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Google News bug on Android using huge amount of background data

Google News bug on Android using huge amount of background data

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Samsung+ teases Android Pie as beta program is prepared

Samsung+ teases Android Pie as beta program is prepared

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Android Pie is coming to the latest Galaxy smartphones, but it will take some time and a whole beta program to get through to that goal.

Firefox for Android 63 brings picture-in-picture mode, notification channels, more

Firefox for Android 63 brings picture-in-picture mode, notification channels, more

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Mozilla has just released a new version of Firefox for Android, which adds the long-awaited PiP (picture-in-picture) mode and several other improvements. Version 63 of Firefox has been in beta testing for some time, but the final version is now available for download via Google Play Store. With picture-in-picture mode, smartphone users will be able to continue to watch a video even after switching to another app from the browser. It's true that the video will switch to a smaller size, but you can always maximize it. Keep in mind though that support for picture-in-picture mode is ...

Samsung W2019 flip clamshell Android phone may be ready soon

Samsung W2019 flip clamshell Android phone may be ready soon

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Samsung may be preparing for the Galaxy X as its first-ever truly foldable smartphone but the South Korean tech giant still has a flip phone offering. After the Samsung W2017 and W2018, the next-gen W2019 is believed to be being prepped for release. We only have a teaser video for now but it’s somewhat believable.

Ghostbusters World now available on Android and iOS

Ghostbusters World now available on Android and iOS

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Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghost Corps and publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. have announced the release of their map-based AR mobile game Ghostbusters World. This fresh take on location based AR games features iconic characters from the Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters World players follow in the footsteps of Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddmore by battling

Portugal courts rule Google can’t remove Aptoide from users’ Android phones

Portugal courts rule Google can’t remove Aptoide from users’ Android phones

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The Play Protect security software on Android phones is said to have systematically targeted installations of third-party competitor Aptoide.

Keyboard icon used for Google Assistant mysteriously disappears on some Android phones

Keyboard icon used for Google Assistant mysteriously disappears on some Android phones

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Sometimes Google Assistant users would rather type their requests to the virtual personal assistant instead of speaking them out loud. As a result, Google Assistant, when opened, used to have a row containing three icons: Google Lens, the microphone icon, and a keyboard icon. The latter would open the QWERTY, allowing users to type in a question, demand or request to Google Assistant.

Google News bug is burning through background data on Android

Google News bug is burning through background data on Android

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Google News for Android is burning through huge quantities of mobile data and users aren’t happy. Many users have taken to Google’s help forum and Reddit to complain about the issue, which in some cases has resulted in dozens of gigabytes being consumed in less than a month. Reports indicate the problem has been ongoing since August. According to impacted … Continue reading

Brazil’s DST change inadvertently affects millions of Android phones

Brazil’s DST change inadvertently affects millions of Android phones

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When you’re making some changes to a traditionally scheduled Daylight Savings Time, you might want to take into consideration the fact that Android smartphones and therefore its users, will also be affected. This is what Brazilians experienced when their smartphones automatically went ahead one hour as originally scheduled, only this time, the government decided to

A look at the Android Market (aka Google Play) on its 10th Anniversary

A look at the Android Market (aka Google Play) on its 10th Anniversary

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Google Play has generated more than twice the downloads of the iOS App Store, reaching a 70 percent share of worldwide downloads in 2017, according to a new report from App Annie, released in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Android Market, now called Google Play. The report also examined the state of Google

8 oddball accessories to bring your iPhone or Android photos to the next level

8 oddball accessories to bring your iPhone or Android photos to the next level

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With the rise of smartphone cameras comes an explosion of accessories aimed at enhancing your photography skills. Here, we take a look at a few, from add-on grips to entire camera units designed specifically to work with iOS devices.

Android: a 10-year visual history

Android: a 10-year visual history

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Google’s Android operating system has undergone a pretty incredible metamorphosis since it debuted on the T-Mobile G1 on October 22nd, 2008. A decade might seem like a long time, but on the scale of the PC's growth, it's a blink of an eye. You could make a pretty convincing argument that no consumer technology in history has evolved as quickly as the smartphone, and Android has been at the very center of that evolution.

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