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Google Authenticator 2FA codes are at risk from this Android malware

Not all two-factor authentication systems, a.k.a. 2FA, are created equal and some, like SMS, are deemed insecure but still better than no 2FA at all. In lieu of ubiquitous biometrics, the easiest 2FA method recommended is the use of a 2FA app of which Google Authenticator is perhaps the most popular. But what if that 2FA app itself is discovered to be insecure? That’s the rather worrying…

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An alternate 2019 top 10 phones list: Cheaper still wins

Earlier today we saw some analysis done on sales of smartphone units in the year 2019 from the company called Counterpoint. We learned that the iPhone XR dominated the globe, followed by the iPhone 11 and a few Samsung Galaxy A smartphones. Now we’ve got some results from another firm, a firm that doesn’t track smartphone sales, but smartphone shipments – that’s a different part of the puzzle,…

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Big Spotify app update seems ideal for drivers

If you’re on an iPhone today, you’ll see changes to Spotify in the next few hours. If you’re using an Android device, you’ll find Spotify updating “soon”. If you’re on any mobile device and you’ve been waiting for Spotify to give you something new – beyond new media, of course – you’re in luck. Today’s reveal from Spotify shows the app taken out a whole new door.

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Google Earth heads to a bunch of new browsers today

Google Earth can be a handy – or at least fascinating – tool to use, and though it’s available as an iOS and Android app, its web implementation has been fairly limited. Thus far, Google Earth on the web has only been available through Chrome, and though Chrome is a popular browser, that ultimately limits the number of people who can access Google Earth on the web.

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The 2019 global smartphone sales top 10 list is here

This week the folks at analytical group Counterpoint released their smartphone unit sales numbers for the year 2019. This covers the entire 12 month period of the year 2019, in all regions around the globe. According to Counterpoint, Apple, Samsung, and one other brand dominated the top list.

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Google Translate finally gets new languages in latest update

After years without a language addition, Google Translate has been updated with five new languages. The languages are collectively spoken by around 75 million people in various parts of the world, according to Google, which says that these are the first new languages added to the service in four years. The five new languages are available now, joining the dozens that were already available.

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OPPO Watch curved screen mystery unraveling: Who made this?

Today new imagery leaked of the unreleased (and still largely unrevealed) OPPO Watch. This watch was first leaked with imagery that looked a whole lot like an Apple Watch. Then we saw a slightly different angle – courtesy of Brian Shen, Vice President and President of Global Marketing for OPPO – and the term “game changer.” He referred then to the “curved screen and 3D glass” that was, with the…

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Google tipped appealing to Trump for Huawei business

A pair of tips from Germany and Spain seem to be pointing toward a significant political move from Google toward the White House in the USA. Reports suggest that Google’s attempted to speak with government officials, intending to “ask for permission” to work with Huawei. It would seem that Google’s aim is to continue allowing Huawei to work inside the GMS system – instead of their own.

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Shiny Pokemon GO mistake? Attack of the clones!

Niantic might’ve made a couple of mistakes this week in Pokemon GO, and we’re reaping the benefits! Given the vast array of oddities released to Pokemon GO this week and this weekend, it seemed almost inevitable that a few cross-over special edition Pokemon would appear. That seems to be the case with what follows: Shiny Pokemon, Shiny Party Hat Pokemon, and Clone Pokemon with Special Moves!

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Gmail adopts deep learning to scan and block malicious attachments

Thanks to its ubiquity via Google’s other services, Gmail accounts have become prime targets for malicious or even illegal activities. It isn’t just spam or phishing scams either, as emails can also include files that, when downloaded and opened, could compromise users’ devices and files. That’s why Google is ramping up its efforts to block these attachments from even reaching your Gmail inbox in…

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