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WeMo vulnerability reminds us that IoT security needs to be taken seriously

A hot topic in the Internet of Things marketplace in the past year has been the security of these new home ecosystems. There is concern that hackers gain access to devices in ways unforeseen by IoT manufacturers.
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New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Google Now commands let you cast spells over your Android phone

In anticipation of the premiere of the Warner Bros. movie 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' Google has granted Android users a new feature: spell casting in the form of new Google Now commands.
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Look out, rumors spread that LG may put an iris scanner inside the LG G6

Rumors are circulating about LG's next flagship smartphone, the G6. It may feature MST payment technology, which is also used by Samsung Pay. The G6 will have to be a stunner, as LG failed to spark interest in its modular ecosystem with the…
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Google combats manipulation of Play Store app rankings with improved system

Google is fighting back against fraudulent app promotion services with improved algorithms. The new system employs punishments that are noticeably harsher: apps caught violating policy are automatically removed.
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How to save text messages on Android and iOS

Texting is important to all of us, and there are times when you need to save texts that are really good, or simply too important to lose. It's a relatively easy thing to do on Android and iOS devices. Here's how to do it.
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How to factory reset a Galaxy S5 2:08

Have you run into a persistent problem with your Galaxy S5 that you can’t resolve? Maybe you’re looking to sell your phone? Either way, you’ll want to encrypt it and wipe it clean. Here’s how to do so.
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Add these apps to your shopping list and never go to the grocery store again

Do you ever feel like the internet is turning us all into hermits? With delivery services such as Shipt, Instacart, and Amazon Prime Now, you can easily eliminate your weekly trip to the grocery store.
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Which smartphone OS wins 2016? Android Nougat vs. iOS 10 vs. Windows 10 Mobile

What’s the best smartphone platform of them all? We take a detailed look at the differences between the top three and try to pick a winner for various categories. Who will come out on top as we pit Android against iOS and Windows Phone?
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New Final Fantasy mobile game in the works from the director of 'Chrono Trigger'

Publisher Square Enix is teasing the upcoming launch of a new mobile Final Fantasy game from Takashi Tokita, director of the classic SNES RPG 'Chrono Trigger' and 2007's Nintendo DS remake of 'Final Fantasy IV'.
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The newest phones are out. We tried them all to find the best 4:23

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal tech we own. That’s why it’s super important to pick the best phone for your needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy.
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New Google Maps beta lets business owners upload photos of their store

A new Google Maps beta has been released, showing that owners can now upload photos of their business to be showcased in the app before a user navigates to that particular storefront.
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Skype is finally getting a fresh, modern new look on Android and iOS

Microsoft is launching an update to the Skype app that should not only make the app look more modern, but make it a little easier to use too. The update will roll out to users over the next few weeks.