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

2 monthes 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

2 monthes 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

2 monthes 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

2 monthes 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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Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November

Microsoft prepares to kill the Windows 8 store: No new apps from November

Windows 8.1 dropped out of mainstream support earlier this year, entering the five-year extended support period in which it receives only security fixes. However, Microsoft is... Read more ...

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus Receive Security Patches

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus Receive Security Patches

Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus on Verizon are now beginning to receive updates , bringing the Android Security patch level up to August 2018. Specifically, the... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 starts shipping in the US, here's when you might get it

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 starts shipping in the US, here's when you might get it

Available for pre-order since August 10, Samsung's brand new Galaxy Note 9 is properly launching in the US on August 24. However, the smartphone has already started shipping... Read more ...

IOS 12 developer beta 9 for iPhone and iPad expected today

IOS 12 developer beta 9 for iPhone and iPad expected today

The iOS update train is still chugging along. After releasing not one but two iOS 12 developer betas last week, we expect Apple to release iOS 12 developer beta 9 for iPhone... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Undergoes Deep Teardown

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Undergoes Deep Teardown

The patent and technology experts at TechInsights' teardown labs have now performed a deep teardown and analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. There's not a whole lot to be... Read more ...

Gmail for Android now allows you to undo emails already sent

Gmail for Android now allows you to undo emails already sent

So let's say that you have been composing an email to your boss using the Gmail for Android app and you just sent it. But it quickly dawns on you that you accidentally typed... Read more ...

Three years after the original, a gargantuan Samsung Galaxy View 2 is in the...

Three years after the original, a gargantuan Samsung Galaxy View 2 is in the works

Back when Samsung wasn't afraid of taking risks and experimenting with different designs, form factors, and sizes, including some pretty outlandish ones, the Galaxy View made... Read more ...

Leak confirms Apple Watch Series 4 is launching next month

Leak confirms Apple Watch Series 4 is launching next month

It shouldn't be a surprise to see a new generation Apple Watch emerge out of Apple's iPhone event later this summer. We've seen a bunch of exciting rumors detailing the... Read more ...

Apple may upgrade 2018 iPhone lineup with faster wireless charging

Apple may upgrade 2018 iPhone lineup with faster wireless charging

After the iPhone 8 and X launched with a 5W maximum for wireless charging, Apple upped that to 7.5W shortly after with the release of iOS 11.2. However, a new report today... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Pre-orders Higher Than Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Pre-orders Higher Than Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launches this Friday, the handset has been available to pre-order gfor a couple of weeks. According to a recent report from South Korea, pre-orders of... Read more ...