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Samsung is investigating claims of photos randomly sending to contacts

This could be bad.Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE By Jack Morse2018-07-02 23:03:51 UTC The contents of your phone’s camera roll are a window into your life — where you’ve been, who your friends are, and whether or not you have a proclivity for dick pics. And, if a scattering of claims on Reddit are to be believed, that window may have just been blown wide open.  A few Redditors are claiming that

BMW's new smartphone car key means you better not lose your phone

Unlock your car with your phone.Image: bmw By Sasha Lekach2018-02-26 23:11:42 UTC With your car keys in your smartphone it’ll be harder to misplace your keys — but the pressure is really on to keep track of your phone. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, BMW showed off a smartphone-enabled car locking and unlocking experience. BMW’s Digital Key will be available this July for BMW car owners

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

Image: Guardian project By Adam Rosenberg2017-12-25 22:29:45 UTC If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for that. Haven is an open-source project that Snowden developed in conjunction with Freedom of the Press Foundation and Guardian Project. You can find directions and links for downloading and installing it on the latter

Here are the first photographer-shot iPhone 8 pictures

It’s barely past the morning of the Apple iPhone 8 launch, and pro photographers have already posted some sweet shots taken with the new handset. As it’s done with the iPhones before this, Apple has continually tweaked and improved its cameras. The iPhone 8 and larger 8 Plus lenses are the same as their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, respectively. But it’s put the upgrade in a new

Why banning the sale of smartphones to kids is a bad idea

Why talk when you can text?Image: Silvia Otte/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-06-20 00:02:09 UTC Kids and their smartphones … amirite?  Parents around the world are acutely aware that once a child gets his or her tiny hands on a cellphone, it’s practically impossible to pry those sticky little fingers free. And, we’re told, this is unhealthy and bad.  So what if we made it illegal? This is the thinking behind