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18,000 Android apps found violating ad tracking rules

Getting online advertisers to stop tracking you over Android may not be as easy it seems.

Engadget /
Google's AR tools make it easier for apps to apply face filters

Augmented reality experiences are still in their relative infancy, but because Android runs on so many devices, it can't always assume they'll have dedicated hardware to create extra effects. While Apple is already pushing ahead with AR and packed an...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is a $399 Android tablet with Bixby on board - CNET

But is it enough to stomp out a Fire or compete with an iPad?

Engadget /
Samsung's thinnest ever tablet is the first with Bixby built in

Samsung has a surprise product announcement today, but it's not the flagship phone we've been dying to hear about. Instead, the ...

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Apple will finally tell us why it spent $1B on video (The 3:59, Ep. 521) - CNET

Plus, Android app tracking and Google's US expansion.

CNET /
These Android apps have been tracking you, even when you say stop - CNET

Potentially breaking Google's rules, advertisers are collecting info that can help them skirt an Android privacy feature.

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Google focuses Android Things to smart speakers and smart displays - CNET

Google's Internet of Things platform is shifting its priorities to just smart speakers and displays.

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Exclusive: India watchdog probes accusations that Google abused Android - sources

India's antitrust commission is looking into accusations that Alphabet Inc's unit Google abuses its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

CNET /
Samsung's foldable phone is here, with brand-new One UI for Android - CNET

A totally new phone design needs a totally fresh interface.

USA Today /
5 fun, free smartphone games to beat the February blahs

These iOS and Android virtual getaways won’t replace a beach vacation, but these fun and free digital diversions might just be what the doctor ...

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Google experiments with dark mode for Chrome on phones

It took Google quite some time to get on board with the idea of adding a dark mode to its apps and platforms, but it's definitely ...

Engadget /
Chrome OS update expands Google Assistant and Android Pie support

Google has moved the latest version of its Chrome OS from beta to release status, and with the arrival of version 72 there are changes you'll notice -- if you're using the right kind of device. One of the biggest adjustments is ...

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Opera's free VPN is now built into its Android browser

Opera is adding a free, unlimited VPN to its Android browser. It's rolling out the VPN gradually to beta users first before making it more widely available. You'll be able to set your location as America, Europe or Asia, or use a setting to automatic...

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Toyota adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its trucks and SUVs

Toyota dragged its heels on smartphone integration for years, but it's making up for that in style. The automaker is introducing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support to its 2020 trucks and SUVs, including the Tacoma (above), Tundra, 4Runner and Se...

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Netflix for iOS can automatically download new episodes

Netflix just made it easier to keep a Marie Kondo marathon going on your iPhone -- the company's Smart Downloads feature has finally made the leap to iOS. As on Android and Windows, the feature will automatically delete episodes ...

USA Today /
How to stop robocalls, block numbers on your iPhone, Android and even landline

You have a whole arsenal of smartphone tools at your disposal: Block numbers, Do Not Disturb mode, and apps can help end this telephonic ...

Reuters /
Snap shares soar as Android app shows promise

Shares of Snap Inc rose 26 percent on Wednesday, after the maker of Snapchat messaging app arrested a fall in users on Apple devices and drew a ...

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AT&T is putting its fake 5G logo on iPhones too

After making its way to some Android devices last month, AT&T's misleading "5G E" icon is now available on iPhones and iPads, too.

Engadget /
Newton Mail quietly resurrects its cross-platform email app

The Newton Mail email service bid subscribers farewell in September, but now it seems to be back. 9to5Mac has spotted an updated version on the iOS App Store and Engadget can confirm that it's also available on Google Play for Android and on Mac. "We...

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Lumentum expects Android devices with Apple-like 3D sensing tech in 2019

Lumentum Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it expects Android smartphone makers to launch devices with facial recognition technology this year even as the Apple Inc supplier forecast slightly lower-than-expected revenue for its current quarter.

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Xbox Live to connect with Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch players

Microsoft is taking a step toward true "cross-platform play" by opening the doors for Xbox Live users to chat with their friends on PC, Android, iOS, ...

Engadget /
Mozilla will mute auto-playing videos in Firefox

Mozilla announced today that its Firefox web browser will start automatically blocking auto-playing video and audio later this year. The ...

Engadget /
Chromebook to Android instant tethering expands beyond Google devices

There were hints Google was expanding its Internet Tethering feature to third-party devices, and now it's official. The simple cellular ...

USA Today /
Xbox Live could soon be coming to iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch

Playing games between an Xbox and Nintendo Switch may soon go beyond just "Fortnite" and "Rocket League."        

Engadget /
Google debuts new Android apps for the hard of hearing

Over the past few years, Google has created multiple applications with accessibility in mind. Yet, most of these apps have focused on users who have physical or visual impairments. Examples include last year's Voice Access and Lookout apps. Now, the...

CNET /
Xbox Live to connect with players on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch - CNET

The social gaming hub will offer a peek at a cross-platform SDK at a game conference next month.

Engadget /
Xbox Live will soon connect players on Android, iOS and Switch

You've had a degree of access to Xbox Live beyond Microsoft's platforms for a while, but usually just to chat with friends or see what they're playing -- deeper hooks are reserved for its own games. Soon, though, that ...

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