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AutoMate and Android Auto

Some members may enjoy these apps AutoMate is a dashboard type setup on your phone screen and can use Here Maps.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitspice.a...

Android Auto will display Google Maps through your display screen on your car if equipped https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.and...

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Can someone discuss both Bixby and Google Assistant... benefits of both

I'm considering getting a new Samsung phone.

It's got "BIXBY" on it. It almost sounds like iPhone Siri, but I know little about it and I've not seen a lot written about it.

Can someone discuss the Bixby's capabilities compared to Google Assistant and how BIXBY compares to Siri?

Thanks in advance

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iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

Who is planning to get a new iPhone this year? Which one would you plan to get? I'm just curious

Nomorobo Beta for Android Now Available

The Nomorobo beta app for Android has just been released. Just in time for me, since my smartphone gets so many robocalls I am afraid to answer it!

The first 30 days are free and $1.99 per month after that, or $19.99 per year.

Nomorobo specializes in blocking robocalls, including spoofed callerID. The method they use to identify the spoofed callerIDs is secret.

New version of Smartphone LInk for iOS released today

New version released by Garmin today. Stability Improvements

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

I phone charging in car

I have the Iphone 5S, and when I try to charge it in my car charger, vis USB port, it discharges and loses power instead. Anyone hear of this before.

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Norman Singer

Android Auto failure

Just got back from a trip to Disney World. I used Android Auto and my smartphone and google maps for the trip there without any problems. On the way home a week later the app would fail on the phone continuously. Luckily I was able to use my on board navigation as a work around. At a stop I googled to learn a recent update to Android Auto was the culprit.

Camsam for red light and speed camera alerts

Testing the Camsam app on android along side with Google maps and I'm finding it pretty good with alerts. Alerts the warnings on the correct side of the road traveled. Tested about a week so it's not long term but it's surpassed several other apps that I had DL'ed and uninstalled.

IOS 11 Is Coming

iOS 11 was announced yesterday. What is your favorite new feature?

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Inside the 'Stalkerware' Surveillance Market, Where Ordinary People Tap Each Other's Phones

Surveillance starts at home.

This story is part of When Spies Come Home, a Motherboard series about powerful surveillance software ordinary people use to spy on their loved ones.

John* tapped out a simple text message to his wife in January 2016. "I love you," it read.

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Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris

Using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens, hackers managed to bypass the S8's iris scanner.

Biometric locks for phones are just getting more and more elaborate. Not content with fingerprints, some devices now offer facial recognition tech for accessing a device, and in the Samsung Galaxy S8's case, an iris scanner too.

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Apple's iCloud Keeps Forgetting To Delete Users' Synced Data

Users’ deleted notes should completely disappear from Apple’s servers after 30 days. However, ElcomSoft, a Russian company developing computer and mobile forensic tools, discovered that the deleted notes could still be extracted from Apple’s servers after the 30 days had passed, even though they were no longer visible to the users.
Deletes Notes Extracted From iCloud Servers

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Welcome To The Smartphone Squeeze: HTC Launches The U11

The history of HTC flagships has been a tale of ups and downs. In all the reviews of smartphones we’ve ever done at AnandTech, only two have ever held an AnandTech Gold Award: the iPhone 6S and the HTC M7. At the time, the M7 offered a great camera and specifications for its price, and ever since we’ve been waiting for HTC to return to former glory.

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POI Files for use with Android Sat Nav Apps

Hi Guys,

I have a few questions regarding POI files and Android Sat Nav Apps.

First one is can the POI files from POI factory be used/modified for use on an Android Sat Nav App.

Secondly, if they can be used, which Sat Nav App can be used?

Thirdly, ignoring POI files, which is the best Android Sat Nav App?

Do They Have Your Attention Now?: Hundreds Of Android Apps Silently Track Users With Ultrasounds

Researchers from the Brunswick Technical University in Germany discovered that many Android applications have used ultrasonic beacons to track users without their knowledge.

Ultrasonic Tracking

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iPhone 8 rumors: Wireless charging chips that will support both Qi and PMA

Rumors are already swirling about the “revolutionary” 2017 iPhone. Here’s all the latest.

Prease to read more here:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3193971/hardware/iphone-8-r...

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Smartphone Backup Camera System

I am thinking about getting a smartphone backup system for our older Suburban.

Has anyone purchased or used a smartphone backup camera?

If so, what system? How well does it work?

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Version 2.4.1 of Smartphone Link Released for iOS.

Released today. Further improvement to stability.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Samsung's Android Replacement Is a Hacker's Dream

These aren't my words. Someone else said / wrote this so if you want to argue, argue with them!

A security researcher has found 40 unknown zero-day vulnerabilities in Tizen, the operating system that runs on millions of Samsung products.

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Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

The Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, spy from a phone’s camera or microphone, and self-destruct

Maybe it's time to ditch these Stupid Smart devices and go back to paper and pencil?

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3187497/android/notorious-i...

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