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Moscow Court Blocks Telegram Chat App After $1.7 Billion ICO

A Moscow court ordered telecommunications companies to block Telegram in Russia after the chat app refused to grant intelligence authorities access …

Privacy

The best in-car wireless chargers, mounts, and more for iPhone

Last weekend, we rounded up the best upright wireless charging stands for iPhone 8 and iPhone X users, noting that the upright design helps conserve space and unlock via Face ID. Now, we’re going to take a look at some of the best in-car solutions for iPhone charging and more….<p>Wireless chargers<p>Many …

Win a Leather Case for iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus From Casetify

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Casetify to offer <i>MacRumors</i> readers a chance to win a high-quality Leather Case for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus.<p>Casetify is well-known for its range of fun customizable cases for iOS devices, but the company also makes several simple, …

Arm not helping Qualcomm ex-CEO Jacobs take dad's firm private

A report Thursday said Paul Jacobs, the former head of Qualcomm, has been talking to partner Arm about getting its help privatizing the chipmaker his father co-founded. Arm refutes the report.<p>Looks like Arm doesn't plan to buy part of Qualcomm after all.<p>CNBC reported on Thursday that Qualcomm's …

ARM denies talking with potential dark horse buyer for Qualcomm

After being ousted by Qualcomm’s board of directors, former chairman Paul Jacobs has been working on a bid to buy back the company his dad co-founded …

Apple Now Offering Free Repairs of 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 Models With Swollen Batteries

Apple will repair select Apple Watch Series 2 models that do not power on or have a swollen battery free of charge as part of a new service policy.<p>"Apple has determined that under certain conditions, some Apple Watch Series 2 devices may not power on or they may experience an expanded battery," …

In-app purchases are more successful now than ever, new data shows

A new report from <i>Sensor Tower</i> this week shows that in-app purchases continue to be popular among smartphone users and developers. The analytics firm says that iPhone users spent 23 percent more on in-app purchases in 2017 than they did in the prior year…<p>Intelligence data from Sensor Tower reveals …

Let’s put this rumor to bed: Facebook is not spying on you through your phone’s microphone

Facebook knows a lot about you. But not because they are listening in.<p>It’s time to move on from everyone’s favorite Facebook conspiracy theory: No, Facebook is not listening to you through your phone’s microphone.<p>This is a crowd favorite. When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress …

Hands-on: iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED special edition [Video]

Apple’s mid-cycle (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 special edition is now arriving to customers who ordered online earlier in the week, and is also available for in-store pickup at most retail Apple Store locations.<p>Like last year’s iPhone 7 special edition release, Apple will donate a portion of the proceeds …

Google accidentally reveals Android P might have iPhone X-like gestures

Google is testing a new navigation bar for Android P that looks similar to Apple’s new gesture and UI on the iPhone X. Google accidentally revealed the new navigation bar in an Android developers blog post (cached copy), and the company removed a screenshot it posted of it in action. The new …

Acer Predator 8 now available for pre-order

Acer’s new tablet targeting gamers, performance enthusiasts, and fans of beveled edges everywhere is now available for pre-order on Newegg.<p>The Predator 8 is a monster of an Android device with some pretty impressive specs. The Atom x7-Z8700 processor is a 64-bit quad-core CPU chip with Intel’s Gen8 …

Computer Hardware

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LG G4 Marshmallow update arrives to South Korea, global rollout soon?

Historically LG hasn’t always been the best at quick Android updates, but we’ve seen them put a lot more effort into speedier upgrades over the last few years. This is especially true with Marshmallow, which already hit the LG G4 for users in Poland towards the end of last month. Of course, testing …

PuzzlePhone might be the modular smartphone you've been waiting for

We’ve been hearing a lot about modular smartphones throughout the past two years or so, and we’re certainly getting close to seeing them make their way into consumers’ hands. If you don’t want to wait to get your hands on a delayed Project Ara handset next year, there may be another viable option …

13 of the best new and updated Android apps from October | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Yes, November has already started and yes, Christmas and the best apps of the year roundup are just around the corner – but there’s still enough time …

Signal encrypted chat app arrives to Android, Edward Snowden approved

It’s been a half year since Open Whisper’s Signal first hit the iOS, and since then the encrypted calling and texting app has won a reputation for being one of the most secure, trustworthy solutions for private conversation on mobile. Now the app is finally making its way over to camp Android as …

Apps

Ion Belt Holds Up Your Pants AND Charges Your Phone

Pull up your pants, plug in, and go<p>All the good superheroes have a utility belt: Batman, Superwoman, Cyclops. Iron Man is basically a walking …

Wearable Tech

Google is going to combine both Chrome OS and Android OS into one Operating System

<i>Image credit: DAVID PAUL MORRIS/BLOOMBERG</i><p>Android and Chrome OS SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer has said that Google is <i>"very committed"</i> to Chrome OS. The …

Chrome OS isn't going anywhere, says Google

The marriage between Chrome OS and Android has been rumored for years, with recent reports stating that the two operating systems could combine by the year 2017. Although the plan seems feasible, Google claims it’s not happening anytime soon.<p>There's still much more to do<p>In a recent post on the …

[Update: Now For All Supported Nexus Devices] Google Rolls Out Nexus November Security OTA Updates, Makes Factory Images Available For Download

Google promised monthly security updates for Nexus devices, and so far, the company has delivered. It's November 2nd, and we're now receiving this …

Android News

Pinterest starts rolling out buyable pins on Android

Pinterest announced today that it has started rolling out buyable pins on Android, following up on their iOS launch earlier this year. In addition, …

The Nexus 6P will snap in half if you try to snap it in half

Because things bend<p>Last week, a YouTube tester bent a Nexus 6P quite easily during a durability test. Smartphones tend to bend these days, but the tester snapped the 6P essentially in half — not a great feature for a $499 phone — albeit after taking a flame and a razor to the display which could …

Setting up adoptable storage on the HTC One A9

We've been exploring all the goodies in Android Marshmallow with the Nexus line, but there's one tantalizing aspect of Marshmallow that couldn't be …

Weekly Poll: Which new Motorola is the Motorola for you?

Motorola rolled out some awesome options on it's array of smartphones this year. With options like the Moto X Pure Edition, Moto X Play, Droid Turbo …

Google rolls out Android Pay update 1.1 with minor bug fixes

Google has just released an update for Android Pay that fixes certain bugs users have experienced while using the app. The update also makes it …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the star in Ariana Grande’s new music video

Ariana Grande has a new hit song called “Focus,” and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is the star of the show in the music video.<p>Only seconds into the video, …

Google's new email feature will write replies for you

When Google launched Inbox, its most recent email app from the Gmail team, it touted the app's ability to act almost like an assistant. Now, a year …

Foursquare cards are popping up in Google Now, even without the app

Google Now has been serving up cards with info from your apps for a while. According to a report in <i>VentureBeat</i>, you might start seeing cards from apps you <i>don't</i> have installed -- starting with Foursquare. Cards with tips from the app were spotted alongside Google's own regular location-based …

Apps

Google's Inbox update will take the hassle out of emails by predicting your replies

While some people just hire a PA to respond to their mountain of emails, it’s not really an option for the vast majority of us. Luckily, Google’s launching a new feature called Smart Reply for Inbox that does just that – it generates responses based on your emails so you can just choose the one …