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Netgear asks Arlo customers to change passwords in light of security threat

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

If you own an Arlo security camera, listen up: Netgear is asking its Arlo customers to change their passwords after observing suspicious activity involving attackers trying to get access to user accounts. The forum post notes that Arlo has no evidence of a security breach of its own systems.

Attackers appear to be using Arlo user credentials gleaned from an unknown third-party source (i.e., a leak outside of Arlo) in order to get unauthorized access to their accounts.

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Netgear asks Arlo customers to change passwords in light of security threat was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Verizon Wear24 smartwatch is just $49.99 again on eBay

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

The Verizon Wear24 is definitely one of the more interesting Wear smartwatches out there. Announced on the same day as the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport, it took three months to go on sale, four months after which it was permanently discontinued. Since then, we've seen it steadily dropping to insanely low prices, though the current figure of $49.99 does seem to be the bottom line. Nonetheless, it still represents the greatest value for money of any Android Wear/Wear OS watch.

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[Deal Alert] Verizon Wear24 smartwatch is just $49.99 again on eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential Phone’s Android P Developer Preview updated with several fixes

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Essential is in trouble. The PH-1 didn't do too well for a number of reasons, though it was significantly improved upon with consistent and quick updates. Even in its current situation, the company is continuing to provide excellent update support, having just pushed several fixes for its Android P Developer Preview.

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Essential Phone's Android P Developer Preview updated with several fixes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Samsung’s new DeX Pad is down to $80 ($20 off) on Amazon

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ debuted with the DeX Pad, a revised version of last year's DeX Station that with a different form factor. If its $99.99 MSRP was a little too dear for you, perhaps the $20 discount that Amazon is currently offering will help change your mind.

The DeX Pad's different design allows your phone to be used as a keyboard or a trackpad. A fan underneath keeps things cool, and there are two USB ports, a USB Type-C port for power, and an HDMI output.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung's new DeX Pad is down to $80 ($20 off) on Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Oxygen OS 5.0.3 for OnePlus 3/3T brings Face Unlock, several launcher changes, and more

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

With the 5T, OnePlus introduced its own version of face unlock, aptly named 'Face Unlock." Thanks to its sheer speed, it quickly became a hit. Owners of older OnePlus devices begged for it to be added to their phones, and days later, it showed up on the OnePlus 5 with the latest Oxygen OS beta. The feature then made its way to the OnePlus 3 and 3T via the beta track, and then to the OnePlus 5's stable track.

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Oxygen OS 5.0.3 for OnePlus 3/3T brings Face Unlock, several launcher changes, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Wolf Among Us 2 delayed to 2019

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Telltale Games released The Wolf Among Us in 2013, with a handful of ports (including an Android version) arriving the following year. It received positive reviews from critics, and remains one of the company's most beloved titles. Telltale announced a sequel in July of 2017, initially aiming for a late 2018 release date.

Yesterday, the company announced that The Wolf Among Us 2 has been delayed to sometime in 2019.

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The Wolf Among Us 2 delayed to 2019 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

5 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

The weekend has arrived, and that spells time to relax, unwind, and focus on really enjoying yourself. Those of you in the States may be gearing up for a big Memorial Day party, braving supermarket crowds to stock up on hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the requisite cookout staples. To help offset some of those expenses we thought we'd bring you a roundup of some of our favorite tech deals over the past week.

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5 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter introduces profile labels for US midterm general election candidates, political campaigning policy

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

After the 2016 US election, social media services have felt increasing pressure to improve the integrity and quality of information its users discover in their ecosystems. This week, Twitter announced US election labels, which essentially act as enhanced verified badges specially made for candidates running in this year's US midterm general election. The company also announced its "Political Campaigning Policy" to make it easier for users to understand exactly who is backing political ads.

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Twitter introduces profile labels for US midterm general election candidates, political campaigning policy was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android tablets coming to taxis in New York City

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Android tablets may be dying out in the consumer market, but you might be seeing more of them if you live in New York. Curb Mobility announced on Thursday that its fleet of NYC taxis will soon be updated to include not one, but two Android tablets. 'Dash' will replace the legacy digital meters currently in use by drivers, and 'Ryde' will display media content for passengers.

The 'Dash' tablet

Curb says the 'Dash' unit includes GPS navigation, live traffic information, and an emergency panic button.

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Android tablets coming to taxis in New York City was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Lens is rolling out in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Google Lens' availability has been expanding ever since its first announcement. Although it started as an exclusive for Pixel owners in Google Photos, it quickly showed up in Assistant too, then rolled to non-Pixel devices in Photos, and eventually made it to those devices in Assistant too. However, through it all, Lens in Assistant and Photos has been limited to one language: English. Até que enfim it's now showing up for users in five other languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Google Lens is rolling out in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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