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  • Android Marshmallow: 14 new KILLER features

    Every year we’re used to Google releasing a slightly tweaked version of Android - but this time it’s pulled out all the stops. With new features like the battery-saving Doze mode – or the brand new Google Now on Tap, Android Marshmallow is the biggest update we’ve seen to Google’s mobile OS in a while. Here are 14 reasons we think Android Marshmallow is the best version of Android we’ve seen.

  • Remix OS EULA Asks to Waive Rights to All User Content

    Remix OS, a new desktop OS based on Android-x86 landed yesterday, but it comes with a pretty nasty EULA that should definitely be read by its users.

    Many people don’t bother to read the EULA for a new operating system or application, but that is always a good idea. Unfortunately, the EULA is a huge document and most of the time you need to be a lawyer to get the finer points.

  • Android.Bankosy Trojan Learns To Steal Your One-Time Passwords Sent Through Calls

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