Google tries to address complaints of sluggish Pixel 3 with latest update

Google tries to address complaints of sluggish Pixel 3 with latest update

Google’s March security update for Pixel phones also includes some much-needed functional improvements for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, as noted by Android Police. The company seems to have heard complaints from users about its latest phones becoming sluggish over time — especially the camera app. This month’s update promises to improve startup times and general responsiveness for the Pixel 3’s camera app. The March update also “improves storage performance on Pixel 3 devices,”…

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Over 300 million Chinese private messages were left exposed online

Over 300 million Chinese private messages were left exposed online

Over 300 million private messages from Chinese users on popular messaging apps were sitting exposed on the internet on Saturday, according to security researcher Victor Gevers, who works for the nonprofit organization GDI. The database of 364 million records left users’ personal identities searchable to anyone who found the IP address, as reported by the Financial Times. Each record, drawn from apps like WeChat and QQ, also contained personally identifying Chinese citizen ID numbers, photos,…

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Google disables Android TV photo sharing for all users after account privacy issue

Google disables Android TV photo sharing for all users after account privacy issue

Google has shut down Google Photos sharing to Android TV devices today after a bug was discovered that revealed hundreds of user accounts to other users. Until the bug is resolved, Android TV owners won’t be able to set Google Photo albums as their screensaver or view pictures with Google Assistant on their set-top devices or smart TVs, as reported by Android Police. The bug was first spotted by Twitter user Prashanth who noticed that,…

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Lego takes on Samsung and Huawei with its own foldable

Lego takes on Samsung and Huawei with its own foldable

Foldable phones dominated tech headlines over the past few weeks, starting with the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold just 11 short days ago. Riding this wave of the foldables, Lego is now poking fun at the upcoming Galaxy smartphone with a tweet showcasing the “Lego Fold,” a seemingly functional, folding Lego creation that “borrows” heavily from Samsung’s own marketing. Lego is also quick to point out that its foldable actually beats Samsung’s, with a 5-inch…

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How to use Android Pie’s search bar to control your phone’s settings

How to use Android Pie’s search bar to control your phone’s settings

When Android 9 Pie was introduced last year, it brought with it a new feature called Slices, which would allow features from third-party apps to exist within the Android interface. While you’ve been able to ask Google Assistant to toggle some things on and off for a while, the latest implementation of Slices has made it easier to access a variety of Android settings from within Google search — assuming, of course, that your Pixel…

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AT&T just made its first huge changes to HBO and the rest of WarnerMedia

AT&T just made its first huge changes to HBO and the rest of WarnerMedia

This morning, fresh off of a court victory that sealed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc. once and for all, AT&T announced wide-reaching changes to the structure of that company, now known as WarnerMedia. Robert Greenblatt, a former chairman at NBC Entertainment, has been brought on to run WarnerMedia Entertainment, a brand-new unit that folds Home Box Office, Inc. and Turner Broadcasting into one entity. Greenblatt will oversee HBO, TBS, TNT, and truTV. Equally as…

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Glossier, the most-hyped makeup company on the planet, explained

Glossier, the most-hyped makeup company on the planet, explained

Instagram has changed beauty, and Glossier is the proof. Now the no-makeup makeup brand is launching glitter. For two weeks, beauty company Glossier hyped up a new brand it would be launching, called Play. It posted vague imagery on a brand new Instagram page dedicated to Play, which racked up 50,000 followers in just over 24 hours, and now has almost 75,000. One image featuring a blue watery GIF prompted some speculation that it might…

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The chaotic Trump-Kim summit aftermath, explained

The chaotic Trump-Kim summit aftermath, explained

It was a wild weekend in Trump’s North Korea policy. The aftermath of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s unsuccessful summit in Vietnam last week has been nothing short of startling. On Saturday, the American and South Korean military defense heads agreed to end two major military exercises between their countries — all in an effort to reduce tensions with North Korea. Indeed, it’s likely to delight Kim, who has long…

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