You can request for websites to not keep track of your activity when using Chrome

When you browse the Internet, the sites you visit pick up bits of information about you and your online habits. Some information, like websites you’ve visited, may be shared with third parties. Those third parties may use the information for advertising or gathering reporting statistics. You can request for that information to not be be tracked, and therefore not shared. However, as we discuss below, a website may or may not honor that request. Keep in mind that we’re not trying to spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt; we’re just trying to let you know what your options are.

Chrome isn’t the only browser that gives you the “Do not track” option. For example, Firefox has been doing it for a while, too.

We’ll be talking about how to set “Do not track” when using Chrome on your Android device.






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See the apps that we’re all using this week

Apps are what make these extremely powerful devices we all carry really sing. They offer up functionality and entertainment at our fingertips, and each week we like to point out the few that have stayed installed on our own devices. Some are new, some not-so-new, but in any case if we have them installed and in-use on a regular basis, they must be doing something right. Read through our picks this week and see if you can find a couple that appeal to you as well.






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We’ve reached that point of the year at which I’m required once again to remind you of the following: Shit’s gonna get crazy.

Let’s recap the next couple of weeks: This week we’ve got the IFA conference in Berlin. I’m sitting it out this year, but Alex and Richard have it covered, with an able hand from the one and only Derek Kessler. They’ll be on hand for Samsung’s Unpacked event there in Germany, and Andrew and I will be at the New York event. Liveblogging and intravenous caffeine injections start at 9 a.m. EDT.

Then it’s off to the airport for Andrew and myself, as we head to Chicago for Motorola’s big throwdown on Thursday. New phones, new wearables, and probably a few other things. Then home for the weekend before heading off to Las Vegas for the CTIA Super Mobility Week conference. No rest for the wicked.

And this, again, is the point at which I remind you that the live event coverage is just the start of things to come. As I spelled out in this space some six months ago, the live news coverage is just a small part of what we do. We’re going to crawl inside every nook and cranny of these devices. We’re going to help everyone learn to use them, whether they’re your first devices, or your 200th. Some of these tutorials will be far too elementary for many of you. And that’s OK. You have my permission to skip them. And I strongly encourage us all to respect those who are just starting out and need the extra help. We’re here for everyone. And we’re here to help.






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Sony continues to tease its new devices ahead of IFA 2014, and this time, they’re talking about water resistance. In a tweet from Sony UK, the company has the following message, accompanied by an image of a pool with text that indicates possible waterproofing of two meters, or possible greater.






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Kairosoft is the Japanese developer responsible for Game Dev Story and many more simulation games. A lot of their games are really similar to each other, but each one still has a unique setting that gives it special appeal. For instance: ninjas!






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Sony has already had one apparent leak of an unannounced smartwatch in a promo for their Sony SmartBand but the device now dubbed as the SmartWatch 3 has appeared once again in some rather grainy renders.






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ZTE posted a quick animated clip on Vine on Friday that offers a teaser for a press event to be held in New York City on September 16.






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Summer is winding down, but the Android games sure aren’t. August saw a ton of really great Android games come to the Google Play Store, including the latest from the creator of Flappy Bird. We’ve got a few extremely twitchy Android games, and a few for the more casual gamers.

Good to go? Dig in for our top five Android games to hit the Google Play Store in August.






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With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 event only days away, it seems inevitable that something else was going to leak before the main event. Here we see Samsung’s stylus-friendly smartphone inside a security case to keep its identity a secret, but a handy screenshot from the device courtesy of our source clears up any confusion. This same blocky security case was seen recently in another Note 4 leak from the folks at TechTastic, but there’s no doubt that when Samsung is ready for the big reveal the Note 4 will have shed this awkward casing in exchange for some more familiar looks.






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The next couple weeks are going to be crazy, between IFA at large, Samsung specifically, and more, finally, from Motorola. On this, our 200th official episode, we preview all the things.


Thing 1: Samsung  preview

Thing 2: The LG G Watch R 

Thing 3: IFA preview

Thing 4: Other stuff






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