Waze, Google, and Customer Service

I use the mobile app Waze for navigation on my Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone.  It works great with the system in my new car, Chevy Captiva Sport, except for one huge problem, the audio from Waze does not work over Bluetooth.  This is because the Android version of Waze does not have any support for Bluetooth in it.  The IOS version does.  This is a frequent point of discussion on the user support forums for Waze.  The biggest issue is that no one that works for Waze or Google ever responds to questions about the combination of Android, Waze and Bluetooth.  I don’t understand this at all.  Waze is supported by a strong user community that maintains and updates the maps used by Waze.  Every day users of Waze add information while they are driving about construction, road conditions and hazards.  Why can’t Waze tell us what is going on with this particular issue?  Waze employees, are you listening?

Google’s essential Android security tips

You’ve probably heard the horror stories: the app that stole someone’s credit card info, the lost or stolen phone that had hundreds of important photos on it. Our phones have become the hubs of our lives, and you want to know that it’s safe. Safe from loss or theft, safe from your personal information being appropriated by unscrupulous companies and hackers.

But seriously, there’s no need to fret. Android isn’t that scary, and there’s plenty you can do before you go out in the wild with your Android phone to keep it secure from shady apps and shady people.

Google’s lead security engineer for Android, Adrian Ludwig, put together this helpful walkthrough of simple things you can do to keep your Android device safe from malware, theft, and everything in between.

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