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PlayStation 4 update expands Remote Play compatibility to all Android phones

Sony is extending PlayStation 4 Remote Play compatibility beyond its own Xperia and iOS phones. The new 7.00 PS4 update will allow any Android phone (5.0 or above) to remotely stream and play their PS4 games. Sony is also doubling the number of members a single party can hold from eight to 16.
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Your WhatsApp chats were vulnerable to attacks for months due to GIF exploit

WhatsApp has patched a critical security loophole that left your private messages and media vulnerable to breaches. The bug allowed attackers to remotely access your phone’s storage and all the files it hosts, including your WhatsApp texts, pictures, videos, GIFs, and audio messages.
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Google’s new Personal Safety app will detect car crashes and call 911 for you

Google is reportedly developing a new app called Personal Safety, which will be capable of figuring out when a user is involved in a crash and automatically alert first responders as and emergency contacts on their behalf. The app will depend on data from the GPS and microphone components.
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Uber might let you record the audio of your ride if the driver is being creepy

Uber is testing a new way to make its riders feel safer by allowing them to record their rides. Part of Uber’s Safety Toolkit section, the built-in audio recorder will allow people to record misbehaving drivers or any other conversations where riders may feel uncomfortable.
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Google boots 46 (more) shady apps from the Play Store

Google has removed a staggering 46 apps from China-based developer iHandy without any explanation. With millions of downloads, iHandy’s range of apps offer generic features such as virus protection, selfie filters, virtual keyboards, horoscopes, and more.
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TikTok’s creepy new feature lets you search for videos based on people’s faces

You’ll soon be able to look up the faces featured in a TikTok clip. The Bytedance-owned short-form video app is testing a new reverse-image search tool in China. In addition to items such as clothes, the feature will allow you to select a face and browse other videos the person it belongs to appears in.

iOS 13 bug allows third-party keyboards to upload your data without permission

Apple has warned iOS 13 users of a new security bug that allows installed third-party keyboards to upload and access your data without permission. The issue enables a third-party keyboard like Gboard to grant itself full-access permissions.
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If Facebook wants to stick around, it needs to disappear for a bit

Despite its ongoing privacy and trust battles, Facebook has continued to launch new products, like its line of Portal cameras. But most of them have done more harm than good for its public image. It's time for Facebook to take a leave of absence.
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Oppo’s SuperVOOC charging tech can fill up your phone battery in 30 minutes

Oppo has launched its latest generation of SuperVOOC charging tech, which the China-based phone maker claims it can fill up a 4000mAh battery in 30 minutes. The method is capable of conducting a staggering 65 watts of power into compatible phones, Oppo said.
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Pocket Casts goes freemium, adds Plus subscription for diehard podcast fans

One of the best podcast apps on the market, Pocket Casts is shifting to a freemium model. Unlike before, when the podcast-listening app charged a $4 upfront fee, Pocket Casts is now a free download, but it locks a few exclusive perks behind a new “Plus” subscription for diehard podcast listener.
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Six clever ways to decide what to watch on Netflix

Here are a bunch of clever apps and websites including Flixi and Taste that use smart methods to offer personalized TV and movie recommendations on the fly.
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You should update the LastPass password manager browser extension immediately

LastPass has patched a loophole that exposed your last used password. Originally reported by a Google security researcher last month, the security flaw allowed malicious websites to trick the browser extension into giving away credentials you entered on a previous site. Here's how to make sure LastPass is updated.
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Why iPhone 11’s $699 price tag is the most important news out of Apple’s event

Apple's new iPhone 11 is more affordable than the iPhone XR at launch and hints at Apple's evolving strategy. As Apple continues to lose ground in the smartphone business, it's exploring new avenues to attract buyers -- and analysts expect to see more affordable iPhones in the future.
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Leaked Google Pixel 4 promo video shows off a new astrophotography camera mode

The Google Pixel 4 leaks -- both official and unofficial -- keep pouring in as we inch closer to the expected launch period. Now there's a promo video of the phone in action, showing off its impressive new astrophotography features, as well as air gesture controls and a tease of Google's new voice assistant.
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U.S. government orders Google and Apple to identify users of a gun scope app

The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered Google and Apple to turn over personal data of users of a gun scope app. The app, Obsidian 4, is used to remotely operate rifle scopes and is made by by American Technologies Network Corp (ATN), a manufacturing company that specializes in thermal rifle scopes.
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DJI raises drone prices by 15% because of Trump’s trade war tariffs

China-based drone maker DJI is passing on the cost of President Donald Trump’s latest round of tariffs on imported Chinese goods to American buyers. Following the new 15% tariff increase, DJI has made several alterations to its online catalog and ratcheted up prices of a handful of its drones.
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Tariffs could add $400 to the price you pay for consumer tech by year’s end

The Trump Administration's latest round of tariffs on imported Chinese goods came into effect on Sunday, and a new study says it could drive up the price you pay for cars, electronics and other tech by hundreds of dollars by the end of the year. 
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Samsung confirms a Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker is coming

Samsung has quietly confirmed it's working on a new and smaller smart speaker, the Galaxy Home Mini, to take on the Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot. The manufacturer has invited Galaxy smartphone users in its home country, South Korea, to sign up for beta testing of the forthcoming device.
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Your next iPhone might be made in India as a result of the U.S.-China Trade War

As the U.S.-China trade tensions continue to escalate, tech companies like Apple have been left with no other option than to search for alternatives for their production lines. India is reportedly planning to capitalize on the situation with relaxed norms and incentives.
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YouTube is testing an Add to Queue feature. Here’s how to try it

YouTube is testing a new Add to Queue option for its website. The feature allows you to append videos and edit the current playback queue. Since it's in public beta, you can try it out right now.
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CamScanner app found to have malware. You should delete it immediately

A study has found malicious code inside the popular document-scanning Android app, CamScanner. The malware is said to be programmed to launch intrusive ads across the entire phone and sign up users for paid subscriptions without their consent.
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Get ready for targeted ads based on your TikTok watch history

TikTok is all set to exploit its huge reach for revenue. It's testing a new audience network which will allow advertisers to target users based on what they’ve been watching on TikTok. The network is currently being tested in Asia, but could soon roll out worldwide.
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Xiaomi will offer personal loans in India, but it will cost you your privacy

China’s Xiaomi is all set to capitalize on its dominant position in India, the second-largest smartphone market, by offering loans to customers -- but there's a significant catch: The company will use private data from applicants' phones to determine whether they are eligible.
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The next Google Home Mini could have a wall mount and support for hand gestures

Google will reportedly release an upgrade for the Home Mini this fall called the Nest Mini. The new smart speaker will have a wall mount, better sound, and support for hand gestures, all for a similar price as the older Home Mini.
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Fitbit will give every citizen in Singapore a free Fitbit, with a catch

Fitbit has won Singapore's public health contract to supply thousands of fitness trackers. Under the country's national program, Live Healthy SG, residents can register for a free Fitbit Inspire. The program comes with a catch: citizens have to share their health data with the government
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WhatsApp has 400 million users in India, but no fix for its fake news problem

WhatsApp is struggling to stem the tide of fake news in India, its biggest market. In the last few years, its platform has been inundated with an avalanche of misinformation misleading mobs into lynching innocents and enabling partisans to abuse its far-reaching presence for political gain.