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Fortnite Android app: APK Download do nots

Fortnite Android app: APK Download do nots

A whole bunch of apps are on the Google Play app store and throughout the web suggesting they'll give you access to Fortnite. In reality, there IS a way to play Fortnite on Android, but it's not the same as iOS, and it's NOT a regular app you can download and run on its own. If you see an app called Fortnite, or Fortnite codes, or Fortnite access, or anything Fortnite - for now - it's fake, and you should STAY AWAY.

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If iPhone X Plus has no cord, which Android will follow?

If iPhone X Plus has no cord, which Android will follow?

The next version of the iPhone will probably have a Lightning USB cord with USB-C on the other end - but after that? Imagine a world without cords. Now that we've got the ability to transmit power from one device to the other without cords, with wireless charging pads, what's left for reasons to keep cords at all? Surely only speed - since we can also transfer all the data we'd like with technologies like Bluetooth.

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Google Assistant Continued Conversations: protect your privacy

Google Assistant Continued Conversations: protect your privacy

Talking with smart assistants doesn’t always feel like you talking to someone smart, which probably can be a bit forgiven considering we’re really talking with bots. The experience of dealing with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri, among others, almost feels like talking to someone over a walkie-talkie. Google’s new Continued Conversations feature does make it feel more natural now but beware: you now have to be more careful what you after Google has answered you back.

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YouTube Merchandise, Membership tries to recoup YouTubers’ losses

YouTube Merchandise, Membership tries to recoup YouTubers’ losses

YouTube has made many changes of late in response to the scandals that its stars and content filters have brought about. But while many of these changes were made to appease authorities and sponsors, YouTube has also alienated quite a number of its own creators, making it harder for them to monetize their hard work. At VidCon 2018, the video streaming giant has announced new programs that they hope will appease those disgruntled YouTubers, including allowing them to sell without having to go to other third-party (a.k.a. not YouTube) platforms.

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Cheza Chromebook with Snapdragon 845 to rival always-on PCs

Cheza Chromebook with Snapdragon 845 to rival always-on PCs

From Windows S to the new, somewhat disappointing first generation of always-on Windows 10 on ARM PCs, it is clear that Microsoft is worried. Its once unchallenged kingdom in the education and enterprise markets have been chipped away first by Apple and now by Google and its Chromebooks. The Windows maker is fighting back by trying to combine Windows 10 with hardware that makes mobile devices so useful: always-on connectivity and battery life. But even before Redmond can regain its foothold, it seems that Google will be fighting back with a Chromebook codenamed “Cheza”, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

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YouTube livestreams get support for playing pre-recorded videos

YouTube livestreams get support for playing pre-recorded videos

Fresh out of VidCon, YouTube has announced new features specifically for its content creators, not the least of which is the ability to play pre-recorded videos during livestreams. YouTube calls these "Premieres," presenting them as a way to offer existing content as live content for ushering in a planned livestreaming event.

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Galaxy S10 and beyond: No front camera at all!

Galaxy S10 and beyond: No front camera at all!

Samsung's plans for the future with the Galaxy S10 are coming on quick - even before the Galaxy Note 9 is fully revealed. What we're looking at today is a set of plans for a Galaxy smartphone with the potential for more than one display. And before you say it - no, this isn't the Galaxy X with a folding screen and another screen on its back, this is a completely separate device with two displays - because why not?

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Galaxy Note 9: Why fans are obsessed

Galaxy Note 9: Why fans are obsessed

Today we're exploring the latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but we're also having a chat about why this phone inspires such ravenous behavior in info-seekers and fans. Today we're seeing confirmation of a double-block of elements on the back of the Galaxy Note 9, that bringing on perhaps the largest change between generations - acknowledgement of the finger-smudge on the camera lens cover glass situation.

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This new Google Account page is a big deal

This new Google Account page is a big deal

With Google working its way into many different facets of every day life, it can be pretty difficult to keep tabs on all of the data it has on you. Perhaps brought on by controversy that has hit Google's competitors in recent months, such as Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, or the EU's new laws on data privacy and protection, the company is looking to make it easier to access the wealth of information in your Google Account. Among other things, this means a redesigned Account page aimed at ease of navigation.

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Chatting with the Google Assistant just got a lot more natural

Chatting with the Google Assistant just got a lot more natural

Conversations with the Google Assistant will involve less "Hey Google" and more chat moving forward, with one of the big features previewed at I/O 2018 arriving on smart speakers today. Continued Conversation allows users to have multi-part interactions with the voice-driven AI, without having to say the "Hey Google" or "Ok Google" trigger each time.

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Google Play Subscription Center: know what you pay for

Google Play Subscription Center: know what you pay for

Long gone are the days when a mobile app can only either be free or not free. In addition to the much-maligned “freemium” apps, there is also the case of apps that require recurring payments, a.k.a. subscriptions. Keeping track of those manually can be a bit inconvenient, especially with our human tendency to forget or make mistakes. That’s why Google is rolling out a new Subscription Center for the Google Play Store to help both users and developers keep their relationship, and payments, alive.

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is back to take the battery crown

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is back to take the battery crown

This week the folks at Xiaomi seem to have let some details slip on their next big, huge, gigantic smartphone. This is the Xiaomi Mi Max 3, and it's coming with not only a big body, but a big display and a big battery, too. Much like the first two Mi Max devices, this handset's most major asset will be its relatively low price coupled with high-end performance and size - and, again, one big battery.

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