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Will Samsung remove the headphone jack in the Galaxy S8?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Samsung might remove the headphone jack and the home button, and 10 reasons to use Ubuntu Linux.

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23% off iClever Backlight Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for Smartphone, PC, or Tablet - Deal Alert

This ultra light portable keyboard features full standard-size keys, but folds into ⅓ of the size so you can pack it anywhere. Backlit with red, blue, or green at two brightness levels. Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy texture for...

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Google releases Android 7.1.1 images for Pixel and Nexus devices

Manually update your smartphone with the latest security, stability, and speed improvements

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Chrome bug triggered errors on websites using Symantec SSL certificates

The bug affected Chrome on all platforms, as well as the WebView component on Android

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Remote management app exposes millions of Android users to hacking

Man-in-the-middle attackers could exploit an AirDroid flaw to execute malicious code on devices

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Smartwatches wear out their welcome at Motorola

The company won’t be making time for -- or smartwatches with -- Android Wear 2.0

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First look: Android on Chrome OS is a poor fit

Even for a beta, the merger of Google's two operating systems is a disappointment that begs the question: Why bother?

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Android malware steals access to more than 1 million Google accounts

The Gooligan malware targets devices running older versions of Android

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Android: Netflix launches downloads for offline viewing

Also in today’s open source roundup: A first look at Fedora 25, and a review of the Sony Xperia XZ Android phone.

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Android: 10 best first person shooter games

Also in today’s open source roundup: How to set up the i3WM window manager, and do you prefer Pacman or Apt?

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A 7 year iPhone user switches to Android

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews openSUSE 42.2 Leap, and will developers move from Linux to Windows 10?

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50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

iPhones, Amazon gadgets, Android tablets, Windows 10 computers, Xbox bundles, big cheap TVs, and other Black Friday 2016 bargains

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First look: Visual Studio for Mac is here at last, almost

Xamarin-inspired IDE will allow C# and F# programmers to develop for iOS, Mac, and Android on a single machine, but is currently limited

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Facebook app drains Android battery life

Also in today’s open source roundup: What’s new in Fedora 25 Workstation, and DistroWatch reviews Endless OS 3.0.5.

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Firefox 50 released

Also, Total War: Warhammer is coming to Linux, and an Android user’s month with the iPhone 7 Plus

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This extremely soft, high-quality and machine-washable microfiber material absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate...

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Report: Backdoor access in the Blu R1 HD and other phones sent data to China

The spyware impacted some prepaid and international models, but Blu says that a software fix has patched the privacy breach.

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How did you get started with Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Playing Android games on a Chromebook, and the NES Classic has been hacked to run a custom Linux distro.

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