Tag Archives: virtual

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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Put Android Oreo on your PC with Android-x86 8.1 RC1

There is no shortage of ways you can run Android apps on a PC, be it a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. But, as we’ve learned recently, not all of them are that trustworthy after all. Ensure that nothing suspicious creeps completely undetected is one of the benefits of open source

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Apple Watch to swap physical for virtual buttons says report

Apple plans to change the Apple Watch buttons to touch-sensitive controls, insiders claim, cutting out moving parts and potentially improving battery life of future versions of the smartwatch. The Apple Watch currently has two physical controls: a large button on the side, and the so-called Digital Crown, which both rotates and presses in.

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AR Expeditions show it’s not all about fun and games

Virtual reality and, to a lesser extent, augmented reality have the connotation of mostly being about entertainment. The current selection of VR and AR experiences, plus the media and buzz surrounding them, do reinforce that misconception. That is why proponents like Google are trying to push new experiences that give these technologies a more serious tone

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iPhone owners are about to reach a crossroads

At Display Week, Apple engineers took telling peeks at next-gen screen technologies of several telling sorts. Hardcore Apple devotees might find themselves at a crossroads in years to come, if what we’re seeing Apple look at this week gets utilized in future Apple product. Especially when it comes to those Apple fans who use the iPhone because they’ve always used … Continue reading

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Philips’ Hue app is getting a huge – and much-needed – overhaul

Philips’ Hue connected lighting has done a good job bedding itself into the average smart home, but for a long time its smartphone app has been the weakest link.

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Xperia Ear Duo pre-order available now, launching this month

This is probably one of the longest waiting time between announcement and retail launch. Granted, Xperia Ear “Open Style”, as the Xperia Ear Duo was initially called, was first shown off as a near-final prototype August last year. With the interest in ubiquitous smart assistants on the rise, perhaps Sony thought that now is the perfect time to bring the … Continue reading

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Iran bans banks from trading cryptocurrencies

Iran is borrowing a page from China when it comes to regulating money: if your real-world currency is in trouble, crack down on the virtual kind.

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I’m Lucky Enough to Be a Shopping Editor, and These Are 11 Items I’m Coveting This Week

Rainy days aren't going to stop me from getting in the Spring spirit . I'm always on the hunt for the coolest products out there as a shopping editor

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This $9 Mascara Is a Bestseller on Amazon . . . It Gives You the Longest, Thickest Lashes Ever

If you're stumped on where to find the perfect mascara, Amazon is a great resource. Thousands of customers leave honest, helpful feedback that will guide your purchasing decision.

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