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Stitcher redesign brings cleaner look and new features to the podcast app

Stitcher has revealed a new look for its podcast app, which boasts several useful features and upgrades. The service says the revamped web, iOS and Android app has better user control and navigation along with its more streamlined design. You’ll be able to organize shows however you like into custom categories and see recent and …

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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Google Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that Google Assistant’s driving mode is at least partially enabled for Android users. The interface …

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Android ransomware has picked up some ominous new tricks

Enlarge Milana Romazanova | Getty Images Though ransomware has been around for years, it poses an ever-increasing threat to hospitals, municipal governments, and basically any institution that can’t tolerate downtime. But along with the various types of PC malware that are typically used in these attacks, there’s another burgeoning platform for ransomware as well: Android …

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Google apps will add notifications for ‘critical’ security issues

Google Google’s latest effort to protect the safety and privacy of its users involves more prominent security alerts. Moving forward, when the company detects a potentially serious issue with your account, it will notify you directly through the Google app you’re using at the moment.     There’s a good reason for Google to make its already …

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Google’s ‘Hold for Me’ Assistant feature appears first on new Pixel phones

When the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G arrive, they’ll include an early preview of Google’s new feature for the Phone app, the Duplex-powered “Hold for Me.” Mentioned during the Launch Night presentation and explained in a blog post, it lets Google Assistant wait around and wait for someone to pick up when a business …

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“Joker”—the malware that signs you up for pricey services—floods Android markets

Enlarge portal gda / Flickr September has been a busy month for malicious Android apps, with dozens of them from a single malware family alone flooding either Google Play or third-party markets, researchers from security companies said. Known as Joker, this family of malicious apps has been attacking Android users since late 2016 and more …

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Huobi crypto exchange launches trading app in Russia

Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global is expanding in Russia by rolling out its native mobile app in the country. Users in Russia can now access Huobi’s spot market and trade major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) through its mobile app, the firm announced on Sept. 23. By introducing the app in Russia, Huobi wants to further …

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A tip from a kid helps detect iOS and Android scam apps’ 2.4 million downloads

Enlarge Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images Researchers said that a tip from a child led them to discover aggressive adware and exorbitant prices lurking in iOS and Android smartphone apps with a combined 2.4 million downloads from the App Store and Google Play. Posing as apps for entertainment, wallpaper images, or music downloads, some …

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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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Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ review: Samsung’s best can’t fix Android’s flaws

For years, Samsung has been trying to make the perfect 2-in-1. It seems to have given up on the Windows-based Galaxy Book line to focus on the Galaxy Tab. That probably has something to do with Android’s far larger app library. But Google’s OS is notoriously inferior at multitasking and doesn’t exactly shine on a …

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