Apps And Software

Samsung Galaxy S10 sensor fooled by a 3D-printed fingerprint

Many new devices boast of heightened security with the addition of Touch ID, and the Samsung Galaxy S10, which debuted last month, is a prime example. A user of the Imgur image-sharing site, however, has challenged that notion.

Imgur user Darkshark said a 3D print of his own fingerprint fooled the Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and unlocked the device. Darkshark posted a video on Thursday showing the 3D print unlocking the phone.

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Topics: Security , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software

Use these five apps to stream TV shows and movies

With all of the streaming TV shows and movies out there, simply finding what to watch can be a hassle. But what if you already know what to watch but don't know where to stream it?

Individual services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime offer internal search, but if you have a specific show or film in mind, you probably want to search across all of them and more find the best price -- or an option... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Google Play will close Artist Hub by the end of the month

Google Play's Artist Hub is no longer accepting new sign-ups and will reportedly shut down April 30. The service, which lets smaller indie artists post and sell their music on the Google Play Store and Google Play Music, redirects new users to YouTube for Artists.

Google didn't immediately respond to a request for comment but told 9to5Google the move is part of its plan to replace Google Play Music with YouTube Music.

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Topics: Android Software , Android , Apps And Software , Music Software

Internet Archive rescued almost 500k songs that MySpace lost

If your MySpace music was deleted in last month's server migration disaster, the Internet Archive might have some good news for you.

On Wednesday, the nonprofit digital library unveiled the MySpace Music Dragon Hoard, a collection of 490,000 mp3 files from 2008 to 2010 on the long-abandoned social media site.

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"This set of 450,000 songs was done by an anonymous academic group who were studying music networks and grabbed 1.3... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Best iOS alternatives to the Apple Calendar app for 2019

While Apple offers a built-in Calendar app on the iPhone, there are other apps that offer more features to keep you on track. These calendar apps can keep you organized by reminding you of all of your upcoming tasks, meetings and events. Apple's iOS App Store has a multitude of download options like shared calendars, calendars with to-do lists, calendars that allow you to store photos and memos, and more.

Most of the apps are free, so you can try out... Read More »

Topics: Calendar & Time Management Software , iOS Software , Apps And Software

WhatsApp finally gives you control over which groups you're added to

Tired of getting added to random WhatsApp groups from strangers? Good news.

WhatsApp's latest changes give you control over groups you engage with on the messaging app. Instead of being added to a group without your consent, the app now lets you decide who can add you to a group, WhatsApp said in a blog postWednesday.

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Topics: Social Networking Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Google Duplex launching for iOS and Android devices

Google Duplex, the voice assistant that sounds remarkably human, is making its way to more devices. The new Google Assistant feature for booking restaurant reservations is rolling out for more Android and iOS devices in the US, a Google spokesperson confirmed.

The support page for Duplex, spotted earlier by 9to5Google, says Android devices running version 5.0 or later and iPhoneswith Google Assistant installed can use Duplex, but not everywhere. XDA Developers reported Wednesday that... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

AR shopping will be in the millions by 2020, report says

By next year, 100 million consumers will shop using AR either online and in stores, market researcher Gartner predicted Monday.

As part of that shift, 46 percent of retailers plan to integrate augmented reality or virtual reality tech into shopping experiences, according to Gartner's Unified Retail Retailer Survey conducted last summer.

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The introduction of 5G wireless networks will help push more stores into using AR and VR, Gartner... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Early access to The Elder Scrolls: Blades game is live for iOS and Android

Gaming studio Bethesda said on Twitter Wednesday that The Elder Scrolls: Blades is getting a limited early-access program on iOS and Android. The early access is part of the 25th anniversary celebration for the Elder Scrolls game series.

"Ready to play? We're inviting players in waves, so make sure to keep an eye on your email for the invite," Bethesda said.

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Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , Games

T-Mobile's free year of MLB.TV is a home run for baseball fans

T-Mobile is teeing up for another season as Major League Baseball's official wireless sponsor.

MLB's opening day is Thursday. To get customers primed for the great American pastime, T-Mobile is offering a full season of MLB.TV at no additional cost to its regular monthly subscribers.

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The subscription, the All Teams plan, includes hundreds of out-of-market baseball games and would regularly cost almost $120. You cn use All Teams... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software