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Dave and the team discuss Australia demanding that Google and Facebook share advertising revenue with local media companies, new Motorola budget devices, Google Meet’s tile layout and other improvements, a data breach affecting business requesting assistance, and more.
Maryanne in Windsor, Ontario listens on AM800 CKLW “The Information Station” and asked: “How do you know who owns which phone? Apple phones are Apple. It seems Google is on most phones. Sometimes I just want less tech. And how do you know if an app is going to connect itself to the Internet?”
Maryanne, Apple does own the iPhone line and iOS, the operating system that powers them. Google just licenses the Android operating system, it doesn’t make every Android phone, so who manufactures each device will vary and there are probably hundreds of companies manufacturing Android devices.
As for how to know which app will connect to the internet, you can assume that virtually every single app you install will connect to the internet.
Your photo gallery is probably backing your pictures up online, any app that contains ads will connect to the internet, be they games or productivity apps, weather apps, email apps, notes, reminders, music apps, maps, really just about everything on your phone will try to connect to the internet.
You can pretty much assume that if you’re installing an app on your phone, it will eventually try to get online.
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