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2/15/2019

Samsung's recent update to its wearables platform inadvertently revealed new products coming from the company, including a fitness band, a smartwatch and wireless earbuds. The update also verified previous rumors of a forthcoming watch dubbed the Galaxy Sport, though that product's new name is the Galaxy Watch Active.

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2/15/2019

New technologies are making it more important than ever for brands to deliver immersive and valuable experiences for consumers. Sound is at the cutting edge, writes Raja Rajamannar, MasterCard's chief marketing officer, and wise companies will adapt accordingly.

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Raja Rajamannar, MasterCard
2/15/2019

One of the first and most basic questions for app developers is whether to work in a native language for iOS or Android or opt to use one of the tools that assist with simultaneous app development for both platforms. Jon Evans explores the ins and outs and the consequences of each choice.

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Jon Evans
2/15/2019

LG has announced that several of its Wi-Fi connected smart appliances will receive Amazon Dash functionality. Consumers will be able to use the Dash replenishment feature by connecting the LG SmartThinQ app to their Amazon accounts.

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Digital Trends
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LG, Amazon
2/15/2019

Smartphones may grow more sophisticated thanks to the rollout of 5G, writes Jeremy Kaplan. Ignacio Contreras, director of product marketing with Qualcomm, says, "What will be proven over the next few weeks ... is that 5G phones can have a nice, slick design."

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Qualcomm
2/15/2019

Consumers will be able to try out North Focals through the company's North Mobile Showroom experience, which will be in Seattle Feb. 19-22. Consumers must book an appointment for the pop-up experience through the company's website.

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Digital Trends
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2/15/2019

Owners of the iPhone 7 or later models now have the option of getting a little buzz from Google's Gboard with the addition of haptic feedback for its keys. The feature is free and available in version 1.40.

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Google
2/15/2019

A number of illicit software distributors are using Apple-designed enterprise developer certificates to hack versions of Spotify and several popular games. The hacked products allow users to avoid ads in music streaming and get around rules and fees in games, thus cutting into revenues.

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Reuters
2/15/2019

Reddit is now offering advertisers the option of designating "app install" as a priority in their campaigns. The company will then aim native ads at users of mobile apps and allow them to access app stores with direct clicks.

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Reddit
2/15/2019

A flaw in the OKCupid app for Android opens users to possible phishing attacks. The vulnerability exposes usernames, passwords and personal data, according to security researchers.

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ZDNet