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Android crypto mining scam hits 93,000 victims
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Android crypto mining scam hits 93,000 victims

More than 170 apps claimed to offer users cloud-based crypto mining for a fee
8 Jul 2021
Google shuts down Play Store apps for stealing Facebook credentials
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Google shuts down Play Store apps for stealing Facebook credentials

The nine malicious Android apps boast nearly six million downloads collectively
5 Jul 2021
Android devs must now provide personal details and use 2FA
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software development

Android devs must now provide personal details and use 2FA

Google sets out stricter requirements for Play Store developers to limit malicious apps uploaded to the Android marketplace
29 Jun 2021
20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules
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Google Android

20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules

Half of these offending apps were “teacher approved”
23 Jun 2021
EU opens antitrust probe into Google's advertising business
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Policy & legislation

EU opens antitrust probe into Google's advertising business

The European Commission will investigate whether the tech giant favours its own services at the expense of rival advertisers and publishers
22 Jun 2021
UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'
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Policy & legislation

UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'

The Competition and Markets Authority will examine whether the tech giant's dominance stifles competition and reduces innovation
16 Jun 2021
Nokia 5.4 review: Behind the curve
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Mobile Phones

Nokia 5.4 review: Behind the curve

This cut-price Android handset looks great, but doesn’t do enough to convince
15 Jun 2021
Latest Android 12 beta puts privacy front and centre
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Latest Android 12 beta puts privacy front and centre

Developers roll out a privacy dashboard alongside shortcuts to limit app access to components like the microphone and camera
10 Jun 2021
OnePlus 9 Pro review: An instant cult classic
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Hardware

OnePlus 9 Pro review: An instant cult classic

It's no longer the 'cheap' option, but the 9 Pro is the best Android alternative to Samsung
7 Jun 2021
Google I/O 2021: Android 12, 3D video calls, Workspace updates and more
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Google Android

Google I/O 2021: Android 12, 3D video calls, Workspace updates and more

We've rounded up all of the biggest announcements from Google's in-person developer conference
19 May 2021
Google Pay users can now send money to Singapore and India
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Google Android

Google Pay users can now send money to Singapore and India

This move comes as part of a new partnership with Western Union and Wise
12 May 2021
Qualcomm modem flaw puts millions of Android users at risk
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Google Android

Qualcomm modem flaw puts millions of Android users at risk

Vulnerability found in the chipmaker's Mobile Station Modem could allow hackers to listen to user conversations, although Qualcomm has downplayed the …
6 May 2021
Xiaomi Mi 11 review: A cut-price flagship killer
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Mobile Phones

Xiaomi Mi 11 review: A cut-price flagship killer

This smooth-scrolling, feature-rich powerhouse ticks almost every box
26 Apr 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: Ultra in every sense of the word
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Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: Ultra in every sense of the word

The South Korean giant has gone big again with an extravagant, and expensive, handset
22 Apr 2021
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro review: Champagne tastes on a lemonade budget
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Mobile Phones

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro review: Champagne tastes on a lemonade budget

A supposedly 'budget' smartphone stacked with premium specs
13 Apr 2021
Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update
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privacy

Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update

The update breached the tech giant's rules about collecting and sharing location data
12 Apr 2021
LG promises three years of Android updates after exit from smartphone market
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LG promises three years of Android updates after exit from smartphone market

The South Korean firm will also continue to manufacture and release phones through to Q2 of 2021
8 Apr 2021
Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp messages
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malware

Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp messages

Researchers found the malware hidden in an app pretending to be Netflix on the Google Play store
7 Apr 2021
Google defeats Oracle in decade-long API copyright feud
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Policy & legislation

Google defeats Oracle in decade-long API copyright feud

The Supreme Court ruling has been declared a “victory for the entire software industry”
6 Apr 2021
Oppo Find X3 Pro review: An exceptional device
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Mobile

Oppo Find X3 Pro review: An exceptional device

The Chinese phone maker strikes again with its best flagship yet
31 Mar 2021
Android spyware disguised as 'system update' app discovered
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malware

Android spyware disguised as 'system update' app discovered

This malware strain steals private messaging and location data while also recording phone calls
29 Mar 2021
How to move apps to an SD card
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Google Android

How to move apps to an SD card

If your Android device is short on storage, you'll want to move data to external cards
19 Mar 2021
Google follows Apple by halving its Play Store fee to 15%
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Google follows Apple by halving its Play Store fee to 15%

The reduction applies to the first $1 million of revenue a developer earns each year
17 Mar 2021
Google welcomes new applicants for its Career Certificates programme
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Careers & training

Google welcomes new applicants for its Career Certificates programme

Budding tech workers can now study Android development in addition to courses on data analytics and UX design
12 Mar 2021