WhatsApp is the biggest app yet to adopt a themed icon for Android 13

Themed icons were one of the biggest parts of the redesign in Android 12, allowing Google service’s logos to match the overall look of your phone. Android 13 allows for dynamic app icons across third-party services for the first time, so you now won’t have to ruin the Material You design on your homescreen if you want other apps to be easily accessible.

Link: WhatsApp is the biggest app yet to adopt a themed icon for Android 13
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Ring Android app flaw allowed access to camera recordings

Amazon has fixed a high-severity vulnerability in the Amazon Ring app for Android that could have allowed hackers to download customers’ saved camera recordings. The vulnerability was discovered by security researchers at application security testing company Checkmarx, who found and disclosed the vulnerability to Amazon on May 1st, 2022.

Link: Ring Android app flaw allowed access to camera recordings
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Grindr is the daddy of today’s dating apps – it wasn’t just about simpler hookups | Justin Myers

Disco. Brunch. Iced coffee. All beloved by the gay community way before they went mainstream. Similarly, no celebration of a decade of dating apps would be complete without acknowledging that the LGBTQ+ community ran to a different calendar there, too.The daddy of our contributions to…

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‘Do not click’: Millions of Aussies warned of new Apple Pay scam

Australians are being warned of a new scam targeting Apple Pay users across the country.The phishing text scam sees those who use Apple’s mobile payment service receive a message claiming their account has been suspended, and that they need to confirm their account details.The text is followed…

Link: ‘Do not click’: Millions of Aussies warned of new Apple Pay scam
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YouTube reportedly wants to Explore a navigation drawer on Android to help find content

YouTube is testing a new change for its “Explore” tab. The tests seek to remove the Explore page, opting for a navigational panel for it on the app’s home page. Early looks show a few clear categories for users to jump into quickly. YouTube is experimenting with a change on its Android app for its “Explore” section.

Link: YouTube reportedly wants to Explore a navigation drawer on Android to help find content
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The Android 13 Privacy Settings You Should Update Now

It’s late summer in the northern hemisphere, which means new phone operating systems are coming. In a few weeks, Apple will release iOS 16 to millions of iPhones and iPads around the world. Google, meanwhile, has already made the latest version of Android available—on some phones you can now…

Link: The Android 13 Privacy Settings You Should Update Now
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Apple security updates fix 2 zero-days used to hack iPhones, Macs

Apple has released emergency security updates today to fix two zero-day vulnerabilities previously exploited by attackers to hack iPhones, iPads, or Macs. Zero-day vulnerabilities are security flaws known by attackers or researchers before the software vendor has become aware or been able to patch them.

Link: Apple security updates fix 2 zero-days used to hack iPhones, Macs
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If your Apple Watch Series 3 restarts unexpectedly, Apple has a fix

Alongside iOS 15.6.1 and macOS Monterey 12.5.1, Apple also released watchOS 8.7.1 earlier today, August 17th, which aims to fix a very specific bug plaguing Apple Watch Series 3 users, as shared by 9to5Mac.
According to the release, Apple Watch Series 3 models were susceptible to reboot…

Link: If your Apple Watch Series 3 restarts unexpectedly, Apple has a fix
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Android 13-based MIUI beta program reaches the Xiaomi 12 series

Xiaomi releases its stable global build of its MIUI beta based on Android 13. The beta, for those enrolled, will be for the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro. This first beta phase is only open to a limited amount of 200 testers as the company made the announcement early in July. The Xiaomi 12 series is getting a beta for its MIUI software based on Android 13.

Link: Android 13-based MIUI beta program reaches the Xiaomi 12 series
via http://www.androidcentral.com

The 4 best Apple Labor Day 2022 deals

Sale dates really depend on the retailer. If you’re looking for a major appliance, you can expect those to ramp up closer to Labor Day – usually one week before, which would be around August 26.However, multiple factors make that an educated guess this year rather than a guarantee. First, there…

Link: The 4 best Apple Labor Day 2022 deals
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Google Cloud Carbon Footprint with Steren Giannini

Today Corey is joined by returning guest Steren Giannini, Group Product Manager, Google Cloud. Steren is back to discuss his Google Cloud 20% project: Google Cloud Carbon Footprint, an initiative that is now available for all Google Cloud customers to help them understand and reduce their carbon…

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