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F8.2017

Facebook Releases Several New Open Source Tools for Video, VR

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Like most 21st-century companies, Facebook is all about the user experience, or UX. That's what all the new tools help create.
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Instagram Now Enabling Users to Save Images into Collections

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Instagram, which Facebook bought in 2012 for $1 billion, is starting to make new headway by adding features on a frequent basis.
WorldBackupDay2017

World Backup Day 2017: 'We Don't Know the Day Nor the Hour'

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Take a few minutes on this day, check and see if all the photos in your smartphone are being backed up to a cloud service such as Google, Dropbox or iCloud. Oh, and back up important docs, too.
WeatherChannel

Samsung, IBM Make Deal to Bring Weather Channel App to Smartphones

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The Weather Company delivers about 37 billion forecasts daily. Its products include a weather app that runs on all major mobile platforms globally and the world's largest network of personal weather stations.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Handsets

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Handsets Debut With Larger Screens, Thin Bezels

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The Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch display, while the S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. Both will run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPUs in the U.S.
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Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security

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Google made significant strides in 2016 to get more Android devices updated and reduce the number of harmful applications, but more work remains.
Daily Tech Briefing February 16, 2017

Google Tells RSA Show Audience How it Secures a Billion Android Users VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: How Google secures over a billion Android users; Amazon moves into teleconferencing business with Chime; Former NSA chief optimistic about cloud security; and there's more.

Samsung Note7 Full-Page Apology Ads Run in 3 Major U.S. Newspapers

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The move comes as the company continues to seek the cause of the battery fires and explosions that doomed Samsung's flagship Note7 phones.
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Google Patches 83 Android Flaws in November Update

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Vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm and the Android mediaserver continue to account for many flaws. Google fixed dozens of vulnerabilities in its November update.
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LG Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat OS to G5 Smartphones

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The Nougat operating system updates will start in South Korea and expand to other countries, including the United States, in the future.
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AT&T Prepaid GoPhone Plans With AutoPay to Get 33% More Included Data

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The carrier is increasing its 6GB and 3GB GoPhone data plans to 8GB and 4GB per month for customers who choose the autopay option.
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Samsung Evaluating AI for Use in Future Products, Including Phones

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New artificial intelligence capabilities could be included in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones when they are released in 2017.
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Samsung: Some 85% of Note7 Phones Have Been Returned Under Recall

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A month after all Note7s were recalled due to battery fires, Samsung is cutting Note7 recharge rates to 60 percent to encourage more returns.

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