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DoJ charges Google with multiple antitrust violations
Policy & legislation

DoJ charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

The lawsuit could have serious implications for Google and the tech industry
20 Oct 2020
Google Pixel 5 review: Middleweight power in a knockout package
Google Android

Google Pixel 5 review: Middleweight power in a knockout package

Google’s latest flagship takes a small step back - and one giant leap forward
14 Oct 2020
Google might be forced to sell its Chrome browser
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Policy & legislation

Google might be forced to sell its Chrome browser

The DoJ might order a breakup in order to reduce Google's power in the online search market
12 Oct 2020
Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware
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Security

Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware

This sophisticated strain abuses the incoming call notification to block access to a device
9 Oct 2020
Google dilutes Pixel 5 amid economic downturn
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Mobile Phones

Google dilutes Pixel 5 amid economic downturn

New budget handset will launch on 15 October with fewer features and a mid-range processor
1 Oct 2020
Google officially closes its revenue-share loophole
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Google officially closes its revenue-share loophole

Developers have until September 30 to comply or risk being dropped from the Google Play Store
30 Sep 2020
DuckDuckGo slams Google's search engine auction as "fundamentally flawed"
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Google Android

DuckDuckGo slams Google's search engine auction as "fundamentally flawed"

Search engine outfit says "pay-to-play" auction is only serving to strengthen Google's dominance
30 Sep 2020
Google removes 17 apps infected with evasive ‘Joker’ malware
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malware

Google removes 17 apps infected with evasive ‘Joker’ malware

Researchers identify three variations in the way the 'fleeceware' strain infects victims' Android devices
28 Sep 2020
Google toughens enforcement of 30% revenue share with developers
Google Android

Google toughens enforcement of 30% revenue share with developers

Reports indicate the updates could come as soon as next week
25 Sep 2020
Hey Google, navigate where there's no COVID-19
Google Maps COVID-19 overlay in Florida
Google Android

Hey Google, navigate where there's no COVID-19

Google Maps will soon offer a COVID-19 overlay at the national, state, county and city levels
24 Sep 2020
Every Microsoft Teams update from Ignite 2020
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Every Microsoft Teams update from Ignite 2020

UI improvements, feature updates, new functionality, and a glimpse at Teams' future on Android
23 Sep 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G review: So ultra it Hertz
Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G review: So ultra it Hertz

Like its name suggests, the S20 Ultra is a beefed-up smartphone with double the good stuff
23 Sep 2020
Android users told to be on high alert after Cerberus banking Trojan leaks to the dark web
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Android users told to be on high alert after Cerberus banking Trojan leaks to the dark web

The source code for the authenticator-breaking malware is available for free on underground forums
18 Sep 2020
Google Pixel 4a review: A picture-perfect package
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Google Pixel 4a review: A picture-perfect package

Google serves up another slice of budget brilliance
18 Sep 2020
Google bans ‘stalkerware’ from Play store
spyware

Google bans ‘stalkerware’ from Play store

The ban excludes enterprise management tools and those used by parents to track the whereabouts of their children
17 Sep 2020
Android 11's budget version 'Go' is now available
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Android 11's budget version 'Go' is now available

The new edition is designed to launch apps 20% faster than predecessor and works with cheaper smartphones
11 Sep 2020
Android 11 introduces tighter privacy controls for apps
Google Android

Android 11 introduces tighter privacy controls for apps

Next instance of Google's OS also includes controls for IoT ecosystems and messaging apps
10 Sep 2020
How to unroot Android
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How to unroot Android

If you've rooted your Android device, here’s how to get everything back to normal
9 Sep 2020
Google Maps adds parking payments via the app
Google Android

Google Maps adds parking payments via the app

The new function is testing in Texas but will soon spread nationwide
4 Sep 2020
Joker fleeceware "thriving" on Google Play Store, researchers claim
Google Android

Joker fleeceware "thriving" on Google Play Store, researchers claim

Six recently removed apps are believed to have spread the malware across 200,000 installs
3 Sep 2020
New Android spyware strain masquerades as COVID-19 tracking app
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New Android spyware strain masquerades as COVID-19 tracking app

Hacking group also using pornographic clips to expand footprint on mobile devices, warns Kaspersky
26 Aug 2020
Android 11 will broaden wireless Android Auto compatibility
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Android 11 will broaden wireless Android Auto compatibility

You’re no longer limited to just Samsung and Google smartphones.
20 Aug 2020
A 5G BlackBerry phone with physical keyboard is coming in 2021
Mobile Phones

A 5G BlackBerry phone with physical keyboard is coming in 2021

The business phone to be resurrected with OnwardMobility and FIH Mobile planning a security-savvy enterprise handset
19 Aug 2020