup, you will not be able to access the Apple Music catalog, Apple Music settings, or use the Sync Library on the new device. In addition, when you automatically turn on Macro mode on iPhone 13, it can no longer be turned off.

It also became known that the iPhone 13 in some cases cannot establish a connection with the Apple Watch. Apple Support recommends resetting your network settings, but it doesn’t help. Some people have been helped by resetting their Apple Watch and re-pairing.

Almost every time a new smartphone comes out, there are some problems, most of which are software in nature. Apple should fix existing bugs in the next software update.

As we previously reported, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is outperformed by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in new camera tests.

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