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Google rushes out Docs phishing email fix

A phishing email has been receiving a lot of attention over the past day due to its sophisticated structure. And with the issue being heavily discussed online, Google has acted fast in an attempt to mitigate the damage.

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Topics come to Google+

Google+ has introduced a new way to discover content within the social network. The feature, called topics, does not just focus on what is trending within posts, but instead highlights areas across the platform.

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Samsung partners with Google for music service

Samsung and Google have made a surprise announcement, with news that the two companies have joined forces to deliver a custom Google Play Music experience. The revised service will be available to Samsung smartphone customers, with Google Play Music becoming the default music player on new devices.

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LeEco abandons plans to purchase VIZIO

Chinese technology company LeEco will not go ahead with its plans to purchase American television maker VIZIO. The $2 billion (€1.89 bn/£1.60 bn) deal has been cancelled, with regulatory difficulties being cited as the reason behind the decision.

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Bixby to gain German support

A clear requirement for an international company like Samsung is that its products are localised. And for the company’s AI project Bixby, the South Korean conglomerate has confirmed that German will be added in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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New graphene-based technology could replace flash memory

A research paper has pointed to the possibility of a new technology replacing flash memory in electronic devices. The graphene-based memory could offer a number of advantages over existing solutions, including cost savings and endurance improvements.

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Twitter offer big data savings with new mobile website

Twitter has launched a new mobile web experience, promising to deliver a reduction in data usage of up to 70 percent. The company claims that the website will still offer many of the essential features of a mobile app, while being better suited to slower and more expensive connections.

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Google Android vs Microsoft Windows market share - March 2017

Milestone in technology history as Android overtakes Windows to become world’s most popular OS

Android is now the world’s most popular operating system, capturing the position that for a long time has been held by Microsoft Windows. With 37.93 percent market share, Android edges out Windows which recorded a share of 37.91% in March.

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Android Nougat - security

Android 7.1.2 starts to roll out

What could turn out to be the last version of Android Nougat has started to be pushed to users. Owners of the Nexus Player set-top box and Pixel C convertible are reporting that Android 7.1.2 is starting to become available, outside the beta programme.

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Sony working on better smartphone audio

Sony’s Concept for Android programme has released a new firmware update, offering a revised audio engine. The new update, which has been made available for the Sony Xperia X, integrates the Sony Audio Effects Engine with Android’s standard MusicFX system.

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