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July Android security update shows major vulnerabilities, easy fixes

July Android security update shows major vulnerabilities, easy fixes

Today we're taking a peek at the July 2020 security bulletin for Android released by Google this morning. This update includes both Android and Google service mitigation, July 1, 2020 security patch level vulnerability details, and July 5, security patch level vulnerability details with Broadcom, MediaTek, and Qualcomm components.

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Galaxy Z Flip 5G leaks with familiar next-gen look

Galaxy Z Flip 5G leaks with familiar next-gen look

The next Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable (foldable display) smartphone was leaked today from several angles. This device looks exceedingly similar to its predecessor, and for good reason. The first Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was part of Samsung's (rather sizable) test run for foldable displays. Now it's time to get the devices out into the world en masse.

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Leaked Pixel 5 renders leave us with questions

Leaked Pixel 5 renders leave us with questions

The Pixel 5 has been the subject of leaks for months now, and today, we're seeing a new set of leaked renders of the device. The renders show off the Pixel 5 from pretty much every angle, perhaps most importantly showing off the square camera array that's expected to be on the back. However, as these renders have gained attention, there are some who are expressing doubt in their legitimacy.

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Rian Johnson’s Pokemon GO trailer makes original dream a reality

Rian Johnson’s Pokemon GO trailer makes original dream a reality

Today the folks at Niantic released a trailer for their next major Pokemon GO event, Pokemon GO Fest 2020. This trailer was created by Niantic, The Pokemon Company International, and director Rian Johnson. This video uses a set of clever visuals to remind us of the original dream that was Pokemon GO before it started - the one in which the world would actually feel like it was filled with Pokemon!

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Shiny Pokemon GO list leaked pre-GO Fest, with balloons!

Shiny Pokemon GO list leaked pre-GO Fest, with balloons!

A set of new Shiny Pokemon have appeared in the code for Pokemon GO, including a new floating Pikachu. There'll be a set of celebratory Pokemon in the mix - all three starting Pokemon from Kanto will be ready to roll, in Shiny form, with Party hats. If you're all about the most classic of Pokemon appearing in the game in both special (Party Hat) and Shiny (Shiny Party Hat) form, now's the time to celebrate!

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Full Pokemon GO Community Day July 2020 may cost you $1

Full Pokemon GO Community Day July 2020 may cost you $1

Today we're taking a peek at July 2020's Pokemon GO Community Day. This event will feature Gastly, a ghost type Pokemon that evolves into Haunter, then Gengar, one of the most powerful "glass cannon" Pokemon in the game. This Community Day will include a special Gengar that knows a move that cannot be learned at any other time!

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Facebook info sharing “issue”: Another reason to delete Facebook

Facebook info sharing “issue”: Another reason to delete Facebook

This week Facebook admitted to wrongly sharing the personal data of thousands of app users with thousands of developers. The issue here isn't as simple as Facebook selling your personal information to advertisers, or Facebook allowing political advertisers to publish inaccuracies and lies on their platforms. Instead, it's more like a little mistake. A little mistake that lends more evidence to the idea that when a company is as big as Facebook, a little mistake can have big consequences.

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Motorola Razr 5G release date level leak drops all specs

Motorola Razr 5G release date level leak drops all specs

The second-generation Motorola Razr (with foldable display) was leaked in a big way this week in a set of insider tips that essentially spill all the beans. The Motorola Razr 5G, as it's expected to be called, will come in at least one color: Mercury Silver - with a 6.2-inch display inside. This device will likely be launched with a pair of massive cameras and a dual-SIM card tray.

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WhatsApp update for July 2020: Dark Mode, QR codes, new stickers

WhatsApp update for July 2020: Dark Mode, QR codes, new stickers

Today we're taking a peek at what you need to know about the next update for WhatsApp for multiple platforms. This update adds new Animated Stickers, upgrades QR codes, and adds Dark Mode for WhatsApp web and desktop platforms. If you're working with video calls, you'll find the newly upgraded ability to include 8 people on a call. If you're one of the growing pack of people using a phone with KaiOS, you're in luck - a new feature, at last!

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Galaxy Note20 Ultra leaked in official imagery

Galaxy Note20 Ultra leaked in official imagery

Today the Samsung Galaxy Note20 (or Note 20 if you prefer) was leaked in a set of images posted to Samsung's official webpage in Russia. The version of the device that's leaked seems to be connected to the name "Mystic Bronze" and is most likely the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra. This version of the device previously appeared in leaks which indicated similar designs - but this seems to be the real deal.

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Animal Crossing gives Cath Kidston patterns for free with QR codes

Animal Crossing gives Cath Kidston patterns for free with QR codes

Today we're taking a peek at a set of patterns from Cath Kidston that are available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for free. The game has a system in which you're able to scan a QR code image (an encoded box, you'll see) and attain free content. In this case, that means you're getting some very fashionable patterns for your in-game stuff - like clothing, or bed sheets and blankets.

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Google Stadia Controller wireless Android update and July’s free games

Google Stadia Controller wireless Android update and July’s free games

Today we're taking a peek at the latest update for Google Stadia, complete with a bump for the Stadia Controller. The official Stadia Controller previously required a USB connection to an Android device in order to play Stadia games on an Android device. Now, with this latest update, users can play Stadia games on Android devices with the Google Stadia Controller wirelessly - just so long as they're both on the same Wi-fi network.

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