In the future, your phone will be your password on the web

W3C The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is working to eliminate the text-based password by using your phone as an authenticator. Similar to the two-factor authentication we use today, the W3C password solution would work for any site, as its browser-based, not account-based. This W3C password solution is already working with Mozilla Firefox, with more […]

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FTC reminds phone makers they can’t void warranties over repairs made using unauthorized parts

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nexus2cee_pixel-ifixit-teardown.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-391878 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nexus2cee_pixel-ifixit-teardown-728x429.png" width="668" height="394" /></a></p> <p>The Federal Trade Commission released a <a href="https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2018/04/ftc-staff-warns-companies-it-illegal-condition-warranty-coverage">statement</a> today saying it's sent warning letters several major companies in the US reminding them that it's illegal to stipulate warranty coverage is dependent on using prescribed parts and service providers for repairs. In addition to manufacturers of "cellular devices," warnings were also sent to companies that sell cars and video game hardware.</p> <p><span id="more-485287"></span></p> <p>Unless first-party parts or services are provided to consumers for free, requiring their use as a condition of a warranty is illegal under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the...

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Zuckerberg testimony: A paid version of Facebook, refuting a long-running conspiracy, planned Apple hit, and more

As we reported earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg today testified in Congress in a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees. Zuckerberg’s appearance before Congress comes following Facebook’s controversial relationship with Cambridge Analytica and other election meddling concerns. Thus far, Zuckerberg’s testimony has brought a few notable comments relating to Facebook’s handling of user data, […]

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Google Images testing new mobile-style UI for the web

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/unnamed.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-485270" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/unnamed-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Google doesn't often revise its interface for image searches, though it did <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/01/google-image-search-adds-badges-denote-recipes-products/">tweak the mobile UI</a> a bit in October of last year. The web version is now getting a similar treatment, complete with a new look for the gallery and a new image viewer.</p> <p><span id="more-485269"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-10-at-6.56.25-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-485271" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Screen-Shot-2018-04-10-at-6.56.25-PM-668x385.png" alt="" width="668" height="385" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>The current UI.</em></p> <p>The new gallery look being tested is a bit hard to explain, but in a nutshell, it mirrors the mobile UI. That means that there are...

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049: Android TV dongle, Assistant on Pixel C, Play Store design concept | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got a suspicious Android TV dongle that looks too real to dismiss, Google Assistant works on Pixel C, and Material Design 2-inspired redesign of the Play Store app. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/9to5google-daily-049.mp3 more…

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Hate spam calls? Try the new Google Phone app beta

There is a new Google Phone app beta that will give you early access to new features. The most prominent new feature is that suspected spam calls will no longer make your phone ring at all. While the beta does have new features, it is considered unstable until an official rollout. Back in 2016, the […]

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You can now reserve seats for Google I/O 2018 sessions via the updated schedule

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/session_detail_reservations.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-485256" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/session_detail_reservations-728x411.png" alt="" width="668" height="377" /></a></p> <p>Google I/O is now less than a month away, and Google has updated the website with all the events, keynotes, and sessions it will hold. The schedule could be changed at Google's discretion prior to the big day, but attendees can head to the I/O site right now to reserve seats for the sessions as currently listed.</p> <p><span id="more-485254"></span></p> <p>To get your seats, head to <a href="https://events.google.com/io/schedule/?section=may-8&utm_source=google&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=io18_reservationsopen">the I/O schedule</a> and browse the offerings. Sessions have a small ticket icon, which you can click to reserve a spot (provided you're logged in...

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[Update: Beta now live] Google Voice recruiting testers for new Wi-Fi (or mobile data) calling feature

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/04/10 3:06pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/10/google-voice-recruiting-testers-new-wi-fi-mobile-data-calling-feature/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/04/10 3:06pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">The Google Voice beta test for Wi-Fi and data-only calling has finally gotten underway. Users who registered their info when Google first announced this feature last week are now getting</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_voice-booths.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484195" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_voice-booths-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>For mobile users juggling a bunch of different devices, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/tags/google-voice/">Google Voice</a> can be something of a godsend. Not only does it let you share a single point of contact through which people...

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ZTE Axon 9 Pro listing revealed, joins vanilla Axon 9

The ZTE Axon 7 was one of 2016’s more affordable flagship smartphones, packing a slick design, great audio capabilities, and powerful internals for $400. We didn’t see a follow-up in 2017, but it looks like two successors are coming this year, in the form of the Axon 9 and Axon 9 Pro. We’ve previously reported […]

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Your Google Play Store review edit history is now visible to the public

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/play-review-edits-lede.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-485248" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/play-review-edits-lede-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>App reviews in the Play Store can sometimes be a quite useful resource. Like pretty much any platform for commentary online, you've got to have a discerning eye in order to sort the genuinely useful information from all manner of fanboi rants or misdirected attempts for customer service, but it's still an asset plenty of us turn to time and time again. If you contribute reviews of your own, though, you may want to start being a little more thoughtful about what you say, as now other...

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9to5Mac Daily 061: April 10, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/9to5mac-daily-april-10-2018.mp3 more…

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