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Google Play security will extend to apps shared offline

Issues of control aside, there are technical and practical benefits to getting your Android apps from Google Play Store instead of third-party repositories or, worse, free-floating APKs. The biggest problem with that, however, is that installing apps, or even just browsing, requires an Internet connection, which might not be available at all times in all markets

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Google Podcasts app download on Google Play

Google released their Google Podcasts experience in app form this morning to the surprise of Podcast lovers everywhere. Before now, Google had a podcast-collecting experience available in their Search app, but it wasn’t particularly comprehensive. Now there’s an app for that, and it’s free, and we’re expecting apps like Pocket Casts and Sticher to be … disappointed, to say the … Continue reading

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One leak: everything you need to know

Xiaomi isn’t exactly known for playing by Google’s rules so the Mi A1, its first Android One smartphone was both a surprise and almost considered a fluke. A deleted Twitter poll, however, proved that vanilla Android One was more popular than its own MIUI skin. While Xiaomi will hardly give up its customizations because of that, it seems it has … Continue reading

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AR app-makers just got a huge treat ahead of HoloLens 2

Microsoft is throwing open HoloLens’ more advanced sensors, giving apps for the augmented reality headset access to its 3D mapping abilities and more. The wearable computer has been available to well-heeled developers since early 2016, but it’s only with a recent update to Windows 10 that it has unlocked its whole sensor suite. Until now, in fact, applications running on … Continue reading

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Google Home and Chromecast GPS location leak [Fix Incoming]

A security breach was discovered this month by a researcher with an eye on Google Home and GPS location reporting. In his proof of concept, a URL is opened on a computer connected to a Wi-Fi network that’s also connected to a Google Home or Chromecast device. If the URL is clicked and the webpage is kept open for around … Continue reading

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Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

It’s hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it’s Volvo’s first outing with the lightweight material. The automaker – which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles – has been talking up the tech that goes into cars … Continue reading

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Andy Android emulator installer could be installing a cryptominer

Android has, justified or not, earned a reputation of being easily compromised by malware, especially when installing apps from third-party sources. On the desktop side, that has traditionally been Windows’ infamy.

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Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage: you can’t have it

It’s an unfair and honestly unreasonable fact of life that not all smartphones of the same model are created equal.

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Foxconn chooses Milwaukee, Wisconsin as North American headquarters

Foxconn is getting serious about its US presence. The electronics manufacturer and Apple supplier has revealed that Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be serving as its North American headquarters. This comes almost a year after the company announced it would be building a new display factory in the state, which will be conveniently located just 30 miles south of the new headquarters … Continue reading

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Blizzard reveals World of Warcraft Classic to be based on patch 1.12

At last November’s BlizzCon, Blizzard finally announced World of Warcraft Classic, a close-to-vanilla-as-possible version of its long-standing MMO that fans have wanted for years.

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