Meet FlexPai from Royole, the world's first truly foldable smartphone, which you can buy right now for $US1318 directly from the company's website. I spent some hands on time with the device at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week and it was both brilliant and heartbreaking at the same time. Here's why.
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Google’s monthly Android Pie security update for January 2019 is available now. As with previous updates, it fixes numerous potential security shortcomings in the Android OS that could be exploited by hackers and malicious programs. While these fixes apply to all Android Pie devices, the January update also has Pixel 3 and 3 XL-specific fixes, which will reportedly bring improved audio quality for video recording.
iOS: There are so many task management apps out there that picking the perfect one for you is a task in itself—one you’ll likely want to track on a to-do list or, honestly, a huge spreadsheet. However, if you’re the one always stuck buying the groceries in your household, a brand-new feature you’ll find in Any.do’s app might bump it up to the top of your (app) shopping list.
It’s that time of year again when you’re working your smartphone overtime attempting to keep up with all of the memories of holiday parties, family gatherings, and pets you’ve wrangled into festive attire. If you’re working with any of the latest Android phones, including the Google Pixel 3 or Samsung Note9, then one of the best cameras on the market is already in your pocket.
This privacy-themed mobile browser gives you considerable control over the data your browsing sessions share with the websites you visit. Best of all, most of its anti-tracking features are enabled by default.
A recent Privacy International study found that 42.55% of the free apps in Google Play could share data with Facebook, and many popular apps share data with Facebook the second they’re opened.
Downloading Netflix right to your device is great - right up to the moment you run out of space and are left manually deleting every episode of Queer Eye to make way for the new season of Nailed It. But with Netflix's latest feature, Smart Downloads, Netflix queues up the next episode of your favourite show while simultaneously deleting the ones you've already watched.
Which Android app is worth a spot on your new smartphone or tablet? Trying to find the very best of the best is a challenging process, because there are millions of apps to pick from on the Google Play Store. Even if you just scan Google’s “top free” or “top paid” list on a daily basis, you’ll miss out on a lot of digital gems. Allow us to help you out with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for Android.
Working at home means you're surrounded by all of your stuff: from that pile of dirty dishes in your sink to that pile of laundry that's still unfolded. And maybe you have a pressing deadline along with a pressing need to sort that pile of books (you sure do have a lot of piles!). Good news: you can do both with the help of a few time management and chore management apps that can double as productivity boosters when you need to get a handle on your day.
Google's short-lived messaging service, Allo, is going the way of Google Reader, Google Health, and the Dodo bird. It's not a surprise — Google began porting and integrating some of the more interesting features (like Google Assistant and web support) from Allo into Messages app for Android earlier this year, signalling that Allo's time may be short. Yesterday, Google confirmed that it will soon be ceasing Allo support entirely in favour of the more widely-used Messages.
On Tuesday, Google posted patch notes for the imminent Android security update for December, which will roll out to all Android devices starting today. These monthly updates normally fix potential vulnerabilities for devices running Android 9, but this month’s update includes specific patches for Pixel phones in addition to the normal security updates. The patches include improved camera performance, fixes for screen flickering bugs and apps accidentally closing while running in the background, and several others.
It’s great when an app allows you to add extra security — a fingerprint scan or a depth map of your face, for example — to access its contents. In case someone ever gets their hands on your unlocked device (or figures out your PIN), it’ll be trickier for them to access critical apps, like your banking apps, if they don’t have your finger or face nearby.
Bad news for those of you with small hands or small pockets (or both): It looks like phones are staying big for the foreseeable future. But owning a handset with a big screen doesn't mean you can't operate it with just one hand if you need to — these are the software tricks and apps you need to familiarise yourself with.