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Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint security flaw fix on the way

Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint security flaw fix on the way

There's a bit of a security flaw in the Samsung Galaxy S10 right about now that's important to all users of said phone. The flaw comes in the form of 3rd-party screen protectors with tiny patterning in their build. The silicone of the screen protector can do more than just protect against drops and scratches - it can potentially register as part of your fingerprint by the fingerprint reader in the phone.

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Pixel 4: Why no earbuds in the box is a good thing

Pixel 4: Why no earbuds in the box is a good thing

The Google Pixel 4 doesn't include a pair of earbuds in its box, no headphone jack, and no 3.5mm headphone adapter for USB-C. My first reaction as a tech news reporter and reviewer of products is to cry foul! We've come to expect that we'll get certain things when we buy a smartphone, and those expectations are being changed for us, right before our eyes! But there's a bright side to some of this.

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Pixel 4 Pokemon Sidekick Live Wallpaper hands-on: Kawaii magic

Pixel 4 Pokemon Sidekick Live Wallpaper hands-on: Kawaii magic

The Pixel 4 has Motion Sense abilities that are demonstrated to the user via a special Live Wallpaper, the Pokemon Sidekick Wallpaper. This system is loaded to the phone right out the box, and includes such lovely little monsters as Pikachu, Eevee, or one of the starter Pokemon from the new games Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Let's look at this thing, shall we?

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Google Pixel 4 camera features: All that’s new

Google Pixel 4 camera features: All that’s new

The Google Pixel 4 has a set of cameras on its back where previous Pixel device had just one. Because of the added lens, new processing power, and new software, this new device set (4 and 4 XL) have a set of camera features not present on previously-released Pixel smartphones. Today we're running down the new features one-by-one. NOTE: Just because this is a short list, it's not by any means a BAD list - just so long as these features are of the highest quality, of course.

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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL price and release date official

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL price and release date official

Today Google revealed the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL officially. These devices have been rumored for months, and today are getting their first full official unveiling. These devices will be available in black, white, and orange, with accent colors of white and orange - and all three colors have black around their borders. Like they're all panda bears getting ready for slightly-muted-orange halloween.

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Apple’s next iPhone will cost less than your iPhone 6

Apple’s next iPhone will cost less than your iPhone 6

So you've read the rumors of the next iPhone SE 2, the affordable iPhone made to appease owners of the iPhone 6. So you're to understand that there's a calling for a new iPhone for people who do not care about the newest hardware - they just want to keep up with the software features, and the security, afforded by a new iPhone. It would appear that not only is part of that next-gen release quite likely, there's also an iPhone at Apple right now that's even more inexpensive than the original iPhone SE.

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5x Google Assistant Halloween commands for 2019

5x Google Assistant Halloween commands for 2019

Today we're looking at a set of Halloween-related Google Assistant actions that are active as of this October, 2019. Google Assistant is the smart voice-activated system with which Google interacts with Android smartphone users. This system is also on iPhone, but not all actions may be available on all Google Assistant devices - we'll just have to check and see!

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Google Pixel 4 last minute details leak

Google Pixel 4 last minute details leak

Today we're taking a peek at a few more details leaked just before the official launch of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The larger and smaller devices will likely be headlining the big event tomorrow in New York, where Google will reveal a collection of Google-made devices. Today we're getting a look at a variety of pre-launch details, including box design and launch pricing.

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Pixel 4 XL images leak in full

Pixel 4 XL images leak in full

Images of the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL were leaked today in front, back, and from the side. These devices will be released in both 5.7-inch and 6.3-inch display sizes and will sport the latest in Android 10 technology (Google's latest version of the epitomes mobile operating system). This Pixel 4 family of devices is expected to be revealed officially on the 15th of October, 2019.

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Galaxy Note 10 Lite is a variant away from USA, for now

Galaxy Note 10 Lite is a variant away from USA, for now

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite was revealed in a leak today as a slightly lesser relative to the already on-sale Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus. The newest version of the Galaxy Note 10 will be sold in a tier lower than that of the Galaxy Note 10+ with its 6.8-inch display, and lower than that of the 6.3-inch display-toting Galaxy Note 10. This newest Galaxy Note 10 Lite will apparently bring the S Pen to a whole new audience.

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Google Pixel 4 5G may join Pixel 4a launch

Google Pixel 4 5G may join Pixel 4a launch

The Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL will almost certainly appear next week at Google's annual Pixel event. Today from Taipei there's a new rumor that this event won't just reveal the two smartphones, but a third, more capable device that'll launch at a date later than the Pixel 4 and 4 XL. This new device would, instead, far more likely launch at the same time as a budget-friendly version of the phone family, a device probably called Google Pixel 4a.

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Google’s Android GMS rule flex for USB-C standard fast charging

Google’s Android GMS rule flex for USB-C standard fast charging

This week a variety of new rules were revealed for Google Certified Android smartphones of the future. The document in which these rules were revealed is the Google Mobile Services (GMS) Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) for Android 10. Devices launching in the year 2019 and forward hoping to get Google's certification for Android will need to be compliant with certain open fast-charging standards for USB-C.*

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