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Google has agreed to terms with Android developers to settle a lawsuit that accused the tech giant of using methods to divert most payments through its Google Play billing system with a default service fee of 30%. The company has agreed to pay $90 million in order to settle the legal battle. In a blog post, Google... Read more...
Malicious software, commonly known as malware, is one of many threats to both cybersecurity and privacy. Cybercriminals can distribute malware to achieve a number of different goals, including siphoning funds from cryptocurrency wallets, stealing login credentials, or establishing botnets. However, cybercriminals... Read more...
It seems that Nothing will be focusing its first smartphone launch in home markets, which will include the UK and Europe. This also means those in the United States and Canada will be seeing, well nothing (but not Nothing) for now. Carl Pei has been touting his Nothing phone as the top alternative to Apple's... Read more...
There are millions of Android apps in Google Play, and while there are safeguards in place to keep malicious ones from sneaking in, a few bad apples inevitably creep through the door. When that happens, millions of devices can end up infected. A recent security report called attention to a handful of them that have... Read more...
It appears OnePlus could launch its third flagship phone of 2022, the OnePlus 10/10T. The third addition is rumored to fall somewhere in between the already released OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10R. The OnePlus 10 Pro launched earlier this year as a solid Android flagship with excellent performance and killer camera... Read more...
Razer has introduced a new and improved version of its Kishi mobile controller with a sleeker design and some key upgrades. For the time being, the Kishi V2 is only available for Android phones, though Razer says it plans to launch a version for iPhone devices sometime this fall (an exact date has not yet been... Read more...
Last week, security researchers published a report showing that the rate at which trojans infect mobile devices has been accelerating over the past few quarters. Trojans are a form of malware disguised as applications that users might want to install. Victims of trojans effectively invite malware onto their devices... Read more...
Earlier this week, we covered a report that claimed mobile device trojans are on the rise. Trojans are a specific kind of malware that infect victims’ devices by pretending to be legitimate and trustworthy applications. Unfortunately, trojans sometimes mange to sneak their way into the Google Play Store and infect... Read more...
Blizzard Entertainment is sticking to its story that, officially, Diablo Immortal is still launching on June 2 (tomorrow) on mobile. The hell with that, though—you can head over to Google's Play Store or Apple's App Store and download the game to your Android or iOS device and play it, for free, right this very... Read more...
When Windows 11 started its roll out, Microsoft announced that it would incorporate the ability to run Android mobile apps in a future update. It did not take long for Redmond to roll out the feature to Windows Insiders, though, and the Android Subsystem for Windows was born. Well, the next major update is almost... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud streaming service added Fortnite today to its already large library of games it supports. The full launch removes the waitlist that existed prior to today, and enables all current and new members with the opportunity to stream the extremely popular battle-royale game on both iOS and Android... Read more...
Lately, Google has been making some changes to Play Store policies. The company recently announced that Android apps would be barred from using the Accessibility API for recording phone calls. Google also started rolling out a new data safety section to the Play Store that will require app developers to disclose their... Read more...
During Google I/O 2022 last week, Alphabet rolled out Android 13 Beta 2, and it has some interesting new features that enhance the look of the OS and make search functionality more user friendly. The new beta version of the Android operating system has two rather notable updates. First, there has been some fine... Read more...
Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 6a, which reportedly features a new, better fingerprint sensor. While real-world, independent tests haven't been performed on the Pixel 6a's fingerprint sensor just yet, the hope is that it will perform more accurately than its predecessor. Pixel fans were excited for the... Read more...
Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed two months ago that this year's Google I/O event would be coming back live at the Shoreline Ampitheatre, and today is the day it is happening. The annual developer conference is a two-day event (May 11-12) that will be filled with keynotes, hardware announcements, software updates, and more. Watch The Google Read more...
Last week, Google introduced its new data safety section for the Play Store, which states that Android application developers have until July 20th to fully disclose their data collection, sharing, and safety practices. A new analysis of popular Android apps shows why this kind of data collection transparency is... Read more...
For better or for worse, OnePlus is changing. In the past year, the company has merged with Oppo, transitioned OxygenOS to Oppo’s ColorOS code base, and replaced Warp Charge with Oppo’s SuperVOOC. But here in the US, OnePlus also grew almost 3x thanks in no small part to its affordable Nord N series... Read more...
Blizzard made some PC gamers mad as hell when it announced Diablo Immortal two and a half years ago, because at the time the developer said it was being launched exclusively to mobile. In a moment of redemption, Blizzard has decided to release Diablo Immortal on PC after all (in addition to Android and iOS), and the... Read more...
Google is about to slam the ban hammer on third-party apps currently in the Play Store that use the Accessibility API for recording calls. The move will make it more difficult to record calls on an Android device. While the latest Pixel smartphones offer the ability to record phone calls through its pre-installed... Read more...
Two years ago, we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ and gave it our recommendation without reservation. As we noted in that review, the premium Android tablet space is pretty sparse. There are a number of dirt cheap tablets running old versions of Android out there, but you’re unlikely to find high build... Read more...
As we have alluded to in numerous recent posts, security and malware-related alerts are almost weekly if not more frequent. According to Google's Project Zero, a whopping 58 zero day exploits were found in 2021. That's basically about 1.12 new zero day exploits a week. Project Zero is an initiative from Google... Read more...
If you're not already rocking a 5G handset, your list of choices is about to get a little bit bigger. Just as importantly, your options for a presumably affordable 5G smartphone is on the verge of growing by one. Or by OnePlus, as the case might be—OnePlus revealed today that its upcoming Nord N20 5G handset is... Read more...
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