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Nokia 1.4 debuts with a giant screen and small price

HMD Global this week announced the Nokia 1.4, which the company is touting as “family-friendly.” That’s because not only is the device’s display nice and big, but the price is low—the perfect combo for a good starter phone. The Nokia 1.4 features a 6.51-inch HD+ display with a teardrop design, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor, and...

Apple’s macOS is also vulnerable to the root exploit affecting Linux

Over the years, we've seen a number of scary Linux-based exploits make the spotlight. Just a few days ago, when the researchers over at Qualys disclosed a privilege escalation vulnerability in the “Sudo” program, they predicted that the bug might impact other operating systems of the Unix family. Well, they were right: security researcher Matthew...

Google Maps is testing a new, cleaner look for the route option screen

You probably don’t do as much driving these days thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the next time you decide to use Google Maps to pick a route, you might see a refreshed UI that looks a little cleaner. The new layout, which appears to be in testing at the moment, tweaks the route option screen...

Your Android TV is getting an update to show personalized TV show and movie recommendations

Google is rolling out an update for the Android TV interface that will help you easily discover new content on the platform. The updated interface resembles the UI on the Google Chromecast with Google TV, but it features fewer tabs on the home screen. As you can see in the attached screenshot, the new Android TV...

Grab the Xperia 5 II in pink and get a free pair of Sony’s excellent WF-1000XM3 earbuds

The Sony Xperia 5 II is regarded by many as a spiritual successor to Sony’s now-defunct Compact series, offering essentially the same hardware and software experience as the Xperia 1 II in a smaller package. Nearly six months after its official launch, the company is now releasing a new pink version of the Xperia 5...

Samsung removes four phones from 2017 from its security update schedule

Samsung has been doing a great job of pushing security updates to its devices over the last couple of months. The company's security update schedule has improved to the extent that it's now pushing the latest Android security patches to some of its devices even before Google officially publishes the corresponding Android Security Bulletin. On...

Microsoft makes it easy to switch from Chrome to Authenticator for password management

Microsoft Authenticator is a two factor (2FA) authentication app that adds an extra layer of security to your accounts and apps. Although the app was primarily designed to provide 2FA protection for Microsoft accounts and products, it can be used with any app or website which supports two-factor authentication for login. In December, the app...

Download: Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro are getting Android 11 update with MIUI 12

Xiaomi's Mi 10T series was launched in September 2020 with MIUI 12 on top of Android 10, and the good-looking smartphone duo made its way to India a month later. Being a flagship grade device, users expected that the underlying Android layer would receive fairly quick updates to the latest version of Android and it...

OxygenOS Open Beta 6 rolls out for the OnePlus 8/8 Pro with new “Dock” dashboard, January 2021 patches, and more

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS Open Beta 6 for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro, its 2020 flagship smartphones. The last OxygenOS Open Beta for the phone duo, Open Beta 5, introduced a "Rewind Recording" feature in the Game Space and December 2020 security patches. Now, the latest build from the beta...

Latest OPPO Find X3 Pro leak sheds more light on its flash-ringed camera

Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen quite a few leaks about OPPO's upcoming Find series flagship — the Find X3 Pro. The leaks have given us a good look at its design and revealed crucial details about its specifications. We've already learned that the Find X3 Pro will pack Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888...

Here’s a sneak peek at Aurora Store v4, a big update to the open source Play Store client

The Aurora Store is a popular open-source client of the Google Play Store, allowing users to search, download, and update Android apps and games on any device running Android 5.0 and above. The app's main highlight is that it doesn’t require GApps, MicroG, or Google service of any kind. Originally a fork of the Yalp...