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Google Play faces cat-and-mouse game with Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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Totem streetlight poles to combine wireless with power on city streets

Many companies are developing smart streetlights that combine energy-efficient LED lighting with wireless communications and sensors. Totem Power is taking that concept a step farther.

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62% off Anker PowerLine+ Micro USB 6ft Premium Cable - Deal Alert

With this cable, Anker boasts reinforced stress points with a 10000+ bend lifespan, double-braided nylon exterior and toughened aramid fiber core, laser-welded connectors and a worry-free 18-month warranty. Currently discounted 62%.

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First Look: New Apple iPad, red iPhone and iWatch gear

Apple recently rolled out an upgraded new iPad model, new Apple Watch stuff and a couple other things. Have a look.

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Apple is ‘more like Harry Potter than Pixar’, says Needham & Co.

Apple customers “want to keep buying” its products, Needham & Co say, raising $165 price target

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Google removing SMS integration from Hangouts: Here's why

If you use Google Hangouts as your main SMS client, you will be out of luck in a few months.

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Mingis on Tech: All about the new Moto G5 Plus

Not every smartphone has to skimp on features or cost a small fortune. Case in point: The Moto G5 Plus, which reviewer Dan Rosenbaum says is a good bargain buy.

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Moto G5 Plus: Economy class that gets you there (with video)

The new Moto G5 Plus may not set any speed records, but it's a solid, useful Android phone with no bloat and a pleasingly low price.

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Mingis on Tech: A closer look at the new Moto G5 Plus

Looking for an Android phone that won't break the bank but still has the features you need? The Moto G5 Plus is a real bargain buy, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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Leaked iCloud credentials came from third parties, Apple says

The iCloud credentials that the Turkish Crime Family hacker group claims to have weren't obtained through a breach of the Apple's services.

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Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

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Google: Half of Android devices haven’t been patched in a year or more

Google acknowledged that half of all Android devices had not received a security update in the past year, but the company is working to streamline the patching process.

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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O my! 5 key takeaways from Google's Android O preview

A simple breakdown and some important perspective on what matters the most with Google's first Android O preview.

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Tim Cook's 'iOS Everywhere' plan is coming together

(Taps AirPod): “Hey Siri, resize image five on my Mac, adjust it to black and white, convert it to JPEG, and then email it to Emma”.

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53% off Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Deal Alert

Enjoy premium bluetooth wireless music and a lifetime warranty against sweat, at a significant discount of 53% off.

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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free

Apple has acquired the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to trigger a sequence of tasks across apps with a single tap.

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Apple acquires automation app Workflow -- but what are its plans?

Apple has acquired Workflow, an app which allows users to automate tasks on their iPhones, and is offering it to users for free.

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