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Google launches Trusted Contacts location sharing app

You can opt to share your location, or not, but your trusted contacts can get your location if you don't respond to a location request notification within 5 minutes and that's even if your phone is offline or the battery is dead.

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Remote management app exposes millions of Android users to hacking

Poor implementation of encryption in a popular Android remote management application exposes millions of users to data theft and remote code execution attacks.

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Android malware steals access to more than 1 million Google accounts

A new Android malware has managed to steal access to more than 1 million Google accounts, and it continues to infect new devices, according to security firm Checkpoint.

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Researchers exploit app flaw and steal a Tesla Model S

Lack of security in a Tesla smartphone app allowed researchers to take control of the vehicle. All Androids using operating system version 5.1 and older are vulnerable.

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Hottest Cyber Monday 2016 Google & Microsoft tech deals

Android and Windows deals are aplenty on Cyber Monday 2016 from retailers such as Dell, Target and Best Buy.

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When it comes to security, Android is the new Windows

Android keeps improving security, but it suffered several notable issues this month.

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These are the coolest things you can do with Google Home

The Google Assistant can do everything from tell you about the day's weather forecast to streaming video and turning off the lights.

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First look: Visual Studio for Mac is here at last, almost

Xamarin-inspired IDE will allow C# and F# programmers to develop for iOS, Mac, and Android on a single machine, but is currently limited

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50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

Some have begun referring to this month as Black November since pre-Black Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have all blended together. Not all the supposed deals are actually deals at all – in many cases, the retailers are...

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Hottest Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones & more

It’s a lot easier to find Black Friday 2016 deals for Android smartphones and tablets than it is for competing Apple products, so if you’re a fan of Google’s Linux kernel-based mobile OS or willing to give it a shot, then Best Buy,...

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Best Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones and more

That little green Android elf is everywhere this Black Friday 2016 shopping season to help retailers slash the price of tablets, phones and more running Google’s mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel.

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33% off MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths For Screens and Other Delicate Surfaces, 30 Pack - Deal Alert

This extremely soft, high-quality and machine-washable microfiber material absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate...

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Android deems Instagram worthy of its presence

With Instagram now claiming 300 million-plus daily active users, Google has decided the photo-sharing social network must be for real and has launched an Android account.

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GameStop touts cool blue Xbox One for Black Friday 2016, Toys R Us geeks out too

Plenty of retailers are cutting the price of Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB bundles from $300 to $250 this Black Friday and holiday shopping season, but GameStop is offering a cool blue console on an exclusive basis.

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Google Daydream View unboxing: A first look at Google's VR headset

How does Daydream View compare to Gear VR and other virtual-reality headsets? Jon Phillips and Adam Patrick Murray go hands on.

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Samsung embroiled in South Korean political scandal

South Korean investigators on Tuesday raided the offices of Samsung Electronics, as part of a probe into alleged political corruption at the highest levels of that country’s government.

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Samsung apologizes for the exploding Note7 with a full-page ad

The mea culpa pledges that the company will learn from the incident and get to the very bottom of why it happened.

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LG V20 camera shootout: Audio recording in the video app

Which phone's camera has the best audio quality and recording controls? We pit the V20 against handsets from Google, Apple and Samsung.

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