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Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9 feature upgrade

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9 feature upgrade

The Galaxy Note 9 received a bona-fide real-deal feature confirmation this week straight from Samsung. This came amid leaks on top of leaks for the past several weeks, the lot constructing an image of a phone that's been surprisingly consistent. In light of rumors of a game-changing Galaxy S10 in 2019, a unique feature for the Galaxy Note 9 is welcome news indeed.

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Razer GDPR update: Old software wont work anymore

Razer GDPR update: Old software wont work anymore

This morning Razer began rolling out an update for the Razer Phone, an update that'll change just a couple things. The most important part of the update is a series of upgrades that'll bring the Razer Phone up to full GDPR standards. "Razer highly values its users’ privacy, and therefore we are adding the highest standards of GDPR requirements from the across the globe to the Razer Phone," said a Razer representative. "We welcome the implementation of GDPR as it is an important step to enabling and empowering individual privacy rights."

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Hulu mobile update adds portrait viewer, enhanced scrubbing, and more

Hulu mobile update adds portrait viewer, enhanced scrubbing, and more

Hulu has detailed new features that will be coming to its Android and iOS apps next week. According to the company, it has experienced a huge increase in the number of subscribers who are watching shows using their mobile device instead of a television. This new update improves the experience for them, helping viewers scrub through videos, get directly to live channels, and more.

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MoviePass just added a step

MoviePass just added a step

This morning MoviePass sent out a "beta test" announcement to users - not all users, but some. According to the message, MoviePass is "implementing a few systems to protect our service from fraudulent activity to ensure that MoviePass is sustainable for the entire community." Apparently some people were... going to movies for free... fraudulently? So you're gonna have to take photos of your tickets.

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Google WiFi adds device performance network testing feature

Google WiFi adds device performance network testing feature

Google WiFi, the company's mesh networking product, has been updated with a new feature that enables it to monitor how each device on the network is performing. Google announced the feature today, explaining that it helps users figure out where the issue in their setup is located. The user may, for example, discover that they need to move one of their Google WiFi access points closer to the device.

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Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera has pushed out an update for its Android mobile app and with it comes several new features, not the least of which is night mode. As in other apps, the new night mode turns the interface black and gray, making it easier to stare at for long periods of time at night, as well as reducing eye strain for individuals sensitive to bright backlights.

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Gmail autocomplete: Turn on Smart Compose right now

Gmail autocomplete: Turn on Smart Compose right now

Users can now work with Smart Compose for Gmail right this minute - just after Google first announced the feature at Google IO 2018. This feature makes Google's machine learning smarts take a crack at guessing what you're about to type - and offering to type it for you. That means that when you're about to email your upstairs neighbor, Gmail might just suggest "Again, I don't want to nag, but I wish you'd do your gymnastics a bit earlier (or far later) than 2AM."

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Android P just got one serious security fix (long overdue)

Android P just got one serious security fix (long overdue)

This week we've learned of a fix to a security flaw in Android that's plagued the platform for years. The problem begins at a piece of Android called /proc/net. That's a bit of Android which currently has no restrictions for apps - they're able to read this bit of your phone's code any time they like. With this access, an app can see your TCP and UDP files, and check what you're connected to.

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Pixel XL charging bug: It’s real, you’re not crazy

Pixel XL charging bug: It’s real, you’re not crazy

I thought I'd lost my mind when Android 8.1 was released for the Pixel XL (the first one) and charging stopped working. I mean, it'd work sometimes, but a lot of the time my phone would no longer charge. I'd plug it in, and nothing - sometimes the charging notification (the lightning bolt) would appear on the battery icon, but most of the time it wouldn't. I tried all sorts of cords, old and new - nothing!

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Facebook Messenger adds English and Spanish translation feature

Facebook Messenger adds English and Spanish translation feature

Facebook Messenger will soon automatically suggest translations between Spanish and English, though the feature will initially be limited to Marketplace, the company has announced. The feature is a convenient and rapid way to translate between the two popular languages, enabling users who would otherwise face a language barrier to engage on Facebook's platform.

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LG G6 Oreo update at last (G5, V20 too)

LG G6 Oreo update at last (G5, V20 too)

An Android update for LG G6, LG G5, and LG V20 was announced on Friday the 27th of April, 2018. This is just around 8 months after the release of Android Oreo and approximately one year after the LG G6 was originally released. LG also had the LG V30 on Android Oreo in December of 2017, and reported they'd update LG V20 and LG G5 to Oreo in subsequent months, too.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Here’s what’s new

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Here’s what’s new

The next update for Windows 10 is nearly here. Once known as the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Microsoft has now decided to call this the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. After being delayed beyond its originally intended release date, Microsoft will soon be ready to make it available to the masses, and that's good news for anyone who might be in need of a productivity boost.

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