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Google: Half of Android devices haven’t been patched in a year or more

Google acknowledged that half of all Android devices had not received a security update in the past year, but the company is working to streamline the patching process.

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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O my! 5 key takeaways from Google's Android O preview

A simple breakdown and some important perspective on what matters the most with Google's first Android O preview.

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Tim Cook's 'iOS Everywhere' plan is coming together

(Taps AirPod): “Hey Siri, resize image five on my Mac, adjust it to black and white, convert it to JPEG, and then email it to Emma”.

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53% off Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Deal Alert

Enjoy premium bluetooth wireless music and a lifetime warranty against sweat, at a significant discount of 53% off.

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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free

Apple has acquired the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to trigger a sequence of tasks across apps with a single tap.

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Apple acquires automation app Workflow -- but what are its plans?

Apple has acquired Workflow, an app which allows users to automate tasks on their iPhones, and is offering it to users for free.

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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

The chances of you installing malware on your Android phone is incredibly small, according to Google.

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Via's 360-degree VR cameras ship for under $100

Via Technologies is now shipping new 360-degree cameras for under $100, making it more affordable for users to capture and play virtual reality content in headsets.

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Vodafone prepares an LTE moon shot -- literally

Thanks to Vodafone, the Taurus-Littrow Valley will get its first mobile phone base station next year.

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Hackers demand $150K ransom, threaten to wipe millions of Apple devices

A group of hackers is threatening to wipe millions of iOS devices in two weeks if Apple doesn't pay them $150,000.

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Google Maps now lets you share your exact location with friends

Google Maps has enabled a new feature that lets you share your location with friends and family. But there could be a downside.

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Android O makes my notification wish come true

An easily overlooked option in Google's Android O software may end up being one of the release's most useful new features.

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Apple TV just became an enterprise hub for connected things

Jamf introduces zero-day support for Apple TV, opening opportunity for smart automation

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Experience First Class Flight with Auto Landing, Takeoff, and Hover with the push of a button, features never before seen in mini drones. ULTRA is App Ready - take pictures and video and save it right to any smartphone.

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L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

The two biggest cities in the U.S. continue to rank well below many smaller U.S. cities in overall wireless performance, according to RootMetrics.

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