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The FTC is looking into the Equifax breach

The Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating the massive breach revealed last week at credit bureau Equifax, which leaked personal financial information on 143 million people. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2h3QUEy

iPhone X announced with edge-to-edge screen, Face ID, and no home button

The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us, and it’s called the iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone 10”). from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2xvD7xL

Google Maps for Android Now Features Parking Support in 25 Cities

You (and everyone else) probably use Google Maps for getting around, hailing ride share services, and figuring out where to go for lunch. An update to the maps app for Android now adds the option to search for parking, making it even easier to get around certain cities. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2gpV45C

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Around 300 apps have been withdrawn from Google’s Play Store after they were found to be secretly hijacking Android devices to supply traffic for wide-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS)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

Apple Watch 3 Won’t Have ‘Obvious Change’ to Form Factor, LTE to Be Main Selling Point

The third-generation Apple Watch, expected to be introduced alongside new iPhones this fall, does not feature an obvious change to form factor, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2fF65nb

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Every day, Americans spend about $1.2 billion online. That figure has roughly doubled in the past five years, according to the Department of Commerce, and it’s likely to double again in the next five as the internet continues to devour traditional retail. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2ugIo6h

Apple Now Allows Developers to Test Apps With Up To 10,000 Users

Apple today updated its developer news site to let developers know that TestFlight tester limits have been expanded. Starting today, developers can invite up to 10,000 users to beta test their iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iMessage apps before the apps are released on the App Store. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2vmHDNQ

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