Tag Archives: Android

Older Android phones won’t support many secure websites by September 2021

You might have to upgrade your Android phone before long if you want to visit large portions of the secure web. According to Android Police, Certificate Authority Let’s Encrypt is warning that phones running Android versions before 7.1.1 Nougat won’t… … Read the rest of this entry

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Hummer EV ‘supertruck’ has a UI built on Unreal Engine and runs Android

On Tuesday night GMC took the wraps off of its upcoming Hummer EV, a 1,000HP “supertruck” that’s powered by up to three electric motors and its new Ultium battery setup. But inside the new Hummer, there’s a 12.3-inch driver information … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that … Read the rest of this entry

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New York and New Jersey launch COVID Alert apps for Android and iOS

Back in May, Apple and Google released technology to enable COVID-19 exposure notifications via their mobile platforms and now more people in the US can opt-in to programs based on the technology. Virginia was the first state in the US … Read the rest of this entry

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Opera update uses QR codes to sync data between PC and Android browsers

The Opera browser is making it easier to sync between desktop and Android devices. The latest updates (version 71 on desktop and version 60 on Android) include a new feature called Sync that doesn’t require the use of an email … Read the rest of this entry

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Iranian hackers’ Android malware spies on dissidents by stealing 2FA codes

It’s no secret that some countries have spied on their citizens through innocuous-looking apps, but one effort is more extensive than usual. Check Point Research has discovered (via ZDNet) that Rampant Kitten, an Iranian hacker group that has targete… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Google’s Android dongle may be called ‘Chromecast with Google TV’

Over the past few months, leaked renders and internal listings pretty much confirmed that Google is working on an Android TV dongle codenamed “Sabrina.” Now, Artem Russakovskii of Android Police has discovered a listing on Target’s retail system that… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Crowdfunded dongle brings wireless Android Auto to more cars

While wireless Android Auto will soon be easier to find on phones, it’s another matter for cars. The cable-free tech is still rare outside of a few brands like BMW. A crowdfunded project might change that, however. Developer Emil Borconi-Szdressy … Read the rest of this entry

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Google pulls ‘fediverse’ Android apps for allegedly enabling hate speech

Google has stepped up its fight against hate speech, but there are concerns that it might be too aggressive. As Private Internet Access reports, Google has pulled or threatened to pull multiple “fediverse” apps (groups of interconnected servers used… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Watch the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s creepy android series on HBO Max

Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves was supposed to be a straight-to-series order for TNT, but it officially became an HBO Max title last year. Now, the newly launched streaming service has released a trailer for the upcoming sci—fi series, and … Read the rest of this entry

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