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Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses

An Instagram bug allowed hackers to access contact phone numbers and email addresses for high-profile users, the company said today. The bug was discovered recently in Instagram’s application programming interface, or API, which the service uses to communicate with other apps. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2wp06XF

Google removes 300 Android apps for secretly hijacking phones for DDoS attacks

Around 300 apps have been withdrawn from Google’s Play Store after they were found to be secretly hijacking Android devices to supply traffic for wide-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, as noted by Gizmodo. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2xIKYUD

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch screen and dual-camera

How do you recover from one of the most disastrous episodes in consumer electronics history? That’s the challenge Samsung has confronted in the months leading up to today’s announcement of the Galaxy Note 8. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2wnn6ZE

Android Oreo officially arrives, but it isn’t on phones just yet

Google is pushing Android Oreo, the official name of the next version of the mobile OS, out of developer preview / public beta and onto its Android Open Source Project today. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2v88x8i

Google Play Music now works with Apple’s CarPlay

I really don’t know how many Android fans who’ve bought into Google’s ecosystem would favor CarPlay over Android Auto, but maybe Apple’s in-car software is your only choice. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2tLzrkS

This might be Google’s next Pixel XL

We’re likely still a couple months away from an official unveiling of Google’s next Pixel phones, but Android Police just published what could be the first image of the larger-sized device. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2sNlpQ0

Google launches “Backup and Sync” for Mac and Windows!

Google’s Backup and Sync desktop app is now available for download for Mac and Windows after a delay last month. Users now have the power to sync up anything, including photos and videos from cameras, SD cards, and USB devices, instead of their files remaining stuck in one place. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2t4tq7I

Snapchat’s newest feature shares your exact location!

Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2tY0cmV

The father of Android says it has ‘forced us to fight’ with technology

Here’s the big question for Andy Rubin, widely known as the father of Android: what’s next? The answer, in part, is that his new company is announcing an entire ecosystem of products that will work together: an intelligent assistant device for you home, a 360 camera, and (of course) a phone. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2rAason

The 10 biggest announcements from Google I/O 2017

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