How Calls for Privacy May Upend Business for Facebook and Google


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FOX NEWS: 7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

Thumb drives used to be so cool. They came in every shape and material, from little plastic rectangles to rubber wristbands, novelty animals, and pens sporting a built-in USB-drive. We used to marvel at the data they contained, easily dragged and dropped into a special icon. They were simple and portable, and yes, about the size of a human thumb.


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UK Deals of the Week: Honor View 10 for £369, £170 off Google Pixel 2 XL

Welcome to your weekly round-up of the best UK deals of the week for Android devices, network plans, accessories, smart home tech, and a little of whatever else is on offer in the world of mobile.

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This week’s deals include a cracking offer on the Honor View 10, Honor 7X, and the Huawei P10, as well as discounts on the Google Home Mini, Amazon Fire tablets, Xiaomi Mi Band 2, and much more.

Below are the most enticing deals we’ve seen this week hand-picked with a little help from the folks over at HotUKDeals the UK’s biggest deal-sharing community.


Honor View 10 (SIM Free, 128GB, Blue) – £369.99 (was £469.99) @ John Lewis

Huawei P10 (SIM Free, 64GB, Black) – £316.56 (was £499.99) @ Amazon

Honor 7X (SIM Free, 64GB, Blue/Black) – £219.99 (was £269.99) @ Amazon

Google Pixel 2 XL (SIM Free, 64GB, Black) – £629.00 (was £799) @ Carphone Warehouse

Sony Xperia L1 (Pay as you go, 16GB, Black) – £99.99 (was £139.99) @ Argos


Virgin Media sim only, 12 months, 5000 mins, unlimited texts, 100GB data – £20 p/month

EE data sim only, 1 month, 30GB – £15 p/month (was £30)


Sandisk 128GB Micro SDXC Card – £24.99 (was £40.99) @ Mymemory

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 (Chinese version) – £14.67 @ Gearbest

Xiaomi Piston In Ear Earphones, Black/Blue/Silver – £2.93 @ Gearbest


Google Home/Google Home Mini – £104/£34 (was £129/£49) @ Google Store

Amazon Echo Dot – £34.99 (was £49.99) @ Amazon (£29.74 with Student Prime)

JBL Link 10 – £74 (was £149.99) @ Currys

Amazon Fire 7 tablet, 8GB – £34.99 (was £49.99) @ Argos

Google Chromecast Ultra – £59.99 (was £69.99) @ Currys

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Have you seen any amazing deals this week? Be sure to share your finds in the comments.

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You can finally use Files Go to search for that SpongeBob meme you downloaded

  • Files Go now lets you search for files, show where duplicate files are, and integrate with Google Photos.
  • The update is rolling out now and keeps the app at around 7MB in size.
  • Files Go is part of Google’s slimmed-down Android Go. 

Google updated its Files Go app not only with new search functionality, but with added functionality to make removing your files a bit easier.

When you open the Files tab, you can now tap the search icon to find any file on your phone. In addition to instant results, the search feature can also auto-complete your searches and presents a search history.

If you find typing to be too much of a chore, you can set up filters to help you find your files with fewer taps. As a nice bonus, filters and search do not require an Internet connection to work.

However you decide to search for files, you can now use the function to locate duplicate files. Files Go will still suggest duplicate files for removal, but you can now long-press a thumbnail and press the “i” icon to see where the files are located.

Lastly, Files Go now features Google Photos integration. Once you back up your photos and videos in Google Photos, Files Go will prompt you to delete those files to free up space.

It is no coincidence that all of the new features have something to do with freeing up as much space on your phone as possible. Files Go is part of Google’s Android Go, a stripped-down version of Android designed to run on entry-level smartphones.

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Currently, the operating system is based on Android Oreo and features Go-ified versions of Google Assistant, YouTube, Gmail, Gboard, and more. All the Go apps weigh less than 15MB, with Files Go coming in at 7MB.

You can download Files Go at the link below.

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