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Google will pay you $1,000 to hack some of Android’s most popular apps

Google will pay you $1,000 to hack some of Android’s most popular apps Details are light at the moment, but a bit of news out of Google’s Playtime developer event this morning: the company is launching a Google Play bug bounty program that’ll encourage researchers to poke around and look for vulnerabilities in some of Android’s most popular apps (both those built by Google and those built by third-party devs.) Called the “Google Play Security Reward” program, the new program aims to get researchers to work directly with Android app…

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BlackBerry’s KEYone ‘Black Edition’ offers more than just good looks

BlackBerry’s KEYone ‘Black Edition’ offers more than just good looks BlackBerry’s most interesting phone in years – if not an entire decade – is the KEYone, an Android device with a classic BlackBerry hardware keyboard that finally answers the needs of truly dedicated thumb typists with a modern mobile OS. Now, the KEYone ‘Black Edition’ has arrived, and it’s more than just a fresh coat of paint on an older gadget. In fact, the ‘Black Edition’ doubles the internal storage of the KEYone, from 32GB up to 64GB (and it…

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Google Play adds Android Instant Apps via a ‘Try it Now’ button, among other changes

Google Play adds Android Instant Apps via a ‘Try it Now’ button, among other changes Google today is announcing a number of changes to its Google Play app store, the most notable being a new way to try apps immediately without having to first install them on your mobile device. The new feature takes advantage of “Android Instant Apps” technology – Google’s attempt at bridging the mobile web world with that of native applications. Instant Apps were first introduced at Google’s I/O developer conference last year. Unlike native apps that…

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DxO One camera for Android on the way, new accessories debut

DxO One camera for Android on the way, new accessories debut The best compact camera smartphone attachment you can buy is getting an Android version, and a heap of updates for the existing iPhone model that make it even better (and it’s already excellent). The DxO One, DxO’s first camera hardware, gets a free software update this morning that adds Facebook Live multi-camera streaming, time-lapse and more, and customers can sign up to find out more about DxO One for Android, with more details to be released on November 2….

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Microsoft already published a KRACK fix, Apple and Google are working on it

Microsoft already published a KRACK fix, Apple and Google are working on it Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol yesterday that affects all devices that use WiFi. While we’ve listed many ways to protect yourself against KRACK, the best way to completely eradicate it from your network is to update all your WiFi devices. And some companies have been faster than others. First, you should update your WiFi access point. If you’re using your default ISP router, there’s not much you can do about it. Ask…

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iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US

iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US iOS and Samsung’s U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple’s smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data. According to its analysis, iOS is up 3.7 percentage points year-over-year, to achieve 35 percent market share, while Samsung only grew 0.8 points, reaching a 35.2 percent share. Kantar says that weaker sales through Verizon hurt Samsung, while Apple reached nearly a…

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Why ARKit will make more money than ARCore or Camera Effects (for now)

Why ARKit will make more money than ARCore or Camera Effects (for now) Tim MerelContributor Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor: The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns) The reality of VR/AR growth After the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and ARKit launches, it’s clearer than ever that Apple owns the four waves of augmented reality. But Google’s launch of ARCore has the startup CEOs, corporates and VCs Digi-Capital works with confused (not to mention Facebook Camera Effects). While there are technical/performance differences between the…

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Google Assistant now has a male voice option

Google Assistant now has a male voice option [embedded content] Google Assistant is adding a little dimensionality to its voice characterization: The virtual AI companion got an update that adds a voice option called “Voice II” which sounds decidedly male (via Engadget). The second voice option is available in Assistant’s settings (not yet live for all, so your mileage may vary) and applies to the Home app as well as to your phone’s assistant. It seems like the additional voice option is limited to US English only in terms of…

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Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS While Microsoft is still officially working on the mobile version of Windows 10, it’s no secret that the company has all but given up on building its own mobile ecosystem. That only leaves Microsoft with one option: concede defeat and bring its applications to the likes of Android and iOS. That’s exactly what the company has been doing for the last few years and today the company announced that its Edge browser (the successor to the much — and often…

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Watch Google unveil the Pixel 2 live right here

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 2 live right here [embedded content] Google’s big event is today. And this time, it’s all about new devices — the company should unveil a handful of new hardware products. The event will start at 9 AM in San Francisco, 12 PM in New York, 5 PM in London, 6 PM in Paris. And we already know what to expect. The big elephant in the room is Google’s new flagship Android phone, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It should be faster, more durable…

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