Google Allo 14 reveals coming zoom and blur effects for quick selfie, new Allo web & Data Usage setting pages, more [APK Teardown]

Google Allo version 14 began rolling out just yesterday, but deep in the app’s code we’ve found details on some features that are new in this version, and a few in the works for future unreleased versions of Allo. Some of these, including new zoom and blur options for quick selfies, a new Allo for web setting page, and a new Data Usage page, we’ve managed to enable ourselves…

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Secure Folder is officially coming to the S7 and S7 edge to protect your private data [Video]

Samsung has officially announced that the Secure Folder application that leaked several days ago is now available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Now you don’t have to worry about anyone with access to your phone snooping through any private photos, documents, or information… as long as you’ve stored everything in Secure Folder…

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Project Fi adds high speed data for international markets, $150 discount on Nexus 6P

After making some major improvements to its coverage in the US, Project Fi is turning its focus to international markets with some huge updates today. Starting today Fi customers will have access to faster data speeds worldwide, thanks in part to help from Google’s partnership with European carrier Three.

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Planet Labs buys Alphabet’s satellite division Terra Bella, signs contract for Earth imaging data

Last month a report surfaced suggesting that Alphabet was looking to sell off its satellite division, Terra Bella. Google purchased the company — formerly known as Skybox Imaging — back in 2014 for roughly 0 million. Now, in a statement on their website, Planet Labs has announced that it will be purchasing Terra Bella from Google…

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No Samsung Pay customer data compromised by LoopPay hack, says Samsung

Samsung has said that a hack at LoopPay reported in the New York Times did not compromise any of its customer data. LoopPay’s technology forms part of the company’s electronic wallet offering, Samsung Pay.

Samsung Pay was not impacted and at no point was any personal payment information at risk. This was an isolated incident that targeted the LoopPay office network, which is a physically separate network from Samsung Pay. The LoopPay incident was resolved and had nothing to do with Samsung Pay … 

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Android Oreo appears to be disabling mobile data on some Pixel and Nexus devices, fix in the works

As with the release of any major operating system upgrade, there are sure to be bugs that pop up from time to time. With Oreo, we’ve already seen an issue that has enabled mobile data use while on Wi-Fi. The latest bug to be reported is one that disables all mobile data usage when a user has reached the end of their data limit, despite some apps’ data being prorated by the carrier…

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Latest Gartner data shows iOS vs Android battle shaping up much like Mac vs Windows

While Apple has seen declining sales of its iPhone over recent quarters, new data from Gartner provides another look into the decline facing Apple and the smartphone market in other regions. Overall, the data shows that smartphone sales worldwide grew 4.3 percent year-over-year, though Apple saw a 7.6 percent decline itself. When it comes to operating systems, iOS and Android continue their dominance.

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Google Chrome’s new Data Saver tool removes images to cut data use by up to 70 percent

Google’s latest Chrome feature includes more ways to improve your web browsing experience by reducing data consumption by up to 70%. Chrome’s Data Saver achieves the impressive consumption savings by blocking images when the web page initially loads, although it does give users the opportunity to manually select to show images if they want to. Google announced the development in a blog post yesterday

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