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Android 11 Developer Preview 1 hands-on: Top new features

The next big installment in our favorite smartphone operating system is coming and we have been delving into “Android 11 Developer Preview 1” to figure out what might be the top new features of the eleventh OS iteration. As we saw with the first wave of Android 10 — formerly Q — builds last year, there are some notable and highly requested features being added right off the bat, with…
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Apple releasing second public beta of iOS 13.4 and more today

Apple will release the second public betas of iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 today. This comes after the update was released to developers yesterday, bringing even more changes to the Mail app. Update: The second public betas of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, and tvOS 13.4. The first beta…
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Android 11 DP1: ‘Columbus’ gives Pixels double-tap gesture for Assistant

The Android 11 Developer Preview, as the name implies, is primarily intended to be an early preview of Android 11’s changes so developers can make their apps compatible long before it launches. However, sometimes upcoming Pixel-exclusive features leak through, as is the case with “Columbus” which lets you do things like invoking the Google Assistant with a double-tap on the back. Over the…
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Microsoft set to bring its antivirus app to iOS and Android sometime this year

Microsoft launched a preview of its Defender antivirus software for Mac last spring and now the company is preparing to bring the app to iOS and Android something this year. For the mobile versions, it’s unclear exactly how it will work or what features will be available, but the antivirus software for iOS and Android could be more focused on preventing phishing. Microsoft announced that it…
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HTC teases Vive Proton ‘display headset’ concept for 5G smartphones

Now that its Vive and Vive Cosmos families have been firmly established as PC-tethered virtual reality headsets, HTC is tentatively looking towards a future where its hardware is used with 5G cellular devices, and considerably less bulky than its current goggles. That explains the company’s unexpected disclosure today of Project Proton, a pair of concept “display headsets” that could rely on…
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