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Royole’s FlexPai 2 5G foldable phone costs under $1,500

Royole Back in March, we got a glimpse of Royole’s second-gen flexible phone, the 5G-enabled FlexPai 2, which takes advantage of the company’s latest OLED panel for its outward-facing flexible screen — a similar form factor to that of Huawei’s Mate Xs. This new panel supposedly comes with improved bend radius, better display performance and, …

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Iranian hackers’ Android malware spies on dissidents by stealing 2FA codes

REUTERS/TIMA It’s no secret that some countries have spied on their citizens through innocuous-looking apps, but one effort is more extensive than usual. Check Point Research has discovered (via ZDNet) that Rampant Kitten, an Iranian hacker group that has targeted the country’s political opponents for years, has developed Android malware focused on stealing two-factor authentication …

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Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Time Flies’ event

Apple didn’t announce any new iPhones at its latest keynote but it still had plenty of new devices to share, including two new Watch models, and an iPad Air that features a new design. The company also detailed its new Apple One subscription bundles and Fitness+ service. Apple Watch Series 6 Apple Apple started Tuesday’s …

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Joe Biden’s campaign app had a bug that made it too easy to access voter info

JIM WATSON via Getty Images A bug in Joe Biden’s official campaign app may have exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, according to security researcher the App Analyst. One of the features of the Vote Joe app allows users to sync their phone’s contact list with the software to see if their friends …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Fan Edition appears headed to the US

Verizon Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is a poorly kept secret, but there have been questions about availability — would it be widely available, or sell only to a limited audience? Americans, at least, might not have to look at the phone from afar. WinFuture’s Roland Quandt has discovered (via Android Police) multiple videos on …

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Microsoft says Apple’s game streaming policy will lead to ‘a bad experience’

Peter Summers via Getty Images Earlier today, Apple revised its App Store guidelines to give companies such as Microsoft and Google a way to offer their video game streaming platforms on iOS, but did so with a major caveat. Apple said those companies could release catalog-style apps that collect and link to games iOS users would have …

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‘PUBG Mobile’ will escape India ban by cutting out Tencent

Adnan Abidi / reuters Last week, India banned another 118 apps with links to China. PUBG Mobile Lite and PUBG Mobile Nordic Map were included in that sweeping ban. Now, PUBG Corporation says it’s looking for ways to bring the apps back to India. The South Korean company was included in the ban because the …

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Poco’s X3 is the first smartphone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G

Poco Eight months after Xiaomi spun off its Pocophone sub-brand into a separate company with a slightly different name, Poco is releasing another budget smartphone. The Poco X3 NFC is the first phone with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 732G chipset, and it offers what looks like pretty solid value. The X3 has a 6.67-inch display, with …

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Crowdfunded dongle brings wireless Android Auto to more cars

BMW While wireless Android Auto will soon be easier to find on phones, it’s another matter for cars. The cable-free tech is still rare outside of a few brands like BMW. A crowdfunded project might change that, however. Developer Emil Borconi-Szdressy recently launched an Indiegogo campaign (via XDA and 9to5Google) for an AAWireless USB dongle …

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The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available on September 18th for $2,000

Samsung When Samsung teased its third foldable phone at Unpacked earlier this month, it didn’t reveal much beyond quick specs like screen and battery sizes, explaining that more details were coming. Today, the company is sharing all the information about the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which will retail on September 18th from $1,999. We already …

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