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Samsung's rugged Galaxy XCover Pro includes a swappable battery

If you're pining for the days of phones with swappable batteries and durable bodies, relief is at hand — at least, if you're willing to import from a Nordic country. Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy XCover Pro, a mid-tier rugged phone that's only exp… Source: Engadget | Samsung's rugged Galaxy XCover Pro includes a swappable …

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The Pixel 3a was a turning point for affordable smartphones

When it comes to phones, there hasn't been a year like 2019 in a while. Between the introduction of the first foldables and the rollout of technologies like 5G, 2019 wasn't just another year of comfortable iteration for manufacturers. Instead, it saw… Source: Engadget | The Pixel 3a was a turning point for affordable smartphones

WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions of Android

WhatsApp runs on a huge range of operating systems, but even the ubiquitous messaging app doesn't think it's worth supporting Windows Phone any more. The company has announced it is ending support for older versions of Android and iOS as well as the… Source: Engadget | WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions …

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Google's Files app now streams local media to your Chromecast

Google just made it decidedly easier to beam your personal media collection to your Chromecast device of choice. An updated version of the Files by Google app includes long-in-the-making support for playing your audio, photos and videos on any Chrom… Source: Engadget | Google's Files app now streams local media to your Chromecast

Pre-installed apps on low-end Android phones are full of security holes

In what has become an annual reckoning, security research company Kryptowire recently published its 2019 report on the state of manufacturer-installed software and firmware for Android devices and, to no one's surprise, they found more than 140 bugs… Source: Engadget | Pre-installed apps on low-end Android phones are full of security holes

'Minecraft Earth' early access comes to the UK and 8 other countries

Minecraft Earth's early access release is finally rolling out to countries around the world, although it's not necessarily available where you might expect it. Mojang and Microsoft have confirmed that the augmented reality game is now available on A… Source: Engadget | 'Minecraft Earth' early access comes to the UK and 8 other countries

'PUBG Mobile' Payload Mode adds helicopters and airstrikes

PUBG on your phone is about to get decidedly more lethal. Tencent has introduced a promised Payload Mode to PUBG Mobile on Android and iOS that adds both aerial combat and the means to defend yourself. You can fly in attack helicopters to wreak hav… Source: Engadget | 'PUBG Mobile' Payload Mode adds helicopters and …

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WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature finally arrives on Android

Earlier this year, WhatsApp added an extra layer of privacy for iOS users when it enabled support for Touch ID and Face ID. Today, it announced Fingerprint Lock for Android. Now, WhatsApp users can unlock the app with their fingerprint on Android, to… Source: Engadget | WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature finally arrives on Android

The New King Of Fighters Mobile Game Kicks A Fair Amount Of Ass

Out now on iTunes and Google Play, The King of Fighters Allstar takes the expansive roster of fighters from SNK’s long-running fighting game series and turns them into collectible characters in a side-scrolling beat-em-up action RPG. It’s very flashy and obnoxiously free-to-play, but I’m actually having a great time.…Read more… Source: Kotaku | The New …

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Instagram's Threads is a camera app for sharing with your closest friends

If you want to get a glimpse of Mark Zuckerberg's "privacy-focused" vision for Facebook, then look no further than Instagram's new social app: Threads. This new standalone, camera-first messaging app is an extension of Instagram's Close Friends featu… Source: Engadget | Instagram's Threads is a camera app for sharing with your closest friends

Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

If you're a Google One subscriber, there's a new perk to your cloud storage service. Starting today, all Google One memberships include automatic phone backups as long as you own an Android device. The feature builds on the operating system's existin… Source: Engadget | Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

Hulu drops support for Google’s Daydream VR platform

If you were a fan of watching Hulu videos on Google's Daydream View VR headset, we have some bad news. Hulu has dropped support for Google Daydream. According to the company, the latest versions of its Android app (versions 3.55 or newer) no longer s… Source: Engadget | Hulu drops support for Google’s Daydream VR …

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