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Official: Samsung presents Galaxy S10 on 20 February
Samsung has announced when its new flagship, the Galaxy S10, is presented. On 20 February an Unpacked event in San Francisco, where the new top-class device to the world is shown. The press conference on 20 February from the Samsung website to follow, and presumably there will also be a live stream on YouTube. In addition to the regular Galaxy S10, we get most probably also the larger Galaxy S10 Plus to see, as well as the smaller and cheaper Galaxy S10 Lite. About the prices and the release of the Samsung smartphones is still little known, although it is plausible that they in march in stores.
→ Read more about the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S10
‘Android Q get a full, built-in dark mode’
It seems that Android Q, the next new Android version, a built-in dark mode. It is likely to be a full-dark mode, which also Googles system apps a different look. There are all the different Google apps with a dark mode, like YouTube, Messaging and the Phone app. Moreover, in the most recent Android version is already an option for certain interface components, such as the quick settings panel and the launcher, dark colors. A dark mode is useful when you have your smartphone in the evening, because then you are less bothered by the bright light of the screen.
→ Read more about the dark mode in Android Q
Consumers ‘ association warns of dangerous Android apps, but the practice falls into
This week knew the Consumers quite a panic, to sow with the conclusion of a new report. Play Protect, the built-in antivirus app from Google, it would be only 56 percent of all of the dangerous apps to detect and stop. According to the bond should be other, paid-for antivirus-app download to have adequate protection in-house. There are, however, quite a few hooks and eyes to the research of the Consumers ‘ association. So it is not mentioned how many of the dangerous apps are actually in the Play Store, the place where the vast majority of all Android users are apps.
→ Read more in our analysis of dangerous Android apps
‘WhatsApp is going to protect it with your fingerprint”
The latest version of WhatsApp (2.19.3) is released in the Play Store, and contains one major update, as discovered Twitter user WABetaInfo. In the settings app under “privacy” will now have the option ‘Authentication’. The corresponding text (‘fingerprint’) reveals that WhatsApp is working on the ability to use the chat app to protect it with your fingerprint. The source says that the feature is still not working, but that he is the security method via a detour to the talk. Enabled to open WhatsApp only if you confirm your identity via the finger print scanner.
→ Read more about how to protect WhatsApp with your fingerprint
Interview: this 15-year-old the first to know how unannounced smartphones will look like
It is the nightmare of every smartphonefabrikant: a few days before the announcement of the new flagship is all of the information is already on the street. Very annoying for the manufacturer of course, but not for the responsible ‘leaker’. These are people who are always asked to know how unannounced phones will look like, and what specifications they have. The insiders are placing this information on Twitter, then web sites often a message to devote to it. But, how do they get this information? And why they decide this specifications, photos, and renders to leak? They get paid for it? We spoke with Ishan Agarwal, a fifteen-year-old leaker out of India which, inter alia, the Google Pixel 3 XL leaked.
→ Read more in our interview with Ishan Agarwal