Category Archives: Mobile Devices

Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

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Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of money to remain the default search engine on iOS. As CNBC first reported, according to a Bernstein analyst, Google could pay […]

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Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

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The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. It’s launched a new website, Prismalabs.ai, detailing this new offering. Initially, say Prisma’s co-founders, they’ll be offering […]

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The Note 8 makes a brief appearance on Samsung's website

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It would seem that Samsung’s grown tired of everyone else leaking information about its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 super-phablet and decided to take matters into its own hands, briefly listing the device on its own website before pulling the page again. Unfortunately the link for the listing only led to a blank page, so we […]

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Why mobile games are appearing in arcades all over the world

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Seemingly everyone has downloaded and incessantly played free games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja or Candy Crush Saga on our phones, so why are people leaving the comfort of their home, heading to their local arcade and paying money for precisely the same experience? These titles are sitting as equals alongside classic titles of Time […]

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New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

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An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information. Kaspersky writes: After getting onto a […]

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The best LG G6 deals in August 2017

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When the LG G6 hit the shelves earlier this year, we were touting it as a cheap alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s a high quality, stylish handset with a pin-sharp screen and water-resistant casing. There isn’t much not to like about this splendid Android phone. And while it looked the LG G6 was […]

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Facebook downranks video clickbait and fake play buttons

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Ever gotten tricked into clicking a fake play button on Facebook that opens a link instead of starting a video? I did, repeatedly, and wrote a story in 2014 titled “Yo Facebook, Ban Links With Fake Video Play Buttons”. Now Facebook is doing just that. Today it started downranking the News Feed presence of links […]

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A launch set for August 21, specs revealed

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Xiaomi is gearing up to launch a new entry-level smartphone next week. Dubbed the Redmi Note 5A, Xiaomi has announced that it will be launched on August 21 at an event in China. The phone will be unveiled by Xiaomi’s Chairman and CEO, Bin Lin. Earlier spotted on TENAA, the Chinese certification site, the Redmi […]

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Ofo comes to the US, joining the bike-share fray in Seattle

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Seattle seems like an unlikely venue for a duel between bike-sharing companies: it’s rainy, hilly, its residents can’t drive and another bike-share program recently went belly up publicly and ignominiously. But Ofo, one of several Chinese giants in the space, is the third company to launch in the city in a month. It’s the company’s […]

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The best Australian Samsung Galaxy S8 plans and deals in August 2017

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has taken the smartphone world by storm with its sleek new look and powerhouse specs, so here’s your chance to figure out what all the fuss is about without blowing up your wallet. This page is for savings on huge data, budget plans, or simply the best overall value in a contract […]

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