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Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

Google announces ‘pick up where you left off’ activity card for mobile search, USA only at launch

Google’s newest search feature is ‘Pick up where you left off’, and while it’s a long name it essentially tells you everything you need to know. The new search activity card for mobile web and the Google App will surface previously visited sites and searches related to your current search. …

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Lenovo launches two hybrid Android Tablet/ Amazon Show devices, and they’re heading to Australia next month

It’s official, Dr Frankenstein or one of his descendants, is officially working at Lenovo because they just announced a new hybrid Android Tablet / Amazon Alexa powered “show mode” device, and I think I want one. The Lenovo Smart Tabs Powered by Amazon Alexa come in two varieties, the P10 …

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Google and Lenovo announce a new Google Assistant device category, meet the Lenovo Smart Clock

Who says everything leaks before a major tech announcement? Overnight at CES 2019 Google and Lenovo pulled a surprise rabbit out of their hat, if the rabbit was a new Google Assistant device category, Smart Clocks. Right off the bat, the Lenovo Smart Clock looks gorgeous; it’s clad in a …

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Samsung’s Bixby will soon talk to Google apps on your Android phone

In a world dominated by two voice assistants – Google Assistant and Alexa – Samsung keeps fighting to make their virtual assistant relevant. At CES this week Samsung announced that Bixby will soon be able to ‘talk with’ the Google Apps installed on your device. Exactly what this means is …

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New USB C authentication program could protect you against rogue devices (or unleash a nightmareish walled garden approach to accessories)

Standards. If only they were standard. When USB C first arrived on the market the new standard brought the promise of reversible connectors, interoperable accessories, faster charging and a whole host of other benefits. Unfortunately, the standard didn’t actually include a technology to enforce itself and as such we’ve seen …

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Up to 61% of Android Apps could be be sending your personal data to Facebook without your consent

Facebook has been caught with its hands in your personal data jar, again. It’s come to light that an SDK provided by Facebook to app developers has been siphoning off your personal data, without you ever logging into Facebook or giving consent. GDPR violation anyone? The revelations came after security …

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