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The Pixel 6a’s Fingerprint Sensors Seem Fast

Give it up to Android for keeping the fingerprint scanner alive. According to Malaysian YouTuberFazli Halim (who has already leaked details of the Pixel 6a that Google is launching on July 28), the Pixel 6a’s fingerprint scanner won’t be a disappointing dud like on the Pixel 6/6 Pro. Over the weekend, 9to5Google surfaced Halim’s latest …

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Google warns of new SPYWARE used to hack smartphones

Google has warned of spyware being used by foreign governments to hack into Apple and Android phones and snoop on users’ activities. The offending ‘spyware’ – software that steals information from a device – was created by Milan-based company RCS Lab, Google and security firm Lookout have revealed. RCS Lab spyware has allegedly been used …

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Google Maps to Cut Location Reminders Assistant Feature

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) “Okay Google… Set a reminder to remind me to remind you to stop your location reminder feature.” “…Done.” Thanks, Google. Well, if you go to the Google Assistant Help page, it now says that the ability to create reminders on the app “is going away soon.” Additionally, the ability to …

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Google Killing Duo, Rolling its Features into Meet

Duo will become Google Meet. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo I get annoyed by all the jokes people make about Google killing things willy-nilly. I think that’s because I’m so deep into the ecosystem that these kinds of changes usually directly affect me. Google’s latest assassination target is Duo, which is now being combined with …

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Beware the Latest Android Malware on Google Play

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Android users take heed: there’s a new piece of malware cropping up on the Google Play Store, and it’s coming for your data. Dubbed “Facestealer,” this new malware can steal personal information on your phone, hijack your social media passwords by forcing fake logins, and blast your device with invasive ads. Ssecurity …

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Android Auto Makeover Lets You Watch YouTube in Your Car

Android Auto’s refresh will make it easier to mind your maps and messages while driving. Picture: Google Android Auto in the dash is getting a much-needed refresh. During a session at its developer conference, Google introduced has revised interface coming to the Android-based car software. It includes a new split-screen mode that’s more scalable across …

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All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates, Google had …

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