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[Update: It's Live] Google Wallet v20 is getting ready to add fingerprint support and replace its own PIN codes with Google Account PIN [APK Teardown]

• Update 1: 2017/06/23 1:28pm PDT Google Account PIN and Fingerprint support are now live<p>Article Contents<p>1 Teardown<p>1.1 Fingerprint support<br>• 1.2 Changing …

Google Wallet

The first Samsung Chromebook Plus ad highlights Android apps and offline use

One of the reasons some Chromebooks don’t sell well is the fact that they’re not super easy to market. Older Chromebooks were pretty standard pieces of hardware and software, so they didn’t stand out all that much. With the latest Chromebooks though, OEMs have a bit more muscle to flex, and Samsung …

Samsung

Moto E4 hands on: $70, really?

Cheap phones have long been in existence, but Verizon’s newest addition to its prepaid family is bringing a lot more to the table than most cheap phones. The Moto E4 not only dips below the $100 threshold, it’s currently coming in at just $69.99. That’s an incredible discount considering this is a …

Phones

Google adds a whopping 60 new banks to Android Pay

There are <i>a lot</i> of banks in the US. How do I know? Google is still finding banks to add to Android Pay. A new batch of fine financial institutions …

Banking

Honor 9 up for pre-order in the UK starting at £379.99

The Honor 9 is now available for pre-order in the UK starting at £379.99. You can pick up the new handset from Amazon, though its official release date is still unknown. It’s expected to go on sale in Europe sometime after its June 27 launch in Berlin. German leaker Roland Quandt noted it will cost …

Tablets

8 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

• Home/<br>• Features/<br>• 8 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying<p>8 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying<p>Smartphone frustrations can …

Android Phones

You can finally pre-order the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 in the UK

Nokia will soon release two of its Android smartphones in the UK. The Nokia 3 will officially go on sale on July 12 and will set you back £129.99, whereas the Nokia 5 will hit the market on July 19 priced at £179.99.<p>You can already pre-order both devices on Amazon. The Nokia 3 is available in blue …

Mobile Technology

IDC Sees Wearables Market Nearly Doubling By 2021

Smart clothing, watches and earwear are expected to grow double digits.<p>Apple Watch and other smartwatches are expected to get a boost from cellular …

Android Wear

Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch gets (relatively) affordable on Amazon, starting at $310

Both Huawei and LG have taken decidedly sportier approaches in their Android Wear efforts this year, but when it comes to truly confronting the …

Android Wear

OnePlus 5

I’d like to start this review of the OnePlus 5 with the bottom-line right at the top. If you are looking for pure performance (speed), a near-stock …

OnePlus 3T

Facebook is testing a feature that stops profile photo theft

Facebook has begun testing new tools in India that prevent anyone from sniping your profile picture for who knows what purpose. If you live in the country, you might see an option to turn on "profile picture guard" next time you visit your News Feed. When you have the guard up, other people will no …

Facebook

Samsung launches Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone in its home country

Back in September, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone. The device, which was only available in China so far, has now been launched in South Korea as well. Both the 3G and LTE versions will be available with pricing starting at KRW 297,000, which is around $260.The Galaxy …

Samsung

Spice up your home screen with the best widgets for Android

In the early days of Android, widgets were all the rage, but in recent years they’ve become window dressing. Lots of the best Android apps have great …

Apps

Google is running a massive Android Pay promo in Australia with 200,000 prizes worth $1.6 million

Google never paid much attention to Google Wallet, but the change over to Android Pay came with some new marketing muscle. It's been almost a year …

Android Pay

Moto E4 now available on Verizon Wireless prepaid

Earlier this month, Motorola officially announced the Moto E4, its latest entry-level handset. Motorola didn’t have a concrete launch date at that …

Android Phones

Nova Launcher with Google Feed now works on Android Lollipop devices

Nova Google Companion, which brings Google Feed (formerly Google Now) support to the popular Nova Launcher (beta version) was launched last week. Initially, it was only available for devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above.<p>Now, the developer has announced that the companion app works on …

Android Lollipop

[Update: Now $317 and $323] Deal Alert: Casio WSD-F10 outdoor Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch $330-$340 at Amazon ($60-70 off)

• Update 1: 2017/06/22 2:54pm PDT Now we're seeing even lower prices. You can pick up the Black/Black model for $317, and the Black/Red model for $323. …

Android Wear

[Deal Alert] Get a 16GB Moto G4 Play for $99.99 from B&H

If there's one thing that Motorola consistently does well, it's budget phones. All three variants of the Moto G4 - the normal, Plus, and Play - were …

Android Phones

Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users

Facebook is introducing a new feature to give users peace of mind around how their profile photo can be used and accessed by others.<p>The social network today announced a pilot program in India that is designed to protect users who are concerned about other people gaining access to their profile …

Facebook

Google Removes 2 Malicious Play Store Android Apps

Google Removes 2 Malicious Play Store Android Apps<p>Collectively, these two apps — dubbed 'Magic browser' and 'Noise Detector' — had been installed …

Android Apps

CrossOver for Android Alpha 4 is now available, supports Android Nougat and fixes bugs

If you're not familiar with it, CrossOver is a program for Mac and Linux that allows you to run Windows programs through a compatibility layer …

Android Nougat

OnePlus 5 kernel source already available for download

The kernel source for the recently announced OnePlus 5 has been released. The company has shared the news on its website, saying that it decided to release the files as early as possible in order to support its developer community.<p>With the kernel source now available, developers can start working …

OnePlus

Sony KD-55XE8596 review – Performance and verdict

What is the Sony KD-55XE8596?<p>The 55XE8596 is a new 55-inch TV from the middle of Sony’s latest 4K range. It still supports HDR despite only costing …

Android TV

ZTE Axon 7 Mini getting updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Back in February of this year, ZTE announced that the Axon 7 would be getting updated to Android 7 Nougat, bringing with it plenty of new features. …

Android Nougat

Tunes to Go

Fusion’s StereoActive with ActiveSafe case can make watersports all the more fun.<p>This stereo has a pliable, polycarbonate chassis that is impact- and …

Yachts

Can Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Stand Out as a Rugged Smartphone?

1 of 12<p>GalaxyS8ActiveStCan Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Stand Out as a Rugged Smartphone?andOut_0<p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 has quickly become one of the …

Samsung

Samsung Pay now supports HSBC and M&S Bank cards in the UK

In the UK at least, Samsung is awfully late to the mobile payments party. Samsung Pay launched last month well behind Apple Pay and Google's Android Pay, and almost two years after its debut in South Korea. To make matters worse, it was only available to customers who bank with MBNA, Nationwide and …

Android Pay

SafeDK: Analytics and advertising are the most popular SDKs in free Android apps

SafeDK, a marketplace that monitors the use of software development kits (SDKs) in 150,000 free Android apps, found in a recent report that analytics SDKs are still the most popular form of third-party software SDKs in mobile apps.<p>Analytics SDKs are found in 82 percent of apps, according to the …

Android Apps

Project Fi announces group repay with Google Wallet

Google's own carrier, Project Fi, is a pretty great service if you don't use much data. However, the lack of affordable devices compatible with Fi …

Google Wallet

MyGlass app receives update after almost three years of silence, includes proper power management and notification syncing without disrupting Wear [APK Download]

Article Contents<p>1 What's New<p>1.1 Notification Sync without shutting off Android Wear<br>• 1.2 Ignore Battery Optimizations<br>• 1.3 Other changes<p>2 Download<p>Nobody …

Android Wear