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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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Supreme Court: prosecutors need warrant for phone location data

Supreme Court: prosecutors need warrant for phone location data

The US Supreme Court has ruled that officials must have a warrant to acquire a week or more of phone location data. Such information, particularly when mapped over a large period of time, has the potential to reveal sensitive details about someone, such as who they associate with, religious beliefs, and more. The ruling does not, however, require a warrant in all situations.

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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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Apple seeks to invalidate Qualcomm patents it may have infringed on

Apple seeks to invalidate Qualcomm patents it may have infringed on

When you are slapped with a patent lawsuit, one of the best ways to turn the tables is to have those patents invalidated. It is definitely easier and perhaps cheaper than arguing in court that you didn’t infringe on them anyway. Apple is no stranger to that tactic and is now pulling the same strategy on Qualcomm over four of the chip maker’s patents. Those same patents are, of course, the ones that Qualcomm is suing Apple for.

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Bing mobile apps updated with AI-powered visual search tool

Bing mobile apps updated with AI-powered visual search tool

Microsoft has updated its Bing mobile apps for iOS and Android with new visual search capabilities. This tool is powered by artificial intelligence, which enables the user to snap an image of an object, then get information about that object through a Bing search. At no point does the user have to input text, helping for those times when you don't have quite the right words to search.

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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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AT&T WatchTV low-cost live television streaming service revealed

AT&T WatchTV low-cost live television streaming service revealed

AT&T has announced the upcoming launch of WatchTV, its new live television streaming service. The platform, which offers more than 30 livestreaming TV channels, will be included with a pair of unlimited plans set to roll out next week. Called Unlimited & More and Unlimited & More Premium, both include unlimited high-speed data with extra perks tossed in.

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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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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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Galaxy Note 9 details leak in Korea

Galaxy Note 9 details leak in Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 had a new leak this morning that showed the size and shape of the smartphone. This screen protector was one of several similar sorts of accessories revealed over the past week, each of them showing a device that's essentially a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a shape that's closer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This device will have several different iterations, the most impressively massive of these heading exclusively to South Korea and China.

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Galaxy S10: If this is it, will you buy it?

Galaxy S10: If this is it, will you buy it?

Today we're having a peek at a device which might well be very much LIKE the Samsung Galaxy S10 - in spirit, if not in literal photo-realistic reality. What we're likely looking at here isn't necessarily a photo of the Galaxy S10 itself, but a mock-up made to look photorealistic in basically all ways. Given the track record of the person or people behind Ice Universe, I'd be shocked if they were just guessing at the design, and decided to try to trick everyone with a single Tweet. That wouldn't be worth destroying months and/or years of solid behind-the-scenes reporting.

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Google Podcasts hands-on: new Google minimalism at work

Google Podcasts hands-on: new Google minimalism at work

Google has never been one to be big on podcasts, almost as if it were rebelling against Apple’s pioneering lead in that market. Its lone official podcast feature on Google Play Music felt like a half-hearted afterthought. So when news hit that Google was making a standalone podcast app, it was pretty much a surprise. Even more surprising, the Google Podcasts that just launched, though raw, already has the hallmarks of a great podcast app: it lets you get to your content without getting in the way.

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