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Samsung appoints Roh Tae-moon as its new smartphone CEO

Sponsored Links Samsung Electronics Samsung Electronics has named Roh Tae-moon CEO of its key smartphone division, according to Bloomberg. He’ll take over the position from DJ Koh, who will continue to head up Samsung’s IT and mobile and communication arms. Roh is Samsung’s third CEO in the last dozen years, as Koh was appointed in …

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Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps

Sponsored Links Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Opera has frequently tried to claim the moral high ground in the web browser world, but it’s being accused of using its side projects for far less virtuous behavior. Hindenburg Research has published a report alleging that Opera is running four Android apps aimed at India, Kenya …

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Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren’t using

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Instagram’s IGTV was supposed to usher in a new era for video in the social network, but that’s not quite how it panned out. And now, the company is tempering its expectations. A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to TechCrunch that Instagram is removing the IGTV icon at the top of …

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Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from tracking your location

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple explained that it’s because the new phones, including the non-pro iPhone 11, …

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Google makes it easier to sign up for advanced hacking protection

Sponsored Links Google It’s now clearer why Google made it possible to use an iPhone as a security key — the company is simplifying sign-ups for its Advanced Protection Program. As of today, anyone with a reasonably modern Android phone (running 7.0 Nougat or later) or iPhone (iOS 10 or later) can enroll in Advanced …

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‘Doctor Who’ tried to tackle Big Tech, and failed

Doctor Who has had something to say since its first episodes aired in 1963, often reflecting the anxieties of its creators, from the environment through to looming dystopia. The show’s newest executive producer, Chris Chibnall, clearly has concerns about the state of technology today. Unfortunately, he has struggled to properly articulate them, often coming across …

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Samsung will launch its rugged XCover Pro worldwide

Sponsored Links Samsung No, you won’t have to go to Finland just to get Samsung’s latest rugged phone. The tech giant has confirmed that the XCover Pro will be available around the world. It’ll also be available in some markets as an Enterprise Edition with both two years of guaranteed availability and four years of …

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Instagram’s Boomerang adds much-needed editing and effects tools

Sponsored Links Instagram The rumors of Instagram spicing up Boomerang turned out to be true. It just introduced a host of creative tools, including an (arguably overdue) trimming feature. Much like the trim tool in your phone’s video editor, you can decide just where the animation loop starts and stops — no more re-recording a …

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The future of foldable tablets got clearer at CES 2020

Deja vu hit me in a big way at CES 2020. As one of Engadget’s PC beat reporters, I had been taking briefings with laptop makers to check out their news for the conference. From Lenovo and Dell to Intel, companies showed off devices with folding screens that were bigger than the Galaxy Fold’s 7.3-inch …

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Apple will replace some faulty iPhone XS battery cases for free

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget If you have an Apple smart battery case that’s no longer working correctly, don’t toss it yet: Apple might replace it free of charge. The tech giant has launched a replacement program for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR battery cases manufactured between January 2019 and October 2019. In …

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