Do yourself a favor and audit your terrible passwords this new year
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Do yourself a favor and audit your terrible passwords this new year

Passwords are complicated, especially because they’re important. We need one for our bank apps, our social media profiles, our streaming services, loyalty cards, grocery stores — the list goes on and on and on and seemingly doesn’t stop. Neither do the complicated and never-ending requirements for passwords. We need a capital letter here, a symbol Read more

U.K. agency says Apple and Google are stifling user choice in their app stores
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U.K. agency says Apple and Google are stifling user choice in their app stores

Apple and Google’s mobile platforms have faced a maelstrom of criticism regarding their respective app store and operating system rules, and the U.K.’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) is adding to that cacophony of voices. After the result of a probe this year, the CMA concluded that the mobile duopoly is leading to “less competition Read more

Xiaomi’s new Ultra 12 phone could have a huge camera bump
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Xiaomi’s new Ultra 12 phone could have a huge camera bump

Xiaomi is preparing to launch the Xiaomi 12 series, and a new set of renders from the Dutch site Let’s Go Digital may give us an early look at one of next year’s Android superphones. The renders are backed up by a case leak of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, showing off what appears to be a Read more

Instagram’s Playback takes on Spotify’s 2021 recap feature
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Instagram’s Playback takes on Spotify’s 2021 recap feature

Instagram today announced Playback, a feature that lets you replay a curated selection of your stories shared throughout the year. It is reminiscent of the recap features we get on apps like Spotify, YouTube Music, and Facebook, so it’s only natural Instagram would get in on the action. Playback makes use of Instagram’s Story Archive Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE could be supported longer than the S21 and S21 Ultra
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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE could be supported longer than the S21 and S21 Ultra

Samsung is thought to be preparing the launch of the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE) in a matter of weeks. Now, a new report from enthusiast site SamMobile says the phone will run Android 12 and One UI 4 out of the box, making it the first new Samsung device to come with the new Read more

Google may be canceling Pixel Fold plans in face of Samsung’s market dominance
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Google may be canceling Pixel Fold plans in face of Samsung’s market dominance

Google was rumored to be launching a Pixel foldable (tentatively known as the Pixel Fold) before the end of the year. Now, DSSC CEO Ross Young says the foldable has been canceled and is not expected to make an appearance in the foreseeable future. Citing supply chain sources, Young says that Google will not be Read more

Samsung’s Android 12 and One UI 4 rollout begins today with the S21
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Samsung’s Android 12 and One UI 4 rollout begins today with the S21

Samsung today announced the release of One UI 4, its take on Android 12 for its current flagship phone. The update arrives on the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. It will bring in headlining Android 12 features like new wallpaper-powered themes and enhanced privacy features. “We are committed to giving everyone Read more

A new affordable Motorola smartwatch could be coming by the end of the year
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A new affordable Motorola smartwatch could be coming by the end of the year

A new Motorola-branded smartwatch is on its way for a launch by the end of the year, according to a press release shared by CE Brands, the current owners of the Motorola brand for smartwatches. The company has claimed to have already completed work on a Moto Watch 100, branding it an affordable premium smartwatch Read more

Google’s 3-year update promise for the Pixel 6 is disappointing but predictable
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Google’s 3-year update promise for the Pixel 6 is disappointing but predictable

With the launch of the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro, Google announced that its phones would be getting up to five years of security updates. While that was initially leaked as four years of major software updates, Google has clarified that its newest Pixels would have at least three years of operating Read more