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This app in Google Play wants to use phone mics to enforce copyrights

9 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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If ever there were a case for rejecting requested device permissions, it's made by an Android app with more than 10 million downloads from Google Play. The official app for the Spanish soccer league La Liga was recently updated to seek access to users' microphone and GPS settings. When granted, the app processes audio snippets in an attempt to identify public venues that broadcast soccer games without a license.
According to a statement issued by La Liga officials , the functionality was added last Friday and is enabled only after users click “yes” to an Android dialog asking if...
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Google will add a manual dark/light toggle to the Pixel Launcher in a future Android release

Google will add a manual dark/light toggle to the Pixel Launcher in a future Android release

9 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

One of my favorite small touches on the Pixel 2 when it first launched was the addition of a dark theme to match your wallpaper. It's a great change if you ask me, but having it based on your wallpaper is sometimes a bit annoying. Now, it's looking like Google will give users a manual toggle in the future.
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Two New Partners Added To Android Enterprise Recommended

Two New Partners Added To Android Enterprise Recommended

9 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google recently announced in a blog post that two new device makers have been added as partners of the company's Android Enterprise Recommended initiative. This program was developed by the search giant to make it easier for businesses to determine which devices are suitable for their operations. The two new partners to the Android Enterprise Recommended initiative are the Japanese tech firm Sharp and the San Mateo, California-based manufacturer Sonim Technologies. More specifically, the program has validated one handset from each of the two new hardware partners, which are the Sharp AQUOS...
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Google expands Android Enterprise Recommended w/ latest phones, first tablets, & new OEMs

Google expands Android Enterprise Recommended w/ latest phones, first tablets, & new OEMs

9 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Earlier this year Google announced Android Enterprise Recommended to certify devices for work and security needs. Following the launch of several new phones and tablets in recent months, Google is expanding the number of devices included in the program.
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Bloomberg: Apple originally gave thought to designing a portless iPhone X

Bloomberg: Apple originally gave thought to designing a portless iPhone X

If you own the Apple iPhone X, imagine the device without the Lightning port. In fact, imagine the tenth anniversary model being 100% port-free. According to a report published... Read more ...

Apple Challenges Four Qualcomm Patents in Ongoing Legal Battle

Apple Challenges Four Qualcomm Patents in Ongoing Legal Battle

Apple today filed petitions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of four Qualcomm patents amid an increasingly vicious legal battle... Read more ...

Yep, Face ID is coming to the iPad, and it's adding multi-user support

Yep, Face ID is coming to the iPad, and it's adding multi-user support

The first operating system Apple talked about on stage at WWDC on Monday was iOS 12, which is now available in beta version to developers and anyone else interested in trying... Read more ...

I want this foldable touchscreen MacBook tablet right now

I want this foldable touchscreen MacBook tablet right now

A report a few days ago said that Apple is working on a next-gen device that sounded very much like a MacBook with a touchscreen display and ARM processor. Project “Star” is... Read more ...

Motorola, Best Buy, B&H and Amazon start accepting pre-orders for the Moto...

Motorola, Best Buy, B&H and Amazon start accepting pre-orders for the Moto Z3 Play

Motorola has started taking pre-orders for the third-generation Moto Z3 Play. Those pre-ordering or purchasing the phone from Motorola between now and June 30th, receive a free... Read more ...

AT&T's new streaming service "WatchTV" will be free to subscribers of two...

AT&T's new streaming service "WatchTV" will be free to subscribers of two new unlimited plans

Last weekend, in the aftermath of AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, the nation's second largest carrier announced that it will launch a new app called "WatchTV" that streams... Read more ...

Sticker reactions are coming to WhatsApp for Android soon

Sticker reactions are coming to WhatsApp for Android soon

WhatsApp is working to bring new features to its Android app, but before they are released in the Google Play Store, some users can test them via the beta channel. Sticker... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: LeechTunes, PodCruncher, SomaFM and More

Today's Apps Gone Free: LeechTunes, PodCruncher, SomaFM and More

Enjoy your tunes, listen to podcasts, and stream commercial free radio with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and without... Read more ...

Motorola One Power allegedly leaks out in the flesh showing off notch...

Motorola One Power allegedly leaks out in the flesh showing off notch, fingerprint sensor

Motorola has a few standard lines of “Moto” branded smartphones, but for the past few weeks we've been hearing bits of information surrounding a new device called the “Motorola... Read more ...

Microsoft launches new Bing visual search features on Android and iOS

Microsoft launches new Bing visual search features on Android and iOS

Search what you see. Searching the internet if largely a text-heavy experience, but Bing is looking to make things a little more visual. Microsoft announced today the rollout... Read more ...