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Rocketbook Fusion offers a reusable notebook for productivity ninjas

Rocketbook Fusion offers a reusable notebook for productivity ninjas

Recent trends in the productivity space have made pen and paper more popular and more relevant but even analog fans will admit to some shortcomings in non-digital formats. On the other hand, there are also much-defended benefits to jotting some things by hand. The folks at Rocketbook have worked to bridge the analog and digital divide in new, innovative ways and their latest product, the Rocketbook Fusion, takes all of those lessons to create an environment-friendly notebook to appeal to the productivity-loving crowd.

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YouTube Premium can now automatically download recent videos

YouTube Premium can now automatically download recent videos

YouTube Premium, the subscription service offered by YouTube for users who want access to more features, has added the ability to save videos from favorite channels and recent topics for offline viewing. The new feature, which is only available to subscribers, helps users ensure they always have access to the videos that interest them the most.

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Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at making a social network that sticks

Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at making a social network that sticks

Google doesn't have the best track record when it comes to creating successful social networks, but that isn't going to stop if from trying again anyway. Today the company revealed Shoelace, a new social network centered around finding people with similar interests and meeting in up with them in the real world. In that sense, it almost seems like Shoelace is competing with Facebook on the events front.

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Apple Watch Walkie Talkie disabled as Apple fixes eavesdropping exploit

Apple Watch Walkie Talkie disabled as Apple fixes eavesdropping exploit

If you're a regular user of the Apple Watch's Walkie Talkie app, then we've got a bit of sour news for you: Apple has temporarily stopped the app from functioning. There's good reason for that decision, as a bug was discovered that could have potentially allowed others to eavesdrop on Walkie Talkie conversations. If that sounds like a familiar issue, that's because it is.

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Android malware Agent Smith replaces legit apps with infected copies

Android malware Agent Smith replaces legit apps with infected copies

It's not uncommon to hear of some form of Android malware wreaking havoc on users' lives. Some of these even manage to get into Google Play Store, much to the platform maker's shame. This new strain of virus at least doesn't come from Android's canonical app store but its effects are no less destructive. In fact, it can manage to replace apps you did install from Google Play Store with infected duplicates, which is why its discoverers have dubbed it "Agent Smith".

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Google Translate camera tool gets support for another 60 languages

Google Translate camera tool gets support for another 60 languages

Google Translate, the company's machine translation tool, is available as a mobile app with a unique feature: instant camera translation. As the name suggests, this feature uses a mobile device's camera to capture text and translate it in the app. The ability is essential for travelers and others who may need to translate signs, menus, and more, and it just received support for a bunch of additional languages.

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Leica V-Lux 5 camera is rolls with 25-400 mm lens

Leica V-Lux 5 camera is rolls with 25-400 mm lens

The Leica company revealed today their newest handheld camera, the Leica V-Lux 5. This camera has a relatively giant lens up front with 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor inside. It has a fold-out and flip OLED viewfinder screen on its back. And it's connected, able to use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with the Leica FOTOS app.

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Thousands of Android apps bypass permissions to violate user privacy

Thousands of Android apps bypass permissions to violate user privacy

Unlike on regular desktop computers, the opportunities to gather information on users are greater on mobile phones. That's why platform makers have devices as a permission-based system to limit what apps can do and what they can access on the device. Android has gone a long way in refining its system to ensure that few to no abuses would happen. Unfortunately, it turns out that more than 1,000 apps have found a way around those restrictions, even after users explicitly denied them permissions.

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Spotify Lite tries to embrace older and entry-level phones

Spotify Lite tries to embrace older and entry-level phones

There was a point in time when the Android world had a fascination with "lite" apps, especially during the early weeks of Android Go. The hype over Google's configuration for less powerful phones eventually died down but it seems Spotify is coming late to the party nonetheless. It just launched Spotify Lite that follows that theme and it's positioning it as the app for data and budget-conscious users.

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Instagram ‘Restrict’ feature test lets users shadow ban bullies

Instagram ‘Restrict’ feature test lets users shadow ban bullies

Instagram has introduced a new feature primarily targeted at the young users on its platform who face bullying from other users. The company plans to start testing 'Restrict,' a feature that enables users to shadow ban bullies without alerting them to the change. Instagram has also introduced a new prompt that aims to reduce nasty comments from bullies.

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Steam Link iOS update brings controller rebinding at long last

Steam Link iOS update brings controller rebinding at long last

The Steam Link app for iOS has gone through quite an odyssey over the past year or so, but back in May, it reappeared on the App Store and now it seems like it's here to stay. Valve pushed the first major update for the Steam Link iOS app today and it's adding some pretty big features. Chief among them is the ability to remap your controllers, which is a pretty big deal for PC players.

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Fake Samsung app with 10 million downloads charges for free firmware

Fake Samsung app with 10 million downloads charges for free firmware

A huge number of Android users have been tricked into downloading a fake Samsung firmware update app that claims it will update a phone's software, but in reality redirects users to an ad-filled website and predatory subscription plan. The app is still live on the Google Play Store as of July 5 at 8PM ET, though it will no doubt get removed in the near future.

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